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  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    The complete cast for the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre revival of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican has been announced.Samuel Buttery will star as King Herod, with previous credits including Fat Blokes at Southwark Playhouse. Matthew Harvey will play Peter and Tim Newman will reprise his performance as Simon from Regent's Park.The cast is completed by Daniel Bailey, Bernadette Bangura, Robert Bannon, Cyrus Brandon, Melanie Bright, Georgia Carling, Dale Evans, Rosie Fletcher, Luke Hall,...

  • Two Ladies

    Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitešić will star as the first ladies of the US and France in the world premiere of Two Ladies at the Bridge Theatre, opening in September 2019.Written by Nancy Harris, Two Ladies follows Hélène and Sophia, the first ladies of France and America who find themselves in a side room while their husbands are negotiating international crises. As their spouses clash politically, Hélène and Sophia have to decide whether to trust each other and their husband's...

  • A new cast for the West End production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria is set to take over this summer.Nikki Bentley will take over the role of Elphaba from Alice Fearn, while Helen Woolf will play Glinda, taking over from Sophie Evans. The new cast will play their first performance on 22nd July.Both have appeared in the musical before, with Woolf playing Glinda and Bentley as standby Elphaba in the UK and Ireland touring production in 2018.Madame Morrible will be played by Kim Ismay, who also...

  • The Leeds Playhouse production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe will transfer to London for a Christmas run at the Bridge Theatre, it has been announced.Sally Cookson's production premiered at the Yorkshire theatre in 2017, and was the second production by Marianne Elliott and Chris Harper's new production company, which has gone on to produce Company and Death of a Salesman.The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe will run at the Bridge Theatre from 9th November 2019 to 2nd February 2020.The...

  • The Starry Messenger

    Another bank holiday weekend means a slightly curtailed week for London theatre openings, but there are still two big first nights: one at the National, the other at the West End's Wyndham's. And I'm going to sneak across the channel to Paris next weekend, too, to catch one of the last performances of a new production of Guys and Dolls - my all-time favourite musical - performed in English at the Theatre Marigny, directed and choreographed by Britain's Stephen Mear; whose production of Little...

  • the end of history...

    Full casting for the world premiere of the end of history... at the Royal Court Theatre has been announced, ahead of the show's opening next month.Set in 1997, the end of history... follows Sal and David, a middle-aged couple whose eldest children have come home from university for a family weekend, as they continue to teach their offspring left-wing political ideas.Award-winning actor David Morrissey will play David, delivering critically-acclaimed performances in television series including...

  • A new Lloyd Webber CinderellaYes, I already love a lot of Andrew Lloyd Webber's work - he's unquestionably Britain's commercially most successful musical theatre composer ever; but for anyone who thinks his best work came half a century ago now with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (being revived this summer at the London Palladium) and then Jesus Christ Superstar (the Open Air production receives an indoor transfer at the Barbican this summer), Evita (this year's Open Air offering),...

  • Shoshana Bean & Katharine McPhee

    "What's Inside" this month's edition of 5 Questions from Over the Pond, you ask? Well, we've decided to serve up a slice of mouth-watering, transatlantic pie to celebrate the two current leading ladies of the West End and Broadway productions of the hit musical Waitress!Ever since the story of Jenna - a talented pie-maker, stuck in a dead-end waitressing job and a loveless, abusive marriage - crossed the pond and began performances at London's Adelphi Theatre on 8th February 2019, audiences have...

  • Television presenter Matt Baker is set to make his Palladium pantomime debut this Christmas as the London Palladium stages a production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.Following the successes of Cinderella, Dick Whittington and last year's Snow White, pantomime will return to the Palladium from 7th December 2019 for a five-week run to Sunday 12th January 2020. Tickets for Goldilocks and the Three Bears go on sale next Friday, 31st May.Baker, known for presenting daily magazine programme The...

  • Dark Sublime

    The full casting for the upcoming world premiere of Dark Sublime at Trafalgar Studio Two has been announced.Written by Michael Dennis, Dark Sublime is a sci-fi comedy play that tells the story of Marianne, a sci-fi TV icon whose celebrity status is lower than before. When a fan wants her autograph, Marianne doesn't want anything to do with him. But, as they start to learn about each other, Marianne learns that, just like sci-fi, time and space makes a healthy relationship.Best known for starring...

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