Ria Jones is to star as Momma Rose in the musical Gypsy at the Royal Exchange in Manchester. It runs from November 30 to January 25, 2020, with press night on December 5.
Authors: Jule Styne (music), Stephen Sondheim (lyrics) and Arthur Laurents (book)
Director: Jo Davies
Cast also includes: Melissa James and Melissa Lowe
Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet! is being lined up for a second summer run in the West End. After ending its current run at the London Coliseum on August 31, the musical begins a UK tour, opening on September 3 at Birmingham Hippodrome.
Authors: Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan (music and lyrics) and Alexander Dinelaris (book)
Director: Jerry Mitchell
Choreographer: Sergio Trujillo
Producers: Jamie Wilson, Gavin Kalin, with InTheatre Productions, Hunter Arnold, Marc David Levine, Eilene Davidson, Iris Smith, Josh Andrews for Kilimanjaro Theatricals, Carlos Candal and Curve
The full cast for the UK tour of Six the musical has been announced.
Authors: Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss
Directors: Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage
Choreographer: Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
Cast includes: Lauren Drew, Maddison Bulleyment, Lauren Byrne, Shekinah McFarlane, Jodie Steele, Athena Collins, Jennifer Caldwell, Cassandra Lee and Harriet Watson
Producers: Kenny Wax, Wendy and Andy Barnes and George Stiles
An immersive production of Zorro the Musical is to run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. It will run from March 14 to April 18, 2020.
Authors: Helen Edmundson (book), Gipsy Kings and John Cameron (music), Stephen Clark (lyrics),
Director: Christian Durham
Producers: Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and John Gertz, in association with Zorro USA, LLC
Full casting has been announced for the London premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a new musical that runs from February 5, 2020 to September 12 at the Dominion Theatre in London.
Authors: Philip LaZebnik (book) Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics)
Director: Scott Schwartz
Cast includes: Mercedesz Csampai, Simbi Akande, Casey Al-Shaqsy, Joe Atkinson, Danny Becker, Felipe Bejarano, Pàje Campbell, Adam Filipe, Soophia Foroughi, Natalie Green, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Rachael Ireson, Kalene Jeans, Christian Knight, Jessica Lee, Oliver Lidert, Jay Marsh, Scott Maurice, Carly Miles, Sam Oladeinde, Alice Readie, Christopher Short, Ricardo Walker, Danny Williams, Niko Wirachman and Sasha Woodward.
Producers: Dreamworks Theatricals, Michael McCabe and Neil Laidlaw
Sarah Hadland and Lisa McGrillis will join the cast of Noises Off as it transfers to the West End, it has been announced. The show will run at the Garrick Theatre from September 27 to January 4, 2020.
Author: Michael Frayn
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Cast also includes: Richard Henders, Anjli Mohindra, Adrian Richards, Meera Syal, Lloyd Owen, Daniel Rigby and Simon Rouse
Producers: Playful Productions, Kilimanjaro Theatricals, Karl Sydow, Tulchin/Bartner and the Lyric Hammersmith
Fitter, a show about masculinity, will run at London’s Soho Theatre from December 3 to January 4, 2020.
Authors and cast: Mary Higgins and Ell Potter
Director: Jessica Edwards
Design: Rūta Irbite
Producer: Hotter Project and EKP
New east London venue the Potemkin Theatre has announced a late-summer programme. Highlights include Shadwell Opera’s production of 8 Songs for a Mad King, Hikapee’s Look Up! and the UK premiere of Colour Blind by Oren Safdie.
Robert Daws is to lead the cast of the UK tour of Ten Times Table. The tour opens at Theatre Royal Windsor on October 8 and visits locations including Newcastle, Guildford and Bath, where the tour ends on December 7.
Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Director: Robin Herford
Cast also includes: Deborah Grant, Gemma Oaten, Robert Duncan, Mark Curry, Craig Gazey and Elizabeth Power
Producer: Bill Kenwright
New play Connection, which is described as a “Yorkshire Thelma and Louise-style adventure” will premiere at Harrogate Studio Theatre from October 1 to 5. Press night is on October 2.
Author: Rachael Halliwell
Director: Nathan Marsh
Cast: Rachael Halliwell, Cathy Breeze, Andrew Turner and Emma Leah Golding
Producers: Rachel Halliwell and Harrogate Theatre
Bristol Old Vic has announced its Weston Studio autumn/winter season. Highlights include Kwame Kwei-Armah’s Elmina’s Kitchen, Girls by Theresa Ikoko and Blahblahblah, one of Bristol’s longest-running poetry events.
