Round-up of news and treats and other interesting things

(c) Alastair Muir

A sight to sooth the mind after a troubled weeks – pics of Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J Smith in Sweet Bird of Youth at Chichester.

(C) Johan Persson

The cast of Vivenne Franzmann’s Bodies has been announced and as it is being directed by the marvellous Jude Christian, it will definitely be one not to miss. The company includes Lorna Brown, Brian Ferguson, Philip Goldacre, Salma Hoque, Justine Mitchell and Hannah Rae.

Rehearsal pics of Branden Jacob-Jenkins’ Gloria, directed by Michael Longhurst, are also floating around. I wasn’t initially going to book for this but now I’ve seen Jacob-Jenkins’ An Octoroon, I’m reconsidering.

Proving he’s got friends on both sides of the ocean, special guests Trey Ellett are now joining the bill to support Joan Vázquez at his gig ‘Something’s Coming – a Sondheim tribute at Live at Zédel on Monday 26th June 2017. They join the already announced Madalena Alberto, Kieran Brown and recent Olivier Award winner Rebecca Trehearn in what promises to be a super evening.


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