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  • The Man in the White Suit

    Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon are set to star in a stage adaptation of the classic 1951 film The Man in the White Suit, which is set to open at Wyndham's Theatre in September.The sci-fi comedy film, which starred Alec Guinness, tells the story of a textile worker Sidney Stratton who develops a fabric that never gets dirty or wears out. It sees Stratton rally against the establishment as authorities attempt to suppress his invention. Stratton will be played by Mangan, while Tointon will take on...

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    Casting has been announced for the return of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which is set to open at the Barbican later this year.Robert Tripolino, who recently starred in the Hope Mill Theatre production of Rags, will play Jesus while Richard Afonso, whose previous West End appearances include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Top Hat, will play Judas.Sallay Garnett, the Irish-Sierra Leonean artist who releases records under the name Loah, will...

  • Park Theatre

    Miriam Margolyes and Tracy-Ann Oberman are set to star in plays at the Park Theatre as the Finsbury Park venue announces its new season for the second half of the year.The first play of the programme in Park 200 is Bianca Bagatourian's The Time of Our Lies, directed by Ché Walker whose production of Intra Muros has just opened at the theatre. The play tells the story of American historian and professor Howard Zinn, whose bibliography includes the best-selling A People's History of the United...

  • Olivier Awards

    The 2019 Olivier Awards took place on 7th April 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall, with Come From Away and The Inheritance winning best new musical and best play respectively. Company won four Olivier Awards with Jonathan Bailey and Patti LuPone receiving individual honours, while Summer And Smoke took home two Olivier Awards for best revival and Patsy Ferran for best actress.The full list of winners from the 2019 Olivier Awards are listed below:Full list of 2019 Olivier Award WinnersBEST ACTOR IN A...

  • the Week Ahead - 08/04/2019

    Last night saw the presentation of this year's Laurence Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall - an event whose prestige has incrementally increased over the years since it reached a nadir with a weekday lunchtime ceremony in a West End theatre followed by a reception in a restaurant next door, and subsequently was presented over dinner in a hotel banqueting hall.But ever since it moved to the Royal Opera House and now the Royal Albert Hall for the last three rounds, it has found a venue that...

  • Luzia - Cirque du Soleil

    UPDATE: Cirque du Soleil - Luzia will be performed again at the Royal Albert Hall in 2022. Performances will take place from 12 Jan. - 12 Feb. 2022.Cirque du Soleil will return to the Royal Albert Hall next year with the European debut of Luzia.Amalgamating the Spanish words for light (luz) and spirit and rain (lluvia) in its title, Luzia marks the latest production to be performed by the circus troupe in Europe. Directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and freestylers...

  • Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell

    An immersive production of Keith Waterhouse's play Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell will be staged at the pub in which it is set when it opens at the Coach and Horses in Soho.The play is based on the life of journalist Bernard, who wrote The Spectator's 'Low Life' column from the mid-70s, but the line 'Jeffrey Bernard is unwell' often appeared in place of his copy when he was too intoxicated or hungover to produce his piece.Waterhouse's one-man play was first performed in the West End at the Apollo...

  • Katharine McPhee

    It has been announced that Katharine McPhee will play the role of Jenna Hunterson in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre with a final performance in June.McPhee originated the role of Jenna in the show's West End premiere, which began previews on 8th February before an opening night on 7th March.Waitress marks McPhee's West End debut, reprising her performance as Jenna from the Broadway production in 2018. Katharine McPhee will star in Waitress until 15th June where she will make her last...

  • Dear Evan Hansen

    Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming London transfer of Dear Evan Hansen, which is set to premiere in the West End this autumn. With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the show tells the story of a high school boy looking for a way to connect with his fellow classmates. It features the songs "Anybody Have a Map?", "Sincerely, Me", "You Will Be Found" and "Waving Through a Window".The musical was a huge success when it opened on Broadway, when it won six Tony Awards including...

  • Adrian Mole

    It has been announced that The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ - The Musical will receive its West End premiere later this year.The production follows Adrian Mole, a misunderstood teenager who feels that he is a 13¾-year-old intellectual that his family does not understand. Focusing on the worries and regrets of being a teenager, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole is based on a series of books by Sue Townsend and features an original book, music and lyrics by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary.The...

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