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JOANNE FROGGATT in Rabbit Hole

June 5, 2014 

UPDATE: THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATRE

Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt stars in David Lindsay Abaire’s powerful play Rabbit Hole at the Vaudeville Theatre

JOANNE FROGGATT in Rabbit Hole

JOANNE FROGGATT in Rabbit Hole

Directed by Nigel Harman, Rabbit Hole runs at the Vaudeville Theatre from 11 September to 22 November 2014.

Joanne Froggatt is best known for playing Anna, Lady’s Maid to Lady Mary Crawley, in hit ITV drama Downton Abbey.

Joanne’s stage credits include The Knowledge/Little Platoons at the Bush Theatre, All About My Mother at the Old Vic, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Manchester Royal Exchange, Playhouse Creatures at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Be My Baby at the Soho Theatre.

Her TV credits include Coronation Street, Bad Girls, Paradise Heights, Island at War, Life on Mars, The Street, Spooks, Robin Hood, and True Love. Her role as Anna in Downton Abbey has scooped her a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Joanne’s film work includes In Our Name, for which she won a British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer, Filth, uwantme2killhim? and Still Life.

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Rabbit Hole at the Vaudeville Theatre starring Joanne Froggatt

June 5, 2014 

UPDATE: THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATRE

The UK debut of Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Rabbit Hole at the Vaudeville Theatre starring Joanne Froggatt.

Acclaimed American playwright David Lindsay Abaire’s poignant and funny drama Rabbit Hole makes its UK debut at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Winner of the Pulitizer Prize for drama and nominated for a Tony Award, this new production is directed by Nigel Harman and stars Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) as Becca.

By turns witty, raw and heart-breaking, Rabbit Hole is powerful West End drama at its best.

THE STORY

Becca (Joanne Froggatt) and Howie Corbett are parents who have all that a family could wish for until one day their world is suddenly turned upside down and changed forever.
Eight months after this life-shattering incident, the young couple find themselves drifting perilously apart as the play charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

11 September – 22 November 2014 at the Vaudeville Theatre

THE CAST

Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt stars as Becca. Further casting to be announced.

Joanne Froggatt to star in Rabbit Hole at the Vaudeville Theatre

May 23, 2014 

Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist David Lindsay-Abaire’s play Rabbit Hole is to get its UK premiere this Autumn in the West End.

Joanne Froggatt

Joanne Froggatt

Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt has been cast in the lead role of Becca. The play will run from 11 September to 22 November 2014 at the Vaudeville Theatre, produced by Creative Management and Productions, James Quaife and Celia Atkin.

The play will be directed by Nigel Harman, who recently starred in I Can’t Sing! at the London Palladium, and previously starred in Shrek The Musical – which has a book and lyrics by Lindsay-Abaire. Harman is currently  directing the national tour of Shrek.

David Lindsay-Abaire’s play Good People is currently playing at the Noel Coward Theatre starring Imelda Staunton.

The play’s design is by Tim Hatley, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Ben and Max Ringham.

The original 2006 Broadway production of Rabbit Hole starred Cynthia Nixon, Tyne Daly and John Slattery and won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Lindsay-Abaire adapted his play into a screenplay for a 2010 movie starring Nicole Kidman.

In the play, the life of a happy couple is traumatised by the death of their young son in an accident.

Joanna Froggatt’s stage credits include All About My Mother at the Old Vic Theatre in 2007.

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Good People starring Imelda Staunton at the Noel Coward Theatre

March 21, 2014 

Hampstead Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s play Good People, starring Imedla Staunton.

Following a hugely successful run at Hampstead Theatre, GOOD PEOPLE transfers into the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre for a strictly limited run.

Starring Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen, Good People is a sharp, acerbic and funny play that traces the path of a woman’s life when a chance encounter with an old flame presents an opportunity to improve the quality of her life – but ends in comedy disaster!

Directed by Jonathan Kent and written by Pultizer prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, Good People won the New York Drama Desk Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play of the year.

Good People is designed by Hildegard Bechtler, with lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis.

THE STORY

If you were born in South Boston you’ve started life on the wrong side of the tracks, so just making ends meet will need all the energy you can muster. Imelda Staunton plays sharp-tongued single mother Margie, who will do anything it takes to pay the bills after losing yet another job. Hearing that an old boyfriend who has made good is in town, she decides to corner him – old loyalties should be good for something….

THE CAST

The cast of Good People includes Imelda Staunton as Margaret, Lloyd Owen as Mike, Lorraine Ashbourne as Jean, Matthew Barker as Stevie, Angel Coulby as Kate and June Watson as Dottie.

