NEW CAST ANNOUNCED FOR HIT NEW BRITISH MUSICAL AT THE OTHER PALACE STUDIO NOW ON UNTIL 4 SEPTEMBER 2022

NEW CAST ANNOUNCED FOR

HIT NEW BRITISH MUSICAL

AT THE OTHER PALACE STUDIO NOW ON UNTIL 4 SEPTEMBER 2022

“Guaranteed to make you feel better and brighter”

– The Times

Can you handle the squad goals vibes this new cast is giving off? Joining the cast of brand-new British musical, Millennialsfrom 9 August is Georgina Castle (Cinderella), Lucca Chadwick-Patel (Legally Blonde), Jarnéia Richard- Noel (SIX the Musical), Cleve September (Hamilton), Rhys Taylor (Book of Mormon) and Becca Wickes (Heathers the Musical).

Written and composed by Elliot Clay, this powerful and uplifting collection of songs runs the gamut of modern pop-music and sends musical theatre hurtling into the 21st Century.

Elliot Clay is an award-nominated composer, lyricist, and actor for musicals, plays and film. He wrote and starred in his debut musical ‘The State of Things’ (Jack Studio Theatre) and has performed on the West End and UK and International Tours including Million Dollar Quartet, Peter Pan, Oliver!, The Wizard of OZ.

Millennials turns up the microphone on the lives, the losses, and the frustrations of young people in the modern world.
A generation that is so often defined by tabloid headlines, tweets and, of course, avocados, has picked up the mic and transported us inside their extraordinarily ordinary lives.

Elliot Clay, has said “I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome six brand new voices to the extension of ‘Millennials’. Audiences have loved our brilliant original cast, and I’m so excited for new and returning audiences alike to see the show reinterpreted through this wonderful new ensemble.”

Millennials is produced by The Other Palace, written and composed by Elliot Clay, with direction by Hannah Benson. Arrangements, sound production and musical supervision by Auburn Jam and choreography by Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, with design and lighting design from Andrew Exeter and costume styling by Rory Mcnerney.

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED AS REHEARSALS BEGIN FOR THE CRUCIBLE

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED AS REHEARSALS BEGIN FOR THE CRUCIBLE 

Lyndsey Turner (Under Milk Wood) will direct Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in the Olivier theatre from 14 September until 5 November. The full cast is announced today as rehearsals begin at the National Theatre. 

A gripping parable of power and its abuse, this urgent new staging will feature a cast including the previously announced Brendan Cowell (Yerma) as John Proctor and Erin Doherty (The Crown, My Name is Rachel Corrie) as Abigail Williams, alongside Eileen Walsh (Women on the Verge) as Elizabeth Proctor, Fisayo Akinade (Romeo & Juliet) as Reverend Hale, Karl Johnson (Under Milk Wood) as Giles Corey and Matthew Marsh (Dunkirk) as Danforth.  

They are joined by David Ahmad, Nathan Amzi, Zoë Aldrich, Stephanie Beattie, Raphael Bushay, Sophia Brown, Halle Brown, Anushka Chakravarti, Grace Cooper Milton, Rachelle Diedericks, Hero Douglas, Henry Everett, Nick Fletcher, Jersey Blu Georgia, Aoife Haakenson, Colin Haigh, Una Herrmann, Martin Johnston, Evie Marner, Gracie McGonigal, Alastair Parker, Joy Tan, Ami Tredrea, Tilly Tremayne and Cadence Williams.  

With set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Catherine Fay and lighting design by Tim Lutkin. Sound design by Tingying Dong (content design) and Paul Arditti (system design). Composer and arranger is Caroline Shaw, and arranger and music director is Osnat Schmool. Fight director is Bret Young and Ita O’Brien and Louise Kempton for intimacy on set. Staff director is Blythe Stewart, and dialect coaches are Danièle Lydon and Hazel Holder

The Crucible runs from 14 September to 5 November with press night on 21 September. The production will also be broadcast to cinemas across the UK on 26 January and around the world on 2 March.  

Roll up, roll up! Bring the whole family for a free circus skills day at Richmond Theatre next week

ROLL UP, ROLL UP! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY FOR A FREE CIRCUS SKILLS DAY AT RICHMOND THEATRE THIS SUMMER

Ever wanted to be a juggling clown? Fancy yourself as an expert stilt walker? See a future career in plate spinning?

