• Becky Wallis

Theatre News Round Up - 7-12 November

Updated: Apr 27

The news that has had theatre land talking this week includes...


Creators of the Bridgerton Musical to perform to London


Emily Bear and Abigail Barlow, who shot to fame on Tok Tok with their creation of a musical version of the hit Netflix show Bridgerton, will perform in London later this month.

They will perform a night of songs on 22 November in the Spiegeltent in Leicester Square, joined on stage by a host of West End names, which will be revealed at a later date.

South Pacific to play in Manchester and London ahead of a UK Tour.

The highly successful Chichester Festival Theatre production of South Pacific is set to run in Manchester next year, ahead of a run at Sadlers Wells, all before heading out on a UK Tour.

The production will open at Manchester Opera House on 16 July, before playing a season at Sadler’s Wells between 27 July and 28 August. The show will then visit Dublin, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Canterbury with further dates to be announced.

Gina Beck will play the role of Nellie and Julian Ovenden as Emile, with further casting to be announced.

Strictly Come Dancing announces plans for Musicals week


Next Saturday marks the theatre filled Strictly come dancing musicals special and the BBC show have announced some of the plans for the show

The weekend will see the strictly pros perform numbers to Cabaret and Wicked and the Sunday night will see a performance from Max Harwood who plays Jamie New in the film adaptation of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

An Evening with The Good Enough Mums Club tour announced


Emma Williams and Emma Odell, alongside other working mums including Keisher Downie, Jade Samuels and Belinda Wollaston are to star in a new tour entitled An Evening with the Good Enough Mothers Club

The show will carry out a case study throughout the tour, looking at ways to help parents to continue their careers in the performing arts.

The show will feature songs performed from new musical The Good Enough Mums Club in a concert setting, hosted by the show’s creator Emily Beecher

Moulin Rouge makes face masks mandatory for entry

Moulin Rouge has announced that the wearing of face masks will be mandatory for audiences attending the show at the piccadilly theatre.

The show said in a statement: “Ambassadors Theatre Group and the producers of Moulin Rouge! The Musical are asking all audience members to wear masks when attending performances at the Piccadilly Theatre, in order to keep the production company and audiences safe. This policy will be reviewed on an on-going basis.”

Anyone who is medically exempt will be able to continue in a way that reflects their circumstances.

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