• Becky Wallis

Weekly Theatre News Round Up - August 20-28

The news that has had theatre land talking this week includes


Casting announced for My Fair Lady UK Tour


Full casting has been announced for the UK Tour of My Fair Lady, which launches in Bradford next month.

Charlotte Kennedy will play the role of Eliza Doolittle, with Michael D.Xavier as Henry Higgins. Adam Woodyatt will star as Alfred P Doolittle alongside Heather Jackson as Mrs Higgins, John Middleton as Colonel Pickering, Leslie Garrett as Mrs Pearce and Tom Liggins as Freddy Eynsford Hill.

The cast is completed by Dammi Aregbeshola, Bernadette Bangura, Joseph Claus, Jordan Crouch, Jamie Cruttenden, Francessca Daniella-Baker, Barry Drummond, Bethany Huckle, Emma Johnson, Sinead Kenny, Jenny Legg, Rebekah Lowings, Carl Patrick, Tom Ping, Dominique Planter, Joseph Poulton, John Stacey, Joshua Steel, Oliver Tester, Adam Vaughan, Annie Wensak and Paul Westwood.

Death Drop: Back in the Habit confirms West End Run

The UK Tour of Death Drop: Back in the Habit, the follow up to 2020’s Death Drop has added a London engagement, running at the Garrick Theatre from 8 to 20 November.

The tour opens in Bromley in October, before visiting Dartford and London. After the west end run the show will run in Wycombe, Cardiff, Crewe, Brighton, Blackpool, Sheffield, Leicester, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham.

Oklahoma! to transfer to the West End

It has been announced that Daniel Fish’s Tony award winning production of Oklahoma! which run at the Young Vic earlier this year will transfer into the West End.

The show will run at the Wyndhams Theatre from February next year with exact dates and casting to be announced.

Full casting for Tammy Faye announced

Casting has been announced for Tammy Faye, a new musical by James Graham, Elton John and Jake Shears.

Katie Brayben will play the title role with the cast also including Andrew Rannells, Peter Caulfield, Kelly Agbowu, Amy Booth-Steel, Colin Burnicle, Ashley Campbell, Danny Collins, Richard Dempsey, Fred Haig, Georgia Louise, Robyn Rose, Nicholas Rowe, Martin Sarreal, Steve John Shepherd, Gemma Sutton and Zubin Varla.

My Son’s A Queer (but What Can You Do?) to run in the West End

It has been announced that Rob Madge’s My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) will run in the West End later this year after successful runs at the Turbine Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe.

The show, which is autobiographical, tells Rob’s story growing up queer with a supportive family. It will run at the Garrick Theatre from 21 October to November 6.

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