The full cast has been announced for Ian Rickson’s production of Translations, which returns to the National Theatre in London, running from October 15 to December 18.
Author: Brian Friel
Director: Ian Rickson
Cast includes: Jack Bardoe, Liádan Dunlea, Fra Fee, Amy Molloy and Julian Moore-Cook
Producer: National Theatre
Comic psychological thriller Mites will have its world premiere at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London from October 7 to 26, with a press night on October 9.
Author: James Mannion
Composer: Elliot Lampitt
Director: Marcus Marsh
Cast: Claire Marie Hall, Richard Henderson and George Howard
Designers: Cecilia Trono, Daniel Spreadborough (lighting)
Producer: Becky Lyle
Stick Man is to embark on a 10th-anniversary tour, opening at the Edinburgh King’s Theatre on September 6. Venues it will visit include the Gala Theatre Durham, Oxford Playhouse and Berry Theatre, Hedge End, where the tour concludes on December 31.
Author: Julia Donaldson
Director: Elin Schofield
Musical director: Alex Tosh
Cast: James Coles, Georgia Duncan and Paddy Duff
Producer: Freckle Productions
Hampstead Theatre in London has announced the full casting for Either, which runs from September 19 to October 26 at Hampstead Theatre, with a press night on October 2.
Author: Ruby Thomas
Director: Guy Jones
Designers: Bethany Wells, Jamie Platt (lighting), Jon McLeod (sound)
Movement: Rachael Nanyonjo
Cast includes: Gabriel Akuwudike, Patrick Knowles, Isabella Laughland, Bianca Stephens, Lizzy Watts and Tilda Wickham
Producers Hampstead Downstairs and Celia Atkin
London’s Donmar Warehouse and Clean Break have announced full casting for [Blank} which has its press night on October 17 and runs from October 11 to November 30 at the Donmar Warehouse.
Author: Alice Birch
Director: Maria Aberg
Movement director: Ayse Tashkiran
Designers: Jess Bernberg (lighting), Carolyn Downing (sound), Heta Multanen (video)
Cast includes: Ayesha Antoine, Shona Babayemi, Sophia Brown, Jackie Clune, Grace Doherty, Lucy Edkins, Zaris-Angel Hator, Zainab Hasan, Joanna Horton, Thusitha Jayasundera, Petra Letang, Leah Mondesir-Simmonds, Kate O’Flynn, Ashna Rabheru, Jemima Rooper and Taya Tower
Producers: Donmar Warehouse and Clean Break
The Lehman Trilogy will transfer to Broadway, opening on March 26 with previews from March 7 at the Nederlander Theatre.
Author: Stefano Massini
Director: Sam Mendes
Producers: National Theatre and Neal Street Productions
Jeremy Secomb will lead the cast of Reputation, a new musical opening at the Other Palace in London from November 5 to 14, with press night on November 6.
Author: Alick Glass
Director: Warren Wills
Cast includes: Jeremy Secomb, Maddy Banks and Ed Wade
Producer: The Other Palace
The world premiere of The Girl Who Fell by Sarah Rutherford will run at Trafalgar Studios in London from October 15 to November 23. Press night is on October 17.
Author: Sarah Rutherford
Director: Hannah Price
Cast includes: Navin Chowdhry, Rosie Day, Will fletcher and Claire Goose
Producers: Stage Traffic Productions and Eilene Davidson
Janie Dee will star in The Niceties alongside Moronkẹ Akinola at Finborough Theatre in London. The play, which explores the racial and generational divides between and white professor and a black student, runs from October 1 to 26 with press performances on October 3 and 8.
Author: Eleanor Burgess
Director: Matthew Iliffe
Producers: Giles Chiplin Productions and 23 Productions
Timmika Ramsay will make her pantomime debut in Lyric Hammersmith’s production of Cinderella, which runs from November 16 to January 5, 2020. Press night is on November 23.
Author: Jude Christian
Director: Tinuke Craig
Cast includes: Shobna Gulati, Rhys Taylor, Mairi Barclay, Lauren Samuels and Jodie Jacobs
Producer: Lyrics Hammersmith
Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs in London has announced its autumn/winter season, featuring more than 200 shows. Highlights include a music and improv evening with Jason Kravitz and cabaret performances with Rachel Tucker, Bernadette Robinson, Sven Ratzke and Peter Groom.