City Of Angels
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The Donmar Warehouse's Olivier Award-winning production of CITY OF ANGELS hits the West End!
A screenwriter with a movie to finish.
A private eye with a case to crack.
But nothing's black and white when a dame is involved.
And does anyone stick to the script in this city?
This is Tinseltown. You gotta ask yourself: what's real...and what's reel...

Josie Rourke's "ingenious, stupendous revival" (The Telegraph) premiered in 2014, when it was hailed as "a blissful evening" (The Stage) that's "smart, seductive and very funny" (Evening Standard). With a swinging score by Cy Coleman and David Zippel and a brilliantly witty book by Larry Gelbart, CITY OF ANGELS is a musical love letter to the glamorous world of old Hollywood and film noir.

The West End production will star Hadley Fraser, Theo James, Rosalie Craig, Rebecca Trehearn, Jonathan Slinger with Nicola Roberts and Vanessa Williams.
★★★★★
"Ingenious, delightful and frothing with wit. A stupendous revival."
The Daily Telegraph

★★★★★
"dazzling, thrilling and sizzlingly sexy."
The Arts Desk

★★★★★
"This heavenly musical is easily the punchiest, most intelligent in town. A blissful evening"
The Stage

★★★★
"clever, gloriously stylish and elegant revival"
"a smart, seductive and very funny show"
Evening Standard

★★★★
"Josie Rourke's dazzling revival... a jazzy delectably tart take on film noir and Tinseltown"
Independent

★★★★
"Rosalie Craig is probably the best musical theatre actor of her generation"
Time Out

"Looks like a dream...practically every other line cracks a laugh"
Variety
DIVERGENT STAR THEO JAMES AND RSC ACTOR JONATHAN SLINGER COMPLETE THE CAST OF CITY OF ANGELS (17 DECENBER 2019)

City of Angels, the Olivier Award winning production directed by Josie Rourke, is pleased to announce that award winning Hollywood actor, Theo James, best known for playing Four in Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant, will be joining the cast as Stone and stage actor Jonathan Slinger (various roles at the RSC and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Buddy / Irwin.

Theo and Jonathan will join the already announced Hadley Fraser (Les Miserables, Young Frankenstein), Rosalie Craig (Company), Rebecca Trehearn (Show Boat) and BRIT Award winner Nicola Roberts (Girls Aloud) making her stage debut with Emmy and Grammy Award nominee Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives), making her West End debut.

Josie Rourke, Director of City of Angels said: "I'm thrilled that two more phenomenal actors have joined this wonderful company. I knew Theo was a terrific actor, but I had no idea he was also in possession of such an exceptional singing voice. He and Hadley Fraser will be dynamite playing opposite each other.

Jonathan Slinger is one of our finest actors, and I'm so happy to be working with him at long last. I think he will bring a magnetic danger to the role of this Hollywood Mephistopheles, Buddy Fiddler."

Nica Burns, Producer of City of Angels said: "This superb cast lead by seven outstanding artists, will sizzle in this classy, exciting, multi-award winning musical. Josie Rourke's wonderful production of City of Angels will fly even higher at the Garrick. We are so excited."

Theo James said: "I'm extremely excited to be a part of Josie Rourke's City of Angels. I'm a massive fan of hers and of Cy Coleman's music and can't wait to bring it alive in the West End."

Jonathan Slinger said: "I am hugely excited to get working on this wonderful piece of work with such a great team."

Theo James (Stone). Theatre credits include: Sex with Strangers (Hampstead Theatre); Closer (Nottingham New Theatre). Television credits include: Dark Crystal; Sanditon; Castlevania; Golden Boy; Case Sensitive; Room at the Top; Bedlam for which he won Best Actor at the Salento Film Festival; Downton Abbey; A Passionate Woman; Red Tails. Film credits include: Archive; Lying and Stealing; Backstabbing for Beginners; How It Ends; Zoe; Underworld: Blood Wars; Allegiant; War on Everyone; The Secret Scripture; Franny; London Fields; Insurgent; Divergent; The Domino Effect; Underworld 4; The Inbetweeners; You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger.

