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  SALLY COOKSON'S PETER PAN WILL OPEN AT THE TROUBADOUR WHITE CITY IN JULY (19 JUNE 2019)  
             
  Sally Cookson's retelling of Peter Pan by JM Barrie will open at new West London venue, Troubadour White City Theatre, on 20 July 2019 and run through to 27 October, with a press performance on 27 July.

A National Theatre co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Peter Pan is devised by the companies and directed by Olivier Award-winner Cookson (Jane Eyre, A Monster Calls).

First seen at Bristol Old Vic and reconceived at the National Theatre in 2016, the production features innovative aerial acrobatics and live music from an on stage band. Bursting with magic, mischief, music and make-believe, Cookson's inventive Peter Pan is a funny and moving version of a much-loved story.

Peter Pan is designed by Michael Vale with dramaturgy by Mike Akers, lighting design by Aideen Malone and sound design by Dominic Bilkey. The production features original music by Benji Bower, with movement direction by Dan Canham and puppetry co-design and direction by Toby Olie. Casting is by Sam Stevenson. Casting to be announced.

Troubadour White City Theatre will open at White City Place, the former BBC Media Village in West London. The venue will consist of two fully flexible spaces including a 1,200 fully flexible theatre and an 800-seat multi-purpose state-of-the-art theatre. White City Place is a joint venture development between Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo.
 
             
  REGENT'S PARK THEATRE ANNOUNCE FULL CASTING FOR JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (18 JUNE 2019)  
             
  As rehearsals start, full casting is confirmed for Jesus Christ Superstar. The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre multi-award winning production transfers to the Barbican for a limited 60 performances. The production played two sell-out seasons at the Open Air Theatre, winning both the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, before transferring to the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2018. It will embark on a North American tour from October.

Already announced are: Robert Tripolino (Jesus), Ricardo Afonso (Judas), Sallay Garnett (Mary), Matt Cardle★ (Pilate), Cavin Cornwall (Caiaphas) and Nathan Amzi (Annas).

Joining them are: Samuel Buttery as Herod, who most recently appeared in Fat Blokes (Southbank Centre/HOME/UK/Ireland Tour), Tim Newman who reprises his performance as Simon, and Matthew Harvey as Peter.

Completing the cast are: Daniel Bailey, Bernadette Bangura, Robert Bannon, Cyrus Brandon, Melanie Bright, Georgia Carling, Dale Evans, Rosie Fletcher, Luke Hall, Simon Hardwick, Zac Hawkins, Dayle Hodge, Stevie Hutchinson, Cleopatra Joseph, Rachel Moran, Billy Nevers, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda and Elliotte Williams-N'Dure.

Robert Tripolino (Jesus) recently played Sal Russo in RAGS (Hope Mill, Manchester). Originally from Australia, theatre credits include: Omar in Disney's Aladdin (Australian Tour), Chino in West Side Story (State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne), Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles (The Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne), The Addams Family (Capitol Theatre, Sydney) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Her Majesty's, Melbourne). As a composer, credits include Dreamsong (Melbourne International Comedy Festival), Death Suits You (Melbourne Cabaret Festival) and Guilty Pleasures (Australian Tour).

Ricardo Afonso (Judas) previously appeared as the Taxi Driver in Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse), as Alberto Beddini in Top Hat (Aldwych/UK Tour), Lead Vocalist in Thriller Live (Lyric), Galileo in We Will Rock You (Dominion), and as a lead vocalist in The Classic Rock Show (European/UK Tour), The Wonderful World of Captain Beaky and His Band (Royal Albert Hall) and Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals (UK Tour). Angolan born Ricardo appeared on The Voice UK series 2, and is a recording artist working in the UK and in Portugal. He is currently recording his first original album with his band The Deccan Traps.

