The Almeida Theatre announces casting for Medea

a new version by Rachel Cusk
directed by Rupert Goold

25 September – 14 November 2015

bcb72e829320fb6c_100x100arThe Almeida Theatre announces full casting for MedeaRupert Goold will direct Euripides’ masterpiece, as one of world drama’s most infamous characters is brought to life in a new version by controversial feminist writer Rachel Cusk.

Alongside the previously announced Kate Fleetwood, who makes her Almeida debut in the title role, the cast will include Michele Austin, Guillarmo Bedward, Sarah Belcher, Amanda Boxer, Richard Cant, Ruth Everett, Georgina Lamb, Emily Mytton, Charlotte Randle, Lukas Rolfe, Justin Salinger, Louis Sayers, Sam Smith, Xavier Moras Spencer, Andy de la Tour and Joseph West.

Medea’s marriage is breaking up. And so is everything else. Testing the limits of revenge and liberty, Euripides’ seminal play cuts to the heart of gender politics and asks what it means to be a woman and a wife.

Design is by Ian MacNeil, costume by Holly Waddington, composition and sound by Adam Cork and choreography by Scott Ambler. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

Rachel Cusk was selected by Granta as one of their Best Young British Novelists in 2003.  Author of seven novels and three works of non-fiction, she won the Whitbread First Novel Award for Saving Agnes, a Somerset Maugham Award for The Country Life, and was shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Prize for Arlington Park. Her latest novel, Outline, was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Kate Fleetwood is currently appearing in Maria Friedman’s production of the Cole Porter musical High Society at the Old Vic, having previously been nominated for Best Actress in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for her performance in the National Theatre’s London Road.  She was nominated for Best Actress at the Tony Awards for her role as Lady Macbeth in Rupert Goold’s acclaimed production of Macbeth (Chichester Festival Theatre/ West End/ Broadway).  Her other theatre credits include King Lear and Love’s Labour’s Lost (both National Theatre), Hecuba and Life is a Dream (both Donmar Warehouse), The Winter’s Tale/Pericles (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Tempest and The Two Noble Kinsmen (both Shakespeare’s Globe), and Our New Girl (Bush Theatre). On film she has appeared in the BAFTA-winning Philomena,London Road, Les Miserables and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.


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Wednesday matinees at 3pm on 14, 21 & 28 October, 4 November
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Access            Bakkhai Audio Described performance by VocalEyes Saturday 5 September at 3pm, Touch Tour 1.15pm and Friday 11 September at 8pm, Touch Tour 6.15pm.

                        Bakkhai Captioned performances Friday 4 September at 8pm

                        Medea Audio Described performance by VocalEyes Saturday 24 October at 3pm, Touch Tour 1.15pm and Monday 2 November at 8pm, Touch Tour 6.30pm.

                        Medea Captioned performances Monday 26 October at 8pm

Talkback         Post-show discussion with members of the company
Free to same day ticket holders
Monday 26 October

Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show.
From Medea to Mumsnet Thursday 15 October at 6pm
From Aristotle to Albert Square Thursday 22 October at 6pm
Tickets £7 (£5 concesssion)


23 July – 19 September 2015
a new version by Anne Carson
directed by James Macdonald

25 September – 14 November 2015
a new version by Rachel Cusk
directed by Rupert Goold
Press Night 1 October, 7pm

The Almeida Greeks season has been generously supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Medea is supported by the Onassis Foundation.

The Almeida is supported using public funding by Arts Council England 

Lord of the Flies at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Tour

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre



Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies

Casting and full tour dates are announced today for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams, which will return following its 2011 sell-out premiere for a limited run from Thursday 3 to Saturday 12 September 2015 prior to a major UK tour.

The cast of young actors will feature Freddie Watkins (Nativity) as Jack, Luke Ward-Wilkinson (Wild at Heart, Beautiful People) as Ralph, Anthony Roberts as Piggy, Keenan Munn-Francis (The Scottsboro Boys, The Lion King) as Simon, Matthew Castle as Roger, Dylan Llewellyn as Henry, Michael Ajao as Maurice, Yossi Goodlink as Bill and Jonathan Holby as Naval Officer. Twin brothers Thiago Pigatto and Fellipe Pigatto will play twins Sam and Eric. The role of Perceval will be shared by David Evans, Guy Abrahams and Benedict Barker.Lord of the Flies

The tour will open at Woking New Victoria Theatre on Wednesday 16 September and continue until March 2016, with a press night at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre on Wednesday 30 September at 7.00pm.

