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Mon 26 Jan 2015

Made in Dagenham sets closing date
Producers have officially announced that Made in Dagenham - the Musical will play its final performance at the Adelphi Theatre on Saturday 11 April 2015, closing after just five months.
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Fringe & Other London...
Major Barbara at Theatro Technis
Tower Theatre Amateur Dramatic Company will present George Bernard Shaw's classic play Major Barbara at the Theatro Technis in Camden, north London from 17 to 21 February 2015.
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The Bombing of the Grand Hotel - Cockpit
Wildspark Theatre will produce a new play by Julie Everton and Josie Melia, The Bombing of the Grand Hotel at the Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone, north London, from 13 April to 2 May 2015.
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Norma Jeane the Musical in Walthamstow
Karen Struel-White Productions will present Norma Jeane - the Musical, at Ye Olde Rose and Crown pub theatre in Walthamstow, north east London from 2 to 22 March 2015.
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Xavier and Francolini join Assassins
It has been announced that Michael Xavier and Anna Francolini will join the cast of Jamie Lloyd's production of Assassins which is currently running at the Menier Chocolate Factory to 7 March 2015.
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Fri 23 Jan 2015

Just Jim Dale at the Vaudeville
Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Jim Dale will bring his one man show Just Jim Dale to the West End's Vaudeville Theatre for a limited season.
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David Suchet stars as Lady Bracknell
The upcoming revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest starring David Suchet as Lady Bracknell will run at the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End from 27 Jun to 4 Nov 2015.
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Lara Pulver & Peter Davison join Gyspy
Lara Pulver will reprise her performance in the title role of Gypsy Rose Louise, alongside Peter Davison as Herbie in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre, alongside Imelda Staunton as Rose.
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Goodman & Sturridge cast in American Buffalo
Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner John Goodman will make his West End debut, alongside Tom Sturridge and Damian Lewis in David Mamet's American Buffalo at Wyndham's Theatre.
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The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper
The Broadway production of The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper in the title role, will transfer to London's West End, running at the Haymarket Theatre from 19 May to 8 August 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Almeida announces casting for Game
The cast for the world premiere of Mike Bartlett's new play Game has now been confirmed. The production will open at the Almeida Theatre on 3 March 2015, following previews from 23 February.
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Thu 22 Jan 2015

Jersey Boys announces new cast members
Gary Watson will join the cast of Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre in the role of Nick Massi from 10 Mar 2015 as the show prepares to celebrate its 7th birthday in the West End on 18 March.
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Fringe & Other London...
Dan Buckley stars in premiere of Lardo
Metal Rabbit productions will present Lardo, a comedy by by Mike Stone at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington from 3 to 28 March 2015, with an official opening on 5 March 2015.
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The Tricycle announces new season
The Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn, north London, has announced details of its forthcoming Spring and Summer season which includes a mix of in-house and visiting productions.
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Public Inconveniences at the Courtyard
CL Collective will present a new play devised by the company, Public Inconveniences at the Courtyard Theatre in Old Street, east London from 17 to 21 February 2015, directed by Petina Hapgood.
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The Feast at Solhaug - Barons Court
Ottisdotter Productions will present the last of Henrik Ibsen's plays to receive its world premiŤre in English, The Feast at Solhaug at the Barons Court Theatre in west London from 8 to 25 April 2015.
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Wed 21 Jan 2015

Kevin Spacey returns in Clarence Darrow
The Old Vic Theatre has announced that Kevin Spacey will return in Clarence Darrow for a limited six week run from 3 March to 11 April 2015 at the venue.
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National Theatre announces 2015 Season
The National Theatre has now announced full details of its new season from April to July 2015, as well as new productions throughout the rest of 2015 under Rufus Norris.
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Fringe & Other London...
Ordinary Days at the Rosemary Branch
Adam Gwon's musical comedy Ordinary Days will be revived at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, a pub theatre in north London for ten performances from 18 to 28 February 2015.
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FellSwoop presents Ablutions at the Soho
FellSwoop Theatre will present Ablutions adapted from the novel by Man Booker shortlisted author Patrick deWitt at the Soho Theatre in central London from 10 to 22 February 2015.
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Tue 20 Jan 2015

Bend It Like Beckham extends to 24 October
The world stage premiere of Bend It Like Beckham, a new British musical adapted from the film of the same name, has extended its booking period by three months to 24 October 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Without Reluctance and Without Relief
Ballast Theatre present Without Reluctance and Without Relief / You Take the 321 / Again by Howard Colyer, at Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley, south London, from 24 to 28 Feb.
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King of the F*ckin' Castle at the Vault Festival
Susie Newbery for LAB Theatre present King of the F*ckin' Castle, a new play about homelessness by Richard Sheridan, at the Vault Festival in Waterloo from 4 to 8 March 2015.
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Fri 16 Jan 2015

Felicity Kendal in Hay Fever transfer
The Theatre Royal Bath production of Hay Fever, starring Felicity Kendal, will transfer to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited run from 29 April to 1 August 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Life and Loves of a Nobody at The Albany
Third Angel and Dep Arts present The Life & Loves of a Nobody, devised by Rachael Walton and Alexander Kelly, at The Albany in Deptford from 3 to 7 February 2015.
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Thu 15 Jan 2015

