17th April, 2005
to Return to the West End
Dabid Grindley's production of R C Sherriff's Journey's End will
return to the West End in September. It will open at the New Ambassadors
and is currently booking to 7th January, 2006.
It originally opened at the Comedy Theatre, in January 2004 before
moving on to the Playhouse and the Duke of York's as well as embarking
on an extended national tour.
No casting has yet been announced.
Some Girls Casting
More casting has been announced for Neil LaBute's Some Girls
which opens next week at the Gielgud. Already announced is US film actor
David Schwimmer: joining him will be Saffron Burrows, Lesley Manville,
Sara Powell and Catherine Tate.
David Grindley directs. The designer is Jonathan Fensom and lighting
designer Jason Taylor.
Tennant Will Be the
The BBC has confirmed that David Tennant will replace Christopher Eccleston
in the tenth series of Dr Who, which will be recorded later this year.
There will also, it announced, be a special Christmas edition.
Tennant traces his desire to be an actor back to watching the series
when he was three.
Kilmer Debuts in Postman
Val Kilmer is to make his West End debut in the The Postman Always
Rings Twice which opens at the Playhouse Theatre on 8th June (previews
from 24th May). The stage version premiered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse
last October with Charlotte
Emmerson playing Cora. She will reprise the role in the West End
Directed by Lucy Bailey, the production will have a limited ten-week
Scott Thomas and Pirandello
According to Variety Kristin Scott Thomas will star in a new version
of Pirandello's As You Desire Me. Jonathan Kent will direct the
new version by Hugh Whitemore.
Extends Before It Opens
Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly) starring Ewan McGregor has extended
its booking period to 4th march, 2005. This is a five month extension
and the production does not open until 1st June (previews from 19th
Also announcing an extension this week is the Queen musical We Will
Rock You, which is now booking to April 2006.
Amajuba: Like Doves
We Rise (Criterion) has posted early closing notices for 30th
April. It was booking to 28th May but will now close after a run of
less than four weeks.
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