Dusty Springfield inspired multi-media show DUSTY extends run

Dusty, a multi-media show celebrating the musical icon Dusty Springfield, has announced an extension to its run at the Charing Cross Theatre with bookings now being taken up to 21st November 2015. The revised press night will take place on Monday 7th September 2015.

With original music by the legendary artist Dusty Springfield, audiences see and hear Springfield on stage using the most up-to-date 3-D technology and digital media. Combined with a musical theatre format of live performance, music and dance, Dusty follows the highs and lows of Springfield’s rise from middle class suburban London to the recording of her seminal album Dusty in Memphis.

The current cast comprises Ellie Ann-Lowe (Mary O’Brien), Francesca Jackson (Nancy), Stewart McCheyne (DJ Dave Dean), Ben Tolley (Johnny Franz), Leo Elso (Dion O’Brien/Tom Springfield), Joe Vetch (Douggie Reece), Joan Walker (Kay O’Brien), Graham Kent (Gerard ‘OB’ O’Brien), Tristan Pate (Vic Billings), Allyson Ava Brown (Martha Reeves), Danielle Kassarata (Maddie), Arabella Rodrigo (Norma) and ensemble members Danielle Harrison, Bex Leung, Cleo Jaeger and Marianna Neofitou.

Written by Kim Weild and Duncan Sibbald with dramaturg Jack Bradley, Dusty is directed by Ben Woolf with set designs by Phil Lindley, lighting by Richard Williamson, choreography by Lyndon Lloyd and sound by Paul Gavin and James Nicholson. Musical direction is by Dean Austin.

Dusty is produced in the West End by Freddie Madden, Patrice Wilson and Darren DeVerna with Andrew Green as Executive Producer and Paul Howes as Associate Producer.



Evie Hone and Lizzie Wells will join Anna-Louise Knight and Lara McDonnell in the title role of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical from Tuesday 15 September 2015. Joining the four actresses will be Michael Begley (Mr Wormwood), Miria Parvin (Miss Honey) and Rebecca Thornhill (Mrs Wormwood). Craige Els will continue in the role of Miss Trunchbull.

Capturing the imagination of young and old alike, Matilda The Musical has now received 50 awards in Stratford-upon-Avon, London and New York, and has been seen by over three million people worldwide. The London and Broadway productions of Matilda The Musical have been joined by the US tour which opened in Los Angeles in May. Next month the Australian premiere will take place in Sydney on 20 August at the Lyric Theatre.

Begley Michael.jpgMichael Begley’s recent theatre credits include After Electra directed by Samuel West (Theatre Royal Plymouth & Tricycle Theatre), Mrs Lowry and Son (Trafalgar Studios), Sweet Bird of Youth (Old Vic), If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet (Bush Theatre), Rhinoceros (Royal Court Theatre), The Arsonists (Royal Court Theatre), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Royal Exchange Manchester) and Pravda (Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Rep). In addition to his roles on stage, Michael has appeared on screen in Foyle’s War, Being Human and Doctor Who. Michael’s film credits include the co-lead with Timothy Spall in Vacuuming Completely Nude In Paradise directed by Danny Boyle for BBC Films.

Miria Parvin headshot.jpgMiria Parvin recently starred in the West End production of Once (Phoenix Theatre). Miria made her professional debut in 2006 playing the leading role of Pearl in the UK Tour of Starlight Express and has since gone on to play Ariel in Footloose (West End & Tour) and Sarah in Our House (UK Tour) before starring as Sophie in Mamma Mia! (International Tour). Miria’s additional theatre credits include The Magic Flute (Finland Tour) and productions with the Finnish National Opera.

Rebecca Thornhill headshot.jpgRebecca Thornhill is an Olivier Award-nominated actress with an illustrious musical theatre background. Rebecca’s previous stage credits include lead roles in From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre and USA Tour), Chicago (Adelphi Theatre), Ragtime(Piccadilly Theatre), Witches of Eastwick (Prince of Wales and UK Tour), South Pacific (UK Tour),Beauty and the Beast (Dominion Theatre) and Les Misérables (Palace Theatre and Denmark). In addition to her credits in the West End, Rebecca has appeared at the National Theatre in Singin’ in the Rain (for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award) and played Gertie in Trevor Nunn’s production ofOklahoma! opposite Hugh Jackman and Maureen Lipman.

The young performers who will play the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda, Nigel, Eric and the other pupils at Crunchem Hall from September are as follows: Leo Ayres, Charlie Barnard, Thomas Berry, Fifi Bloomsbury-Khier, Tilly Cook, Bronte Cosgrave, Ellie Dadd, Connor Deeks, Carla Dixon, Dayna Dixon,Denzel Eboji, Keyaan Hameed, Hannah Hague, Darcy Hillhouse, Caoimhe Judd, Sophie Keaveney, Demi Olawovin, Ben Perkins, Max Reader, Jason Rennie, Joe Sheridan, Jacob Smith, Eva Trodd, Harrison Vaughan and Jamie Wilding.

The adult cast includes Fabian Aloise, Robbie Boyle, John Brannoch, Oliver Brooks, Jonathan Cordin, Olly Dobson, Demi Goodman, Elliot Harper, Will Hawksworth, Kate Kenrick, Rachel Moran, Tom Muggeridge, Matt Serafini, Biancha Szynal, Charlotte Scott, Laura Tyrer and Sharlene Whyte.

Inspired by the incomparable Roald Dahl’s beloved book, Matilda The Musical premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, before transferring to London’s West End in October 2011. In 2014 Matilda The Musical celebrated its 1000th performance in London and tickets are now on sale until May 2016 at the Cambridge Theatre.

Having swept the board at the 2012 Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking seven awards, Matilda The Musical has gone on to take Broadway by storm winning four Tony Awards® and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls sharing the title role. The New York production ofMatilda The Musical, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened in March 2013 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. The Australian premiere of Matilda The Musical will take place in Sydney on 20 August at the Lyric Theatre.

Matilda The Musical is produced in the West End by the Royal Shakespeare Company with André Ptaszynski and Denise Wood as Executive Producers. The production was developed with the support of Company Dramaturg Jeanie O’Hare and the RSC Literary Department.

Matilda The Musical is written by playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin, and direction by Matthew Warchus. The production is designed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and the special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.

