• Becky Wallis

Theatre Weekly News Round Up - June 28 to July 4

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


New West End venue announced


A new venue, entitled Wonderville, will open in the heart of the west end later this year.

The venue will be on haymarket and will become a new hub for variety in theatre land, specialising in Magic and illusion.

The space will be open from noon until midnight with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays. The opening show, Wonderville: Magic opens on August 9th running through until October

Trailer for See How They Run released

The trailer for new murder mystery film, See How They Run, has been released, with the action taking place over various west end venues.

The film, which is due for release in September, follows the plot of a west end hit being adapted into a film only for the films director to be found dead.

Venues featured in the film include the Dominion theatre, the St Martins theatre and the old Vic.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie to embark on new UK tour

It has been announced this week that Everybody’s talking About Jamie, the hit musical which tells the story of a teenage drag queen, will hit the round on a second UK tour.

The tour will launch at the Salford Lowry in September with further dates and casting to be announced

New Dolly Parton musical to open in London

Smokey Mountain Christmas Carol, a new musical which features music by Dolly Parton is set to have its UK premiere at the Southbank Centre this Christmas

The show sees the famous story of Ebenezer Scrooge relocated to the Smokey mountains where Ebenezer is the owner of a mining town.

The show will play at Elizabeth hall, southbank centre from 8 December 2022 to 8 January 2023.

Initial casting announced for Fisherman’s friends uk tour


Initial casting has been announced for the UK Tour of Fisherman’s Friends the musical, which opens at the theatre royal Plymouth in September following its premiere at the Hall for Cornwall last year

James Gaddis will be play Jim with Parisa Shamir as his daughter Alwyn. Robert Duncan will star as Jago alongside Susan Penhaligan as his wife Maggie. Leadville will be played by Anton Stephans.

Further casting is to be announced.

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