Theatre News Round Up - November 20-28
Updated: Apr 27
The news that has had theatre land talking this week includes...
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child to have special House Pride Nights
It has been announced that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is to have special house pride nights for the four Hogwarts houses throughout early 2022. All audience members will be invited to enter the house pride costume contest and will all receive house themed souvenir pins.
Hufflepuff will be celebrated on January 19, with Ravenclaw taking centre stage on January 26. Gryffindor pride will be marked on February 2, and Slytherin celebrated on February 9. The first 50 audience members to arrive on these special nights will receive early access to the gift shop and a chance to take part in special Harry Potter themed quizzes.
Dirty Dancing to return to London
Dirty Dancing, which is currently out on a UK Tour, is set to return to the West End next year, it has been confirmed.
The tour finishes on December 18, with the show taking a short break before heading to London for a limited engagement. The show will run at the Dominion Theatre from February 2 to April 16 with tickets going on sale tomorrow.
Nominees for best Musical Theatre Album Grammy award announced
Nominees for the grammy award for best musical theatre album were announced this week.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella has received a nod, along with the cast recording for the all star Les Miserables staged Concert and Girl From The North Country. Other nominees include The unofficial Bridgerton musical, Some Lovers by Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater and Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots
New revival of Jekyll and Hyde Musical announced
Lambert Jackson productions have confirmed plans for a workshop for a new production of Jekyll and Hyde that will take place next year.
Originally by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, the musical features music by Wildhorn and a book by Leslie Bricusse, adapted from the 1886 book”Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The workshop is expected to take place in April
Casting confirmed for Mamma Mia UK Tour
Casting has been announced for the UK Tour of Mamma Mia that kicks off in Plymouth in January
Sara Poyzer will star as Donna Sheridan with Nicky Swift as Rosie, Helen Anker as Tanya, Richard Standing as Sam Carmichael, Phil Corbitt as Bill Austin and Daniel Crowder as Harry Bright.
Jena Pandya will play Sophie Sheridan with Toby Miles as Sky, Jasmine Shen as Ali, Mariella Mazzilli as Lisa, James Willoughby Moore as Pepper, Corey Mitchell as Eddie and Sarah Harlington as Alternate Donna.
The cast is completed by Taylor Bridges, Ambra Caserotti, Martin Dickinson, Billy Downes, Chloe Gentles, Rachel Ivy, Luke Jasztal, Matt Kennedy, Lewis Kidd, Robert Knight, Hollie Nelson, Natasha O’Brien, Phoebe Roberts, Blair Robertson, Kaine Ruddach, Amy Thiroff and Cameron Vear.
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