Phil Willmott Company To Present Double Bill At Union Theatre

Phil Wilmott presents a double bill with the Union Theatre

The Union Theatre and The Phil Willmott Company have announced a double bill to be staged at the Union Theatre in early 2016. The season will include the UK professional premiere of Brecht’s Fear And Misery Of The Third Reich, Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show and an Autumn transfer of Queen Lear by Shakespeare from the Union Theatre to the Tristan Bates Theatre. Fear and Misery In The Third Reich is a powerful, tragic and surprisingly funny play by Germany’s most influential playwright which shows people just like us, facing a tide of seemingly unstoppable evil. Brecht asks us to consider how we’d react if (or when) fanaticism were to unexpectedly grip our cosy world. In an interlinked series of snap shots from Hitler’s Germany children inform on parents, justice becomes a joke, old loyalties mean nothing and mere survival demands ruthless cunning. The double bill also sees the first UK … Read more

Aaron Tveit Joins The Cast Of Assasins At The Menier

Aaron Tveit

Tony nominated actor Aaron Tveit will join the cast of Jamie Lloyd’s production of Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Assassins will make Tveit’s UK stage debut. His credits include Next To Normal on Broadway and the film of Les Miserables. He is currently appearing in the hit television police drama Graceland. Casting for the production also includes Jamie Parker (The History Boys, Chichester Guys and Dolls), Harry Morrison (Guys and Dolls), Carly Bawden (Pippin, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), Stewart Clarke (The Return Of The Soldier, Chost, Loserville), Simon Lipkin (Avenue Q, Rock Of Ages), Mike McShane (Little Shop Of Horrors, La Cage Aux Folles), Harry Morrison (Crazy For You, Kiss Me Kate), Andy Nyman (Abigail’s Party), Jamie Parker (Proof, Ghost Stories), David Roberts ( Aspects Of Love), and Catherine Tate (The Catherine Tate Show, Doctor Who, Much Ado About Nothing). With music by Stephen Sondheim and Book by John … Read more

Anything Goes National Tour Announced

Anything Goes Tour

Stage Entertainment, in association with Sheffield Theatres, have  announced  the UK and Ireland tour of Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy, Anything Goes. Following its run at the Crucible theatre in Sheffield (28 November 2014 – 17 January 2015), the tour will open at the New Wimbledon Theatre Thursday 29 January 2015. Casting will be announced shortly. Directed by Daniel Evans and choreographed by Alistair David, this brand new production of Cole Porter’s classic, multi-award winning musical comedy, Anything Goes transports you to the magical age of tap dancing and high society. Rebecca Quigley, CEO of Stage Entertainment UK said: “I’m very excited to be working with Daniel and Alistair, whose work I have loved over the last ten years. They’re the perfect creative team to stage this hugely entertaining musical comedy.” Daniel Evans, Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director, added: “It’s 80 years since Cole Porter’s exhilarating score arrived on Broadway and … Read more

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