Sallay Garnett (Mary) is an Irish-Sierra Leonean artist, who also performs and records under the name Loah. With her unique blend of Afro-soul, she released her debut album This Heart in 2017. She has toured in Ireland, the UK, Sierra Leone, the USA and has held major slots at festivals including Electric Picnic, Body&Soul, Longitude, Cork Jazz Festival, Sounds from a Safe Harbour, and the Dublin Fringe Festival. She recently appeared in the film A Girl From Mogadishu (GFM Films) and has completed filming for the forthcoming film The Last Right (Deadpan Pictures).

Matt Cardle★ (Pilate) is a multi-platinum selling recording artist who has sold over 2.2 million records since he won The X Factor in 2010. He has released four studios albums including 2011's Letters, featuring the single When We Collide, and most recently 2018's Time To Be Alive; both on Sony Music. In 2015 he joined the cast of Memphis (Shaftesbury) as Huey Calhoun, winning him the WhatsOnStage Award for Best West End Debut, and he returned to the stage in 2018, appearing as Wally Strand in Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly).

★ Please note that Matt Cardle will not appear on Friday 12 July, Saturday 13 July (evening), Tuesday 30 July or Wednesday 31 July.

Samuel Buttery (Herod) has most recently appeared in. Previous credits include: Christmas Farce (West Avenue Theatre Company); as Ugly Sister in Cinderella (Qdos Pantomimes): Buttery Brown Monk (Leicester Square Theatre); as Buttons in Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith) and The Tale of Mr Tumble (Manchester International Festival). Films include: Child 44.

Cavin Cornwall (Caiaphas) originated the role of Caiaphas in the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar, reprising the role at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2018. He previously played Caiaphas on the UK arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar having originally played Peter in the 1999 film version (Really Useful Films). He is currently appearing in Rip It Up (Garrick). Other theatre credits include: Disney's Aladdin (Prince Edward), The Color Purple (Cadogan Hall), Sister Act (UK Tour), Billy Flynn in Chicago (Adelphi) and Crown in Porgy and Bess (Savoy). On film credits include, for the Star Wars franchise: Han Solo A Smuggler's Trade, Star Wars VII The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Also Paddington 2, and Les Miserables.

Nathan Amzi (Annas) most recently appeared in Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Other theatre credits include: Henry V (New Generation Festival, Florence), One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Sheffield Crucible), Prom Queen (The Other Palace), Disney's Aladdin (Prince Edward), Dinner With Saddam (Menier), In The Heights (Southwark Playhouse) and Urinetown (Apollo). Film and television credits include: The Voice UK Series 3, London Road, Informer (BBC), Sick of It (Sky One), Absentia and Good Omens.
 
             
  TICKETS ON SALE TODAY FOR THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (5 JUNE 2019)  
             
  The Prince of Egypt, the new stage musical based on the celebrated DreamWorks Animation film and featuring the Academy Award-winning song 'When You Believe', will open at London's Dominion Theatre on 5 February 2020, with an official London premiere on 25 February, for a limited 32-week engagement.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and a book by Philip LaZebnik (Mulan and Pocahontas), The Prince of Egypt is directed by Scott Schwartz (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and choreographed by Sean Cheesman (So You Think You Can Dance).

Joining them are acclaimed Chicago-based set designer Kevin Depinet; Tony Award®-winning costume designer Ann Hould-Ward (Disney's Beauty and the Beast); two-time LA Ovation Award nominated lighting designer Mike Billings; three-time Olivier Award-winning and two-time Tony Award® nominated sound designer Gareth Owen (Come From Away); Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award® nominated projection designer Jon Driscoll (Ink, Brief Encounter) and acclaimed illusion designer Chris Fisher (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Company). Orchestrations are by Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award® and Grammy® nominee August Eriksmoen (Come From Away) with musical supervision and arrangements by Dominick Amendum (Wicked). The Musical Director is Dave Rose (Wicked) and casting is by Jim Arnold CDG (Wicked). Casting is to be announced.

