• Becky Wallis

Theatre News Round Up - May 30 - June 7

The news that has had theatre land talking this week includes


Casting announced for new musical Tasting Notes


Casting has been announced for the premiere of new musical Tasting notes, written by Richard Baker and Charlie Ryall

The show, which delves into the lives of workers and patrons at a wine bar, is due to open at the Southwark Playhouse on 27 July running until 27 August.

The cast includes Mischief Theatre stars Nancy Zamit and Niall Ransome, alongside Charlie Ryall, Wendy Morgan, Sam Kipling and Stephen Hoo.

West End Concert to celebrate cut or unknown songs from the shows

A new concert named ‘Unheard’ is due to play in London next month, celebrating the lesser known and cut songs from the shows, taking place at the Arts theatre on 27 June

The cast for the concert will include students and graduates from Trinity Laben, Guildford School of Acting and Bird College alongside Kayla Carter, Lauren Byrne, Amelia Walker and Christoper Cameron.

Cabaret extends West End Run

Cabaret, which received critical acclaim, has announced an extension to it’s West End run this week, with tickets now on sale until 15 April 2023.

It has also been confirmed that Fra Fee and Amy Lennox have both extended their runs as Emcee and Sally Bowles respectively until 1 October 2022. Richard Katz will join the cast of Herr Schultz on June 27 taking over from Elliot Levey.

Full Company announced for Crazy for You

Full casting has been announced for Crazy for You, which runs at Chichester Festival theatre this summer

As previously announced, the cast will be lead by Charlie Stemp as Bobby Child and he will be joined by Carly Anderson as Polly Baker with Marc Akinfolarin as Moose, Lila Anderson as Vera, Merryl Anshan as Irene Roth, Simon Anthony as Sam, Craig Bartley as Mingo, Jason Battersby as Junior, Evonnee Bentley-Holder as Sheila, Imogen Bowtell as Elaine, Kyle Cox as Wyatt, Mathew Craig as Lank Hawkins, Bethan Downing as a swing, Jacque Dubois as Patricia Fodor, Nicholas Duncan as Jimmy, Tom Edden as Bela Zangler, Nathan Elwick as Custus, Don Gallagher as Everett Baker, Adrian Grove as Eugene Foder, Laura Hills as Mitzi, Ryan Jupp as a swing, Matthew Malthouse as Pete, Neil Martin as a swing, Joshua Nkemdilim as Billy, Kate Parr as Patsy, Sadie-Jean Shirley as Tess, Gay Soper as Lottie Child, Bradley Trevethan as a swing, Ella Valentine as Margie and Tara Yasmin as Louise.

News dates added to Jersey Boys UK Tour

New dates have been added to the popular UK tour of Jersey Boys, with dates thought to April 2023

The show will now play for the first time ever at Swansea Arena before visiting Edinburgh Playhouse Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and Wales millennium centre

Casting for this second leg of the tour will be announced in due course.

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