This week, we’ve seen some cast shake-ups, some sneak peeks and one incredible exclusive amongst other news and events in theatre this week. If you missed anything from the world of the West End, we’ve got your back. Here’s the week in theatre all in one handy place for you.
Love the songs from Dreamgirls? Well, you can add one more to the list. We were fortunate enough to experience composer and creator Henry Krieger perform the never-before-heard song, I’m The New Girl, with the brilliant cast member Asmeret Ghebremichael.
You can only hear the stunning performance here.
This week, we said goodbye to Josie Walker and Phil Nichol who left their roles in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Sad times. But we’ve now said hello to Lee Ross and Rebecca McKinnis who have started performances at the Apollo Theatre!
To celebrate World Emoji Day (because, why not?!) we put your theatre knowledge to the test with this quiz! Starting with London musicals then featuring London plays, we transformed many of the West End’s leading titles into emoji sentences. How many can you get right?
School may be out for most kids but for the kids of School Of Rock, term is just beginning. A brand new cast has just been announced for the Olivier Award-winning musical that’s moving into its third year in the West End.
They’ll have you Defying Gravity: the first images have been released of the new Wicked cast, with new cast members David Witts as Fiyero and Chris Jarman as Doctor Dillamond.
Kids Week is almost here! And the school holidays are even sooner. Fill those soon-to-be empty hours you’ve been stressing about AND get you and your family ready for your upcoming theatre trip by grooving on down to our ultimate Kids Week playlist.
It’s the show that Just Can’t Stop Loving You. The Michael Jackson musical, Thriller Live, will celebrate its 4,000th West End show with a very special performance at the Lyric Theatre on Wednesday 12 September. The gala performance will raise funds for The Prince’s Trust and will feature high-profile guest stars.
This week, it was announced that Mark Rylance will join the star-studded line-up of the upcoming Pinter At The Pinter season. He will appear in two special charity performances of Harold Pinter’s Art, Truth And Politics.
Patrick Ness’ children’s’ novel about a 13-year-old boy trying to cope with his mother’s illness was an instant success having won the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals in 2011. Now, Sally Cookson has put her signature style on the moving tale where fantasy and reality collide in this production aimed at young people at The Old Vic. We saw it this week and here are five reasons why you should see it, too.
Sounds And Sorcery Celebrating Disney Fantasia is a magical show which plunges you into the mystical world of the classic Disney film. The immersive experience takes you on a journey through beautiful and enchanting landscapes while playing the score from the film. Can’t imagine what it will look like? Take a look at the production shots below and get ready to be transported to another world.
This Kids Week, treat your child to a trip to the theatre to see a brilliant stage version of a great movie. From bright, fun cult classics to moving tales about grief, inspiring true stories to an immersive concert experience, there’s something for every child – and you’ll love it, too.
There was plenty of other news this week. To see what else you missed, click here.