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Full casting announced for The Cherry Orchard at Bristol Old Vic and Manchester’s Royal Exchange

The Cherry Orchard

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for Michael Boyd’s much anticipated production of The Cherry Orchard, which runs at Bristol Old Vic from March 1 to April 7, and Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre from April 19 to May 19, 2018.

Rory Mullarkey’s brand-new translation will be directed by Michael Boyd, celebrated former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Having studied Russian and trained as a director in Moscow, he will be directing Chekhov – the literary love of his life – for the first time.

Chekhov’s final masterpiece is full of wild humour and piercing sadness in this fresh, funny and honest new translation. A portrait of changing times, it maps the bittersweet tensions between the desperate longing to hold onto what is familiar, and the restless lure of the new. Revolution hangs in the air, the poor and hungry are pushing at the doors, and a civilised and complacent culture is on the brink of collapse…

Leading the ensemble will be Kirsty Bushell and Jude Owusu.

Kirsty Bushell plays Ranyevskaya, a woman whose liberal world of privilege and pleasure is beginning to show cracks while she and her family live on in denial. Bushell was recently seen on television in BBC’s Motherland, but it is on stage where she has earned her renowned reputation.

Her career is one of dynamic variety, spanning roles from Olivia in the RSC’s Twelfth Night and Juliet for Shakespeare’s Globe to Vittoria in The White Devil (RSC), the title role in Hedda Gabler, and the recent “pitch-perfect” Regan opposite Ian McKellan’s King Lear. Her career also spans new works such as the recent Boys will Be Boys (Headlong/Bush), Torn (Royal Court) and Disgraced (The Bush). She regularly works with some of the leading directors in the world, including Ivo Van Hove, Michael Grandage and Maria Aberg, appearing regularly with the RSC, National Theatre and Royal Court.

Jude Owusu plays the successful businessman Lopakhin, who has loved Ranyevskaya since childhood and now hopes to be her salvation. Owusu’s recent theatre work includes A Tale of Two Cities (Regent’s Park), Gregory Doran’s Julius Caesar, Tim Crouch’s I, Cinna (both RSC/West End) and The Comedy of Errors (National Theatre). His television work includes the acclaimed The Hollow Crown series for BBC.

They will be joined by Simon Coates as Ranyevskaya’s well-intentioned but delusional brother Gayev, Togo Igawa as Gayev’s elderly servant Firs, Julius D’Silva as landowner Pischik, Éva Magyar as Charlotta, Jack Monaghan as the clerk Yepikhodov, Emma Naomi as the family’s maid Dunyasha and Enyi Okoronkwo as the eternal student Trofimov.

Completing the cast will be Verity Blyth as Ranyevskaya’s daughter Anya, Rosy McEwan as Varya, Hayden Mclean as Yasha, Joseph Hardy and Harry Humberstone.

The Cherry Orchard will be designed by Tom Piper.

Mental health in millenials is examined in Breathe at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING readings at the Young Vic and scratch night performances at the Bread and Roses, new play Breathe will be staged in a full production at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre – on February 1 and February 2, 2018.

The play tackles the thorny issue of mental health amongst millenials trying to make their way in life.

Breathe pans across the struggles of four housemates living in London trying to successfully accomplish their dreams. Personal secrets, fears and dreams emerge as their lives intertwine, revealing the importance of human connection and friendship in the face of anxiety and depression. Will they choose security or transform their fears into fuel to conquer their dreams?

Writer and director Lucrezia Pollice is a freelance theatre and film director and producer based in London. After training as an actor at the famous Italian drama school Paolo Grassi Academy and the RADA foundation course at CSVPA, Lucrezia Pollice graduated with a First Honours Degree from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education – focusing her degree on Directing, Producing and Playwrighting.

She recently produced and directed the critically acclaimed short documentary IDENTITY, which premiered at the United Nations WTP Film Festival at the BFI Southbank. She will soon be producing and directing a documentary short film for Westminster Council.

