17 January, 2019 - 1 day ago
Sarah Amankwah has been announced as part of this years Globe Ensemble.
Sarah will play Hal in Henry IV Parts I and II and the titular role in Henry V. The shows open at the end of April and continue in rep until October 2019. Sarah Bedi and Federay Holmes will direct the shows.
The Globe Ensemble was introduced last year by artistic director Michelle Terry as part of her first season to echo how Shakespeare’s plays would have been first
3 July, 2018 - 6 months ago
Franc Ashman has been announced as the new Hermione Granger in the 9 times Olivier award winning play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.
Franc will take over from Nicola Alexis, performing at the Palace Theatre, West End from mid July.
Directed by John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
is written by Jack Thorne and JK Rowling and first premiered in London in 2016, going on to win the most Olivier Awards in history. The production
15 June, 2018 - 7 months ago
Daryl McCormack plays Brendan in a brand new production of Martin McDonagh’s play The Lieutenant of Inishmore
, working alongside Aidan Turner at the Noël Coward Theatre, West End.
McDonagh’s black comedy play is directed by Michael Grandage and set in County Galway, Ireland in 1993 as the Northern Ireland peace process gets underway.
The play follows Padraic, who is part of the INLA, a splinter group of the IRA, whose methods prove too extreme and violent for the group. The
14 June, 2018 - 7 months ago
Paul Kemp (pictured left) plays Quintus in the West End transfer of the Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero Trilogy.
Following his stunning RSC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall
and Bring Up the Bodies
(2013/14), Mike Poulton turned his pen to the thrilling world of Ancient Rome with a brand-new version of Imperium: Parts 1 & 2.
Cicero, the greatest orator of his age, devoted all his energy and cunning to preserve the rule of law, and defend
23 March, 2018 - 10 months ago
Paul Rider joins the cast of Chicago
in West End playing leading role Amos Hart.
He stars alongside Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr as Billy Flynn, Ruthie Henshall as Mama Morton, Sarah Soetaert as Roxie and Josefina Gabrielle as Velma.
Last seen at the Garrick Theatre in 2012, the production will celebrate its 21st anniversary as the longest-running musical on Broadway.
Based on Maureen Dallas Watkins' 1926 play of the same name, Chicago is the thrilling tale of 1920's nightclub
31 October, 2017 - 1 year ago
FRANC ASHMAN joins the cast of The Twilight Zone
at the Almeida Theatre.
Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area we call the Twilight Zone.
Adapted by Anne Washburn (Mr Burns) and directed by Olivier Award-winner Richard Jones, this world premiere production of the acclaimed CBS Television Series The Twilight Zone lands on stage for the first time in its history. Or its present. Or its future.
Stage magic and fantasy unite as
23 March, 2017 - 1 year ago
Waleed Elgadi opens in the RSC's Rome Season in Stratford-Upon-Avon, prior to a London transfer.
This season leads with four of Shakespeare’s most political and bloody plays, set in and around ancient Rome.
begins the season, with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence in a race to claim the empire, after the all-conquering Caesar returns from war.
Next is Antony & Cleopatra
. Following Caesar’s assassination and his own rise to power, Mark Antony chooses a life of decadent
23 November, 2016 - 2 years ago
Home Theatre Manchester presents Ghosts
which opens to the press this evening starring William Travis as Jacob.
The Olivier Award winning Polly Findlay directs this new production of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, Ghosts
It tells the story of a woman who’s spent years creating the illusion of a happy marriage to a successful, charming man. Long after his death, she is still trapped by the emotional after-effects of the truth – that he was a serial adulterer and a reckless alcoholic.
14 November, 2016 - 2 years ago
The Original London cast of School of Rock
open to the press this evening with Sainou's Michelle Francis as Mrs Williams.
The show features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. The production is directed by Laurence Connor.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production plays at the New London Theatre.
School of Rock
- The Musical is based on the film of the same name which originally starred Jack Black and follows a failed, wannabe
4 November, 2016 - 2 years ago
Franc plays Nina in the Bush Theatre's production of The Royale
, which opens tonight.
Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
But it’s 1905 and, in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out.
Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the often overlooked story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who – at the height of the Jim Crow era –