• Becky Wallis

Theatre News Round Up - April 23-May 1

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


Performers announced for Magic at the Musicals

It has been announced that the casts of Beauty and the Beast, The Drifters Girl, Moulin Rouge, Frozen and Tina-The Tina Turner Musical will be performing at the upcoming Magic at the musicals concert . More acts are to be announced.

Tickets are available from today with the event due to take place on 18 September 2022.

Stepping Out to tour the UK

t has been announced that a new production of Richard Harris’ Stepping Out will head out on a. new UK Tour later this year.

The cast will include Rita Simons, Harriet Thorpe, Hayley Tamaddon, Leanne Jones, Wendi Peters,Elizabeth Power, Deborah Tracey, Charlotte Bloomsbury, Nicole Deon and Tom Kanji.

The tour will begin on 5 September in Portsmouth before visiting Dartford, Cardiff, Truro, Peterborough, Barnstaple, High Wycombe, Cheltenham and Eastbourne with further dates to be announced.

Wicked extends West End Run

It has been announced this week that popular musical Wicked has extended its run at the Victoria Apollo Theatre, London, with half a million new tickets now on sale through to 28 May 2023

Four extra shows have also been added over the Christmas 2022 with shows on Tuesday 20 December, Friday 23 December, Tuesday 27 December and Friday 30 December.

Heathers the musical to be professionally recorded

Good news for Heathers fans! The current run at the other palace theatre is to be filmed professionally for later release.

The show will be filmed over 2 weeks with two live performances. A ballot for those performances will be held with details to be announced

The show has been taken off of sale from 3 to 19 May to allow for the filming with normal performances resuming on 20 May running through to 4 September.

Alexandra Burke joins the cast of palladium panto

Alexandra Burke is set to appear as the villain Mrs Blundermore in Jack and the Beanstalk at the London Palladium this Christmas.

The show, which opens on 15 December, sees a return to the traditional narrative pantomime for the venue and will also star Dawn French, Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot.

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