Sweat transfers For 50 Performance Only

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT by Lynn Nottage is transferring to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre from 7 June to 20 July, following a sold-out run at The Donmar Warehouse.

Based on interviews with residents of the rustbelt town of Reading, Pennsylvania, Nottage’s play examines the lives of factory workers facing de-industrialisation. As friendships strain under fear, anger and racial tensions, a devastating outcome awaits the divided community.

Directed by Bush Theatre Artistic Director and former Donmar Resident Assistant Director Lynette Linton, the production will once again be led by Martha Plimpton.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.donmarwarehouse.com/production/7065/sweat-at-the-gielgud-theatre/

Club Tropicana Is A Hit!

Take a trip back to the electric 80s and embark on a summer of love and smash-hit classics . Hair was big! Shoulders were padded! Mobiles weighed a tonne!

Our star cast is led by Joe McElderry (X Factor winner, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Neil McDermott (EastEnders, Eugenius!), Kate Robbins (Spitting Image, ITV’s The Imitation Game, Dinnerladies), Emily Tierney (Eugenius! Wicked, The Wizard of Oz); and former Sugababe star Amelle Berrabah, making her musical theatre debut.

Set to a soundtrack of some of the most iconic, chart-topping acts from the 80s, including ABC, Cyndi Lauper, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, a-ha, Culture Club, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, Bucks Fizz and Depeche Mode; experience their hits all performed live on stage, featuring: GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN, TAKE ON ME, JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH, OOPS UPSIDE YOUR HEAD, THE LOOK OF LOVE, MAKING YOUR MIND UP, RELAX, ISLANDS IN THE STREAM, SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY, DON’T GO, LA DOLCE VITA, SURPRISE, SURPRISE, CHURCH OF THE POISON MIND, FANTASY ISLAND, UP WHERE WE BELONG, I COULD BE SO GOOD FOR YOU, FANTASTIC DAY and many more!

Check out our first reviews from Bromley and Bradford:

http://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/arts#Tropicana–Saucier-Than-A-Bottle-of-Ketchup 

https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/17409888.joe-mcelderry-shines-in-lively-club-tropicana-show/

https://www.weekender.co.uk/articles/stage-and-screen/theatre/club-tropicana-gets-bromley-dancing/

ITV come down to interview the cast for their local news channels. Watch this great interview at https://youtu.be/2V-Dfq4Ar-w

Clive Owen West End Return

Clive Owen returns to the West End for the first time in 18 years to play the Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon in THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, in a new production directed by James Macdonald.

Golden Globe-winner Owen (Closer, Children of Men) will be joined by Lia Williams (The Crown, Mary Stuart) as Hannah Jelkes, Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) as Maxine Faulk and Julian Glover (Game of Thrones) as Nonno.

The Night Of The Iguana will be directed by James Macdonald, (whose West End credits include the acclaimed recent production of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, The Father and The Changing Room) and will be designed by Tony, Olivier and OBIE-award winning Rae Smith.

It will begin performances at the Noël Coward Theatre on Saturday 6 July (Press Night: Tuesday 16 July at 7:00pm) and play a strictly limited 12-week season.

Tickets are available at www.iguanawestend.com

In the strange limbo of 1940, on a dilapidated hotel verandah perched high in a rainforest above the west coast of Mexico, a group of lost souls collide – a defrocked priest turned tourist guide, the grieving widow who runs the hotel, a family of jubilant Nazis… and an itinerant portrait artist with her 97 year old poet grandfather. The result is an epic battle between flesh and spirit, captivity and freedom, art and faith – heightened by the arrival of a tropical rain-storm.

Further casting to be announced.

The Night Of The Iguana is produced by David Richenthal, Fiery Angel, Gavin Kalin and David M. Milch.

Matthew Broderick West End Debut

Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick – renowned for roles including Ferris Bueller in the iconic movie and Leo Bloom in The Producers – is to make his West End debut in in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, the Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea.

The production, directed by Sam Yates (Glengarry Glen Ross), also stars Elizabeth McGovern, known to millions for her portrayal of Lady Cora in the multi award-winning drama series Downton Abbey. The Starry Messenger will begin performances at theWyndham’s Theatre on Thursday 16 May (Press Night: Wednesday 29 May at 7:00pm) and play a strictly limited 13-week season.

In the vastness of the universe are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky?

Mark Williams is lost. An astronomer at New York City’s Planetarium, he feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or even to his wife, Anne. Mark doesn’t believe in fate or divine intervention, but the universe has other ideas.

After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, the stars appear to have aligned. But when a catastrophic event rips through their lives, Mark is forced to re-evaluate his life, his faith and his place in the universe itself.

This bittersweet, comic drama is an unblinking exploration of love, hope and understanding our place in the universe, by one of the most celebrated writers working today.

Further casting to be announced.

The Miser West End

Actor, writer, presenter, comedian and two-time Olivier award-winner Griff Rhys Jones returns to the West End alongside BAFTA and British Comedy Award winning comedian Lee Mack, who is making his West End debut. They are joined by Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey, Bad Education).

