London Datebook: Memphis, Sunny Afternoon & More

first_img ALSO: The director Jamie Lloyd’s darkly compelling take on the onetime Broadway hit Urinetown transfers to the Apollo Theatre on the West End, opening Oct. 8 and with stars Jonathan Slinger, Jenna Russell, and Simon Paisley Day still along for the ride; Matthew Seadon-Young is replacing Ghost alum Richard Fleeshman as Bobby Strong this time out. Last week for an unusually strong outdoor season at Shakespeare’s Globe, which concludes Oct. 12 with director Blanche McIntyre’s joyous take on the Bard’s shortest play, The Comedy of Errors. ALSO: A busy month for Broadway musicals on the West End finds The Scottsboro Boys moving across the River Thames from its acclaimed run at the Young Vic and now on to the Garrick, opening October 20. Angus Jackson, the director who recently brought Frank Langella in King Lear from Chichester to Brooklyn, opens his revival of the Tim Firth play Neville’s Island October 21 at the Duke of York’s Theatre; Miles Jupp and Neil Morrissey are among the cast. The lazy days of summer are all but forgotten as the theater season kicks into autumnal overdrive. Highlights this month include a slew of New York musicals either making their London debuts (Memphis, Here Lies Love) or getting a West End upgrade (The Scottsboro Boys, Urinetown). Elsewhere, the classics return in abundance in the capital while Olivier winner Imelda Staunton cries “sing out, Louise” out of town. For more details, read on. OCTOBER 13-19 London Love: The David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical Here Lies Love has been one of the unexpected New York theater sensations of recent years, and now it crosses the Atlantic to christen the new Dorfman space within the National Theater complex, opening October 13. Alex Timbers (Rocky) once again directs, with Natalie Mendoza (an alum, briefly, of the Spider-Man musical) in the leading role of Imelda Marcos. ALSO: The Chekhovs have it with productions of two of the Russian master’s defining plays opening within days of one another. First up on October 13 is John Hannah in a contemporary Uncle Vanya at the St James Theatre; three days later comes the opening of director Katie Mitchell’s take on The Cherry Orchard at the Young Vic. Out of town, Imelda Staunton gives us her long-awaited Mama Rose in Gypsy, opening Oct. 14 at Chichester: Lara Pulver has the title role and the West End is on very keen standby. ALSO: Fiona Button and Max Bennett take the lead roles in the Wanamaker Playhouse staging at Shakespeare’s Globe of ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore; director Michael Longhurst moves on from here to direct Jake Gyllenhaal on Broadway in Constellations. Writer Rona Munro’s three-part trilogy of Scottish kingship, The James Plays, finishes its sellout National Theatre run Oct. 29 before what looks likely to be a sweep of end-of-season Best Play awards.center_img OCTOBER 20-26 Hockadoo: Can the Brits even say that word? They’ll have to learn when the Tony-winning musical Memphis opens October 23 at the Shaftesbury Theatre, the West End’s de facto Broadway outpost given other tenants over time like Hairspray and Rock of Ages. Irishman Killian Donnelly (The Commitments) and The Bodyguard sensation Beverley Knight take the starring roles this time out. OCTOBER 6-12 Ladies’ Night: It was almost two years ago that Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd reasserted her classical theater credentials and then some with an all-female production of Julius Caesar that electrified audiences at the Donmar before transferring to New York. Lloyd is back at the same Covent Garden venue with a different Shakespeare play, Henry IV opening October 9, and the same leading lady, Harriet Walter. Will theatrical lightning strike twice? Time will tell. View Comments OCTOBER 27 – NOVEMBER 2 Kinky Songs: The music of iconic British rock band The Kinks has given rise to Sunny Afternoon, a jukebox musical with a difference that premiered Off West End earlier this year at the Hampstead Theatre and gets a West End opening October 28 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Edward Hall directs with John Dagliesh reprising his role as the group’s lead singer/songwriter Ray Davies.last_img read more

Enyimba FC Captain, Abalogu, Charges Mates ahead of CONFED Cup

first_imgThe second round of matches come up this Sunday, with Enyimba having the chance to return to track against San Pedro in Aba.Abalogu has now charged his mates to produce the level of intensity that is required to succeed at the continental level when they come up against the Ivorian side.“It’s difficult to play on the continent because the standard is higher, that’s why we have to step up in our next game,” Abalogu told the club’s media.“In the league you play against teams that you are used to, but on the continent it’s against top teams from different countries, that’s why it’s more difficult.“We had a very bad game in Morocco, and everyone is still angry about it. We know the fans will expect something better on Sunday, so we’ll try our best.”Sunday’s fixture at the Enyimba Stadium will kick off at 2pm, with Nigerien referee, Mohamed Ali Mousa appointed to take charge.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Andrew Abalogu Enyimba captain Andrew Abalogu has urged his teammates to rise to the high standards that are required in the CAF Confederation Cup.The People’s Elephant were beaten 2-0 in their group D opener against Hassania Agadir in Agadir, Morocco last Sunday, with the two times African champions rendering a below par performance.The result has left Usman Abd’Allah’s side bottom of the group’s early standings after San Pedro FC and AC Paradou shared points in the other fixture.last_img read more

24 DONEGAL GARDA STATIONS ON CLOSURE HIT-LIST

first_imgUp to 24 Garda stations may be closed if Government plans to close 200 nationwide get the go-ahead.That’s the number of stations put on a possible hit-list – though not all of them will be shut.Stations which are part-time and have less than two gardai stationed there are believed to be the ones which are most likely to close. Garda HQ has asked each division to draw up a list of the stations least used.A final decision won’t be taken for several months however.It’s thought that may take place after the December budget when Garda funding will be slashed.24 DONEGAL GARDA STATIONS ON CLOSURE HIT-LIST was last modified: September 19th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal garda stationslast_img read more