Listings Information

Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, WC2H 9HU
Booking until 29 May 2016
Tuesdays 7pm
Wednesday – Saturday 7:30pm
Wednesday & Saturday 2:30pm
Sundays 3pm

Extra matinee performances – Thursday 30 July & Thursday 29 October

Box Office: Cambridge Theatre 0844 412 4652 / RSC Ticket Hotline 0844 800 1110

To book online visit: www.matildathemusical.com


The Royal Court, London –  18 – 25 July 2015.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick

The intimate Jerwood Theatre Upstairs is an ideal space for Primetime – a series of short plays written by primary children aged 8-11 and directed by Debbie Hannan. Sitting on fluffy purple mats around the stage, the audience is involved immediately, high fiving the cast and trying out their musical instruments.

The cast – Kate Adler, Heather Dutton, Kezrena James, Joshua Miles, Ronak Patani and Linden Walcott-Burton – throw themselves into their multiple roles with gusto, and look like they are having as much fun as the audience. Their physical comedy and dance skills, and their interaction with the children were fantastic.

Music and dance are used cleverly to introduce each new play as you are taken on a rollercoaster ride through tales of a pauper king who lives in a hole and steals from Alan Sugar, an outer space rap battle for the ultimate prize – a barbecued chicken wing, a bigoted English lady who wants everyone to be the same, a mad scientist and his very special delivery, an evil megalomaniac who sends everyone over 20 back in time, a Scottish wizard with an umbrella fetish, and a monster-turned-human fighting for monster rights.

There are some huge shifts in tone between plays. Most had me giggling, but during “Lost” – a surprisingly effective spinetingler – some younger children were beginning to cling to their parents. The writer knows his audience though, and threw in a few gags just where they were needed. Before making us all jump out of our skins.

Of course it is obvious that these plays were written by children. If you want sophisticated drama, you’re in the wrong place! But that is the appeal of this show, because it reminds us how children see the world. Among the insane characters and poo and fart jokes (at which us adults were laughing loudest) are deeply moralistic stories about honesty, friendship, diversity and acceptance.

But I’m a grown-up, what do I know. Walking out of the theatre surrounded by children talking non-stop I can tell you that it was “Ace. Awesome. Cool.”
And apparently someone is going to write a play like that one, but with giant robots.

A wonderful feel-good family show for the Summer holidays – and anyone inspired by what they see can book one of the free family writing workshops led by a Royal Court writer on 24th and 25th July.

Darlington Civic Theatre relaxed panto


Darlington Civic Theatre and Qdos Entertainment to present a specially adapted ‘relaxed’ pantomime performance of Cinderella on Friday January 8, 2016.

Darlington Civic Theatre and Qdos Entertainment are delighted to be bringing a specially adapted performance of the spectacular family pantomime, Cinderella, designed to welcome people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorders.

This relaxed performance will allow audience members to leave the auditorium and return at any time, light and sound levels will be specially adapted, and there will be a ‘chill-out zone’ outside the auditorium. Audience members can talk as much as they like and there will be no expectation that the audience has to be quiet.

The special relaxed performance is on Friday January 8 at 2pm, tickets are £8.50. To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486555.

Starring in Cinderella will be Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey alongside Brendan Sheerin from Coach Trip and Niki Evans from The X-Factor. Managing Director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomimes division, Michael Harrison, said; “The success that Ashleigh and Pudsey have enjoyed since winning Britain’s Got Talent is tribute to the popularity and versatility of the act. Everyone from The Queen to the cinema-going millions have enjoyed Ashleigh and Pudsey’s tricks and routines, which will feature heavily in this year’s panto.”

Cinderella runs at Darlington Civic Theatre from Saturday 5 December 2015 to Sunday 10 January 2016. For tickets and more information visit darlingtoncivic.co.uk or call the box office on 01325 486555.

Where’s the Petticoat?


York Theatre Royal and Explore York Libraries and Archives have joined forces to launch a competition which will encourage visitors to libraries to scour the shelves for more than just books and hunt a red petticoat. Where’s the Petticoat? will take place at libraries across York for four weeks, starting on Monday 20 July.

The red petticoat is in reference to the iconic moment in E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children where the children avert disaster using their flannel underclothes as flags. This scene also forms one of the most spectacular scenes in the York Theatre Royal production of The Railway Children which is returning to the National Railway Museum from 31 July.

If visitors find the petticoat in any one of the fifteen libraries in the Explore York Libraries and Archives group, including the Reading Cafes and mobile library, they will be entered into a draw each week to win a pair of tickets to the show. The petticoat will travel around the city and will be found at different locations throughout the four weeks.

Where’s the Petticoat? runs in conjunction with Explore York Libraries and Archives Summer Reading Challenge. All children aged 5 and over are challenged to read six books over the summer holidays. The challenge was launched on Saturday 11 July with a Readaloudathon at Explore York, a marathon read-aloud session from 8am to 8pm. The Railway Children cast member Martin Barrass who plays the role of Mr Perks took part and read the nail-biting red petticoat chapter to a rapt audience.

Frances Postlethwaite, Children’s Librarian said:

It is great to be working with York Theatre Royal on the Where’s the Petticoat? competition. I know the children in our libraries love treasure hunts and tickets to their production of The Railway Children make a fantastic prize. We really appreciate this support for the Summer Reading Challenge, which has proven to be very important in helping children to become confident readers as well as helping them to love books and reading.

The Railway Children, returns to its original home at the National Railway Museum in York from 31 July 2015 until Saturday 5 September. Tickets are priced between £10 and £32.50 and can be bought by calling the Box Office on 01904 623568, securely online at yorktheatreroyal.co.uk or in person at York Theatre Royal’s Box Office in De Grey Rooms on St Leonard’s Place. Entry to the National Railway Museum and the Playing Trains Exhibition is free.






Tickets are now on sale and the cast confirmed for Iliad, the third production in National Theatre Wales’ fifth season. The production will be four parts, performed individually on weeknights, and in two marathon performances – one all day, and one overnight.

“In the beginning there was no Beginning,
And in the end, no End…”

Renowned theatre-makers Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, celebrated for their recent, large-scale interpretations of Aeschylus’ The Persians and Shakespeare’s and Brecht’s Coriolan/us with National Theatre Wales, will bring their trademark vision to this multimedia staging of Christopher Logue’s filmic poem War Music, derived from Homer’s account of the last years of the Trojan War.

