November News Update

  • “Bat Out Of Hell” looks likely to follow Chinese dance spectacular “Shen Yun” into London’s Dominion in the spring.
  • “Tina The Musical” based on the life and career of  Tina Turner, will feature Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner with Kobna Holbrook Smith as singer and music arranger Ike Turner, best known for his work in films such as Doctor Strange, Paddington 2 and  will also be seen in Mary Poppins Returns and Justice League, with Madeline Appiah and Jenny Fitzpatrick (alternate Tina), Gerard McCarthy with Ryan O’Donnell and Lorna Gayle.
  • “The King & I”, the Lincoln Center production will preview at the London Palladium from 21st June with a press night on 3rd July and run until 4th August.
  • “Billionaire Boy” a new musical by David Walliams and Miranda Cooper will premiere at Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre (Campus) on 19th November 2018 and will run until 6th  January 2019, directed by Luke Sheppard (In The Heights), as part of an ambitious season which includes the opening of a new 500 seater theatre and 150 seat studio space in the heart of the City.
  • “Son of Rambow” a musical adaptation of the cult film is under development by  Nuffield Southampton Theatres director Samuel Hodges and will workshop at The Other Palace in May and Hodges will be joined at by two new associates at NST – Olivier Award-winning director and choreographer Drew McOnie, and poet and playwright Inua Ellams.
  • “Strictly Ballroom” – the producers have announced casting  for the  West End production of Baz Luhrmann’s  musical which will be directed by Drew McOnie and open at London’s Piccadilly Theatre on 11th April with Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen leading the cast, while Will Young takes on a specially created role of a band leader.
  • “Heaven on Earth” a new arena tour musical starring Kerry Ellis, Hugh Maynard and Russell Watson as the Voice of God which was due to open next month has been cancelled; directed and choreographed by Racky Plews (American Idiot), it retold  the Bible story of Adam and Eve and was due to open at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham in December before touring the UK.
  • Moonfleet”  a major new musical based on classic adventure story is set to be one of the highlights of the spring/summer 2018 season when it premieres at the Salisbury Playhouse featuring a book and lyrics by the Playhouse’s artistic director Gareth Machin and music by Russell Hepplewhite the show will run from 19 April until 5 May.