Lord of the FliesAfter a group of schoolboys survive a plane crash, what starts as a classic desert island adventure quickly descends into a struggle for survival in a darkly sinister world of superstition and immorality. William Golding’s 20th century classic explodes onto the stage in this remarkable production, returning to the award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies was William Golding’s debut novel. His other works including Free Fall, The Spire, Rites of Passage (Booker Prize winner), The Paper Men and Fire Down Below. In 1983 Golding was awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature.Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies is directed by Timothy Sheader and co-directed by Liam Steel, with design by Jon Bausor, composition and sound score by Nick Powell, lighting design by Paul Keogan and sound design by Avgoustas Psillas for Autograph. Lord of the Flies is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’.



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Casting announced for the World Première of Pure Imagination -The Songs of Leslie Bricusse

pure-imagination-castFinal casting is announced for the World Première of Pure Imagination, which celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time.

Dave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy, Niall Sheehy, Julie Atherton and Giles Terera will star in Pure Imagination, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Tony nominated Christopher Renshaw (Taboo, The King & I, We Will Rock You). It will première in the main house at St. James Theatre, in a 4-week season from Thursday 24 September to Saturday 17 October.

The full creative team is also announced: Director: Christopher Renshaw, Musical Director/Orchestrator: Michael England, Musical Staging: Matthew Cole, Production Designer: Tim Goodchild, Lighting Designer: Derek Anderson, Sound Designer: Mike Thacker, Projection Designer: Victor Craven, Producer/Casting Director: Danielle Tarento.

Dave Willetts (The Man) has been one of this country’s leading musical theatre stars for 25 years. He was the first person to play the leading roles in the two most successful shows of recent times, Les Misérables (London and Australia) and The Phantom of the Opera (London and Manchester) for which he won the Manchester Evening News Award for Best Performance. His other leading roles include Old Deuteronomy in Cats (London); Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (London and Europe); Father in Ragtime (London); Adam Pontipee in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (National Tour and London); Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (National Tour); George in Sunday in the Park with George (National Tour); Max Von Mayerling in Sunset Boulevard (London), for which he received an Olivier Award nomination; Sir George Dillingham in Aspects of Love (London) for which he received a Whatsonstage Award nomination.

Siobhan McCarthy (The Woman) recently starred as Mrs Lovett in the sold-out production of Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Harrington’s Pie Shop, Tooting which then transferred to the West End. She created the role of Donna in the original cast of Mamma Mia! for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Her other roles include: Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre); Mrs Johnston in Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre); Chrissie in Dancing at Lughnasa (Phoenix Theatre); Fantine in Les Misérables, (Palace Theatre); Svetlana then Florence in Chess, original London cast (Prince Edward Theatre); Frankie Frayne in On Your Toes, original London cast (Palace Theatre); Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (Palace Theatre); The Mistress then Eva in Evita original London cast (Prince Edward Theatre).

Niall Sheehy (The Boy) was a finalist on the ITV show Superstar. His musical theatre roles include: cover Chris in Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre); cover Enjolras in Les Misérables (Queens Theatre); cover Fiyero & Dr. Dillamond in Wicked (Apollo Victoria); cover Sir Lancelot in Spamalot (UK Tour); Arab in West Side Story (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin); Lee Harvey Oswald in Assassins (Draíocht Theatre, Dublin); Ray Dooley in The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Int’l Theatre, Frankfurt); Carson/Peter in A Man Of No Importance (Union Theatre and Arts Theatre transfer).

Julie Atherton (The Girl) first starred in the West End in the lead role of Sophie in the West End production of Mamma Mia! Her other leading roles include: Serena Katz in the national tour of Fame and the Kolokolo Bird in the Stiles and Drewe musical Just So. In 2006, she played Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in the West End premiere of Avenue Q (Noel Coward Theatre). More recently: Sister Mary Robert in the first UK tour of Sister Act the Musical; Therese Raquin (Finborough & Park Theatres); the world première of Shock Treatment, the musical sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show (King’s Head Theatre).

