Wilton’s Music Hall is to stage a new version of A Christmas Carol this year with a female Scrooge. Written by Piers Torday, directed by Stephanie Street and designed by Tom Piper, the reimagined production, titled Christmas Carol – A Fairy Tale, runs from November 29 to January 4. It is part of Wilton’s Music Hall’s autumn season, which also includes Daniel Clarkson’s farce comedy The Crown Dual, which is a parody of Netflix’s The Crown.
Tara Fitzgerald is to join Robert Lindsay in the tour of Prism, which opens at Birmingham Rep on October 3 before visiting Richmond, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Chichester, Guildford, Cambridge and Malvern.
Author/director: Terry Johnson
Producers: Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Hampstead Theatre
The National Trust for Scotland is making its debut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a new interactive play at one of its properties. A Game of Death and Chance is inspired by and performed at Gladstone’s Land, a townhouse situated on the Royal Mile. It runs from July 16 to September 8.
Author: Ben Harrison
London’s Arcola Theatre has announced its autumn 2019 season, in which all plays are written or adapted by female writers and over half are directed by women. These include the venue’s first co-production with Royal Shakespeare Company, #WeAreArrested, Dael Orlandersmith’s Until the Flood, and Beryl, a play by Maxine Peake about cyclist Beryl Burton. Other highlights include Anna Bella Eema, from Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour, Zinnie Harris’ Meet Me At Dawn, Hunger, which is adapted from the novel by Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun, and Winsome Pinnock’s One Under – reimagined for a new staging by Graeae.
London’s Old Vic has announced casting for A Very Expensive Poison, which runs at the venue from August 20 to September 5.
Author: Lucy Prebble
Director: John Crowley
Cast includes: Thomas Arnold, Tom Brooke, MyAnna Buring, Callum Coates, Marc Graham, Amanda Hadingue, Yasmin Holness-Dove, Lloyd Hutchinson, Robyn Moore, Peter Polycarpou and Sarah Seggari
Tyger Drew-Honey is to star in a touring production of Laura Wade’s Posh. The show begins a five-week tour opening at Oxford Playhouse on September 3, before playing at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Rose Theatre Kingston and Theatr Clwyd, running until October 26.
Author: Laura Wade
Director: Lucy Hughes
Design: Will Coombs (set and costume), Gary Bowmanand (lighting) Domenico Menghini (sound)
Producer: Joe Prentice Productions
Joe Pasquale, Sarah Earnshaw and Susie Blake are to star in the 2020 UK tour of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, which begins at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on February 26, 2020. The tour runs until July 18.
Author/director: Guy Unsworth
Producer: Limelight Productions
Following a run at the Royal Court in 2018, Still No Idea is to tour the UK from August 1 to November 12. It visits venues including London’s Bunker, the Lowry in Salford, Oxford’s North Wall and the Traverse in Edinburgh.
Authors: Lisa Hammond, Lee Simpson and Rachael Spence
Producers: Bunny in association with Ellie Keel Productions and Traverse Theatre
Susie Blake and Emily Head are to join the previously announced Tom Lister and Daniel Casey in the UK tour of Boeing-Boeing. The tour opens at Brighton Theatre Royal on September 4 and visits locations including Southend-on-Sea, Guildford, Bromley, and Darlington, where it runs until November 30.
Authors: Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
Director: Guy Unsworth
Producers: Dan Looney, Adam Paulden and Jason Haigh-Ellery for DLAP Entertainment
Clapham’s Omnibus Theatre has announced its autumn/winter season, which includes HighTide and Nottingham Playhouse’s production of Lit by Sophie Ellerby, David Edgar‘s Trying It On and Frank McGuiness’ The Match Box. Perception Festival: Nasty Women will return to the venue for the fifth time, with the line-up including Somalia Seaton’s I’d Rather Go Blind.
Irish black comedy Gutted is to tour to 15 UK venues from October 3 to 30. It visits locations including Aylesbury, Basildon, London, Bromley, Maidstone and Enfield.
Author: Sharon Byrne
Director: Chris White
Cast: Eleanor Byrne, Niamh Finlay and Sarah Hosford
Producer: Vivienne Foster
Gingerline has announced a new immersive dining experience called Chambers_, which will take place at a secret location in Hoxton. Chambers_, which has press night on July 20 and is currently booking until September 14, is described as an “adventure through the multiverse, combining culinary creations with madcap storytelling.”