BWW Previews: The London Stage, March 2014
It's already March! How time flies when there's so much going on...
The beginning of this month will wish "goodbye" to well-established commedia dell'arte show One Man Two Guvnors, which closes on 1st March. However, previews for the much-anticipated X Factor Musical, I Can't Sing will open on the 5th, with the show properly opening on the 26th of this month. Whether you love or loathe reality sob-singing, this could be intriguing viewing.
From Here to Eternity, based on the novel of the same name, will also close soon. However, if you would still like to catch it, it is showing at the Shaftesbury Theatre until 29th March - as is 1984 at the Almeida Theatre. Headlong's production of Orwell's classic novel, as adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan promises a stimulating, interesting evening at the theatre for those who love the stage and for those who usually don't.
Theatreland is hardly being left bereft, though! The National Theatre's Shed is buzzing with activity as their fantastic Blurred Lines is followed by three shows in March - Chewing Gum Dreams, Home and Riverrun. For those who love kooky, daring theatre, this venue could well be for you, as it embraces an eclectic collection of playwrights and dramatic styles. Well-established Jersey Boys is transferring to the Piccadilly Theatre on 15th and on 25th, Fatal Attraction - based on the 1987 film of the same name - will open at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
Perhaps most importantly, though, on Sunday 2nd March, stars of the big and small screens (Juliet Stevenson, Adrian Chiles and Fiona Wade) and of the stage (Julie Atherton, Simon Lipkin and Cassidy Janson) will flock to The Queen's Theatre for one evening only. Aptly named You'll Never Walk Alone, this evening of music, musical theatre and speakers is raising money for the Phillipines Typhoon Appeal. With too many talented names to mention involved, this concert promises to be hugely entertaining as well as worthwhile - an ethical choice within theatre, if you will. And if that doesn't sway you, it's hosted by Gok Wan, who, as we all know, is just lovely.
May March bring you much theatre and much fun!