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
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).