Alison Steadman

Opening this week: Blithe Spirit, Flare Path

Première’s this week in the West End include Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit starring Alison Steadman and Ruthie Henshall, Sienna Miller in Flare Path, Polly Rae in Hurly Burly, Matthew Kelly in Sign of the Times and the Olivier Awards this Sunday 13 March.

Photos: Alison Steadman in Blithe Spirit

Production photos of Blithe Spirit at the Apollo Theatre in London.

Noel Coward’s blissful comedy Blithe Spirit starts previews at the Apollo Theatre featuring an all-star cast including Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey), Ruthie Henshall (Chicago), Hermione Norris (Spooks) and Robert Bathurst (Hattie). The revival is directed by the award-winning Thea Sharrock (After the Dance).

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Featuring an all-star cast including Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey) as Madame Arcati, Ruthie Henshall (Crazy for You) as Elvira, Hermione Norris (Spooks) as Ruth and Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet) as Charles Condomine.

Cold Feet reunited for Coward

Cold Feet stars Hermione Norris and Robert Bathurst to star in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at the Apollo Theatre alongside Alison Steadman

West End Star Watch: Update

Our regular round-up of theatre names hitting town or making the news. This issue includes Alison Steadman, Jenny Galloway, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Haid, Robert Lindsay and Anthony Sher.

Chic La Clique

BOOK DISCOUNT TICKETS TO SEE LA CLIQUE La Clique, the hard-to-define show that blurs the lines between burlesque, circus and cabaret, has extended its run at the Hippodrome until 14 June. Nominated in this year’s Olivier awards, a brand new line up includes hula-hoop artist Marawa, comedienne Amy G and trapeze artist Erna Sommer. They join an eclectic and wildly talented mix of performers who include aerial hoop artist Bret Pfister, the Skating Willers and performance artist Ursula Martinez. Cabaret has never been so stylish and sexy. In other extensions news, Alan Bennett’s Enjoy (see Review) starring Alison Steadman is …

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Enjoy – Review

Enjoy by Alan Bennett – review

London Theatre – 2009 Preview

  If theatre mirrors life then you would expect 2009 to be a bad year for the performing arts in London: economic downturns and credit crunches sound like gloomy news for our discretionary entertainment spending. But West End theatre box office figures have kept on going up in recent years, and the huge number of new productions sailing into town during 2009 could mean that Theatreland manages to buck the trend. THE GREAT REVIVAL The RSC, National Theatre, Donmar and Old Vic dominated straight drama in the West End in 2008, and they haven’t finished yet. Big hitters coming to …

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