This December the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End welcomes an anticipated show as “Privates On Parade” opens its doors with acclaimed director Michael Grandage at the helm and actor Simon Russell Beale taking to the stage. The production appears as part of a season of plays headed to the West End stage under Grandage’s talented eye and it promises a unique and memorable way of spending an evening. After all it is a revival of a show that presented plenty of comedy when it first landed on the stage in the late 1970s and with Russell Beale in the lead it will certainly have an impressive performance.
In “Privates on Parade” we follow Steven Flowers during the Second World War, who embarks on a journey of discovery as he is sent to South East Asia as part of the Song and Dance Unit, with Captain Terri Dennis (played by Russell Beale), his commanding officer. The latter is a flamboyant man and it is with his help he realises what it takes to be a man as he cross-dresses and entertains audiences with performances from the likes of Marlene Dietrich and Carmen Miranda, among others.
Simon Russell Beale is a well known English actor whose work has been seen on the stage and screen, with considerable acclaim regularly landing at his feet. His most recent London theatre credit was in 2012 when he starred in “Timon of Athens” at the National Theatre Prior to that he has also appeared in the likes of “Collaborators” at the National Theatre in 2011 and “Twelfth Night” at the Donmar Warehouse in 2002. But those outside of the capital have seen him on television and in films as well; a field that has seen him appear in “The Deep Blue Sea”, “Spooks” and the upcoming James Bond movie “Skyfall”, among others.
So make sure you head to the Noël Coward Theatre from 2012 to 2013 where an array of stars hit the stage. It’s not just Simon Russell Beale in “Privates on Parade” it’s also shows like “Peter and Alice” with Dame Judi Dench taking on the iconic role of Alice (of “Alice in Wonderland”).
“Privates on Parade” is at the Noël Coward Theatre from Monday 10th December 2012 (previews from Saturday 1st December 2012).
|Booking From:||Saturday, 1st December 2012|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 2nd March 2013|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
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