Giles Terera (The Joker) was in the original West End cast of Book of Mormon. His other musical theatre roles include: Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (Noel Coward Theatre); Sammy Davis Jr in The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas (Strand Theatre); Quickly Robinson in Jailhouse Rock (Piccadilly Theatre); Luther in 125th Street (Shaftesbury Theatre); Mr Jefferson in Rent (Prince of Wales Theatre).

Whether writing alone or forming magical partnerships – including Anthony Newley, Henry Mancini, John Williams and John Barry – double Oscar and Grammy Award winner Leslie Bricusse’s music has touched us all. He has composed over 1,000 songs and written the book, music and/or lyrics for more than 40 musical films and plays over a 60-year career. This heartwarming and uplifting show features 50 of his songs, including such favourites as What Kind Of Fool Am I, If I Ruled The World, Talk To The Animals, Feeling Good, Goldfinger and many, many more.

Leslie Bricusse has been nominated for 10 Oscars, nine Grammys and four Tonys and won eight Ivor Novello Awards in an illustrious career. His composing started as a student at Cambridge, where he co-authored, directed and performed in his first two musical shows, Out of the Blue and Lady at the Wheel, both of which transferred to London’s West End. He spent the first year of his professional life writing another musical, The Boy on the Corner and the screenplay and score of his first motion picture, Charley Moon, which won him his first Ivor Novello Award. His later stage musicals include Stop the World – I Want to Get Off; The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd; Pickwick; Harvey; The Good Old Bad Old Days; Goodbye Mr Chips; Henry’s Wives; Scrooge; Sherlock Holmes; Jekyll and Hyde; Noah’s Ark; Sammy; Cyrano de Bergerac Kennedy; Victor/Victoria and It’s a Dog’s Life!

Pure Imagination
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12 Palace Street,
London, SW1E 5JA
Thursday 24 September – Saturday 17 October
Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
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Performances of Jesus Christ Superstar tour rescheduled

The first night performances of Jesus Christ Superstar at the New Wimbledon Theatre, Hall for Cornwall in Truro and the Kings Theatre Glasgow have been rescheduled.

At these venues the Monday performances have been replaced with extra mid-week matinees. The opening night at the Congress Theatre in Eastbourne has been cancelled without adding an extra matinee.

Ticket holders for the affected Monday performance have been offered full refunds or exchanges.

The dates are part of a new UK tour, produced by Bill Kenwright, which opens in Llandudno on 1 September. Other venues include Newcastle, Oxford and Birmingham.

Steve Potts, of production company Bill Kenwright Ltd, said: “Occasionally, schedule alterations are necessary in order to accommodate, for example, logistical matters and non-availabilities. Such changes are always agreed with the theatre in advance, and customers are always offered the choice of an alternative performance or a full refund.

“In the case of Wimbledon, Glasgow and Truro, the Monday evening was replaced with an extra mid-week matinee, and the original eight-show schedule was maintained. In Eastbourne no additional Matinee has been added. I’m pleased to say our visit to these theatres forms part of the production’s successful year-long schedule, including a ground-breaking summer season across Germany, which has already resulted in the production being invited back to play a second consecutive year.”

The cast features Glenn Carter as Jesus, Tim Rogers as Judas Iscariot and X Factor finalist Rachel Adedji as Mary Magdalene.

Cumberbatch Hamlet makes headlines again over ‘To be or not to be’

The most famous speech in drama has reportedly been reinstated to its original place in the Barbican’s current production of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Hamlet’s existential “To be or not to be” speech, which usually occurs in Act Three of Shakespeare’s play, was originally moved to the beginning of director Lyndsey Turner’s production, as reported by journalists who attended the first preview performance earlier this month.

Writing for The Times, Kate Maltby branded the decision “indefensible”, adding: “‘To be or not to be’ should be the character’s emotional low point: instead, five minutes in, he’s got nowhere further to go.”

But now, according to reports, the speech has returned to its original position ahead of Hamlet‘s official press night next week (25 August).

Directors often make big changes during preview periods and as such the reviews of the first preview performance of Hamlet have been widely condemned.

Writing for the Guardian, director John Tiffany said: “It’s not unusual for a journalist to completely redraft an article or review, so why should it be strange to do the same to a play? Theatre is a living organism. You only know if your show is working when you see it with an audience.”

Hamlet also made headlines earlier this month when its star pleaded with fans to resist the temptation to film his performance on their phones.

