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Samantha Womack talks about her ‘monster’ role in The Addams Family

Tell Samantha Womack that she looks like death warmed up and these days, she’ll take it as a compliment – it means she’s got her make-up right. Because if meeting a watery demise earlier this year in EastEnders wasn’t enough, Samantha’s latest project also sees her dabbling with death as she tours in the British […]

Cast announced for Agatha Christie’s courtroom drama Witness For The Prosecution

Casting has been announced for a major new production of Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie, opening on London’s South Bank this October. Catherine Steadman, best known for her role as Mabel Fox in Downton Abbey and nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in Oppenheimer will play the role of Romaine, while […]

Audra McDonald to do Live #TwitterTalks Q&A on 25 August 2017

Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald will complete her limited engagement portraying jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill on Saturday 9 September. The production, which won McDonald her record-setting sixth Tony Award, opened at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre in June to widespread critical acclaim and has […]

Check out these pictures from Knives In Hens at the Donmar Warehouse

A ploughman and his wife live a simple existence in a pre-industrial time, until the hated local miller ensnares them in a struggle of knowledge, power and attraction. David Harrower’s haunting and poetic thriller established him as one of the UK’s leading contemporary playwrights.  Multi-award winning director Yaël Farber brings her distinctive style to this tense, modern classic. They […]

If you can’t do 8 shows a week, should you be given the job at all?

Patricia Routledge, most famously known for her television role as Hyacinth Bucket in the 90’s television sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, made a rare appearance at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester last night to chat to Edward Seckerson about her extensive stage career. According to reports, Patricia took the opportunity to express her disappointment in how […]

Production photos released for Alan Bennett’s The Lady In The Van

Productions photos are today released for Theatre Royal Bath’s new adaptation of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van, directed by Jonathan Church. Running until Saturday 2 September, it marks the fifth and final production completing Jonathan Church’s inaugural year as new Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer Season. Olivier Award-winner Sara Kestelman (Filthy […]

Full cast announced for Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax at the Old Vic Theatre

‘I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees!’ The Old Vic Theatre today announces full casting for Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, which returns to The Old Vic stage for a limited run opening on Tuesday 24 October, with previews from Sunday 15 October 2017, prior to international dates in Canada and the USA. The […]

Check out these rehearsal images released of Robert Lindsay in Prism

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Terry Johnson’s delightfully witty and poignant new play Prism, based on the extraordinary life of double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff (An African Queen, The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus). Robert Lindsay returns to Hampstead Theatre as Jack, ‘the man who made women look beautiful’, and will be joined […]

Can a UK Touring show survive without celebrity casting?

People love to complain about celebrity casting in theatre shows and how actors train for years to be able to do the job that some people are plonked in to, just because they have been on TV but can a production survive without a name… especially on tour? Back in 2010, the Monty Python musical […]

ROYAL VAUXHALL: The untold story of Princess Diana’s secret night out

Commemorating the 20th anniversary since Princess Diana’s death – a new cabaret musical Royal Vauxhall. In 1988, Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett reportedly helped Princess Diana escape the pressures of palace life by dressing her in drag and smuggling her into London’s notorious gay pub: the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Twenty years after her untimely demise and […]

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