It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
DCI Banks star Andrea Lowe joins the cast in the role of Teresa Phillips.
Following the announcement that Bill Kenwright's production of How the Other Half Loves by Alan Ayckbourn will extend its West End run by transferring from the Theatre Royal Haymarket to the Duke of York's Theatre, final casting for the transfer has just been confirmed.
Taking over the role of Teresa Phillips from Tamzin Outhwaite will be Andrea Lowe, who is best known for playing DS Annie Cabbot in the popular ITV series 'DCI Banks'. She will join the rest of the cast who will continue in their roles, including Olivier Award nominee Nicholas Le Prevost as 'Frank Foster', Jenny Seagrove as 'Fiona Foster', Jason Merrells as 'Bob Phillips', Matthew Cottle as 'William Featherstone' and Gillian Wright as 'Mary Featherstone'.
The production initially opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket to strong reviews with many praising the strong direction and cast: "It's a phenomenally well-choreographed scene, superbly staged by veteran Ayckbourn director Alan Strachan" (LondonTheatre.co.uk). The run at the Duke of York's Theatre will begin on 7 July, where it is currently booking to 1 October 2016.
"As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses’ intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary Featherstone become hopelessly stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery and with no idea as to how they’ve become involved. The plot crescendos to two disastrous dinner parties on successive nights, after which the future of all three couples seems in jeopardy…"
How the Other Half Loves originally opened in the West End in 1970 at the Lyric Theatre where it ran for 869 performances.
The production is directed by Alan Strachan and features set and costume design by Julie Godfrey, lighting design by Jason Taylor and sound design by Dan Samson.
Tickets for the new booking period are now on sale.