The life and works of one of the West End’s greatest stars, Paul Scofield, is to be celebrated with a memorial service at St Margaret’s Church and the National Theatre on 19 March, exactly one year after his death.
Terry Johnson, whose production of La Cage Aux Folles was named Best Musical Revival in Sunday night’s Laurence Olivier Awards, is to return to the Menier Chocolate Factory this spring to direct Ben Travers’s farce Rookery Nook, which plays from 16 April to 20 June (press night 29 April).
Hit musical Avenue Q, which was expected to end its run in the West End on 28 March, has announced that though it is still closing at the Noel Coward theatre it will transfer to the Gielgud theatre on 1 June.
Black Watch and Jersey Boys have been crowned Best New Play and Best New Musical at the 2009 Laurence Olivier Awards. Black Watch director John Tiffany won the Best Director award, while Sir Alan Ayckbourn received the Society’s Special Award.