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Keeley Hawes To Join Lee Evans And Sheila Hancock In Barking In Essex

Keeley Hawes, Karl Johnson and Montserrat Lombard are joining the cast of Clive Exton’s comedy, BARKING IN ESSEX, starring Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock. The play will premiere at Wyndham’s Theatre on Monday 16 September 2013, following previews from 6 September.

Barking in Essex at Wyndham’s Theatre

Barking in Essex is the diabolically funny new play by Clive Exton (Jeeves and Wooster) starring Sheila Hancock and Lee Evans as mother and son the Packer’s – Essex’s lovable but dysfunctional family.

Hancock, Suchet and Walter lead honours

Veteran stage and screen actors Sheila Hancock, David Suchet and Harriet Walter have been awarded New Year honours, along with Les Mis lyricist Herbert Kretzmer.

Dexter acts superior in Sister Act

Sally Dexter will join the cast of Sister Act next month at the London Palladium when she becomes the third actress to play Mother Superior in the hit musical.

Whoopi a smash in Sister Act

Whoopi Goldberg makes her West End debut tonight, 10 August, in Sister Act at the London Palladium.

Whoopi Goldberg starts tonight

Whoopi Goldberg makes her West End debut tonight, 10 August, in Sister Act at the London Palladium.

Casting: Sister Act, Priscilla, Les Mis

Whoopi Goldberg to make her West End debut in Sister Act; Alf from Home and Away joins the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Ramin Karimloo and Samantha Barks to appear in Les Mis at the O2.

CASTING: Sister Act and Legally Blonde

It’s the great boy-band takeover of the West End as ex-Blue singer Simon Webbe and actor and pop singer Richard Fleeshman head to Theatreland. SISTER ACT Duncan James may be currently wowing them in Legally Blonde, but fellow Blue band mate Simon Webbe will be following in his footsteps later this year, by joining the cast of Sister Act at the London Palladium. Webbe, who has appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and is also a singer-songwriter, manager and recording artist, has had a few acting parts over the last few years but nothing as big …

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Over The Rainbow

Welcome to our special westendtheatre.com celebration of all things Over The Rainbow.  Over The Rainbow, which finished on 22 May on BBC One, saw 20 contestants battle it out to play the role of Dorothy in a multi-million pound new production of The Wizard of Oz. The lucky winner was Danielle Hope, 18 from Greater Manchester, who won the show in a closely fought final with runner-up Sophie Evans, 17 from Wales. “Henry! Henry! I can’t find Dorothy! She’s somewhere out in the storm! Dorrrrrrotheeeeeee!” Andrew Lloyd Webber is bringing the classic musical The Wizard of Oz to the London …

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Sister Act casting announced

After a year long global search, 24 year-old US actress Patina Miller has been cast to make her West End debut playing the lead role of ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in the divine new musical comedy “SISTER ACT”.  Born and raised in South Carolina, Patina’s previous credits include the critically acclaimed 2008 production of Hair in New York.  The role of Deloris in “SISTER ACT” was made famous by Whoopi Goldberg in the movie of the same name, and Goldberg is a co-producer of the stage version. Starring alongside Patina will be Sheila Hancock as ‘Mother Superior’.  To many, a national …

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