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Tue 07 Jul 2015

Fringe & Other London...
The Day You'll Love Me from 18 August
Theatro Technis will present The Day You'll Love Me at its venue in north London, from 18 Aug to 05 Sep, 25 years after its London premiere at the Hampstead Theatre.
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And Then Come The Nightjars at Theatre503
Theatre503 will present And Then Come The Nightjars by Emma Adams at their venue in Battersea, south London, from 2 to 26 September 2015, in a co-production with Bristol Old Vic.
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Farewell To The Theatre premiere - Bridewell
The Tower Theatre Company presents the London amateur premiere of Farewell To The Theatre, by Richard Nelson, directed by John McSpadyen, at the Bridewell Theatre, from 28 Jul to 1 Aug.
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Mon 06 Jul 2015

National Theatre updates
The National Theatre has announced further details of its July 2015 to January 2016 season, with casting, creatives and booking dates for many of its upcoming productions.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Railway Children extends to 3 Jan 2016
Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of The Railway Children, based on E. Nesbit's novel, has extended its run at the King's Cross Theatre through to 3 January 2016.
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Love, Bombs & Apples at Arcola Theatre
AIK Productions presents Love, Bombs & Apples, a comedy by Hassan Abdulrazzak, at Arcola Theatre from 21 to 25 July 2015, as part of "Shubbak - A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture."
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The Game of Love and Chance at Barons Court
Marivaux' classic French farcical comedy The Game of Love and Chance, adapted and directed by Matthew Partridge, will play Barons Court Theatre from 28 July to 15 August 2015.
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Broadway Interview
Interview with Kristin Chenoweth
Hayden Thomas interviews Tony & Emmy Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth about a future West End debut, as well as performing at the Royal Albert Hall and in front of the Queen.
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Fri 03 Jul 2015

Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in Nell Gwynn - Globe
The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on London's South Bank has announced that Gugu Mbatha-Raw will be taking the lead in Nell Gwynn, which will run at the venue from 19 Sep to 17 Oct 2015.
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The Play That Goes Wrong - new cast
Olivier Award winner for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, has announced that a new cast will take over from 18 August 2015, at the Duchess Theatre.
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Fringe & Other London...
Martyr UK premier at Unicorn Theatre
The UK premiere of Martyr, written by Marius von Maybenburg, will be presented at the Unicorn Theatre, in south east London, from 16 September to 10 October 2015.
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Blog...
Review of Secret Cinema - Star Wars
Read Tom Millward's review of Secret Cinema's latest live theatrical/cinematic, immersive event - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - at a secret location in London.
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Thu 02 Jul 2015

Review of The Importance of Being Earnest
Our review of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, starring David Suchet as Lady Bracknell, directed by Adrian Noble, at the Vaudeville Theatre.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Talented Mister Ripley at Greenwich
The Faction present The Talented Mister Ripley, adapted by Mark Leipacher from the novel by Patricia Highsmith, at the Greenwich Theatre in south east London, from 1 to 5 September 2015.
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East End Boys, West End Girls - Arcola
Spora Stories will present the premiere of East End Boys, West End Girls, written and directed by Ade Solanke, at the Arcola Theatre, from 28 Jul to 1 Aug, as part of a summer tour of London.
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Wed 01 Jul 2015

Two plays for Young Vic's Clare Studio
The Young Vic have announced two productions for their Clare Studio. These will be August Strindberg's Creditors, from 9 to 19 Sep and Barry Keeffe's Barbarians, from 27 Nov to 19 Dec.
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The Father transfers to Wyndham's Theatre
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and the Tricycle Theatre will transfer The Father, by Florian Zeller in a new translation by Christopher Hampton, to the Wyndham's Theatre, from 30 Sep to 21 Nov.
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Tue 30 Jun 2015

Broadway Interview
Interview with Laura Michelle Kelly
Hayden Thomas interviews Olivier Award-winning British actress and star of Broadway's Finding Neverland Laura Michelle Kelly about her West End memories and success in the Big Apple.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Killing Of Sister George from 29 Oct
Artful Theatre Productions present the 50th anniversary production of The Killing Of Sister George, at the London Theatre Workshop in west London, from 29 October to 21 November 2015.
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The Wonderful World of Dissocia
TumbleDry Theatre present The Wonderful World of Dissocia, by Anthony Neilson, at the Bread and Roses Theatre, a pub theatre in Clapham, south London, from 21 July to 1 August 2015.
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Mon 29 Jun 2015