The audience will be cast into a world both ancient and modern, a world created by a group of eminent Welsh actors, a troupe of teenage gods, a stage shaped around them, and vast cinematic landscapes. Each of the four parts can be viewed individually, while bolder audience members can choose to see all four in one of two marathon performances – either all day or overnight.

Classic Greek, epic storytelling meets box-set theatre.

The cast will include six narrators (Claire Cage, Daniel Hawksford, Guy Lewis, Richard Lynch, Melanie Walters and Llion Williams), four constructors who will reshape the set throughout the performances and 10 local teenagers as the gods.

Mike Brookes is an award-winning artist, director and designer. He co-founded the performance collective Pearson/Brookes with Mike Pearson in 1997. Since 2005, his collaborative art work with Spanish artist Rosa Casado has produced live art and gallery works across a range of media; their work together having been widely commissioned and presented across Europe, Asia, Australasia, South America, and USA. Other collaborators include Quarantine and Untitled Projects. In 2007, he was appointed Research Fellow within Aberystwyth University.

Mike Pearson trained as an archaeologist. He was a member of R.A.T. Theatre (1972–73) and an artistic director of Cardiff Laboratory Theatre (1973–80) and Brith Gof (1981–97). He currently makes performance as a solo artist; with Mike Brookes in Pearson/Brookes and for National Theatre Wales. Mike is author of Theatre/Archaeology (2001); In Comes I: Performance, Memory and Landscape (2006);Site-Specific Performance (2010); The Mickery Theater: An Imperfect Archaeology (2011); and Marking Time: Performance, Archaeology and the City (2013). He was Professor of Performance Studies, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University (1999-2014).

Christopher Logue was a poet, screenwriter, actor and playwright. Born in Portsmouth in 1926 he served briefly in the Black Watch during and immediately after the Second World War, before spending sixteen months in a military prison. In 1952 he went to Paris where he worked on Merlin, the magazine which published Beckett. He funded his own poetry by writing pornography under the name Count Palmiro Vicarion. Back in London in the ’60s he wrote plays for the Royal Court, scripts for Ken Russell, including Savage Messiah and songs for Peter Cook’s Establishment Club. He acted in several films, including Russell’s The Devils and went to prison again in 1961 with Bertrand Russell and others for his support of CND. On his release he began his ‘True Stories’ column for Private Eye. He was responsible for some of the first poetry posters and was a life-long advocate of performance verse. In 1959 he recorded Red Bird, with the musician and composer Tony Kinsey, a combination of jazz with Logue’s versions of poems by Pablo Neruda. His retelling of the Iliad, begun in 1959 and published in several volumes which came to be known collectively as War Music, is his best-known work. He had no Greek and based his work on literal translations, many provided by Donald Carne-Ross, who commissioned the first part of War Music for the Third Programme (Radio Three). He recorded and performed it often, notably with Alan Howard. War Music remained incomplete at his death, in 2011.

Claire Cage has worked in a wide variety of roles in television and radio since leaving Aberystwyth University in 1993. Her television appearances include Waterloo Road, Coronation Street, Doctors, Cara Fi, Wizards Versus Aliens, Wire in the Blood, Mistresses, Torchwood, Sherlock, A Royal Wedding, Tracey Beaker, The Fabulous Baker Boys and Patsy Zimmer in Being Human. She recently filmed the feature film Moon Dogs in the Shetland Isles. Claire appeared as a semi regular on Casualty and Holby City where she played Natalie Fletcher. She worked with Richard Ayoade on his hit indie directorial debut, Submarine, The Sheepish Approach and Lucky Jim with Craig Roberts. She played Sister Edith in the smash short Little Munchkin and went on to play Lottie Jenkins in Elfie Hopkins with Ray and Jamie Winstone, both directed by Ryan Andrews.

Daniel Hawksford was born in Newport and raised in Swansea. Upon graduating from RADA he has worked extensively in theatre, most recently in Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage (National Theatre Wales, Out of Joint, Arcola Theatre with Sherman Cymru) and for the RSC, National Theatre, Globe Theatre, Birmingham Rep, Almeida Theatre, Young Vic, Clwyd Theatre Cymru (where he is an Associate Artist) Orange Tree Theatre and National Theatre Wales. For his performance as Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing for the National Theatre he received an Ian Charleson Nomination.

Guy Lewis’ theatre credits include: Twelfth Night (Regent’s Park), A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep), Hamlet, Pygmalion, Mary Stuart, The Drawer Boy, Memory, Measure For Measure, Romeo And Juliet and Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (Clwyd Theatre Cymru), She Stoops To Conquer, Hamlet and Canterbury Tales (Northern Broadsides), It’s A Family Affair (Sherman Cymru), An Inspector Calls (Torch Theatre), Telstar (New Ambassadors Theatre), And Then They Came For Me(Lyric Hammersmith), Faustus (National Theatre), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and The Graduate(Both At The Gielgud Theatre) and Spring Awakening (Bath Theatre Royal). His television credits include: Caerdydd, Torchwood and Casualty. His film credits include: Telstar.

Richard Lynch‘s theatre credits include: Coriolan/us and The Persians (National Theatre Wales), Afore Night Come (dir: Rufus Norris), Snapshots (dir: Braham Murray), Penny For A Song (Oxford Stage Company), The Storm (Almeida), Gas Station Angel (Royal Court & Tour), The Mysteries (RSC), Macbeth(Theatr Clwyd), Patagonia (Brith Gof/ tour including Royal Court), Kasper (dir. Geoff Moore) Hamletand A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Moving Being Theatre Company), Flowers Of The Dead Red Sea, The Myth Of Michael Roderick and House Of America (Y Cwmni), and performances In Abigail’s Party,Macbeth, The Castle (Barker), Victory (Barker), Malvinas, The Flies (Sartre), The Fall & Redemption Of Man, Godspell, Romeo & Juliet and Penderyn (a rock opera). Television credits include: Fondue, Rhyw A Dinosors and Labour Of Love (ITV Wales), Pobol Y Cwm and Score (BBC Wales), The Mabinogi (Cartwn Cymru Cyf), Iechyd Da (Bracan), Y Glas (Boda Films), The Proposition (dir. Strath Hamilton), A Mind To Kill (BBC), Y Parc (Gaucho Productions), Branwen (S4C), The Healer (BBC), Lifeboat (BBC), Thicker Than Water (BBC), Yr Arwerthwr (Ffilminan Penadur Cyf), Christmas Stallion (Lluniau Lliw Cyf),Rebecca (HTV), Bowen A’i Bartner (BBC), Babylon By-Passed (BBC), District Nurse (BBC), Breaking Rank(BBC), Mwy Na Phapur Newydd (Lluniau Lliw Cyf – Series 1 & 2) and Sticky Wickets (BBC). Film credits include: Millenium, Darklands, Watermarks, and Boy Soldier.

