• Becky Wallis

Theatre News Round Up - April 11-18

Updated: Apr 28

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


Annie Get Your Gun concert to be staged in London


It has been announced that a spacial concert version of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun will be staged at the London Palladium later this year to mark the show’s 75th anniversary

The production will star Amber Davies as Annie Oakley, Julian Ovenden as Frank Butlet and Trevor Dion Nicholas as Buffalo Bill with further casting to be announced.

Lambert Jackson creative director Eliza Jackson said: “We are very excited to be bringing this brand-new concert production to the Palladium. Annie Get Your Gun is a classic that has been enjoyed by generations and the music and lyrics are both timeless and fun. We have a wonderful cast and we can’t wait to open the curtain on Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show.”

Gina Beck joins the cast of But I’m a Cheerleader

Following warm reviews, Tania Azevedo’s ‘But I’m a cheerleader’ is set to continue at the Turbine Theatre until May 8th with Gina Beck joining the cast

Gina Beck will take over the role of Mary Brown from Tiffany Graves.

The Addam’s Family tour to close early

Social media statements from the team at the UK Tour of The Addam’s Family have this week confirmed that the tour will be ending early, not visiting the final four stops. The tour will now finish in Norwich after visiting Truro and Manchester beforehand.

The show stars Joanne Clifton, Cameron Blakely, Scott Paige and Kingsley Morton.

A statement from the show said: “Due to the continued impact of the effects of Covid on our audiences and their willingness to return to the theatres, we have unfortunately had to take the decision to close the tour of The Addams Family earlier than planned.”

Charlie and the chocolate factory to embark on a UK Tour

It has been announced that the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the chocolate factory will embark on a UK Tour from later this year.

The show will open at Leeds Playhouse from 18 November before visiting Milton Keynes, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Norwich, Cardiff and Canterbury.

Further tour dates and casting is yet to be announced.

Shrek the musical to tour again in 2023

A new tour of the much loved musical adaptation of Dreamwork’s Shrek the musical will launch next year.

The show, directed by Samuel Holmes and Nick Winston, will launch it’s new tour at the Theatre Royal Plymouth next July with further dates and casting to be announced

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