Producer Aretusa Campagnolo worked as an assistant producer for MDA Contemporary Dance Company and as an executive producer for RedWedge Srl, a film production company based in Rome. She moved to the UK to undertake a Master’s degree in Culture, Policy and Management at City University of London, where she graduated in October 2017. Prior to moving into assisting in producing Metal Rabbit Productions in 2017, she interned as a Company Administrator for circus company Gandini Juggling.

Tickets: £12.50, £10 concessions – available online at www.seetickets.com/tour/breathe.

Time: 7.30pm.

Running Time: 60 minutes.

Kinky Boots celebrates its 1000th performance

Theatre news

KINKY Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, today (January 15, 2018) celebrates its 1000th performance and has now received its 1,000,000th customer at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre.

The production has also announced the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Kinky Boots has won three Olivier Awards – for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Actor in a Musical for Matt Henry who previously played Lola. Kinky Boots also won the London Evening Standard BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical as well as three WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical and Best Choreography.

With a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles), and songs by Grammy and Tony Award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes audiences from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price (David Hunter) is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola (Simon-Anthony Rhoden), a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

Kinky Boots is directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray).

Stuffed - Jack Studio Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

RED Squash Theatre is presenting Stuffed at the Jack Studio Theatre. Written by Lucy Joy Russell and Holly McFarlane, it runs from Tuesday, March 6 to Saturday, March 17, 2018.

Do you know what I think the secret to getting pregnant is, Kim? Being happy. Every time I’ve got pregnant I’ve just felt…unbelievably happy.

Kim and Jack are trying for a baby. Trying pretty hard. Their friends are having kids left, right and centre. A small army of doctors offer well-meaning advice but no actual answers. And nobody’s getting any younger…

But the further they go, the more they start to wonder, what is this all for?

Stuffed is a brand new comedy about friendship, fertility and the choices we make.

One in seven couples in the UK has difficultly conceiving a baby, and on average 75% of IVF cycles will fail. Stuffed, based on personal experience, is the story of a couple who go through the process, and how they come out the other side.

Rory Fairbain directs a cast that includes Faye Maughan, Ben Scheck, Dorothy Cotter, Alexander Tol, Holly McFarlane and Rory Fairbairn.

Stuffed is suitable for ages 14+.

Tickets: £15, £12 concessions – available from the box office on 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee for phone bookings only) or online at www.brockleyjack.co.uk/.

Time: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm.

Also at the Jack Studio Theatre: an all-female production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest (February 13 to March 3, 2018).

A collection of short plays by "French Noel Coward", Sacha Guitry, at the Drayton Arms

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING sell-out shows in London, Paris and Beijing, director Marianne Badrichani and actress Edith Vernes reunite for a world premiere, a new devised show that includes various short plays by eminent French playwright Sacha Guitry on the 60th anniversary of his death.

Performed in French with English surtitles, Sacha Guitry – My Daughter and I (Sacha Guitry – Ma Fille et Moi) celebrates his undying admiration for women and his particular talent for mixing reality and fiction. It runs at the Drayton Arms Theatre from January 16 to February 3, 2018.

One evening in her dressing room, a distinguished actress talks her daughter through her memories and her tempestuous relationships with partner in crime and playwright Sacha Guitry. It is a kaleidoscope of theatrical adventures and misadventures – or a lesson on how to make a permanent coup de theatre of your life.

Sacha Guitry was also an actor, often in man-about-town roles, which he often wrote himself. He became a star of French speaking cinema, making over 80 films during his long career, including classics such as Le Roman d’Un Tricheur, Si Versailles m’etait conté and Les Perles de la Couronne. He is often described as a “French Noel Coward”.

Edith Vernes and Marianne Badrichani collaborated on previous productions in London including Trois Ruptures/Three Splits by Rémi De Vos, which toured to Beijing, and Ionesco/Dinner at the Smiths, which toured to Paris.

