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Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker in rehearsals for the Donmar Warehouse production of Constellations directed by Michael Longhurst. (Photo credit: Marc Brenner)

London Theatre News Today: Wednesday 16 June

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 16 June 2021, Last Updated 16 June 2021

First look: Rehearsal images from Anything Goes and Constellations

Rehearsals for Anything Goes and Constellations are underway and lucky for us, we’ve got a sneak peek!

Nick Payne‘s beautiful and heartbreaking romance Constellations is revived at the Vaudeville Theatre from 18 June – 12 September, with four different casts taking turns to journey through the multiverse exploring the infinite possibilities of a relationship; each refracting the play afresh.

The play will star Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah (18 June – 1 August), Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker (23 June – 24 July), Omari Douglas and Russell Tovey (30 July – 11 September), and Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O’Dowd (6 August – 12 September).

A quantum physicist and a beekeeper meet at a barbeque. They hit it off, or perhaps they don’t. They go home together, or maybe they go their separate ways. In the multiverse, with every possible future ahead of them, a love of honey could make all the difference.

Check out below the rehearsal images with Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker and grab your tickets to see this epic play below!

Olivier and Tony Award-winning stars Robert Lindsay and Sutton Foster will be playing the lead roles in this major new production of Cole Porter and P.G Wodehouse’s classical musical, Anything Goes, set aboard the S.S America.

Playing at the Barbican Theatre from 23 July – 16 October, the story is that of two unlikely pairs who set off on the course to find true love. Anything Goes is filled with antics and timeless fun and features a joyful, gold-plated score of theatre’s most memorable standards, including ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, ‘You’re the Top’ and ‘It’s De- Lovely!’

Also starring in the show will be Gary Wilmot (as Elisha) and Felicity Kendal (as Evangeline). Check out the rehearsal images below and celebrate the return of live theatre #BackOnStage by purchasing your tickets to see this Broadway sensation.


Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre confirms full casting for Carousel

Full cast, Carousel

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today confirmed full casting for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, which plays 31 July – 25 September. Joining the already announced Carly Bawden (Julie Jordan), Declan Bennett (Billy Bigelow), John Pfumojena (Enoch Snow), Joanna Riding (Nettie Fowler) and Natasha May Thomas (Louise Bigelow) are Brendan Charleson (Mr Bascombe), Jo Eaton-Kent (Mrs Mullin), Sam Mackay (Jigger Craigin), Ediz Mahmut (Young Enoch) and Christina Modestou (Carrie Pipperidge).

The ensemble includes: Chanelle Anthony, Craig Armstrong, William Atkinson, Shay Barclay, Sarah Benbelaid, Madeline Charlemagne, Freya Field, Sebastian Goffin, Amie Hibbert, Tim Hodges, Lukas Hunt, Tessa Kadler, Lindsay McAllister, Matthew McKenna, Jack Mitchell, Charlotte Riby, Lisa Ritchie and Daisy West.

Celebrated for their innovative approach to classic musicals, rediscover Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel in the unique surroundings of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Featuring a score that includes ‘If I Loved You’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, director Timothy Sheader reunites with Superstar choreographer Drew McOnie.


Heathers The Musical confirms London and UK/Ireland shows

Heathers The Musical took to social media today to share the following news: “We’re delighted to confirm that our London shows & UK and Ireland Tour will be going ahead 💙 Some London dates will be affected by the reduced capacity. Your ticket provider will be in contact soon if your booking is affected. Thanks for your patience, we can’t wait to make this beautiful!” 

Veronica Sawyer is just another nobody dreaming of a better day. But when she joins the beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers at Westerberg High and her dreams of popularity may finally come true, mysterious teen rebel JD teachers her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it is murder being a somebody…

Wickedly funny and with dazzling book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe, Heathers The Musical is based on the 1988 cult hit, that starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Playing at the Haymarket Theatre from 21 June – 11 September, this is one class production you don’t want to miss. Check out the amazing West End Live performance below and grab your tickets to avoid disappointment. 



CONCORD THEATRICALS acquires secondary licensing rights for “SIX” by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss

Concord Theatricals is thrilled to announced that is has secured exclusive worldwide secondary stage licensing rights to Six by Toby Marlow and Lucy Marlow. A release timeline for the international phenomenon will be announced at a later date.

For more information visit concordsho.ws/PerformSIXUK

Marlow & Moss said: “We are so excited to have Concord licensing our show and enabling people all over the world to take the mic, use their voice, and claim their crown.”

Steven Greenhalgh, Concord Theatricals’ Vice President of Acquisitions & Artistic Development (Europe) said: “From their halls of residence, Toby and Lucy right royally created one of the most significant contributions to new British musical theatre in recent times. Concord Theatricals proudly looks forward to representing their unique reimagining of herstory with killer pop in the secondary stage licensing realm. Long may they reign.”

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, in ‘SIX’the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse—remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a celebration of 21st century girl power. The female cast is backed by an all-female band, the “Ladies in Waiting.”

‘SIX’ has become a global phenomenon since its early days as a student production in a 100-seat room at Sweet Venue during the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It is now storming stages around the world, in London’s West End, Broadway, and across the UK, Australia and North America. The studio album has clocked up more than 200 million streams making it the second highest streamed cast recording in the world, second only to the ‘Hamilton’ original cast recording.

‘SIX’ is currently playing at the Lyric Theatre in the West End and touring the UK into 2022. Check out the homegrown musical’s showstopping performance from the Olivier Awards below and grab your tickets to see it in the West End below.



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