News for August 2013

News

 Dress Up as the King Of Pop to celebrate his birthday!

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is the current home for the umpteeth revival of classic Rogers and Hammerstein musical The Sound Of Music.  It's a musical that audiences have adored for over half a century, and this unique outdoor setting brings an extra level of magic to the heartwarming show.  The limited run show was recently forced to squeeze in an additional week due to phenomenal public demand, and the critics haven't been shy singing their praises either.

From the 26th to the 31st of August, Monty Python fans will be in for a treat at The Playhouse Theatre as Michael Palin appears as God in Spamalot.

Roddy Doyle's novel-turned-film and now West End musical about a North Dublin Soul band, The Commitments, has announced the casting line up for the upcoming Palace Theatre show.  As in the plot itself The Commitments will introduce an array of fresh, young and exciting talent, alongside established musical theatre performers. The producers felt it was important to recruit and unleash a cast that is as hungry and in some cases raw as the characters they are playing.

Currently in rehearsals and based on the 1991 film of the same name, The Commitments musical will begin previews at the Palace Theatre late next month.  Novelist Roddy Doyle on whose original book the film was based, says of the youthful cast: "What amuses me most is the fact that only one of them was born when I wrote the novel."   With most of the cast hot out of drama school the show will be a great platform for their talent and a springboard for their burgeoning careers.

A unique insight into From Here to Eternity, written by Tamara Harvey the director of the show

Teaser trailer released for A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Noel Coward Theatre.

London Theatre Direct Exclusive Offer. Book The Lion King Tickets Now!

The cast has been announced for the story of America’s most famous Depression-era folk legends, which opens at the King’s Head Theatre this summer.  In the title roles of Bonnie and Clyde, which opens on August 21, are Samantha Louise Clark as Bonnie and Tom Sword as Clyde. Joining them are Emma Jane Martin as Blanche Barrow, Gary Tushaw as Sheriff Ted Hinton and Christopher Burr as W D Jones.

Geronimo Rauch will take over the title role in The Phantom of the Opera from 2 September.  The iconic role has been played my numerous West End stars over the years including Michael Crawford, Ramin Karimloo, Marcus Lovett and John Owen Jones.   Rauch was a member of Argentinian boyband Mambrú from 2002 until 2005 before moving into musical theatre.

Michael Feinstein performs at The Palace Theatre this November for one night only, we take a look at the life of the "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook"

Comedian-turned actor Les Dennis has now joined the cast of Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre as King Arthur and will be in the role until 2nd November.  From 23rd September to 19th October he will be joined by pint-sized Star Wars and Willow star Warwick Davis as Patsy.  Musical theatre legend Bonnie Langford will remain in the role of The Lady of the Lake until the ens of the show's run, the 2nd November.

While War Horse at the New London Theatre continues it's hugely successful run, the cast of the touring production is announced.  

The National Theatre's War Horse currently performing at the New London Theatre has clocked up some amazing awards already.

Every Tuesday on Twitter we give our followers the chance to win tickets for a great West End show.  Recent winner Ann Fitzgerald snaffled some tickets for the critical smash Top Hat, currently playing at the Aldwych Theatre until October 26th.  Here are her thoughts on the show!

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