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Production news round-up: Peter Pan at Troubadour White City Theatre to close early and Patricia Hodge to join cast of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Patricia Hodge. Photo: Tristram Kenton
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Musicals

Leicester’s Curve has announced casting for West Side Story, which runs from November 23 to January 11, 2020. Adriana Ivelisse and Jamie Muscato will lead the cast as Maria and Tony.
Authors: Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics)
Director: Nikolai Foster
Choreographer: Ellen Kane
Cast includes: Carly Mercedes-Dyer, Jonathan Hermosa-Lopez and Ronan Burns
Producer: Curve

Joel Montague is to replace Matt Cardle in Falsettos, after Cardle had to withdraw due from the production due to scheduling complications. The musical runs at the Other Palace, London, from August 30 to November 23.
Authors: William Finn (music, lyrics and book) and James Lapine (book)
Director: Tara Overfield-Wilkinson
Producer: Selladoor Worldwide

Plays

Patricia Hodge is to join the cast of the West End revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. The production runs at Trafalgar Studios in London from September 21 to November 30. She joins previously announced cast members Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner.
Author: Peter Nichols
Director: Simon Evans
Producers: Howard Panter for Trafalgar Theatre Productions and Eilene Davidson Productions

Patricia Hodge to join cast of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Peter Pan, the opening production at the Troubadour White City Theatre in west London, will close nearly two months earlier than planned. The devised show began performances at the theatre on July 20 and will have played for just six of the scheduled 14 weeks when it closes on September 1.
Director: Sally Cookson
Producers: National Theatre, BOS Productions and Runaway Entertainment

Peter Pan to close early at Troubadour White City Theatre

Sheffield Theatres has announced full casting for the world premiere of The Last King of Scotland and its revival of My Mother Said I Never Should. Casting for The Last King of Scotland, adapted by Steve Waters and directed by Gbolahan Obisesan, includes Tobi Bamtefa, Akuc Bol, George Eggay, Peter Hamilton Dyer, Baker Mukasa, John Omole and Joyce Omotola. Casting for Charlotte Keatley’s My Mother Said I Never Should, which is a co-production with Fingersmiths and is directed by Jeni Draper, includes Ali Briggs, Lisa Kelly, Jude Mahon and EJ Raymond. They both play in Sheffield later this year.

London’s Royal Court Theatre has announced casting for A History of Water in the Middle East. It runs in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from October 10 to November 16.
Author: Sabrina Mahfouz
Director: Stef O’Driscoll
Cast includes: Laura Hanna, David Mumeni, Kareem Samara and Sabrina Mahfouz

Full casting has been announced for A Woman of No Importance, which embarks on a UK tour this autumn. Touring from September 5 to November 9, the production will visit locations including Richmond, Edinburgh, Perth and Norwich.
Author: Oscar Wilde
Director: Dominic Dromgoole
Cast includes: Emma Amos, Isla Blair, Liza Goddard, Roy Hudd, Katy Stephens, John Bett, Rachel Essex, Tom Jude, Georgia Landers, Mark Meadows, Meg Coombs, Tim Gibson, Will Kelly and Paul Rider
Producer: Classic Spring

A Woman of No Importance review at Vaudeville Theatre – ‘gently revelatory’

Full casting and tour venues have been announced for The Lovely Bones. Touring from September 6 to November 30, the production visits Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Norwich Theatre Royal, the Lowry in Salford, Rose Theatre Kingston, Hackney Empire, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford and Chichester Festival Theatre.
Author: Alice Sebold, adapted by Bryony Lavery
Director: Melly Still
Cast includes: Catrin Aaron, Radhika Aggarwal, Fanta Barrie, Charlotte Beaumont, Samuel Gosrani, Leah Haile, Avita Jay, Andrew Joshi, Nicholas Khan, Leigh Lothian, Huw Parmenter, Lynda Rooke and Jack Sandle
Producers: The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Royal and Derngate Northampton, Northern Stage in association with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse

New comedy Signals is to be staged at the Albany in Coventry as part of British Science Festival. It runs on September 12.
Authors: Eve Cowley, Immie Davies, Elin Schofield and Isaac Whiting
Cast: Eve Cowley and Immie Davies
Directors and producers: Footprint Theatre and Trunkman Productions

Other

Gastronomic, a new show featuring augmented reality and a five-course tasting menu, which is set onboard an Airbus A380, is to run at Shoreditch Town Hall in London from September 23 to October 12.
Director: Jack Lowe
Design: Amelia Hankin (set and costume) and Kieran Lucas (sound)
Producers: Curious Directive, Norwich Theatre Royal and Shoreditch Town Hall

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