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Mammia Mia the Party!

Emanuel Alba will continuing on as ‘Carlos/Swing’ in Mamma Mia the Party’s 2024/25 Cast. The first performance of the new cast will be 24th July at The O2.

Changing Ends

Nancy Sullivan plays ‘Christine Carr’ in season 2 of Changing Ends, Airing weekly at 9pm on ITV1 from Saturday 13th July. All episodes will be available on ITVX.

Les Misérables

Gavin Lee will be playing ‘Thénardier’ in Les Misérables: The Arena Spectacular World Tour, opening at the SSE Arena, Belfast on 19th September.

Hello, Dolly

Monique Young will be playing ‘Irene Molloy’ in Hello, Dolly! at the Lido 2 in Paris from 7th November.

Gangs of New York

John Young will be directing Gangs Of New York at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre as part of Storyhouse Chester’s 2024 season. The production runs 19th July-31st August.

& Juliet

Josh Baker is the Associate Choreographer on the UK Tour of & Juliet, opening in Manchester on 8th July.

A History of Paper

Christopher Jordan-Marshall will be appearing in a History Of Paper at Dundee Rep from 25th July.

The Phantom of the Opera

Helen Hobson will be playing Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera at His Majesty’s Theatre from 29th July.

Rocky Horror Show

Lauren Chia will be playing Janet Weiss in the Uk Tour of The Rocky Horror Show, opening at Churchill Theatre in Bromley on 19th August.

Come Dine With Me

Kim Ismay will be playing Barbara in Come Dine with Me The Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe from 31st July.

A Face in the Crowd

Chris Jenkins will be appearing in a Face In The Crowd at the Young Vic 10th September-9th November.

175

175 has its premiere at Brighton Rocks Film Festival on 28th June. It features Kerry Washington as Shannon

Swan Lake

Maisie Mwebe will be making her professional debut in the company of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures tour of Swan Lake, opening 11th November at Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Hedda Gabler

Nicole Cooper is playing the title role in Hedda Gabler at Bard in the Botanics, running 20th June to 6th July in Glasgow.

The 39 Steps

Eugene McCoy will be continuing in the role of ‘Clown 1’ for the West End transfer of The 39 Steps, playing at the Trafalgar Theatre 16th August – 28th September.

Fiddler on the Roof

Beverley Klein will be playing ‘Yente’ in Fiddler on the Rood at Regents Park Open Air Theatre, running 27th July — 21st September.

Dear Evan Hansen

Helen Anker will be playing ‘Cynthia Murphy’ in the UK Tour of Dear Evan Hansen, opening 9th September at Nottingham Playhouse.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Cressida Carré is Director and Choreographer for Jesus Christ Superstar, running 30th August to 15th November at Folketeateret in Oslo, Norway.

Doctors

Eugene McCoy will be playing ‘Edward Carpenter’ in the 6th June episode of Doctors, airing at 2pm on BBC One. The episode will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

The Taming of the Shrew

Sophie Mercell will be playing ‘Bianca’ in The Globe’s production of The Taming of the Shrew’, running 6th June-26th October.

The Little Big Things

The Little Big Things, featuring Alasdair Harvey as ‘Andrew Fraser’ is now available to watch on National Theatre At Home.

Coronation Street

Carol Royle will be playing ‘Anthea Deering’ in Coronation Street on ITV 1 and ITVX from 5th June.

The Devil Wears Prada

Jinny Gould will be in the ensemble for new musical The Devil Wears Prada, running 6th July to 17th August at the Theatre Royal Plymouth before opening at London’s Dominion Theatre 24th October.

Why Am I So Single?

Joshian Angelo Omaña and Owen McHugh have been announced as part of the cast for the new Marlow and Moss musical, Why Am I So Single?. The production opens 27th August at the Garrick Theatre, London.

Accolade

Sara Crowe will be playing ‘Marian Tillyard’ in Accolade as Theatre Royal Windsor 31st May – 15th June. The show then tours to Cambridge, Guildford, Bath, and Richmond until 13th July.

Doctors

Helen Hobson is ‘Freya Swan’ in the 23rd May episode of Doctors, available to watch on BBC iPlayer or BBC One at 1:45pm.

Barnum

Monique Young will be playing ‘Charity Barnum’ and Tania Mathurin will be playing ‘Joice Heth’ in Barnum at the Watermill Theatre. The production runs 2nd July to 8th September.

