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In the West End & London:

After a highly acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre, GEOFFREY FRESHWATER returns to perform in James Graham's INK which transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre with performances from 9th September until 6th January 2018.

DAVID EMMINGS performs in Arthur Kopit's WINGS, directed by Natalie Abrahami at the Young Vic from 14th September until 4th November.

LIAM MCMAHON and RUBY CAMPBELL are part of THE FERRYMAN at the Gielgud Theatre which runs until 7th October.

NAOMI WIRTHNER is part of the cast at the Almeida Theatre's World Premiere of Christopher Shinn's AGAINST, directed by Ian Rickson from 12th August to 30th September.

MIRANDA MENZIES performs in Les Enfants Terribles' production of ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND which runs at the London Vaults until 23rd September.

ROSIE EDE stars in MRS ORWELL which successfully transfers from the Old Red Lion Theatre to the Southwark Playhouse in performance from 5th to 23rd September.

 

On Broadway / International:

BRYONY CORRIGAN is part of the Mischief Theatre Company's THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG transfer to USA. The production runs at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre until 17th September.

 

In Repertory:

LAURA MATTHEWS is in both Alan Ayckbourn's TAKING STEPS and A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN at the Stephen Joseph Theatre which runs from 13th July to 5th October.

TAREK MERCHANT portrays Simon Stimson and is the Musical Director for Thornton Wilder's classic, OUR TOWN at the Royal Exchange Theatre from 14th September to 14th October.

BARRIE RUTTER directs and stars in FOR LOVE OR MONEY produced by Northern Broadsides and which also features JIM ENGLISH. It tours the UK from 15 September to 7th December.

For the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, ADRIAN REES designed the set and costumes for Cole Porter's musical, HIGH SOCIETY in performance from 26th May to 13th October and Peter Barnes' THE RULING CLASS which runs from 20th July until 14th October . "Adrian Rees's set...is the quintessence of intelligent design." Scottish Herald

 

On Tour:

ADRIAN REES is the designer for BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY which is on tour around the UK until 15th July.  

DEBORAH GRANT stars as Joan Smith in the national tour of the acclaimed stage adaptation of Ruth Rendell's novel, A JUDGEMENT IN STONE which has been extended until 2nd December.

 

And Many Congratulations to CHRISTOPHE DE CHOISY who was awarded First Prize, Best New Playwright 2017 by the Fondation de Jean Manuel Bajen for his play SCEGNE.

Theatre News

In the West End & London:

JULIAN BLEACH and KIRSTY RIDER both star in SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON directed by Lyndsey Turner at the National, which opens 4th October and runs until 2nd December.

AUDREY BRISSON will be playing Jiminy Cricket in PINOCCHIO directed by John Tiffany at the National Theatre from 1st December.

AMANDA WALKER will be in THE SLAVES OF SOLITUDE, directed by Jonathan Kent at Hampstead Theatre in performance from 20th October to 25th November.

TOM CHAPMAN is in A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM produced by Flute Theatre at the Orange Tree Theatre from 16th to 28th October.

 

In Repertory:

DAVID HOUNSLOW will play Dr Herdal in (THE FALL OF) THE MASTER BULDER, a new version of Ibsen’s classic at the West Yorkshire Playhouse from 30th September to 21st October.

ADRIAN REES will be the designer for the immortal musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN which runs from 1st to 23rd December as part of Pitlochry Festival Theatre's Winter season.

TAREK MERCHANT continues to be busy and will be the Musical Director on the Christmas production of THE BORROWERS at the Watermill from 16th November to 31st December.

KAFFE KEATING will be in THE SECRET SEVEN, the world’s first stage adaptation of Enid Blyton’s book at the Storyhouse Theatre, Chester this Christmas season (1 Dec - 14 Jan '18).

REBECCA KILLICK is set to perform in THE WIND AND THE WILLOWS, the main Christmas show at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff from 1st to 30th December.

ELLIOTT RENNIE will be part of the cast of A (SCARBOROUGH) CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Stephen Joseph Theatre from 7th to 31st December.

JAMES LEECE plays the eponymous character in Christmas classic, THE SNOWMAN which will perform at the Peacock Theatre and tour the UK from 6th November to 28th January 2018.

 

On Tour:

We are thrilled to announce that KIRAN LANDA is joining the National Theatre's award-winning WWI play, WAR HORSE which will tour the UK from 15th September 2017.