Adapted by Edith Vernes and Marianne Badrichani and translated by Chris Campbell, Sacha Guitry – My Daughter and I is directed by Marianne Badrichani, with set and costume design by Lydie Drouillet, lighting by Jean-Luc Chanonat and sound by Lex Kosanke. Executive producer is Nathalie Berrebi.

Tickets: £22, £18 concessions – available online at www.thedraytonarmstheatre.co.uk/.

Time: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm.

Running Time: 80 minutes.

Drayton Arms Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Road, London, SW50LJ

Flamenco Festival London 2018: Women and Creation - Sadler's Wells

Flamenco Festival

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE annual Flamenco Festival marks its 15th anniversary at Sadler’s Wells from Wednesday, February 14 to Sunday, February 25, 2018.

With performances from some of the world’s finest flamenco dancers and musicians, this year’s festival searches beyond the classical images of the flamenco dancer to rediscover forgotten spirits, reclaim women’s stories and unearth the true characters behind the dramatic façade.

A revered singer, two rising stars and a former principal dancer come together to present the Flamenco Festival’s opening show: Tempo of Light. Traditional flamenco singer Carmen Linares performs with Arcángel, Marina Heredia and former principal dancer of Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, Ana Morales, to portray the passion that underpins this time-honoured art form, from its gypsy roots through to its modern innovations.

María Pagés Compañía presents Yo Carmen from Thursday, February 15 to Saturday, February 17. In a revealing expression of feminine soul, Yo Carmen confronts the myths surrounding Prosper Mérimée’s infamous femme fatale in search of the true woman beneath. Delving into the feelings of real women, Pagés and 14 flamenco artists serve as the voice of all women.

On Sunday, February 18, dramatist Pedro G. Romero and flamenco dancers Ursula López, Tamara López and Leonor Leal present Painter and Flamenco: J.R.T. Drawing inspiration from the Symbolist artist Julio Romero de Torres, this hypnotizing performance aims to break clichés and disarm the representations of the archetypal ‘Spanish Woman’ that famously feature in his work.

Considered a genius of his generation, Israel Galván returns to Sadler’s Wells on Tuesday, February 20 in collaboration with Isabel Bayón Compañía. In Dju-Dju, classical dancer Isabel Bayón reinvents herself, exploring the demons and superstitions of the flamenco world, alongside dancers Alicia Márquez and Nieves Casablanca, directed by Galván.

Legendary flamenco artist La Chana makes a rare appearance at this year’s Gala Flamenca, running from Wednesday, February 21 to Friday, February 23. Her amazing story is testament to the strength and passion of this art form, providing hope and encouragement to young women globally. Four champions of flamenco puro, Ángel Rojas, Antonio Canales, El Farru, Gema Moneo, come together to celebrate her inspiring story of survival and empowerment.

La Chana will also be celebrated with a screening of the acclaimed 2016 documentary film La Chana, which looks at her life and career, in the Lilian Baylis Studio on Saturday, February 24.

For the penultimate show on Saturday, February 24, Jesús Carmona and his dance company pioneer a flamenco evolution. With flawless footwork and ballet-infused moves, Ímpetus is an irresistible interpretation of famous scores from some of Spain’s most beloved composers.

Closing this year’s festival, on Sunday, February 25, Compañía Rafaela Carrasco presents Born a Shadow. Inspired by the hidden voices of Teresa de Jesus, María de Zayas, María Calderón and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the show weaves flamenco rhythms and spoken word to break their silence and uncover the secrets of the Spanish Golden Age.

Women’s stories and artistry are also at the fore of an accompanying programme of performances in the Lilian Baylis Studio beginning on February 23 with Ana Morales with Guillermo Weickert who will present the results of a ten-day residency entitled Sharing of Songs for the Silence. Later that evening in Entre Primas, musicians Antonia Jiménez, Alicia Morales and Nasrine Rahmani will perform original compositions celebrating the achievements of female flamenco artists.

