Following six years of development, the newly completed Rose of Kingston theatre will open on 16 January 2008 with Sir Peter Hall directing an English Touring Theatre production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.
It is an unusual piece of casting. Mel Smith, who counts a novelty Christmas single among his singing experience and whose musical theatre credits are even more limited, is taking to the West End stage in the latest all-singing, all-dancing Broadway import, Hairspray.
Patrick Stewart and Henry Goodman, both currently on the West End stage, lead the winners of the 2007 Theatrical Management Association (TMA) Theatre Awards, which were announced last night in a ceremony at Hampstead.
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