The Prince of Egypt, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, features 10 new songs written by Schwartz, together with five of his acclaimed songs from the DreamWorks Animation film, including 'Deliver Us', 'All I Ever Wanted', 'Through Heaven's Eyes' and the Academy Award-winning 'When You Believe'. Hailed as "an outstanding artistic achievement" (Variety) and "a stunning film" (The Guardian), it remains one of the most beloved and acclaimed animated feature films of all time.

'When You Believe', recorded by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey in 1998, went on to become a global hit. In 2007, Simon Cowell selected it as the winner's single for the UK's popular TV show The X-Factor, spending three weeks at the top of the UK charts.

Tickets are now on public sale.
 
             
  PAUL O'GRADY RETURNS AND MATT BAKER JOINS JULIAN CLARY IN GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS (4 JUNE 2019)  
             
  It's been announced that Paul O'Grady will return to the London Palladium in Goldilocks and the Three Bears to play The Evil Ringmaster. Joining O'Grady and making his Palladium Panto debut will be Matt Baker as Joey the Clown who will star alongside season regulars Julian Clary as The Ringmaster, Paul Zerdin as Silly Billy, Nigel Havers as Daddy Bear and Gary Wilmot as Dame Betty Barnum.

Joining the cast will also be a series of speciality acts including internationally renowned illusionist Phil Hitchcock, The Skating Medini (Asia and Dylan Medini) - a dynamic high-speed roller-skating act from one of Italy's oldest circus families, Sascha Williams - 'Rola Bola', from the Belli Family Circus in Germany and Europe's youngest stunt rider Peter Pavlov and the 'Globe of Speed'.

Performances begin at the London Palladium on Saturday 7 December 2019 for a strictly limited 5-week run until Sunday 12 January 2020. Public booking is now open. Final casting will be announced at a later date.

Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks' circus is under threat from an evil rival circus owner and, with the help of their madcap circus friends , they're battling to rescue their Big Top from ruin. Will they succeed? All seems lost, until three brilliant bears join the gang... Roll up, roll up to see panto join the circus, and be swept away by a London Palladium spectacular that's just right at the home of pantomime!

Returning for the fourth year and once again produced by the Olivier award-winning team and directed by Michael Harrison, choreography will be by Karen Bruce, set design will be by Ian Westbrook, with a returning team of costume designers including Hugh Durrant, visual special effects by The Twins FX, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Gareth Owen and original music by Gary Hind.

Best known as host of BBC Radio 2's The Paul O'Grady Show and for helping rescue dogs in For the Love of Dogs - not to mention his acid-tongued creation Lily Savage - Paul O'Grady is returning to the London Palladium following his performance as The Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella, which reintroduced pantomime to the iconic venue in 2016.

Matt Baker who will make his Palladium Panto debut is best known on television as a presenter of The One Show and Countryfile on BBC1. Previously he presented Blue Peter and was a finalist on Strictly Come Dancing. He has been seen on stage as Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Julian Clary returns to the London Palladium for the fourth year having previously played The Man in the Mirror in last year's Snow White at the London Palladium, The Spirit of the Bells in Dick Whittington and Dandini in Cinderella.

Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin has previously appeared at the Palladium as Muddles in last year's Snow White at the London Palladium, Idle Jack in Dick Whittington and as Buttons in Cinderella.

Nigel Havers played The Understudy in the 2019 production of Snow White at the London Palladium, Captain Nigel in Dick Whittington and Lord Chamberlain in Cinderella, all at the London Palladium.

Gary Wilmot's played Mrs Crumble in last year's Palladium pantomime Snow White at the London Palladium and was also seem in the previous year's Dick Whittington.
 
