4th November, 2005
The Right Size
The producers have announced that all tickets for the rest of the run
will now be on sale at £10.
Ducktastic, the new
show from the Right Size (Hamish McColl and Sean Foley) which is directed
by Kenneth Branagh, is to close on 19th November, after a run of only
five weeks at the Albery Theatre. It was originally booking to 15th
Soul and Dee Are Mack
David Soul and Janie Dee will play the leads in Mack and Mabel
when the Watermill production goes on a short tour before a West End
transfer. The tour opens at the Theatre Royal Bath on 24th January,
2006, before going on to seven more venues, including the Southampton
Mayflower, the King's in Edinburgh and the Nottingham Royal Centre.
Soul and Dee have worked together before in Ayckbourn's Comic Potential
to the Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue, from October 1999 to June 200. Dee
won the Olivier Best Actress award for her performance.
CFT to Celebrate Fry
The Chichester Festival Theatre is to hold a special charity memorial
for playwright Christopher Fry who died on 30th June at the age of 97.
The evening will be hosted by Ned Sherrin and Dame Judi Dench has been
invited to lead a company made up of, among others, Paul Schofield,
Barbara Jefford, John Turner, Donald Sinderm, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Richard
Pascoe, Alan Dobie, Richard Johnson, Sonia Rutter and Sam West (subject
It will be held at 3.00 pm on Sunday 27th November in the Festival
Theatre and tickets will be from £10, £15 and £20.
All proceeds will go to to the Child Growth Foundation in recognition
of the successful treatment that Fry's elder grand-daughter had for
a growth hormone deficiency.
Hall in High Society
Hall Quits High Society
Jerry Hall has left the cast of High
Society at the Shaftesbury Theatre because of a recurrence of
glandular fever, the reason she gave for leaving the production of My
Darlin Janey at the King's Head in October last year. She
has not actually appeared in the show since 21st October.
In a statement she said, It is with great sadness that I have
to leave the cast of High Society as I am suffering from Epstein
Bar Virus (glandular fever) which I first fell ill with last year. My
doctor has said that I must have a period of complete rest, but that
I may be able to return to the production in the future and I am determined
to return before the end of the run. I have had such a wonderful experience
with a great cast and I wish them all the very best.
A statement from the producers said that they wish her a speedy recovey
and they hope that " we may see her back with us in the new year.
Despite this, the show is in great health, and the understudy Ali McInnes
will be performing in Jerry's place.
Saucy Jack Returns
The big hit of the 1995 Edinburgh Fringe, Saucy Jack and the Space
Vixens, is to be revived at Leicester Square's The Venue from 6th
December (previews from 24th November). It will star former Steps singer,
Faye Tozer, who recently toured in Tell
Me on a Sunday and Love
Shack. This will be her West End debut.
The cast also includes Scott Baker (Saucy Jack), Mark Carroll, Paul
Christopher, Carl Mullaney, Joel Karie, Carmen Cusack, Melitsa Nicola
and Gemma Zirfas.
Extends to 2007
Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre) has extended its booking
period by nine months to 27th January, 2007.
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