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  • Writer's pictureBecky Wallis

Weekly Theatre News Round Up - October 4-10

The news that has had theatre land talking this week includes

Full casting announced for The Wizard of Oz

Full casting has been announced for The Wizard of Oz, which runs at the Curve Leicester from 19 November to 8 January.

Joining the previously announced Georgina Onuorah as Dorethy will be Christina Bianco as Glinda and Charlotte Jaconelli as the Wicked Witch of the West alongside Jonny Fines as Scarecrow, Paul French as Tin Man, Giovanni Spano as Lion and Ben Thompson as Toto.

Mark Peachey will play Professor Marvel and the Wizard with Jacqui Dubois as Aunt Em and Geoffrey Aymer as Uncle Henry.

The cast is completed by Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Ellie Mitchell, Andrew Dillon, Christina Stand, Martin McCarthy, Amy Oxley, Mervin Noronha, Charlotte St. Croix, Natasha Mould, Andrew Patrick-Walker, Daisy West and Tom Watson.

& Juliet to close in the West End

It has been announced that hit musical & Juliet will play its final west end performance on 25th March 2023.

The show has plans in place to open on Broadway and in Australia with plans for a UK Tour to be announced.

Sylvia musical to have world premiere

Following a work in progress run in 2018, it has been announced that a fully staged premiere of Sylvia will take place next year.

The show, which is based on the life of the Pankhurst family as the battle female oppression in the early 20th century will play at the Old Vic.

The venue’s artistic director Matthew Warchus explained “At long last, we are delighted to deliver the completed version of this hugely uplifting show, which first appeared at the Old Vic in an embryonic workshop version four years ago. Even then, this thrillingly kinetic, fun and emotional show was a giant hit with audiences and I’d urge you not to miss the much-anticipated finished article’

Full casting announced for the UK Premiere of Newsies

Casting has been announced for the UK Premiere of Newsies which will play at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from 29 November for a limited season.

Michael Ahomka-Lindsay will play the role of Jack Kelly with Bronte Barbe as Katherine Plumber.

Moya Angela will play Medda Larkin, with Samuel Bailey as Specs, Josh Barnett as Race, Cameron Blakely as Joseph Pulitzer, Jack Bromage as Tommy Boy, Alex Christian as Buttons, Arcangelo Ciulla as Ike, George Crawford as Morris Delancey, Ross Dawes as Snyder, Joshua Denyer as Mush, Ross Dorrington as Splasher, Matthew Duckett as Crutchie, Jacob Fisher as Albert, Jamie Golding as Wiesel, Damon Gould as Finch, Alex James-Hatton as Oscar Delancey, Barry Keenan as Nunzio, Ryan Kopel as Davey, Dion Lloyd as Bunsen, George Michaelides as Romeo, Mukeni Nel as Jo Jo, Joshua Nkemdilim as Elma, Mark Samaras as Mike and Matt Trevorrow as Henry.

Nesim Adnan, Haydn Court, Oliver Gordon and Ethan Sokontwe will share the role of Les.

The ensemble is completed by Lindsay Atherton, Bobbie Chambers, Kamilla Fernandes, Clarice Julianda and Lillie-Pearl Wildman with Imogen Bailey, Zack Guest, Jordan Isaac and Bradley Trevethan as swings.

Further tour dates announced for My Fair Lady

Further dates have been announced for the Uk tour of My Fair Lady.

With dates at Bradford, Dublin, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Southampton already confirmed, the show will now also visit Sunderland, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester.


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