Melanie Walters’ theatre credits include: Sleeping Beauty and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (UK Productions); Cinderella (Hiss And Boo Productions); Blue Remembered Hills (Theatr Clwyd) andEducating Rita (Swansea Grand). Her television credits Include: Doc Martin; Ishe Hongian (Boom Pictures); Under Milk Wood (BBC); Being Human (Touchpaper Productions); Gavin and Stacey (Baby Cow); Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures); Anually Retentive (Jones The Film); Holby City, Dirty Work, Jack Of Hearts, Back Up, Dangerfield, Tender Loving Care and The Healer (BBC); Gypsy Fires (Channel 4) andCoronation Street (Granada).

Her film credits Include: Burn Burn Burn (Burn Productions Ltd); Caring For The Recently Deceased(Short) (Stick & Rudder Films); Ex Libris (Short) (Long Arm Films); High Tide (Long Arm Films); Another Me (Fox International Productions); Resistance (Big Rich Films); Submarine (Warp Productions);Dirgelwch Yr Ogof (Nant Productions) and Rampage (Peakviewing Films).

Llion Williams is from Dyffryn Conwy originally but now lives near Caernarfon. He is an Associate of Clwyd Theatr Cymru and trained at Coleg Prifysgol Cymru, Aberystwyth. Theatre work includes: Ghosts, A Doll’s House, Abigail’s Party, The Herbal Bed The Journey of Mary Kelly, A Christmas Carol, Rape of the Fair Country, Gaslight and A Small Family Business (Clwyd Theatr Cymru), Porth y Byddar (Clwyd Theatr Cymru/Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), Cariad Mr Bustl/Le Misanthrope, Y Pair/The Crucible, Y Gofalwr/The Caretaker, Iesu, Cysgod y Cryman, Bobi a Sami, Y Storm/The Tempest (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), Y Cylch Sialc/The Chalk Circle, Un o’r Teulu/Relatively Speaking and Y Gelli Geirios/The Cherry Orchard (Theatr Gwynedd), Angitone, The Giant’s Embrace and Minamata (Theatr Powys), C’Mon Midffild and Llanast/Carnage (Theatr Bara Caws), A History of Falling Things (New Vic, Stoke) and Jack and the Beanstalk (Scarborough). Television work includes: Hinterland, Outside Time, A Mind to Kill, The Mystery Files, Death or Liberty, C’mon Midffild, Blodeuwedd, Ac Eto Nid Myfi, Ista’nbwl, Lan a Lawr, and Gwaith/Cartref. Radio work includes: Playboy of the Western World/Congrinero’r Gorllewin, Y Ffin and Dyddiadur Dyn Dŵad (BBC). Other work includes: Pedr a’r Blaidd/Peter and The Wolf (Ensemble Cymru).

Full listings information:

National Theatre Wales in association with Ffwrnes
A theatrical staging of Christopher Logue’s War Music
Directed by Mike Pearson & Mike Brookes
Composer: John Hardy Music
Costume Designer: Simon Banham
Sound Designer: Mike Beer
Cinematographer: Luke Jacobs and Like an Egg Productions
Assistant Director: Julia Thomas

Dates: 21 September-3 October 2015
Venue: The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 3YE

Iliad is in four parts: Iliad: Kings, Iliad: The Husbands, Iliad: Red/Cold, Iliad: War Music
The running time for all four parts is approx. 2hrs each
The four parts can be seen separately, or in one of two marathon performances.

Performance schedule

Mon 21 Sept, 7.30pm: Iliad: Kings
Tue 22 Sept, 7.30pm: Iliad: The Husbands
Wed 23 Sept, 7.30pm: Iliad: Red/Cold
Thurs 24 Sept, 7.30pm: Iliad: War Music

Sat 26 Sept: all-day marathon
(Iliad: Kings at 10.30am, Iliad: The Husbands at 1.30pm, Iliad: Red/Cold at 5pm and Iliad: War Music at 8pm)

Mon 28 Sept, 7.30pm: Iliad: Kings
Tue 29 Sept, 7.30pm: Iliad: The Husbands
Wed 30 Sept, 7.30pm: Iliad: Red/Cold
Thurs 1Oct, 7.30pm: Iliad: War Music

Sat 3 Oct: all-night marathon
(Iliad: Kings at 6.30pm, Iliad: The Husbands at 9.30pm, Iliad: Red/Cold at 1am on Sun 4 Oct and Iliad: War Music at 4am)

Box Office
Online: www.nationaltheatrewales.org/iliad
By phone: 029 2037 1689

Ticket Prices
Single performance (each): £20 (£15 conc)
4 x single performances: £70 (£50 conc)
Marathon performance: £60 (£45 conc)
Local adult (within Carms): £10*
Local under-25 (inc. schools and colleges within Carms): £7.50*
* single performances only

Schools Ticket prices:
Single performance: £10
Marathon performance: £40


McQUEEN West End Transfer





McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, will transfer to London’s West End, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Thursday 27 August, following previews from 13 August, for a strictly limited season until 7 November.

Stephen Wight as Lee in McQueen credit SpecularWritten by James Phillips and directed by John Caird, the production stars award-winning actor Stephen Wight in the title role. Janet McQueen, one of Lee Alexander McQueen’s sisters, said of the play and the production at St. James Theatre, “It was as though the play and Stephen’s performance brought Lee back to me again.  I felt as though he was real again for me.” Gary McQueen, Lee’s nephew, added, “It does really hit something in your heart.”

Carly BawdenJoining Stephen in the West End run will be Carly Bawden in the role of Dahlia. The role was originated by Dianna Agron who is not participating in the transfer due to filming commitments. Reprising their roles as Isabella Blow and Arabella will be Tracy-Ann Oberman and Laura Rees respectively. Michael Bertenshaw will be joining the cast as Mr Hitchcock. Further casting for the West End transfer to be announced. 

Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow and Stephen Wight as Lee in McQueen credit SpecularFor the transfer to the West End, scenes have been rewritten and an interval has been added. James Phillips said, “I’m so delighted to haveMcQueen in the West End, and to take this opportunity to refine some things from the original production.  For me, it’s also thrilling that we’re going into the Theatre Royal Haymarket, as it was in this theatre that I had my first ever professional job, a few months after leaving college. I was a peasant – a silent role! – in Miss Julie starring Christopher Eccleston, Aisling O’Sullivan and Maxine Peake that Thelma Holt produced. It really is one of the most beautiful theatres I’ve ever been in.”

McQUEEN is a journey into the visionary imagination and dream world of Alexander McQueen, fashion’s greatest contemporary artist. Set on a single London night, it is more than a bio-play.  It is stepping into the fairy story landscape of McQueen’s mind, the landscape seen in his immortal shows, where with a dress an urchin can become an Amazon, where beauty might just help us survive the night.  A girl has watched McQueen’s Mayfair house for eleven consecutive days. Tonight she climbs down from her watching tree and breaks into his house, to steal a dress, to become someone special. He catches her, but, instead of calling the police, they embark together on a journey through London and into his heart.

Lee Alexander McQueen died on 11 February 2010 aged 40. Born in Lewisham and raised in Stratford, East London, at 16 he served an apprenticeship with Savile Row tailors Anderson & Sheppard. Later, he studied at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and his graduation collection was bought in its entirety by influential fashion stylist Isabella Blow. He was appointed head designer at Givenchy in 1996, where he remained until 2001. He founded his own Alexander McQueen label, and the Gucci Group acquired 51% of his company in 2000, with McQueen serving as Creative Director. McQueen achieved the title British Designer of the Year four times between 1996 and 2003, and was also awarded the CBE and named International Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers in 2003. New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a posthumous exhibition of McQueen’s work in 2011 titled Savage Beauty. The exhibition is currently being shown at the V&A until 2 August.

Stephen Wright was named Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Awards for his performances in Michael Grandage’s production of Don Juan in Soho and Samuel West’s production of Dealer’s Choice. Other theatre includes Nicholas Hytner’s production of The Habit of Art at the National and Sean Foley’s production of The Ladykillers in the West End. On television, he has played Simon in Bluestone 42(BBC 3), Sam in The Paradise (BBC 1), Mitch in Threesome (Comedy Central), Fletcher in Sherlock and Charles in the BBC mini-seriesFingersmith. His films include WildernessHighlander: The SourceWeekender with Jack O’Connell, Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Zawe Ashton and Ashes with Jim Sturgess and Ray Winstone.

Carly Bawden’s theatre credits include Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), Dead Dog in a SuitcaseTristan & Yseult and The Beggar’s Opera for Kneehigh, My Fair Lady with Dominic West (Sheffield Crucible), Pippin (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg(Leicester Curve and Gielgud Theatre), and the tours of Whistle Down the Wind and Evita, for which she was nominated for TMA Award for Best Supporting Actress 2009.

Tracy-Ann Oberman played Chrissie in EastEnders, Yvonne Hartman in Doctor Who, Lizzie Clapham in Monroe, Aunty Val in Friday Night Dinner, Mrs Purchase in Toast of London and Diana in the film Filth starring James McAvoy and Jamie Bell. In theatre, she has acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company and at the National, including playing opposite Kenneth Branagh in Edmond

Laura Rees’s theatre credits include Ophelia in Ninagawa’s Hamlet at the Barbican, Christopher Luscombe’s Comedy of Errors, Lucy Bailey’sTitus Andronicus and Kathryn Hunter’s Pericles at Shakespeare’s Globe, and Rupert Gould’s Macbeth and Philip Franks’s Twelfth Night at Chichester. 

Michael Bertenshaw’s recent theatre credits include The Merchant of VeniceThe Taming of the ShrewAll’s Well That Ends Well and Anne Boleyn, all for Shakespeare’s Globe. His many television credits include playing Ralph Miliband in the documentary drama Miliband of Brothers, two three-part thrillers Murderland and Oktober, and regular appearances in the drama series Seaforth and in the children’s drama series C.A.B.

James Phillips’s first staged play, The Little Fir Tree, was commissioned by and performed, under his direction, at the Sheffield Crucible in 2004. He wrote and directed The Rubinstein Kiss at Hampstead Theatre in 2005.  His most recent plays were Hidden in the Sand, which opened at the Trafalgar Studios in 2013, and City Stories, which was staged at the St. James Theatre Studio during the run of McQueen.

John Caird is an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where his work includes over 20 productions of classic and new plays including co-productions with Trevor Nunn of Nicholas Nickleby, Peter Pan and Les Misérables.  His National Theatre productions include Hamlet and Humble Boy, both with Simon Russell Beale, Stanley with Antony Sher, and his own new version of Bernstein’sCandide for which he won a Laurence Olivier Award.  

McQUEEN has production design by David Farley, choreography by Christopher Marney, video design by Tim Bird, lighting design by David Howe, sound design by John Leonard, wigs designed by Linda McKnight and casting by Kate Plantin CDG & Jayne Collins CDG.

McQUEEN is produced at the Theatre Royal Haymarket by Robert Mackintosh, AMIR Ltd, Hilary A. Williams, Deborah Negri, with Julian Stoneman as executive producer, for and on behalf of McQ Productions Ltd.


13 August to 7 November 2015


Theatre Royal Haymarket

18 Suffolk Street

London SW1Y 4HT


Box Office: 020 7930 8800


Performances:  Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm*, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3.00pm**

*7.00pm on Thursday 27 August

**No 3.00pm performances on Thursday 13, 20 and 27 August


Ticket Prices:  £15 – £65 (including booking fees); Premium Seats £85; Previews:  £15 – £45

Running Time:  2 hours, including interval

Website:  www.mcqueentheplay.com

Facebook:  facebook.com/McQueenThePlay

Twitter:  @McQueenThePlay


UK tour of the TNN production of TOM A STORY OF TOM JONES THE MUSICAL

tom275Theatre na nÓg are delighted to present the UK tour of the TNN production of “TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL”, opening on Monday 7th March 2016 at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. The tour schedule is below with further dates to be announced.

Step back in time to the dance halls, working men’s clubs and recording studios of the ‘60s where the legend of Tom Jones was born: a Valleys boy with a heart-stopping voice who dreamed of making the big time, no matter what it took.