Imelda Staunton: Multi award winner Imelda Staunton was most recently on stage in Circle Mirror Transformation (Royal Court), Sweeney Todd (Chichester Festival) for which she won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, A Delicate Balance (Almeida Theatre) and Entertaining Mr Sloane (Trafalgar Studios). Film includes Pride, Maleficent, The Awakening, Another Year, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows and Vera Drake. TV includes The Girl for which she was nominated for Emmy and Bafta Awards, Psychoville and Cranford Chronicles.

Lloyd Owen: Lloyd Owen appeared at Hampstead Theatre in Loyalty in 2011. Other stage roles include The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre), Stuff Happens (National Theatre Live: 50 Years On Stage) (National Theatre), and Blood And Gifts (National Theatre). TV includes The Innocence Project, Inseparable and Viva Laughlin (UK and US series). Film includes Apollo 18 and Miss Potter.

REVIEWS

★★★★★ “Imelda Staunton is on sensational form in this smart play” Evening Standard
★★★★★ “Jonathan Kent’s assured and stylish production gives Staunton and Owen a chance to shine, but the supporting characters are on strong form, too” Sunday Telegraph
★★★★ Times, ★★★★ Telegraph, ★★★★ Guardian, ★★★★ FT, ★★★★ Independent, ★★★★ Daily Mail

Shrek The Musical to close at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London

September 3, 2012 

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory to replace Shrek at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

The producers of Shrek The Musical have announced that the show is to close at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London on 24 February 2013. The show opened at Drury Lane on 14 June 2011.

Shrek The Musical to close at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Shrek The Musical to close at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Based on the hit movie franchise, the London production was deemed to be the best production so far following a short and costly Broadway run in 2009. The show is expected to go on a UK tour in 2014.

Shrek producer Bill Damaschke, who is Chief Creative Officer for DreamWorks Animation, said that, “it is not without sadness that we have decided to leave next year”. DreamWorks plans to bring its productions of Madagascar Live!, and How To Train Your Dragon to the UK in 2013.

Sam Mendes and Caro Newling of Neal Street Productions, who manage the production in the UK, will now produce Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the venue next year, directed by Mendes. They have been searching for a large-enough home for the musical for a number of months, with the Theatre Royal Drury Lane always top of the list.

Shrek The Musical has book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori and is based on William Steig’s book and the DreamWorks animated movies. Direction is by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, with designs & costumes by Tim Hatley.

The show currently stars Dean Chisnall as Shrek, Neil McDermott as Lord Farquaad, Carley Stenson as Princess Fiona and Richard Blackwood as Donkey.

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Shrek The Musical Special Offer – Save £20.12

March 24, 2012 

SPECIAL OFFER: Save £20.12 on tickets to see  Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

Everyone’s favourite ogre has been brought to life in Shrek The Musical®, the spectacular stage show based on the Oscar-winning film.

Starring Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh, Richard Blackwood, Dean Chisnall and Neil McDermott,  Shrek The Musical is a joyous, magical musical now playing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London – and Westendtheatre.com presents our very first special offer to see the show.

Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and great fun for all ages. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.

Shrek The Musical originally opened on Broadway in December 2008 and was nominated for eight Tony Awards. And now this brand new production has opened in London full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery.

The London stage musical is based on the irreverent fairy tale from William Steig’s book Shrek and the Oscar-winning Dreamworks Animation film. The creative team includes directors Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and Rob Ashford (Promises, Promises), with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award winner Jeanine Tesori, scenic, costume and puppet design by Tim Hatley, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Peter Hylenski and choreography by Josh Prince.

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Shrek The Musical – Free Hotel Offer

January 6, 2012 

Everyone’s favourite ogre is brought to life when Shrek The Musical®, based on the Oscar-winning film, hits the London stage starring Kimberley Walsh, Richard Blackwood, Nigel Lindsay and Nigel Harman.

Shrek The MusicalProduced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Sam Mendes’ Neal Street Productions, the show will open at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in May 2011, with its opening night on 7 June.

An all-star cast includes Nigel Lindsay as Shrek, Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh as Princess Fiona, Richard Blackwood as the Donkey and Nigel Harman as Lord Farquaad.

Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.

Shrek The Musical originally opened on Broadway in December 2008 and was nominated for eight Tony Awards. Now a brand new production is coming to London full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery.

The London stage musical is based on the irreverent fairy tale from William Steig’s book Shrek and the Oscar-winning Dreamworks Animation film. The creative team includes directors Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and Rob Ashford (Promises, Promises), with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award winner Jeanine Tesori, scenic, costume and puppet design by Tim Hatley, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Peter Hylenski and choreography by Josh Prince.