Richmond Theatre takes you to the circus this summer in advance of our amazing circus-themed pantomime Goldilocks and the Three Bears starring TV favourite Matt Baker (The One Show, Countryfile, Blue Peter).

If you’re looking for something fun and free to do with the family this summer holiday, then come along and try fun circus skills on the Little Green opposite Richmond Theatre on Tuesday 9 August from 11am-3pm.

Families will have the opportunity to try stilt-walking, juggling, plate-spinning, the diabolo and much more, with plenty of other surprises in store…

For those feeling inspired to visit our circus-themed pantomime Goldilocks and the Three Bears this Christmas, the Richmond Theatre box office will be open from 11am-5pm to purchase tickets and find out more about the show.

Details

Circus Skills Fun Day
Little Green, Opposite Richmond Theatre
Tuesday 9 August 2022
11am-3pm

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR KILN THEATRE’S MAJOR REVIVAL OF MOIRA BUFFINI’S HANDBAGGED

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR KILN THEATRE’S MAJOR REVIVAL OF MOIRA BUFFINI’S HANDBAGGED

With Zodwa Nyoni’s The Darkest Part of the Night currently running at Kiln Theatre, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full company for her major revival of Moira Buffini’s critically acclaimed Handbagged. Reprising their roles are Marion Bailey as ‘Q’, an Older Queen Elizabeth II and Kate Fahy as ‘T’, an Older Margaret Thatcher, and they are joined by Romayne Andrews (Actor 1), Richard Cant (Actor 2), Abigail Cruttenden (Liz) and Naomi Frederick (Mags).

The original production opened at the Theatre in 2013 before transferring to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre in 2014, ahead of a UK tour in 2015, and performances in New York and Washington in 2019.

Kiln Theatre presents

HANDBAGGED

by Moira Buffini

9 September – 22 October 2022

Directed by Indhu Rubasingham;Designer Richard Kent; Lighting Designer Oliver Fenwick;

Sound Designer Carolyn Downing; Casting Director Briony Barnett CDG

Following the sell-out 2013 season and subsequent West End and New York runs The Queen and the Iron Lady are reuniting on the Kiln stage.

The monarch.

Her most powerful subject.

Born six months apart, each had a destiny that would change the world. But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand?

Indhu Rubasingham directs the timely return of Moira Buffini’s wickedly funny hit-comedy that imagines what the world’s most powerful women Margaret Thatcher and Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, talked about behind closed palace doors.

Romayne Andrews plays Actor 1. For theatre, his work includes Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Mischief Theatre), Princess & The Hustler (Eclipse Theatre Company), King Lear (RSC and BAM), Hamlet (RSC and Kennedy Center) and A Fox on the Fairway (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); and for television, Breeders.

Marion Bailey reprises her role as ‘Q’, an older Queen Elizabeth II. Her theatre work includes The Deep Blue Sea, Blurred Lines, Grief (National Theatre), Kind of Alaska (Bristol Old Vic), Death of a Salesman (West Yorkshire Playhouse), for Shared Experience: MineWar & Peace, Kindertransport  (Hampstead Theatre), The Arab Israeli Cookbook, Dance of Death (Kiln Theatre / Tricycle), Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness, Blessed be the Tie, This is a Chair (Royal Court), Cloud Nine (The Old Vic), and Holes In The Skin (Chichester Festival Theatre). For television, her work includes All the Light WE Cannot See, Damage, Shakespeare and Hathaway, The Dreamer, This is Going to Hurt, The Crown as The Queen Mother, Britannia, Temple, The Trials of Jimmy Rose, Him & Her, Being Human, Case Histories, Monday Monday, New Tricks, Persuasion, De-Railed, Cherished, Micawber, Shades, The Thing About Vince, Under the Sun and Shine On Harvey Moon. For film, Brighton Beach Scumbags, Peterloo, Dead in a Week, Allied, Lady in the Van, Mr Turner, I’ll Be There, Vera Drake, All or Nothing, Offending Angels, The Family Business, Nasty Neighbours, Psychotherapy, Meantime, Sakharov, Way Upstream, and Coppers.

