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Ralph Fiennes in rehearsals for Four Quarters

Ralph Fiennes in rehearsals for Four Quarters

London Theatre News Today: Wednesday 17 March

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood Published 17 March 2021

Ralph Fiennes to direct and star in T.S. Eliot’s Four Quarters

Ralph Fiennes in rehearsals for Four Quarters

Ralph Fiennes will create a brand-new stage adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets this summer. Announced this week as Britain marks a year since regional theatres were forced to close, this world premiere production will welcome audiences back to live theatre when it launches Royal & Derngate’s Made in Northampton season in our Royal auditorium from 8 – 12 June in a co-production with Bath Theatre Royal. The production will also play in Bath, Oxford and Cambridge.

Hair The Musical (In Concert) to play at the London Palladium this June

Following a sell-out run as part of The Turbine on the Jetty season, Hair The Musical (In Concert), directed by Arlene Phillips, will now play two performances at the London Palladium on Sunday 13 June, and two performances at Southampton Mayflower Theatre on 27 June 2021. The performances were originally planned for earlier this year, but were delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Hair The Musical at the London Palladium

Hair The Musical (In Concert) has book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot, musical direction by Paul Schofield, design by David Shieldslighting and video design by Andrew Exeter and sound design by Dan Samson. Hair The Musical will once again be directed by Arlene Phillips.

The cast are Luke Bayer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Nicole Raquel Dennis (Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress), Jordan Luke Gage (Bat Out Of Hell and & Juliet), Grace Mouat (Six and & Juliet), Millie O’Connell (Six, Rent), Jodie Steele (Heathers, Six) and Layton Williams (Everyone’s Talking About Jamie, Rent).

Kiln Theatre announce virtual event series, Hope In Action

Kiln Theatre today announce Hope in Action, a series of virtual events marking the end of The Agency scheme and launching the four new projects imagined and realised by young people of Brent. The Agency: Triple Bill will launch Sancia’s Podcast, Consent First, and Film4Thought on 17 March, with Living Histories launched on 19 March. The series concludes on 20 March with The Agency: Recovering Hope, a workshop for young people living, working and studying in Brent, hosted by Amber Anderson, Marco Campbell, Dan Glass and Fizza Syed. All events are free and will be held online, to sign up, visit kilntheatre.com/the-agency.

The Agency is a Brent 2020 London Borough of Culture scheme to support young Brent based entrepreneurs between 15–25 years old to develop ideas for social change in their area. Chosen by an expert panel, the four successful projects were awarded £2000 each for development. London Borough of Culture is a Mayor of London initiative designed to put culture at the heart of local communities.

Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries, said today, “Creativity is part of London’s DNA. Every young Londoner must be able to participate and create change in their communities. It’s great to see Brent’s London Borough of Culture legacy in action: local young people creating their own zines, podcasts, and more, with the help of the award-winning Kiln Theatre.”

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