Latest: Casting news
UK première of Hwang's Yellow Face
The UK première of David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face directed by Alex Sims at Park Theatre, Finsbury Park will run from 21 May to 16 June with a cast of Gemma Chan as Leah Anne Cho, Christy Meyer as NWOAOC / Announcer, Davina Perera as Jane Krakowski, John Schwab as Stuart Ostrow, Kevin Shen as DHH, Benjamin Starr as Marcus and David Yip as HYH.
Now Show star as Beeblebrox
Star of BBC Radio 4's The Now Show Mitch Benn will play Zaphod Beeblebrox alongside Simon Jones as Arthur Dent and other members of the original radio cast when The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams embarks on a new tour from September 2013.
Brenton's new Dances of Death at the Gate
Howard Brenton's new version of Dances of Death by August Strindberg at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill from 30 May to 6 July will be directed by Tom Littler with a cast of Richard Beanland, Edward Franklin, Linda Marlowe, Michael Pennington, Christopher Ravenscroft and Eleanor Wyld.
Ladykillers returns to West End
The Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse production of The Ladykillers, adapted by Graham Linehan from the classic Ealing comedy, will return to the West End after its current tour with a run at the Vaudeville Theatre from 29 June to 25 October with a new cast of Simon Day as Major Courtney, John Gordon Sinclair as Professor Marcus, Ralf Little as Harry, Chris McCalphy as One Round, Con O’Neill as Louis and Angela Thorne as Mrs Wilberforce.
Hairspray star heads Saucy Jack cast
Hairspray star Leanne Jones will head the cast of Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens as Bunny Lingus at the Leicester Square Theatre in London from 1 August to 15 September.
Also appearing are Jamie Birkett as Jubilee Climax, Ralph Bogard as Saucy Jack, Kristopher Bosch as Mitch Maypole, David Malcolm as Booby Shevalle, Kate Malyon as Anna Labia, Marcus Reeves as Dr Whackoff and Nigel Thomas as Sammy Sax).
Numrich joins Cattrall at Old Vic
Broadway actor Seth Numrich will join Kim Cattrall in at the Old Vic in Tennessee Williams's Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Marianne Elliott, which will open on 12 June and run to 31 August with previews from 1 June. Numrich will play Chance Wayne opposite Cattrall's Princess Kosmonopolis.
Also in the cast will be Owen Roe and Brid Brennan, as well as Charles Aitken, Michael Begley, Daniel Betts, Ruari Cannon, Emily De Cosimo, Louise Dylan, Kurt Kansley, Sean McConaghy, Katie Meekison, Bryonie Pritchard, Lucy Robinson, Violet Ryder, Ryan Saunders, Alistair Scott, Anthony Taylor, Joe Townley, John Trindle and David Webber.
Radcliffe is Grandage's Cripple of Inishmaan
Daniel Radcliffe will take the title role in Martin MacDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan in Michael Grandage's revival, the third production in the Michael Grandage Company’s season at the Noël Coward Theatre, running from 8 June to 31 August. Also in the cast are Ingrid Craigie, Pádraic Delaney, Sarah Greene, Gillian Hanna, Gary Lilburn, Conor MacNeill, Pat Shortt and June Watson.
Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica at the Almeida
Lyndsey Turner's production of Lucy Kirkwood's new play Chimerica for the Almeida about the man standing in front of the tank in the famous photograph in Tiananmen Square in 1989, running from 20 May to 6 July, will feature a cast of Claudie Blakley, Stephen Campbell Moore, Elizabeth Chan, Vera Chok, Karl Collins, Trevor Cooper, Nancy Crane, Sean Gilder, Sarah Lam, Andrew Leung, David K S Tse and Benedict Wong.
Mad World at the RSC
The Royal Shakespeare Company production of Thomas Middleton's A Mad World My Masters adapted by Phil Porter and Sean Foley, the latter also directing in his RSC directorial debut, will feature Richard Goulding as Dick Follywit, John Hopkins as Penitent Brothel and Sarah Ridgeway as Truly Kidman.
Also in the cast are Joe Bannister (Footman), Ellie Beaven (Mrs Littledick), Ishia Bennison (Mrs Kidman), Ben Deery (Sponger), Richard Durden (Spunky), Gwilym Lloyd (Caretaker / Sir Aquitaine Squodge), Harry McEntire (Oboe), Perry Millward (Waiter / Footman), Ciarán Owens (Master Whopping Prospect), Nicholas Prasad (Master Muchly Minted), Ian Redford (Sir Bounteous Progress), Rose Reynolds (Debutante / Escort), Steffan Rhodri (Mr Littledick), David Rubin (Private Detective / Andrew Skunknodger), Badria Timimi (Waitress/Escort), Dwane Walcott (Constable) and Jonny Weldon (Waiter / Footman).
The production runs at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon from 6 June to 25 October.
Tour of Frayn's Noises Off
The touring version of the Old Vic's hit production of Noises Off by Michael Frayn, directed by Lindsay Posner, will feature a cast of:
- David Bark-Jones plays Gary Lejeune who plays Roger Tramplemain
- Maureen Beattie plays Dotty Otley who plays Mrs Clackett
- Simon Bubb plays Tim Allgood, the Stage Manager
- Danielle Flett plays Assistant Stage Manager, Poppy Norton-Taylor
- Geoffrey Freshwater plays Selsdon Mowbray who plays the Burglar
- Neil Pearson plays the director of ‘Nothing On’, Lloyd Dallas
- Thomasin Rand plays the part of Brooke Ashton who plays the part of Vicki
- Sasha Waddell plays Belinda Blair who plays Flavia Brent
The tour will begin at the Theatre Royal, Bath on 27 March and end at the Grand Theatre and Opera House in Leeds on 27 July.
Full casting for 20th anniversary Beautiful Thing
The 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing at the Arts Theatre in London will star Suranne Jones as Sandra, Waterloo Road's Zaraah Abrahams as Leah, Hollyoaks heartthrob Oluver Farnsworth as Tony, Jake Davies as Jamie and Danny-Boy Hatchard as Ste.
The production will be at the Arts from 13 April to 25 May before a short tour to Liverpool Playhouse from 28 May to 1 June, West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds from 3 to 8 June and Brighton Theatre Royal from 10 to 15 June.