Blithe Spirit

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Blithe Spirit

Jennifer Saunders stars as Madame Arcati in Noël Coward’s classic comedy.

New Theatre Dames: Penelope Keith, Angela Lansbury join New Year Honours 2014

The UK’s New Year Honours list has been announced and a number of high-profile West End, theatre and arts people have been honoured.

Highlights of this year’s list include West End producer Michael Codron, actresses Penelope Keith and Angela Lansbury, The Phantom of the Opera choreographer Gillian Lynne, former artistic director of the Royal Court Dominic Cooke and Cameron Mackintosh’s right-hand man Nick Allott.

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.

Billy Elliot triumphs at Tonys

British musical Billy Elliot triumphed last night at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Tony Awards nominations announced

British production BILLY ELLIOT receives 15 Tony Award nominations. Brits do well in annual theatre awards nominations. The nominations for this year’s Tony awards were announced today in New York. The 63rd annual awards will see the Broadway version of Billy Elliot lead the pack with 15 nominations. Close behind were two productions that originated in the UK – The Norman Conquests, with 7 nominations, and God of Carnage with 6 nominations. British director Matthew Warchus received two nominations for his direction of both God of Carnage and The Norman Conquests. He’s competing with another UK director, Phyllida Lloyd, whose …

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Broadway News: 9 to 5, Spider-Man and more

9 to 5 The Musical We await the opening of Dolly Parton’s new musical 9 to 5 with more than a little excitement. Scheduled to start previews on 24 March at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway, the reviews for its pre-Broadway LA outing at the Ahmanson Theatre weren’t overly glowing but we still think this is going to be a big crowd-pleaser. And with Allison Janney (The West Wing) starring as Violet – the role created by Lily Tomlin in the hit movie, plus all the songs penned by Dolly, we can’t see how this could go wrong. 33 Variations …

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