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Orpheus Descending

A rare revival of Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending

The Bay At Nice

Penelope Wilton stars in a rare revival of David Hare’s The Bay At Nice

Pack of Lies

A suburban thriller that will leave you questioning what could be happening right next door

SCARLETT STRALLEN

SCARLETT STRALLEN in She Loves Me

Sheridan’s a Funny Girl

Sheridan’s a Funny Girl – Sheridan Smith is to star in a Menier Chocolate Factory production of Funny Girl

Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory

A Christmas treat at the Menier Chocolate Factory with Leonard Bernstein’s joyous musical Candide starring Jackie Clune, James Dreyfus, Scarlett Strallen and David Thaxton.

Travels With My Aunt at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Graham Greene’s anarchic comedy Travels With My Aunt is given a new stage adaptation at the Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Christopher Luscombe and starring David Bamber, Gregory Gudgeon, Jonathan Hyde and Iain Mitchell.

Proof at the Menier Chocolate Factory

David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play Proof comes to the Menier Chocolate Factory directed by Polly Findlay (Antigone, A Taste Of Honey), and starring Emma Cunniffe, Mariah Gale, Matthew Marsh and Jamie Parker.

Merrily We Roll Along at Harold Pinter Theatre

Following a sell-out season at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Maria Friedman brings her acclaimed production of Merrily We Roll Along to the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Torch Song Trilogy at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Olivier Award-winning actors David Bedella and Sara Kestelman star in Harvey Fierstein’s Tony Award winning comedy-drama Torch Song Trilogy at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Abigail’s Party at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Mike Leigh’s classic comedy makes a welcome return to the stage in a brand new production directed by Lindsay Posner (Noises Off) and starring Jill Halfpenny (Eastenders) as Beverly.

Pippin at the Menier Chocolate Factory

This Christmas the Menier Chocolate Factory revives Wicked and Godspell composer Stephen Schwartz’s musical Pippin in a completely re-conceived and directed by Mitch Sebastian, incorporating Bob Fosse’s original Tony Award-winning choreography. The show stars Harry Hepple as Pippin plus Ian Kelsey, Matt Rawle and Frances Ruffelle.

Your theatre week, 21 to 27 March 2011

This week sees a number of birthday celebrations, including two American theatre greats: Stephen Sondheim turns 81 after a riotous year of 80th birthday tributes culminating in his Olivier Special Award, and this week marks the centenary of the great Tennessee Williams. Also Priscilla makes it to two years old this week as the Broadway production starts camping it up on the other side of the Atlantic, and Kneehigh Theatre Company follow their acclaimed production of Brief Encounter with another reimagining of a cinema classic, this time French movie The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

Sondheim’s Road Show casting?

Excitement mounts about the UK premiere of Sondheim musical Road Show at the Menier Chocolate Factory, with Michael Cerveris tipped to join the cast.

More Sondheim for Menier

The award winning Menier Chocolate Factory in South London intends to produce two new Stephen Sondheim productions in the next two years, including the UK premiere of Road Show.

Tony Awards tonight

The annual Tony Awards will be announced tonight, Sunday 13 June 2010, at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Dave Willets cast in Aspects of Love

Musical theatre veteran Dave Willets has been cast as George in the new Menier Chocolate Factory production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love, directed by Trevor Nunn.

La Cage dominates Tony nominations

The UK’s Menier Chocolate Factory has scored another hit with its production of La Cage Aux Folles – this time on Broadway.

Hal Prince to stage new show

New Menier Chocolate Factory season announced. Hal Prince to return to London to direct Mandy Patinkin musical

La Cage to close

La Cage Aux Folles to close on 2 January and head to Broadway.

Talent – Review

Review of Talent at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London

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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