The musical will be produced in London by DreamWorks Theatricals’ Bill Damaschke and Mendes’ Neal Street Productions under Caro Newling.

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Shrek The Musical Special Offer – Save £19

October 11, 2011 

SPECIAL OFFER: Save £19 on tickets to see  Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Nigel Lindsay, Richard Blackwood and Kimberley Walsh in Shrek The Musical

Nigel Lindsay, Richard Blackwood and Kimberley Walsh in Shrek The Musical

Offer Valid: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday performances 31st October to the 17th November

Everyone’s favourite ogre has been brought to life in Shrek The Musical®, the spectacular stage show based on the Oscar-winning film.

Starring Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh, Richard Blackwood, Nigel Lindsay and Nigel Harman,  Shrek The Musical is a joyous, magical musical now playing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London – and Westendtheatre.com presents our very first special offer to see the show.

Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and great fun for all ages. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.

Shrek The Musical originally opened on Broadway in December 2008 and was nominated for eight Tony Awards. And now this brand new production has opened in London full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery.

The London stage musical is based on the irreverent fairy tale from William Steig’s book Shrek and the Oscar-winning Dreamworks Animation film. The creative team includes directors Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and Rob Ashford (Promises, Promises), with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award winner Jeanine Tesori, scenic, costume and puppet design by Tim Hatley, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Peter Hylenski and choreography by Josh Prince.

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SPECIAL OFFER: Save £19 on tickets to see  Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Offer Valid: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday performances 31st October to the 17th November

Photos: Shrek The Musical – first photos and rehearsals

May 6, 2011 

First production photos released of Shrek The Musical, which starts previews tonight, 6 May 2011, at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

The major new DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions show is based on DreamWorks’ hit animated movie franchise and stars Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden as Princess Fiona, Nigel Lindsay (Four Lions) as Shrek, comedian Richard Blackwood as Donkey andNigel Harman (EastEnders) as Lord Farquaad.

The show officially opens on 14 June 2011.

Other members of the cast include Delroy Atkinson, Amy Beadel, Stephanie Bron, Dean Chisnall, Jon-Scott Clark, Ste Clough, Lee William-Davis, Ross Dawes, Lucie Downer, Alice Fearn, Michelle Francis, Ashley E Hale, Rosanna Hyland, Bradley Jaden, Aaron Lee Lambert, Emma Lindars, Grant Murphy, Spencer O’Brien, Landi Oshinowo, Damien Poole, Stuart Matthew Price, Jacqui Sanchez, Jonathan Stewart, Leigh-Anne Stone, Lucy Tapp, Karli Vale and Michael Watson.

The London stage musical, which previously played on Broadway and in Toronto and is currently on a US tour, is based on the irreverent fairy tale from William Steig’s book Shrek and the Oscar-winning Dreamworks Animation film, and tells the story of the swamp-dwelling ogre who embarks on a life-changing adventure in order to reclaim the deed to his land.

The creative team behind the show includes directors Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and Rob Ashford (Promises, Promises), with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award winner Jeanine Tesori, scenic, costume and puppet design by Tim Hatley, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Peter Hylenski and choreography by Josh Prince.

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Shrek The Musical announces full cast

February 23, 2011 

Shrek The Musical, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from 6 May 2011, has announced the full cast of the show.

Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden will star as Princess Fiona, with stage actor Nigel Lindsay (Four Lions) as Shrek, comedian Richard Blackwood as Donkey and TV actor Nigel Harman (EastEnders) as Lord Farquaad.

Produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Sam Mendes’ Neal Street Productions, the show will begin previews at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 6 May 2011, with its opening night on 7 June.

Other members of the cast will include Delroy Atkinson, Amy Beadel, Stephanie Bron, Dean Chisnall, Jon-Scott Clark, Ste Clough, Lee William-Davis, Ross Dawes, Lucie Downer, Alice Fearn, Michelle Francis, Ashley E Hale, Rosanna Hyland, Bradley Jaden, Aaron Lee Lambert, Emma Lindars, Grant Murphy, Spencer O’Brien, Landi Oshinowo, Damien Poole, Stuart Matthew Price, Jacqui Sanchez, Jonathan Stewart, Leigh-Anne Stone, Lucy Tapp, Karli Vale and Michael Watson.

The London stage musical is based on the irreverent fairy tale from William Steig’s book Shrek and the Oscar-winning Dreamworks Animation film, and tells the story of the swamp-dwelling ogre who embarks on a life-changing adventure in order to reclaim the deed to his land.

The creative team behind the show includes directors Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and Rob Ashford (Promises, Promises), with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award winner Jeanine Tesori, scenic, costume and puppet design by Tim Hatley, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Peter Hylenski and choreography by Josh Prince.

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