Theatre Update! Spring Preview
TOM LISTER - 42nd Street (Previews from 20th March)
42ND STREET is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of… Tom plays Broadway producer Julian Marsh in what promises to be an amazing show! More info here and why not watch the trailer below:
ZOE RAINEY - An American In Paris (Previews from 7th March)
Zoe joins the cast of the s'wonderful Broadway romance previewing now at the Dominion Theatre in London! Inspired by the classic MGM film starring Gene Kelly,we follow young American GI pursuing his dream to make it as a painter in the aftermath of war in the City of Light. A chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads to fun, friendship and, of course, romance! More info here.
FERGAL McELHERRON - The White Devil (Until 16th April)
In this dystopian reimagining of John Webster’s Jacobean tale, the flickering shadows of the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse reveal a nightmarish world of deceit and madness, where lust and desire entwine and breed murderous atrocity. More info here.
Shakespeare's timeless classic explodes onto the Globe stage in a vibrant, volatile production with a modern twist. Golda plays Mercutio, and Tim is Paris in a grotesque glamourisation of violence and the silence of death: we can't wait to see it. More info here.
JOAN BLACKHAM - Ready or Not (From 11th April)
Why would an ordinary retired teacher take a young Muslim man hostage in her living room? In this timely political thriller, an innocent encounter soon develops into a dangerous game of hide and seek with the truth. In a world of 24-hour news, is there any escape from fear? And how can we detect the real enemy at our gates? Joan stars in this blistering UK Premiere at the Arcola, which will then tour. More details here.
KELLY BURKE - Zelda (20-22 April)
Zelda Sayre is the belle of Alabama, the outrageous good-time girl who captures the heart – and imagination – of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. Their life together is one great party, from the madness of Jazz Age New York to the gin-soaked glamour of the Riviera. Then Zelda takes up writing herself — and more than her marriage begins to crack up. Fresh from an extended run of her one-woman show Love for Sale in New York, Kelly returns to London at the Tristan Bates Theatre, as part of the FIRST Festival. Tickets and info.
Two Babblers for the price of one up at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake later this month, as Emma and Paul take to the stage in this world premiere exploring the man behind the myth. It's 1812 and all is not well in the Wordsworth household. Money is tight, the children are getting sick, and the wild and unpredictable Coleridge is stirring up trouble in London. But much to his sister Dorothy's dismay, rather than penning his next poem and providing for his family, Wordsworth's priorities seem to lie with repairing his relationship with Coleridge and currying favour with London's elite. More info here.