             
  FIRST MAJOR STAGE PRODUCTION OF CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN TRANSFERS TO THE WEST END (3 JUNE 2019)  
             
  The first major stage production of Louis de Bernieres' best-selling novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End from 4 July to 31 August following rave reviews and a hugely successful UK tour. There will be a gala opening night on 10 July.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin stars Alex Mugnaioni as Captain Antonio Corelli, Madison Clare as Pelagia, Joseph Long as Dr Iannis, Ryan Donaldson as Carlo, Ashley Gayle as Mandras and Fred Fergus as Francesco. Completing the cast are Graeme Dalling as Soldier, Eliot Giuralarocca as Priest, Luisa Guerreiro as Goat, Kezrena James as Lemoni, Eve Polycarpou as Drosoula, John Sandeman as Soldier, Stewart Scudamore as Velisarios, Kate Spencer as Gunter and Elizabeth Mary Williams as Psipsina.

Author Louis de Bernieres said of the transfer, "I am delighted that this production of Captain Corelli's Mandolin is moving to the West End. The play is faithful to my story, movingly told, and the direction and acting are superb. It deserves a long run."

The show is directed by Olivier and Tony Award nominee Melly Still and has been adapted by Evening Standard Award-winner and Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee Rona Munro. 2019 marks 25 years since the book was first published.

The play is currently playing Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 29 May to 15 June, King's Theatre Edinburgh from 18 to 22 June and Glasgow Theatre Royal from 25 to 29 June.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin is an epic love story set on the Greek island of Cephalonia. It follows the lives of Dr Iannis, his beautiful, strong-willed daughter Pelagia and the Italian Captain Antonio Corelli, during the Italian and German occupation of the island in World War II. Louis de Bernieres won the 1995 Commonwealth Writers' Prize - Overall Winner for Best Book, the 1995 Lannan Literary Award for Fiction and the 1994 Sunday Express Book of the Year. In 2001, the novel was adapted into a film starring Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz.

This show has set and costume designs by Mayou Trikerioti, lighting design by Malcolm Rippeth, sound design by Jon Nicholls, projection design by Dom Baker for OD Vision and music composed by Harry Blake. It is produced by Neil Laidlaw, Church & State Productions, Rose Theatre Kingston and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
 
             
  LUCIE JONES & ASHLEY ROBERTS JOIN THE WEST END CAST OF WAITRESS (29 MAY 2019)  
             
  From 17 June 2019 Ashley Roberts (Strictly Come Dancing 2018 finalist, The Pussycat Dolls) will be making her West End debut as Dawn in Sara Bareilles' hit musical Waitress for a strictly limited summer season. It has also been confirmed that Lucie Jones (Rent, Les Miserables, Legally Blonde) will take over the role of Jenna from that date. Laura Baldwin will return to the role of Dawn in Waitress at the end of the summer.

Alongside Lucie Jones and Ashley Roberts as Jenna and Dawn, Waitress also stars Marisha Wallace as Becky, Peter Hannah as Earl, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter and Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe.

Lucie Jones will play Jenna. Jones has played some of the most iconic roles in musical theatre, with previous theatre credits that include Cosette in Les Miserables (Queen's Theatre), Maureen Johnson in RENT (The Other Palace and national tour), Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (national tour), Holly in The Wedding Singer (national tour), Victoria in American Psycho The Musical (Almeida), Molly Jensen in Ghost: The Musical (Asian tour) and Meat in the We Will Rock You (world arena tour).
Jones was a finalist in the 2009 series of The X Factor and toured the UK on The X Factor tour in 2010. In January 2017 she won the public vote on the BBC2 show Eurovision - You Decide with her original song 'Never Give Up On You'. She competed at the Eurovision World Final in Ukraine. Other television work includes roles in Midsomer Murders (ITV) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (BBC).

Ashley Roberts will play Dawn. Best known for being a member of one of the biggest girl groups in the world, The Pussycat Dolls, Roberts shot to fame after the release of the album 'PCD'. During her seven years in the group they sold over 54 million records and toured the world performing to fans worldwide. Since leaving the group in 2010, she was voted runner up in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! and continued her TV career as a judge on ITV's Dancing On Ice for two seasons and on the BBC1 talent competition Let It Shine as a guest judge.
In 2017, Roberts appeared as a regular on ITV's The Keith Lemon Sketch Show and Coming In America, in addition to hosting two seasons of 1st Look, which aired every Saturday night on NBC in the US. In 2018, she joined the cast of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing and danced her way to the finals.

