• Becky Wallis

Weekly Theatre News Round Up - August 14-19

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


Casting announced for The Time Traveller's Wife


Casting has been announced for the premiere of The Time Traveller’s Wife the musical, which runs at the Storyhouse in Chester from 30 September to 15 October ahead of a west end transfer

David Hunter will play the role of Henry with Joanna Woodward as Claire. Aisha Davis will play Dr Kendrick with Ross Dawes as Henry’s Dad, Hiba Elchikhe as Charisse, Stevie Hutchinson as Claire’s Dad, Tim Mahendran as Gomez, Sorelle Marsh as Henry’s Mum, Benjamin Purkiss as Jason/Mark and Alwyne Taylor as Old Clare.

Further details announced for Orlando

It has been announced that Orlando, starring The Crown star Emma Corrin, will run at the Garrick Theatre from 25 November to 25 February.

Directed by Micheal Grandage, tells the story of the title character as they travel through countries, centuries and genders after being born in the 16th century.

Further casting is to be announced.

Casting announced for The Famous Five Musical

Casting has been announced for the new stage musical adaptation of The Fantastic Five, which plays at Theatr Clwyd before heading to Chichester Festival Theatre

The show which sees the quintet head to a ruined castle will star Lara Denning as Aunt Fanny, Maria Goodman as George, Sam Harrison as Bobby, Isabella Methven as Anne, David Ricardo Pearce as Uncle Quentin, Louis Suc as Dick, Kibong and Tanji as Rowena and Dewi Wykes as Julian. Ailsa Calling and Elisa De Grey will be the puppeteers for Timmy.

New casting announced for Les Miserables

New casting has been announced for the West end production of Les Miserables with David Thaxton joining as Javert, Ava Brennon joining as Fantine, Robert Tripolino joining as Marius, Nathania Ong as Eponine and Lulu-Mae Pears as Cosette.

Jon Robyns, Gerard Carey, Josefina Gabrielle and Jordan Shaw continue as Jean Valjean, Thenardier, Madame Thenardier and Enjolras.

The cast is completed by Hazel Baldwin, Brad Barnley, Emma Barr, Cameron Burt, Natalie Chua, Matthew Dale, Matt Dempsey, Bryony Duncan, Louis Emmanuel, Sophie-May Feek, Natalie Green, Melad Hamidi, Harry Jack, Christopher Jacobsen, Benjamin Karran, Yazmin King, Bart Lambert, Sarah Lark, Georgie Lovatt, Ellie Ann Lowe, Adam Robert Lewis, Donald Craig Manuel, Jodie Nolan, Sam Peggs, Jo Stephenson, Phoebe Williams and Ollie Wray.

Tributes paid to West End star Darius Danesh

Tributes have been paid to stage actor Darius Danesh who has died at the age of 41.

The star, who had a break out hit with Colour blind in the 2000’s appeared in The Trojans, Carmen, Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Funny Girl, Gone With The Wind and From Here to Eternity.


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