The Enormous Crocodile

Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu is the choreographer for The Enormous Crocodile, playing at Regents Park Open Air Theatre 17th May – 8th June.

Visit From an Unknown Woman

Michela Meazza is the Movement Director for Visit From an Unknown Woman at the Hampstead Theatre, running 21st June -27th July.

Tina the Musical

Jonathan Carlton continues on as ‘Erwin Bach’ in Tina the Musical at the Aldwych Theatre.

Ten Things I Hate About Me

Joe Tracini will be performing his one man show at the Apollo Theatre, London, on Sunday 25th August.

Mrs Doubtfire

Gabriel Vick is continuing on as ‘Daniel Hillard’ in the West End production of Mrs Doubtfire’s second year at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Hairspray

Freya McMahon will be making her professional debut in the UK tour of Hairspray as ‘Penny Pingleton’. The tour opens 16th July at Palace Theatre, Manchester.

Me and the Voice in My Head

Joe Tracini’s documentary is now available to watch on Channel 4.

Wednesday Season 2

Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo will be returning as series regular ‘Deputy Ritchie Santiago’ in season 2 of Netflix’s Wednesday.

Heathers

Madeleine Hargrave will be ‘Midwestern Surfer Punk’ in the Heathers West End and UK Tour, opening at @sohoplace on May 22nd.

The Grapes of Wrath

Lin Blakley will be ‘Granma Joad’ in The Grapes of Wrath at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Theatre, running 17th July — 14th September.

Cabaret

Sally Ann Triplett will be replacing Beverly Klein as ‘Fraulein Schneider’ in Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club from 3rd June.

The Baker’s Wife

Jack Gardner will be playing ‘Philippe’ in The Baker’s Wife at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The production runs 6th July — 14th September.

Closer to Heaven

Closer to Heaven opens at the Turbine theatre on 31st May, directed by Simon Hardwick and featuring Courtney Bowman as ‘Shell Christian’

Doctors

Lin Blakley appears as ‘Yvonne Stringer’ and Susan Penhaligon as ‘ Emily Chandak’ in the 1st May episode of Doctors. Available on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Singin’ in the Rain

Jack Wilcox will be starring as ‘Don Lockwood’, Mark Curry as ‘R F Simpson’, and Julia J Nagle as ‘Ensemble/Dora Bailey/Voice Teacher’ in Singin’ in the Rain at Kilworth House Theatre. The production runs 18th June – 28th July.

The Red King

Wayne Cater appears as ‘Dylan’ in new drama The Red King on Alibi. Airing weekly from Wednesday 24th April at 9pm.

Mrs Doubtfire

Gabriel Vick will be continuing on as ‘Daniel Hillard’ in Mrs Doubtfire at The Shaftesbury Theatre.

FANNY

Kim Ismay will be playing Lea Mendelssohn in new comedy FANNY at the Watermill Theatre from 23rd May — 15th June.

Changing Ends

Series 1 of Changing Ends, starring Nancy Sullivan as ‘Christine Carr’, is airing every Tuesday at 8:30pm on ITV 1.

Coram Boy

Aled Gomer will be playing ‘Meshak Gardiner’ in Coram boy at Chichester Festival Theatre, playing 24th May – 15th June.

Marie Curie

Dean Makowski-Clayton will be part of the ensemble in new musical Marie Curie. The production will run at the Charing Cross Theatre from 1st June to 28th July.

Blue Lights Series 2

Adam Best will be appearing as ‘Wylie’ in the second series of Blue Lights. All episodes will be available on BBC iPlayer from 15th April and will be airing weekly every Monday on BBC One at 9pm.

The Choir of Man

Norton James is part of the Chicago company of The Choir of Man as ‘Swing (Beast/Bore)’ and Resident Associate Director. The production plays at the Apollo Theatre until 26th May.

Traces

Andrea Hart features as series regular Janine Muir in series two of Traces, now available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Casualty

Mary Jo Randle appears as ‘Samantha’ in the latest episode of Casualty, entitled Breaking Point 4. Childhood’s End, now available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

How to Date Billy Walsh

Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo appears as ‘Maggie’ in new film How to Date Billy Walsh, now available to stream on Prime Video.

Creisis

Wayne Cater will be appearing as ‘Melvyn’ in Creisis, airing on S4C from 31st March.

A Chorus of Disapproval

Damian Humbley will be ‘Guy Jones’ and Ben Stock will be ‘Mr Ames’ in A Chorus of Disapproval at the Salisbury Playhouse 25th April — 18th May 2024. Gabrielle Dawes is Casting Director.

