Gossip

Ayckbourn Directs Tommy Cooper Show???
By Editorial Staff
Alan Ayckbourn has been preparing a play about the late comedian Tommy Cooper. Although it was rumoured to be opening this Autumn, it now appears to have been put on hold until probably next year. ...
Keith Shines Star Quality in West End???
By Editorial Staff
Star Quality, which has just opened at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre ahead of a regional tour, looks destined for the West End by the end of the year. The Noel Coward comedy, newly adapted and ...
Hytner & Kelly Head NT Shortlist???
By Editorial Staff
Directors Nicholas Hytner and Jude Kelly look set to be the strongest candidates for the National Theatre directorship, which becomes vacant next year with Trevor Nunn's departure. Although a ...
Huggy Bear to Climb the Beanstalk???
By Editorial Staff
Antonio Fargas, better known as Huggy Bear from Starsky and Hutch, is being tipped to appear in a UK pantomime this winter. Fargas is believed to be starring in Weston-super-Mare, in a ...
Broadway Hit Swings into London???
By Editorial Staff
Swing!, the song and dance entertainment which received six Tony nominations, is rumoured to be heading for the West End. No dates or venue have been announced as yet, but the popular Broadway ...
Kirwan Turns Dangerous Corner to West End???
By Editorial Staff
Dervla Kirwan, star of the BBC’s acclaimed Hearts and Bones drama, looks set to be heading for the West End later this year. Kirwan is appearing in JB Priestley’s 1927 work Dangerous ...
Germans Make Music with Princess Di???
By Editorial Staff
Don't hold your breath for a West End transfer, but be aware - a musical on the life, loves and death of the late Princess Diana is in the works. Entitled Lady Di: Diana, A Smile That Enchanted the
Kavana Steps Closer to Heaven???
By Editorial Staff
Pop star Kavana is being tipped to take over the lead role of Straight Dave, in the Pet Shop Boys/Jonathan Harvey musical Closer to Heaven. Kavana, whose hit singles include Crazy Chance and
McKenzie Latest to Join Royal Family???
By Editorial Staff
Julia McKenzie is expected to feature in the already impressively starred version of The Royal Family this Autumn. The production of Edna Ferber and George Kaufman's showbiz comedy already boasts ...
Denise Takes Broadway by Storm???
By Editorial Staff
The latest Stateside casting news puts to rest any lingering questions about another extension for Denise Van Outen in Chicago at the Adelphi. Van Outen will indeed continue in the role of tap-...