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Peter Pan Goes Wrong Production Images

New cast production images Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Apollo Theatre  with Matt CavendishBryony CorriganSusan HarrisonHarry Kershaw, Bailey PatrickLaurence PearsDaniel PitoutOliver SentonSydney Smithand Adeline Waby have been released.

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Following widespread critical acclaim, Peter Pan Goes Wrong has returned to the Apollo Theatre for a limited run from 21 October 2016 – 29 January 2017. Recently nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Peter Pan Goes Wrong sees the team behind the award-winning box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong bring their trademark comic mayhem to the J.M. Barrie classic and festive favourite, Peter Pan.

In Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the much-loved members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society once again battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.

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First Look – Aladdin Rehearsal images, Lyric Hammersmith

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First Look -Production images released of the European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s LAZARUS

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Production images are released today of the European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s LAZARUS, following its first preview performance on Tuesday 25 October.Playing for 13 WEEKS ONLY until Sunday 22 January 2017 in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre built specifically for the production, LAZARUS will have its official opening night on Tuesday 8 November 2016.

Reprising their roles from the original New York Theatre Workshop production are Michael C Hall as Newton, Michael Esper as Valentine and Sophia Anne Caruso as Girl. Olivier-nominated British actress Amy Lennox (Kinky BootsDecade) plays the role of Elly. The full cast includes Jon Boydon, Gabrielle BrooksSydnie ChristmasAlexandra Da SilvaRichard HansellTrina HillMaimuna MemonJamie MuscatoTom Parsons, Hannah Rose Thompson, Paul Westwood and Julie Yammanee.

LAZARUS broke box office records when it played a limited, sold out run in New York from 18 November 2015 to 20 January 2016. Tickets for the London production are on sale now at lazarusmusical.com

Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To EarthLAZARUS focuses on Thomas Newton as he remains still on Earth – a ‘man’ unable to die, his head soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love. We follow Newton during the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul might set him finally free.

Directed by Ivo van Hove, LAZARUS includes songs from Bowie’s iconic catalogue as well as brand new music written for the stage. The LAZARUS Cast Album was released on 21 October on RCA / ISO Records, featuring performances by the original NYTW company as well as three of Bowie’s final studio recordings, now released for the first time.

LISTINGS INFORMATION

25 October 2016 – 22 January 2017
Press Night: 8 November
Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm
WednesdaySaturday & Sunday matinees at 3pm

Kings Cross Theatre, Kings Boulevard, London, N1C 4BU
[The entrance is located on King’s Boulevard by Battlebridge Place, directly outside King’s Cross Underground Station.]

Tickets from £15
0333 320 1663 / lazarusmusical.com

Lazarus is delighted to be partnering with the TodayTix App, on an exclusive £15 Front Row Mobile Lottery. 

Produced by Robert Fox and Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment

by arrangement with Tristan Baker and Oliver Royds

DIRECTOR Ivo van Hove
SCENIC AND LIGHTING DESIGN Jan Versweyveld
COSTUME DESIGN An D’Huys
VIDEO DESIGN Tal Yarden
SOUND DESIGN Original sound design Brian Ronan – UK sound design Tony Gayle
MUSICAL SUPERVISOR AND ORCHESTRATOR Henry Hey
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Tom Cawley
CHOREOGRAPHY Annie-B Parson
HAIR AND WIG DESIGN Richard Mawbey
MUSIC FIXER Bob Knight
CASTING Jill Green

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Beth Iredale’s take on The Book of Mormon

Ms Beth Iredale took a trip to see the popular musical. She did a drawing.
The Tony and Olivier Award-winning production is from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and follows a couple of Mormon boys sent on a mission.
The Book of Mormon is currently running at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Click HERE to book your tickets
The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon. © Beth Iredale

Text -The Book of Mormon.

Text -The Book of Mormon. © Beth Iredale

First Look – Dead Funny rehearsal images

 

DEAD FUNNY 

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY TERRY JOHNSON

SET AND COSTUME DESIGN BY RICHARD KENT

LIGHTING DESIGN BY PAUL PYANT

SOUND DESIGN BY JOHN LEONARD

CASTING DIRECTOR GABRIELLE DAWES

Vaudeville Theatre

Eleanor wants a child. Richard would oblige if he could, but he’s too busy running the Dead Funny Society. When British comedy heroes Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill turn up their toes in the same week the Society gather for a celebration of hilarity and laughter. But Eleanor’s grin masks a grimace. When your marriage is deader than either Morecambe or Wise it’s hard to see the funny side of things.

Terry Johnson’s “Painfully funny and funnily painful” (The Times) comedy, Dead Funny returns for a strictly limited season with Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, In The Club, Humans), Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman, Benidorm, Whitechapel), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Cafe), Emily Berrington (The Inbetweeners 2, Humans, 24) and Rufus Jones (W1A, Hunderby, The Casual Vacancy).

First Look – Production images of The Wind In The Willows

Production images have been released today for the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The production is currently playing at Theatre Royal Plymouth until 22 October followed by engagements at The Lowry in Salford and Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, prior to opening in London’s West End.

The production stars Rufus Hound as the anarchic Toad, award-winning actor David Birrell as Badger, Irish actor and singer Fra Fee as Mole, Downton Abbey’s Thomas Howes as Ratty, EastEnders and Shrek star Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel and Sophia Nomvete as Mrs Otter.

The company includes Rakesh Boury, Courtney Bowman, Jenna Boyd, Abigail Brodie, Jorell Coiffic-Kamall, Nicole Deon, James GantEvan James, Graham Lappin, Michael LarcombeBethany Linsdell, Dylan MasonEmma Odell, Ryan Pidgen, Patrick Sullivan, Karli Vale, Adam Vaughan, Georgie Westall and Holly Willock.