Romeo & Juliet

Kody Mortimer will be ‘Camera Operator’ in Jamie Lloyd’s Romeo and Juliet which runs for 12 weeks only from 11th May at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

We Were the Lucky Ones

Nitai Levi features as ‘Eryk’ in episode five of ‘We Were the Lucky Ones’. The first three episodes are streaming from 28th March on hulu. It will air in the UK on Disney+ from 19th June.

Starlight Express

Kelly Downing will be appearing in the revival of Andrew lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express as ‘Swing/Dance Captain’. The production opens at the Troubadour Wembley Park on 8th June.

Eastenders

Sophie Mercell can be seen as ‘Ali’ in Eastenders airing 21/03/2024, available on BBC iPlayer.

Your Lie in April

Lauren Chia will be appearing as ‘Ensemble’ in Your Lie in April — The Concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 8th and 9th April.

Hello, Dolly!

Shirley Jameson will be appearing in the West End Revival of Hello, Dolly! as ‘Mrs Rose/Ensemble’. The production runs 6th July — 14th September at the London Palladium.

Marie-Antoinette

Catch Nathan Willcocks in all episodes of the BBC/Canal+ co-production of Marie-Antoinette playing the regular role of Count Mercy — streaming on BBC iPlayer

Ted Lasso

The brilliant Tom Hendryk can be seen in 3 series of the now iconic Ted Lasso as Goalkeeper Tom O’Brien on Apple TV+

Olivier Awards 2024

David Thaxton has been nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his portrayal of ‘Max’ in Sunset Boulevard. The Olivier Awards will be hosted by Hannah Waddingham on Sunday 14th April at the Royal Albert Hall with highlights aired that evening on ITV.

The Other Boleyn Girl

Nitai Levi will be appearing as ‘Mark Smeaton’ in The Other Boleyn Girl at Chichester Festival Theatre, running 9th April-11th May.

Macbeth (An Undoing)

Adam Best will be appearing as ‘Macbeth’ and Nicole Cooper as ‘Lady Macbeth’ in Macbeth (An Undoing), written and directed by Zinnie Harris. The production runs 8th-23rd March at Rose Theatre, Kingston, 4th April – 5th May at Theatre for A New Audience, Brooklyn NY, and 15th-25th May at the Lyceum, Edinburgh.

The Artist

Lily Laight will be appearing as ‘Ensemble’ and Lukas Hunt as ‘Swing/Dance Captain’ in the world premiere of Drew McOnie and Lindsey Ferrentino’s The Artist, based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name. The production runs at Theatre Royal Plymouth from 11th to the 25th May.

Closure

Susan Penhaligon will be appearing as ‘Libby’ in The Classic Thriller Theatre Company’s new production Closure at Theatre Royal Windsor from 28th Feb to 9th March.

Scenes From Rent

Nitai Levi will be appearing as ‘Benjamin Coffin III’ in the bilingual workshop production of Scenes from Rent, based on Jonathan Larson’s Rent and running 7-9th March at Leicester Curve. The production will be in both BSL and English with a cast made up of deaf and hearing actors.

Emmerdale

Laurietta Essien appears as ‘Police Officer’ in the February 22nd episode of Eastenders on ITV1 and ITVX.

Kneecap

Adam Best appears as ‘Doyle’ in Kneecap, the first Irish language film to premiere at Sundance Film Festival and was produced by Jack Tarling and Trevor Birney, and was directed and written by Rich Peppiatt. It stars and is based on the career of Belfast-based hip hop trio, Kneecap.

The Children

Caroline Harker will be playing ‘Hazel’ in Nottingham Playhouse’s production of The Children, running 23rd March to 6th April.

The 39 Steps

Eugene McCoy will be appearing as ‘Clown 1’ in the UK tour of The 39 Steps, opening at Queens Theatre Hornchurch on 14th March.

The Human Body

Ann Yee is the co-director of ‘The Human Body’ at the Donmar Warehouse running 19th Feb to 13th April.

Oliver!

This summer Aaron Sidwell will be playing ‘Bill Sikes’, Matthew Whennell-Clark will be ‘Ensemble’, and Etta Murfitt will be the Choreographic Associate for Chichester Festival Theatre’s revival of Oliver! directed by Sir Matthew Bourne and Jean-Pierre van der Spuy.

Strike: The Ink Black Heart

Tupele Dorgu will be appearing as ‘Midge Greenstreet’ in the upcoming adaptation of Strike: The Ink Black Heart for BBC.

