Joanna Kirkland in Committee at the Donmar Warehouse

JOANNA KIRKLAND has begun rehearsals for Committee... (A New Musical) which will run at the Donmar Warehouse from 23 June to 12 August. The show will feature music by Tom Deering and lyrics edited by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke from the transcript of the evidence session on Whitehall's relationship with Kids Company. Adam Penford will direct.

Solomon Israel in The Pulverised at Arcola Theatre and York Theatre Royal

SOLOMON ISRAEL has started rehearsing for The Pulverised, which will run at the Arcola from 2 to 27 May and then at York Theatre Royal from 31 May to 10 June. The play by Alexandra Badea arrives in the UK in an English translation following its premier at the Strasbourg National Theatre where it won the prestigious Grand Prix de la Littérature.

Sean Kingsley in London Road

Look out for SEAN KINGSLEY playing Alan in the musical film London Road which can be seen on BBC iPlayer at present. The film is based on the National Theatre production which was also directed by Rufus Norris. Playwright Alecky Blythe worked with composer Adam Cork after recording interviews with residents of Ipswich who had been affected by a series of murders in 2006.

Melissa Allan nominated for Olivier Award for Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

We're thrilled that MELISSA ALLAN has been nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role along with the rest of the cast of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour. The National Theatre of Scotland production originally opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015 where it won several awards. It went on to tour the UK and run at the National Theatre of Great Britain in 2016.

Adrian Irvine in One Love: The Bob Marley Musical at Birmingham Rep

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ADRIAN IRVINE is currently in rehearsals for One Love: The Bob Marley Musical in which he will play the role of Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley. The musical will tell the story of a dramatic period of Bob Marley's life and will bring his catalogue to the stage for the first time. Kwame Kwei-Armah will direct the show which will run at Birmingham Rep from 10 March to 8 April.

Pepter Lunkuse in Father Brown and Nell Gwynn on tour

Pepter Lunkuse

Catch PEPTER LUNKUSE in the BBC daytime drama Father Brown on Tuesday 17 January. The episode will air at 2.45pm on BBC One and is called The Tanganyika Green.

Pepter will soon be going on tour with Nell Gwynn, a co-production between Shakespeare's Globe and English Touring Theatre which follows the show's runs at the Globe and in the West End. Pepter will be playing Rose Gwynn in the tour which opens at the Lowry in Salford in February and closes with a two week run at the Globe in May.