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  • Photo credit: 2017-18 cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Photo by Brinkhoff/Mogenburg)

    The full cast for the 10th anniversary production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been revealed. As part of the national tour, the show will open at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on 20 November, with tickets on sale now. David Breeds and Connor Curren share the role of Christopher Boone. Kate Kordel and Sophie Stone will play the role of Judy on alternate weeks, with Rebecca Root as Siobhan and Tom Peters as Ed.The cast is completed by Marc Benga, Jacob Coleman, Kofi...

  • Photo credit: Laurie Kynaston and Amara Okereke (Photos by Ruth Crafer and courtesy of Independent Talent)

    The full cast for the first London revival of Spring Awakening, opening later this year, has been named. Spring Awakening is at the Almeida Theatre from 30 November - 22 January. Rupert Goold will direct Spring Awakening, a coming-of-age musical that sees a group of teenagers discover their sexualities. Spring Awakening features a book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, with songs including "Mama Who Bore Me" and "The Song of Purple Summer."As previously announced, Laurie...

  • Photo credit: Bridge Theatre (Photo by Philip Vile)

    Ralph Fiennes will lead the cast of a new David Hare play, receiving its world premiere at the Bridge Theatre next year. Straight Line Crazy begins previews at the Bridge Theatre from 16 March, with an opening night on 23 March and performances to 18 June. In Straight Line Crazy, Fiennes will play Robert Moses, an American public official who created parks and bridges to improve the lives of New York City's workers. At the same time, grass root protests organised against his schemes and the...

  • Photo credit: Elizabeth McGovern (Photo by Simon Annand)

    Elizabeth McGovern will star in her brand new play, AVA: The Secret Conversations, portraying Ava Gardner. McGovern adapted the book of the same name too, with Ava: The Secret Conversations at Riverside Studios from 14 January - 16 April. Ava Gardner was a 1940s Hollywood starlet, often appearing in films alongside Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable. During her film career, her roles were overshadowed by marriages to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra. In AVA: The Secret Conversations,...

  • Photo credit: Arthur Darvill and Rachael Ofori (Photos courtesy of Royal Court)

    The full cast for the world premiere of Al Smith's Rare Earth Mettle has been revealed, finally opening at the Royal Court over a year after it was first scheduled. Originally billed to run in April 2020, Rare Earth Mettle is now at the Royal Court from 10 November - 18 December. Set on a salt flat in South America, a British doctor and a Silicon Valley billionaire meet at an abandoned train station. When the locals encounter these strangers, both parties wish to stake their claim on the land,...

  • Photo credit: The Choir of Man (Photo by Steve Schuff)

    Ahead of the West End premiere of The Choir of Man, the full cast has been revealed, including original cast members that have performed in the show worldwide. The Choir of Man begins performances at the Arts Theatre from 29 October, and The Choir of Man tickets are on sale now. The Choir of Man cast includes Tom Brandon as the Hard Man, Miles Anthony Daley as the Romantic, Daniel Harnett as the Joker, Alistair Higgins as the Maestro, Freddie Huddleston as The Handyman, Richard Lock as the...

  • Photo credit: Aisha Jawando (Photo by Manuel Harlan)

    After reopening earlier this year, a new booking period for Tina the Musical at the Aldwych Theatre has been announced, with performances now to 18 Dec. 2022. Tina the Musical will also begin a new partnership with Refuge, a national domestic abuse charity that will celebrate 50 years since opening their first shelter.On 10 October, a charity performance of Tina the Musical will take place, with alternate Tina Turner and Refuge supporter Chanel Haynes attending. Speaking about the partnership,...

  • Photo credits: Savannah Stevenson and Lydia White (Photos courtesy of Amanda Malpass PR)

    The full cast for the London premiere of Little Women at the Park Theatre has been named. Little Women begins previews at the Park Theatre on 11 November, with an opening night on 17 November and performances to 19 December.Based on Louisa May Alcott's nineteenth-century novel of the same name, Little Women follows the four March sisters: Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy in Civil War America. The Little Women musical features a book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein.The...

  • Photo credit: The Prince of Egypt (Photo by Tristram Kenton)

    A closing date has been posted for the West End premiere of The Prince of Egypt. The Prince of Egypt will play a final performance at the Dominion Theatre on 8 January, and tickets for The Prince of Egypt are on sale now. The Prince of Egypt musical is based on the biblical story as told in the Book of Exodus. It centres on Moses and Ramses, two brothers who are raised together but have different pasts. The Prince of Egypt features original music by Stephen Schwartz, as well as the Academy...

  • Photo credit: Jodie Comer (Photo courtesy of Prima Facie)

    Jodie Comer will make her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller's Prima Facie at the Harold Pinter Theatre next year. Prima Facie is at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 15 April - 18 June and Prima Facie tickets are on sale now.Prima Facie follows Tessa, a barrister who has worked her way to the top of her career. But when she's forced to deal with an unexpected event, she must work in line with the patriarchal power of the law, a decision she doesn't take lightly. Jodie Comer will...

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