FAME

Sol Childs will be appearing as ‘Ensemble/Cover Joe Vegas’ in Fame at the Christmas Theatre, Athens, Greece from 1st March to 10th March.

Fawlty Towers The Play

Anna-Jane Casey will be starring as ‘Sybil Fawlty’ in the new stage adaptation of Fawlty Towers, opening 4th May at the Apollo Theatre.

MAMMA MIA! UK & INTERNATIONAL TOUR

The UK & International Tour of Mamma Mia! opens 1st May in Shaghai with Ellie Kingdon as ‘Sophie’, Bob Harms as ‘Bill’, and Freya Humberstone as ‘Lisa’.

GREASE

Alicia Belgarde will be appearing as ‘Frenchy’ and Adam Davidson as ‘Johnny Casino’ in the UK & Ireland tour of Grease, opening at Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 12th April. Richard Roe is Associate Chorepgrapher

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Gavin Eden will be appearing as ‘Jester Ancestor’ in the concert production of The Addams Family, performing at The London Palladium on 12th & 13th February.

COOL RIDER

Aaron Sidwell will be reprising his role as ‘Michael Carrington’ and Courtney Bowman will be ‘Sharon’ in the tenth anniversary concert of Cool Rider at The London Palladium on Sunday 14th April 2024.

BURLESQUE

Ope Sowande will be appearing as ‘Trey’ and Alessia McDermott as ‘Ensemble’ in the world premiere of ‘Burlesque’ adapted for the stage from the 2010 film. It opens at the Manchester Opera House on 13th June 2024.

HOLLYOAKS

Nicole Barber-Lane returns as ‘Myra McQueen’ in Hollyoaks. Watch live on E4 or on catch up on All4.

MJ THE MUSICAL

Jon Tsouras appears as ‘Dave’, Tavio Wright as ‘Ensemble/Jessie Jackson’, and Kalisha Johnson as ‘Swing’ in the West End Transfer of MJ the Musical. The production opens at the Prince Edward Theatre on 6th March.

THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA

Emma Rice’s stage adaptation of The Buddha of Suburbia opens 18th April at the RSC in co-production with Wise Children. Etta Murfitt is the Choreographer and Rina Fatania appears as ‘Tracey/Jeeta/Marlene/Auntie Jean’.

EMMERDALE

Wayne Cater appears as ‘Jules’ in the 16th January episode of Emmerdale on ITV1 and ITVX

CLUELESS THE MUSICAL

Owen McHugh, Alessia McDermott and Simeon Wynne will be appearing in the exclusive 2 week developmental run of Clueless the Musical at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley.

HOPE STREET

Adam Best can be seen as ‘Jared Power’ in season 3 of Hope Street available now on BBC iPlayer and Britbox, with episodes airing weekly on BBC One NI.

FATHER BROWN

Aaron Sidwell can be seen as ‘Luther Underwood’ in S11 Ep5 of Father Brown, available now on BBC iPlayer and on BBC One at 1:45pm on Friday 2nd February.

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE POISON WOOD

Gillian Kirkpatrick will be starring as ‘Moriarty’ in the new rock musical at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury from Friday 2nd Feb to Saturday 16th March 2024.

SUNSET BOULEVARD

David Thaxton will be reprising his role as Max von Mayerling in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Sunset Boulevard in the Broadway transfer.

SLOW HORSES

Caroline Harker can be seen in season 3 of Slow Horses now streaming on Apple TV+

Bhangra Nation: A New Musical

Bob Harms will be appearing as ‘Wallace’ and RoMaya Jey as ‘Swing’ in new musical Bhangra Nation at Birmingham Rep in 2024.

My Favourite Things

Anna-Jane Casey appears in My Favourite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Simon Hardwick is Associate Choreographer.

THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE

The Enormous Crocodile at Leeds Playhouse runs until 6th January 2024 featuring choreography by Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu.

High Society

Jaye Elster is choreographer for High Society at The Mill at Sonning until 20th January 2024.

LORD OF MISRULE

Catch David Langham as ‘DI Hythe’ in Lord of Misrule in US cinemas from 8th December.

NCIS: Sydney

Linal Haft stars as Frank in the latest episode ‘Ghosted’, available on Paramount+

Blue Beard

Patrycja Kujawksa will be appearing in Wise Children’s UK Tour of Blue Beard with Etta Murfitt as Choreographer.

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