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Monet X Change and Holly Stars. Photo by Matt Crockett.

Monet X Change and Holly Stars. Photo by Matt Crockett.

London Theatre News Today: Friday 22 January

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 22 January 2021, Last Updated 25 January 2021

Gary Wilmot and Felicity Kendal join Anything Goes cast

Anything Goes has announced that Gary Wilmot and Felicity Kendal will be joining Megan Mullally and Robert Lindsay in its all-star cast.

Cole Porter and PG Wodehouse’s delightful musical will grace the stage at the Barbican Theatre this summer from 5 June to 22 August. All aboard and grab your tickets below!

Death Drop extends its run

LoUis CYfer, Kemah Bob, Courtney Act, Vinegar Stokes, Holly Stars, Anna Phylactic, Monet X Change in Death Drop. Photo by Matt Crockett.LoUis CYfer, Kemah Bob, Courtney Act, Vinegar Stokes, Holly Stars, Anna Phylactic, Monet X Change in Death Drop. Photo by Matt Crockett.

All-drag murder mystery extravaganza Death Drop has extended its run at the Garrick Theatre into March so if you missed the hilarious production last year, fear no more!

Starring RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Courtney Act and Monét X Change alongside a host of other talented drag performers, this West End first can’t be missed. Grab your ticket to the new dates from 3 to 28 March below!

Curve to stream The Colour Purple

The Color Purple At Home from Curve

Following the success of its recent five-star production of Sunset Boulevard – at Home, Curve has announced plans to also stream The Color Purple online between Tue 16 Feb and Sun 7 Mar, in association with Birmingham Hippodrome.

Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said:

“Reuniting our incredible 2019 company, Tinuke Craig’s production filled with hope and resilience, is sure to lift the spirits of all of us in these challenging times.”

Birmingham Hippodrome’s Artistic Director and Chief Executive Fiona Allan said:

“The award-winning company is just incredible, and our audiences loved seeing the production live back in 2019. Whilst we wait until we are able to reopen our theatres to the public, I’m thrilled we can share this new imagining of The Color Purple with you at home.”

Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome will offer 2,000 free tickets for NHS workers to enjoy the production at home. Tickets can be booked on the Curve website here for £20, with captioned and audio described options available.

Find even more theatre to watch online on our online Theatre Fix Calendar here!

West End Musical Celebration – Live At The Palace Theatre tickets go on sale

West End Musical Celebration

Come and celebrate your favourite musicals and the return of live theatre with some of the biggest stars of the West End at West End Musical Celebration – Live At The Palace Theatre.

The producers of ‘West End Musical Drive In’ and ‘West End Musical Brunch’ in association with Nica Burns present the ultimate celebration with six performances from 6 to 9 May 2021.

The West End’s biggest stars welcome you back with an all singing, all dancing extravaganza, featuring the most famous and celebrated songs of musical theatre. As with all our shows they producers invite the audience to ‘step into the world of musicals’ and ‘become the cast’ in this immersive and interactive concert!

The perfect way for musical fans to celebrate the return of live theatre together in 2021, you can book your tickets below!


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