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News for May 2014

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Bakersfield Mist opens to great reviews for Turner and McDiarmid

Bakersfield Mist Thursday 29 May 2014

Bakersfield Mist, marking the return to the London stage of multi award-winner Kathleen Turner, together with Tony and Olivier award winner Ian McDiarmid, has opened with some great reviews (and the front page of the Guardian!)  

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Two Set To Return To Garrick Theatre

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain - Part 3! Wednesday 28 May 2014

Horrible Histories is back! This time with more gruesome gore and foul facts to keep both children and adults entertained alike. Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Two! is set to return to The Garrick Theatre this summer.

Goodbye To Beverley Knight And We Will Rock You, Plus More This Week #WestEndWeek

By Andrew Tomlins
We Will Rock You Wednesday 28 May 2014

This Saturday (31st May 2014) marks the end of an era at the Dominion Theatre as We Will Rock You’s twelve year run comes to an end. Brian May and Roger Taylor will both make a special appearance during the finales of the two final shows. Tickets for the final week have been like gold dust, it seems everybody wants to see We Will Rock You one last time.

Interview: Handbagged’s Marion Bailey & Fenella Woolgar

By Andrew Tomlins
Handbagged Sunday 25 May 2014

Marion Bailey and Fenella Woolgar are currently starring as the older Queen and younger Margaret Thatcher in the West End transfer of Handbagged. Following its sell-out run at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn, Indhu Rubasingham’s production of Moira Buffini’s new play runs at the Vaudeville Theatre until Saturday 2nd August 2014.

Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt stars in Rabbit Hole at the Vaudeville

Rabbit Hole Friday 23 May 2014

Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt star's in the UK premiere of David Lindsay Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole at the Vaudeville Theatre, directed by her Downton co-star, Nigel Harman.


Miss Saigon Wednesday 21 May 2014

A celebrity packed audience including Stephen Fry, Julian Fellowes and Miranda Hart watched the return of Miss Saigon this evening as it triumphantly returns to the West End after 15 years.

Maureen Lipman & Harry Shearer star in Daytona at the the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Daytona Tuesday 20 May 2014

Maureen Lipman makes a return to the West End stage in Daytona which following a critically acclaimed run has transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited 8 week period beginning on the 28th June.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels extends run at the Savoy Theatre until March 2015

By Andrew Tomlins
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Sunday 18 May 2014

Jerry Mitchell’s production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has extended its booking period at the Savoy Theatre until Saturday 7th March 2015. Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley will continue to star as Lawrence Jameson, Freddy Benson and Christine Colgate throughout the new booking period.

Cast Changes In Billy Elliot & Once This Week, Plus More #Westendweek

By Andrew Tomlins
Billy Elliot Sunday 18 May 2014

Theatreland becomes cast change central this week, with cast members joining Once and Billy Elliot and leaving Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Welcoming 1984 And Saying Goodbye To I Can’t Sing #WestEndWeek

By Andrew Tomlins
1984 Sunday 18 May 2014

Another week of hellos and goodbyes lies ahead in theatreland.

Neil Morrissey To Reunite With Caroline Quentin In Relative Values At The Harold Pinter Theatre

By Andrew Tomlins
Relative Values Tuesday 06 May 2014

Neil Morrissey will reunite with his Men Behaving Badly co-star Caroline Quentin when he joins the cast of Relative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Morrissey joins the cast from Monday 26th May until Saturday 21st June, taking over from Rory Bremner as Crestwell whose 10 week run ends on Saturday 24th May.


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