Lenny Henry, Little Prince, Heart Of Light, SIX, 4.48 Psychosis
An Evening with Lenny Henry—Who Am I, Again? – tour starts 20 October
Sir Lenny Henry will tour the UK tour with An Evening with Lenny Henry—Who Am I, Again? to accompany the publication of his memoir.
The show will start with Henry telling stories from his upbringing in the Midlands and career, whilst in the second half he will be interviewed by friend, broadcaster and author Jon Canter and then take questions from the audience.
Lenny Henry has become one of Britain's best-known and most celebrated comedians; he is also a writer, radio DJ, TV presenter, co-founder of Comic Relief and an award-winning actor. Henry was awarded a knighthood for services to charity and drama.
Who Am I, Again? is published by Faber & Faber on 3 October 2019.
An Evening With Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again? Visits Birmingham Hippodrome, City Hall Sheffield, Barbican York, Fairfield Hall Croydon, De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill, Colosseum Watford, Anvil Basingstoke, Town Hall Leeds, City Hall Hull, Sage Gateshead, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Opera House Blackpool, The Lowry Salford, St George’s Hall Bradford, Empire Liverpool, Empire Hackney, Guildhall Southampton, Pavilions Plymouth, New Theatre Oxford, Pavilion Bournemouth, Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff, Warwick Arts Centre Coventry, Derngate Northampton, Cliffs Pavilion Southend, De Montfort Hall Leicester, Town Hall Dudley, Guildhall Portsmouth, Corn Exchange Cambridge, Regent Theatre Ipswich, Grand Theatre Wolverhampton, Forum Bath and Regent Theatre Stoke.
The Little Prince – tour starts 22 October
The Luca Silvestrini’s Protein’s dance theatre adaptation of The Little Prince is on its second tour.
Based on the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry about the value of friendship and love, it tells the story of a pilot who hears an extraordinary tale from a small boy after he crashes his plane in the desert.
The cast is made up of Donna Lennard, Andrew Gardiner, Kip Johnson and Faith Prendergast. The show is conceived and directed by Luca Silvestrini and devised by the company with the Pilot character devised by Jack Sergison and Karl Fagerlund Brekke; it has an original score by Frank Moon and video design by Daniel Denton.
The Little Prince visits Theatre Royal Norwich, Pavilion Dance South West Bournemouth, Theatre Royal Winchester, The Edge Bath, Quaterhouse Folkestone, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Riley Theatre Northern School of Contemporary Dance Leeds, The Lowry Salford, DanceXchange Birmingham Hippodrome, Dance City Newcastle and The Place London.
Heart Of Light – tour starts 23 October
Forest Tribe Dance Theatre is touring libraries and theatre venues with its new children’s show based on Diwalli.
Heart Of Light visits Barking Library Centre, Lewsey Library Luton, Leagrave Library Luton, Central Library Luton, The Hat Factory Luton, Bureau Blackburn Kirby Library Liverpool, Huyton Library Liverpool, Tatton Park Gardens Knutsford, Arts Centre Washington, Crewe Lyceum, NST City Nuffield Southampton Theatre.
SIX – tour starts 24 October
Multi-award winning hit musical SIX, which gives Henry VIII's wives the microphone to tell their stories, has gone from humble beginnings as a student production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Broadway.
It now tours with Lauren Drew as Catherine of Aragon, Maddison Bulleyment as Anne Boleyn, Lauren Byrne as Jane Seymour, Shekinah McFarlane as Anna of Cleves, Jodie Steele as Katherine Howard and Athena Collins as Catherine Parr,
Alternates are Jennifer Caldwell, Cassandra Lee and Harriet Watson. The cast are backed by all-female band The Ladies in Waiting.
SIX is written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss and co-directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, with choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille with associate choreographer Freya Sands, orchestrations by Tom Curran, music supervision and vocal arrangements by Joe Beighton and musical direction by Katy Richardson with associate musical director Arlene McNaught.
The show is produced by Kenny Wax, Wendy and Andy Barnes and George Stiles.
SIX visits Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, Malvern Theatres, Theatre Royal Glasgow, Rose Theatre Kingston, Oxford Playhouse, Milton Keynes Theatre, The Lowry Salford, Festival Theatre Chichester, Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Waterside Theatre Aylesbury, Theatre Royal Bath, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Cliffs Pavilion Southend, Lyceum Theatre Sheffield, New Theatre Hull, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Curve Theatre Leicester, Grand Theatre Leeds, Theatre Royal Newcastle, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Theatre Royal Norwich and Hippodrome, Birmingham. Further dates for 2020 are to be announced.
4.48 Psychosis – tour starts 29 October
4.48 Psychosis, the last play by the late Sarah Kane, explores issues of mental health, depression and suicide.
Presented by Deafinitely Theatre, the UK’s first professional deaf-launched and led theatre company, it is a bilingual performance.
William Grint, Erin Hutchings, Esther McAuley and Jamie Rea make up the cast directed by Paula Garfield, artistic director of Deafinitely Theatre who present this in co-production with London's New Diorama Theatre. The composer and sound designer is Chris Bartholomew.
Accompanying the play, post-show talks, events and access to additional resources will form part of Deafinitely Theatre's training and education programme.
4.48 Psychosis visits New Diorama Theatre London, Derby Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre.
Check web sites for information regarding post–show Q&As, captioned, signed, relaxed and parent and baby performances, the use of smoke / haze and flashing lights and age suitability. At the time of going to press, some dates may not yet be on sale.