Forgotten women poets of the 1920s are rediscovered by soulful vocalist Angelita Montoya in Versos Olvidados on February 24. Finally, Alba Molina (daughter of popular 1970s flamenco artists Lole y Manuel) will perform in concert with producer, composer and guitarist Rycardo Moreno (February 24) blending flamenco with hip hop, Brazilian and pop rock styles.

For more information and to book tickets, call 020 7863 8000 or visit www.sadlerswells.com/.

The Ferryman - production images released of new cast

Current cast of The Ferryman. Photo credit: Johan Persson.

Casting news

IMAGES have been released for Jez Butterworth’s award-winning hit play The Ferryman as the new cast begin performances at the Gielgud Theatre. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: New casting has been announced for Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, which is booking at the Gielgud Theatre until May 19, 2018.

Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera, The Light Princess and London Road, National Theatre) will play Caitlin Carney, Owen McDonnell (Single-Handed, RTÉ/ITV; Paula, BBC) will play Quinn Carney and Justin Edwards (The Thick of It, BBC; The Man Who Invented Christmas; The Death Of Stalin) will play Tom Kettle.

Also joining the company will be Stella McCusker (as Aunt Maggie Far Away), Siân Thomas (Aunt Pat), Declan Conlon (Muldoon), Dean Ashton (Frank Magennis), Terence Keeley (Diarmaid Corcoran), Sean Delaney (Michael Carney), Francis Mezza (Shane Corcoran), Kevin Creedon (JJ Carney), Laurie Kynaston (Oisin Carney) and Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Shena Carney).

Catherine McCormack will continue in her role as Mary Carney, as will Charles Dale as Father Horrigan, Mark Lambert as Uncle Pat and Glenn Speers as Lawrence Malone. As previously, the full company comprises 37 performers: 17 main adults, 7 covers, 12 children on rota and 1 baby.

The new company will give its first performance on January 8, 2018.

Set in rural Derry in 1981, The Ferryman finds the Carney farmhouse a hive of activity with preparations under way for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.

The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, has been nominated for four honours at this year’s Evening Standard Awards including Best New Play, Best Director for Sam Mendes, Best Actress for Laura Donnelly and the Emerging Talent Award for Tom Glynn-Carney.

Age Guidance: 14+. Contains strong language.

Image: Current cast of The Ferryman. Photo credit: Johan Persson.

Read more about The Ferryman.

Cardboard Citizens revives Cathy at Soho Theatre and on tour

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AWARD-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has announced that it will revive its critically acclaimed production of Cathy at Soho Theatre for three weeks from March 27 to April 14, 2018, alongside other UK dates this spring.

The tour will culminate in a one week run at London’s Albany Theatre from May 1 to May 5. The Soho Theatre run will give audiences the first chance to see the play as a stand-alone piece with the remaining dates offering an interactive forum.

Inspired by Ken Loach and Jeremy Sandford’s ground-breaking film Cathy Come Home, the production continues Cardboard Citizens’ exploration of the state of housing and homelessness.

This powerful and emotive play, by award-winning playwright Ali Taylor (Goth Weekend, Cotton Wool, OVERSPILL) and directed by Cardboard Citizens’ Artistic Director Adrian Jackson, imagines a Cathy for the modern age.

Based on true stories, the timely drama explores the impact of spiralling social housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of forced relocation through the compelling story of one family. Its story has proved so pertinent, the production was invited to play at both the House of Lords and as part of the Labour Party Conference.

Adrian Jackson, Cardboard Citizens’ Artistic Director, said: “Cathy speaks to an issue which just becomes more and more urgent – with rental costs way beyond many people’s reach and still far too little social housing available, where will we live? I am glad London audiences will have another chance to see the play and I hope it will contribute to the debate about how we will solve our housing crisis.”