DEBORAH OYELADE will be part of THE JUNGLE BOOK which plays at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Chichester before touring nationwide from 28th November until May 2018.

JOHN-PAUL MCLEOD will perform in Lucid Theatre's LITTLE WOLF by Simon Harris which tours around Wales from 20th October until 25th November.

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In the West End:

ADRIAN RICHARDS performed in DON JUAN IN SOHO, written and directed by Patrick Marber at Wyndhams Theatre.

ADAM EWAN was in the National Theatre's MY COUNTRY which also toured the UK & Netherlands until 1st July.

At the Old Vic, TIM VAN EYKEN starred in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD through to 6th May whilst DAVID EMMINGS was one of the Puppeteers in THE MISSING LIGHT.

HAMISH RIDDLE reprised his role as Eric Birling in AN INSPECTOR CALLS at the Playhouse Theatre until 25th March.

DAVID HOUNSLOW returned to his role as Joe Harper in THIS HOUSE directed by Jeremy Herrin, at the Garrick Theatre which ended on 25th February.

KAFFE KEATING portrayed Christopher in award-winning THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at the Gielgud Theatre.

ROSIE EDE played Mrs Parsons in Headlong Theatre's 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre. 

For his incredible performance as Frank Hardy in FAITH HEALER at the Donmar Warehouse, STEPHEN DILLANE won Best Actor at the 2017 Critics Circle Theatre Awards.

JOHN PFUMOJENA performed in a rehearsed reading of BENT directed by Stephen Daldry at the National on 9th July to mark 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK.

 

At Shakespeare's Globe:

Emma Rice's dazzling TWELFTH NIGHT had a starry cast including KATY OWEN as Malvolio; JOHN PFUMOJENA as Sebastian and PIETER LAWMAN as Antonio.

KATY OWEN played Puck in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM directed by Emma Rice. "Owen’s marvellous, audience-baiting Puck is an absolute loon" Time Out.  "This Dream … has (in Katy Owen) the best Puck I have seen; for once a spirit believably puckish, nimble — an alluring imp" The Mail.

GARY LILBURN played Baptista in Caroline Byrne's production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

ANDREW BRIDGMONT played Earl of Bridgewater in Lucy Bailey's COMUS at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

 

In London:

JAMES LEECE was in the rip-roaring musical, ON THE TOWN at Regent Park's Open Air Theatre which ran from 19th May through to 1st July.

ELLIOTT RENNIE was in Small Things Theatre's NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN at Theatre503.

JAMIE SEYMOUR stars in SOMEONE'S GONNA BREAK YOUR HEART by Richard Molloy at Tristan Bates Theatre on 10th July as part of Flux Theatre’s EMERGE 2 New Writing Night.

JOSH FINAN performed in PANCAKE DAY as part of PLAY Theatre Company's TAKEOVER Season at the Bunker from 3rd to 8th July.

DARREN KUPPAN was one of the leads in the European premiere of Rajiv Joseph's two hander: GUARDS AT THE TAJ at the newly-renovated Bush Theatre.

LIZZIE CLARKE was part of Dirty Market's THE HEARING TRUMPET at Theatre Delicatessen's Old Library.

BERTIE TAYLOR-SMITH performed in YOU'RE HUMAN LIKE THE REST OF THEM (3 short plays) at the Finborough Theatre.

MARTIN OELBERMANN performed Dylan Thomas' UNDER MILK WOOD across various London venues including the Jermyn Street Theatre.

VINCENT FRANKLIN played Burleigh in MARY STUART at Almeida Theatre. "This is also a rich ensemble show, with superb support all around including ... Vincent Franklin as her persecutor Burleigh" The Stage

ALICE IMELDA played Judy in TOO MUCH PUNCH FOR JUDY at the Gatehouse Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe 2017.

JAMIE SEYMOUR performed in new writing night, PIECES at The Vaults on 11th September.

 

In Repertory:

JIM ENGLISH featured in Northern Broadsides' 25th Anniversary production of RICHARD III, directed by our BARRIE RUTTER at the Hull Truck Theatre and Viaduct, Halifax.

HANNAH JARRETT SCOTT played one of The Marys in GLORY ON EARTH at Lyceum Theatre.

TAREK MERCHANT was both the Musical Director and portrayed Valentine in TWELFTH NIGHT at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre.

