Hollywood star Luke Evans is coming back to where his career started.
The Welsh actor has announced that he is returning to the West End stage, to star in a play at the end of 2023.
On his social media channels, Evans said that: “As many of you will know, I started my acting career on the stage, It’s been 16 years since I did a play on the West End, that is way too long!! So, I’m thrilled to say that I have a big announcement for you all on July 5th. Tune-in here. So excited to share the news.”
Luke Evans spent 8 years performing in the West End early on in his career, in roles including Cameron Mackintosh’s Avenue Q and Miss Saigon, Jamie Lloyd’s production of Piaf at the Donmar Warehouse, and Boy George musical Taboo.
More recently the star has been working on the big and small screen, with parts in the Hobbit and Fast and Furious franchises, and in Disney live action movies Beauty and the Beast and Pinocchio.
In an accompanying video, Luke Evans said: ” Hey everybody, how’s it going? Happy Sunday. So, I don’t do a lot of these videos, I’m not great at them, but when I usually do them, I’ve got something interesting to tell you, and today I do. If you know anything about my career, you’ll know that I started on stage. I did eight years treading the boards, and loved every minute of it. That was 16 years ago, the last time I did a play in London, and I’m excited to tell you that I’m going back. I’m going to be doing a play at the end of this year in London, and I’m very excited. I’m also very nervous, and I’m looking forward to it very much to be entertaining you, where it all began for me, back on the West End stage. So, more information to come on Wednesday, and you’ll know what the play is by then, and where you can buy tickets. So, yeah, see you soon”.
Stay tuned for news of what London show Luke will be performing in, and when tickets will be on sale.