CELEBS ON STAGE

A number of celebrities are making London & West End Theatre appearances this year. We have the full low-down on which of your favourite actors are taking centre stage!

ALFIE BOE AND KATHERINE JENKINS 

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Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins makes her West End debut in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s iconic musical Carousel as it comes to the London Coliseum this April, alongside English tenor and actor Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean in Les Misérables). 

Opens 7 April. Book tickets.

AMANDA HOLDEN

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ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden stars in Maria Friedman’s wonderful and heart-warming comedy Stepping Out. 

In an attempt to tap away their troubles, seven women and one man join a weekly dancing class. After a shaky start, the group is barely getting to grip with the basics when they are asked to participate in a charity gala…

Opens 1 March. Book tickets.

AMBER RILEY

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American actress, singer and author Amber Riley – best known for her portrayal of Mercedes Jones in Glee – makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre.

Open now. Book tickets.

DAMIAN LEWIS AND SOPHIE OKONEDO 

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Damian Lewis (Nicholas Brody in Homeland) and Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) return to the West End to star in Edward Albee’s darkly comic masterpiece, The Goat Or Who Is Sylvia? 

Martin is at the pinnacle of life when he embarks upon an improbable and impossible love affair from which there is no return, and familial relationships begin to collapse.

Open 24 March. Book tickets.

DANIEL RADCLIFFE 

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Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) will star in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead as it returns to The Old Vic Stage in its 50th anniversary production.

Opens 6 March. Book tickets. 

DAVID BADDIEL

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British comedian, novelist and television presenter David Baddiel returns to the West End this March for the final time with a massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of his late mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin.

Open 28 March. Book tickets. 

DAVID TENNANT

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David Tennant, best known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who, returns to the West End in Patrick Marber’s funny, sexy and shocking Don Juan in Soho.

Opens 18 March. Book tickets.

ED HARRIS

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Five-time Golden Globe winner Ed Harris (The Truman Show, Pollock) makes his West End debut in Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Buried Child.

Ends 4 March. Book tickets.

GRIFF RHYS JONES, LEE MACK AND MATTHEW HORNE

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Two-time Olivier Award winner Griff Rhys Jones (Not the Nine O’Clock News), Lee Mack (team captain on BBC’s Would I Lie To You?) and Matthew Horne (Gavin and Stacey) star in the major revival of Molière’s classic comic masterpiece The Miser.

Opens 1 March. Book tickets.

IMELDA STAUNTON AND CONLETH HILL

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Olivier and Bafta Award-winning Imelda Stainton (Sweeney Todd, Harry Potter and Nanny McPhee) & Olivier Award-winning Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones) will star in James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 

Opens 22 Feb. Book tickets. 

JOHN BOYEGA 

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John Boyega (Star Wards: Episode VII – The Force Awakens) stars in Jake Thorne’s production of Woyzeck, one of the most influential plays ever written.  

Opens 20 May. Book tickets.

 

TOM HOLLANDER

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Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride & Prejudice & BBC’s The Night Manager) portrays Henry Carr, a minor British diplomat in Zurich in 1917, in the revival of Tom Stoppard’s dazzling comedy of art, love and revolution.

Opens 3 February. Book tickets.

An interview with Gypsy’s Gemma Sutton

This week we met the enchanting Gemma Sutton who has been wowing audiences in hit West End show Gyspy as Rose’s daughter June and now takes over from Lara Pulver in the role of Louise, a character who undergoes a chrysalis-like transformation to become the complex and eponymous Gypsy.

There’s still time to catch Chichester Festival Theatre’s jaw-dropping West End transfer of possibly the greatest of all American Musical, Gypsy. The show is booking until 28th November at the Savoy Theatre and features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents.

Hi Gemma. You’ve been playing June since Gypsy started – when did you take over the role of Louise?

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