The full company includes Kelly Agbowu, Piers Bate, Nicole Raquel Dennis, Michael Hamway, Peter Hannah, David Hunter, Lucie Jones, Stephen Leask, Chris McGuigan, Olivia Moore, Nathaniel Morrison, Sarah O'Connor, Leanne Pinder, Shaun Prendergast, Charlotte Riby, Ashley Roberts, Marisha Wallace and Mark Willshire.

Waitress celebrated its official opening night at the Adelphi Theatre on 7 March 2019 and the Tony- nominated musical is now booking to 19 October. Brought to life by a ground breaking, female-led creative team, Waitress features an original score by Sara Bareilles, a book by screenwriter Jessie Nelson and direction by Diane Paulus and choreography by Lorin Latarro. The production is currently touring the US and has also announced it will have its Australian premiere in 2020 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.
 
             
  NED BENNETT'S REVIVAL OF EQUUS TO OPEN AT TRAFALGAR STUDIOS (28 MAY 2019)  
             
  Award-winning director Ned Bennett's bold revival of Peter Shaffer's iconic psychological thriller Equus is transferring to the West End this summer. Following its successful run, the English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East production will open at London's Trafalgar Studios on 6 July 2019 for a strictly limited season until 7 September.

Robert Fitch (Frank Strang/Horse), Keith Gilmore (Harry Dalton/Nurse/Horse), Ethan Kai (Alan Strang), Norah Lopez Holden (Jill Mason/Horse), Ira Mandela Siobhan (Young Horseman/Nugget) and Zubin Varla (Martin Dysart) will reprise their roles for the West End transfer with further casting to be announced.

Inspired by a true story, Equus is a gripping and transfixing psychological thriller which sets out to explore the complex relationships between devotion, myth and sexuality. When teenager Alan Strang's pathological fascination leads him to blind six horses in a Hampshire stable, psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart is tasked with uncovering the motive behind the boy's violent act. As Dysart delves into Alan's world of twisted spirituality, passion and sexuality, he begins to question his own sanity and motivations in a world driven by consumerism.

Director Bennett is joined by Georgia Lowe (designer), Jessica Hung Han Yun (lighting designer), Giles Thomas (composer and sound designer), Shelley Maxwell (choreographer and movement director), Denzel Westley-Sanderson (associate director) and Anne McNulty (casting director).

This production of Equus was produced by English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East and is produced in the West End by Trafalgar Theatre Productions.
 
             
  THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN STARRING SAMANTHA WOMACK TRANSFERS TO THE WEST END (22 MAY 2019)  
             
  The Girl on the Train starring Samantha Womack as Rachel Watson will transfer to London's Duke of York's Theatre for a limited run from 23 July to 17 August 2019. Further casting for the London run to be announced.

The thriller, based on the internationally-acclaimed number one best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins and the DreamWorks film has been breaking box office records and playing to packed houses on a major tour since the beginning of the year.

Womack plays Rachel Watson who longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she's been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.

Paula Hawkins said after watching the show: "Sam was amazing. You could literally hear a pin drop. Everyone was holding their breath."

Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre. She is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1's EastEnders. Other television credits include roles in Silent Witness, Mount Pleasant and the hugely popular Game On. Her recent films include: Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Kingsman: The Secret Service alongside Colin Firth. She recently played Morticia in a tour of The Addams Family.

Samantha Womack said:
"I am absolutely loving playing Rachel in The Girl on the Train. She's such an interesting character to play, and we've had a brilliant reception from our audiences who have been gripped by her story. This tour has already been the journey of a life-time and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to bring it to the West End."

Hawkins' novel is an international phenomenon, selling over 20 million copies worldwide. The book has been adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel and is directed by Anthony Banks with set and costumes by James Cotterill, lighting by Jack Knowles, composition and sound by Ben and Max Ringham, video by Andrzej Goulding and fights byAlison de Burgh.

