• Becky Wallis

Theatre News Round Up - February 28 to March 6

Updated: Apr 28

The news that has had theatre land talking this week includes


Full casting announced for the UK Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Full casting has been announced for the UK Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which begins in Manchester later this month, with the full cast joining Alexandra Burke, Linzi Hately (at certain venues), Jason Donovan (at certain venues) and Jac Yarrow.

The company includes Erica Jayne Alden, Shane Antony-whitely, Natalie Bennyworth, Jabari Braham, Ben Brooker, Gemma Buckingham, Thalia Burt, Meg Darcy, Alexander Day, Tyler Ephraim, Iván Fernández González, Zac Frieze, Matt Gibson, Will Hawksworth, Samuel John-Humphreys, Claire Lander, Abbie Platts, Nathan Rigg, Rochelle Sherona, Samantha Shuma, Sam Stones and Holly Willock.

The young cast consists of Tommy Adams, Ava Belle Alexander, Hector Baldwin, Kelsey Balla, Zach Bent, Dylan Brooks, Mei Chiu, Esme Connolly, Hettie Connolly, Bryson Dekker, Phoebe Easom, Jax Fenner, Luca Foster-LeJeune, Max Garlick, Lola Green, Bella Harding, Luke Jury, Mateo Lechea, Naomi Lim, Ocean Monilal, Toryn O’Callaghan, Matilda O’Sullivan, Blythe Railton, Roxy Relf, Holly-Jade Roberts, Eden Rowe, Nandini Sharma, Poppy Mei Soon, Halle Stevens, Joshua Wahab, Buddy Way and Lili Whitehouse.

Louis Gaunt to join the cast of Mary Poppins

It has been announced that Louis Gaunt will be playing the role of Bert in hit musical Mary Poppins whilst Charlie Stemp heads to Chichester to play Bobby in a revival of Crazy for You this summer.

Gaunt will take over the role of the cheeky chimney sweep from 22 June.

It has not been confirmed as to whether Stemp will return after the run of Crazy for You ends or not.

My Fair Lady to embark on a UK tour

It has been announced that My Fair Lady will head out on a UK Tour following its summer in the West End.

The tour will begin in Bradford on 9 September before visiting Dublin, Cardiff and Southampton with more venues and casting to be announced.

Sondheim gala to be performed in the west end

A special gala in honour of Stephen Sondheim will take place at the Shaftesbury Theatre on May 3, with tickets on sale on March 15

Set to include 30 West end and Broadway performers, the show will raise money for the Stephen Sondheim foundation

Michael Ball, Petula Clark, Judi Dench, Daniel Evans, Bonnie Langford, Adrian Lester, Damien Lewis, Julia McKenzie, Elaine Paige, Bernadette Peters, Clive Rowe, Imelda Staunton and Hannah Waddingham are due to take part with more names to be revealed.

New casting announced for the west end production of The Play That Goes Wrong

New casting has been announced for Mischief Theatre’s hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong.

The cast includes Mikhail Sen as Chris, Tendai Humphrey Sitima as Robert, Jo ben Ayed as Dennis, Scott Hunter as Max, Anya de Villiers as Sandra, Ashh Blackwood as Annie, Oliver Mott as Jonathan and Tomisin Ajani as Trevor

The new understudies (or as mischief call them thunder studies) include Roisin Fahey, Charlie Richards, Stuart Vincent, Emily Waters and Jack Whittle.

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