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L-R Claire Goose, Rosie Day, Will Fletcher and Navin Chowdhry in The girl Who Fell. Photo by Helen Maybanks.

L-R Claire Goose, Rosie Day, Will Fletcher and Navin Chowdhry in The girl Who Fell. Photo by Helen Maybanks.

London Theatre News Today: Wednesday 16 October

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 16 October 2019, Last Updated 22 October 2019

The Girl Who Fell released some production images ahead of their opening night tomorrow night at Trafalgar Studios 2The production stars Claire Goose (EastEnders), Navin Chowdhry (Doctor Foster), Will Fletcher in his professional stage debut and Rosie Day – the subject of our Tell Us In 10 interview this week.

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This week in Tell Us In 10, the spotlight is on Rosie Day, who is currently starring in the darkly funny The Girl Who Fell at Trafalgar Studios 2.

A darkly funny play about a mother grappling with the suicide of her teenage daughter and trying to understand her actions and the online world they took place in; we can’t wait to see it.

Wicked have announced a new Boq for the new year! Starting on 20 January, Nicholas McLean will step into the role, with Idriss Kargbo playing his final performance on 9 November. In the interim, Boq will be played by George Ure, who returns to the role he has played both on the West End and in the original UK and Ireland tour of Wicked.

Nicholas is currently playing Gary Coleman in the UK tour of Avenue Q. He trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and made his West End debut in The Book of Mormon.

London Theatre News Today: Nicholas McLean will play Boq from January 2020Nicholas McLean will play Boq from January 2020

Olivier Award-winning production The Play That Goes Wrong have announced a new cast at the Duchess Theatre from 5 November.

The new cast will feature David Kirkbride as Robert, Ross Green as Chris, Ciara Morris as Annie, Milo Clarke as Max, Michael Keane as Dennis, Blayar Benn as Trevor, Elan James as Jonathon and Ellie Morris as Sandra. We wish the new cast the worst of luck!

The new cast of The Play That Goes Wrong

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe have released some exciting rehearsal images today to mark the 69th anniversary of the publication of C.S. Lewis’ novel. The production starts previews at the Bridge Theatre on 9 November, with opening night on 18 November, and the little glimpses of costume and design look amazing!

Directed by Sally Cookson, the cast features Femi Akinfolarin as Peter, Omari Bernard as Maugrim, Laura Elphinstone as the White Witch/Mrs Macready, Shalisa James-Davis as Susan, Wil Johnson as Aslan/Professor Kirk, Keziah Joseph as Lucy, John Leader as Edmund, Stuart Neal as Mr Tumnus, Dean Nolan as Mr Beaver and Beverly Rudd as Mrs Beaver.

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