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Wed 02 Sep 2015

Beautiful Extends to October 2016
The West End transfer of the Tony-Award nominated Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which opened on 24 February 2015 has extended its run to 29 October 2016, at the Aldwych Theatre.
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Ushers the Front of House Musical at the Arts
Ushers: The Front of House Musical will transfer to the Arts Theatre in London's West End for a limited season from 9 September to 18 October 2015, with an official opening on 14 September 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Sunset Boulevard at the Bridewell
A new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard will be presented at the Bridewell Theatre off Fleet Street, central London, from 6 to 10 October 2015.
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The Cocktail Party at the Print Room
The Print Room will present a new production of TS Eliot's The Cocktail Party at their venue at the Coronet in Notting Hill Gate, west London, which will run from 14 September to 10 October 2015.
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Tue 01 Sep 2015

Jim Broadbent in A Christmas Carol
Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent will star in a brand new production of A Christmas Carol at the Noel Coward Theatre from 30 November 2015 to 30 January 2016.
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West End Interview
Interview with Imelda Staunton
Hayden Thomas interviews the three-time Olivier Award-winning actress and the West End's current Momma Rose in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre until 28th November 2015.
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Fri 28 Aug 2015

Review of McQueen West End transfer
Mark Shenton reviews the West End transfer of McQueen by James Phillips - a play about the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen directed by John Caird.
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West End Feature...
Shenton previews Dusty at the Charing Cross
Mark Shenton previews Dusty - the new musical running at the Charing Cross Theatre based on the life of Dusty Springfield which has delayed its opening by months.
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Fringe & Other London...
Valhalla at the Theatre503 in Battersea
The Theatre503 have announced that they will present Valhalla by Paul Murphy at their venue above the Latchmere Pub in Battersea, south London from 30 September to 24 October.
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Thu 27 Aug 2015

Review of Our Country's Good at the NT
Our review of Nadia Fall's new production of Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker which is currently running at the National's Olivier Theatre.
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Fringe & Other London...
Review of Thoroughly Modern Millie
Our review of Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Landor Theatre in Clapham, south London - a revival of the 2002 musical written by Jeanine Tesori, Dick Scanlan and Richard Morris.
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Wed 26 Aug 2015

The Rocky Horror Show extends booking
Richard O'Brien's hit cult musical The Rocky Horror Show has extended its limited run at the Playhouse Theatre by an additional week, and will now run from 11 to 26 September 2015.
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Review of Hamlet at the Barbican
Read Mark Shenton's review of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican Theatre directed by Lindsay Turner with set design by Es Devlin.
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Fringe & Other London...
Pig Farm at the St James Theatre
Dead Posh Productions will present the UK premiere of Pig Farm by Greg Kotis at the St James Theatre, a fringe venue in Victoria from 21 October to 21 November 2015.
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Review of Hamlet at the Barbican
Dom O'Hanlon reviews Hamlet at the Barbican, the most talked about and fastest selling production of the year starring Benedict Cumberbatch, directed by Lindsay Turner.
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Tue 25 Aug 2015

More images released of Cumberbatch Hamlet
More official production photographs have been released of Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre ahead of the official opening night this evening.
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Fringe & Other London...
Farragut North at the Bridewell
The Tower Theatre Company will present Farragut North by Beau Willimon at the Bridewell Theatre in central London from 29 September to 3 October 2015.
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Universally Speaking at the Bread and Roses
Robert Holtom and Simon Jay will present a new collection of monologues entitled Universally Speaking at the Bread and Roses Theatre in Clapham, south London from 13 to 17 Oct.
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Mon 24 Aug 2015

The Book of Mormon extends booking
The Olivier and Tony Award winning Best New Musical The Book Of Mormon has extended its booking period to 12 December 2015 at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
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Fringe & Other London...
Proof at the Tabard Pub Theatre
Front Foot Theatre will present the Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn at the Tabard Theatre, a pub theatre in Chiswick, west London from 29 September to 24 October 2015.
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Fri 21 Aug 2015

Sunny Afternoon new cast announced
New lead cast have been announced for the Multi-Olivier Award-winning British musical, Sunny Afternoon, a biographical show based on the early life of The Kinks from 5 October 2015.
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Full line up announced for The Illusionists
The full line up of performers have been announced The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible which will run in London for the first time at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 14 November to 3 January.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Moderate Soprano cast announced
The Hampstead Theatre have announced the full cast for their upcoming production of The Moderate Soprano, David Hare's new play which runs from 23 Oct to 28 Nov 2015.
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Review of Sweet Charity in Concert
Read Tom Millward's review of Sweet Charity in Concert, starring Denise van Outen, Michael Xavier, Kerry Ellis and Kimberley Walsh, playing at Cadogan Hall until tomorrow night.
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Thu 20 Aug 2015

Nick Hytner announces new Theatre
Former Artistic Director of the National Theatre Nicholas Hytner, along with Nick Starr have today unveiled plans for a brand new purpose built 900 seat theatre by Tower Bridge.
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Full cast announced for Almeida's Medea
The Almeida Theatre in north London has now announced the full cast for their upcoming production of Medea, which runs as part of their Greek Season from 25 Sep to 14 Nov 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Review of Bye Bye Birdie in Walthamstow
Read our review of All Star Productions' revival of the 1960 musical Bye Bye Birdie at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow, north London.
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A Cool Million at the Jack Studio Theatre
Vanguard Theatre Company presents A Cool Million by Nathanael West adapted by Joss Bennathan at the Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley, south east London from 27 October to 14 November.
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Throwback Thursday: Funny Girl
Dom O'Hanlon takes a look at the 1964 musical Funny Girl by Jule Styne which is set to have its first London production since 1966 at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
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Wed 19 Aug 2015

West End Feature...
London Gets Kinky - Kinky Boots Preview
This week we were invited to an exclusive dress rehearsal of the West End transfer of Kinky Boots, the 2013 Tony Award-winning musical which opens at the Adelphi Theatre on 15 September 2015.
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Tue 18 Aug 2015

Full cast announced for Elf the Musical
Full casting has now been announced for the upcoming production of Elf the Musical which will open at London's Dominion Theatre on 5 November 2015, following previews from 24 October.
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Aaron Crow joins Impossible for final week
It has been announced that Britain's Got Talent star Aaron Crow will join the cast of Impossible at the Noel Coward Theatre for the final week of performances from 24 to 29 August 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith
The Menier Chocolate Factory will revive the 1964 Jule Styne and Bob Merrill musical Funny Girl, starring Olivier Award-winner Sheridan Smith as 'Fanny Brice' from 20 November to 5 March 2015.
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Mon 17 Aug 2015

McQueen cancels first week of previews
Producers of the West End transfer of McQueen have cancelled the first week of previews to allow further technical rehearsals, and will now begin performances on 22 Aug 2015.
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West End Feature...
Mark Shenton previews McQueen
Mark Shenton previews the West End transfer of McQueen, a play by James Phillips which explores the life of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Priory at Theatro Technis
The Tower Theatre Company will present The Priory by Michael Wynne at the Theatro Technis in Camden, north London, from 8 to 12 September 2015.
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Rumours & Gossip!
British producer Cameron Mackintosh told London's Evening Standard that there is "every intention" for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton to transfer to London, saying it could open as soon as 2017. Writer and star Lin Manuel-Miranda supported the statement, saying "I would be honoured to open the show in London".
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