Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best theatre openings this month…
Rosemersholm, Duke of York’s Theatre: this new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play officially opens on the 2nd May. Starring Tom Burke, Hayley Atwell and Giles Terera, the play examines a country in state of political flux.
An election looming. A country on the brink. A rabid press baying for blood. At the centre of the storm is Rosmersholm, the grand house of an influential dynasty. This is where the future will be decided by John Rosmer – a man torn between the idealised hope of the future and the ghosts of his past.
The Murdér Express: Jewel of the Empire, Pedley Street Station: this latest theatre and dinning experience from Funicular Productions sees guests trying to solve a murder while trying to recover a stolen jewel – all the while sampling a menu created by MasterChef: The Professionals 2018 champion Laurence Henry.
The year is 1937 and Europe is in upheaval. Conflict continues to rage in Spain and another World War looms, but the beating of the war drums is not to be heard on the glamorous Murdér Express, where the wealthiest socialites and most successful celebrities converge for luxury travel and indulgent dining between London and the Southern French town of Murdér. When the largest cut diamond in the world is stolen and murder strikes, everyone becomes a suspect. Guests must pull up their velvet sleeves, find the culprit and recover the Jewel of the Empire before the train reaches its destination and they escape forever.
Summer Street, Waterloo East Theatre: this new musical written and directed by Andrew Norris is a chance to take a step back down memory lane and the world of Australian soaps!
Take a trip down memory lane to the 1990’s and the heyday of the Aussie soap opera! Four soap stars of yesteryear try to resurrect their failing careers in a come-back TV special with hilarious and unexpected consequences. But just how much are they prepared to pay for fame?Packed full of pastiche songs and nostalgic fun, the sun will always shine on Summer Street…or will it? For anyone who wanted to be Kylie, Jason or both! BONZER!
Amour, Charing Cross Theatre: this musical fantasy makes its UK premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 2nd May. Featuring music by the late Michel Legrand, the production is directed by Hannah Chissick and is set to star Gary Tushaw and Anna O’Byrne.
The Lost Love Speakeasy, The Lost Estate, Secret Location: Jazz, food and a love story all merge into one in this latest experience from The Lost Estate!
It is summer 1929, just months before the end of the Jazz Age.The Lost Love Speakeasy is Manhattan’s hottest joint, famous for its jazz and glamour, kitchen and cocktails and, above all, its legendary discretion. Stella, the Lost Love’s patroness, together with her house band, The Lost Love Rhythm Kings entertain Hollywood A-listers, sports stars, mobsters and struggling artists alike, creating the city’s most infamous and desired nights out.
Things have gone from strength to strength for Stella. But tonight a ghost from her past appears, conjuring memories of a lost love in the heartlands of the Deep South. As New York is replaced by South Carolina, it turns out Stella was not always the glamorous star she is today…
The Starry Messenger, Wyndham’s Theatre: Matthew Broderick is set to make his West End debut alongside Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern in this production of Kenneth Lonergan’s play.
After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, the stars appear to have aligned. But when a catastrophic event rips through their lives, Mark is forced to re-evaluate his life, his faith and his place in the universe itself.