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  • Writer's pictureBecky Wallis

Theatre News Round Up - January 16 - 22

Updated: Apr 28, 2022

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

Bonnie and Clyde to run in the West End

After two sell out concert performances this week, it has been announced that a full production of Bonnie and Clyde is to run at the Arts Theatre from later this year

Directed by Nick Winston, the show is set to open in April with creative team and casting to be announced.

Full casting for Beauty and the Beast summer London run

It has been announced that Beauty and the Beast tour will run at the London Palladium this summer, opening on June 24 and running through to September 17.

Courtney Stapleton will continue in the role in Belle with Shaq Taylor joining the cast as Beast. Gavin Lee, Tom Senior, Sam Bailey and Nigel Richards will also continue in their respective roles of Lumiere, Gaston, Mrs Potts and Cogsworth.

Martin Ball will join the cast as Maurice, with Samantha Bingley as Wardrobe, Emma Caffrey as Babette and Louis Stockil as Le Fou.

The cast is completed by Richard Astbury, Sarah Benbelaid, Jake Bishop, Pamela Blair, Liam Buckland, Jasmine Davis, Matthew Dawkins, Autumn Draper, Daisy Edwards, Alyn Hawke, George Hinson, Jennifer Louise Jones, Brontë Lavine, Thomas-Lee Kidd, David McIntosh, Aimee Moore, Sam Murphy, Ashley-Jordon Packer, Emily Squibb, Grace Swaby, India Thornton and Rhys West.

Further tour dates announced for Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Further tour dates have been announced for Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, with the tour launching in Liverpool in March before visiting Salford, Kingston upon Thames, Edinburgh, Truro, Exeter, Cheltenham, Oxford, Sheffield, Pool and theatre royal Stratford East.

Casting is yet to be announced.

Fra Fee joins Beauty and the Beast prequel

It has been announced that Fra Fee, star of the Ferryman and Les Miserables alongside Amazon Prime’s Cinderella and Disney Plus’ Hawkeye, is to star in the upcoming beauty and the beast prequel series for Disney Plus.

He will play the role of Prince Benoit Berlioz in the series which tells the story of Gaston

Gaston will be played by Luke Evans, with Josh Gad as LeFou and Briana Middleton as LeFou’s stepsister Tilly.

Casting announced for UK Tour of Cluedo

Casting has been announced for the upcoming tour of Cluedo which launches later this month

In this spoof of the thriller, Michelle Collins will play Miss Scarlett with Daniel Casey as Professor Plum. Jean-Luke Worrell will play butler Wadsworth, with Laura Kirman as Yvette, Wesley Griffith as Colonel Mustard, Etisyai Phillip as Mrs White, Judith Amesenga as Mrs Peacock and Tom Babbage as Reverend Green.

The cast is completed by Harry Bradley and Meg Travers with Georgia Bradley and Liam Harrigan as understudies.

Directed by Mark Bell, the director of Mischief Comedy hits The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, and starring a number of Mischief theatre Alumnus, this looks like it’s going to be hilarious.

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