SEAN KINGSLEY (see actors) is now in rehearsals for the UK Tour of Jersey Boys. He will be playing mafioso Gyp Decarlo in the hugely popular musical which follows the story of 60s rock and roll group The Four Seasons. The tour opens at the Palace Theatre, Manchester on the 4th of September.
WILL BARTON (see actors) has begun working on Toast at the Park Theatre, which will run from the 27th of August until the 21st of September. The play by Richard Bean is inspired by his experiences of working at a bread factory as a teenager and will star Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall with Eleanor Rhode directing.
SIMON CARROLL-JONES (see actors) is currently rehearsing for Therese Raquin at Theatre Royal Bath. The novel by Émile Zola has been adapted by Helen Edmundson, is directed by Jonathan Mumby and runs at Bath for three weeks from the 28th of July before heading on tour until the 30th of August.
GREG PATMORE (see actors) is now in rehearsals for The Trial of Jane Fonda which is headed for the Edinbugh Fringe Festival. Starring Anne Archer as Fonda, the play tells the story of Fonda's meeting with a group of war veterans in which she defended her opposition to the Vietnam War. It previews at North London's Upstairs at the Gatehouse on the 23rd to 26th of July before moving to the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh where it will play at 4.05pm daily for the duration of the festival.
JAMES RIGBY (see actors), will soon be performing in The Boss Of It All at the Soho Theatre. The New Perspectives Theatre Company production is a black comedy based on the Lars von Trier film and runs from the 4th to 27th of July.
JOANNA KIRKLAND (see actresses) starts rehearsals at the Park Theatre this week. Shutters, which will run from 9th July until 3rd August, is a triple bill of American plays focusing on the changing lives of women during the 20th century - Trifles by Susan Glaspell, The Deer by Brooke Allen and Cast of Characters by Philip Dawkins. The all female cast will be directed by Jack Thorpe-Baker.
Having spent most of the year at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton in Twelfth Night and Hobson's Choice, JESSICA BAGLOW (see actresses) has now started rehearsals at The Dukes in Lancaster. She will be playing Gretel in their open air production of Hansel and Gretel, running from the 4th of July until the 16th of August.
MAEVE O'SULLIVAN (see actresses) has started rehearsals for the actor-musician show Close the Coalhouse Door at Oldham Coliseum, which runs from the 20th of June until the 12th of July. She will be making her professional theatre debut in the show before she has even had a chance to graduate from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
COLIN RYAN (see actors) is now in rehearsals for Shakespeare in Love which opens at the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End in July. He will be playing John Webster in the adaptation of the 1998 film, directed by Declan Donellan.