Day: 13 June 2011

Wicked and Billy Elliot perform at free Summer launch event

It’s a big week to catch free performances of your favourite musicals. Ahead of this weekend’s annual West End Live event in Trafalgar Square, this Wednesday sees an opportunity to catch a free lunchtime concert featuring Victoria-based musicals Wicked and Billy Elliot.

A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson tickets at Arts Theatre starring Trudie Styler

Max Stafford Clark directs this delightful, acclaimed production adapted from James Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, starring Ian Redford as Samuel Johnson, Russell Barr as a host of characters from James Boswell to King George III and Trudie Styler as society hostess Mrs Thrale.

A British Subject tickets at the Arts Theatre starring Nichola McAuliffe

Following a hugely successful run in New York and the Edinburgh Festival, Nichola McAuliffe writes and stars in an extraordinary, true-life tale of international politics and the media about Mirza Tahir Hussain, a British Subject who spent 18 years on Death Row.

The Killing of Sister George tickets at the Arts Theatre starring Meera Syal

Meera Syal stars as actress June Buckridge, who plays a beloved nurse in a popular radio soap but in real-life is the gin-guzzling, cigar-chomping opposite of the sweet character she plays. This new production of Frank Marcus’s classic, controversial play is directed by Iqbal Khan and also stars Belinda Lang.

Park Avenue Cat tickets at the Arts Theatre in London

Slinky, sexy comedy from LA writer Frank Strausser starring Coronation Street’s Gray O’Brien, Josefina Gabrielle, Tessa Peake-Jones and Daniel Weyman. Directed by Glen Walford (Shirley Valentine).

Journey’s End tickets at the Duke of York’s Theatre

David Grindley’s multi-award winning production of R.C. Sherriff’s classic war drama based on the author’s experience in the trenches of World War 1. Journey’s End comes to London for a seven week season during its National tour.

Tony Award Winners: War Horse, Book of Mormon sweep Tony Awards; Mark Rylance named Best Actor

At a star-studded ceremony last night, Sunday 12 June 2011, at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the American Theatre Wing’s 65th annual Tony Awards were announced. British play War Horse triumphed at the awards winning 5 gongs, including Best Play. British actor Mark Rylance won a Best Actor awards for his performance in the Royal Court’s Jerusalem.

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