Now who’s excited?! 2014 will see a brand new season of remakes, rebrandings and new theatre releases in the London theatre scene. Grab your passes, 2014 is set to be an exciting year on the stage!
Here’s a few to get started:
From December 17 to March 8, Almeida Theatre’s acclaimed production of Ghosts transfers into the Trafalgar Studios. Directed and adapted by Richard Eyre from Henrik Ibsen’s play, Lesley Manville, Jack Lowden, Brian McCardie and Charlene McKenna will reprise their roles with Adam Kotz joining them as Pastor Manders.
The international cast for 2014 includes Jon Jon Briones as ‘The Engineer’, Eva Noblezada debuting as ‘Kim’, Alistair Brammer as ‘Chris’, Tamsin Carroll as ‘Ellen’, Hugh Maynard as ‘John’ and Rachelle Ann Go as ‘Gigi’. MISS SAIGON returns to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre.
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
The stage premiere of Shakespeare in Love, the acclaimed film that won seven Academy Awards, will open at London’s Noel Coward Theatre in the summer of 2014. Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall from the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love will be produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions.
The Duchess of Malfi
Running from 14th January to 11th February at the Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Gemma Arterton plays The Duchess Of Malfi. Shameless’s Sean Gilder and Ripper Street’s David Dawson also joins this Jacobean tragedy – a production that is an ideal curtain-raiser Sam Wanamaker Playhouse’s first season.
Opens 8th February to 29th of March, Almeida Theatre reproduces George Orwell’s 1984 in its depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind-control. This ‘radical new staging’ explores surveillance culture, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.