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  • The Prince of Egypt

    After an industry reading earlier this year, The Prince of Egypt will receive its West End premiere at the Dominion Theatre next year, it has been announced.Based on the 1998 DreamWorks animation film of the same name, The Prince of Egypt dramatises the story of Moses. Born a child of Israel, Moses grows up to become an Egyptian prince, later leading the Israelites out of Egypt, as told in the Book of Exodus. The film featured the voice acting of Ralph Fiennes, Sandra Bullock and Patrick Stewart...

  • Stephen Fry Mythos

    It has been announced that Stephen Fry will return to the stage for the first time in nearly 40 years to tour a stage adaptation of his book Mythos, with three performances at the London Palladium.Published in 2017, Mythos condenses a millennium of Greek myths, legends and stories, detailing the birth of the solar system and how humankind was created. The book was adapted for the stage and received its world premiere at the Shaw Festival in Canada last year.Mythos is the collective name for...

  • Hairspray

    Michael Ball will reprise his role as Edna Turnblad as Hairspray is set to return to London for a summer run at the London Coliseum next year.Ball appeared in the musical when it last ran in London, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre from October 2007. He has since appeared in Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street, for which he won an Olivier award, and is set to appear in the all-star concert production of Les Miserables, opening at the Gielgud this summer.With music by Marc Shaiman and...

  • Les Mis All Star Staged Concert

    Further casting has been announced for Les Miserables: All-Star Staged Concert to be staged at the Gielgud Theatre later this year.Rob Houchen joins the cast as Marius, first appearing in Les Miserables as Marius in 2013. Soon to star in this summer's production of The Light in the Piazza at the Royal Festival Hall as Fabrizio Naccarelli, his recent theatre credits include Eugenius at The Other Palace and Titanic at the Charing Cross Theatre.Bradley Jaden, who is currently playing Javert in Les...

  • Lungs Claire Foy and Matt Smith

    After starring together in Netflix's The Crown as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Claire Foy and Matt Smith will both make their West End debuts in an upcoming production of Lungs at the Old Vic.Written by Duncan Macmillan, Lungs is a two-character play that follows a couple named M and W, as they reflect upon what it means to give birth in today's society, with questions of carbon footprints and political dilemmas asked. Matt Smith played Prince Phillip in the first two seasons of...

  • Old Vic

    Matthew Warchus has announced his fifth season as artistic director at The Old Vic, which will feature The Crown actors Matt Smith and Claire Foy making their Old Vic debuts, plus a double-bill starring Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe.The season begins in August as dates are confirmed for the previously announced Lucy Prebble play A Very Expensive Poison. Based on the book by Luke Harding, the play tells the story of the events leading to the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvineko. Directed...

  • I was in New York last week, catching most of the round of new shows that opened to get in under the wire for eligibility for this year's Tony Awards, the nominations for which will be announced tomorrow (Tuesday 30th April). That means I saw 9 Broadway shows (plus one cabaret concert and the opening show at the new Shed arts centre in Hudson Yards) in 8 nights, seven of which I reviewed for our partner site, the New York Theatre Guide. Expect multiple Tony nominations for To Kill a Mockingbird...

  • Nativity!

    TV personality Rylan Clark-Neal is set to appear in the Christmas production of Nativity! the Musical when it returns to London's Eventim Apollo in December.Rylan, who first appeared on British TV screens in the 2012 series of The X Factor in which he finished 5th, is currently a regular presenter on ITV's flagship daytime show This Morning, and he also presents a Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 2.Nativity! will be Rylan's stage debut as he plays the role of The Critic, previously played by...

  • Jenn Colella & Rachel Tucker

    It could be argued that no new West End musical has had a greater impact so far this year than Come From Away. Although the marketing budget in advance may have been dwarfed by such predecessors as Hamilton and The Book of Mormon, who previously crossed over the pond with the level of hype that most producers can only dream of, Come From Away has relied on its ever-growing and always gushing word of mouth to gather momentum at London's Phoenix Theatre. Add to that the raving 5-star reviews as...

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