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  • A new life for the Queen's Theatre, now the Sondheim TheatreAhead of last night's re-opening of Les Miserables at the newly-redubbed Sondheim Theatre (formerly the Queen's), theatre owner and producer Cameron Mackintosh took members of the press on a quick hurtle around the theatre, from the upper circle to the stalls, accompanied by his long-serving archivist Rosie Runciman who had a collection of "before" photos to hand to remind us what it used to look like. He last did this when Hamilton...

  • Les Miserables

    Early on in the producing career of Cameron Mackintosh, he opened an original musical called The Card. In an introduction to the published lyrics of the legendary Alan Jay Lerner, Mackintosh recalls a conversation he had with Lerner after it opened. Lerner asked him how it was going; and Mackintosh remembers replying, "Not bad, but the problem was some weeks it made a little money, and other weeks it lost money." Lerner answered: "Ah, a succès d'estime - a success that runs out of steam."...

  • 9 to 5 the Musical

    Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley will rejoin the West End cast of 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre. They will reprise the roles of Violet Newstead and Franklin Hart Jr in the musical's West End premiere, with performances to 23rd May 2020.Louise Redknapp to play Violet NewsteadLouise Redknapp will return to 9 to 5 to play Violet Newstead, previously appearing in the musical last year. Redknapp's debut performance in 9 to 5 last year was delayed due to injury in rehearsals, with Caroline Sheen...

  • Bill Ward

    Ahead of the national touring production of The Glee Club which will play a limited engagement at the Kiln Theatre, the full cast has been announced. They will perform alongside Bill Ward in the show's revival, with performances at the Kiln Theatre from 4th June to 27th June.Bill Ward to play Bant in The Glee Club The role of Bant will be played by Bill Ward, who recently starred as Hugo/Loco Chanelle in Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. In the West End, Ward has also...

  • Waitress Desi Oakley

    Following the recent indisposition of Lucie Jones, as well as Jenna alternates Olivia Moore and Sarah O'Connor, American actress Desi Oakley will make her West End debut in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. She will join the cast from 13th January 2020, reprising her performance from the United States touring production.Desi Oakley to join cast of WaitressBroadway actress Desi Oakley will make her West End debut as Jenna, following her performance as Jenna in the American touring production of...

  • Following the recent news that School of Rock will close at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, David Fynn will reprise his performance as Dewey Finn. He'll star in the musical from 20th January for the show's final weeks, with a final performance on 1st March.David Fynn to play Dewey FinnFynn will return to the Gillian Lynne Theatre to reprise the role of Dewey Finn in School of Rock from 20th January. He previously originated the role in the West End, earning an Olivier Award nomination for best actor...

  • Hello, Dolly!

    Further casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Hello, Dolly! at the Adelphi Theatre later this year. Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell will star alongside Imelda Staunton in the musical, with performances from August 2020.Andy Nyman to star in Hello, Dolly!Previously playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, Andy Nyman will play Horace Vandergelder. Further theatre credits include Hangmen at the Royal Court and Ghost Stories in the West End, with Ghost Stories...

  • Cinderella Andrew Lloyd Webber

    A new production of Cinderella will receive its West End premiere later this year. The musical will feature music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and will begin performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from September 2020, with School of Rock closing at the West End venue in March 2020.Cinderella to open in the West EndAndrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella will begin performances from September 2020, with details on casting, performance dates and a performance schedule to be announced. Reinventing the...

  • Les Miserables

    Third time's the charm for Les Miserables, as Ian Hughes will step in for a limited engagement to play Thénardier at the Sondheim Theatre. Hughes takes over the role from Matt Lucas, who was previously scheduled to take over the role for six weeks.Ian Hughes to play ThenardierIan Hughes will reprise the role of Thénardier, joining the London cast of Les Miserables while appearing in the current international tour. In the West End, he has appeared in Guys and Dolls, The Lion King and The 39...

  • Come From Away

    Soon to enter its second year in the West End, new casting has been announced for Come From Away. The new cast will begin performances at the Phoenix Theatre from 10th February, with a current booking period to 23rd May.The new cast of Come From AwayThe role of Beverly/Annette and others will be played by Alice Fearn, who takes over the role from Rachel Tucker. Fearn's West End credits include Elphaba in Wicked, as well as Les Miserables, Shrek the Musical, Into the Woods and The Woman in...

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