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Niall Buggy and David Ganly in Fishambles On Blueberry Hill. Photo by Patrick Redmond

Niall Buggy and David Ganly in Fishambles On Blueberry Hill. Photo by Patrick Redmond

London Theatre News Today: Wednesday 18 December

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 18 December 2019, Last Updated 23 April 2020

Olivier Award-winning and internationally-acclaimed Irish theatre company, Fishamble: The New Play Company will be bringing it’s production of On Blueberry Hill to the West End in Spring 2020. Following hugely successful sell-out seasons in both Dublin and New York, the critically acclaimed production of Sebastian Barry’s new play opens at Trafalgar Studios on 5 March for a limited season until 2 May.

On Blueberry Hill is Barry’s first new play in 10 years and tells the beautiful tale of best of friends and worst of enemies Christy (Niall Buggy) and PJ (David Ganly), who are destined to share their lives for twenty years. As the two men reflect on the hope and torment of life outside – they slowly uncover the events that have led them to their world with explosive, bittersweet consequences.

Sebastian Barry said: “So happy to hear the splendid news that the truly brilliant work of Niall Buggy, David Ganly, director Jim Culleton and all the crew at Fishamble, will be seen at the fabulous Trafalgar Studios. We all longed for a further life for characters Christy and PJ, holed up in Mountjoy Jail, and now here it is, wonderfully, in very best style.”

Directed by Fishamble’s Jim Culleton and exploring the tales of forgiveness, survival and love, this play promises to be a great one. Tickets are on on-sale now but as it’s running for a strictly limited season only, be sure not to miss out.

Niall Buggy and David Ganly in Fishambles On Blueberry Hill. Photo by Patrick RedmondNiall Buggy and David Ganly in Fishambles On Blueberry Hill. Photo by Patrick Redmond

It was announced today that Waitress the musical will be welcoming Evelyn Hoskins (Assassins, Spring Awakening) in the role of Dawn from 25 January, following Hannah Tointon’s final performance. In addition, original London cast member Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls, Aladdin) will be returning to the West End production, reprising the role of Becky from 6 January following Sandra Marvin’s final performance.

The smash-hit musical features an original score by 8-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave), who has recently been announced to join the West End cast as Jenna opposite Gavin Creel (The Book Of Mormon, Hello Dolly!) as Dr Pomatter for a strictly limited six-week season from 27 January to 7 March 2020. Read more about it here!

Following its controversial and sold-out run at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington, One Jewish Boy is coming to Trafalgar Studios next year. Directed by Sarah Meadows and starring Asha Reid and Robert Neumark-Jones, this bittersweet comedy fuelled by anti-Semitism focuses squarely on the inheritances that haunt us. Can the fear of hatred be worse than hate itself…? Tickets are now on sale! Check out more details below. 

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