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Andy Nyman in Fiddler On The Roof (Photo: Johan Persson)

Andy Nyman in Fiddler On The Roof (Photo: Johan Persson)

New family shows, Mischief Theatre and a Showstopping quiz – the weekly roundup

Eleni Cashell

By Eleni Cashell Published 25 January 2019

With West End transfers, star castings and brand new shows from critically acclaimed producers, it’s been another incredibly busy week in Theatreland.

Missed everything because you’ve been too focused on how DARN COLD it is? Don’t worry; we’ve got your back with our weekly roundup.

Fiddler On The Roof transfers to the West End

Following a sell-out run at the Menier Theatre, the critically acclaimed production of Fiddler On The Roof is transferring to the Playhouse Theatre.

Keeping Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn in their leading roles, the show opens on 27 March (previews from 21 March), with tickets going on sale on 6 February.

A Showstopping theatre quiz!

Showstopper! Improvised Musical challenge!

This week’s theatre quiz is a bit different from what we’ve done before. We’ve asked our friends from Showstopper! The Improvised Musical to improvise some well-known shows in different locations. Can you guess what they’re acting out?

Exclusive: Bernadette Robinson performs Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit

You won’t believe the sheer talent of Bernadette Robinson in this exclusive performance of Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit.


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Bernadette’s one-woman show, Songs For Nobodies, is currently on at the Ambassadors Theatre. In the show, Bernadette performs music from iconic divas, including Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas.

Mischief Theatre announce three new shows

Mischief Theatre's Groan Ups at the Vaudeville Theatre

From the people who brought you The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, comes three brand new shows. Part of a year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre, Mischief’s first new show will be Groan Ups, a comedy about how much your younger years impacts your adulthood.


The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time announce Relaxed Performance

Julie Hale, Stuart Laing and Joshua Jenkins in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (Photo: Brinkhoff/Mogenburg)

During World Autism Awareness Week, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time will be putting on a Relaxed Performance. Taking place on Saturday 6 April, this special matinee performance will have adjusted lighting and sound, quiet areas in the foyer, relaxed attitude to audience movement and trained staff on hand to help.

Six fantastic new family shows to see this year

The Wider Earth at Natural History Museum (Photo: Prudence Upton)

Already running out of ways to entertain the younger members of the family? Why not check out some of these new family shows which are coming to the West End very soon…

Waitress to serve pies at performances

Waitress pies

Who needs popcorn, crisps or bags of sweets when you can have Waitress themed pie instead? This week, Waitress announced that its audiences are going to be able to purchase some sweet treats in three flavours; apple crumble, chocolate salted caramel or banoffee. And even better, they’ll be baked by London’s own Theatre Café.

Miriam-Teak Lee to lead new West End musical, & Juliet

Miriam-Teak Lee will lead & Juliet

Think you know Shakespeare’s classic, Romeo and Juliet? Think again. In the brand-new musical, & Juliet, she doesn’t end her own life and decides to get over her heartbreak by heading off to Paris with Nurse and her friends. Performing in the Shaftesbury Theatre, the musical will feature iconic pop songs from writer Max Martin – including [Hit Me] Baby One More Time, Everybody, Love Me Like You Do and I Can’t Feel My Face.

Taking on the title role of Juliet, Miriam-Teak Lee was in the first West End cast of Hamilton and had also been in On The Town. Further casting is still to be announced, so watch this space!

Giles Terera withdraws from The American Clock

Giles Terera backstage at the 2018 Olivier Awards

Oliver award-winning Giles Terera has, unfortunately, had to pull out of the upcoming production of The American Clock due to personal reasons. He will be replaced by Clarke Peters, who you may recognise from the TV show, The Wire or his performance in Five Guys Named Moe last year. Clarke will take on the roles of Robertson/Moe 3/Taylor in The American Clock until 2 March.

First look at Pinter Seven rehearsals

Danny Dyer in rehearsals for Pinter Seven (Photo: Marc Brenner)

As the Pinter at the Pinter season comes to a close, we’ve got an insider look at how rehearsals of Pinter Seven are going. And with the cast including Danny Dyer and Martin Freeman, it’s certainly a good way for this successful season to end!


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