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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’ in 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.

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’ 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.

Such Brave Girls

Catch Donna Berlin in episode 3 of new BBC Three series ‘Such Brave Girls’.

NEXT TO NORMAL

The Donmar Production of Next To Normal will be transferring to the Wyndham’s Theatre next Summer with Movement, Choreography and Additional Direction by Ann Yee.

THE CROWN

Catch Adam Best as ‘Journalist Nick’ in the final season of The Crown on Netflix.

The Hills of California

Lucy Moran will be appearing in The Hills of California at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 27th January.

THE WIZARD OF OZ UK & IRELAND TOUR

Alexandra Regan will be appearing in the UK and Ireland Tour of The Wizard Of Oz from 13th December

MASTERS OF THE AIR

Catch Bailey Brook as ‘Bailey’, Luke Baker as ‘Best’ and Nitai Levi as ‘Vrabec’ in new Apple TV series Masters of the Air. First episode January 26th 2024.

THE MOUSETRAP

Gay Soper will be appearing as Mrs Boyle in Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap from 20 November

Standing At The Sky’s Edge

Laura Pitt-Pulford will be appearing as Poppy in Standing At The Sky’s Edge at the Gillian Lynn Theatre from 8 February

Doctors

Su Douglas will be appearing as Amy Jones in Doctors on BBC1 today and IPlayer

COME FROM AWAY UK & IRELAND TOUR

The cast of the UK & Ireland tour of Come From Away has been announced with Dan Crowder appearing as Nick/Doug, Mark Dugdale as Kevin T/Garth, Bree smith as Hannah & Others & Alyn Hawke as Standby & Resident Rehearsal Director. 

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN

Luke Baker will be appearing as Zack Mayo in the UK tour of An Officer And A Gentleman later this year

LORD OF MISRULE

David Langham appears as DI Hythe in Lord Of Misrule which will be available in theatres and on Digital from December 8th.

THREE LITTLE BIRDS

Wayne Cater will be appearing as Gethin Boyce in the new ITV drama Three Little Birds that begins airing on the 22nd October.

BAT BOY

Glenn Adamson will be appearing in the Concert Version of the musical Bat Boy on the 31st October at the London Palladium

Attitude Magazine Culture Award Winner

Le Gateau Chocolat has been awarded The Culture Award by Attitude Magazine at the 2023 Attitude Magazine Awards

Tinker Bell

Courtney Bowman has been announced as part of the workshop of the new musical Tinker Bell appearing as Tinker Bell

SIX FOUR

Peter Hannah can be seen as ‘Cameron’ in ITV’s crime thriller Six Four which begins airing from 22nd October on ITV1

THE BARRICADE BOYS

Courtney Bowman will be making a guest appearance along side The Barricade Boys on 17th October at the Adelphi Theatre.

HOLLYOAKS

Catch Micky Dartford appearing as Billy Joel in Hollyoaks available on 4oD

CORONATION STREET

Nicole Barber-Lane will be appearing as Ange in Coronation Street on the 26th September

TOP BOY

Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo is in season 5 Episode 3 of Top Boy avalible now on Netflix.

CAKE

Ope Sowande will be appearing as Ensemble in Cake The Marie Antoinette Playlist at the Lyric theatre until the 24 September

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Adam Davidson will be appearing in White Christmas the the Sheffield Crucible this Christmas

LOVE BIRDS

Anna Jane-Casey & Eugen McCoy appeared in the work shop version of Love Birds A new musical by Robert J Sherman

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

David Langham can be seen in Love at First Sight streaming only on Netflix

STRANGER THINGS THE FIRST SHADOW

Lauren Arney & Tricia Adele-Turner Will be appearing in Stranger Things The First Shadow at the Phoenix Theatre from 17 November

TREASON THE MUSICAL

Connor Jones will be appearing in the UK tour of Treason opening on the 25th October

ELF THE MUSICAL

Kim Ismay will be appearing as Debs and Rhys Batten will be appearing in the company of Elf The Musical at The Dominion Theatre from the 15th November for 8 Weeks only.

WICKED UK & IRELAND TOUR

Donna Berlin will be appearing as Madame Morrible in the 2024/25 UK & Ireland tour production of Wicked the musical.

MAMMA MIA!

Haydn Oakley is joining the West End cast of ‘Mamma Mia!’ as Sam at the Novello Theatre.

THE NUTCRACKER

Lukas Hunt will be appearing in Drew McOnie’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Southbank Centre with costume designs by Ryan Dawson Laight.

BOY OUT THE CITY

Directed and Co Created by Nancy Sullivan Boy Out The City is going to the Lyric Theatre 27 – 30th September

SHAKESPEARE’S R&J

Brayden Emmanuel will be appearing as Student 2/ Juliet in Reading Rep Theatre’s Production of Shakespeare’s R&J Running from 11 October until 4 November 2023

SUNSET BLVD

Kody Mortimer, Jon Tsouras & David Thaxton have been announced as part of the Jamie Lloyd Company’s production of Sunset Boulevard going to the Savoy Theatre Thu 21 Sep – Sat 6 Jan 2024

CREISIS

Wayne Cater recently wrapped on the role of Melvyn in Creisis. The show is being produced by Jon Williams for Boom Cymru to air next year on S4C.

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

Mark Evans is currently appearing as Robert in The Bridges of Madison County at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virgina. The show is running until 17 September.

THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO (WEST END)

Donna Berlin and Sara Crowe will be reprising their roles in The Way Old Friends Do in its West End transfer at the Criterion Theatre as Sally & Mrs Campbell from the 17th August until the 9th of September.

MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY

Emanuel Alba joins the cast of Mamma Mia The Party at the O2 appearing as Carlos from the 30th of August.

