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BLUFF - a Brand-New Musical Comedy Written Exclusively For Radio is Coming Next Month Photo BLUFF - a Brand-New Musical Comedy Written Exclusively For Radio is Coming Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021

Brand-new musical comedy Bluff, written exclusively for radio by Matt Cavendish and Ed Zanders is available to download on Monday 18 October, following a full studio recording with West End cast and musicians at Masterchord Studios London. The full radio-play, complete with foley sound effects, is designed to take the listener on a vivid journey through a larger-than-life world, accompanied by a live studio orchestra.

Naomi Sheldon Will Join Company Of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS on Tour and at The Barbican 2 Photo Naomi Sheldon Will Join Company Of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS on Tour and at The Barbican 2021
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) today announced that Naomi Sheldon will join The Comedy of Errors company to play the role of Adrianna on tour and at the Barbican this winter. Hedydd Dylan, who currently plays the role of Adrianna, will share the role with Naomi whilst the production is on tour, before leaving the company at the end of November to have her baby, when Naomi will take over permanently for the show's run at the Barbican.

Casting Announced for BRIEF ENCOUNTER at the Watermill Photo Casting Announced for BRIEF ENCOUNTER at the Watermill
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021

Full casting has been announced for¬†BRIEF ENCOUNTER,¬†a new production of Emma Rice‚Äôs stage adaptation of No√ęl Coward‚Äôs epic love story, based on the critically acclaimed 1945 film, that¬†will play at The Watermill from Thursday 14 October ‚Äď Saturday 13 November.

Reading Rep Theatre Announces Full Casting For DORIAN Photo Reading Rep Theatre Announces Full Casting For DORIAN
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021

Reading Rep Theatre today announce the full cast of DORIAN, a world première adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray written by Bruntwood Prize winner Phoebe Eclair-Powell, and RSC Associate Director Owen Horsley. Owen Horsley directs Andro Cowperthwaite (Dorian), Ché Francis (Henry) and Nat Kennedy (Basil).

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Initial Casting Announced For Alan Bennett's HABEA Photo Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Initial Casting Announced For Alan Bennett's HABEAS CORPUS
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021

The antics of the Wicksteed home are a darkly satirical merry-go-round in Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus.¬† Family, friends and the quest for sexual pleasures of the body (‚Äúcorpus‚ÄĚ) are the ruling passions in this farcical comedy of ill-manners. Through an escapade of mistaken identities and carnal encounters, one motto holds fast: ‚ÄúHe whose lust lasts, lasts longest.‚ÄĚ

Samantha Womack Will Play The White Witch in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE Photo Samantha Womack Will Play The White Witch in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021

Final casting was announced today for the smash-hit Leeds Playhouse production of C.S. Lewis' classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which begins a major tour of the UK and Ireland on November 2, 2021.   TV and theatre star Samantha Womack completes the cast to play Narnia's evil White Witch.

New Tour Dates Announced For PRIVATE LIVES Photo New Tour Dates Announced For PRIVATE LIVES
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Moss Empires will present The Nigel Havers Theatre Company in Noel Coward's gloriously entertaining PRIVATE LIVES.  This will be the inaugural show for The Nigel Havers Theatre Company, which will be touring the country with a wonderful line-up of theatrical gems. 

Full Casting Announced For CABARET in the West End Photo Full Casting Announced For CABARET in the West End
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2021

Full casting is announced today, Monday 6 September, for the musical¬†CABARET¬†at the¬†KIT KAT CLUB¬†in London‚Äôs West End. Joining the previously announced¬†Eddie Redmayne¬†as ‚ÄėThe Emcee‚Äô and¬†Jessie Buckley¬†as ‚ÄėSally Bowles‚Äô will be¬†Omari Douglas¬†as ‚ÄėCliff Bradshaw‚Äô,¬†Liza Sadovy¬†as ‚ÄėFraulein Schneider‚Äô,¬†Elliot Levey¬†as ‚ÄėHerr Schultz‚Äô,¬†Stewart Clarke¬†as ‚ÄėErnst Ludwig‚Äô and¬†Anna-Jane Casey¬†as ‚ÄėFraulein Kost‚Äô.

BRIEF ENCOUNTER and THE JUNGLE BOOK Complete Autumn Season at The Watermill Photo BRIEF ENCOUNTER and THE JUNGLE BOOK Complete Autumn Season at The Watermill
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021

Artistic Director Paul Hart and the team at Newbury's The Watermill Theatre have announced the final details of the 2021 autumn season, with performances scheduled through to the end of the year.

