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Helen Anker to Star in Union Theatre’s First Essential Classics Production

West End and Broadway leading lady Helen Anker plays Hesione Hushabye in Heartbreak House, gathering the outrageously eccentric family of Captain Shotover together in their country house to save her young protégé from a marriage of convenience to an ageing industrialist. But the bride to be is not as naive as she appears,

2017-12-13T17:50:07+00:00 Wednesday, December 13, 2017|

Rita Sue and Bob Too Cancelled at Royal Court

The touring production of Rita Sue and Bob Too will no longer play The Royal Court Theatre following the departure of Max Stafford-Clark from Out of Joint.  The Royal Court and Out of Joint have made the following joint statement. “The Royal Court Theatre and Out of Joint have chosen not to present

2017-12-13T17:45:21+00:00 Wednesday, December 13, 2017|

Nativity! The Musical Plans 2018 Return

Back by popular demand and after sold out performances at The Eventim Apollo in 2017, Jamie Wilson, Entertainment One (eOne), Ramin Sabi and Belgrade Theatre Coventry have announced the return of Birmingham Repertory’s production of Nativity! The Musical at The Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London for an extended Christmas run in 2018. Producer,

2017-12-13T17:40:19+00:00 Wednesday, December 13, 2017|

Preview: Be Prepared at VAULT Festival

Following its premiere at Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Ian Bonar and Rob Watt collaborate once again to bring Be Prepared to VAULT Festival for a limited run. This is a heart-breaking and moving yet hilarious play about one man struggling to remember while another finds himself unable to forget. Tom’s a mess. Mr Chambers

2017-12-12T16:58:24+00:00 Tuesday, December 12, 2017|

Alice Cooper will Play King Herod in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live!

Alice Cooper, a seminal figure in rock ‘n’ roll whose compelling stage presence has made him a must see for five decades, has been cast as the flamboyant King Herod in NBC’s staged rock concert of Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, to be aired Easter Sunday, April 1st. Also joining the production is esteemed

2017-12-12T16:48:40+00:00 Tuesday, December 12, 2017|

Interview: Jessica Lazar Director of Stephen Berkoff’s East

In an exciting new revival, Steven Berkoff’s masterpiece East opens in January at the King’s Head Theatre, where it made its London debut in 1975. Full of wit, lust, and fury, East remains a startlingly original and influential piece of theatre – a triumphant shout of youth and energy. Its language veers from

2017-12-11T23:19:09+00:00 Monday, December 11, 2017|

Preview: On Monday Last Week at Etcetera Theatre

Adapted from a short story by award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Saaramaria Kuittinen's On Monday Last Week opens at the Etcetera Theatre in January/February 2018. This important new stage adaptation about immigration, culture and self-discovery, brought to life by director Erika Eva and producer Josephine Samson, examines the often-neglected female angle to the immigrant

2017-12-11T22:34:15+00:00 Monday, December 11, 2017|

Casting Announced for Oranges and Elephants at Hoxton Hall

Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall, today announces full cast for the world première of Oranges and Elephants, the first production in the venue’s all-female spring season Female Parts. The musical centres on two rival female gangs in Victorian London blending Music Hall, Fairground and Musical Theatre storytelling. Susie McKenna directs a cast

2017-12-11T22:30:21+00:00 Monday, December 11, 2017|

Royal Court’s Girls & Boys to Extend by a Week

An extra week of performances has been added today to the world premiere of Girls & Boys, written by Dennis Kelly and directed by Lyndsey Turner. The production will be running from Thursday 8 February 2018 – Saturday 17 March 2018. Girls & Boys, which sees Carey Mulligan playing the role of Women, runs

2017-12-11T22:25:47+00:00 Monday, December 11, 2017|