Guests announced for Willemijn Verkaik – In Concert

98687Special guests have been announced Willemijn Verkaik’s concert at the Ambassadors Theatre next week (25 August 2015).

Hosted by WhatsOnStage’s  features editor Ben Hewis, the evening will see Verkaik joined on stage by guests Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and James Fox.

Hamilton-Barritt’s recent stage credits include In The Heights at Southwark Playhouse and A Chorus Line at the London Palladium, while former Fame Academy star Fox has appeared in the UK tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and Let it Be on Broadway and in the West End.

Willemijn Verkaik is best known for playing the role of Elphaba inWicked, while her other stage credits include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in the West End, and Mamma Mia!, Aidaand We Will Rock You in Germany.

Accompanied by a live band and joined by special guests, the concert will see her “take a journey through some of the greatest classic and contemporary musicals of all time, as well as celebrating some of the iconic songs that have defined her career so far.”

Rachel Tucker plays Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway

Rachel Tucker will return to Broadway later this year to play Elphaba in Wicked, a role she played for over 1,000 performances in the West End.

Tucker, who holds the record for the most consecutive performances of Elphaba in the West End, made her Broadway debut last year in Sting’s musical The Last Ship. She’ll start performances on 15 September.

Tucker said of her long-running stint as Elphaba in the West End: “I got tired, we all do, and had a few off shows, but every time I went on that stage I knew what a big deal it was and I never undervalued it.”

She’ll be joined by fellow newcomer Jonah Platt, who will be making his Broadway debut in the role of Fiyero.

They join a cast which currently includes Kara Lindsay as Glinda, Michele Lee as Madame Morrible, Fred Applegate as The Wizard, Robin De Jesús as Boq, Arielle Jacobs as Nessarose, and Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond.

The roles of Elphaba and Fiyero are currently being played by Caroline Bowman and Matt Shingledecker.

The Win Bin comedy about the pressures and realities of the arts job market

the-win-binThe Win Bin is a new play at The Old Red Lion from the team behind the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy at the same theatre earlier in 2015.

Set in an alternate now – where six hopefuls are competing for the last paid job in the arts – how far will they go to get noticed by The Bench.

Bash, a comic book artist, has been shortlisted for the last paid job in the arts, competing against a Taxidermist, Choreographer, Photographer, Writer and Crafter. They claw their way into the brutal final round, a 12 hour assessment day that is monitored by The Bench who judge their every move. When the pressure is through the roof can Bash remember to be herself? How far will she go to be employed?

When you say ‘sell yourself to us in thirty seconds’ – we are selling ourselves to you, ‘us’ is ‘you’, right? And is it ‘yourself’ as in who I am now in this lift, or all of me previous to being in this lift?

Combining sketch and comedy The Win Bin might not be so far-fetched especially with the DCMS are modelling 40% funding cuts to the arts sector,

Sara Joyce (Off West End Award nominee) directs Kate Kennedy (Funny Women and Off West End Award nominee) who also wrote the piece. They are joined by Wilf Scolding ( Strange Interlude, National Theatre; Arcadia, English Touring Theatre).

Created by Kate Kennedy and Sara Joyce
Written by Kate Kennedy
Directed by Sara Joyce
Designed by Bethany Wells
Lighting by Nic Farham
Sound by Paul Freeman
Produced in association with Robert F Bradish

Cast: Kate Kennedy & Wilf Scolding

1st – 26th September 2015
Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday matinees 2.30pm
Sunday matinees 3pm
Thursday matinee – 2.30pm 24th September only


Late Night Laughs at the Royal Albert Hall


One of the world’s most famous venues launches its first ever late night comedy series from September 2015 – starting off with shows spotlighting the best of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Late Night Laughs, which starts on Friday 11th September, will see both established and up-and-coming comics taking part in unmissable double-headers at the Royal Albert Hall, with gigs hosted by top names from the world of comedy.

While it’s perhaps best-known for its rock, pop and classical shows, the Hall has hosted countless top comics in recent years, including John Bishop, Russell Howard and Russell Brand, while introducing new names in its 150-capacity Elgar Room.

Now that second space will become home to a regular programme of specially curated comedy shows compered by the likes of Richard Herring, Ray Peacock and Ed Gamble.

