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.
Day: 13 June 2011
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.
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.
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.
London transfer for Broadway’s Driving Miss Daisy.
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).
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.
Marc Warren (Hustle) stars as charismatic rebel Cool Hand Luke in a powerful new stage adaptation of Donn Pearce’s acclaimed novel, directed by Andrew Loudon.
TONY AWARD WINNERS 2011
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.