Hannah Waddingham

Olivier Audience Award short list announced

The short list for this year’s Olivier Audience Award was announced today by Elaine Paige on her BBC Radio 2 show. The short list of shows are Billy Elliot the Musical, Jersey Boy, Les Misérables and We Will Rock You.

Second chance to see Into The Woods

Download service Digital Theatre has released filmed performances of a number of acclaimed West End shows from 2010, including Into the Woods, All My Sons and As You Like It.

The Wizard of Oz starts tonight

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s major new production of The Wizard of Oz starts previews tonight at the London Palladium, starring Danielle Hope and Michael Crawford.

Photos: The Wizard of Oz cast rehearsals

Behind-the-scenes cast photos of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s The Wizard of Oz, previewing from 7 February 2011 at the London Palladium.

Into The Woods opens tonight

The Open Air Theatre’s new production of Into The Woods officially opens tonight, 16 August, at its Regent’s Park venue.

VIDEO: Into The Woods – Rehearsals

VIDEO: The Open Air Theatre’s new production of Into The Woods opens this Thursday, 5 August, at their Regent’s Park venue.

CASTING: Open Air’s Into The Woods

West End star Hannah Waddingham, who enjoyed success in Trevor Nunn’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, will return to Sondheim this summer in Into The Woods. Part of this year’s Open Air Theatre season in Regent’s Park, the show helps celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 80th year which also sees a revival of Passion at the Donmar Warehouse starring Elena Roger and a special South Bank Show Revisited on ITV1 in April. Directed by Timothy Sheader, Hannah Waddingham plays the central role of the Witch, alongside Olivier award winner Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park with George) as the …

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Transfer News: Night Music and Awakening

A Little Night Music After much speculation, Trevor Nunn’s critic-pleasing revival of A Little Night Music will wing its way across the river and into the Garrick Theatre from 28 March, replacing Zorro. Following the Menier Chocolate Factory’s sell out production of Stephen Sondheim’s lyrical musical, the talented and accomplished cast includes Hannah Waddingham as Desiree, Maureen Lipman as Madame Armfeldt, Alexander Hanson as Fredrik, Kelly Price as Countess Charlotte Malcolm and Jessie Buckley as Anne Egerman. Spring Awakening Also controversial and oh so hip musical Spring Awakening based on Frank Wedekind’s classic play, will transfer from the Lyric Hammersmith …

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