The record-breaking musical adaptation of the cult classic film Dirty Dancing will return to London’s West End following a sell-out nationwide tour across the UK and Ireland. Twisting and twirling onto the stage of the Piccadilly Theatre on 13 July, Dirty Dancing tells the story of ‘Baby’, the youngest daughter of The Housemans, who take her on vacation to a popular holiday camp, where she meets a dance teacher from the wrong side of the tracks: Johnny. There begins a classic love story where fate is written in the stars and love can conquer all, plus those immortal words “nobody puts Baby in the corner”.
Wednesday, May 22 2013, 10:26 - Upcoming and New Shows
Tuesday, May 21 2013, 14:31 - London Theatre Reviews
Ever heard the collective heartstrings of an audience snap all at once? Well, Passion Play definitely puts the passion back into West End theatre.
Carnal love and sacred music make for a corrosive combination in David Leveaux’s bitter and raw revival of Peter Nichols’s 1981 play that charts the blistering effects of an adulterous affair on a middle-aged couple in the 1970s. Rarely has there been a more exciting combination of actors on a stage in the West End. They may not carry the ‘star’ banner, but anyone who knows anything about theatre will tell you that the combined forces of actors of this calibre is worth the ticket price itself. Zöe Wanamaker, Owen Teal, Oliver Cotton, Samantha Bond and Sian Thomas are some of the most experienced and finest actors of their generation. What’s more, this play really gives them the space to fly.
Monday, May 20 2013, 13:25 - Upcoming and New Shows
Graham Linehan’s stage adaptation of the world-famous Ealing Comedy, The Ladykillers, has already seen West End success when it played to packed houses every night at the Gielgud Theatre almost a year ago, before embarking on an extensive national tour. Now it’s hoping to light up the West End once again; this time at the Vaudeville Theatre, opening on 29 June.
Monday, May 20 2013, 09:59 - Upcoming and New Shows
Witty, wonderful and all things English, Relatively Speaking was Alan Ayckbourn’s first big West End smash hit when it opened in 1967 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Now it brings all its charm and hilarity to London’s Wyndham’s Theatre from 14 May until 31 August 2013. With a star cast comprised of Felicity Kendal, Jonathan Coy, Kara Tointon and Max Bennett and this revival coming from legendary director Lindsay Posner, you know you’ll be in good hands.
Monday, May 13 2013, 10:06 - West End News & Gossip
Joanna Lumley to star in two short plays
Ab Fab star and West End matriarch Joanna Lumley will join Irish film, television and stage actor Andrew Scott, in two short plays by Harold Pinter as part of Jamie Lloyd’s Trafalgar Transformed season. The special event will see Lumley star in three performances of Family Voices, as well as three performances of Victoria Station at the Trafalgar Studios – on the set of current production The Hothouse between 27-29 June.
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