LONDON, 20-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Theatre legend, Oscar-winner and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the West End this spring for the first time in nearly forty years, in a new production of Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit and is a highlight of new productions on the London stage this spring. Theatre goers coming to London to see the latest shows can use LondonTown.com to find London hotels in the West End and close to London’s top fringe theatres.
As well as Angela Lansbury’s much anticipated return, there’s a star-studded production of the 1987 film, ‘Fatal Attraction’ (11th March to 21st June 2014), with Natascha McElhone as femme fatale Alex Forrest and Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis as the woman betrayed in Trevor Nunn’s brand new adaptation.
Robert Lindsay makes his musical theatre comeback in ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ at the Savoy from 10th March, and Rod Stewart’s back catalogue is manipulated into all-singing, all-dancing musical, ‘Tonight’s The Night’.
Gary Beadle, best known as Eastenders’ Paul Trueman, is also making a name for himself as a stage actor starring in plays like the Royal Court’s ‘Sucker Punch’. He gives “a colourful and compelling performance” (The Stage) in Tom Wainwright’s ‘Banksy: The Room in the Elephant’, at the Arcola Theatre from 1st to 26th April 2014.
Also on the fringe, Isy Suttie (Peep Show / Shameless) is the pioneering Mrs P in ‘The A to Z of Mrs P’, a musical fable inspired by the autobiographies of Phyllis Pearsall, creator of the legendary A-Z Street Guide, at the Southwark Playhouse until 29th March 2014.
After a successful revival by Chichester Festival Theatre, ‘Another Country’, the 1980s film which shot Rupert Everett and Colin Firth to stardom, transfers to Trafalgar Studios from 26th March 2014. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, who is also responsible for the forthcoming ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring Up the Bodies’ for the Royal Shakespeare Company, hot tickets both.
In April, Sherlock’s Andrew Scott re-teams with Simon Stephens in a new play, ‘Birdland’, at the Royal Court Theatre from 2nd April to 24th May 2014. ‘Privacy’, James Graham’s new play is directed by Josie Rourke at the Donmar Warehouse (10th April to 31st May 2014). And ‘Sunny Afternoon’ explores the highs and lows of the Kinks, one of Britain’s most iconic bands at Hampstead Theatre from 14th April to 24th May 2014.
The Silver Tassie (15th April to 21st May 2014), Sean O’Casey’s powerful, huge and rarely performed anti-war play of 1928 which comes to the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Theatre this spring. Also at the National, the critically acclaimed Home returns to The Shed (26th March to 30th April) after a sell-out run in August, and Alan Ayckbourn’s riotous ‘A Small Family Business’, returns to the National where it premiered in 1987, playing from 1st April 2014.
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