London Theatre Weekly Round-up: Tom Hiddleston will star in Betrayal, Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry return to Kinky Boots, Renee Fleming to make West End debut, and more!

Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry in Kinky Boots London Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry will return to Kinky Boots on the West End for a few special performances.

Rejoice! If you’re a fan of Killian Donnelly, Matt Henry, Renée Fleming, or Tom Hiddleston (who isn’t?), boy, have we got news for you this week!

Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry will return to Kinky Boots for a few special performances. The two original cast members will star in Kinky Boots on the West End from 26 to 28 November. And if you can’t make it to any of those performances, we hear the show will be filmed–complete with Donnelly and Henry–though we don’t yet have details about how to get your hands on a copy.

Tom Hiddleston will star in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. Prepare to celebrate the return of the always charming, universally popular Tom Hiddleston. The Marvel and BBC actor will star in Harold Pinter’s play Betrayal at the Pinter Theatre next spring. Tickets go on sale 30 November. Learn more and watch the trailer here.

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Casting is announced for Arthur Miller’s The American Clock at the Old Vic. Opening in February, The American Clock will feature the following cast members: Amber Aga, Paul Bentall, Greg Bernstein, Clare Burt, Flora Dawson, Abhin Galeya, Fred Haig, Jyuddah Jaymes, John Marquez, Francesca Mills, Taheen Modak, Christian Patterson, Golda Rosheuvel, Abdul Salis, Josie Walker and Ewan Wardrop. Further casting will come later, with Rachel Chavkin directing.

Kelsey Grammer and Danielle De Niese will star in English National Opera’s Man of La ManchaKelsey Grammer, best known for his role as Frasier in the sitcom Cheers, originated the roles of Charles Frohman and Captain Hook in Finding Neverland on Broadway. He made his West End debut last year in Big Fish. Man of La Mancha will open at the London Coliseum 26 April, for a limited run of six weeks. Lonny Price, director of Sunset Boulevard and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, will direct.

Renée Fleming will make her London stage debut in The Light in the PiazzaFresh from her star-turn in Carousel on Broadway, internationally renowned opera star Renée Fleming will star in The Light in the Piazza at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall next summer. Fleming will play Margaret Johnson, with Dove Cameron (Hairspray Live!) playing Margaret’s daughter Clara. Olivier Award-winner Daniel Evans directs. More casting to come!

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Cirque du Soleil will bring its Avatar-inspired show to London next summer. Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, Cirque du Soleil’s newest show–TORUK: The First Flight–will debut at the Manchester Arena in June 2019, with the O2 to follow.

Niamh Bracken and Denis Conway will star in Chasing Bono at Soho Theatre. The new play by Ian Le Frenais and Dick Clement will star Niamh Bracken (Sunny Afternoon), Denis Conway (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Ciaran Dowd, Farzana Dua Elahe (EastEnders), Donal Finn, Niall McNamee and Shane O’Regan. Gordon Anderson (The Catherine Tate Show, Shameless) will direct. Based on Neil McCormick’s memoir I Was Bono’s Doppleganger, this world premiere comedy opens at the Soho Theatre in December.

Hadestown is officially open! Critics are doling out four-star reviews of Anais Mitchell’s Greek mythology-inspired musical. It’s already been called “stunning,” “beguiling,” and “really, really good.” How’s that for an opening?

Rob Brydon, Louise Dearman and Jess Gillam will star in Joe Stilgoe’s Christmas at the Movies. This festive show features songs inspired by some of the most beloved holiday films. Broadway stars will perform at the Lyric Hammersmith, backed by a live seven-piece band. Ready for Christmas yet?