• Becky Wallis

Weekly Theatre News Round Up - September 11-16

The news that has had theatre land talking this week includes


Casting announced for the return of From Here to Eternity


Casting has been announced for the revival of From Here to Eternity which opens at the Charing Cross theatre later this year

Jonny Amies will play Maggio with Jonathan Bentley as Prewitt, Desmonda Cathabel as Lorene, and Leonard Cook as Judson/Colonel Delbert. Dominic Adam Griffin, Cassius Hackforth, Robin Hayward, Callum Henderson, James Mateo-Salt, Jaden Oshenye and Joseph Vella will play soldiers.

Rhys Nuttall will play the role of Galovitch, with Jack Ofrecio as Bloom, Eve Polycarpou as Mrs Kipfer, Adam Rhys Charles as Warden, Carley Stenson as Karen and Alan Turkington as Holmes.

Potted Panto to return

Olivier nominated Potted Panto is set to return for a seventh west end run this Christmas, playing at the Apollo Theatre from 17 December to 9 January.

It stars Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, alongside Richard Hurst, mashing together much loved pantos into a 70 minute show. Jacob Jackson and Charlotte Payne join them this year, with Liam Jeavons and Kevin Yates forming an alternate cast.

The Olivier-nominated Potted Panto is set for a seventh West End engagement this festive season!

First casting announced for uk tour of Steel Magnolias

It has been announced that Jacqueline Jossa and Laura Main are to star in the upcoming UK Tour of Steel Magnolias, with further casting to be announced.

The show opens in Bromley on 19 January 2023, before visiting Richmond, Sheffield, Guildford, Bath, Salford, Brighton, Southend, Birmingham, High Wycombe, Leicester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Malvern, Exeter, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Glasgow, Dublin, Hull, Swindon, Dartford, Leeds and Northampton, concluding on 22 July.

But I’m a Cheerleader to return

It has been announced that the hit musical But I’m a Cheerleader will return to the Turbine Theatre later this year, running from 7 October to 27 November.

Casting is to be announced.

Cast recording for My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) announced


A cast recording of My Son’s a Queer (But What Can you Do?) will be released next month to coincide with the show’s first West End performance.

The piece, first seen last year, is based on Rob Madge’s childhood and recently proved a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Madge said “I am so thrilled that the music of My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) is going to be released in the form of this album. As an avid collector of every West End musical cast recording growing up, the idea that our songs will now be released not only digitally but also physically makes me so very proud. As well as the music of My Son’s A Queer, I am delighted to say this album will feature exclusive bonus content, including extended monologues from the show and audio from a personal favourite of the home videos that appear’

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