FILMING HAS BEGUN ON VANITY FAIR WITH OLIVIA COOKE

The first images have been revealed from the set of ITV’s VANITY FAIR starring Olivia Cooke.
Olivia leads the cast as ‘Becky Sharp’ in the adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s VANITY FAIR. She is being joined by a star-studded cast, including Tom Bateman (Murder On The Orient Express) as ‘Captain Rawdon Crawley’ and Charlie Rowe (Salvation) as ‘George Osborne’.
Filming started in Budapest, with the shoot then continuing in locations in and around London.
Gwyneth Hughes’ adaptation of Thackeray’s literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows modern heroine Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of “villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing”, takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.

SURANNE JONES TO STAR IN THE WEST END’S FROZEN

Suranne Jones will star in a new West End production of the Tony-nominated play FROZEN by Bryony Lavery.

The psychological thriller is being directed by Jonathan Munby and will also star Jason Watkins and Nina Sosanya.  There will be a strictly limited twelve-week run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 9 February 2018.

The psychological thriller, which was nominated for four Tony Awards upon its initial run, is about a mother whose child goes missing.

A play tells the story of a mother whose child goes missing. It explores the interwoven lives of three strangers as they try to make sense of the unimaginable.

FAT FRIENDS – THE MUSICAL ANNOUNCES CAST

Clients Chlöe Hart and Ellie Leah will be joining the all-star cast of Kay Mellor’s FAT FRIENDS – THE MUSICAL with Nicholas Lloyd Webber penning the music and Brette Gerecke designing.

Fat Friends, the award winning TV drama has been adapted for the stage by its creator and one of the UK’s most prolific writers, Kay Mellor, whose extensive television credits include hit series of Band of Gold, The Chase, The Syndicate, In the Club and whose stage credits include A Passionate Woman.

It will open at Leeds Grand Theatre in November ahead of an extensive UK tour, visiting Bromley, Newcastle, Hull, Southampton, Sheffield, Southend, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Dartford, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast, Bradford, Aberdeen and Blackpool.