David Morrissey, Cardboard Citizens’ Ambassador, said: “I have had the pleasure of watching performances by Cardboard Citizens and the quality of the work is outstanding. This is theatre that can really change minds and I’m thrilled that more audiences in London and across the UK will have the chance to see Cathy; a show that has the potential to make a huge difference.”

The original cast reprising their roles will be: Alex Jones, Amy Loughton, Cathy Owen (as Cathy) and Hayley Wareham.

Cathy first premiered in October 2016 at London’s Pleasance Theatre before visiting theatres, prisons and hostels around the UK. The hugely successful £1 ticket initiative offered vulnerable and homeless people an accessible way to experience the piece with almost 20% of audience members homeless or at risk. Most recently, the production had an acclaimed five star run at Edinburgh Festival 2017 where it was seen by over 2000 people.

The production has been researched with the support of housing and homelessness charity Shelter. Soho Theatre will offer audiences the chance to see the play as a stand-alone piece. Each performance during the rest of the tour will include an interactive style debate in classic Forum Theatre style.

Forum Theatre is a style of theatre that empowers the audience to change the outcome and have their say on one of society’s most topical subjects today meaning every performance will be a completely unique experience. The audience will be encouraged to suggest different actions and outcomes for the narrative, helping to actively engage with the issues that the play presents and change the course of the central characters’ lives.

Audience members can be as involved as they decide, whether choosing to get up on stage and act themselves or just sit back and watch as the story is rewritten in front of their eyes.

This revival celebrates the success of the audience’s interaction to date: Last year Cardboard Citizens presented the most popular audience suggestions for laws to change the UK’s current housing crisis to Members of Parliament during a special performance at the House of Lords.

The show will also play in Cornwall, Cardiff, Swansea, Milford Haven and Aberystwyth, with further tour dates to be announced. Tickets for Albany Theatre and The Welfare are now on sale, tickets for Soho Theatre will go on sale to friends on Monday, January 15 and on general sale on Wednesday, January 17 with remaining dates on sale late January.

As with all Cardboard Citizens productions, a proportion of tickets for all venue dates will be made available to people with experience of homelessness at £1.

To book tickets for Soho Theatre, call 020 7478 0100 or visit sohotheatre.com/ and for The Albany call 020 8692 4446 or visit albanytheatre.co.uk/.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie extends booking period

Theatre news

DIRECTED by Jonathan Butterell and written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has extended its run at the Apollo Theatre until Saturday, October 6, 2018.

As well as winning two UK Theatre Awards, the production has now been nominated for four What’s On Stage Awards: Best Actor in a Musical for John McCrea, Best Actress in a Musical for Josie Walker, Best
Supporting Actress in a Musical for Lucie Shorthouse and Best New Musical. The winners will be announced on February 25, 2018.

To watch trailer, click here and to listen to the music, click here.

Previously Posted: With the first performance at the Apollo Theatre on Monday, November 6, 2017, Sheffield Theatres’ production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has won two UK Theatre Awards – Best Musical Production and Best Performance in a Musical for John McCrea.

The shortlist for Best Musical Production included Caroline, or Change, a Chichester Festival Theatre production and Sweet Charity, a Royal Exchange Theatre production.

And for Best Performance in a Musical, nominees included Kaisa Hammarlund for Sweet Charity at the Royal Exchange Theatre; Louis Maskell for The Grinning Man at Bristol Old Vic; and Sharon D Clarke for Caroline, or Change at Chichester Festival Theatre.

The Awards were presented at London’s historic Guildhall on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

On Thursday, October 12, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie also won the Attitude Magazine Culture Award, following last year’s winner director John Tiffany for Harry Potter and Cursed Child and The Glass Menagerie.

And on Sunday, September 10 at the Stage Debut Awards, Dan Gillespie Sells won Best Composer for his catchy score.

Producer Nica Burns said:

“It is fantastic that this new, exciting British Theatre musical team of Dan Gillespie Sells, Tom MacRae and Jonathan Butterell – are being recognised, as is leading performer, John McCrea. John is an incredible discovery hailed by musical theatre star Michael Ball as “exceptional “. This musical is a heartwarming story of a real life mother and son who together were able to realise their dreams. This is truly a musical for today and for everyone.”

