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The cast of Six The Musical (Photo: Idil Sukan)

The cast of Six The Musical (Photo: Idil Sukan)

New shows, a big West End comeback and Caroline Flack – the weekly round-up

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements Published 30 November 2018

As we start counting down the final days of 2018, we look forward to what’s to come in Theatreland over the next few months. In this week’s round-up, we tell you all the new musicals hitting the West End next year, and we have some breaking news for you, too.

Joseph is back!

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the London Palladium

That coat of many colours is finally making its way back to the West End because in June 2019, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be playing at the London Palladium! Close your eyes, draw back the curtain, and read on.

10 new musicals coming to London in 2019

The cast of Six The Musical (Photo: Idil Sukan)

2019 is going to be huge for musical theatre. We’ve not even bid farewell to the current year and 10 brilliant new musicals have already been announced. This list will make sure you don’t miss out on some of the hottest up-and-coming shows. Some are only around for a few days, so get clicking!

Betrayal tickets go on sale

Tom Hiddleston will star in Betrayal (Photo: Charlie Gray)

A Golden Globe, an Olivier Award, a fanbase stretching into the millions, and a whole magnitude of talent. Tom Hiddleston has it all. And in news that’ll delight theatregoers far and wide, tickets are now available to see him lead the cast of Betrayal, the culmination of the Pinter at the Pinter season.

In rehearsal: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

Joshua Jenkins in The Curious Incident Of Dog In The Night-Time rehearsals (Photo: Ellie Kurttz)

This week, the spectacular The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time returned to London after a two-year hiatus. Prior to the epic comeback, we got a sneak peek at the rehearsals which featured the new Christopher Boone, Joshua Jenkins, who’s making his West End debut.

Caroline Flack is Chicago’s new Roxie Hart

Caroline Flack

The reality TV host is finally fulfilling a life-long dream of starring as Roxie Hart in Chicago from 10 December until the show closes on 5 January. Caroline will be joining fellow reality TV star, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Todrick Hall who recently took up the role of Billy Flynn.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery has a new cast

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre (Photo: Robert Workman)

Mischief Theatre’s smash-hit comedy has been extended until 3 November 2019. And along with the announcement came news that it’ll have a new cast! Find out who will be starring in the hilarious show by clicking below.

Calum Finlay tells us all about Switzerland

Calum Finlay in Switzerland at Theatre Royal Bath (Photo: Nobby Clark)

Tension isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Switzerland, but Joanna Murray Smith’s new thriller might change your mind about that. We sat down with its star, Calum Finlay, to discuss the plot’s twist and turns, his process and more.

Mel Giedroyc describes Company in 1 minute


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The marvellous Mel Giedroyc took the time out to sit down with us and tell us all about Company, which she stars in as Sarah. Hear about the show from the lady herself in our video.

Get a sneak peek at Nine Night

The company of Nine Night in rehearsals (Photo: Helen Murray)

The brand new show from Natasha Gordon is opening on Saturday (1 December), so before you head down to Trafalgar Studios, check out these in-rehearsal shots.

Playlists Challenge: Motown The Musical’s Jay Perry

Jay Perry (Berry Gordy) in Motown The Musical (Photo: Tristram Kenton)

To celebrate the 89th birthday of Motown Records’ founder and the subject of Motown The Musical, Berry Gordy, we spoke to Jay Perry, who is currently playing him in the show, and asked him which songs have inspired him.

Theatre Quiz: How well do you know Waitress?

The original Broadway production of Waitress (Photo: Joan Marcus)

It’s no secret that Waitress is coming to London. What may be a secret is that we’ve all been listening to the cast recording since the news broke three months ago. So we’re putting all those Waitress fans to the test with our quiz.

There was plenty of other news this week. To see what else you missed, click here.


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