Theatre Break News : The Play’s the Thing!

Theatre Breaks News: Theatre Break News : The Play’s the Thing!

Theatre Break News : The Play’s the Thing!
I know that some of you out their don’t like musicals… for me that’s liking ketchup on chips, but hey! we are all different and that’s what makes our wonderful world go around. If we all liked the same kinds of theatre experience, London’s West End would be very dull indeed!

So, with this in mind, here are three new productions and they are all plays opening in London this summer. 

First up is Posh, by Laura Wade, which takes a searing look at the British public school system, class structure and the ultra priviledged young bucks who aspire to lead the country into a revolution!
Starring some of the UKs finest young actors – Harry Lister Smith (Tom Brown’s School Days) & Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Inbetweeners) to name but two – as well as established tv actors Steffan Rhodri (Gavin & Stacey) and Simon Shepherd (Doctors), Posh had sell-out performances at the Royal Court theatre when it first opened during the general election in 2010 and it’s bound to have the same effect at the Duke of York’s when it opens on 11th May.

Next to open is Abigail’s Party  filling the space left by the premature closure of The King’s Speech at Wyndhams theatre. The Mike Leigh comedy has not been produced in the West End before now having made it’s debut at the Hamspead Theatre in 1977. It is probably better known on tv immortalised by the BBC’s Play for Today starring Alison Steadman as the hostest-from-hell, Beverley. 
After a very successful run at the Menier Chocolate Factory this Spring, ex-Eastenders Jill Halfpenny, Joe Absolom & Natalie Casey bring their hilarious roles to Wyndhams from 16th May and are bound to have the audiences laughing in the aisles for the next 3 months!

Another transfer from the Royal Court theatre is last year’s hit comedy Jumpy starring Tamsin Grieg (Episodes) as Hilary the harrassed mother of a teenage daughter. Hilary once protested at Greenham Common and now 30 years on finds herself protesting against different issues – not least her daughter leaving the house fully-clothed! Jumpy opens at the Duke of York’s theatre on 11th August for a three month run.



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