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London Theatre News Today: Monday 24 February

First Published 24 February 2020, Last Updated 23 April 2020

Angels Of The North transfers to the West End

The world premiere of John Godber’s comedy Angels Of The North is opening at Trafalgar Studios from 14 May, running until 6 June, following runs at Theatre Royal Wakefield and East Riding Theatre.

When taxi firm owner Val suddenly dies, terrible taxi drivers Dennis and Mick are left in the lurch. When her newly graduated, streetwise, tourism guru niece turns up to take over the company, she quickly becomes a thorn in their side. But she might end up being an angel in disguise.

Looking at life in the North in a new era and under a new government, Angels Of The North promises to be a warmly funny follow-up to John’s previous hit, Scary Bikers. Grab your tickets below!

Rehearsal images of the European première Of Paula Vogel’s Indecent

A seminal work of Jewish culture or an act of traitorous libel? Indecent explores the origins of the highly controversial play The God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch. We follow the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it in this deeply moving play accompanied by a small live klezmer band.

Starring Cory English (Curtains – Wyndham’s, Young Frankenstein – Garrick); Beverley Klein (The Beggar’s Opera – Bouffes du Nord, TV’s Call The Midwife); Finbar Lynch (Girl From the North Country – Noel Coward/Gielgud, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – National Theatre); Molly Osborne (Fiddler On The Roof – Menier and Playhouse); Peter Polycarpou (A Very Expensive Poison – Old Vic, Sweeney Todd – Adelphi); and Alexandra Silber (Kiss Me Kate, Carousel); Joseph Timms (A Christmas Carol, The Taming Of The Shrew – Shakespeare’s Globe).

You can buy tickets to see Indecent (13 March – 9 May) from the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Full casting announced for the tenth anniversary revival of Bruce Norris’ award-winning Clybourne Park

In the seminal play Oliver Kaderbhai directs Alisha Bailey (Francine/Lena), Maddy Hill (Betsy/Lindsey), Andrew Langtree (Karl/Steve), and Richard Lintern (Russ/Dan), who join the previously announced Michael Fox (Jim/Tom), Imogen Stubbs (Bev/Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert/Kevin). The production opens on 30 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 2 May.

Tickets are available through the Park Theatre website.

Dear Evan Hansen now booking until 27 June 2020

The West End Production of Dear Evan Hansen, currently playing at the Noël Coward Theatre, today announces a further release of tickets with the critically acclaimed production now booking to 27 June 2020.  The award-winning musical which spans generations tells the timely and timeless story of Evan, a boy who is struggling to connect in our hyperconnected world.

Dear Evan Hansen

Tickets can be bought on the show’s website.

National Youth Theatre London auditions

And finally, for any budding actors out there, the National Youth Theatre is holding auditions across London throughout February and March.

Auditions are open to young people aged 14-25, with auditions taking place in Peckham, Holloway, Pimlico, Archway, Highgate, North Finchley, Paddington, South Woodford and Camden as well as across the wider UK. Find out more and apply on the National Youth Theatre website.

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