For years one of the stage’s brightest and most glamorous stars, Danny La Rue has died. The cross-dressing comedian, who had been suffering from cancer, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Kent home.
As we learned today of the death of the last survivor of the Titanic disaster, it seems appropriate that the Landor theatre is currently staging a show which harks back to that era, based on the true story of one particularly stoic survivor of the sinking, Margaret – aka Molly – Brown.
The new cast for the hit stage adaptation of Calendar Girls has been announced. Among the new intake are former EastEnders stars Jill Halfpenny, Anita Dobson and Jack Ryder, alongside Albert Square’s longest serving resident June Brown.
Fans disappointed not to catch David Tennant playing Hamlet in the West End last Christmas will get another chance to see him in the role when the Royal Shakespeare Company production is filmed for BBC Two.
As part of the Travelex £10 ticket season, the National Theatre has taken All’s Well That Ends Well, one of Shakespeare’s less commonly performed plays, and placed the context in a fairy tale landscape where belief in happily ever afters is obligatory.
The National Theatre has once again taken its oversized living room furniture out of storage in anticipation of its annual Watch This Space festival, which takes up residence in Theatre Square from 1 July to 27 September.