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London Odds & Ends: Sherlock Star Follows Cumberbatch's Lead; Curious & Memphis Casting News

London Odds & Ends: Sherlock Star Follows Cumberbatch's Lead; Curious & Memphis Casting News
Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman is to play 'Richard III.'

Here's a quick roundup of London stories today.

Sherlock's Martin Freeman to Tackle Shakespeare
Benedict Cumberbatch is not the only Sherlock star heading to the London stage to do Shakespeare. Martin Freeman, who plays Watson in the hit TV show and whose credits also include The Hobbit Trilogy, is to headline an upcoming production of Richard III. The show will run at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios July 1 through September 27.

Casting Announced for West End's Curious Incident
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which will resume its West End run at the Gielgud Theatre on 24 June (it was the show that was playing at the Apollo Theatre when part of the ceiling collapsed back in December), has announced casting for the production. Graham Butler will play Christopher and is to be joined by Vivienne Acheampong, Daniel Casey, Emily Joyce, Gay Soper, Paul Stocker, Nicolas Tennant, Tony Turner, Victoria Willing, Sarah Woodward, Sam Bond, Roxanne Palmer and Mark Rawlings. A Broadway transfer of the show, with a different cast, will open this fall.

Killian Donnelly Joins Beverly Knight in Memphis
Killian Donnelly, who is currently appearing in The Commitments in the West End is, according to the Daily Mail, to star alongside the previously announced Beverley Knight in the Tony-winning Memphis in London. The musical will begin performances October 9 at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
 

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