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Toby Jones, Anna Calder-Marshall and Rosalind Eleazar. Photo by Johan Persson

London Theatre News Today: Monday 6 January

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai Published 6 January 2020

To start off the year, we caught a first look at some rehearsal images from Conor McPherson’s (Girl From The North Country) new adaption of Uncle Vanya starring Toby Jones and Richard Armitage.

Directed by Ian Rickson and playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 14 January, the production follows the story of Sonya and her Uncle Vanya (played by Toby Jones). When Sonya’s father returns to their home unannounced with his beautiful young new wife, he declares his plans to sell the house. Watch the sad and dramatic tale unravel as the niceties soon begin to fade and repressed feelings come to the surface.

We are super excited to announce that tickets for Anya Reiss’ unique modernisation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, are now on sale! Directed by Jamie Lloyd as part of the Playhouse Season (including Cyrano De Bergerac and A Doll’s House) and starring Emilia Clarke in her West End debut, the story follows a young woman who is desperate for fame and a way out.

This classic work of love, obsession, jealousy and regret is essential for all theatre-lovers and will play from 11 March – 30 May at the Playhouse Theatre. As one of the biggest highlights in Theatreland this year, avoid any disappointment and grab your tickets below. 

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To celebrate the first day of rehearsals, the full casting for the smash hit Pretty Woman: The Musical has been announced. 

Along with the previously announced Aimie Atkinson as Vivian and Danny Mac as Edward are Rachael Wooding (We Will Rock You, Hairspray, Saturday Night Fever) as Kit De Luca, Bob Harms (Come From Away, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Footloose) as Happy Man/Mr Thompson, Neil McDermott (Eastenders, Doctor Who, Inspector George Gently, Shrek The Musical) as Philip Stuckey and Mark Holden (The Bodyguard) as James Morse.

Other cast members include: Jemma Alexander, Andy Barke, Kimberly Blake, Katie Bradley, Oliver Brenin, Alex Charles, Olly Christopher, Ben Darcy, Daniel De Bourg, Hannah Ducharme, Nicholas Duncan, Paige Fenlon, Damon Gould, Alex Hammond, Antony Hewitt, Matt Jones, Serina Mathew, Katie Monks, Lily Wang, Joanna Woodward, and Charlotte Elisabeth Yorke.

Opening at the Piccadilly Theatre from 13 February (just in time for Valentine’s Day!), this stage adaption of the iconic rom-com is sure to warm your hearts!

Bob Harms, Rachael Wooding, Jerry Mitchell, Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac. Photo by Oliver Rosser/Feast Creative.

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