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Stage Spy: Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins reunite for The Dresser

Sir Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser to be remade by the BBC starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen The Telegraph reports today that the BBC is planning a big new dramatisation of Ronald Harwood’s award-winning 1980 play The Dresser. Directed by Sir Richard Eyre, the production will see the two Sirs reunited after working with each other way back in the Sixties at Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre Company at the Old Vic. McKellen will play the dresser Norman, with Hopkins as the actor-manager “Sir”, believed to have been based on the great West End actor Sir Donald Wolfit. The …

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The Pajama Game at the Shaftesbury Theatre

Richard Eyre brings his hugely successful Chichester production of The Pajama Game into London’s Shaftesbury Theatre starring Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier.

THE PAJAMA GAME: Peter Polycarpou and Gary Wilmot join the cast

Peter Polycarpou and Gary Wilmot join the cast of The Pajama Game at the Shaftesbury Theatre Further casting has been announced for Richard Eyre’s Chichester revival of The Pajama Game, which is playing the Shaftesbury Theatre from 2 May 2014. Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton will join the cast of the show, alongside already-announced leads Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. Peter Polycarpou and Colin Stinton will both reprise their roles as Vernon Hines and Hasler in the show, and Gary Wilmot will join the cast taking over the role of Vernon Hines from 2 June. The full cast …

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Chichester Festival Theatre season announcement

Theatre in the Park is unveiled with major new productions of Barnum and Neville’s Island. Richard Eyre returns to Chichester to direct The Pajama Game. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui returns to the Minerva Theatre, then transfers to the West End – Henry Goodman reprises his award-winning role. Festival 2012 achieved record-breaking audience figures of 220,000

Betty Blue Eyes cast recording announced

The Cameron Mackintosh show at the Novello Theatre in London is going to release a cast recording – although there’s still no news of an exact release date.

Betty Blue Eyes and Free Dinner Offer

SPECIAL OFFER: Enjoy a delicious free dinner at either Porter’s English restaurant or Maxwell’s restaurant – both in Covent Garden – when booking a full price £59.50 ticket to see Betty Blue Eyes.

Exclusive Photos: Betty Blue Eyes – The First Night

One of the highlights of the West End’s year took place on Wednesday, as a star-studded audience gathered at the Novello Theatre in London for the first night of Betty Blue Eyes, produced by Cameron Mackintosh.

Betty Blue Eyes opens bookings

Booking has opened for new Cameron Mackintosh musical Betty Blue Eyes, coming into the West End this Spring.

A Flea in her Ear

Tom Hollander (Rev, In The Loop) and Lisa Dillon star in Georges Feydeau’s 1907 French farce A Flea in her Ear, directed by Richard Eyre in a version by John Mortimer.

Ian Charleson Awards

We might have missed it but the publicity around the winners of this year’s Ian Charleson Awards seemed particularly muted. Even the Sunday Times, the sponsor of the awards, gave little promotion to the nominations or winners. This year marks 20 years since actor Ian Charleson died on 6 January 1990 of AIDS-related causes, only eight weeks after playing Hamlet in Richard Eyre’s production at the National Theatre. He was an extremely accomplished actor, appearing in film (Chariots of Fire), TV (Oxbridge Blues) and numerous stage roles, both plays and musicals, including Guys and Dolls and Fool For Love. The …

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New Old Vic season launched

Kevin Spacey pulls out the stops for his 7th year at the Old Vic with three heavy-weight directors

Private Lives starring Kim Cattrall

SPECIAL OFFER: Save £10 on tickets to see Noel Coward’s Private Lives starring Kim Cattrall and Matthew Macfadyen at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.

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