• Becky Wallis

Theatre News Round Up - June 7-12

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


Tour dates announced for Shrek the Musical


Tour dates have been announced for the upcoming UK Tour of Shrek the musical, with the new production having been confirmed earlier this year

The show will open at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 21 July 2023 before visiting Manchester, Dublin, Bristol, Southend, Carlisle, Aberdeen, Oxford, Wimbledon, Dartford, Northampton, Bradford, Woking, Eastbourne, Cardiff, York and Blackpool with more dates to be announced.

More details revealed for UK premiere of Newsies.

Further details have been announced for the hotly anticipated UK premiere of Disney’s hit musical Newsies.

The show will open at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on 29 November, with an official opening night on 9 December. It will be staged in the round with seating areas named after boroughs of New York.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 16th.

Dirty Dancing to return to London

Having run earlier this year and proved popular with fans of the iconic movie, it has been announced that the stage adaptation of Dirty Dancing will return to the west end next year, once again playing at the Dominion Theatre.

The show will open on January 21 with tickets on sale through to 29 April. Casting is yet to be announced.

Further casting announced for concert version of Chess

Further casting has been announced for the upcoming concert version of Chess, due to take place at the theatre royal drury lane on August 1

Joining the previously announced Samantha Barks and Hadley Fraser will be Joel Harper-Jackson, Frances Mayli McCann and Ako Mitchell. The ensemble will include Joseph Craig, Darius J James, Aoife Kenny, Jessica Lee, Nick Len, Natasha May-Thomas, Alice Readie, Stuart Rouse, Phoebe Samuel Gray, Grant Thresh and Libby Watts. Further casting is to be confirmed

Due to high levels of demand, a second show of the concert has also been added for August 2nd.

From Here to Eternity to be revived

It has been announced that From Here to Eternity, which was first seen in London in 2013, will receive a West end revival later this year.

The show, which follows the stories of soldiers in the lead up to Pearl Harbour, will run at the Charing Cross Theatre from 29 October to 17 December, with casting and further details to be revealed in due course.

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