Rehearsals start and casting is announced for 1984's third summer in the West End

Rehearsals start and casting is announced for 1984's third summer in the West End

16 May 2016

  • Casting announced for summer season at Playhouse Theatre
  • Rehearsals start today with an entirely new cast
  • 1984 returns to the Playhouse Theatre for third West End run, playing from 14 June – 3 September 2016
  • 101 seats for every performance will be available for £19.84

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Further Dreamgirls casting announced

Further Dreamgirls casting announced

13 May 2016

Singer/songwriters Ruth Brown and Karen Mav have been cast to support star Amber Riley playing the role of ‘Effie White’ for one performance per week between them.

Amber Riley will star in the role of ‘Effie White’ for 7 performances per week. Ruth Brown and Karen Mav will rotate performances on Wednesday evenings.

Further casting for the production is still to be announced.

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King Charles III nominated for five Tony Awards

King Charles III nominated for five Tony Awards

3 May 2016

Congratulations to King Charles III on five Tony Award nominations.

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Take a look inside the rehearsal room for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two

Take a look inside the rehearsal room for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two

22 April 2016

J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne have invited fans inside the rehearsal room for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two in an exclusive video.

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FUNNY GIRL STARRING SHERIDAN SMITH BEGINS PREVIEWS AT THE SAVOY THEATRE TOMORROW NIGHT

FUNNY GIRL STARRING SHERIDAN SMITH BEGINS PREVIEWS AT THE SAVOY THEATRE TOMORROW NIGHT

8 April 2016

The West End transfer of Funny Girl, receives its first preview tomorrow night, 9 April 2016 – with opening night on 20 April, at the Savoy Theatre. Michael Mayer directs Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice, Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice, Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan.                        

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1984 returns to Playhouse Theatre for 12-week season

1984 returns to Playhouse Theatre for 12-week season

5 April 2016

  • West End run follows sell-out international tour
  • 14 June – 3 September 2016
  • Tickets on-sale on Friday 8 April at 10am 

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TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR DREAMGIRLS

TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR DREAMGIRLS

29 March 2016

Now on sale to priority bookers with tickets going on general sale at 12 noon on Friday 1 April.

At every performance there will be 100 accessibly priced seats, including £20 seats available in advance and £15 day seats available on the day of the performance.

Savoy Theatre, London with reduced ticket price preview performances from 19 November 2016 and Opening Night on 14 December 2016.

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Sonia Friedman talks to Kirsty Lang for BBC Radio 4’s Front Row

Sonia Friedman talks to Kirsty Lang for BBC Radio 4’s Front Row

26 March 2016

Sonia Friedman sat down with broadcaster Kirsty Lang to talk about risk and reward, the changing ecology of theatre and how she began producing professionally, for BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.
 

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SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS CELEBRATES WITH 20 OLIVIER AWARD NOMINATIONS

SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS CELEBRATES WITH 20 OLIVIER AWARD NOMINATIONS

29 February 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions is today celebrating as the full Olivier Awards Nominations list included 20 potential winners for productions the company is behind.

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AS REHEARSALS BEGIN, FULL CASTING IS ANNOUNCED FOR HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD

AS REHEARSALS BEGIN, FULL CASTING IS ANNOUNCED FOR HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD

26 February 2016

Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender are delighted to announce that rehearsals have begun for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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Hamlet wins four WhatsOnStage Awards

Hamlet wins four WhatsOnStage Awards

22 February 2016

Lyndsey Turner’s production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch won four awards at this year's WhatsOnStage Awards. 

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UK and West End premiere of Dreamgirls comes to the Savoy Theatre

UK and West End premiere of Dreamgirls comes to the Savoy Theatre

5 February 2016

Dreamgirls will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and will star Amber Riley as ‘Effie White’ in the West End production. Performances start November 2016 at London's Savoy Theatre. Tickets will go on sale spring 2016.

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FUNNY GIRL  EXTENDS BOOKING AT THE SAVOY THEATRE  UNTIL 8 OCTOBER 2016

FUNNY GIRL EXTENDS BOOKING AT THE SAVOY THEATRE UNTIL 8 OCTOBER 2016

5 February 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, which is fast selling out its run, extends booking for a further 4 weeks until 8 October 2016. Tickets for the extension of Michael Mayer’s “exhilarating embrace of a production – Independent” starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and “phenomenal talent – Independent” Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale from 10am on 8 February.

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SONIA FRIEDMAN NAMED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

SONIA FRIEDMAN NAMED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

29 January 2016

Acclaimed West End and Broadway producer, Sonia Friedman, has been named Producer of the Year for the second year running at The Stage Awards 2016, becoming the first person to win the award twice. 

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Bend It Like Beckham wins ‘Best Musical’ at this year’s Critics’ Circle Theatre awards

Bend It Like Beckham wins ‘Best Musical’ at this year’s Critics’ Circle Theatre awards

26 January 2016

Bend It Like Beckham has won ‘Best Musical’ at this year’s Critics’ Circle Theatre awards.

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Sonia Friedman named as one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential

Sonia Friedman named as one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential

25 January 2016

Sonia Friedman has been named as one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential, in a list compiled by The Sunday Times in association with Debrett’s. 

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Bend It Like Beckham to play its final performance on 5 March 2016.

Bend It Like Beckham to play its final performance on 5 March 2016.

13 January 2016

Bend It Like Beckham The Musical recently extended booking at the Phoenix Theatre to 5 March 2016 when the show will then play its final performance at the end of the cast’s year-long contract.  Rehearsals began for the critically acclaimed production in March 2015 with a company led by Natalie Dew as Jess and Lauren Samuels as Jules.  The Producers are currently finalising both national and international touring offers including a tour of India visiting multiple stadia.

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 Wolf Hall wins Best Limited Series or TV Movie at 73rd Golden Globe awards

Wolf Hall wins Best Limited Series or TV Movie at 73rd Golden Globe awards

11 January 2016

Wolf Hall, based on Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, has been named Best Limited Series or TV Movie at the 73rd annual Golden Globe awards ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais in Beverly Hills. 

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Sonia Friedman at Number 2 in The Stage 100 list

Sonia Friedman at Number 2 in The Stage 100 list

7 January 2016

Producer Sonia Friedman takes the number two slot, up one place from 2015, followed by Cameron Mackintosh at number three.

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Sunny Afternoon announces West End extension

Sunny Afternoon announces West End extension

4 January 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce that the multi-Olivier Award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON, which tells the story of the rise to fame of The Kinks, has extended its booking period until 28 May 2016. 

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