Produced by Jamie HendryMJE Productions and Josh Gilinski in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh with design by Peter McKintosh, choreography by Aletta Collins, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestrations by Chris Jahnke and David Shrubsole and musical supervision by Simon Lee.


all Photos by Marc Brenner. Copyright Jamie Hendry Productions

FIRST LOOK: Rehearsal Footage for the 20th Anniversary Production of RENT

RENT stars Lucie Jones (The X Factor finalist, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde at Curve and Cosette in the West End production of Les Misérables), Layton Williams (Billy in Billy Elliot and original Young Michael Jackson in Thriller Live in the West End, Simon in UK Tour of Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies, Stephen in BBC’s Bad Education and the 2015 feature film of the same name), Ross Hunter (We Will Rock You, Legally Blonde, Drew in Rock of Ages and The Book of Mormon in the West End), Billy Cullum (Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the West End and Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Philippa Stefani (Daniela in In The Heights at King’s Cross Theatre, I Can’t Sing! and Wicked (Original cast) in the West End) Ryan O’Gorman (Les Miserables and Billy Elliot in the West End) and Javar La’trail Parker (Showboat at the New London Theatre).

RENT is directed by Bruce Guthrie with Choreography by Lee Proud, Set Design by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle, Costume Design by Loren Elstein and Musical Direction by Phil Cornwell.

RENT is produced by Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd.

First Look – One Night in Miami – Donmar Warehouse – Production Images

David Ajala as Jim Brown, Francois Battiste as Malcom X, Sope Dirisu as Cassius Clay and Arinzé Kene as Sam Cooke.

© Johan Persson

First Look – Lyric Hammersmith’s Shopping and F***ing

Shopping and F***king, opens tonight at the Lyric Hammersmith and runs until  Saturday 5 November.

Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu.

Twenty years since its explosive premiere, Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings Mark Ravenhill’s provocative first play, Shopping and Fucking back to the stage. With a raw mixture of black humour and bleak philosophy, the play follows three disconnected young adults whose lives have been reduced to a series of transactions in an emotionally shrink wrapped world. A place where Shopping is sexy and Fucking is a job.

‘An omen of the new century’ (Evening Standard), Ravenhill’s play is a prophetic vision of our twenty-first century world.  Widely regarded as one of the most influential pieces of contemporary British theatre this rarely staged play is a must see.

The Lyric’s main house is to be transformed for this production with part of the audience seated on the stage, creating a bold intimate experience within their Victorian auditorium. Tickets from £15 with all stalls and onstage seating only £25 for all performances

All images in the gallery below © Helen Murray

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BH Live’s Cinderella: Panto Launch, Bournemouth

It’s midday in Bournemouth at Hot Rocks, a surf themed restaurant just a few feet away from the Beach. X Factor’s Rhydian is on his knees on the balcony posing for publicity photos with Dani Harmer, one of the biggest stars of children’s television, in a gold and bright green shoulder-padded jacket one would only realistically wear in a pantomime. As it happens, I am at the launch for BH Live’s Cinderella at Bournemouth Pavilion. Rhydian is Prince Charming to Harmer’s Cinders.

Cast and crew, press, various important people and myself gathered to launch the best-loved pantomime of them all. Cinderella, with its magical story, laugh out loud moments and magical special effects it is perfect entertainment for the festive season.

Cinderalla.

Cinderella. Click on the link to book your tickets

I sat down with the cast and had a chat over some pizza, vegetable burritos and cocktails. I start by asking Prince Charming (Rhydian) what qualities his character requires, he says: “Charm.” I ask what it’s like being in a pantomime, he explains, “UK productions are one of the best panto production companies in the land and I’m honoured to be involved,” he nods. “It will be momentous.” Amazing.

For many people, a pantomime or Christmas show is their first experience of theatre. So it makes sense that Dani Harmer, having played the lead role of CBBC’s The Story of Tracy Beaker and firm favourite with young audiences play Cinderella. “I’ve always loved the story of Cinderella and I’ve been in shows in Bournemouth loads of times. I’m sure people round here are bored of me… But I really enjoy it!”

I ask Dani what audiences can expect, she tells me, “Well, we have real life ponies on stage, which is just lovely. There are very good songs, a great cast a beautiful story and some actual pony poo… They get nervous too.” She adds. “Above all, its really great fun for all ages. Come and watch!”

CINDERELLA PRESS LAUNCH 

Following last years record-breaking pantomime, Snow White at Bournemouth Pavilion, Cinderella is a smart choice; offering no main dame but two ugly sisters, played by David Ball and Michael Chance. They don’t so much turn heads in their costumes, as stomachs. Ball channels Cruella De Ville/Lily Savage while Chance is working the Elphaba (Wicked) and Bette Lynch (Coronation St) chic. Ball explains, “We were born two minutes apart… And my sister was dropped on her head,” he smiles. “We can’t wait to share our wardrobe with the people of Dorset!”

I wonder how long it will take for them to prepare to look this fabulous whilst enduring a punishing performance schedule, “One hour today. But once you do it more often you can get changed in fifteen minutes,” he adds. “It’s tough – two shows a day, we’ve got ten costume changes in every show and it gets very hot! There are lots of things to think about and the story is very fast paced. It’s so much fun.”

Cinderella promises to be not just a terrific  Christmas show, but a terrific night for all times and all ages. The cast sparkle so brightly that everyone should go to the ball, so well done everyone involved.

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