A fairytale cast for Branagh’s Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has revealed the full cast for Romeo and Juliet, the fifth production in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season. Joining Lily James as Juliet, Richard Madden as Romeo and Derek Jacobi as Mercutio is Meera Syal as the Nurse. Meera Syal said: “I’m so looking forward to joining such an exciting and prestigious company, and to be performing Shakespeare … Read more

Edinburgh hit Alan Turing play comes to the King’s Head

To Kill A Machine at Kings Head Theatre

Transferring to the King’s Head Theatre following successful runs in Wales and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 is Scriptography Productions’ To Kill a Machine. Catrin Fflur Hews’ play tells the story of war-time cryptanalyst Alan Turing through the lens of a gameshow. It examines his pioneering work considering whether a machine could think, asking the questions “what is the difference between a human and … Read more

Legally Blonde fully cast and ready to take Leicester by storm.

Tupele Dorgu in legally Blonde at Leicester Curve

Curve’s artistic director, Nikolai Foster, has revealed the full company for his new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde. The cast includes Tupele Dorgu who will play Paulette. Dorgu’s television credits include Kelly Crabtree in Coronation Street, Billionaire Boy, Cucumber, All at Sea,Waterloo Road and Merseybeat.  Her theatre credits include Educating Rita (Garrick Theatre), Chicago (UK Tour) and … Read more

Director Of Tobacco Factory Moves To Kneehigh Theatre

Ali Robertson

After eight years at Tobacco Factory Theatres, director Ali Robertson has announced his new appointment as executive producer at the acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre. Robertson said: “I have enjoyed eight fantastic years as Director of Tobacco Factory Theatres and believe it has become one of the foremost producing and presenting theatres in the country. “Under the direction of an exceptional staff and board the theatre works … Read more

The magic of The Vanishing Man at Vault Festival

Vanishing Man at Vault Festival London

David Aula and Simon Evans have teamed up to create a ground-breaking piece of theatre, The Vanishing Man, described as a “time-hopping, misdirection-abusing, mind-bending examination of what really happens when a man, in full sight of his audience, simply ceases to be”. “This is a show about magic. But not a magic show,” they said. It tells of Hugo Cedar, an Edwardian magician known as The Vanishing … Read more

Also on at The Vaults: Eggs by Florence Keith-Roach 24 February to 6 March

Eggs at the Vault Festival

Eggs is a dark comedy about female friendship, fertility and freaking out. This intimate two-hander by Florence Keith-Roach, which premiered to great acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, looks at gender disparity and the struggle of growing up as part of Generation Y. It is about young women trying to figure out who they are in a world where the untimely death of a friend, … Read more

World Premiere of Beacons at North London’s Park Theatre

Beacons at the Park Theatre

Tessa Peake-Jones, Paul Kemp and Emily Burnett will appear in the world premiere of Tabitha Mortiboy’s Beacons at Park Theatre (PARK90), presented by Attic Theatre Company. Directed by Philip Wilson (The Three Lions, How Many Miles to Babylon?), this new play tells of love, loss and midnight ice cream sundaes under the starlit skies of the South Downs. Tessa Peake-Jones is best known for her … Read more

Obama-ology writer returns to the Finborough with Don’t Smoke in Bed

Don't Smoke In Bed in Finborough Theatre

Following the success of last year’s production of Obama-ology, multi-award-winning African-American playwright Aurin Squire returns to the Finborough Theatre with another world premiere – Don’t Smoke In Bed, opening 6 March 2016. Don’t Smoke In Bed is a exploration of social and racial perception in contemporary America. Jamaican-American Richard and White-American Sheryl are starting a family together. When they agree to a series of ‘bedroom … Read more

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