CORONATION STREET

Billy Boyle will be appear as Glyn in Coronation Street tonight on ITV and ITV Player

MATILDA

Jason Kajdi has been announced as part of the new international touring production of Matilda. The show runs until 20th May.

CASUALTY

Amy Robbins is appearing in Episode 40 of the current season of Casualty as Ella. You can watch it now on BBC Iplayer.

HAMNET

Ed Burnside will be the Associate Director for the RSC’s Hamnet going to the Garrick Theatre, London, from 30th September.

SINATRA

Frances Dee will be appearing as Judy Garland in Sinatra The Musical at the Birmingham Rep Theatre Sat 23 Sep–Sat 28 Oct 2023

MATILDA

Sean Lopeman has been announced as part of the new cast of Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre. Sean joins Amy-Ellen Richardson, who is appearing as Mrs Wormwood, and Aaron Jenkins in the company.

REBECCA THE MUSICAL

Sarah Harlington and Tarisha Rommick have been announced as part of the english language premier of Rebecca The Musical at the Charring Cross Theatre Opening 4th September.

EMMERDALE

Lin Blakley joins the cast of Emmerdale as ‘Georgia Sharma’ in episodes airing next week on ITV1 & ITVx. Lin is well known for her role on Albert Square as the much loved Pam Coker in Eastenders BBC ONE.

I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY

Emma Crossley has been announced as part of the cast of the brand new musical I Should Be So Lucky Opening at the Manchester Opera House 2nd November 2023 before touring across England.

BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL

Grace Swaby-Moore joins the cast of Back To The Future at the Adelphi Theatre along side Sia Dauda and Tavio Wright. The new cast shall be appearing on stage from 16 August

CALENDAR GIRLS

Amy Robbins has been announced as Chris in the UK Tour of Calendar Girls the musical. Opening at the Theatre Royal Windsor 30 August.

JERSEY BOYS

Andy Burke will be appearing as Gyp De Carlo in Jersey Boys at the Trafalgar Theatre from the 26th July

ELF

Kim Ismay will be appearing as Debs at the Dominion Theatre from 15th of November in Elf The Musical for a limited 8 week run.

CHRISTOPHER TIMOTHY

The brilliant Christopher Timothy can currently be heard voicing the popular Channel 5 series The Yorkshire Vet. Christopher’s recent work includes appearing as series regular ‘Ted Murray’ in Eastenders (BBC), ‘Dennis’ in British sitcom Kate & Koji (ITV) and ‘Ned Barnaby’ in Midsomer Murders (ITV).

CHANGELING THEATRE

Brayden Emmanuel has his opening night in William Shakespeare’s Love Labour’s Lost as Dumaine on the 30th August with Changeling Theatre at the Boughton Monchelsea Place; followed by the opening of The School For Scandal on the 1st of July as Mr Rowley. The Summer Open Air Season will run until the 20th August.

CHESTER MYSTERY PLAYS

John Young has directed this years production of Chester Mystery Plays. this community event occurs once every five year and is one of the largest community events in the UK featuring hundreds of enthusiasts of all ages. The show runs until 15th July.

THE BOOK THIEF

Mark Dugdale has been announced as part of the cast of the brand new musical The Book Thief going to the Belgrade Theatre from 11 September & the Leicester Curve from 29th September

Robin Hood The Legend. Re-Written

Sean Lopeman joins the company of Robin Hood at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre which opens tonight and is running until 22nd July

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Samuel Holmes began rehearsals this week as Co-Director for Shrek The Musical UK Tour opening at the theatre Royal Plymouth 21 July.

MRS DOUBTFIRE

Gabriel Vick Opens tonight in Mrs Doubtfire The Musical appearing as Mrs Doubtfire. The Show is running at the Sharftsbury Theatre until 13 January 2024

Him & Me

Michelle Andrews is in rehearsals for the Him & Me UK Tour opening at the Theatre Servern on 29 June

There She Goes

Nicole Deon Can be seen in the There She Goes Special on BBC@ & IPlayer tonight from 9pm

The Real and Imagined History Of The Elephant Man

Annabelle Davis has been announced as Miss Fordham/Ensemble in The Real and Imagined History Of The Elephant Man running 16 Sep – Sat 7 Oct

THE 39 STEPS

Gavin Lee Opens in The 39 Steps at the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago tonight appearing as Hannay

NEXT TO NORMAL

Ann Yee has been announced as the Movement Director & Choreographer for the UK premier of Next To Normal at the Donmar Warehouse from 12th August

La Cage Aux Folles

Nicole Deon will be appearing in Cast of La aux Folles as Ensemble/Cover Jacqueline at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre with the costumes being designed by Ryan Dawson Laight

The Phantom of The Opera

Ian Mowat has been announced as part of the Italian premiere of The Phantom Of The Opera appearing as Monsieur Firmin from July 4th

THE FULL MONTY

Catch Tupele Dorgu as Regular Character Yaz and Anna-Jane Casey as Cal’s Mum in the new TV version of the iconic film, The Full Monty – All Episodes Streaming now on Disney+

LORD OF THE RINGS THE MUSICAL

Aaron Sidwell Has been announced as Aragorn/Strider at The Watermill Theatre from the 25th July

THE BIG LITTLE THINGS

Alasdair Harvey will be appearing as ‘Andrew Fraser’ in The Big Little Things at SohoTheatre from 2nd September.

Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends

Gavin Lee and Damian Humbley will be appearing in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre from 16th September.

THE LAND OF MIGHT HAVE BEEN

Michela Meazza joins The Land of Might Have Been as Choreographer. This new musical is written by Michael Williams as part of the Buxton International Festival opening 7 July

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