Celebs on stage in 2019

As if the bright lights and dazzling shows of the West End aren’t enough to get us running to London’s illustrious theatres, the chance of seeing our favourite celebrities certainly gives us all the more reason to snap up tickets. Take a scroll through the list below to see the stars we’re most excited to see in 2019…

Pinter At The Pinter
After what has so far been a star-studded, critically acclaimed season, there’s still plenty of excitement and celebrity appearances in store in Pinter At The Pinter. Don’t miss out on the likes of Martin Freeman, Danny Dyer, Gary Kemp and Rupert Graves in the final shows of the season, book tickets now.

Betrayal
The final of the Pinter season plays is set to star Hollywood charmer and Golden Globe winner Tom Hiddleston. The Night Manager and Avengers star will be playing the lead role in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal for a strictly limited 12 week season from March 8th, book tickets here now.

Waitress
Katharine McPhee (American Idol, Waitress on Broadway, Smash) joins the WAITRESS London cast to play Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life. Opening in February, book tickets now.

Katherine McPhee in Waitress

COMPANY
Starring Rosalie Craig, Patti Lupone & Mel Giedroyc, experience Company, the legendary Broadway musical, as never before. Winner of two Evening Standard Awards 2018, don’t miss out on the limited run at the Gielgud Theatre. Book tickets now from £13.50 – ends March 30th.

Man of La Mancha
The award winning musical Man of La Mancha returns to London, starring Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese. Featuring the iconic song ‘Dream the Impossible Dream’, Man of La Mancha is inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’s masterpiece. Tickets start from just £18, book now.

True West
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones, Doctor Faustus) and Johnny Flynn (Beast, Genius) star as warring brothers Austin and Lee in the West End Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s ferociously funny, modern classic, True West. Book now and save up to 45% on tickets – ends 23rd February!

Dolly Parton Presents: 9 to 5
9 to 5 is about to get down to business – with a strictly limited season at the West End’s Savoy Theatre. Starring Louise Redknapp, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen and Brian Conley, the smash-hit musical features a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter. Book tickets now from £24.

Home, I’m Darling
Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Humans) reprises her acclaimed role as Judy, in Laura Wade’s fizzing comedy about one woman’s quest to be the perfect 1950’s housewife. How happily married are the happily married? You can find out from January 26th, book tickets now.

The Lehman Trilogy
Critically-acclaimed director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, King Lear) returned to the National Theatre to direct Ben Power’s English version of Stefano Massini’s vast and poetic play, which was a hit across Europe, with Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles playing the Lehman Brothers, their sons and their grandsons. The West End transfer opens in May and you can book tickets now from just £21.60.


An Ideal Husband With Edward & Freddie Fox: A First Look

Previews began last week for Classic Spring’s new production of the esteemed English comedy An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde. 

Exploring corruption and morality, and bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home, An Ideal Husband is Classic Spring’s latest offering from their year-long celebration of Wilde.

Real life father and son, Edward and Freddie Fox, star together for the first time, playing fictional father and son.

Edward Fox in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre
Edward Fox stars as the Earl of Caversham

Edward Fox, who is most well-known for his performance in The Day of the Jackal and ITV’s Edward & Mrs Simpson, will play the Earl of Caversham.

Freddie Fox playing Lord Goring in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre
Freddie Fox stars as Lord Goring

Freddie Fox plays Lord Goring, son of the Earl of Caversham. His stage credits include Hampstead Theatre’s The Judas Kiss.

Frances Barber in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre
Frances Barber plays Mrs. Cheveley

Starring alongside the duo as Mrs Cheveley is Frances Barber – best known for her role as Caroline Warwick in BBC’s Silk.

Also starring the production is Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC) as Lady Chiltern, and Susan Hampshire (Monarch of the Glen, BBC) as Lady Markby.

An Ideal Husband plays at London’s Vaudeville Theatre until 14th July 2018, with a press night on 3rd May 2018 at 7pm.

Evening performances begin at 7.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and matinees begin at 2:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Tickets are on sale from only £23.40. Book via fromtheboxoffice.com/anidealhusband/tickets.

Showbiz Face-Morph Quiz

With the help of our favourite face-morph site, www.morphthing.com we’ve blended ten showbiz pairings from the world of Theatre, Stage, TV and Movie-Musicals to see if you can consciously uncouple them. Some are (or were) real couples, while others are celebs we’ve thrown together just to see what they’d look like! Can you name all ten famous pairings?

 

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