Theatre News: 31st July 2015

Here’s a round up of some of the news for theatre at the end of another week for you to read and enjoy:

West End Transfer for Almeida Theatre’s production of Oresteia –  Fantastic news for all those who were involved with the Almeida’s production of this Greek play (the first in a new season at the theatre). The production will be transferring for a limited season to the Trafalgar Studios.

The production is directed by Robert Icke, Associate Director of the Almeida and will include the original cast members including Jessica Brown Findlay and Luke Thompson when it reopens in the West End next month.

Originally opening at the Almeida Theatre in June, the production was critically acclaimed by both the public and critics.

The production will run at the Trafalgar Studios from August 22nd until November 7th. For more information visit: .

Richard O’Brien to Perform in The Rocky Horror Show in London – Calling all Rocky Horror Show fans! Richard O’Brien will be performing as the narrator in the show for 11 performances from the 11th to the 19th of September at the Playhouse Theatre.

It has also been announced that there will be a special gala performance of the show on the 17th September in aid of Amnesty International that will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Europe. The gala will feature a number of special celebrity guests.

Tickets for the show, directed by Christopher Luscombe, went on sale to the public at 9am this morning.

Talking about his return to the show, Richard O’Brien said: “I’m delighted to be returning to London, where Rocky started, and performing in the show after more than 20 years. It’s just fabulous that the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical will be beamed to many, many cinemas across the UK and Europe, via satellite. Everyone should prepare for a night of frolics and celebrations by joining us on the big screen!”

For more information on tickets and cinema screenings visit: .

If you want to get even more excited about the show’s return to London then watch this trailer!

Young Vic Theatre Announces First Two Shows of 2016 Season – As we head fast into August, it is time to start thinking about what to expect at the theatre next year and the Young Vic is quick off the mark.

It has been announced that the UK premiere of Battlefield, a new work directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne will be arriving at the Young Vic from the 3rd to the 27th February 2016. This latest production sees Brook returning to the great Indian epic The Mahabharata , 30 years after his original production took the world by storm.

Meanwhile, Annie Ryan’s adaptation of Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing will have its London premiere in the Maria studio from the 17th February until the 19th March 2016, following a run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

So that’s your theatre news round-up this week. Next week I will be reviewing Dear Lupin (I’m holding off until after the press night) so keep an eye out for that! In the meantime have a lovely weekend!

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