Theatre News Tuesday 17th December 2013

By | December 17, 2013

Theatre NewsTheatre news in brief today…

Don Quijote at Camden People’s Theatre
Tom Frankland and Keir Cooper in association with Último Comboio present Don Quijote, the London debut for the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2013 selection, a piece of punk literary criticism, created by award winning theatre maker Tom Frankland.
Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, Camden, London, NW1 2PY
6th to 25th Jan 2014 at 7.30pm & 9pm, £10 (£8 concessions)
Mon 6th & Tues 7th, then 15th to 25th January Weds to Sat
7.30pm: 6th, 7th, 15th, 16th, 18th & 22nd | 9pm: 17th, 23rd – 25th
08444 77 1000
www.cptheatre.co.uk

West End Unites with You’ll Never Walk Alone
Stars of the stage and screen will get together for You’ll Never Walk Alone, a concert at the Queen’s Theatre on Sunday 2nd March 2014 at 7.30pm in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal. Tickets are on sale from £32.50, with all proceeds going straight to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

You’ll Never Walk Alone is produced by Paul Spicer and Matt Firth for Stage Acts Productions with the kind support of Delfont Mackintosh Theatres.

For more information and tickets:
www.westendunites.com
@WestEndUnites
Official hashtag – #WestEndUnites

The World Goes ‘Round with songs of Kander and Ebb
Undoubtedly one of Broadway’s most respected writing teams, Kander and Ebb are celebrated through this evening of song, featuring music from their most celebrated works in a career spanning more than thirty years. Now the Union Theatre is proud to present Kirk Jameson’s new production of “The World Goes ‘Round” playing for a strictly limited season.
Box Office – 0207 261 9876.
For more information visit:
www.uniontheatre.biz

Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry and Jennifer Saunders at Hay Festival
Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry and Jennifer Saunders are among the leading acts for the 2014 Hay Festival in Powys. The literary event in Hay-on-Wye is the 27th to be staged in the border town, famous for its second-hand book shops. Stephen Fry launches the festival’s celebration of 450 years since William Shakespeare’s birth while Dame Judi Dench concludes the event talking about her work.
http://www.hayfestival.com/wales/index.aspx

The professional world premiere of Lost Boy
Lost Boy
Book, Music and Lyrics by Phil Willmott.
Arrangements and Additional Music by Mark Collins.
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 – Saturday, 11 January 2014
Tuesday to Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm.
Sunday Matinees at 3.00pm.
Saturday Matinees 3.00pm (on 11 January 2014 only).
Performance Length: Approximately 2 hours with one interval of 15 minutes.
SUITABLE FOR AUDIENCES AGE 12+
http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/index.php

The culture clash between the fascination of childhood fantasy and real life provides a rich vein for humour and drama as this original story explores the hopes and dreams of one young officer on the eve of battle with a copy of Peter Pan in his pocket. When sleep begins to blur his dreams and reality, fact and fiction become entangled and he finds himself central to one final “awfully big adventure” with the grown-up Wendy, John, Michael and Tinker Bell.

And at Charing Cross Theatre
Monday, 13 January – Saturday, 15 February 2014
http://www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

Ivor Novello’s Valley of Song at Finborough Theatre
Ivor Novello’s last musical, Valley of Song, left incomplete at the time of his death in 1951 and completed by his longtime collaborator Christopher Hassall, is to get its professional world premiere at London’s Finborough Theatre, with performances commencing 5th January 2014, before its official opening on 6th January, running through to 25th January 2104.

Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays 5th, 6th, 7th January 2014
Sunday, 12th January – Saturday 25th January 2014
http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Andrew Lloyd Webber on Sex, Lies and a Very British Scapegoat
VIDEO LINK

Sex Lies and a Very British Scapegoat: Presented by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Sunday 22nd December 2013 on ITV 1 at 10.30pm
#BritishScapegoat with your Profumo Affair memories and questions

Aldwych Theatre
49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm

Tuesday 17th December 2013

Author: Neil Cheesman

Neil writes reviews and news articles, and has interviewed over 150 actors and actresses from the West End, Broadway, film, television, and the world of theatre. Follow Neil on Twitter @LondonTheatre1

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