This inspirational story of self-belief and determination is performed live on stage by a phenomenal cast of actors and musicians, celebrating an ordinary man with an extraordinary talent who became a superstar on a world stage.

Featuring hits of the era including ‘Ghost Riders in the Sky’, ‘Spanish Harlem’ and ‘Lucille’, we track Tom’s climb to stardom. Ending with some the hits that made him one of the most charismatic stars of the day: ‘It’s Not Unusual’, ‘Delilah’, ‘Green, Green Grass of Home’, ‘What’s New Pussycat’ and more.

“TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL” is Written by Mike James and Directed by Geinor Styles, with Musical Direction by Ben Goddard, Set Design by Sean Crowley and Sound Design by Mike Beer.

Director Geinor Styles said: “Just very occasionally an opportunity comes along that has the words ’perfect fit’ written all the way through it like a stick of rock. In this case it’s rock and roll and the compelling story of the early days of this county’s most famous son – the living legend that is Sir Tom Jones.

The development of this production has been supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, RCT, NPT Theatres and Wales Millennium Centre.


ON SALE 31 JULY 2015


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ON SALE 31 JULY 2015

New casting announced for Wicked

-30595New casting has been announced for Wicked at the Apollo Victoria, with Emma Hatton (Elphaba) and Savannah Stevenson (Glinda) both extending their contracts into 2016.

Joining them from Monday 21 September 2015 will be Oliver Savile (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Cats) as Fiyero, Sean Kearns (The Commitments, The 39 Steps, Billy Elliot The Musical) as Doctor Dillamond, current West End ensemble cast member Daniel Hope as Boq and Carina Gillespie, who played Nessarose on Wicked‘s UK & Ireland Tour, as Standby for Glinda.

Also continuing with the show are current cast members Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose) and Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba). Further casting to be announced.

Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Steven Pinder (Doctor Dillamond), Sam Lupton (Boq) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby for Glinda) will all play their final performances on Saturday 19 September 2015.

With music and lyrics by Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, Wicked is based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.


The Royal Court Theatre Autumn Season Casting Announcement



·         DAVID MUMENI and KATIE WEST cast in Lela & Co. by Cordelia Lynn.


·         KIM CATTRALL cast in Linda by Penelope Skinner.

·         GEORGINA CAMPBELL to appear in Speech Debelle’s live performance and short film, a collaboration between the Royal Court Theatre, Speech Debelle and director Ed Sayers.


download (13)Lela & Co.

By Cordelia Lynn

Directed by Jude Christian

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Thursday 3 September – Saturday 3 October 2015

David Mumeni and Katie West have been cast in Lela & Co. by Cordelia Lynn.

Full listings information below.


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By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Matthew Dunster
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Thursday 10 September – Saturday 10 October 2015

Josef Davies, James Dryden, Johnny Flynn, Graeme Hawley, Ralph Ineson, Bronwyn James, David Morrissey, Ryan Pope, Sally Rogers, Simon Rouse and Reece Shearsmith have been cast in Hangmenby Martin McDonagh.

Further casting to be announced.

Full listings information below.



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By Penelope Skinner

Directed by Michael Longhurst

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Wednesday 25 November 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016

Kim Cattrall has been cast in Linda by Penelope Skinner.

Further casting to be announced.

Full listings information below.


Speech Debelle Live

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Friday 31 July 2015 8pm

Georgina Campbell has been cast to appear in Speech Debelle’s live performance and short film, a collaboration between the Royal Court Theatre, Speech Debelle and director Ed Sayers.

Full listings information below.

Listings Information:

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By Cordelia Lynn
Directed by Jude
Thursday 3 September – Saturday 3 October 2015

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday
Saturday matinees (from 12 September) 3pm
Thursday matinees (from 17 September) 3pm
Captioned Performance Friday 2 October 7.45pm
Press Night Wednesday 9 September 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
Tickets £20. Monday’s all seats £10 (available on the day of performance 9am online)
Concessions £15* (available in advance until 12 September, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day)
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.

Conceived by and developed with Desara Bosjna and 1989 Productions.

David Mumeni’s theatre credits include True Brits (High Tide), Mush and Me (Bush), The Machine(Donmar/Manchester Festival/Broadway), ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Cheek by Jowl/Barbican/tour). Product Placement (Watford Palace/Nabokov), TS Eliot US/UK Exchange (Vineyard/New York/Old Vic) and Woosa: 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic). His television credits include Finding Jesus, The Last Hours of Laura K, Phoneshop, Cuckoo, Confessions from the Underground, Fresh Meat, Doctors and Whitechapel.

David’s film credits include The Huntsman, Noble and The Inbetweeners Movie.


Katie West’s theatre includes Carmen Disruption (Almedia), Hamlet, Blind-Sided, Blithe Spirit (all Royal Exchange Manchester), Macbeth (Manchester International Festival/Park Avenue Armory, New York), The Thrill of Love (New Vic), A Taste of Honey (Sheffield Crucible), 65 Miles (Hull Truck), Vote of Confidence(Theatre 503), Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith/Royal Exchange Manchester) and Sense (Southwark Playhouse). Katie’s television credits include Doctors, Without You and United. Katie’s film credits includeCinderella.




By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Matthew Dunster
Thursday 10 September – Saturday 10 October 2015

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs , Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday
Saturday matinees (from 19 September) 2.30pm
Thursday matinees (from 24 September) 2.30pm
Captioned Performance
Wednesday 7 October, 7.30pm
Touch Tour Saturday 10 October, 1pm Audio Described Saturday 10 October, 2.30pm
Press Night Friday 18 September 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
Tickets £35, £25, £16, £12. Mondays all seats £10 (available in advance to Friends and Supporters subject to availability. For general public available on day of performance from 9am online).
Concessions £5 off top two prices (available in advance until 19 September, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day). 25s and under £12 (limited availability).
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.


Josef Davies trained at LAMDA and graduated in July 2015.  He makes his professional debut in Hangmen.

James Dryden’s theatre credits include Beached (Soho), Teechers (Theatre Royal Wakefield) and The History Boys (Mercury). His television credits include Close to the Enemy, Serial – Angel of Decay andFather Brown. His film credits include Tulip Fever and Mr Turner.

