Alex Jennings stars as Alan Bennett in Untold Stories at the Duchess Theatre, featuring two autobiographical recollections by Alan Bennett – Hymn directed by Nadia Fall and Cocktail Sticks directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Month: January 2013
Save up to £20 on tickets to see the ultimate Beatles tribute show LET IT BE at the Savoy Theatre in London.
Mark Rylance directs Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones in Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Vic Theatre this Autumn.
Following a smash-hit run at the National Theatre, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time heads into town starring Luke Treadaway
TV and stage star Jennifer Ellison is joining Adam Cooper in Singin’ in the Rain at the Palace Theatre from 18 February 2013.
The Society of London Theatre has released a trailer promoting the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award, part of the 2013 Olivier Awards.
Winners | Olivier Awards 2013
Nominations | Olivier Awards 2013
Awards Night | Olivier Awards 2013
Welcome to this year’s microsite for the 2013 Olivier Awards.
The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed stage production of War Horse today releases over 100,000 new tickets for sale for the West End production, taking booking at the New London Theatre to 15 February 2014. War Horse, which has now been seen by over 1.6million people in London and by over 3 million people worldwide, received its world premiere at the National Theatre in October 2007.
The Society of London Theatre’s 2012 Box Office figures, published today (29 January 2013), show that despite unique factors affecting theatregoing in 2012, its members’ combined Box Office remained robust, with both ticket revenue and attendance figures slightly up compared to 2011.
ITV will be the official television broadcast partner for the 37th Olivier Awards with MasterCard, the UK’s highest stage honours, which take place on Sunday 28 April 2013 at the prestigious Royal Opera House.
The Society of London Theatre has announced that this year’s Olivier Awards will be broadcast by ITV.
Production photos of Quartermaine’s Terms at the Wyndham’s Theatre starring Rowan Atkinson.
HENRY GOODMAN in The Winslow Boy
The Producers of the eight time Tony award-winning musical Once today announce that Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cvitešić will lead the cast as Guy and Girl respectively in John Tiffany’s West End production of the Broadway hit musical opening at the Phoenix Theatre in Spring 2013.
David Tennant returns to the RSC in the title role of Gregory Doran’s production of Richard II
Thriller – Live, the spectacular concert show that celebrates the music of the world’s greatest entertainer and undisputed King of Pop, Michael and the Jackson 5, is celebrating selling 1,000,000 tickets in the West End and starting its fifth amazing year at the Lyric Theatre.
Save up to £15 on tickets to see Singin’ In The Rain at the Palace Theatre in London.
The Barbican and the RSC today announce a new production of Shakespeare’s Richard II with David Tennant in the title role at the Barbican from Monday 9 December 2013 to Saturday 25 January 2014. Tickets go on sale to Barbican and RSC members from Thursday 7 March and to the public from Monday 18 March. The play will be directed by Gregory Doran as part of the RSC’s winter 2013 season and it will transfer to the Barbican in December after its run in Stratford in the autumn.
Production photos of The Judas Kiss at the Duke of York’s Theatre starring Rupert Everett
Michael Grandage has announced the final casting for his production of Peter and Alice, a new play by John Logan that forms part of his season of plays at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Today full casting is announced for Peter and Alice – John Logan’s new play which continues the Michael Grandage Company Season at the Noel Coward Theatre. Joining Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw are Olly Alexander, Ruby Bentall, Stefano Braschi, Nicholas Farrell and Derek Riddell. The production follows the critically acclaimed Privates on Parade, and opens on 25 March, with previews from 9 March, and runs until 1 June 2013.
Thea Sharrock’s hit production of The Bodyguard, which opened in December last year, today announces the release of over 250,000 tickets for sale, taking booking at the Adelphi Theatre to 28 September 2013. Starring Heather Headley (to 10 August 2013) as Rachel Marron and Lloyd Owen (to 7 September 2013) as Frank Farmer and based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, Sharrock’s production of this new musical has book by Alex Dinelaris.
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick today announced further casting for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. Alongside Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, the cast will include Nigel Planer as Grandpa Joe, Clive Carter as Mr Salt, Jasna Ivir as Mrs Gloop, Paul J Medford as Mr Beauregarde, Iris Roberts as Mrs Teavee and Myra Sands as Grandma Georgina.
RUPERT EVERETT in The Judas Kiss
LUKE TREADAWAY in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
HELEN MIRREN in The Audience
THE CRITICS’ CIRCLE THEATRE AWARDS – WINNERS 2012
Subsidised theatres The Young Vic and the Tricycle were amongst the winners of the annual Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards
The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2012 were hosted today by its Chairman, Mark Shenton, theatre critic for the Sunday Express and daily blogger for The Stage website, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London.
Fresh from her victory on BBC 1’s Strictly Come Dancing in December, Flavia Cacace is reunited with her professional dance partner, Vincent Simone, for the third consecutive year, in their highly successful, record-breaking show, MIDNIGHT TANGO. Since the show first began in April 2011, it has sold nearly 500,000 tickets throughout the UK and Ireland, meaning almost half a million people to date have been seduced by Vincent and Flavia’s hot and sensual show.