Richard Cant returns to Kiln Theatre to play Actor 2 – he previously appeared in Wife. For theatre, his work includes The Normal Heart, Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear (National Theatre), Talent (Sheffield Theatres), After EdwardEdward the Second (Shakespeare’s Globe), MaydaysHamletMuch Ado About Nothing (RSC), Saint Joan (Donmar Warehouse), My Night with Reg (Donmar Warehouse/Apollo Theatre), Medea (Almeida Theatre), The Trial (Young Vic), War Horse (New London Theatre), Salome (Headlong), Troilus and CressidaCymbeline (Cheek by Jowl), Original Sin, The Country Wife (Sheffield Theatres), Other People (Royal Court Theatre), Pera Palas (Gate Theatre), The Canterbury Tales (Garrick Theatre) and Charley’s Aunt (York Theatre Royal). His television credits include The Crown, It’s a Sin, Silent Witness, TabooOutlanderBleak House and The Way We Live Now; and for film, My Policeman, Mary Queen of ScotsStan and Ollie, Sparkle(Past Present Future) Imperfect and The Lawless Heart.

Abigail Cruttenden plays Liz. Her theatre work includes Swive (Shakespeare’s Globe), Black Chiffon (Park Theatre), Her Naked Skin (Salisbury Playhouse), An Enemy of the People, A Marvellous Year for Plums (Chichester Festival Theatre), Accolade (St James’ Theatre), Drawing the Line, 55 Days (Hampstead Theatre), The Seagull (Headlong), Benefactors, The Crucible (Sheffield Theatres), When Did You Last See My Mother? (Trafalgar Studios), The Knot of the Heart (Almeida Theatre), Afterlife, Flight (National Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Birmingham Rep/The Old Vic), and Tartuffe (Playhouse Theatre). Her television work includes Not Going Out (as series regular Anna), Fresh Meat, The Outcast, The Royal Bodyguard, Benidorm (as series regular Kate Weedon), Sex and the City, Teenage Kicks, The Commander, Foyle’s War and The Robinsons; and for film, Munich: The Edge of War, Denial, Charlotte Gray, The Theory of Everything, Await Further Instructions and Hideous Kinky.

Kate Fahy plays ‘T’, an older Margaret Thatcher. For theatre her credits include A Lie of the Mind (Southwark Playhouse), Winter Solstice, Definitely the Bahamas (Orange Tree Theatre), After Electra (Kiln Theatre / Tricycle), The Goat (Almeida Theatre / Apollo Theatre), Copenhagen (Watford Palace Theatre), Grace, Gaucho and Sparrowfall (Hampstead Theatre), Seduced (Royal Court), Old Flames (Arts Theatre), A Doll’s House (Riverside Studios), Bouncing and Sunday Morning (National Theatre) and Othello (Young Vic). For television her work includes Don’t Forget the Driver, Witless, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, The Marriage of Reason and Squalor, Death in Paradise, Cherished, Pure Wickedness, The Best Man, The House of Elliott, The Jury, Trial and Retribution, The Mozart Inquest, Danton’s Death, Terra Nova, Oxbridge Blues, The Lodger and The Nearly Man. For film, Marriage of Reason and Squalor, Archipelago, Defiance, Brilliance, The Show, The Living and The Dead, The Fourth Angel, Somewhere Sometime.

Naomi Frederick returns to Kiln Theatre to play Mags – she previously appeared in White Teeth for the company. Her other theatre work includes The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage (Bridge Theatre), Agnes Colander, The Mentor and Hobson’s Choice (Theatre Royal Bath), The Heresy of Love, Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe), Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre), Emil and the Detectives, Mrs Affleck, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, The Mandate (National Theatre), The Winslow Boy (The Old Vic), The Master Builder (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Measure for Measure (National Theatre and Complicité – Ian Charles Award 2nd Prize). For television, her work includes BelgraviaInspector George Gently, Virtuoso, My Family, On Expenses, and The Trial of Tony Blair; and for film, Father Christmas is BackThe Aftermath and The Children’s Act.

Moira Buffini‘s plays include NW Trilogy (Kiln Theatre), Handbagged (Kiln Theatre / Tricycle / West End / US), Manor (National Theatre), Gabriel (Soho Theatre / UK Tour), wonder.land (MIF / National Theatre), Welcome to Thebes, A Vampire Story (National Theatre), Dying For It, Marianne Dreams (Almeida Theatre), Dinner (RNT Loft / West End / UK tour), Loveplay (Barbican), The Games Room (Soho Theatre) and Blavatsky’s Tower (Machine Room). For television, her work includes Harlots; and for film, The Dig, Jane Eyre and Tamara Drewe.