Johnny Flynn’s credits for the Royal Court include Jerusalem, The Low Road and The Heretic. Other theatre includes Richard III, Twelfth Night (Globe/Apollo), Jerusalem (Apollo) and Twelfth Night/ Taming of The Shrew(Old Vic/Tour). Johnny’s television credits include A Devotee of Art, Brotherhood, Detectorists, Scrotal Recall, Kingdom, Holby City and Murder in Suburbia. His film credits include Small Holding, Love is Thicker than Water, Clouds of Sils Maria, Song One, Apres Mai, Lotus Eaters and Crusade in Jeans.

Graeme Hawley’s theatre includes The Seagull (Lowry), The Guinea Pig Club (York Royal), The York Mystery Plays (York Royal/Abbey Ruins), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Manchester Royal Exchange), Rock N’ Roll, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Schweyk in the Second World WarMeasure for Measure (all Library), Love and Money (Royal Exchange/ Young Vic), Cloud: Burst, Street Trilogy, Raw (Theatre Absolute), Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (Bolton Octagon), Traffic and Weather, Hidden Markings (Library Theatre Manchester/Homegrown), Howie The Rookie(Rocket) and Romeo and Juliet (Suffolk Eye). His television credits include Home Fires, Moving On, Casualty, Love and Marriage, Coronation Street, Doctors, Shameless, Legless, Emmerdale, The Stepfather, The Royal, Heartbeat, To Kidnap a Princess, Born and Bred, Strumpet, The Forsyte Saga, Always and Everyone, A Touch of Frost, The Cops I and Bernard’s Watch.

Ralph Ineson’s theatre includes York Mystery Plays (Theatre Royal), Jackets (NCO), Excalibur, Angel(Red Rose Theatre Co.) and Jack’s House, Gravity & The Holy Ghost (Interference Theatre Co.). Ralph’s television credits include Prey, Drunk History, Bluestone 42, The Interceptor, New Worlds, George Gently, Our Men, Count Arthur Strong, Vera, Scott and Bailey, Secret State, Case Sensitive, Game of Thrones, The Body Farm, The Titanic, Merlin, The IT Crowd, Waterloo Road, The Bill, Casualty, New Tricks, Waking the Dead, Lead Balloon, Magnolia, Losing It, Dalziel and Pascoe, Suburban Shootout, Coronation Street, Elizabeth – The Virgin Queen, Missing, ShakespeaRE-Told, Murder in Suburbia, The Walk, Blue Murder, Between the Sheets, The Office Christmas Special, The Real Arnie Griffin, In Deep, Strange, Doctors, Where the Heart Is, Holby City, Spooks, A&E, A Line in the Sand, The Office, Thursday the Twelfth, Playing the Field, Bostock’s Cup, Touching Evil III, Dangerfield, Children of the New Forest, Kavanagh QC, Kiss and Tell, Bugs, This Life, Goodnight Sweetheart, Cardiac Arrest, Heartbeat, Chandler & Co, Christmas, Out of the Blue, Harry II, After Martin, The Cinder Path, Oh Mary This Is London, 99-1, All Quiet on the Preston Front, A Pinch of Snuff and Spender. Film credits include The Huntsman, The Witch, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Guardians of the Galaxy, Selfish Giant, Great Expectations, Intruders, Another Year, Robin Hood,Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll, The Damned United, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Is Anybody There?, Shoot On Sight, South West Nine, From Hell, Shooting Fish, First Knight, Boom Boom, Royce,Syrup and Shopping.


Bronwyn James trained at ALRA and graduated in July 2015. She makes her professional theatre debut inHangmen.

David Morrissey’s theatre includes In a Dark House (Almeida) Macbeth (Liverpool Everyman), Much Ado About Nothing (Queen) and Peer Gynt (National). His television credits include The Driver, Red Riding, Field of Blood, South Riding, The Walking Dead, Extant, The 7.39, True Love, Our Mutual Friend, Clocking Off,Holding On, State of Play, The Deal, Viva Blackpool and Blackpool. Film credits include Richard II,Sleepyhead, Scaredy Cat, Welcome to the Punch, Hilary & Jackie, Some Voices, Born Romantic, Captain Correlli’s Mandolin, Derailed, Stoned, The Reaping, The Waterhorse: Legend of the Deep, The Other Boleyn Girl, Centurion, Nowhere Boy, Welcome to the Punch and Earthbound. Awards include Arena Awards for Best Television Actor (Viva Blackpool).

Ryan Pope’s previously appeared in Breathing Corpses at the Royal Court.

Other theatre credits include To Kill A Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Open Air /Tour), Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (Royal Exchange Manchester), Watching The Detectives (Library Manchester), Once Upon A Time in Wigan (Contact Manchester/National Tour), Parting Shots (Stephen Joseph Scarborough), The Arbour(Sheffield Crucible), Meat (Theatre Royal Plymouth), The Taming of The Shrew, Bad Weather and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC). His television credits include Casualty, Coronation Street, Stepping Up, Holby City, Doctors, The Midnight Beast, Ideal, Bodyfarm and Sharpes Peril. His film credits include United We Fall, A Field in England, Looking for Eric and Velvet Goldmine.

Sally Rogers’ credits for the Royal Court include The People are Friendly, Uganda and Killing the Cat. Other theatre includes Children’s Children (Almeida),The Duchess of Malfi, Billy Liar, Murmuring Judges, Arturo Uiand Black Snow (all National), Rita Sue & Bob Too/ A State of Affair, Some Explicit Polaroids, Our Country’s Good, Blue Heart (all Out of Joint), Blithe Spirit (Old Vic) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chester Gateway). Sally’s television credits include Siblings, The Dumping Ground, The Syndicate II, Holby, Come Fly With Me, Little Britain Christmas Special, Little Britain, The Bill, Messiah III, Swiss Toni II, Holby City, Pepys, Murphy’s Law, Attachments, Playing the Field, Out of Hours, The Lakes, Casualty, Beyond Fear, London Bridge, A Touch of Frost, Dangerfield, Seaforth, Paul Calf’s Video Diary, 3 Fights, 2 Weddings and a Funeral, Eastenders, The Bill and Causeway.

Her film credits include Top Dog, A Demon in my View and A Short History of Ten Pin Bowling.

Writing credits include Good and Honest Man (Royal Court) and Showing Off (Soho).

