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  • Jennifer Saunders is set to star in a revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit in the West End next spring, it has been announced.Directed by Richard Eyre, Saunders will play clairvoyant Madame Arcati who stages a séance at a writer's home with the aim of gathering material for a new novel, only to call the spirit of his first wife instead. The role has been played by any great actors, including Alison Steadman, Angela Lansbury and Penelope Keith.The production, which premiered at Theatre Royal...

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    The London Palladium production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to return to the venue next summer after a riotously successful run at the theatre this year.Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical was directed by Laurence Connor, and starred newcomer Jac Yarrow in the title role to critical acclaim. LondonTheatre.co.uk's Mark Shenton said Yarrow was the "stand-out star" in role.Joseph, first performed in 1972, tells the story of the character of the same name from the...

  • White Christmas

    Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre, opening in November 2019.Olivier Award-nominated actor Michael Brandon joins the cast as General Henry Waverly, previously appearing in West End productions of Singin' in the Rain at the Palace Theatre and the titular role in Jerry Springer The Opera at the National Theatre.Brenda Edwards will play Martha Watson in the production, whose West End credits include We Will Rock You, Chicago and...

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    Tickets for the Jamie Lloyd Company production of Cyrano de Bergerac starring James McAvoy at the Playhouse Theatre are now on sale.Originally written by Edmond Rostand and adapted by Martin Crimp for the production, Cyrano de Bergerac follows the life of the titular character, a 17th century playwright who seems to have it all - apart from his true love named Roxane. In a society plagued by narcissism, he uses language in order to attract Roxane.Following previous announcements, James McAvoy...

  • James McAvoy

    Tickets are now on general sale for Cyrano de Bergerac, starring James McAvoy at the Playhouse Theatre in London from November.McAvoy will play the eponymous character of the tragic play, which is about a romantic poet and soldier who falls in love, but is too ashamed of his large nose to do anything about it.Bergerac was written by Edmond Rostand in 1897, but has received a number of modern-day revivals and adaptations, including films starring Christopher Plummer, Derek Jacobi and Gerard...

  • Les Miserables

    Casting has been announced for the return of Les Miserables to its West End home, the Sondheim Theatre (formerly known as the Queen's Theatre), following renovations and a temporary concert production of the musical taking place at the Gielgud.Carrie Hope Fletcher, who is currently starring in the concert version alongside Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and Matt Lucas, will reprise her role as Fantine when the production returns.She will be joined by Jon Robyns, who currently plays King George in...

  • Thriller Live

    The West End production of Thriller Live is set to close at the Lyric Theatre after 11 years of performances in London.The show, which celebrates the life and music of pop legend Michael Jackson, rattles through the singer's back catalogue from the early Jackson 5 days with his brother to some of his biggest hits including "Thriller", "Bad", "Billie Jean" and "Smooth Criminal".Thriller Live, which opened at the theatre on 21st January 2009, will play its final performance at the Lyric Theatre on...

  • Dear Evan Hansen cast

    Newcomer Sam Tutty has been cast in the lead titular role of Dear Evan Hansen as the Broadway production prepares for its West End premiere next month, as full casting is announced.Tutty, a recent graduate of Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, will make his West End debut in the role of Evan Hansen. He recently appeared in the European premiere of Once On This Island as Southwark Playhouse with British Theatre Academy.The role was originated on in the US by Ben Platt, who went on to...

  • Alan Davies

    Full casting for David Baddiel's first original stage play has been announced, ahead of a world premiere at the Soho Theatre next month.Titled God's Dice, the play will follow Edie, a university student in a physics class who wonders if they can scientifically prove the existence of God. Testing their marriage to a celebrity atheist author, the play will pit scientific and religious questions in a head-to-head battle.Alan Davies will star as Henry Brook, the physics lecturer. Best known for...

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