Kate O’Flynn, Jessica Barden and Russell Tovey have joined the cast of a West End season of Harold Pinter‘s one act plays. Pinter at the Pinter runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from September to February 2019 to mark the 10th anniversary of the playwright’s death.
Cast includes: Penelope Wilton, Antony Sher, Hayley Squires and Luke Thallon
Directors include: Jamie Lloyd and Lia Williams
Producers: Jamie Lloyd Company, ATG Productions, Ben Lowy Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions and Glass Half Full Productions
Oxford’s Old Fire Station has announced the world premiere of Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett‘s first Christmas show. Snowflake, which is about a father-daughter relationship, will run from December 5 to 22.
Director: Clare Lizzimore
Producer: Oxford’s Old Fire Station
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Brendan Coyle will star in a new production of Conor McPherson’s St Nicholas at the Donmar Warehouse‘s studio space and at the Dublin Theatre Festival. It runs in London in the Donmar’s Dryden Street space from September 10 to October 5, with tickets available by a ballot only. It then runs at the Smock Alley Theatre from October 9 to 14.
Director: Simon Evans
Design: Peter McKintosh (set), Matt Daw (lighting), Christopher Shutt (sound)
Producer: Donmar Warehouse
Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho will receive its UK premiere at the Royal and Derngate in Northampton. The production will run from from January 12 to February 2, 2019.
Director: James Dacre
Producer: Royal and Derngate in Northampton
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Kevin Elyot’s Coming Clean is to transfer from the King’s Head Theatre in London to Trafalgar Studios 2. It will run from January 9 to February 2 2019, with press night on Friday 11 January 2019.
Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Producers: The King’s Head Theatre, Making Productions Limited and Joe C Brown
Princess Charming, an exploration of gender stereotypes for children ages 7 to 11, will tour the UK from September 19 to November 4. It will visit locations including London, Stockton on Tees, Cambridge, Banbury,
Author: Stewart Melton
Director: Amy Draper
Cast: Charlotte Worthing and Alexander Luttley
Producer: Jessica Cheetham
English Touring Theatre has announced Victor Oshin as the title role in the upcoming revival of Richard Twyman’s Othello. The tour opens at Oxford Playhouse on September 20 and tours to venues including Harrogate Theatre, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre, and Lighthouse Poole, with further dates to be announced.
Author: William Shakespeare
Producers: English Touring Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory
Art Malik and Anya Chalotra are to star in Nadia Fall‘s first production as artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Village. It is an adaptation of Lope de Vega’s Fuenteovejuna, and set in contemporary India. It runs from September 7 to October 6, with press night on September 13.
Author: April De Angelis
Director: Nadia Fall
Design: Joanna Scotcher (set), Paul Pyant (lighting), Helen Atkinson (sound)
Movement: Polly Bennett
Fight direction: RC-Annie
Casting: Amy Ball
Cast also includes: Harki Bhambra, Sudha Bhuchar, Ameet Chana, Neil D’Souza, Souad Faress, Rina Fatania, Naeem Hayat, Scott Karim, Arian Nik, Humera Syed and Ragevan Vasan
Producer: Theatre Royal Stratford East
A new theatrical dining experience will take place at the Vaults in London later this year, inspired by the story of Dionysus, the god of wine and merriment. Divine Proportions is described as an immersive dining experience that reimagines the Bacchic rites over a five-course banquet and. It runs from September 14 to January 12, and is produced by female-led production company Shotgun Carousel.
Casting has been announced for BBC Arts and Avalon‘s initiative Debut, which is bringing four plays by Bim Adewunmi, Katherine Parkinson, Beryl Richards and Frank Skinner to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Richards’ play Diamond will feature Nancy Baldwin, Jenny Lee, Eoin Lynch, Amy McAllister and Stuart Milligan, while the cast for Adewunmi’s Hoard includes Faith Alabi, Babirye Bukilwa, Pepter Lukunse, John Omole and Lucy Vandi. James Alexandrou, Grace Hogg Robinson and Hayley Jayne Standing have been cast in Parkinson’s Sitting, and Rob Auton, Jessica Clark and Breffni Holahan are in Skinner’s Nina’s Got News.
To Have to Shoot Irishmen, a new play with songs by Lizzie Nunnery, is to run at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham from October 2 to 20, before touring until November 6. The play is inspired by the murder of Irish pacifist Francis Sheehy Skeffington by a British soldier during the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916.
Director: Gemma Kerr
Composers: Vidar Norheim and Lizzie Nunnery
Producers: Almanac Arts in association with Liverpool Irish Festival
Tara Arts has announced the world premiere of Eastern Star, a play based on the true story of the relationship between a BBC World Service journalist, Christopher Gunness, and a Burmese human rights lawyer, U Nay Min. It runs at the London venue from September 11 to 29.
Author and director: Guy Slater
Producer: Guy Slater in association with Tara Arts
Antic Disposition is to tour Henry V to cathedrals across the UK from August 8 to November 10. The tour opens at Winchester Cathedral and will visit locations including Durham, Chester, Manchester, Exeter, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Author: William Shakespeare
Directors: Ben Horslen and John Risebero
Producer: Antic Disposition
New comedy Chasing Bono, adapted from Neil McCormick’s memoir I was Bono’s Doppelganger, is to run at Soho Theatre in London from December 6 to January 19.
Authors: Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Director: Gordon Anderson
Producers: Sam Humphreys Productions and Covent Garden Productions
Alexandra Burke is to join the cast of Chicago in the West End. She will play Roxie Hart in the production, at the Phoenix Theatre, from August 13 to October 14.
Authors: Fred Ebb (book and lyrics), Bob Fosse (book), John Kander (music)
Director: Walter Bobbie
Producers: Barry and Fran Weissler
Casting has been announced for a six-week run of musical Eugenius at the Other Palace in London, from September 1.
Authors: Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins
Cast includes: Rob Houchen, Neil McDermott, Emily Tierney, Alex Bourne, Simon Thomas, Laura Baldwin, Daniel Buckley, Scott Paige and Alison Arnopp
Producers: Warwick Davis, Kevin Wood and George Wood
Wendi Peters is to star in a UK tour of the musical Salad Days, which opens at the Theatre Royal Brighton on September 5. It will play at venues including the Belgrade Theatre, the Malvern Theatre and the Salisbury Playhouse, before concluding its run at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford on November 17.
Authors: Julian Slade (music and lyrics) and Dorothy Reynolds (lyrics)
Director: Bryan Hodgson
Choreographer: Joanne McShane
Cast includes: Mark Anderson, Jessica Croll, James Gulliford and Francesca Pim
Producer: Regan de Wynter Williams
Leicester’s Curve has announced a free concert in celebration of the venue’s 10th anniversary on august 26. Lucie Jones and Jodie Prenger will host the evening and perform. Other performers will include Sam Bailey, Anton Stephans, Dex Lee, Aakash Odedra and Jessica Paul.
Michael Grandage‘s production of Red starring Alfred Molina is to be screened in cinemas across the UK. Trafalgar Releasing will screen the production, which also stars Alfred Enoch, in cinemas across the UK and in North America on November 7.
Author: John Logan