Simon Rouse’s credits for the Royal Court include The Changing Room, Runaway and The Sea. His other theatre credits include Anything Goes (Sheffied Crucible / UK tour), The Full Monty (Noel Coward), The Bomb, Tactical Questioning (both Tricycle), When We Are Married (Garrick), Jack and the Beanstalk(Richmond), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (London Festival), Ghosts (Alhambra), Black Angel (Kings Head),The Daughter In Law (Nottingham Playhouse), Fishing, Under Arm Bowling (New End), Rat in the Skull(Plymouth), Way of the World (tour), ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Lorenzaccio, Coriolanus, Anthony and Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus (all RSC), Sons of Light (Other Place), The Caretaker (Shaw), Widower’s Houses (Tyneside), Loonies (Hampstead) Lenz (Almost Free) and Sweet Bird of Youth (Theatre Royal Haymarket). His television credits include The Dumping Ground, Casualty, Coronation Street, Broadchurch, Soko Leipzig, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, The Bill, Dead Romantic, Minder, Sheppey, St Joan, The Master Builder, Casualty, Blood Royal: William the Conqueror, Coronation St, Boon, Dramarama, Bread, C.A.T.S Eyes, Operation Julie, Albion Market, Robin of Sherwood, Juliet Bravo, Grace Kelly, Radio Phoenix, Play for Today, Smuggler, Doctor Who, The Manions of America, Dick Turpin, Even Solomon, One Bummer Newsday, Wednesday Love, The Professionals, Crime and Punishment, Life of Shakespeare, We Never Do What They Want, It’s Only Rock and Roll, Sam and Softly Softly. His film credits include Butley, Pop Pirates, The White Bird, Parker and The Ragman’s Daughter.

Reece Shearsmith’s theatre credits include Absent Friends (Harold Pinter), Betty Blue Eyes (Novello),Ghost Stories (Duke of York’s), Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith), The Common Pursuit (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Producers (Theatre Royal), As You Like It (Wyndams), Art (Whitehall) and A Local Show for Local People (Tour). Reece’s television credits include Stag, Hunderby, Peter Kay’s Car Share, Inside Number 9, Mid-Morning Matters with Alan Partridge, Chasing Shadows, The Widower, An Adventure in Space and Time, The Hollow Crown – Henry IV Part 2, Bad Sugar, Psychoville, Eric & Ernie, Chekhov Shorts‘The Bear’, The First Men in the Moon, Coming Up, New Tricks, Christmas at the Riviera, Ladies and Gentlemen, Marple: Ordeal by Innocence, The Abbey, Max & Paddy’s Road to Nowhere, Catterick, Tic,The League of Gentlemen, Randall & Hopkirk Deceased and Spaced. Film credits include High Rise, A Field in England, The World’s End, Burke & Hare, The Cottage, The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse, Shaun of the Dead and Birthday Girl. Awards include Royal Television Society Award for Comedy Performance (Inside Number 9), British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Drama (Psychoville), British Comedy Award for Best New TV Comedy (Psychoville), South Bank Show Award for Best Comedy (The League of Gentlemen), NME Award for Best Television Programme (The League of Gentlemen), BAFTA Award for Best Comedy (The League of Gentlemen), Golden Rose of Montreux (The League of Gentlemen), RTS Award for Best Entertainment (The League of Gentlemen), Perrier Award (The League of Gentlemen) and Sony Silver Award (On the Town with The League of Gentlemen).


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By Nicola Wilson

Directed by Lucy Morrison

Wednesday 14 October – Saturday 21 November 2015
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday
Saturday matinees (from 24 October) 3pm
Thursday matinees (from 22 October) 3pm
Captioned Performance Friday 6 November 7.45pm
Press Night Tuesday 20 October 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
Tickets £20. Mondays all seats £10 (available on day of performance from 9am online).
Concessions £15* (available in advance until 24 October, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day)
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.



the TEAM’s

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Created by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristen Sieh, with Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider, and Nick Vaughan

Directed by Rachel Chavkin
Wednesday 21 October – Saturday 14 November 2015

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs , Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS 
Monday  Saturday
Saturday matinees (from 24 October) 2.30pm 
Captioned Performance** Wednesday 11 November 7.30pm
Audio Described Saturday 14 November, 2.30pm Touch Tour Saturday 14 November 1pm

Press Night Monday 26 October 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
Tickets £25, £20, £16, £12 Mondays all seats £10 (available in advance to Friends and Supporters subject to availability. For general public available on day of performance from 9am online).
Concessions £5 off top two ticket prices* (available in advance until 31 October, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) 
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) 
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.




download (9)Linda
By Penelope Skinner

Directed by Michael Longhurst
Wednesday 25 November 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday
Saturday matinees (from 5 December) 2.30pm
Thursday matinees from (3 December) 2.30pm
Captioned Performance Tuesday 5 January 2016
Audio Described Saturday 9 January, 2.30pm Touch Tour Saturday 9 January, 1pm

Relaxed Performance* Saturday 19 December, 2.30pm
Press Night
Tuesday 1 December 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
Tickets £35, £25, £16, £12. Mondays all seats £10 (available in advance to Friends and Supporters subject to availability. For general public available on day of performance from 9am online).
Concessions £5 off top two ticket prices* (available in advance until 5 December, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day)
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.


Kim Cattrall’s theatre credits include Sweet Bird of Youth (Old Vic), Anthony and Cleopatra(Everyman/Chichester) and Private Lives (Vaudeville, Broadway).

Television credits include Ruby Robinson, Sensitive Skin, The Boomer List, Shakespeare Uncovered, Any Human Heart and Sex and the City. Kim’s film credits include Meet Monica Velour, The Ghost Writer, Sex and the City 2 and Sex and the City. Awards include Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (Sex and the City), two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (Sex and the City).




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By Mia Chung

Directed by Richard Twyman
Thursday 3 December 2015 –
Saturday 9 January 2016
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday
Saturday matinees (from 12 December) 3pm
Thursday matinees from 10 December) 3pm
Captioned Performance 6 January 7.45pm
Press Night Tuesday 8 December 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
Tickets £20. Mondays all seats £10 (available on day of performance from 9am online).
Concessions £15* (available in advance until 12 December, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) 25s and under £12 (limited availability).
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability



Speech Debelle Live

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Friday 31 July 2015 8pm

Age Guidance 14+

Tickets £25, £20 £15, £12

Georgina Campbell’s television credits include Murdered By My Boyfriend, One Night, The Ark and Ice Cream Girls. Awards include BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actress (Murdered by My Boyfriend).