– The Weir, which previously sold out every night at the Donmar earlier this year, is to have a west end transfer. The play features Brian Cox, Dervla Kirwin and Ardal O’Hanlon and will open on the 22nd January 2014, running until 19th April. The Weir marks a welcome West End return for noted theatre director Josie Rourke.
– In our ever increasingly celebrity dependent society, it’s only fitting that a host of well-known faces will take turns to ‘play God’. Hugh Bonneville, Barbara Windsor, Simon Callow, Larry Lamb and Bradley Walsh will take it in turns to play a filmed version of God in Monty Python’s Spamalot. The show, written by former Python Eric Idle, will be changing slightly to raise money for several charities which include: Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre, Make A Wish Foundation, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Scene & Heard, Stage For Age and Keats Community Library.
– Gavin and Stacey’s Matthew Horne is to return to the West End alongside Hayley Atwell in The Pride, directed by Jamie Lloyd. The actor, who was last seen in the 2009 revival of Entertaining Mr Sloane, will lead the cast from 8th August where it will run to 9th November.
– A recent rumour doing the rounds is that Rupert Grint, well known for his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, is to make his West End debut in 2014. The actor, who’s set to follow his Harry Potter Co-Star Daniel Radcliffe by treading the boards, is said to be in talks to star alongside Ben Whishaw in Jez Butterworth’s Mojo.