Actor and comedian Sean Hughes will star as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children from Tuesday 17 [...]
Actor and comedian Sean Hughes will star as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children from Tuesday 17 March. Sean Hughes started his career in the late 80’s at the Comedy Store, and his first Edinburgh show, A One Night Stand with Sean Hughes won the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award. He subsequently won a Fringe First for his short plays, Dehydrated and Travellin’ Light.
The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure. But the mystery remains – where is Father, and is he ever coming back?
The cast and crew of The Railway Children at King’s Cross Theatre have filmed their own version of Uptown Funk for the Theatre Funk Challenge for Acting For Others charity.
Play by Alan Parker
Words & Music by Paul Williams
Director Sean Holmes
Choreographer Drew McOnie
Lyric Square, King Street,
London, W6 0QL
Box Office: 020 8741 6850 www.lyric.co.uk
The Lyric Hammersmith is excited to [...]
The Lyric Hammersmith is excited to announce casting for the new stage production of
Bugsy Malone. Based on Sir Alan Parker’s acclaimed film, Bugsy Malone will re-open the Lyric Hammersmith following a multi-million pound re-development. The Lyric’s Artistic Director Sean Holmes will bring to life the UK’s first professional stage production of Bugsy Malone in over a decade.
Starring a diverse range of talented young performers, aged 9 to 19, Bugsy Malone will celebrate the spirit of contemporary London. Three different casts will perform the lead roles in rotation.
Bugsy Malone is set in Prohibition era New York with rival gangsters Fat Sam and Dandy Dan at logger heads. As custard pies fly and Dan’s destructive ‘splurge guns’ wreak havoc, Bugsy Malone, a penniless ex-boxer and all round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer. Will Bugsy be able to resist seductive songstress Tallulah, Fat Sam’s moll and Bugsy’s old flame, and stay out of trouble while helping Fat Sam to defend his business?
April 11 (Saturday) 7:30 PM - August 1 (Saturday) 10:00 PM
New Adventures are delighted to announce the cast for the internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning dance thriller “THE CAR MAN” for a limited 16 week UK tour. The tour opens [...]
New Adventures are delighted to announce the cast for the internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning dance thriller “THE CAR MAN” for a limited 16 week UK tour. The tour opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 16 April 2015, ending with a four week summer season at Sadler’s Wells from 14 July to 9 August 2015. This revival marks the first time the production has been staged in eight years.
The title role of ‘Luca, The Car Man’, will be played by JONATHAN OLLIVIER and CHRIS TRENFIELD; both recently acclaimed as ‘The Swan’ in Bourne’s “Swan Lake”. The role of ‘Lana’ will be danced by ASHLEY SHAW (currently enjoying great success as ‘Kim’ in “Edward Scissorhands”) and ZIZI STRALLEN, who joins us direct from the West End production of “Cats”. Zizi was last seen with New Adventures in “Cinderella” in 2011. ‘Rita’, Lana’s older sister, will be performed by KATY LOWENHOFF (also currently starring as ‘Kim’ in “Edward Scissorhands”) and KATE LYONS (Bourne’s “Sleeping Beauty”, “Early Adventures”). The demanding role of ‘Angelo’ will be shared by rising company star, LIAM MOWER, and one of New Adventures most popular leading men, DOMINIC NORTH. Dominic and Liam have both been receiving rave reviews for their moving performances as the title character in New Adventures’ “Edward Scissorhands” on its current UK Tour.
Loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera; it has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in New Adventures’ repertory, featuring Schedrin’s powerful Carmen Suite and new arrangements of Bizet’s legendary score, by New Adventures Associate Artist, Terry Davies. The familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960’s America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge.
The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) has today announced a new season of work for the company including the world premiere of site-specific Homegrown - a response to [...]
The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) has today announced a new season of work for the company including the world premiere of site-specific Homegrown – a response to recent events at Bethnal Green Academy and two brand new shows at the Arcola. Following the huge success of the rep seasons in 2013 and 2014, the NYT is to return to the Ambassadors Theatre with three new productions in October, one of them documented in development as part of a new collaboration with Sky Arts. The company will also return to Latitude Festival on 17 July with Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife. Electricity and My Beautiful City will play at the Arcola Theatre 26 to 27 June, Homegrown will play at Raines Foundation Upper School in Bethnal Green during August with press night on 14 August and the 10-week rep season will start on 25 September 2015, with press performances on 6 and 7 October 2015.
The three shows in this year’s West End rep season include: Consensual – a brand new play about consent and sex education written by Evan Placey and directed by Pia Furtado; Wuthering Heights, in a new adaptation of Emily Brontë’s novel by Stephanie Street directed by Emily Lim and The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare’s play abridged especially for schools by Tom Stoppard, directed by NYT Associate Director Anna Niland.
Roseby also announced that 2015 will see the NYT in collaboration with The Christmas TV & Film Company to create a specially commissioned film for Sky Arts.
Playing Up Season Electricity & My Beautiful City Arcola Theatre, E8 3DL
25th – 27th June 2015
By Franz Kafka adapted by Nick Gill
Direction Richard Jones
Critics’ Circle Award-winner Kate O’Flynn, W1A’s Hugh Skinner and Olivier nominee Sian Thomas plus Marc [...]
By Franz Kafka adapted by Nick Gill Direction Richard Jones
Critics’ Circle Award-winner Kate O’Flynn, W1A’s Hugh Skinner and Olivier nominee Sian Thomas plus Marc Antolin, Steven Beard, Richard Cant, Sarah Crowden, Charlie Folorunsho, Neil Haigh, Suzy King and Weruche Opia join Rory Kinnear in Richard Jones’ production of The Trial, in an adaptation by Nick Gill.
Josef K’s 35th birthday begins with a knock on his door from three sinister agents. They’re from an unidentified agency, here to arrest him for unidentified crimes. But this is no birthday prank – this is life or death. So begins K’s dark descent into a waking nightmare of bizarre humiliations and compulsive procedures.
More tickets are now available as the run extends to 22 August 2015 and a day seat lottery will be held for every performance.