Kinky Boots extends to Feb 2016 - Adelphi
The London premiere of Kinky Boots has announced an extension to 6 Feb 2016. The show begins previews at the Adelphi Theatre on 21 Aug 2015, before an official opening on 15 Sep 2015.
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Review of The Trial at the Young Vic
Our review of The Trial, by Franz Kafka, adapted by Nick Gill, directed by Richard Jones and starring Rory Kinnear, at the Young Vic Theatre, running until 22 August 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Tomcat at Southwark Playhouse Little Space
Papatango Theatre Company will present Tomcat, by James Rushbrooke, at the Southwark Playhouse 'Little Space', in south east London, from 28 October to 21 November 2015.
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Fri 26 Jun 2015

Annie Jr comes to the Arts Theatre
A new production of Annie Jr. will run at the Arts Theatre in London's West End this summer, featuring a rotating cast of 8 sets of young people, from 29 July to 31 August 2015.
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
It has been announced that a new Harry Potter story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open in London's West End at the Palace Theatre in Summer 2016.
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Review of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Our four star review of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical, which now has a new Willy Wonka in Jonathan Slinger, at Drury Lane, Theatre Royal.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Spitfire Grill at the Union
The Union Theatre in south London will present the London premiere of The Spitfire Grill by James Valcq and Fred Alley from 23 July to 15 August 2015, with an official opening on 24 July 2015.
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Thu 25 Jun 2015

Cast and creative announced for Sinatra
The upcoming production of Sinatra at the London Palladium which begins performances at the London Palladium on 10 July has announced details of its creative team and cast of 20 dancers.
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Review of Bend it Like Beckham
Our review of Bend it Like Beckham at the Phoenix Theatre, based on the film of the same name featuring music by Howard Goodall, starring Natalie Dew and Lauren Samuels.
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Fringe & Other London...
Gigi at the Tabard Theatre
Alces Productions presents Gigi by Colette and Anita Loos at the Tabard Theatre from 28 October to 21 November 2015, the first production in London in over 60 years, directed by Mark Giesser.
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Beckett and Havel Double Bill at the Drayton
Blue Rider Group will present a Beckett and Havel Double Bill, comprising the plays Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett and Private View by Václav Havel at the Drayton Arms pub Theatre.
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Wed 24 Jun 2015

West End Feature
West End Summer Openings 2015
Take a look at the best West End openings this summer, from brand new musicals to revivals of classic Shakespeare plays and unique theatrical spectacles to fill your summer nights.
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Broadway Interview
Interview with Aladdin's Tony Award Winner
Hayden Thomas interviews James Monroe Iglehart, the Tony Award winning star of Disney's 'Aladdin' on Broadway which is rumoured to be planning a West End production in the near future.
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Tue 23 Jun 2015

Constellations returns to the West End
The West End and Broadway hit play Constellations by Nick Payne will return to the West End for a limited run at the Trafalgar Studios 1 from 9 July to 1 August 2015.
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Mon 22 Jun 2015

The Illusionists at the Shaftesbury
The world’s best-selling touring magic show The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible will come to London for the first time for a limited run at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 14 Nov to 3 Jan 2016.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Turn of the Screw - Gatehouse
The Tower Theatre Company will present The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate.
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Fri 19 Jun 2015

Full cast for Green Day's American Idiot
The full cast has been announced for the West End premiere of Green Day's American Idiot, which will run at the Arts Theatre from 17 July to 27 Sept 2015, with an official opening on 22 July.
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Review of 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre
Our review of 1984, by George Orwell, adapted and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, at the Playhouse Theatre, running until 5 September 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Bye Bye Birdie at Ye Olde Rose and Crown
All Star Productions will present Bye Bye Birdie, at Ye Olde Rose and Crown pub theatre in Walthamstow, east London, from 11 August to 4 September 2015.
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Thu 18 Jun 2015

