Round-up of March theatre news

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Everyone loves a ghost story and audiences have really loved 2:22 – A Ghost Story as it returns to the West End once again for a third season. And it continues to attact strong casts as Tom Felton (Sam), Mandip Gill (Jenny), Beatriz Romilly (Lauren) and Sam Swainsbury (Ben) will take on the challenge of trying to scare the crap out of people. The show opens at the Criterion Theatre from 7th May.

Nottingham Playhouse have revealed some exciting plans for their summer and autumn seasons. An outdoor A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sophie Thompson and Adrian Scarborough in the stage premiere of Alan Bennett’s The Clothes They Stood Up In, Ramps on The Moon’s Much Ado About Nothing, and a revival of Natasha Gordon’s excellent Nine Night, which was a real hit for the National Theatre and transferred into the West End too.

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Immersive Everywhere has announced 15 new cast members for Doctor Who: Time Fracture following news of its extension through to September 2022. New cast members joining the show from April include: Nathan Banks, Georgia Corrigan, Matthew Coulton, Evangeline Dickson, Sarah Farrell, William Frazer, Aimee Kember, Jacob Jackson, Owen Jenkins, Linn Johansson, Jamie Pigott, Jonathan Tynan-Moss, Ash Weir, Helena Westerman and Alastair Willy.

They will be joining existing cast members: Christina Andrew, Becky Bassett, Bethany Blake, Amber Blease, Edward Cartwright, Paul Croft, Myles Devonte, Daniel Dingsdale, Harrie Dobby, Jessica Elton, Dare Emmanuel, Howard Grater, Samuel Hunt, James Lawrence, Barry McStay, Harry Pudwell, Gareth Radcliffe, Flora Sowerby, Patrick Strain, Tom Telford, Chioma Uma, Simon Victor and Imelda Warren-Green.

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Leeds Playhouse and Curve Leicester have announced the cast for Maggie May – an inspiring play about love, hope & living with dementia. Former Brookside star Eithne Browne and musical theatre favourite Tony Timberlake have been cast alongside Mark Holgate, Shireen Farkhoy and Maxine Finch in Frances Poet’s play.


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