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TIL XMAS 2017 Final

This Is London Christmas 2017

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34 Photo: Angela Sterling AN AMERICAN IN PARIS PLAYS FINAL WEEKS AT DOMINION The new musical, An American in Paris, was uniformly critically acclaimed when it opened earlier this year. Inspired by the Hollywood classic, it is now playing its final weeks at the Dominion Theatre. The London production of An American in Paris has been filmed for future release in cinemas, featuring the original cast led by Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope. Written by Craig Lucas, it features the timeless music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, including the songs I Got Rhythm, ‘S Wonderful, I’ll Build a Stairway To Paradise and They Can't Take That Away from Me, together with George Gershwin’s sweeping compositions including ‘Concerto in F’ and ‘An American in Paris’. An American in Paris premiered in 2014 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris to ecstatic reviews before transferring to the Palace Theatre on Broadway, where it received 12 Tony® nominations and won 4. Jerry Mulligan is an American GI pursuing his dream to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war. For tickets, telephone 0845 200 7982. Justine Mitchell and Sam Troughton in Beginning by David Eldridge. HOT TICKETS’ FOR 2018 AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE Following a sell-out run last year, Amadeus returns to the Olivier in 2018. Michael Longhurst’s acclaimed production of Peter Shaffer’s iconic play features live orchestral accompaniment by the Southbank Sinfonia. Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati reprise the roles of Mozart and Salieri. From 11 January. Having enjoyed a critically-acclaimed, sold-out run at the National Theatre, David Eldridge’s Beginning transfers to the Ambassadors Theatre from 15 January. Justine Mitchell and Sam Troughton reprise their highly praised roles in this season’s must-see hit, directed by Polly Findlay. William Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris with Rory Kinnear and Anne- Marie Duff as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth will preview from 26 February, with performances in repertory until 12 May. NT Live will broadcast the production worldwide to cinemas on 10 May. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time continues to tour the world, including Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore, and Angels in America transfers to the Neil Simon Theatre, Broadway from February for a strictly limited run. MISCHIEF MOVIE NIGHT Mischief Theatre, the award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, return to their comedy roots this Christmas with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage. The audience suggests a genre, location and title and Mischief Theatre’s improvisers bring the show to life, complete with rewinds, fast forwards, directors cuts and a live score. Starring them, directed by you, a guaranteed comedy blockbuster. Performances at the Arts Theatre from 13 December until 27 January. NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE ANNOUNCES A SPRING SEASON The UK’s leading youth arts organisation, The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) has announced a spring 2018 programme. Nessah Muthy’s award-nominated The Host, which follows the life of a Syrian refugee in the UK, will return in February following its acclaimed run at The Yard Theatre. For the first time, NYT will have a three-week engagement at Southwark Playhouse with Olivier Award nominee and NYT Alumni James Fritz’s (Parliament Square, Four Minutes Twelve Seconds) The Fall alongside Dennis Kelly’s DNA. www.nyt.org.uk Photo: Johan Persson. t h i s i s l o n d o n m a g a z i n e • t h i s i s l o n d o n o n l i n e

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