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A weekly round-up of the most exciting and relevant news from the London theatre scene, featuring new shows, cast announcements, production images and reviews. Find out what’s hot and what’s not in the West End and book your tickets now!
New Production Images of Grease
Based on the 1978 hit movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John GREASE is now playing at the Dominion Theatre in London. This run follows its previous hugely successful run at the theatre in 2022 that drew in nearly half a million audience members.
The 2023 cast of the show includes Louise Redknapp and Jason Donovan who alternate the role of Teen Angel and Peter Andre as Vince Fontaine and Teen Angel for certain performances.
Take a look at these production images of the show in all its glory featuring cast members Olivia Moore as Sandy, Dan Partridge as Danny, Jocasta Almgill as Rizzo, Solomon Davy as Kenickie, Callum Henderson as Roger, Katie Brace as Jan, Jake Reynolds as Doody, Ellie Kingdon as Marty, George Michaelides as Sonny and Olivia Foster-Browne as Frenchy.
With a book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips. This run of the show is dedicated to the late Olivia Newton-John.
Book GREASE theatre tickets now to join in with the hand jive yourself. Now playing at the Dominion Theatre.
The Crown Jewels Cast Announced
The new west end comedy THE CROWN JEWELS has announced its star-studded cast for when the show opens at the Garrick Theatre next month.
The cast will include comedian Al Murray who will be making his West End acting debut as Charles II/ Talbot Edwards. He will be starring alongside Carrie Hope Fletcher (Bad Cinderella, Heathers), Mel Giedroyc (The Great British Bake Off), Aidan McArdle (Leopolstadt), Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly), Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners) and Tanvi Virmani (Life of Pi).
Based on the most unbelievable crime in British history, Colonel Blood bands together a group of misfits to try and steal the crown jewels. Written by BAFTA-nominee Simon Nye and directed by multi-Olivier Award winner Sean Foley (Upstart Crow/ Spitting Image: Idiots Assemble) this show is set to be a barrel of laughs.
Book tickets now to see this riotous new comedy at the Garrick Theatre. Playing for a strictly limited 11-week season from the 7th of July.
Diana The Musical to Open in London
The cult favorite DIANA THE MUSICAL is coming to London!
For one night only a concert version of the musical will open at the Hammersmith Apollo in December.
The new concert version will be split into 2 parts with an older Diana narrating the story and looking back on her 19-year-old self. The 2 versions of Diana will be played by Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Anything Goes) and Maiva Quansah-Breed (Original cast of Six the Musical). Also joining them is Denise Welch (Loose Women) as The Queen.
Written by Joe DiPietro and Bon Jovi pianist David Bryan, the show first premiered on Broadway in 2021 and the musical then went viral on Netflix the same year.
For just one night only ‘Diana’ will be the people’s musical.