Read more about Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Image: The writing team and director with leading man John McCrea winning the Best Musical Production Award. Photo by Pamela Raith.

A Passage To India - Park Theatre

A Passage to India

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India vividly re-imagined by award-winning ensemble simple8, in a co-production with Royal & Derngate, Northampton, runs at Park Theatre from February 20 to March 24, 2018.

How can we love each other in a world divided by race, power and religion?

This question at the heart of A Passage to India challenges us today just as it did a hundred years ago. With their new adaptation of Forster’s masterpiece and a diverse company of fourteen, simple8 finds in the past a mirror for our own divided times, carefully re-imagining this ground-breaking novel for contemporary Britain.

Multi-award-winning simple8 create worlds out of nothing. Rooted in “poor theatre”, this ensemble company creates all atmosphere and setting without extravagant costumes, scenery, props or recorded sound, producing dynamic plays that tackle big ideas.

This new approach to Forster’s masterpiece will transport their audience to British India, conjuring up its elephants and trains, courthouses and temples – and the mysterious Marabar Caves – with the simplest of means.

Delighting in spectacle but dispensing with nostalgia and clutter, the production focuses instead on the novel’s beating heart. A Passage to India argues that friendship in a world divided is not possible “yet”; the natural question for us today is: “Is it possible now?”

simple8 seek to address this question in the form of the production itself, the entire spectacle providing a powerful image of different people working together to tell a story, using nothing but their shared imagination.

A Passage to India is adapted and co-directed by Simon Dormandy, whose recent directing work includes co-directing his own adaptation of the Coen Brothers’ film The Hudsucker Proxy (Nuffield, Southampton/Liverpool Playhouse), and directing Julius Caesar (Bristol Old Vic), Luce (Southwark Playhouse) and Waiting for Godot (Arcola Theatre).

Original music is composed and performed live by Kuljit Bhamra MBE, one of the most prolific musicians, composers and producers on the British Asian music scene, having composed and produced over 2000 songs and worked on film scores including A Winter of Love and Bend it Like Beckham. On stage, he has appeared in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams (Apollo Victoria Theatre) and Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre) which he also co-orchestrated.

The cast features Liz Crowther (The Witch of Edmonton, RSC) as Mrs Moore/Ralph, Matthew Douglas (An Inspector Calls, West End) as Callendar, Christopher Doyle (The Playboy of the Western World, Old Vic) as McBryde, Hannah Emanuel (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Arcola Theatre) as Mrs Callendar/Stella, Tibu Fortes (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Globe Theatre) as Hamidullah, Richard Goulding (King Charles III, Almeida/West End/Broadway) as Fielding, Nigel Hastings (Henry VI, Globe Theatre) as Turton, Asif Khan (Handbagged, UK Tour) as Aziz, Edward Killingback (Hay Fever, West End) as Ronny, Ranjit Krishnamma (Behind the Beautiful Forevers, National Theatre) as Godbole/Das, Phoebe Pryce (The Tempest, Globe Theatre) as Adela and Maanuv Thiara (Hamlet, Harold Pinter Theatre) as Mahmoud Ali.

Music is performed live by Kuljit Bhamra MBE and Asha McCarthy.

A Passage to India is co-directed by Simon Dormandy and Sebastian Armesto, who has co-directed and co-written all of simple8’s productions to date. The production is designed by Dora Schweitzer, with lighting design by Prema Mehta.

A Passage to India is suitable for ages 7+.

Tickets: Previews £18.50, Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday matinees Standard £20 – £29.50, Concessions £18.50 – £22, Child £15, Young Patrons £10 (February 20 – 27). To book, call the box office on 020 7870 6876 or visit www.parktheatre.co.uk/.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7.45pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3.15pm.

Read more about Park Theatre’s new season.