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London Odds & Ends: Gemma Arterton to Host Oliviers; Imelda Staunton & Bunbury Return to the West End

London Odds & Ends: Gemma Arterton to Host Oliviers; Imelda Staunton & Bunbury Return to the West End
Gemma Arterton
'Good People' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest' are heading to the West End.

Here's a quick roundup of London stories today.

Good People, Starring Imelda Staunton, to Transfer to West End
David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, starring Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen, will transfer from the Hampstead Theatre to London’s West End. Directed by Jonathan Kent, the production will play a limited 10-week engagement at the Noёl Coward Theatre. Previews begin April 10 with opening night scheduled for April 15.

Bunbury's Back! Revival of The Importance of Being Earnest Heads to London 
Who doesn’t love Bunbury? A new revival of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Nigel Havers, Martin Jarvis, Sian Phillips and Cherie Lunghi, is heading to the West End. The Lucy Bailey-directed production will begin performances on June 27, with opening night set for July 17.

Gemma Arterton & Stephen Mangan to Host the Oliviers 
Stage and screen stars Gemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan will host the 2014 Olivier Awards, the U.K’s version of the Tonys. The ceremony will take place on April 13 at London’s Royal Opera House. Bond girl Arterton will soon headline a new musical stage adaptation of Made in Dagenham, while Green Wing star Mangan is currently appearing in the West End's Perfect Nonsense. Julie Walters will supply voiceovers for the evening.

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