News: the West End starts to make plans…

With a ‘roadmap’ in place, the West End is starting to make plans for a summer that might look something close to normal

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The Prince of Egypt will return to the Dominion Theatre from 1st July, operating under socially distanced restrictions until 4th September, after when they intend to return to ‘normal’! The show has also extended its run until Saturday 8th January 2022.

The production has confirmed that the entire cast and orchestra of almost 60 artists, will be presented in its original form at all performances. The cast of 43 is led by: Luke Brady (Moses), Liam Tamne (Ramses), Christine Allado (Tzipporah), Alexia Khadime (Miriam), Joe Dixon (Seti), Debbie Kurup (Tuya), Mercedesz Csampai (Yocheved), Adam Pearce (Hotep), Tanisha Spring (Nefertari) and Silas Wyatt-Barke (Aaron). Further casting is to be revealed.


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A socially distanced version of the Les Misérables concert will open at the Sondheim Theatre in May 2021. The principal cast includes Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean, Bradley Jaden as Javert, Lucie Jones as Fantine, Shan Ako as Éponine, Harry Apps as Marius, Gerard Carey as Thénardier and Josefina Gabrielle as Madame Thénardier. Further casting will be announced shortly.

The staged concert will play until 5 September 2021 only, when the theatre will close for three weeks in order to re-mount the full production of Les Misérables.


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Back to the Future will begin performances at the Adelphi Theatre on 20th August 2021. As previously announced, the cast will include Roger Bart and Olly Dobson, reprising the roles of Dr Emmett Brown and Marty McFly respectively. Also returning are Hugh Coles as George McFly, Rosanna Hyland as Lorraine Baines, Cedric Neal as Goldie Wilson, Aidan Cutler as Biff Tannen and Courtney-Mae Briggs as Jennifer Parker.

They will be joined by Will Haswell as Dave McFly, Emma Lloyd as Linda McFly and Mark Oxtoby as Strickland. Also in the cast will be Rhianne Alleyne, Amy Barker, Matt Barrow, Josh Clementson, Jamal Crawford, Bessy Ewa, Ryan Heenan, Cameron McAllister, Alessia McDermott, Laura Mullowney, Nic Myers, Shane O’Riordan, Katharine Pearson, Oliver Tester and Justin Thomas.


Hair The Musical (In Concert) has rescheduled its dates for the Palladium and the Mayflower. Two performances of the Turbine Theatre production directed by Arlene Phillips are now due at the LondonPalladium on 13th June, followed by two at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre on 27th June.

The cast will include Luke Bayer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Nicole Raquel Dennis (Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress), Jordan Luke Gage (Bat Out Of Hell& Juliet), Grace Mouat (Six& Juliet), Millie O’Connell (Six, Rent), Jodie Steele (Six) and Layton Williams (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Rent). Hair has musical direction by Paul Schofield, design by David Shields, lighting and video design by Andrew Exeter and sound design by Dan Samson.

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