An unnecessary amount of theatre news exploded forth today, maybe everyone was just too busy watching CNN all of last week… I’m just going to rattle through it all quickly to save everyone time.
Jason Robert Brown’s Songs From A New World will play the Vaudeville Theatre for a month from 5th February. David Hunter, Rachel John, Cedric Neal , Rachel Tucker and Shem Omari James, who all reprise their roles from the London Palladium gigs in October.
The previously announced Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent’s A Christmas Carol has revealed its supporting cast around Brian Conley’s Scrooge. Lucie Jones, Sandra Marvin, Martyn Ellis, Cedric Neal, Jeremy Secomb, Matt Jay-Willis and Jacqueline Jossa will join him at the Dominion Theatre from 7th December.
Wise Children are live-streaming another of their recent productions, with Audrey Brisson and Marc Antolin reprising their roles in The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk from 3rd December for a handful of performances.
Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith are all getting their Zoom on for a Q&A with Sir Kenneth Branagh in aid of theatrical charity Acting for Others. The awkwardly named For One Knight Only takes place on Sunday 29th November at 7pm.
New song cycle Falling Stars was meant to premiere at the Union Theatre this month but will now make its bow online from Sunday 22nd November, with Peter Polycarpou and Sally Ann Triplett singing their way through a 1920s songbook.
And last but by no means least, following in the footsteps of Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle on Broadway and Toby Stephens and Lydia Leonard in the West End, Olivier winner Andrew Scott and Tony nominee Ruth Wilson will lead the upcoming film adaptation of JT Rogers’ Oslo for HBO. The film also features Salim Dau, Waleed Zuaiter, Jeff Wilbusch, Igal Naor, Dov Glickman, Rotem Keinan, Itzik Cohen, Tobias Zilliacus and former The Band’s Visit star Sasson Gabai.