The 39 Steps to close on 5 September 2015
Long running comedy The 39 Steps has announced that it will close at the Criterion Theatre on 5 September 2015. The production had been booking to 31 October 2015.
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Review of The MotherF**ker With The Hat
Our review of The MotherF**ker With The Hat, by Stephen Adly Guirgis, at the Lyttelton, National Theatre, directed by Indhu Rubasingham, with Flor De Liz Perez and Ricardo Chavira.
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Fringe & Other London...
Doctor Faustus - open air in north London
Pandemonium Performance present a promenade open air performance of Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe, at Abney Park Cemetery in north London from 15 Jul to 2 Aug.
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Ella's Secret - UK premiere at Baron's Court
IT Productions will present the UK premier of Ella's Secret, by H.W. Freedman, directed by Edward Davies, at Barons Court Theatre in west London from 15 to 25 July 2015.
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Thoroughly Modern Millie revival at Landor
SDWC Productions present a revival of Thoroughly Modern Millie, directed by Matthew Iliffe, at the Landor Theatre in south west London, from 18 August to 13 September 2015.
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Amaluna at the Royal Albert Hall
Cirque du Soleil will return to London with their new touring production of Amaluna, directed by Tony Award-winner Dianne Paulus at the Royal Albert Hall from 15 January to 14 February 2016.
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Blog...
Throwback Thursday: I Love My Wife
For his Throwback Thursday, Dom O'Hanlon looks at Cy Coleman and one of his most rarely performed musicals 'I Love My Wife' which ran in New York and London in 1977.
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Wed 17 Jun 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 17 October 2015 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End.
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Fringe & Other London...
You Won’t Succeed on Broadway ...
Collaborative Artists Ltd presents You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews, at the St. James Theatre, near Victoria in central London, from 25 August to 5 September 2015.
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Tue 16 Jun 2015

Heresy of Love at the Globe - full cast
The full cast has been announced for The Heresy of Love, by Helen Edmundson, directed by John Dove, at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on London's South Bank, from 31 July to 5 September 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Time and the Conways by JB Priestly
Tower Theatre Company presents Time and the Conways, by JB Priestly, directed by Jessica Hammett, at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, north London, from 7 to 11 July.
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Théâtre Volière presents Consolation
Théâtre Volière presents the European premiere of new tragi-comedy, Consolation, by Mick Wood, at the Bridewell Theatre, near Fleet Street in the city of London, from 12 August to 4 September.
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Later, After at Drayton Arms from 7 July
Later, After, a new drama by Jane Harvey-Berrick and Mike Speirs, directed by Elizabeth Thick, will be presented at the Drayton Arms Theatre, from 7 to 11 July 2015.
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King Chaos at Tristan Bates Theatre
Bad Bat Productions present King Chaos, written and directed by Steve Jordan, at the Tristan Bates Theatre in central London, from 10 to 15 August 2015.
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Mon 15 Jun 2015

Full cast announced for Hamlet - Barbican
The full cast has been announced for William Shakespeare's Hamlet, opening at the Barbican Theatre on 25 August 2015, following previews from 5 August, and running until 31 October 2015.
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My Children! My Africa! - Trafalgar Studios 2
Two Sheds Theatre present My Children! My Africa!, by Athol Fugard, at Trafalgar Studios 2 from 4 to 29 August 2015, following an acclaimed run at the Tristan Bates Theatre in April of this year.
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Theatrical artists - Queen's Birthday Honours
Theatrical artists in The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2015 include - Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lesley Manville, Eddie Redmayne, Michael Ball, Lenny Henry and Kevin Spacey.
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Fringe & Other London...
Last Night I Met You Dreaming from 6 July
Fit to Burst presents Last Night I Met You Dreaming at the Hackney Showroom, east London, from 6 to 18 July 2015 and then at the CLF Art Café, in south east London, from 27 July to 1 August 2015.
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Rumours & Gossip!
Somebody's been wishing upon a star... because the National Theatre is reportedly finalising a deal with Disney Theatrical to bring its 1940 animated classic Pinocchio alive on stage, according to the Daily Mail. The musical, which is being tipped for Christmas 2016, will be directed by John Tiffany and written by Enda Walsh and will feature the iconic Disney songs such as "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor’s Life For Me)," "I’ve Got No Strings," and, of course, "When You Wish Upon a Star."
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