Lucy Park has been cast in the role of Zhu Yingtai in the new musical Butterfly Lovers at The Tristan Bates Theatre.

Marrying Chinese aesthetic with classic western musical, Butterfly Lers is a new intercultural musical written and composed by Eole Bonnineau & Gianni Barros. The retelling of this tragic Chinese legend will reveal the doomed romance between Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai.

In ancient China, schools did not accept female students. Zhu dreams of getting an education and being a woman does not stop her. She defies the rules and disguises herself as a boy. At school, Zhu and Liang fall in love but this is when the struggles begin. The couple faces obstacles like Zhu’s disguised identity and their class differences, but love this time will overcome tradition …

https://www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-problem-with-fletcher-mott-butterfly-lovers


Marc Mackinnon will be appearing in Measure for Measure with Changeling Theatre Company at The Greenwich Theatre.

Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall
Vienna is rife with brothels, loose morality and ludicrous characters. The weak Duke goes undercover, leaving his strict deputy Angelo in charge to clean the city up. But when Angelo sentences young Claudio to death for sleeping with his wife to be, Claudio’s sister Isobel, a nun, pleads for his life. Angelo agrees to spare him, but the stakes are high and Isobel faces an impossible choice…

This bawdy and witty Shakespeare comedy has a storyline full of twists and turns as sin meets virtue and good battles against evil. Changeling’s Measure for Measure is inspired by the Moulin Rouge and the Burlesque.

Part of the Greenwich Performs Festival. Supported by the Peter Harris Trust.

https://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk/events/measure-measure


Tom Capper will be playing the role of Wallace Greenslade in the UK Tour of The Goon Show.

From the producers of the critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne comes another radio comedy classic live on stage.
In 1951 the landscape of British comedy changed dramatically when The Goon Show burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Home Service. Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and co. brought a brand of surreal chaotic humour unlike anything that had been heard before and revolutionised the way radio comedy was produced.
With its bizarre characters, fantastical plots and hilarious running jokes, The Goon Show captured the imagination of the British public and made household names of its three main stars, all of whom would go on to achieve fame across the globe. The show’s influence is still felt today with comedians like Eddie Izzard citing the show as a major influence.
Apollo Theatre Company and Spike Milligan Productions are proud to team up to celebrate Spike’s centenary year by bringing this timeless comedy classic to the stage in the first major theatrical production of the show in its illustrious history.

https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-goon-show/


Freya Alderson will be performing on The Ring Cycle (Gotterdammerung and Seigfried) at the Royal Opera House from September to November.

Four full cycles performed September–November 2018.

The 2018/19 Season opens with the second revival of The Royal Opera’s magnificent 2004–6 staging of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, in Keith Warner’s stunning production. Conducted by The Royal Opera’s Music Director, Antonio Pappano, it features a world-class, international cast including Nina Stemme, John Lundgren, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Sarah Connolly, Emily Magee, Stuart Skelton, Stefan Vinke, Ain Anger, Gerhard Siegel, Alan Oke and Stephen Milling.

http://www.roh.org.uk/about/the-ring


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