Jonathan Slinger (Buddy / Irwin). Theatre credits include: Absolute Hell (National Theatre); Fanny and Alexander (The Old Vic); Trouble in Mind (Print Room); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Urinetown (St. James Theatre/Apollo Theatre); Hamlet; All's Well That Ends Well; The Tempest; The Comedy of Errors; Twelfth Night; The Homecoming; Macbeth; Richard II; Richard III; Henry VI Part One, Two and Three; Henry IV Part One and Two; Henry V; A Midsummer Night's Dream (all for RSC); Yes, Prime Minster (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Gods Weep (RSC/Hampstead Theatre); Uncle Vanya (Young Vic); Power (National Theatre); The Duchess of Malfi (National Theatre). Television credits include: Salisbury (BBC 2); January 22nd (BBC and HBO); Nelson in his Own Words (BBC); Doctors (BBC); The Bill; Hustle; Cold Feet. Film credits include: War & Peace; Bel Ami; Duchess of Malfi; The Coram Boy; Euripides; A High Wind in Jamaica.

City of Angels will play at the Garrick Theatre for a limited season, with previews from Thursday 5 March 2020, reuniting the production's entire creative team.



THE DONMAR'S AWARD-WINNING CITY OF ANGELS HITS THE WEST END! (4 NOVEMBER 2019)

Josie Rourke's critically acclaimed and Olivier Award winning production of City of Angels makes its West End transfer five years since opening at the Donmar Warehouse in 2014. The musical will play at the Garrick Theatre for a limited season, with previews from Thursday 5 March 2020, reuniting the production's entire creative team.

Josie Rourke's "ingenious, stupendous revival" (The Telegraph) premiered in 2014, when it was hailed as "a blissful evening" (The Stage) that's "smart, seductive and very funny" (Evening Standard). With a swinging score by Cy Coleman and David Zippel and a brilliantly witty book by Larry Gelbart, City of Angels is a musical love letter to the glamorous world of old Hollywood and film noir.

The West End production will star Hadley Fraser★ as Stine, Rosalie Craig★ as Gabby/Bobbi, Rebecca Trehearn★ as Donna/Oolie and making her West End debut, Vanessa Williams, in the role of Carla/Alaura.

The cast also includes Marc Elliott★ as Panchos/Munoz, Nick Cavaliere★ as Sonny, Adam Fogarty★ as Big Six, Mark Penfold★ as Luther Kingsley, Rob Houchen as Jimmy/Dr Mandril, Joshua St Clair as Peter Kingsley and Cindy Bellot, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Manuel Pacific and Ryan Reid as the Angel City 4.

★Original Donmar Warehouse Company. Further casting to be announced.

Josie Rourke, Director of City of Angels said:
"City of Angels was a landmark experience for me at the Donmar. We all longed to hear Cy Coleman's classic score, and see this incredible design on a bigger stage. Nica's passion for the show has brought about this reunion, and I'm very grateful that through her championing, audiences will have the chance to see this classic production in the West End.

In the five years since I directed the show, I've experienced making movies first-hand, and I will return to this Hollywood story with a little more insight! It is a joy to reunite with Rosalie, Hadley, and Rebecca (who made these characters their own), and to have the icon Vanessa Williams make her West End debut as femme fatale, Alaura, in the production."

Nica Burns, Producer of City of Angels said:
"Only 17,500 people had the opportunity to see Josie Rourke's outstandingly brilliant production of this terrific, multi-award-winning musical - the equivalent of only a month in a West End playhouse. It has taken 5 years to reunite the original creative team and finally give a wider audience the chance to see this sensationally sexy, musical masterpiece. A strictly limited season so don't miss out a second time. Book your tickets now!"

City of Angels is produced in the West End by Nica Burns, Ian Osborne, Eilene Davidson, Adam Blanshay Productions.











Information
Type of production: Musical

Opened: 05 March 2020

Booking until: 05 September 2020

Running time: To Be Confirmed

Prices: £27.00 - £128.00

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