Round-up of news and treats and other interesting things

After over 178 productions and over 28,000 audience members through the door since moving to the Bedford in 2015, Theatre N16 is looking for a new home from December 2017. Whilst they search, you can support the folks there by donating here.
Theatre N16 was set up in 2015 to be a stomping ground for new companies and a place to try out new work, offering affordable deals on rehearsal and performance space. It has offered a ground-breaking, risk-free deal to all companies, which 95% of our guests have taken, guaranteeing that creatives do not leave our space owing the venue money. This is all under the auspices of an Equity Fringe Agreement, with Theatre N16 one of the few London venues to have signed up to the deal to guarantee pay to all creatives working for the venue.


Live at Zédel have launched their Autumn/Winter season at The Crazy Coqs and it’s heaving, once again, with incredible new talent and established acts from across a whole host of disciplines including live music, musical theatre, cabaret, comedy and spoken word. John Owen-Jones, Tiffany Graves, Clive Rowe, Anne Reid and Dillie Keane are just some of the names on offer.


Nina Sosanya has joined Suranne Jones and Jason Watkins in the cast of Bryony Lavery’s Frozen.


Rehearsals began this week for the next show at the Gate, Suzy Storck – directed by celebrated French director Jean-Pierre Baro in his debut UK production, the cast features Kate Duchêne, Caoilfhionn Dunne, Jonah Russell and Theo Solomon, in this haunting new play from Magali Mougel.


Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham have announced three new productions at the Donmar Warehouse for late 2017 and through to 2018: a new play by Amy Herzog, Belleville, a revival of Peter Gill’s modern classic, The York Realist, and a new production of William Congreve’s Restoration comedy The Way of the World.
  • The Donmar will host the UK premiere of American playwright Amy Herzog’s acclaimed play Belleville. The production will star James Norton and Imogen Poots as New York newlyweds living in Paris, opposite Faith Alabi and Malachi Kirby. Belleville is directed by the award-winning Michael Longhurst who is making his Donmar Warehouse debut.
  • Donmar Associate and Sheffield Theatres Artistic Director Robert Hastie returns after his hit productions of My Night with Reg and Splendour to direct a revival of Peter Gill’s The York Realist. Revived 50 years after the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, The York Realist will star Ben Batt, Lucy Black, Lesley Nicol, Katie West and Matthew Wilson., and will be a co-production with Sheffield Theatres.
  • The final production will be William Congreve’s Restoration comedy The Way of the World. James Macdonald returns to the Donmar after his acclaimed production of Arnold Wesker’s Roots, directing Linda Bassett who will play Lady Wishfort.
  • Donmar Associate Artist Tom Scutt will curate Donmar on Design, a week-long festival celebrating the power of design in theatre, and the designers who make it happen.

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