• Becky Wallis

Theatre News Round Up - December 5-10

Updated: Apr 27

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


Half A Sixpence to be broadcast this Christmas


Four years on from its closure, and after 4 years of wondering if that apparently just for archive pro shot recording was ever going to see the light of day, it has finally been announced that the 2016/17 production of Half A Sixpence will be broadcast on television over the festive season.

The show, which shot Charlie Stemp to stage stardom for his portrayal of apprentice Arthur Kipps, will be shown on Sky Arts (available on freeview channel 11 for those without Sky) on December 29 at 6.30pm. If you can’t spot it in the listings, please be aware that the show is listed under it’s new license name ‘Kipps’

Nominees announced for WhatsOnStage Awards

Nominees have been announced for the WhatsOnStage Awards, with the ceremony due to take place in February. Disney’s Frozen leads the way with the most nominations, with plenty of nods also going to Cinderella, Cabaret and Moulin Rouge.

For plays, The Tragedy of Macbeth takes five nominations with Mischief Theatre also doing well with 4 nominations for Magic Goes Wrong and a best west end show nod for The Play That Goes Wrong.

You can vote for your favourites here https://awards.whatsonstage.com

White Christmas to tour in 2022

Currently delighting festive theatre goers on tour this year, it has already been announced that Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will tour again next year, with casting set to be announced in due course.

The 2022 tour will begin at the theatre royal Nottingham on 22 November, before visiting Sunderland and Liverpool in December.

Life of Pi extends West End Run

The critically acclaimed production of The Life of Pi, currently playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre has announced an extension to its current run

The show will now run through to 29 May 2022

The Prince of Egypt filmed

It has been announced that the West end production of The Prince of Egypt has been filmed during the shows final few weeks.

Whilst plans for the recording have not been fully announced yet, it is suspected that it will be broadcast in the future

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