The team at WestEndTheatre.com get down to some celebrity producing at the Dominion theatre
Forget celebrity casting, when we’re slightly bored the team at WestEndTheatre.com like to play celebrity producers. This week we noticed the Dominion theatre has 6-7 weeks in the pre-Christmas season without a show. Well that was more than enough to spike our celebrity producing interest.
Over bacon butties and a few cups of tea we came up with a list of shows either touring or due to finish that we’d love to see popping into the West End.
First thing that came to mind was Tony Maudsly and Claire Sweeney in Hairspray, unfortunately there’s no reprieve for that tour and they will be rocking it in Liverpool, Manchester and Hull before heading down to Southampton and Brighton.
Hairspray: Verdict – NO
Next up was Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which was a huge hit at the Savoy with Robert Lindsay, however their tour is also jam packed with dates in Dublin, Bristol, Norwich and the New Wimbledon theatre in London.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Verdict – NO
Chichester Festival’s production of Mack & Mable finishes its run on 5 September, but then immediately starts touring.
Mack & Mable: Verdict: NO, but it will definitely transfer at some point.
With Chichester in mind, our thoughts turned to Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Barnum which was always tipped for a West End transfer but instead went on tour with the lovable Brian Conley who by all accounts still gets standing ovations even if he hasn’t quite mastered the tight rope yet. A quick look at tour dates and it’s a possibility.
Barnum: Verdict – MAYBE
Cameron and Disney’s co-production of Mary Poppins would be the perfect pre-Christmas show to pack out the barn that is the Dominion however it’s scheduled to be at the Newcastle Theatre Royal until 29 October 2015.
Mary Poppins: Verdict – NO
Legally Blonde? Always a crowd pleaser when it starred Sheridan Smith at the Savoy theatre, unfortunately with Jerry Mitchell all tied up with Kinky Boots this seems very unlikey.
Legally Blonde: Verdict – NO
Rachel Kavanaugh’s revival of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers featuring Alex Gaumon and Laura Pitt-Pulford, currently playing at the Regents’ Park Open Air theatre could possibly transfer. Reviews have been positive and if you skip over the fact it’s about a group of farm boys who abduct their future brides, it has some brilliant songs and exhilarating dancing.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers:Verdict – MAYBE
Impossible, currently playing at the Noel Coward theatre is shaping up to be a magical spectacular. With a Vegas feel, escapology, illusions and a man consumed by fire it’s not impossible that this show could transfer to the Dominion when it completes its run on 29 August 2015.
Impossible: Verdict – MAYBE