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FIRST PERFORMANCE FOR NEW WEST END CAST
G H O S T   T H E   M U S I C A L

Get Ghost the Musical Tickets in London - Get Ghost the Musical Tickets in New York

Today (13 January 2012) Siobhan Dillon and Mark Evans join the cast of Ghost The Musical to play Molly and Sam in Matthew Warchus’ stage musical version of the Academy Award® winning film. Ghost The Musical opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End in June last year where it has subsequently been playing to packed houses.   Siobhan Dillon and Mark Evans join Sharon D Clarke as Oda Mae Brown and Andrew Langtree as Carl who continue in the roles they originated on stage when the production premiered.  Matthew Warchus’ stage production based on the Oscar® winning film is currently booking in at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End to October 2012.

SHREK THE MUSICAL
FULL 2012 CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT

Get SHREK Tickets in London

DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions are delighted to confirm full casting for SHREK THE MUSICAL® in 2012, with 11 new performers set to join the company.

FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR WEST END TRANSFER OF

TERRENCE MCNALLY’S

M A S T E R   C L A S S

Get MASTER CLASS Tickets - West End

Stephen Wadsworth’s new production of Terrence McNally’s Master Class starring Tyne Daly as the legendary opera soprano Maria Callas is to transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre following its critically acclaimed, sell-out run on Broadway.  Joining Dalyare Gerard Carey (Stagehand), Jeremy Cohen (Emmanuel Weinstock), Naomi O’Connell (Sharon Graham), Dianne Pilkington(Sophie De Palma) and Garrett Sorenson (Anthony Candolino). 

NATIONAL THEATRE’S FIVE STAR AWARD-WINNING HIT COMEDY

O N E   M A N ,   T W O   G U V N O R S

TRANSFERS TO THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET
OWAIN ARTHUR TO PLAY FRANCIS HENSHALL

Get ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Tickets

Nicholas Hytner’s five star award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket after two sell-out record-breaking runs at the National and Adelphi Theatres.  Booking for performances at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, 2 March – 15 September 2012, will open on 16 December 2011.   Owain Arthur will take over as lovable chancer Francis Henshall when the production moves to the Theatre Royal Haymarket having previously stepped in to the role at the Adelphi.   Further casting will be announced shortly for the Theatre Royal Haymarket transfer.

JEREMY HERRIN TO DIRECT
DAVID ARMAND, ELIZABETH BERRINGTON, KATHERINE PARKINSON,
STEFFAN RHODRI, REECE SHEARMTIH
AND
KARA TOINTON IN

ALAN AYCKBOURN’S

A B S E N T   F R I E N D S

Get ABSENT FRIENDS Tickets

Jeremy Herrin will direct David Armand, Elizabeth Berrington, Katherine Parkinson, Steffan Rhodri, Reece Shearsmith and Kara Tointon in Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy of manners and social embarrassment Absent Friends, previewing at the Harold Pinter Theatre (formerly the Comedy Theatre) from 26 January 2012.  With press night on 9 February Absent Friends, produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions and Bob Bartner, is currently booking until 14 April.  Designs are by Tom Scutt with lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.  

TOM CHAMBERS AND SUMMER STRALLEN LEAD CAST IN

WEST END TRANSFER OF IRVING BERLIN’S

T O P   H A T

Get TOP HAT Tickets

Following a 17 week UK tour and seventy seven years after its movie release, Top Hat will receive its West End stage premiere at the Aldwych Theatre previewing from 19 April, with press night on 9 May 2012.  Tickets go on sale tomorrow (12 November 2011) and Top Hat is currently booking at the Aldwych Theatre until 26 January 2013.  In addition to the West End announcement, Top Hat today also announces pre-west end tour dates as follows - New Victoria Theatre Woking, 13-17 March and Bristol Hippodrome, 21 – 31 March 2012.

FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR

BIJAN SHEIBANI’S PRODUCTION OF FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA’S

T H E   H O U S E   O F   B E R N A R D A   A L B A

Bijan Sheibani will direct Federico García Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Albarunning at the Almeida Theatre from 19 January – 10 March 2012, with press night on 26 January at 7pm.  In a new version by Emily Mann The House of Bernarda Albahas designs by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Dan Jones. 

