Harry Potter and the Cursed Child extends booking period
The musical opening the Palace Theatre in July 2016, due to outstanding demand, has extended its booking period to May 2017. The show sold over 175,000 tickets in eight hours making it an average of 6 tickets per second in the eight hours. Casting is yet to be announced.
Funny Girl transferring to West End
Funny Girl, starring Sheridan Smith and Darius Campbell, opening at the Menier Chocolate Factory on 20th November, is set to transfer to the Savoy Theatre, currently home to Gypsy which closes on 28th November.
Funny Girl is sold out at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Tickets for the Savoy Theatre go on sale on 18th November. The show will open 9th April.
Hangmen cast for West End transfer announced
Hangmen, after a sold out run at Royal Court, will be opening at the Wyndham’s Theatre 1st December for a limited run. As previously announced Josef Davies, James Dryden, Johnny Flynn, John Hodgkinson, Bronwyn James, David Morrissey, Ryan Pope, Sally Rogers and Simon Rouse will star in the transfer. Andy Nyman, Craig Parkinson and Tony Hirst will complete the cast.
Patrice Tipoki to make her West End debut
Patrice Tipoki will take over from Rachelle Ann Go as Fantine in Les Miserables, currently playing at the Queen’s Theatre, between February and May 2016.
Rachelle Ann Go is transferring to the Asian tour of the musical.
Winners of the West End Wilma awards announced
Best West End Show: Gypsy
Best Off-West End Show: Carrie
Best Touring Musical: Wicked
Most Underrated West End Show: Urinetown
Rising Star: Evelyn Hoskins
Most Welcoming Venue: Prince of Wales Theatre
Best Cabaret/Solo Performance: Rachel Tucker
Best Vocal Performance: Beverly Knight
Best Family Show: Bugsy Malone
Best Actor in a Play or Musical: Jon Jon Briones
Best Actress in a Play or Musical: Eva Noblezada