The Book of Mormon
Brace yourself for a shock! 'South Park' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's broadway smash hit is here.
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Hot on the heels of the return of his Bob Dyan musical ‘Girl from the North Country’, the great Irish playwright Conor McPherson returns with a new stage adaptation of Chekhov's classic. Whether McPherson applies his full magical realist personality to ‘Uncle Vanya’ or maintains a light touch, this production is a fairly mouthwatering prospect, with Ian Rickson directing Toby Jones as the eponymous loveable sadsack and Richard Armitage as his friend, local doctor Astrov. The tone of the play tends to vary immensely from production to production – but we’re guessing from the blub here that this is going to be a pretty dark take. Rae Smith designs. Tickets go on sale Monday September 30.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
For its first ever family Christmas show, the Bridge Theatre bags the London transfer of director Sally Cookson’s devised adaptation of CS Lewis’s beloved kids’ fantasy novel, which ran to great acclaim at Leeds Playhouse in 2017 undr the aegis of Elliott & Harper Productions. Design for the spectacular in-the-round take on the tale of snow witches and fauns is by the marvellous Rae Smith.
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Oh happy day! Whoopi Goldberg is jetting into London next summer to reprise her second-to-nun performance in ‘Sister Act’. She'll get back into the habit in ‘Sister Act - The Musical’, which'll be her first ever live performance as Deloris. This newly revised stage version of the 1992 hit movie will bring a horde of singing, dancing women of god to Eventim Apollo Hammersmith. Jennifer Saunders is lined up to play Mother Superior, who casts a beady eye on Deloris's efforts to get a convent full of nuns singing disco hits. ‘Sister Act - The Musical‘ features songs by superstar composer Alan Menken (‘Aladdin’, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’), lyrics by Glenn Slater, and a book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner. This production is directed by Bill Buckhurst, whose breakout hit was an award-winning revival of ‘Sweeney Todd’ set in a real pie shop. The only thing to put a damper on the rejoicing? The top ticket price is an ouch-inducing £249.50 – get in there early to save your pennies.
The Prince of Egypt
Stephen Schwartz has a pretty permanent hold over West End crowds with 'Wicked', his long-running blockbuster fantasy musical. Now, he's dusting the Egyptian sands from his 1998 Dreamworks movie, an old testament epic centring on Moses, and boasting some memorable songs and epic, chariot-racing special effects. It's a film that's got a special place in the hearts of animated movie aficionados, even if its ambitious, slightly sombre approach didn't get quite as much of a rapturous reception in the UK as it did in the US's Bible Belt. 'The Prince of Egypt' is moving into the suitably gigantic setting of Tottenham Court Road's Dominion Theatre. Schwartz has dreamt up 10 new numbers for this musical version, which will sit alongside the movie's songs including charttopper 'When You Believe', originally sung by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. It'll have a book by Philip LaZebnik, who penned Disney flicks 'Mulan' and 'Pocahontas', and is choreographed by 'So You Think You Can Dance' judge Sean Cheesman. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday 3rd June 2019.