Full Casting Announced For LONE FLYER at The Watermill Theatre Photo Full Casting Announced For LONE FLYER at The Watermill Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021

Hull born actress Louise Willoughby will join the production to star as 'Amy Johnson' and Benedict Salter (whose previous Watermill credits include The Importance of Being Earnest and A Little Night Music) will reprise his original role, supporting her playing a series of other male parts.

Further Details Announced For GOING THE DISTANCE, Premiering Digitally In October Photo Further Details Announced For GOING THE DISTANCE, Premiering Digitally In October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2021

Sara Crowe stars as 'Em, Nicole Evans as 'Billie', Shobna Gulati as 'Vic', Sarah Hadland as 'Rae', Merch Husey as 'Kem, Matthew Kelly as 'Frank', Emma McDonald as 'Gail', and Penny Ryder as 'Maggie' with Stephen Fry as the 'Narrator'.

Casting Announced For ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT HARD ENOUGH at Small Photo Casting Announced For ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT HARD ENOUGH at Small Things Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2021

Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough, written by Cordelia O’Neill and directed by Kate Budgen, opens at Southwark Playhouse on 24 September with previews from 22 September and runs until 9 October.

First Details Of The Watermill Theatre's Autumn Season Announced Photo First Details Of The Watermill Theatre's Autumn Season Announced
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2021

Further details of the autumn season will be announced in September. Learn more here!

Photos: JUST SO Opens at The Watermill Theatre Photo Photos: JUST SO Opens at The Watermill Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2021

The third and final production of the Newbury’s The Watermill Theatre 2021 outdoor summer season, a semi-staged concert of Stiles & Drewe’s family musical JUST SO, inspired by the stories of Rudyard Kipling, opened on the main lawn Friday 30 July, and will play until Saturday 4 September.

David Suchet Will Ehbark on Tour With POIROT AND MORE, A Retrospective This Autumn Photo David Suchet Will Ehbark on Tour With POIROT AND MORE, A Retrospective This Autumn
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2021

David will retrace his steps as a young actor, visiting more than 20 theatres across the UK before a final performance at the Stockton Globe on 19 December.

AMELIE Director Michael Fentiman Visits THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST Photo AMELIE Director Michael Fentiman Visits THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jul 26, 2021

With AMELIE in its third month at the Criterion Theatre in the UK and a new cast album widely available since last summer, the quirky musical is establishing itself as a fan-favorite. 

Naomi Peterson Joins the Cast of Mercury Theatre's  BASKERVILLE! Photo Naomi Peterson Joins the Cast of Mercury Theatre's BASKERVILLE!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021

Naomi Peterson joins the company in the role of Miss Stapleton and others, joining the previously announced Richard Ede (Sherlock Holmes), Marc Pickering (Stapleton and others), Eric Stroud (Doctor Watson), Naomi Peterson (Miss Stapleton and others), Phil Yarrow (Sir Henry and others).

Cast Announced For Tour of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE; Plus Check Out an Al Photo Cast Announced For Tour of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE; Plus Check Out an All New Trailer!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2021

The Pevensie children are:  Ammar Duffus as Peter, Shaka Kalokoh as Edmund, Robyn Sinclair as Susan and Karise Yansen as Lucy.   Aslan is played by Chris Jared, Mr Tumnus by Jez Unwin, Mr Beaver by Sam Buttery and Maugrim by Michael Ahomka-Lindsay. 

Full Casting Announced for the West End Return of HAMILTON Photo Full Casting Announced for the West End Return of HAMILTON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021

Meet the cast of HAMILTON in the West End for the return performances which begin on 19 August 2021 at the Victoria Palace Theatre. 

THE BALLAD OF MARIA MARTEN Will Tour This Autumn Photo THE BALLAD OF MARIA MARTEN Will Tour This Autumn
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2021

Elizabeth Crarer (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Theatre Royal Haymarket; Macbeth and Matilda The Empress, Rabble Theatre Company) will return as Maria Marten, alongside Jessica Dives (Pride and Prejudice and Merry Wives of Windsor, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Macbeth and Hamlet, Young Shakespeare Company) and Susie Barrett (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Vaults; The Gruffalo, West End).

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