MYRA MCFADYEN played Clara in Noel Coward's HAYFEVER at both the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.

We had JULIAN BLEACH as Barkilphedo, AUDREY BRISSON as Dea and TAREK MERCHANT as the Musical Director in the Bristol Old Vic's critically acclaimed THE GRINNING MAN. "Brisson...sweet-voiced as a chorister...dainty counterpart to Julian Bleach’s slithering torturer clown" The Guardian.  "some fine vocal performances...[inc] Audrey Brisson" "Julian Bleach is deliciously wicked" The Stage.   "played with creeping, leering, frighten-the-kiddies aplomb by Julian Bleach a tour de force" The Telegraph.

STEPHEN BECKETT played Prospero in THE TEMPEST in this Summer's Stafford Shakespeare festival until 8th July. "Stephen Beckett gives a masterful performance as Prospero." The Stage

GARETH KENNERLEY starred in Alan Ayckbourn's HOUSE & GARDEN at the Watermill Theatre in performance from 25th May to 1st July.

JORDAN MAXWELL appeared in Francesco Cavalli's HIPERMESTRA at Glyndebourne through to 8th July.

AUDREY BRISSON returns as Bella Chagall in Kneehigh's THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITESBK at Bristol Old Vic Theatre from 9th August followed by the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 14th to 27th August after its 2016 successful run at Bristol Old Vic & the Globe Theatre. Praise from the initial run: "Brisson plays with a mixture of delicacy and desperate intensity, pouring out unbearably sweet love songs" Time Out. "Brisson in particular is a captivating performer" Evening Standard. "Audrey Brisson and Marc Antolin are so utterly delightful as the lovers you could gobble them up" The Guardian.

 

U.S.A./International:

TRAVIS PRESTON directed the Hong Kong premiere of Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD at the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre from 15th to 23rd July.

BRETT BROWN played Guildenstern in HAMLET at the iconic Kronborg Castle in Helsingør, Denmark as part of the annual Shakespeare Festival from 1st to 19th August.

KATY OWEN played Lily Tregenza in Kneehigh's 946 - THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS, which toured throughout the USA. “Lily, played to absolute perfection by Katy Owen …She alone is a reason to see this show ... [she} is absolutely mesmerizing” Talkin' Broadway.  “It’s hard to take our eyes off thirtysomething Katy Owen’s lithe, livewire performance as a skittish young Lily”  The Times.

BRETT BROWN performed his award winning one-man adaptation of HENRY V at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017.

 

At Edinburgh:

MYRA MCFADYEN performed in Eugène Ionesco's riotous RHINOCEROS at Edinburgh's Lyceum Theatre from 3rd to 12th August as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

HANNAH JARRETT-SCOTT performed in Giddy Aunt Theatre's inventive A STONE'S THROW at the Edinburgh International Book Festival from 12 to 16th August.

REBECCA KILLICK was part of Flabbergast Theatre's madcap unique puppetry show: BORIS & SERGEY'S ONE MAN EXTRAVAGANZA at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 (2nd - 27th August).

TALYA HARRIS played Hope in new time-bending boxIng play, THE SWEET SCIENCE in performance from 5th to 28th August at Edinburgh Fringe's C Venues.

 

Recent Tours:

HELEN ATKINSON WOOD returned to tour this summer in RADIO ACTIVE which played at UK festivals including Underbelly Southbank, Glastonbury, Henley and Petworth.

AUDREY BRISSON starred as Gelsomina in the UK-wide tour of LA STRADA which was followed by a run at The Other Palace from 29th May until 8th July.

NICHOLAS PRASAD led the cast as Shaan in MISS MEENA & THE MASALA QUEENS which toured at the Watford Palace Theatre and around the UK.

FINLAY WELSH  was the co-lead in AND THEN COME THE NIGHTJARS at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick and also toured in Scotland.

AMANDA WALKER toured in SILVER LINING for English Touring Theatre.

PETER EDWARDS and REBECCA KILLICK reprised their roles in the UK tour of the critically-acclaimed PINK MIST. "Peter Edwards gives a highly convincing and heartfelt performance as Taff .... He is matched by a wonderful performance by Rebecca Killick" Britishtheatre.com

JAMES LEECE toured with THE MGM STORY.

KIRSTY RIDER performed in Regent Park's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, for which she was nominated Best Newcomer at the 2017 Manchester Theatre Awards.

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