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The Prince Of Egypt. Photo: Matt Crockett

London Theatre News Today: Thursday 1 July

Published 1 July 2021

New photos to mark The Prince Of Egypt’s reopening tonight

The epic production, based on the much-loved Dreamworks film, reopens tonight at the Dominion Theatre. Take a look at these incredible pictures…and then we’ll know you’ll want to book.

We’ll be seeing the show tonight, so make sure to follow our journey on Instagram stories.

Gemma Knight Jones and Sam Oladeinde join the cast of Come From Away

As the multi award-winning Come From Away prepares to welcome audiences back to the Phoenix Theatre in London from 22 July, the international hit musical announces two new members of the London cast and confirms the full Come From Away UK family, on and off stage.

Gemma Knight Jones (Falsettos, Sister Act UK Tour, Hairspray UK Tour, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) will play Hannah and others, and Sam Oladeinde (Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, A Christmas Carol, The Prince of Egypt) will play Bob and others.

They join the current London cast Jenna Boyd (Beulah and others), James Doherty (Claude and others), Mary Doherty (Bonnie and others), Mark Dugdale (Kevin T/Garth and others), Alice Fearn (Beverley/Annette and others), Kate Graham (Diane and others), Alasdair Harvey (Nick/Doug and others), Jonathan Andrew Hume (Kevin J/Ali and others), Harry Morrison (Oz and others), and Emma Salvo (Janice and others) with Chiara Baronti, Ricardo Castro, Stuart Hickey, Sorelle Marsh, Alexander McMorran, Micha Richardson, Jennifer Tierney and Matthew Whennell-Clark.

Production shots released of Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker in Constellations

We were lucky enough to see the show with Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah (check out our vlog here) and now we’ve seen these gorgeous photos of Peter and Zoe, we know we are booking to go back. In case you didn’t know, this is the second of four casts that are performing in Nick Payne’s beautiful and heartbreaking play, Constellations. Who will you see? Or, like us, will you see all four?

Donmar Warehouse announces reopening

The theatre will open in September following essential building works, which will significantly improve the venues accessibility. The new season will begin on 21 September with Inua Ellams’ audience-led poetry event Search Party. It will be followed Love And Other Acts Of Violence, a new play by Cordelia Lynn. December 2021 – February 2022 will see Rory Kinnear star in Tim Price’s new stage adaptation of Ruben Östlund’s award-winning comedy film about a family falling apart, Force Majeure. 2022 will give us Kit Harington as Henry V and the final production will be Marys Seacole, Jackie Siblies Drury’s dazzling play across oceans and eras about the pioneering Jamaican nurse, and what it means to be a woman who is paid to care. Visit the Donmar’s website for more information.

Papatango announces dates for Old Bridge by Igor Memic

The winner of the 2020 Papatango New Writing Prize, Old Bridge by Igor Memic will run from 21 October – 20 November at the Bush Theatre. Directed by Selma Dimitrijevic, the play is part of the Bush’s new season. Write the Bush’s Future members and Bush supporters’ booking is open now, with public booking opening 1 July at 11am. Visit the Bush Theatre website for more information.

Hotter and Fitter returns to Soho Theatre

Following sold out runs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Soho Theatre, Hotter Project and Ellie Keel Productions today announce the return of HOTTER and FITTER, to Soho Theatre. The critically acclaimed productions, created and performed by Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, will run as a double bill at 7.30pm (FITTER) and 9.30pm (HOTTER), opening on 27 July, with previews from26 July, and running until 6 August 2021. Visit Soho Theatre’s website for more information.

Channel 4’s hit show The Windsors to premier in the West End

Harry Enfield and many of the cast of Channel 4’s The Windsors will appear in this hilarious new stage adaptation. Written by George Jeffrieand Bert Tyler-Moore, the anarchic and hysterical production follows the Royal Family’s crazy antics in the wake of an important constitutional event. The production will open at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 2nd August for a strictly limited run! More information available here.

National Theatre’s Lisa Burger to step down

The National Theatre has announced that Lisa Burger, Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive, will step down in Summer 2022.

Lisa’s career at the National Theatre has spanned 20 years. She joined the NT as Finance Director in 2001, before becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2010. Lisa took on the role of Executive Director in 2015 and became Joint Chief Executive alongside Director Rufus Norris in 2019.

During her tenure at the NT, Lisa has worked with three of the theatre’s six Directors: Sir Trevor Nunn, Sir Nicholas Hytner and Rufus Norris. Lisa has been instrumental in expanding the reach of the National Theatre. From establishing NT Live in 2009 through to the creation of the digital streaming platform NT at Home last year, ensuring that the widest possible audience can engage with the NT’s work has been a central focus for her.

Recruitment for the Executive Director position will begin this summer.



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