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Drag! Live At The London Coliseum

London Theatre News Today: Thursday 20 February

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai Published 20 February 2020

Calling all rom-com fans! Rose Theatre today announced the opening of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolia on 1 May. 

Directed by Anthony Banks and starring Kara Tointon (Relatively Speaking, Absent Friends, Pygmalion), Steel Magnolia tells the story of six women who regularly hang out at Turvy’s beauty salon in small-town Louisiana. Packed with laugh-out-loud humour, follow the group of ladies as they joke about life’s highs and lows until a tragic event leaves them and the whole town reeling.

Based on the true story of Robert’s mother and sister, this play ran for over one thousand performances Off-Broadway and was even adapted for the screen. 

Both powerful and heartwarming, this fast, funny and vibrant dialogue brings alive the strength of female friendships. To find out more information and to book tickets, head to Rose Theatre’s website.

Kara Tointon. Photo by Stewart Bywater.

The Prince Of Egypt today released some stunning portraits for the principal cast.

The brand new musical which is currently previewing at the Dominion Theatre was pleased to reveal some beautiful portraits taken by Darren Bell.

If you loved the classic Dreamworks movies, you’ll definitely want to snap up tickets to this unmissable show where you’ll be transported to the sands of Egypt for the adventure of Moses and Rameses. Featuring a cast and orchestra of almost 60 artists, the screen-to-stage adaption opens on 25 February for a limited time until 12 September 2020. With tickets in demand, be sure to snap up your tickets to avoid missing out!

La Cage Aux Folles [The Play] opened at the Park Theatre last night to a star-studded audience.

Celebrities such as Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobi, Vanessa Redgrave and many more came to celebrate the much-awaited opening night of Simon Callows English adaption of Jean Poiret’s classic farce for the stage.

Directed by Jez Bond, Artistic Director and Founder of Park Theatre, and starring Michael Matus (The Phantom Of The Opera) and Paul Hunter, the play follows the story of nightclub owner Georges and his drag artiste partner Albin who create the most spectacular shows in St. Tropez. But the real performance only begins when George’s son Laurent announces his engagement to the daughter of a right-wing politician who is on a mission to bring down the town’s vibrant nightlife.

If you want to see the original, riotous play for the first time in English language, head to the Park Theatre’s website now to grab your tickets. 

Tuckshop today announced the opening of Drag! Live At The London Coliseum on Sunday 5 April.

Starring RuPaul’s Drag Race UK finalists Baga Chipz and Divina De Campo, The Family Gorgeous from Channel 4’s Drag SOS along with a host of the UK’s other best drag performers, this drag variety extravaganza is sure to be a hit!

Producer Christopher Clegg said: “I remember my first time at the London Coliseum, I was blown away by the talent, the people and the building… so to be the first EVER drag show in history taking over this iconic venue is just an incredible honour. We have an amazing line up of drag performers and we will be filling the theatre with TuckShops signature brand of madness, music and mayhem.”

If you fancy some glitter, sass and fabulousness, head to the London Coliseum’s website as tickets are now on sale!


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