PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for July 2021 starring Anything Goes

  1. Anything Goes at the Barbican

Sutton Foster replaces Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) in this revival of the classic Cole Porter musical set on a cruise ship starring also Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal (Lettice and Lovage, Menier) and Gary Wilmot (Pantoland at the Palladium) at the Barbican. Runs 23 July through 17 October. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Carousel, Romeo and Juliet and Sir Ian McKellen’s Hamlet

2. Carousel at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

This new production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical runs at one of the capital’s finest outdoor venues from 31 July through to 25 September 2021. Cast includes Carly Bawden (McQueen, Theatre Royal Haymarket), Sam Mackay (In The Heights, King’s Cross Theatre), Declan Bennett (Kiss Of The Spiderwoman, Menier) and Joanna Riding (The Girls, Phoenix Theatre). Tickets

3. Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

We were due to see this new production starring Alfred Enoch (Crave, Chichester Festival Theatre) before the pandemic struck and now it is running from 26 June to 17 October as well as being live-streamed from the Globe on 10 July and 7 August 2021. Tickets

4. Sir Ian McKellen’s Hamlet at Windsor

McKellen’s age-blind Hamlet runs at Theatre Royal Windsor between 21 June and 4 September 2021. The last Hamlet we saw was Andrew Scott‘s and McKellen will do well to live up to the love generated by that performance. Benedict Cumberbatch‘s in 2015 at the Barbican was perhaps more problematic. Tickets

5. My Night With Reg at the Turbine Theatre

Stephen K Amos, Paul Keating (Kenny Morgan, Arcola) and Gerard McCarthy star in this revival of Kevin Elyot’s Olivier Award-winning comedy which runs at this Thames-side venue in Battersea from 21 July to 21 August 2021. Tickets 

6. Bach and Sons at the Bridge

We reviewed a preview of this new play by Nina Raine starring Simon Russell Beale (A Christmas Carol, Bridge Theatre) at the Bridge Theatre which is directed by Nicholas Hytner and runs at the Bridge until 11 September 2021. Tickets 

7. Ted Lasso returns to Apple TV

This comedy made our recent Best TV of 2021 so far list and we can’t wait for the 2nd series which drops on Apple TV for a 12-episode season on 23 July 2021. Starring Jason Sudeikis it is the story of an American football coach with a big heart who arrives in England to manage a Premier League club despite having no soccer experience.

8. Constellations cast change to Russell Tovey and Omari Douglas

Our number 1 reason to be excited about June was the new Donmar production of this critical hit which opened at the Vaudeville starring Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah. But things really start to get interesting with this same sex pairing. We’ll be reporting from the Vaudeville for 1 of the last Atim/Jeremiah shows and 1 of the 1st Tovey/Douglas pairings. Tickets

9. Anna X starring Emma Corrin and Nabhaan Rizwan

Both leads are better known for their TV work with Corrin playing Princess Diana in the latest season of The Crown and Rizwan winning plaudits for TV’s Informer on BBC. Here they make their West End debuts in a new play by Joseph Charlton about self-invention, determination and deceit at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 10 July to 4 August 2021. Tickets

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