Following a critically acclaimed tour, it has been announced by producers Tom O’Connell and James Seabright that Mart Crowley’s The Boys In The Band will transfer to London’s Vaudeville Theatre for a strictly limited two-week season from 7 February – 18 February 2017. Having sold out its five-week run at the Park Theatre and played to packed houses on it’s brief UK tour, the play’s original cast will move with the production to the West End. The production stars Olivier Award winner Mark Gatiss as ‘Harold’ alongside his husband Ian Hallard as ‘Michael’ – this will represent the first time in West End history that a male married couple will appear on stage together. They will be joined onstage by Daniel Boys, Jack Derges, James Holmes, John Hopkins, Ben Mansfield and Nathan Nolan. Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard said, “We’ve had an amazing time bringing this great play to a … Read more
Russell is the key to the trio, the ebullient, man-hungry, life-grabbing, and casually irritating Rose. Outhwaite is forthright and calming and when her world collapses, the pain is clear, bruising and sensitively conveyed. Her funeral oration in Act Two is especially good. Spiro imbues the most difficult character of the three with insight and understanding. Her final scene with Outhwaite is powerful indeed.
Following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, the latest production of Forbidden Broadway will transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre for a limited 11 week run from September 9th. A hilarious spoof on some of the biggest theatre stars and the shows they perform in, Forbidden Broadway has become an institution in New York where it has been performed at various venues since 1982. Three of the current cast members, Anna-Jane Casey, Damian Humbley and Ben Lewis will transfer with the production where they will be joined by Christina Bianco. Bianco has appeared in the US production of the show but is perhaps better known for her You Tube videos which have become an online sensation having been seen by over 10 million people. Menier artistic Director David Babani said he was “delighted and overwhelmed” with the critical response and “speed at which tickets had been sold out for … Read more
It has been announced that the West-End premier of Rabbit Hole starring Joanne Froggatt has been prostponed, This production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s play was due to have been presented at the Vaudeville Theatre from September. Producers, Creative Management and Direction, James Quaife Productions and Celia Atkin issues a statement saying ” Our production of Rabbit Hole will be postponed from the planned September opening at the Vaudeville Theatre as due to a late shift in schedules, it is unable to go ahead at this time.” The producers indicated that they hope to bring the play to London in due course. Meanwhile, it has been announced that Forbidden Broadway will transfer to the Vaudeville following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.