Gossip

Bean Back for ‘The Scottish Play’???
By Editorial Staff
Bean Back for ‘The Scottish Play’??? Sean Bean is strongly expected to make a West End return next summer in the lead role of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth. Although Bean is familiar to
O'Brien Tempted as Chitty Child Catcher???
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Richard O'Brien, the actor who created The Rocky Horror Show, is being hotly tipped for the Child Catcher's role in the forthcoming West End Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The production opens at ...
Jekyll & Hyde Set for Phoenix???
By Editorial Staff
The musical version of Jekyll and Hyde is rumoured to be heading for London's Phoenix Theatre next year. The venue is currently housing the smash-hit Blood Brothers which is booking to April ...
Freeman & Fiennes for Othello & Brand???
By Editorial Staff
American star Morgan Freeman may be lined up for the Royal Shakespeare Company's planned production of Othello. The RSC offering could be programmed to run in Stratford-Upon-Avon with other ...
Powell's Daughter Out of NT's Jitney???
By Editorial Staff
Actress Linda Powell, daughter of the US Secretary of State Colin Powell, could well be forced out of her role in the National Theatre's forthcoming production of August Wilson's Jitney. Given the ...
Skinner to Bloom in UK Producers???
By Editorial Staff
Actor and comedian Frank Skinner is rumoured to have been approached regarding a role in the UK production of The Producers. The hugely successful Broadway show, which cleaned up at the recent ...
Monty to Replace Broadway-Bound Witches???
By Editorial Staff
Cameron Mackintosh's successful London production of The Witches of Eastwick is due to open on Broadway early next year. However, it looks certain to involve an all-American cast, opening the ...
Hare's Zinc Bed Springs Back???
By Editorial Staff
David Hare's play My Zinc Bed, which premiered at London's Royal Court last autumn, may be set for a recall in the West End. A rumoured revival, this time to be directed by Howard Davies instead of ...
Winslet to Join Kidman on Stage???
By Editorial Staff
Sam Mendes, the award-winning director of the Donmar Warehoue theatre, is rumoured to have been in talks with Kate Winslet about a possible stage appearance. Mendes is believed to be interested in ...
Broadway Gloom Casts Long Shadow???
By Editorial Staff
In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on 11 September, Broadway has battled bravely to fulfil on the theatrical promise that "the show must go on". But less than two ...