Indhu Rubasingham is Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre. Her work for the company includes Zadie Smith’s The Wife of Willesden, The Invisible HandPass OverWhen the Crows Visit, Wife, White TeethHoly Sh!t, Red Velvet (which transferred to New York and later to the Garrick Theatre as part of the Kenneth Branagh Season), Handbagged (winner of the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre – also West End, UK tour, Washington DC and New York), A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes, Multitudes, The House That Will Not StandPaper DollsWomen, Power and Politics, Stones in His Pockets, Detaining Justice, The Great Game: Afghanistan, Fabulation and Starstruck. Other theatre credits include The Father and the Assassin, The Great Wave, Ugly Lies the BoneThe Motherf**cker with the Hat (Evening Standard Award for Best Play), The Waiting Room (all National Theatre), The Ramayana (National Theatre/Birmingham Rep), Belong, Disconnect, Free Outgoing, Lift Off, Clubland, The Crutch and Sugar Mummies (Royal Court Theatre), Ruined (Almeida Theatre), Yellowman and Anna in the Tropics (Hampstead Theatre), Secret Rapture and The Misanthrope (Minerva, Chichester Festival Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Chichester Festival Theatre), Pure Gold (Soho Theatre), The No Boys Cricket Club and Party Girls (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Wuthering Heights (Birmingham REP), Heartbreak House (Watford Palace Theatre), Sugar Dollies and Shakuntala (Gate Theatre), A River Sutra (Three Mill Island Studios), Rhinoceros (UC Davis, California) and A Doll’s House (Young Vic).

KILN THEATRE

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THE DARKEST PART OF THE NIGHT

Until 13 August 2022

Audio Described Performance 4 August 2022, 7.30pm

Relaxed Performance 6 August 2022, 2.30pm

Captioned Performance 10 August 2022, 7.30pm

HANDBAGGED

9 September – 22 October 2022

Captioned Performance 29 September, 7.30pm

Post Show Q&A 18 October, 7.30pm

Audio Described Performance 20 October, 7.30pm

REASONS YOU SHOULD(N’T) LOVE ME

5 – 26 November
Captioned Performance: 17 November, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: 24 November, 7.30pm
Post Show Q&A: 24 November, 7.30pm

THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN

14 December 2022 – 28 January 2023

Media night: 20 December, 7pm
Post Show Q&A: 10 Jan 2023, 7.30pm & 27 Jan 2023, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: 12 Jan 2023, 7.30pm
Fundraising Performance: 19 Jan 2023, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: 23 Jan 2023, 7.30pm

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Gareth Snook to play Willy Wonka in Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY THE MUSICAL UK and Ireland Tour

GARETH SNOOK

TO PLAY
WILLY WONKA

IN THE UK AND IRELAND TOUR

OF THE NEW PRODUCTION OF THE SMASH HIT

ROALD DAHL’S
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
THE MUSICAL

TOUR OPENS AT MILTON KEYNES THEATRE ON

9 FEBRUARY 2023

FOLLOWING A SEASON AT LEEDS PLAYHOUSE FROM
18 NOVEMBER 2022 TO 28 JANUARY 2023

Gareth Snook will play ‘Willy Wonka’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the new production of the West End and Broadway smash hit Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical.

The tour opens at Milton Keynes Theatre on 9 February 2023 following a Christmas season at Leeds Playhouse from 18 November 2022 – 28 January 2023. Tour schedule and on sale dates below with further casting to be announced soon. www.charlieandthechocolatefactory.co.uk

Gareth Snook’s many West End theatre credits include Monsieur André in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre and also the 25th Anniversary production at the Royal Albert Hall, Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre, Sunset Boulevard and Made in Dagenham, both at the Adelphi Theatre, Aspects of Love at the Prince of Wales Theatre, My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Assassins and Company at the Donmar Warehouse and Noel Coward theatre. He most recently appeared in Wise Children and Bagdad Café at the Old Vic. His other credits include the national tours of The Full Monty and Martin Guerre.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical tells the devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectionary wizard Willy Wonka.

When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s a chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets they’ve always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible and edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.

Featuring memorable songs from the iconic 1970s film including ‘The Candy Man’ and ‘Pure Imagination’ as well as a host of new numbers, this sensational musical is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses taking you to a world of pure imagination.

Based on the novel by Roald Dahl and the Warner Bros. film, Charlie and Chocolate Factory – The Musical has a book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman. It is directed by James Brining and designed by Simon Higlett.

The Leeds Playhouse production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical is produced by Neal Street Productions & Playful Productions.