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Matt Cardle and the cast of Strictly Ballroom (Photo: Johan Persson)

Matt Cardle and the cast of Strictly Ballroom (Photo: Johan Persson)

Strictly (limited) Ballroom, some Wise casting and more from the week

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements First Published 31 August 2018, Last Updated 3 September 2018

Weeks come and go, and sadly, so do West End shows. This week, we’ve had news about shows closing. But, we’ve also heard about new shows, cast announcements and guest appearances. Didn’t manage to stay on top of it this week? Don’t trawl through the internet, we have all the biggest theatre news stories below.

Strictly Ballroom announces closing date

Matt Cardle and the cast of Strictly Ballroom (Photo: Johan Persson)

This week, the sad, sad news that Strictly Ballroom The Musical will be closing was announced. The sparkling musical will be closing its doors in late October.

Casting announced for Wise Children

Emma Rice on Brief Encounter

Later this year, Emma Rice will be launching her brand new theatre company, Wise Children, with a playful adaptation of the novel of the same name. This week, the cast of this highly-anticipated production has been announced.


Hamilton receives a royal visit

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Hamilton Sentebale gala (Photo: Craig Sugden)

Prince Harry, Megan Markle and Lin Manuel Miranda stopped by the Victoria Palace Theatre for a spectacular fundraising performance of Hamilton. Funds raised at the Gala performance went to Sentebale, the charity founded by Prince Harry with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho.


Full casting for Don Quixote announced

David Trelfall and Rufus Hound in Don Quixote Photo by Helen Maybanks

David Threlfall and Rufus Hound are reprising their roles as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza respectively in the upcoming transfer of the RSC’s Don Quixote. And with them, they’re bringing a whole host of incredible actors. See who’s joining them, below.


Get a sneak peek at Company

The cast of Company in rehearsals (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

It’s the legendary Broadway musical comedy – Company – as you’ve never seen it before. Rehearsals are in full swing and we have a sneaky look peek at how the production is coming along ahead of its opening on 26 September.


Adam Kay’s sold-out show is coming to the West End

Garrick Theatre London

As one doctor leave the Garrick, another enters. Young Frankenstein may have bowed out of the West End but writer, comedian and former doctor Adam Kay is stepping in. The author of the best-selling book This Is Going To Hurt is bringing his corresponding show to London for a strictly limited run.


Everything you need to know about The Play That Goes Wrong

Katie Bernstein, Jason Callender, Edward Judge, Alastair Kirton, Edward Howells, Meg Mortell, Graeme Rooney, and Patrick Warner in The Play That Goes Wrong

We took a deep dive into the hilarious Olivier Award-winning comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong. From its creation to how to get to the theatre, find out everything you need to know, below.


Phoenix Theatre to get David Cassidy memorial plaque

Phonenix Theatre London

To celebrate the life and achievements of the great performer, a memorial plaque dedicated to him will be erected at the Phoenix Theatre. The unveiling will take place on 21 September at 12pm.


Exciting new shows coming to the West End later this year

Caroline, Or Change at Playhouse Theatre

If the weather has anything to say about it, the summer is over. As August slowly comes to an end, being inside becomes far more appealing. And, lucky for you, we have 14 incredible reasons to stay indoors for – all opening later this year.

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


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