News of the Week

Rachel John takes the lead female in Memphis

Rachel John has taken the microphone after Beverly Knight left to start rehearsals for Cats, playing at the London Palladium from 23rd October – 2nd January. John will perform Felicia Farrell until Memphis closes on 31st of this month.

Wicked hits 7 million viewers

The hit West End musical, Wicked, currently showing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, welcomed it’s seven millionth visitor through the doors on Monday.

Wicked also had its annual press night on Thursday.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child moves forward with more information being released

The musical will be staged in two parts both opening on 30th July 2016 at the Palace Theatre. It will be based on a new story developed by J K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. The tagline for the show is: “Eighth story. Nineteen Years Later.” Tickets go on general sale on 30th October.

Footloose tour announce tour dates

Bridlington Spa – 29th January – 6th February

Dartford Orchard Theatre – 8th-13th February

Edinburgh Festival Theatre – 16th-20th February

Lowestoft Marina Theatre – 2nd-27th February

Cardiff New Theatre – 29th February – 5th March

Manchester Palace Theatre – 14th-19th March

Carlisle Sands Theatre – 21st-26th March

Portsmouth King’s Theatre – 28thMarch – 2nd April

Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre – 12th-16th April

Oxford New Theatre – 19th-23rd April

Weston-Super-Mare Playhouse – 25th-30th April

Wimbledon New Theatre – 2nd-7th May

Liverpool Empire – 9th-14th May

Watford Colosseum – 17th-23rd May

Derry Millennium Forum – 31st May – 4th June

Torquay Princess Theatre – 6th-11th June

Glasgow King’s Theatre – 13th-18th June

Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre – 20thth-25th June

Birmingham Alexandra Theatre 0 4th-9th July

Newcastle Opera House – 12th-16th July

Woking New Victoria Theatre – 18th-23rd July

Brighton Theatre Royal – 25th-30th July

Bristol Hippodrome – 1st-6th August

Headlines

Elf the musical (showing at the Dominion Theatre over Christmas) has released a cast recording

Cats opens at the Palladium for a Christmas run

Les Miserables taking the Barricade to Singapore from May 2016

Mamma Mia extends its run at the Novello Theatre – now booking to October 2016

Rocky Horror announce tour cast including Liam Tamne (Frank-N-Furter), Kristian Lavercombe (Riff-Raff), Sophie Linder-Lee (Columbia), and Dominic Anderson (Rocky).

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