Live cinema broadcast for Great Expectations
International Cast To Join Robin Windsor & Kristina Rihanoff Strictly’s Karen Hauer Brings Latin Fever To The Shaftesbury Ballroom Dance Sensation To Open On Monday 11 March
Matthew Dunster will direct Rodney Ackland’s Before The Party at the Almeida Theatre from 21 March – 11 May 2013, with press night on 28 March. Based on a short story by Somerset Maugham, Before The Party has designs by Anna Fleischle with lighting by Philip Gladwell and sound by Ian Dickinson. Dunster’s production of Before The Party will be the first in over 25 years.
The Royal Opera’s artistic directors, Antonio Pappano, Music Director, and Kasper Holten, Director of Opera, today outlined their artistic plans for new operas to be presented at the Royal Opera House from 2013 to 2020. More than 15 new operas will be presented, both on the main stage and in the Linbury Studio Theatre. Four composers will also be given an unprecedented challenge to work on an epic operatic event for 2020.
STOMP has just celebrated the most successful year in its 11-year West End run. The multi-award winning, international hit show has enjoyed a phenomenal year at its London home, with 135,000 walking through the doors of the Ambassadors, breaking the record for highest annual audience ever at the theatre.
Disney’s THE LION KING defied industry expectations in a year that many industry experts had predicted would be challenging for theatres. Performing to almost 800,000 people at London’s Lyceum Theatre, the show grossed over £38.6M – breaking its own record for the eighth consecutive year and once again setting a new record for highest grossing year in West End theatre history.
Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) and Seth Numrich (Golden Boy) star in Tennessee Williams’s powerful and poetic play Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Marianne Elliott (War Horse).
Acclaimed actor James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Atonement) stars as Shakespeare’s Macbeth in Jamie Lloyd’s new production at the Trafalgar Studios. Also starring Claire Foy.
For the first time in the West End, the Dickens classic Great Expectations is staged in a brilliant and haunting new production directed by Graham McLaren and starring Paul Nivison, Taylor Jay-Davies and Paula Wilcox.
American Justice is Richard Vergette’s drama about guilt and redemption in America’s prison system, starring Ryan Gage, David Schall and Peter Tate.
Lindsay Posner directs Henry Goodman as Arthur Winslow in Terence Rattigan’s classic play The Winslow Boy at the Old Vic.
The new arena production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s acclaimed musical Jesus Christ Superstar heads back to the O2 Arena in London this Spring, with Tim Minchin, Melanie C, Chris Moyles and Ben Forster reprising their roles. Plus dates in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Nottingham
From 5 February 2013, joining the previously announced Gavin Lee who will play Jerry Travers in the West End hit musical Top Hat are Broadway actress Kristen Beth Williams as Dale Tremont, Olivier award nominee Alex Gaumond as Alberto Beddini and Clive Hayward as Horace Hardwick. Vivien Parry continues as Madge Hardwick and Stephen Boswell as Horace’s valet Bates.
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Diana), John Partridge (Zach), Scarlett Strallen (Cassie) and Leigh Zimmerman (Sheila) will be joined by Lucy Adcock (Judy), Georgie Ashford (Trisha), Ed Currie (Bobby), Frances Dee (Kristine), Segun Fawole (Butch), Harry Francis (Mark), Simon Hardwick (Al), Rebecca Herszenhon (Val), James T Lane (Richie), Marc Leslie (Roy), Vicki Lee Taylor (Maggie), Daisy Maywood (Bebe), Alice Jane Murray (Lois), Alastair Postlethwaite (Larry), Andy Rees (Greg), Adam Salter (Mike), Alexzandra Sarmiento (Connie), Michael Steedon (Tom), Gary Watson (Don) and Gary Wood (Paul). Further casting includes Rebecca Giocopazzi, Genevieve Nicole and Ashley Nottingham. Alice Jane Murray and Marc Leslie were selected to …
Claire Foy (White Heat, Little Dorrit, The Promise) will play Lady Macbeth, alongside the previously announced BAFTA winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Atonement, X-Men) as Macbeth. Joining them, to complete the cast, are Jamie Ballard (Macduff), Graeme Dalling (Donalbain), Lisa Gardner (Witch), Kevin Guthrie (Lennox), Richard Hansell (Ross), Forbes Masson (Banquo), Allison McKenzie (Witch), Olivia Morgan (Witch), Catherine Murray (Caithness), Callum O’Neill (Angus), Mark Quartley (Malcolm) and Hugh Ross (Duncan/Doctor).
Felicity Kendal, Kara Tointon, Max Bennett and Jonathan Coy star in Alan Ayckbourn’s beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny comedy Relatively Speaking at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
Barking in Essex is the diabolically funny new play by Clive Exton (Jeeves and Wooster) starring Sheila Hancock and Lee Evans as mother and son the Packer’s – Essex’s lovable but dysfunctional family.
ATG’s Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire have topped the The Stage 100 for a fourth consecutive year. The exclusive list, compiled annually by the industry’s leading newspaper, ranks the powerhouses of British theatre. This year, Panter and Squire share the revered accolade with the National Theatre.
The smash-hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages continues to rock London with its 80’s tunes. Now at the Garrick Theatre.