Thea Sharrock News

THE BODYGUARD Announces UK and Ireland Tour Dates, Beg. Feb. 12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce the UK and Ireland tour dates for Thea Sharrock's hit production of the West End musical THE BODYGUARD. The tour will open at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on Thursday 12 February 2015 before embarking on a two year UK and Ireland tour. Schedule below with further dates to be announced. (more...)

Scottish Premiere of THE BODYGUARD to Play King's Theatre Glasgow in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that Thea Sharrock's hit production of THE BODYGUARD will make its Scottish Premiere at the King's Theatre Glasgow on Wednesday 4 March 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alexandra Burke Performs THE BODYGUARD's Hits at WEST END LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2014

Alexandra Burke led the cast of THE BODYGUARD at WEST END LIVE 2014 performing hits from the show, including So Emotional, Run to You and I Wanna Dance with Somebody! (more...)

Photo Flash: Alexandra Burke Joins the Cast of West End's THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Last night (11 June 2014) the hit West End musical The Bodyguard celebrated Alexandra Burke joining the cast, playing the leading role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron. Burke plays opposite Tristan Gemmill who continues in the role of Rachel's bodyguard, Frank Farmer. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Kevin Spacey Stars in Old Vic's CLARENCE DARROW
by Review Roundups - Jun 06, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say below...Kevin Spacey returns to the role of pioneering lawyer Clarence Darrow after the critically acclaimed Old Vic Production of Inherit the Wind and the PBS film Darrow. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alexandra Burke in West End's THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Alexandra Burke has joined the cast of the hit West End musical The Bodyguard, to play the leading role of Oscar-nominatedsuperstar Rachel Marron. Burke plays opposite Tristan Gemmill who continues in the role of Rachel's bodyguard, Frank Farmer. The Bodyguard, playing at the Adelphi Theatre, runs to 29 August 2014. Check out a first look at Burke in the production below! (more...)

Kevin Spacey Admonishes Disruptive Audience Member At CLARENCE DARROW Opening Night Performance
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 05, 2014

Two-time Academy Award-winning stage and screen superstar Kevin Spacey is capping off his tenure as artistic director of London's acclaimed theatrical venue The Old Vic with a performance of the play CLARENCE DARROW and on opening night earlier this week the actor wittily lashed out at an audience member whose cellphone interrupted an important moment in the drama. (more...)

Richard Armitage, Anna Madeley and More Lead THE CRUCIBLE at the Old Vic - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Initial casting for Arthur Miller's The Crucible is announced. Richard Armitage, Anna Madeley and Samantha Colley are to play John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams in Ya?l Farber's new production at The Old Vic, with previews from Tuesday 24 June. The cast also includes Sarah Niles, Rebecca Saire and Zara White, with further cast to be announced. (more...)

Alexandra Burke Joins Cast Of THE BODYGUARD From June!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

On 2 June this year, Alexandra Burke will join the cast of the hit West End musical The Bodyguard, to play the leading role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron. Burke will play opposite Tristan Gemmill who continues in the role of Rachel's bodyguard, Frank Farmer. (more...)

Alexandra Burke to Take Over for Beverley Knight in THE BODYGUARD, June 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Following the recent confirmation that Beverley Knight will be leading MEMPHIS in the West End, the star has set her departure date from THE BODYGUARD for May 31. Now, The Daily Mail reports that The X Factor's 2008 champion Alexandra Burke will take her place at the Adelphi Theatre, beginning June 2. (more...)

Old Vic Announces 2014-15 Season; Kevin Spacey to Return to the Stage in CLARENCE DARROW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Old Vic today announced its programme for Summer/Autumn 2014. The CQS Space, The Old Vic in the round, will be home to the whole season of productions, continuing after Other Desert Cities which opens this month. The plays will be performed in the round, a transformation of The Old Vic's auditorium first seen for the award-winning 2008 production of The Norman Conquests. The season of productions is supported for the fourth consecutive year by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. (more...)

Ruthie Henshall To Join Cast Of BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Olivier award-winning actor Ruthie Henshall is to join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play Billy's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Henshall's first performance will be 12 May 2014, nine years to the day sinceBilly Elliot the Musical officially opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The internationally celebrated show which has now been seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide is currently booking to 16 May 2015and features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall. Stephen Daldry directs with choreography by Peter Darling. (more...)

Gameshow Presents THIS IS THE MOON, THAT IS THE EARTH Tour, Now-April 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Emerging company Gameshow are developing a new work exploring human relationships to the universe, which will tour to Ovalhouse, Camden People's Theatre and The Yard in 2014. This is the Moon, That is the Earth, will play with the nature of live performance and spark debates on issues both infinitesimally small and impossibly large. Questioning the nature and meaning of the distance between audience and performer, the two-man production will prompt audience members to ask why they are watching - and what they get in return. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Up for BBC Radio 2 Audience Award at Olivier Awards 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Bodyguard has been announced as one of the 16 West End productions eligible to receive the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award at this year's Olivier Awards 2014 ceremony on 13 April. The Audience Award is the only Olivier Award decided entirely by members of the public. Voting, which is now open, is at www.olivierawards.com/vote On 4 March four shortlisted productions will be announced. The winning show will then be announced, along with the rest of the winners, on the night of the ceremony at the Royal Opera House. (more...)

Beverley Knight Extends Run in THE BODYGUARD Through May 31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

Beverley Knight told the Daily Mail she has extended her run in the West End production of THE BODYGUARD through May 31, 2014. The musical is booking through August 2014. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Extends Books to August 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Starring Beverley Knight as Rachel Marron and Tristan Gemmill as Frank Farmer and based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, Thea Sharrock's hit West End production of The Bodyguard announces the release of over 300,000 tickets for sale, taking booking at the Adelphi Theatre to30 August 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: West End's THE BODYGUARD Celebrates First Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

Last night, 6 November 2013, the hit West End musical The Bodyguard celebrated its first Birthday at the Adelphi Theatre. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Danny DeVito & Judd Hirsch to Lead Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Begin. 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

Two stars of the landmark television series 'Taxi,' Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito, will reunite on the stage of the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in Neil Simon's 'The Sunshine Boys,' directed by Thea Sharrock. (more...)

West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)

West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)

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