• Becky Wallis

Weekly Theatre News Round Up - July 12-17

The news that has had theatre land talking this week includes


Grace Mouat to play Cinderella

It has been announced that Grace Mouat will play Ella in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Hope Mill Theatre in a contemporary twist on the classic tale

Mouat said: “I genuinely cannot explain how excited I am to be playing Cinderella. It has been a dream of mine to be part of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and obviously the film is ICONIC!

“I cannot wait to meet the incredible company and get started on this new version in Manchester. ‘Impossible things are happening every day!’ Pinch me!”

Jordan Luke Gage announces solo concert

Jordan Luke Gage has announced his first solo concert, presented by Fourth Wall Live

The Bonnie and Clyde, Heathers, &Juliet star will present his concert on Sunday 23 October at the brand new here at Outernet venue on Tottenham Court Road,

Gage said: “I’m really excited to be performing at this brand-new West End venue in a unique style of musical concert. The Outernet is a futuristic, innovative space so I’m excited to put a unique experience together.”

An Improbable musical to tour the UK

It has been announced that An Improbable Musical by improv specialists Improbable will be touring the UK later this year

Incorporating improvisation with design and puppetry, the new show will star Josie Lawrence, Ruth Bratt, Niall Ashdown and Aya Nakamura with more casting to be announced.

The show will open at the Exeter Northcott on 26 September before heading to the Hackney Empire for a limited run. It will then continue the tour throughout spring 2023 with further venues to be announced.

Full casting announced for the UK Tour of Spike

Full casting has been confirmed for the upcoming UK Tour of Spike.

Robert Wilfort will play the title role of Spike Milligan with Patrick Warner as Peter Sellers and Jeremy Lloyd as Harry Secombe.

Margaret Cabourn-Smith will play Janet, with James Mack as Denis Main-Wilson/Peter Eton, Ellie Morris as June and Robert Mountford as BBC executive. Peter Dukes joins the show as BBC Announcer with Tesni Kujore as Myra and Sam Ducane as Doctor.

Opening at the Cheltenham Everyman from 6 September, the show will tour to Malvern, Guildford, Oxford, Salisbury, Brighton, Darlington, Aylesbury, Glasgow, Richmond, Blackpool and Cardiff.

Circus 1903 to return to London for festive run

Circus 1903 will return to London this festive season with a run at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith featuring life size puppetry and circus acts.

Ringmaster David Williamson comments: “I’m beyond thrilled to be returning to London with Circus 1903 this holiday season. We will be bringing all of the pageantry and amusement to the fantastic Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith! I can’t wait to show off all of the new wonders we have in store!”

The show will run from 15 December to 1 January.

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