Movie tough guy Vinnie Jones' London stage debut has been put on hold because some of his castmates have been unable to attend rehearsals.
Producer PAUL SAVIDENT fears the production of the Stephen Sondheim musical INTO THE WOODS will not be at its best if he aims for the scheduled 22 October show at the Royal Albert Hall, so he has postponed it.
Savident says, "We had been anticipating a number of artistes to be available for the rehearsal period and now professional commitments have made these artistes' presence unlikely.
"As we are determined to present Into The Woods as a truly special event, we have decided to postpone the performances. A new date for the event will be confirmed shortly."
The gala shows will benefit charity The Children's Society.
The Sondheim/Lapine musical will also star British actress ANITA DOBSON.