The Girl on the Train is currently in Nottingham and continues its UK and Ireland travelling on to Shrewsbury, Dublin, Belfast, Brighton, Sheffield, Norwich, Guildford, Oxford, Canterbury, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Bradford, High Wycombe, Cambridge, Plymouth, Swindon, Bromley, Malvern, Woking, Eastbourne, Cardiff and Brighton.
 
             
  TOM MORRIS' PRODUCTION OF TOUCHING THE VOID RECEIVES WEST END TRANSFER (16 MAY 2019)  
             
  Following critically-acclaimed runs at the Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Hong Kong Festival and on tour in the UK, Tom Morris' production of Touching the Void will open in the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre, previewing from 9 November 2019 for a strictly limited season with an opening night of 14 November.

Bristol Old Vic's Morris (War Horse, Swallows & Amazons,) directs the first stage version of Touching the Void, adapted by The Lyceum's David Greig (The Events, The Suppliant Women, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) from the award-winning memoir by Joe Simpson, which also became a BAFTA-winning film. They are joined by designer Ti Green, sound designer and composer Jon Nicholls, lighting designer Chris Davey, movement director Sasha Milavic Davies and with casting by Jill Green CDG.

This production marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of Simpson's best-selling memoir, charting his extraordinary struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes. Alongside this struggle, is the appalling dilemma of his climbing partner Simon Yates, perched on an unstable snow-cliff, clinging onto the rope tying him to the severely injured Joe. Unable to recover Joe from the void, Simon is faced with the agonising decision to cut the rope that binds them...

Tom Morris said:
"This production has been an extraordinary journey into the unknown, inspired by one of the most compelling books I've ever opened. Simpson's story drove my imagination wild with fear, excitement and hope. We hope this show will do the same for yours."
 
             
  THE PRODUCERS OF RIVERDANCE BRING HEARTBEAT OF HOME TO THE WEST END (15 MAY 2019)  
             
  The producers of Riverdance, are pleased to announce that Heartbeat of Home, their extraordinary dance and music extravaganza, embracing flavours and cultures from around the world, will open in the West End this September 2019. Previews at the Piccadilly Theatre will begin on 4 September 2019 with opening night on 11 September 2019.

Tickets are released for public sale today.

Heartbeat of Home is a spine-tingling, tantalizing, high octane, sexy, dance and music extravaganza. It is a heart-stopping tour de force that features the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin, Hip-Hop, Afro-Cuban and Contemporary music and dance, uniting performers and audiences on journeys to find a home, wherever that may be.

Following sold out performances at the London Palladium earlier this year and having thrilled audiences in Dublin, North America, China and Germany, the show is heading to the Piccadilly Theatre for an extended West End run due to popular demand.

Heartbeat of Home showcases 33 world-class dancers and live musicians from Ireland, U.S.A, Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, Argentina and Spain. Produced by Moya Doherty, conceived and directed by John McColgan with award-winning Irish composer, Brian Byrne (who has worked with Katy Perry and Barbara Streisand), concept development and lyrics by award-winning Irish writer Joseph O'Connor and choreography by David Bolger.

The Heartbeat of Home creative team also includes John Carey (Irish Dance Choreography), Alan Farquharson (Set Design), David Torpey/Image Now and David Mattias/COSMO (Set Projection Design), Peter Canning (Lighting Design), Ciaran Byrne (Sound Design), Monica Ennis and Niamh O'Connor (Costumes Styling) and Padraic Moyles (Associate Director).

McColgan says: "We are thrilled that Heartbeat of Home is heading to the West End this Autumn. This is a show that fuses together Irish dance with flamenco, tap dancing, tango, salsa and hip hop. We want audiences to come out of the show energized and uplifted by this multicultural dance and music spectacle. We can't wait to be back in London!"

Heartbeat of Home is produced in the West End by Riverdream Productions Limited.