The lead cast of the Amazing Spider-Man Andrew Garfield is all set to appear on the National Theatre stage in the seminal drama, Angels in America in the year 2017. The South Bank institution announced the return of Garfield. Some of the other announcements include Tamsin Greig taking on a female role of Malvoila in the Twelfth Night. It is likely to make it in 2017 directed by Simon Godwin. The buzz is that Simon will also direct Antony and Cleopatra in 2018, starring Ralph Fiennes.
Some of the other big castings for the National Theatre stage include Elizabeth McGovern from Downton Abbey starting with Ben Miles in Sunset At the Villa Thalia happening in June. Lucian Msamati will take the role of Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, a classic. It will run in the Oliver from October. Another major debut to watch out for is the Ivo van Hove’s directorial debut. Olivier Award winner, A View From the Bridge will come up with a recreated version of Hedda Gabler. It will run at the Lyttelton. It was showcased at Amsterdam, London and New York last year.
Sally Cookson’s Peter Pan will make it to the Olivier. National Theatre will feature some newcomers as well. Robert Icke will wield the megaphone for David Hare’s play The Red Barn happening at Lyttelton. At Dorfman, Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour of Lee Hall will be played. The highlight will be the new musical, Guide To The War On Cancer played by Alexander Zeldin, Nina Raine and Lucy Kirkwood. The Sunday performances are the ones to watch out for!
Mark Curry, the former Blue Peter presenter will make it to the Wicked, a popular London musical to take the role of The Wicked this spring. From 25 March, the start will be part of the company along with Savannah Stevenson and Emma Hatton. From 12 to 24 March, Sean Keams will be taking up the role of Doctor Dillamond. The musical is based on Gregory Maguire’s novel that talks about a unique friendship between sorcery students fulfilling different destinies of The Good Glinda and Wicked Witch of the West. It is one of the international best sellers that spoke of a life-changing relationship.
Mark Curry is a successful television and TV star, and he is well known for his Blue Peter show that made him popular (1986-1990). Curry’s role as the Oz has earned him accolades from far and wide. Moreover, it got him great recognition as a performer. He has some credits to his name. He has seen in the And Then There Were None at the UK tour. Some of his impeccable talents were displayed at the Southwark Playhouse and the Menier Chocolate Factory. The good news is to 29 April 2017, Wicked will be extended at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
If you are craving to watch the Olivier Award-winning show, it is time to book your tickets now. Moreover, if you are looking for a discount promotion, it’s time to head to London Theatre. Go ahead and book for performance till 12, February. Watch out for the show and do not waste time in making a booking.
Beverly Knight is all set to bring The Bodyguard, the musical sensation to the Dominion Theatre, West End this summer. Knight will adapt the same role she played at Adelphi Theatre in 2013, that of Rachel Marron. It will be a six-month season for the production that will also star Rachel John playing Nicki Marron. The season will close on 7 January 2017. The show will be directed by Thea Sharrock depicting the story of 1992 Oscar Nominated Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. It is a story about popular singer Rachel Marron and her Secret Service Agent Frank Farmer and how he break the rule and falls in love.
The musical was first launched in 2012 at London. The role of Rachel Marron was created by Heather Headley. In the year 2013, Knight took over the role. It may be noted that this was her maiden venture into the musical theatre. The role became so successful that singer Coulda Shoulda Woulda created Memphis, a musical where she made an appearance with John. Knight has now joined the club of Alex Andreas, Mark Holden, Dominic Taylor, Glen Fox and the Mathew States. The role of titular protector is waiting.
Currently, The War of The Worlds is running at the Dominion and will go on until 30 April. Following this, The Bodyguard will be showcased. Right now the musical group is touring the UK. The leads right now are Alexandra Burke and Zoe Birkett. They will hold the roles till it enters Dominion post-April.