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What Rupert is up to…

Rupert is:

  • unfortunately on an expected holiday! Dear Evan Hansen, along with other West End shows, has closed down for now, due to the current pandemic. I’m so sorry for everyone affected by this closure, including the theatre staff as well as the cast and the audiences.
  • a nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical in the Olivier Awards for his role as Larry Murphy!!! Dear Evan Hansen scored a total of seven nominations, including Best New Musical, with Jack Loxton (who plays Jared Kleinman) also nominated in the same category as Rupert.
  • (probably) featured to some extent in the new volume from Nick Hern Books: Dear Evan Hansen: The Complete Book and Lyrics (West End edition). I’m not sure how much Rupert-related goodness is in there, but he did suggest to me that I keep an eye out for it. Though I’m sure he knows I’m a completist, so that might not be a general recommendation! Available from: Nick Hern Books.
  • (probably) appearing at the 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Concert on Sunday 1 March 2020, as the DEH West End cast perform the song “You Will Be Found”. More info: article with link to ticket sales.
  • appearing in the West End production of Dear Evan Hansen, as Larry Murphy, Zoe and Connor’s dad. Golly gosh! This is at the Noel Coward Theatre with previews from 29 October 2019, opening on 19 November, with tickets currently selling through to May 27 June 2020. More info: official website and tickets.
  • appearing as Marcus in the film The Secret Garden, with Colin Firth as Lord Archibald Craven and Julie Walters as Mrs Medlock. Current release date is 16 April 2020. update: I’ve embedded a “teaser trailer” below, which alas doesn’t feature our Rupert. The awesome thing for Merlin fans is that it was partly filmed at Puzzlewood!

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Olivier Awards (2020)

The Olivier Awards has just announced their nominations for 2020. Our Rupert has been nominated as one of four actors in the category Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his role as Larry Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen.

DEH West End picked up a total of seven nominations, including Best New Musical, and Best Actor in a Musical for Sam Tutty (Evan Hansen). Jack Loxton (Jared Kleinman) was also nominated in the same category as Rupert. The Murphy family did well, with Lucy Anderson (Zoe Murphy) and Lauren Ward (Cynthia Murphy) both nominated in the category Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical.

You can read the full list of nominations here on the London Theatre site. The award ceremony is scheduled for Sunday 5 April.

Fingers, toes and eyes crossed for a win for Rupert! ♥

London Comic Con Spring (2020)

Rupert was a guest at London Comic Con Spring on Sunday 1 March, along with Tom Hopper (Percival in Merlin) who was there on both days.

My awesome friend Karen shared these photos from Rupert and Tom’s panel. You can see more via her Flickr account.