Fanatical about protecting his wealth, the paranoid Harpagon suspects all of trying to flinch his fortune and will go to any length to protect it. As true feelings and identities are revealed will Harpagon allow his children to follow their heart, or will his love of gold prove all-consuming? Passion and purse strings go head to head in this hilarious new adaptation by Sean Foley and Phil Porter of Moliere’s classic comedy, opening at the Garrick Theatre on 1 March 2017.

This major revival is directed by Sean Foley (The Painkiller, The Ladykillers, Jeeves and Wooster). Book now to be among the very first to see this major revival.

Get in touch today for information on investing in The Miser.

Buried Child West End

Gavin Kalin Productions is proud to work with Ambassador Theatre Group in bringing Buried Child to the West End.

An absorbing and effecting night of true theatrical drama performed by the finest ensemble cast on the West End stage. Westworld star and Hollywood legend Ed Harris stars in the universally acclaimed and completely unmissable Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘masterwork’ (New York Times), Buried Child by Sam Shepard.

‘Harris gives a masterclass performance, worth the ticket alone’ (The Arts Desk)

Described as ‘Harold Pinter meets Eugene O’Neill – a great family drama with a bitumen black heart’ (Whatsonstage) and ‘wickedly funny, full of rich black humour’(London Theatre), Buried Child is set in rural America as it reels from a recession and political unrest. The similarities between then and now are strikingly compelling with the Financial Times stating, ‘Sam Shepard’s ripe slice of American gothic with its deeply dysfunctional family symbolic of a divided and disillusioned America’.

The superlative cast includes Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominated Amy Madigan ‘Frighteningly realistic as a woman who has no idea that she is drowning not waving’ (The Times). Making their West End debuts are ‘impressive’ (Financial Times) Jeremy Irvine (Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good and forthcoming films Fallen, Billionaire Boys Club, and This Beautiful Fantastic) and Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones, Allied) who is a ‘revelation’ (Metro).

Impossible Singapore

Gavin Kalin Productions is thrilled to announce a partnership with AC Music Entertainment to bring Impossible to Asia. The production will open in Singapore in March 2017.

Having premiered in London’s West End in 2015, Impossible has gone on to dazzle audience members and critics alike with its fusion of grand illusion, close magic tricks, death defying stunts and technical wizardry. Not content with being the most astounding magic show in the UK, Impossible launched a world tour in 2016.

September 2016 saw Impossible debut in the United Arab Emirates at the Dubai Opera (the first purpose-built, world-class multi-format performing arts theatre in Downtown Dubai) where the production broke all box office records.

Be sure catch the magic spectacular from 10th to 19th March 2017, at the Kallang Theatre, before it continues to tour throughout Asia. Tickets are released soon.

Let the magic begin!

The Dresser West End

The Dresser West End

The Dresser opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre in October 2016 after a four week initial UK short tour.

Starring two of the UK’s best loved actors, Olivier award winner Ken Stott as Sir and the creator of the hit sketch show the League of Gentleman Reece Shearsmith will play Norman. The Dresser will be directed by the multi-award winning Sean Foley.

Both hilarious and poignant, The Dresser explores the relationship between two men who are reluctantly and inevitably co-dependent. As World War II rages, backstage in a provincial English Theatre, an aging, once famous classical actor is troubled. Sir, the last in a dying breed of great English Shakespearean actors, is unwilling to take to the stage to deliver his renowned portrayal of King Lear. It falls to his faithful dresser Norman to rouse another great performance from him, to keep both the show and its star from falling apart.

Gavin Kalin Productions are proud to be part of the producing team bringing this fantastic play back to the UK.

Impossible returns to the West End

Impossible West End

IMPOSSIBLE returns to the West End for 60 performances this summer.

The show, which features the world’s greatest illusionists including new cast members Josephine Lee, Sabine Van Diemen and Magical Bones, will begin performances at the Noël Coward Theatre on Friday 8 July and run through to Saturday 27 August (Press Night: Wednesday 13 July at 7:00pm).

Fusing death-defying stunts, technological trickery, grand stage illusions and close-up magic in a fast-paced breath-taking performance, IMPOSSIBLE reinvents the biggest illusions in history in the greatest magic show on earth.

Audiences should prepare to be mesmerized and baffled as IMPOSSIBLE brings together world-class performers showing off a stunning range of magical artistry.

For more information and to view video footage, please visit the official website www.ImpossibleLive.com

This House West End Transfer

This House

Gavin Kalin Productions are proud to announce  James Graham’s critically acclaimed political drama This House will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre. Having originally played two sell-out seasons at the National Theatre, and again directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin, This House opens for previews on 19 November, with a press night on Wednesday 30 November 2016.

★★★★★ ‘Ferociously witty and permeated by a deep sense of the tragi-comic nature of all political systems.’ Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ ‘A landslide success.’ Evening Standard

1974. The UK faces economic crisis and a hung parliament. In a culture hostile to cooperation, it’s a period when votes are won or lost by one, when there are fist fights in the bars and when sick MPs are carried through the lobby to register their vote. It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and the building creaks under idiosyncrasies and arcane traditions.

Set in the engine rooms of Westminster, James Graham’s This House strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes: the whips who roll up their sleeves and on occasion bend the rules to shepherd and coerce a diverse chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

Investment is expected to go fast. Contact us today for further information.