Dateline 11th February, 2001
Kidman is coming back
Nicole Kidman is to return to the London stage, two years after her success in The Blue Room. She will star in a production of Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea at the national at a date to be announced.
"I can't put a date on it yet, because we are waiting for the film projects to which she is committed to lock into place," said RNT director Trevor Nunn. "It's taken a long while to sort it out, but it is going to happen."
AMP to produce modern fairy tale
Adventures in Motion Pictures is to produce a stage version of Edward Scissorhands in March next year.
Hodge goes, Redgrave arrives
Patricia Hodge is to leave the cast of Michael Frayne's Noises Off when it transfers to the Piccadilly in May. She will be replaced by Lynn Redgrave.
Annis and Andrews return to the West End
Francesca Annis and Anthony Andrews will star in Ibsen's Ghosts in the West End later this year. The play will run at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, from 20th February before transferring to an as-yet-unnamed West End theatre.
Coming to the Orange Tree
Richmond's Orange Tree Theatre is to present D.H. Laurence's The Daughter-in-Law from 14th February to 24th March, and Torben Betts' Clockwatching from 28th March to 5th May.
Thunderbirds are go!
Thunderbird FAB is to finish its run at London's Playhouse on 25th February.
Mamma Mia! extends
ABBA musical Mamma Mia! is now booking to 16th March, 2002.
Bartlett returns to Hammersmith
Neil Bartlett is to return to the Lyric, Hammersmith, as its artistic director next month. His first production will be Robin Maugham's The Servant, which will star Jack Davenport and Michael Feast. The play runs from 13th March to 21st April (previews from 8th March).
Routledge in new ITV one-off drama
Patricia Routledge is to star in a new one-off drama for ITV entitled Anybody's Nightmmare, a true-life play about a woman wrongly convicted of killing her aunt.