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London Theatre News Today: Thursday 24 October

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 24 October 2019, Last Updated 24 October 2019

The Donmar Warehouse has announced the full casting for Teenage Dick; Mark Lew’s retelling of Shakepeare’s Richard III, directed by Michael Longhurst.

Joining the previously announced Daniel Monks and Susan Wokoma are Callum Adams (Sweat, Episodes), Alice Hewkin (The Vote, Sex Education), Siena Kelly (Describe The Night, Adult Material) and Ruth Madeley (The Greatest Wealth, Don’t Take My Baby).

Daniel Monks as Richard in Teenage DickDaniel Monks as Richard in Teenage Dick

The Hampstead Theatre also announced the casting for the world premiere of psychological thriller Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer, written by Tom Morton-Smith. Directed by Annabelle Comyn, this play tells the story of the chess match of the century in 1972, between two grand chessmasters from the USSR and USA; Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer.

The cast will include Ronan Raftery as Boris Spassky and Robert Emms as Bobby Fischer. They will be joined by Gunnar Cauthery, Simon Chandler, Buffy Davis, Philip Desmeules, Solomon Israel, Beruce Khan, Emma Pallant, Gyuri Sarossy, Rebecca Scroggs and Gary Shelford.

Racens: Spassky vs Fischer

The Almeida announced their Spring 2020 season today. Read our full article below to find out what you can see there next year.

Related Article: The Almeida Theatre announces Spring 2020 season
Artistic director Rupert Goold has announced the Ameida Theatre's Spring 2020 season, including Albion, Daddy and The House Of Shades.

We got a sneak peek at production images of Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli In The Fire, which opens today at the Hampstead Theatre. Directed by Blanche McIntyre, the production re-imagines Renaissance Italy, asking how much of ourselves we would be willing to sacrifice when society begins to fall apart. Dickie Beau (Bohemian Rhapsody and Re-Member Me) stars as Sandro Botticelli, joined by Hiran Abeysekera, Stefan Adegbola, Adetomiwa Edun, Louise Gold, Sirine Saba and Howard Ward.

 

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