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London Theatre News Today: Wednesday 9 October

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 9 October 2019, Last Updated 22 October 2019

The Arcola and The Royal Shakespeare Company announced the full casting today for the London première of #WeAreArrested by Can Dündar. Adapted by Pippa Hill (The Boy in the Dress) and Sophie Ivatt (The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time), the play tells a tale about reporting truth in an ages of fake news.

When a journalist is sent a flash-drive containing critical evidence of illegal government activity, he is duty-bound to publish the story. But with the nation destabilised and divided, a sinister power is eroding the rule of law. What price will he pay for speaking out?

The cast comprises Jamie Cameron (Day Of The Living, A Christmas Carol), Peter Hamilton Dyer (A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play For The Nation), and Indra Ové (The Interrogation Of Sandra Bland).

Related Article: Arcola Theatre announces autumn season
Arcola Theatre's autumn season for 2019 has been announced. Featuring several UK premieres, all of the plays have either been written or adapted by women.

The immersive production of The Great Gatsby released some gorgeous photos today ahead of their transfer to the West End. The show promises to take London back into the roaring twenties, with cocktails, dancing and a pinch of good old fashioned scandal.

The immersive theatre experience has been running around the UK since 2015, and enjoyed a run in London as part of VAULT festival in 2017, where it sold out before it even opened. It now moves to IMMERSIVE | LDN in Mayfair from November.

Mamma Mia! announced a collaboration with Target Ovarian Cancer this week to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. Mamma Mia! felt strong links to this charity as a story of female friendship, support and strength created by three women.

Couture designer Elizabeth Emmanuel has exclusively designed a t-shirt with a Mamma Mia! Dynamo etched in metallic on the front. The t-shirts come with a specially designed hangtag explaining the symptoms of ovarian cancer to raise awareness for the disease which kills 11 women every day in the UK alone.

The t-shirts are available online, at the Novello Theatre, at the Mamma Mia! International tour productions’ theatres. £9 of each sale goes directly to Target Ovarian Cancer.

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