Michelle Collins joins cast of new Park Theatre comedy

My Dad's Gap Year Michelle Collins

The full cast has been announced for new comedy My Dad’s Gap Year at London’s Park Theatre, led by Michelle Collins. Running from 30 January to 23 February, the play by Tom Wright follows the journeys of three characters. Dave, played by Adam Lannon, and his 18-year-old gay son William, played by Alex Britt, both find romance on an adventure to Thailand. Collins, best known from EastEnders and Coronation Street, will play William’s mum who embarks on her own journey of self-discovery after becoming newly single. They are joined in the cast by Max Percy and the previously announced Victoria Gigante. The production is directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair, with set and costume design by Sarah Beaton, lighting by Derek Anderson and sound by Benjamin Winter. The production will be accompanied by a full supporting programme and outreach activity. Two post-show talks will take place each week during the run, covering … Read more

Drink, Drugs And Homosexuality Feature In New Old Red Lion Production

If We Got Some More Cocaine I could Show You How I Love You at Old Red Lion Theatre

If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You, a new one-act  play developed out of The Minaturist’s 10th Birthday last November, will be presented at The Old Red Lion Theatre in September . The debut play of John O’Donovan, If We Got Some More Cocaine looks at gay love between two young men who haven’t seen much love in their short lives. A backdrop of violence, bravado and small-minded attitudes hangs behind this desperate rooftop drama. Ireland was the first country to legalise gay marriage by public vote last year, an exceptional turnaround considering homosexuality was only decriminalized by the government in 1993, after having their hands forced by the European court of human rights. If We Got Some More Cocaine… examines the defences and residual stigma associated with such a dramatic change in public perception in a short space of time, and the … Read more

Meet The Cast Of Twickeham’s Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd Cast Twickenham

On the 10th September Twickenham Theatre launch their inaugural season with an intimate production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Olivier Award winner David Badella will play the razor-wielding madman Sweeney Todd with Sarah Ingram as his pie-making partner in crime, Mrs Lovett. Joining Badella and Ingram will be Shaun Chambers, Chris Coleman, Zoe Curlett, Genevieve Kingsford, Mark McKerracher, Mikaela Newton and Josh Tevendale. Twickenham Theatre’s Sweeney Todd will be Directed by Derek Anderson with Musical Direction by Benjamin Holder, Staging by Lee Crowley, Set Design by Rachel Stone, Costume Design by Olivia Ward and Sound Design by Joel Price. This spine chilling new production will turn Sondheim’s Victorian masterpiece into a claustrophobically close experience that will thrill and terrify. Sweeney Todd runs from 10 September to 4 October Book tickets for Sweeney Todd at Twickenham Theatre

Sweeney Todd Launches New Twickenham Venue

twickenham theatre

A new 100 seat theatre will launch in September in West London with the Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd. Based above the London Road pub,The Twickenham Theatre is the brainchild of theatre producer Tony Green. “By offering a new dedicated venue for quality theatre and other entertainment we can give locals the opportunity to experience some of the West End on their doorstep, and Londoners a reason to come to Twickenham,” he said. Sweeney director, Derek Anderson says: “By setting the production in the intimate confines of Twickenham Theatre’s fascinating space with an ensemble cast and some clever staging, we can present Sondheim’s grizzly masterpiece as the claustrophobically close, blood-curdling, musical thriller it truly is; and enable the diabolical intricacy of Sondheim’s lyrics to come to the forefront.”

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