The National Theatre

NATIONAL THEATRE:  NOVEMBER 2011 – MARCH 2012

Antony Sher returns to the National in TRAVELLING LIGHT, a new play by Nicholas Wright, directed by Nicholas Hytner in the Lyttelton and on tour

Errol John’s MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL is directed by Michael Buffong in the Cottesloe

Jamie Lloyd directs SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER by Oliver Goldsmith in the Olivier

DV8’s CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS? has its London premiere in the Lyttelton

The third season of NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE continues with Collaborators, Travelling Light, The Comedy of Errors and She Stoops to Conquer

National Theatre Learning presents ISLAND, a new play for young audiences by Nicky Singer, in the Cottesloe and touring primary schools

Platforms, Exhibitions, Learning and Christmas gifts from the NT Bookshop

 

TYNE DALY

TO REPRISE HER CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BROADWAY ROLE AS MARIA CALLAS

IN WEST END TRANSFER OF TERRENCE MCNALLY’S

M A S T E R   C L A S S

Get Master Class Tickets

Theatre and Opera director Stephen Wadsworth’s new production of Terrence McNally’s Master Class starring Tyne Daly as the legendary opera soprano Maria Callas is to transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre following its critically acclaimed, sell-out run on Broadway.  Master Class, produced in the West End by Max Cooper, Maberry Theatricals, the Marks-Moore-Turnbull Group, Ted Snowdon and Sonia Friedman Productions in association with the Manhattan Theatre Club, will run at the Vaudeville Theatre for 14 weeks only from 21 January to 28 April, with press night on 7 February 2012.  Set design is by Thomas Lynch, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting by David Lander and sound by Jon Gottlieb.  Tickets go on sale today (4 November 2011) for Master Class and further casting will be announced shortly.

Howard Panter (Mr West End himself) for The Ambassador Theatre Group and Bill Kenwright
(when he's not watching the Toffees play) present

Monty Python's Spamalot

A new musical lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

By Eric Idle and John Du Prez

Directed by Christopher Luscombe

UK TOUR 2011 / 2012

  • Full star casting is announced (sound the trumpets!) for Spamalot's cracking
    four-week Christmas season at Theatre Royal Brighton beginning on
    December 15, 2011; Marcus Brigstocke triumphantly returns as Arthur, King
    of the Britons; Nancy, sorry, Jodie Prenger, reprises her role as the Lady of
    The Lake; and Todd Carty, is back again (there's no getting rid of him it
    seems) on coconuts as Patsy.
  • Spamalot will canter out on a UK tour from January 16, 2012 (oh yes we
    tour-a-lot!) beginning in Brighton and touring to Liverpool, Oxford, Grimsby,
    Woking, Torquay, York, Stoke, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Richmond,
    Aylesbury, Sunderland, Bristol, Bromley, Cambridge, Truro and Manchester.

{module ad_london_hotels}Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a
kind-of new musical with a book by Eric Idle and an entirely new score, (well, almost) created by
Eric Idle and John Du Prez. Following a staggeringly successful (yes, we staggered) UK tour in
2010, the production will begin a new national tour with a four-week Christmas season in ye old
Brighton this Christmas.

The Brighton season reunites Marcus Brigstocke, Jodie Prenger and Todd Carty from the original
national cast. The full company includes; Robin Armstrong as Sir Bedevere, Rob Delaney as Sir
Robin, Adam Ellis as Prince Herbert, Graham MacDuff as Sir Lancelot and Jon Robyns as Sir
Galahad, along with Amelia Adams Pearce, Tim Bonser, Michael Burgen, Rachel Knowles, Kit
Orton, Hannah Malekzad, James Nelson and Niall Sheehy. Spamalot is directed by Christopher
Luscombe and features Eric Idle himself as God (see small print)*.

"Catchier than the plague"
The Daily Grail

Audiences all around the world have been roaring with laughter since Monty Python's Spamalot
won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the
Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch
burnings (cancelled - health and safety) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people.
The show features fantastic tunes more magical than a Camelot convention, including He Is Not
Dead Yet, Knights of the Round Table, Find Your Grail and of course the Nation's Favourite
Comedy Song (Reader's Digest Poll 2010) Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.

{module ad_london_flights}

The original UK and Ireland production began in May 2010 and was seen by more than 300,000
people over 50 weeks. During that time there were seven onstage moustache incidents, one suspected case of swine flu (French pigs!), one outbreak of nits and 36 pairs of coconuts used
(That Todd Carty is stronger then he looks!). The cast looked "Looked on the Bright Side of Life"
a staggering 791 times in more than 378 performances (and they still don't know the words!).

* As a recording! As if we could afford to cart this God-like comic round the country!

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