It has been confirmed that the West End production of Spamalot will conclude its run at the Playhouse Theatre on Saturday 12th April. Headlong's 1984 will transfer to the Playhouse following its run at the Almeida Theatre from 28th April.
Friday, 7 March 2014
Photos have been released of Martyn Ellis as The Wizard in Wicked. The actor joined the West End production at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on Monday 17th February, replacing Sam Kelly who left the show due to ill health. Take a look at the pictures below (click on an image to enlarge).
Martyn Ellis famously played ‘Nicely Nicely Johnson’ in Michael Grandage’s acclaimed production of Guys and Dolls with Ewan McGregor at the Piccadilly Theatre. He most recently starred as ‘Harry Dangle’ in One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre/West End/Broadway) and as ‘Alfred P. Doolittle’ in Daniel Evans’ production of My Fair Lady with Dominic West and Carly Bawden (Sheffield Crucible).
Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will perform in the UK for one-night-only later this year.
An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on 12th July 2014. Kristin will perform hits from across her extensive career.
Best known for creating the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, the performer famously transitions between stage, television, film and boasts an accomplished singing career. She has received rave reviews for her television roles in Pushing Dasies, Glee and The West Wing and has also featured as a guest judge on American Idol.
Following the success of West End Eurovision 2013, the Make A Difference (MAD) Trust have announced that their annual fundraiser West End Eurovision will return to the Dominion theatre on 22nd May 2014.
Now in its 7th and FINAL year, producers have promised that the theatrical event will go out with a 'Boom Bang-A-Bang'!
West End Eurovision sees 10 casts from some of the biggest shows in the West End perform on the same stage for one night only; fiercely competing against each other for the coveted West End Eurovision trophy sponsored by Haagen Dazs.
CinemaLive and Digital Theatre have announced that, due to huge demand, Noël Coward’s Private Lives starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor will return to UK cinemas for a very limited release, including 76 participating Cineworld ‘Take 2’ cinemas on Thursday 20th March 2014.
This is the first time Cineworld have released an event cinema production under their ‘Take 2’ strand, which brings some of the year's biggest films back to cinemas.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
The Mistress Cycle (From Page To Stage)
Reviewed on Wednesday 5th March 2014
Described as a 'musical tale of sacrifice, destruction and renewal', The Mistress Cycle is the final musical to run as part of Aria Entertainment's season of new musical theatre writing at the Landor Theatre, From Page To Stage. The musical has book and lyrics by Beth Blatt and music by Jenny Giering.
Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Nick Payne’s new play Incognito. Joe Murphy will direct Remy Beasley, Paul Hickey, Amelia Lowdell and Sargon Yelda. The production opens at the Bush Theatre on Thursday 15th May (previews from 14th May) and runs until Saturday 21st June 2014.
Prior to its opening at the Bush, Incognito will preview at the Live Theatre Newcastle (3rd - 5th April), before premiering at HighTide Festival Theatre (10th - 19th May) and then touring to Live Theatre Newcastle (22nd April – 3rd May) and The North Wall (6th – 10th May).