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Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Cast announced for Steve - the European premiere launching the Seven Dials Playhouse

Joe Aaron Reid (Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre; In the Heights, Kings Cross Theatre), Michael Walters (The Inheritance, Young Vic & West End transfer; Death of a Salesman, Royal & Derngate/UK Tour; The Sandman, Netflix/Warner Bros), Giles Cooper (Toast, The Other Palace; Henry V, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, The Duchess of Malfi, Shakespeare's Globe) and Nico Conde (Westworld, HBO Entertainment; El Inocente, Netflix) will join the cast of the highly-anticipated European premiere of Steve at Seven Dials Playhouse.

The newly announced cast members will take to the stage alongside Olivier award-winning and Tony award-nominated Jenna Russell (Piaf, Nottingham Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse; Guys and Dolls, Piccadilly Theatre; Sunday In The Park With George, Wyndham’s Theatre) and Holby City’s David Ames (The Killing Moon, Theatre 503; The Temperamentals, Greenwich Theatre and Wild Oats Productions, Moonfleece, Riverside Studios and UK Tour) in Mark Gerrard’s cutting comedy that was heralded as The New York Times’ Critic’s Pick when it ran in New York in 2015.

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

REVIEW: Force Majeure at The Donmar Warehouse

Well here’s something different, Rory Kinnear in a show set in a French ski resort on a sloped ski stage at the Donmar Warehouse… I know right? Based on the film Ruben Östlund’s film of the same name, Force Majeure tells the story of Tomas (Rory Kinnear) and his one cataclysmic decision and the effects it has on his family that follow. 

What starts as a seemingly fun family holiday very quickly becomes the opposite when an avalanche destroys not only the resort but the moral compass of the family. It instantly goes from 0-100 within the aftermath of the event, though oddly it never seems to go anywhere after that and we’re kind of left wondering where this can continue to go. 

New Date Announced for KEALA SETTLE at the Cadogan Hall

Fourth Wall Live are delighted to announce a new date for Keala Settle Live In Concert at the Cadogan Hall, now on Sunday 13 February 2022 at 6.30pm.

Ticket holders who purchased tickets for the original date via the Cadogan Hall box office or website directly will have their tickets automatically transferred to the new date. Should they require a refund they should contact box office. Please bear in mind that they may be busier than usual. Anyone who purchased tickets via a third party and has received a refund will need to purchase their ticket again. Please check with your point of purchase. 

Tony-Award nominated actress and singer, Keala Settle, is the breakout star of 20th Century Fox’s, “The Greatest Showman”, alongside Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, and Zendaya. The Hawaii native’s performance of the film’s Oscar-nominated song “This Is Me” became an explosive anthem of self-acceptance, propelling the soundtrack to the top of the charts worldwide and reaching #1 on the UK’s charts for a record-smashing 28 weeks.

SHEILA FERGUSON to play 'Mama Morton' in CHICAGO UK and Ireland Tour

David Ian in association with Barry and Fran Weissler are delighted to announce that ‘Three Degrees’ soul sensation Sheila Ferguson will star as ‘Mama Morton’ in the acclaimed UK and Ireland tour of the international smash hit musical CHICAGO. Sheila joins the recently announced Russell Watson as ‘Billy Flynn’, Faye Brookesas ‘Roxie Hart’, Djalenga Scott as ‘Velma Kelly’, Jamie Baughan as ‘Amos Hart’ and B.E. Wong as ‘Mary Sunshine’. The cast will appear at the Liverpool Empire from Monday 7 February 2022, with full tour schedule below.

The cast is completed by Ishmail Aaron, Michelle Andrews, Gabby Antrobus, Delycia Belgrave, Joel Benjamin, Tanisha-Mae Brown, Daniel Clift, Callum Fitzgerald, Emily Goodenough, Billie Hardy, Aaron Jenkins, Liam Marcellino, Theo Reece, Hollie Jane Stephens and Harrison Wilde. 

Sheila Ferguson is best known as the lead singer of chart-topping group The Three Degrees, whose hits include ‘When Will I See You Again?’, ‘Take Good Care of Yourself’ and ‘A Woman In Love’. Her many theatre credits include the musicals Thoroughly Modern Millie, Soul Train, Oh! What A Night and Respect La Diva and many pantomime seasons throughout the UK. She has also appeared on television as a contestant on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, and as a panelist on ITV’s Loose Women.

Full Cast Announced for THE OSMONDS: A NEW MUSICAL

Georgia Lennon, Charlie Allen, and Nicola Bryan will play Marie, George, and Olive Osmond respectively in the World Premiere of The Osmonds: A New Musical, joining the previously announced Ryan Anderson as Merrill Osmond, Jamie Chatterton as Alan Osmond, Alex Lodge as Jay Osmond, Danny Nattrass as Wayne Osmond, and Joseph Peacock as Donny Osmond. The UK & Ireland Tour begins at Curve, Leicester on 3 February 2022 and will run through to 3 December 2022.

Georgia Lennon trained at Laine Theatre Arts, graduating in 2020. Her theatre credits include: Lady Chatterley in the world premiere of Lady Chatterley’s Lover (Shaftesbury Theatre); One Enchanted Evening (Glastonbury Abbey in association with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd); Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Grand Opera House, Belfast), and Princess Apricot in Jack and the Beanstalk (Grand Opera House, Belfast). Georgia also forms one half of UK country duo; One Trick Pony with actor Michael Pickering. Together they have toured the world. 

Charlie Allen’s theatre work includes: Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew (Brighton Fringe), Home I'm Darling’ (National Theatre, West End, UK Tour), Skin in the Game (Old Red Lion Theatre, UK Tour), and Albatross 3rd & Main (Park Theatre).
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