Exciting Theatre Releases 2014

Fatal Attraction

Sex in the City’s Kristin Davis will star in this film-adapted thriller that traces a story of obsession and revenge. Previews begin on 11th March with booking open until 21st June.

http://www.trh.co.uk/whats-on/haymarket/

King Charles III

Following the unbelievably good American Psycho the Musical, Rupert Goold is premiering Mark Bartlett’s King Charles III, a ‘controversial’ play that imagines the succession of Prince Charles after The Queen’s death. Booking is open now and the play runs from 3rd April to 31st May.

http://www.almeida.co.uk/event/kingcharles

King Charles III | Almeida Theatre, London

In The Heights

This Tony-winning musical will play at the Southwark Playhouse from 9th May 2014.  The story is set over three days in the Dominican-American neighbourhood of Washington Heights, NY.

http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/index.php/the-large/in-the-heights/

Mr Burns

This post-electric play by Anne Washburn received critical acclaim in the States, and it’s unique vision involving the Simpsons characters is sure to have an impact here. Booking is open now and the play runs from 5th June to 19th July.

http://www.almeida.co.uk/event/mrburns

Mr Burns | Almeida Theatre

Skylight

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy star in this revival of David Hare’s 1995 work that was awarded Best Play the year it was staged. Schoolteacher Kyra is visited by her former lover and an attempt to revitalise their romance leads into a battle of ‘opposing ideologies and mutual desires’. Booking now, from 6th June to 23rd August.

http://www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk/Tickets/Skylight/Skylight.asp

Shakespeare in Love

Taking inspiration from Tom Stoppard’s film of the same name, this play premieres at Noel Coward with previews from 2nd July. Booking until the 25th October, you can get tickets now. 

http://www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk/Tickets/ShakespeareInLove/ShakespeareInLove.asp

Memphis 

Starring Beverley Knight, this Tony award-winning musical will play at the Shaftesbury Theatre from early October. It vaguely follows the story of a DJ named Dewey Phillips who is known to be the first white DJ to play black music in the 1950s. Booking opens on the 13th March.

http://memphisthemusical.com/

Made in Dagenham 

Rumour has it that Gemma Arterton will take the lead in this musical which has One Man, Two Guvnors’ writer Richard Bean on board. The show will be adapted from the fantastic film that focuses on the female machinists in Ford’s factory, who end up picketing the plant and demanding equal pay in the late 1960s. Details aren’t confirmed, but I imagine it will grace the stage late autumn.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

This play, based on the book by Katherine Boo, is set in the slums of Mumbai and will be directed by Rufus Norris and written by David Hare. Dates not confirmed but should be play at the National Theatre from autumn 2014. 

…And Beyond 2014?

– Tim Minchin’s Groundhog Day

– Lord of the Rings World Tour, 2015

– Gary Barlow’s Calendar Girls

– Back to the Future, 2015

– The Sonia Friedman produced Harry Potter play

– Kinky Boots broadway transfer, 2015

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