Mehdi Aoustin-Sellami, Head of Programming at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We’re delighted to announce the first major comedy festival in our 144-year historyFrom Andy Zaltzman’s biting satire to Luisa Omeilan’s empowering comments on body image, there’s something for everyone, and even the biggest comedy nerds should find a new and exciting act to discover alongside the host of established names. The only thing these stand-ups have in common – they’re all ridiculously funny.

Richard Herring said: “I am really looking forward to compering at the Royal Albert Hall’s Late Night Laughs shows and bringing my own cerebral brand of filth to the refined Elgar Room. I had to study Enigma Variations for my O-level, so see this as a fitting revenge. It’s a chance to see some great new young comedians before they become famous and at least one gnarled old comedian who will give them a bitter foretaste of where it’s all going to eventually lead.”

Ed Gamble is also looking forward to the shows – especially playing in these unusually plush surroundings. “I can’t wait to come back to the Elgar Room to perform. I don’t usually get to be in such nice rooms and hopefully the surroundings will add a touch of class to my nonsense,” he said.

After a launch night starring Chortle award winners Holly Walsh and Sofie Hagen, a week of shows commences on Sunday 20 September showcasing the Best of the Fest, with top Edinburgh acts Matt Forde, Felicity Ward and Marcel Lucont taking to the stage.

Then from Friday, October 2, when Alun Cochrane, Lloyd Griffith and host Richard Herring perform, the shows will be in a regular Friday night slot, kicking off at 9:45.

The opening night of the season is scheduled to coincide with the launch of the Night Tube, with the Underground set to run around the clock from South Kensington.

Tickets are £13.24 (£16.30 for Best of the Fest), including fees. For the full programme, go to

Sunday 11 September
Holly Walsh, Sofie Hagen and host Ray Peacock

Monday 20 September (Best of the Fest)
Carl Donnelly & Phil Wang

Tuesday 21 September (Best of the Fest)
Marcel Lucont & Ed Gamble

Wednesday 22 September (Best of the Fest)
Liam Williams & Mark Cooper-Jones

Thursday 23 September (Best of the Fest)
Nish Kumar & Eric Lampaert

Friday 24 September (Best of the Fest)
Felicity Ward & John Robins

Saturday 25 September (Best of the Fest)
Bec Hill & Matt Forde

Sunday 26 September (Best of the Fest)
Robert Auton & Iain Stirling

Friday 2 October
Alun Cochrane, Lloyd Griffith and host Richard Herring

Friday 9 October
Phil Ellis, Julian Deane and host Ed Gamble

Friday 16 October
Dan Clark, Sean McLoughlin and host Richard Herring

Friday 23 October
Luisa Omielan, Fin Taylor and host Ed Gamble

Friday 30 October
David Trent, Adam Hess and host Richard Herring

Friday 20 November
Mike Wozniack, Steve Bugeja and host Richard Herring

Friday 27 November
Aisling Bea, Gareth Richardson and host Richard Herring

Friday 11 December
Andy Zaltzman, Phil Wang and host Richard Herring

Friday 18 December
Steve Hall, Mark Smith and host Richard Herring


Anna Jordan and Jonathan O’Boyle appointed as Associate Directors by Theatre503

anna-jordan-jonathan-oboyle-300x105Theatre503 has announced the appointment of Anna Jordan and Jonathan O’Boyle as their new Associate Directors.

Anna Jordan is an award-winning playwright and director who has had a longstanding affiliation with Theatre503 having previously worked with them on productions including Freak, Vote of No Confidence and Only Human. Her awards include the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2013 for Yen, Best Fringe Production for Chicken Shop at Park Theatre (West End Frame Awards) and Overall Winner for Closer To God (Off Cut Festival).

Having recently directed the sell-out production of Sense of an Ending by Ken Urban at Theatre503, Jonathan O’Boyle is perfectly placed to be back as Associate Director. He was previously Resident Director at Sheffield Crucible and his direction credits include The Surplus (Young Vic), All The Ways To Say Goodbye (Young Vic, 5 Plays Project) and Bash Latterday Plays (Trafalgar Studios/Old Red Lion).

Paul Robinson, Artistic Director of Theatre503, comments, Theatre503’s autumn season has just recently been announced. The season stages four hugely diverse new plays, two of which are the winners of Theatre503’s inaugural Playwriting Award which presented an unprecedented opportunity for playwrights at all levels.

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