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  • Amelie

    The touring musical adaptation of Amelie, based on the popular 2001 film, is set to run at The Other Palace in London over Christmas.With music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and a book by Craig Lucas, the musical is about a woman who can secretly influence the lives of those around her. It's based on the film by Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.Amelie will run at The Other Palace from 29th November to 1st February 2020.Audrey Brisson will reprise her role of...

  • Turbine Theatre

    Paul Taylor-Mills is set to open a new venue, the Turbine Theatre, as part of the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, which will have a focus on new work and reviving classics for a contemporary audience.The venue 200-seat theatre will be dedicated to generating new work, re-energising classics and powering the imagination. The venue will be located at Circus West Village on the banks of the River Thames, as part of redevelopment works to Battersea Power Station. It will be led by Paul...

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    This evening, 8th July, Jasmine Lee-Jones's seven methods of killing kylie jenner receives its world premiere at the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, in a production directed Milli Bhatia. First commissioned as part of The Andrea Project - a day of free events inspired by the life, work and legacy of Andrea Dunbar - this work was part of the Young Court's mission to expand the Royal Court's commitment to new voices.Tomorrow night, 9th July, Peter Gynt (as Ibsen's classic play has been...

  • Sondheim Theatre

    The Queen's Theatre is set to be renamed the Sondheim Theatre when it reopens after planned renovations later this year.Currently home to Les Miserables until 13th July, the Queen's Theatre is set to close until December to undergo restoration and renovate wartime bomb damage. In the meantime, a concert version of Les Mis will run at the Gielgud Theatre.Then, when Les Miserables returns to the theatre - the touring production will run in place of the original production - the theatre will be...

  • Casting has been announced for Lucy Prebble's new play A Very Expensive Poison, based on Luke Harding's book about the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko, which opens at the Old Vic next month.Tom Brooke will play Litvinenko, the Russian spy who was poisoned in London after he defected to MI6. Litvinenko died in London in November 2006 after being poisoned with the radionuclide polonium-210.Lloyd Hutchinson and Michael Shaeffer will play Dimitri Kotvun and Andrei Luguvoi, the two former...

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Images have been released for the revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium.Dramatising the story of Joseph as told in the Book of Genesis, Joseph celebrates its 50th anniversary since Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's concept album was first released, with the musical featuring songs including 'Go, Go, Go Joseph' and 'Close Every Door'.Jason Donovan returns to the West End to star as the Pharaoh in Joseph, previously playing the titular role in the 1991...

  • Two playwrights have claimed they were removed from the production of Tree, a stage show based on an album by actor Idris Elba set to run at the Young Vic after premiering in Manchester, after working on the project for four years.In <a href="https://medium.com/@toriandsarahburnbright/tree-a-story-of-gender-and-power-in-theatre-23b8a2468224" target="blank"a lengthy post on Medium, Sarah Henley and Tori Allen-Martin detailed the process of writing Tree, from conceiving the idea with Elba in 2015,...

  • Uncle Vanya

    Toby Jones and Richard Armitage are set to star in a new West End production of Uncle Vanya next year, produced by Sonia Friedman.According to the Daily Mail, Ian Rickson will direct Conor McPherson's new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov's play at the Harold Pinter Theatre, set to open in January 2020.Armitage will play the doctor Astrov and Jones will play the eponymous Vanya who both fall for the same woman, Yelena. Further casting is yet to be announced.Uncle Vanya will run at the Harold...

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