The Broken Heart cast announced
Amy Morgan, Owen Teale and Luke Thompson will star in The Broken Heart, directed by Caroline Steinbeis, at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 12 March to 18 April 2015.
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Harvey comes to the Haymarket
Don Gregory and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present Harvey by Mary Chase, starring James Dreyfus and Maureen Lipman, at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 17 March to 2 May 2015.
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The Mousetrap extends booking
Agatha Christie's long running thriller The Mousetrap has extended its booking period and is now selling tickets through to 19 December 2015, at the St Martin's Theatre.
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Fringe & Other London...
Review of Bat Boy - Southwark Playhouse
Our review of Bat Boy: the Musical at the Southwark Playhouse, featuring music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and direction by Luke Fredericks, and starring Lauren Ward and Rob Compton.
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Review of The Railway Children
Mark Shenton's review of The Railway Children, directed by Damian Cruden, adapted by Mike Kenny and based on E. Nesbit's novel, at the King's Cross Theatre.
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Wed 14 Jan 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 2 May 2015 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End.
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Fringe & Other London...
Andrew Lippa's John & Jen at the Drayton
Pinot Productions will present a new production of the chamber musical John & Jen by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald at the Drayton Arms Theatre in South Kensington, from 15 to 23 February 2015.
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Finborough Theatre Spring 2015 Season
The Finborough Theatre in West Brompton, west London has announced its Spring 2015 season which includes a mixture of original writing, revivals and world premieres.
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Tue 13 Jan 2015

Women on the Verge... Review
Mark Shenton's review of new musical 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown' by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane at the Playhouse Theatre starring Tamsin Grieg and directed by Bartlett Sher.
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Fireworks cast announced - Royal Court
Full casting has been announced for Fireworks, a new play by Palestinian playwright and poet Dalia Tala which runs at the Royal Court Theatre in west London from 12 Feb to 14 Mar 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Britainís Best Recruiting Sergeant - Unicorn
The Unicorn Theatre in Southwark, south London, will present Britainís Best Recruiting Sergeant , a new play by Joy Wilkinson from 13 Feb to 15 Mar 2015, with an official opening on 17 Feb 2015.
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Mon 12 Jan 2015

Beyond Bollywood at the London Palladium
The hit-Mumbai musical Beyond Bollywood will make its West End debut, opening at the London Palladium on 11 May 2015, following previews from 8 May 2015 where it is booking until 27 June 2015.
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Shakespeare in Love extends booking period
Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions' stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love, which is currently playing at the Noel Coward Theatre, has extended its booking period to 27 June 2015.
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The Lion King extends booking period
Disney's hit musical The Lion King, based on the 1994 film, has extended its booking period at the Lyceum Theatre in London's West End, with tickets now on sale to 04 October 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Jonathan Moore's INIGO at the White Bear
The White Bear Theatre in Kennington, south London, will produce the premiere of Inigo by Jonathan Moore at the pub theatre from 3 to 28 Feb with an official opening on 6 Feb 2015.
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Birdman... And the effect of Celebrity...
...on Broadway and the West End: A Blog inspired by the critically-acclaimed BAFTA nominated film 'Birdman' examining the impact celebrities have on the theatre scene.
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Fri 09 Jan 2015

Full cast announced for Bend it Like Beckham
The stage premiere of Bend It Like Beckham the musical adapted from the film of the same name, has announced full casting for the production which opens at the Phoenix Theatre on 24 June 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Arthur's World by SPID Theatre
The Bush Theatre will host the premiere of Arthur's World, a new play by Helena Thompson at their Attic Space in west London from 27 Jan to 14 Feb 2015, with an official opening on 29 Jan 2015.
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Changing State at the Hen & Chickens
New Slang Productions will present the premiere of Tian Glasgow's play Changing State at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in Islington from 3 to 14 Feb 2015 with an official opening on 5 Feb 2015.
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Thu 08 Jan 2015

Gillian Elisa is Billy Elliot's new 'Grandma'
Producers of the West End production of Billy Elliot have announced that Gillian Elisa will take over the role of 'Grandma' from original cast member Ann Emery who is retiring aged 84.
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Miss Saigon extends booking to 26 Sep 2015
Cameron Mackintosh's revival of Miss Saigon, which is currently playing at the Prince Edward Theatre, has extended its booking period by five months to 26 September 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Klippies at the Southwark Playhouse
Rive Productions will present the world premiere of Jessica Si‚nís play Klippies at the Southwark Playhouse in south London from 13 May to 6 June 2015, with an official opening on 18 May 2015.
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She Loves Me at the Landor Theatre
The Landor Theatre have announced a new production of the classic musical She Loves Me which will run at the pub venue from 4 Feb to 7 Mar 2015, with an official opening on 9 Feb 2015.
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Dracula at the Lion and Unicorn
The Okai Collier Company will produce a new production and adaptation of Dracula at the Lion and Unicorn pub theatre in Kentish Town, north London, from 10 Feb to 14 March 2015.
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Espresso at Matthews Yard & Drayton Arms
Matthews Yard Theatre Company and the Drayton Arms Theatre will present Espresso by Lucia Frangione, directed by Aaron Blackmon at two different venues throughout January.
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Wed 07 Jan 2015

Fringe & Other London...
Phoenix at the Phoenix Arts Club
Phoenix, a new play inspired by the life of Rock Legend Nick Drake is set to open at the Phoenix Arts Club in central London where it will run from 10 to 28 February 2015.
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Whistle Down the Wind at the Union
Sasha Regan will present a new production of the musical Whistle Down the Wind at the Union Theatre in Southwark, south London, from 28 Jan to 21 Feb, with an official opening on 30 Jan 2015.
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Blog...
Rob Marshall & John DeLuca Interview
Ahead of the UK release of the movie adaptation of 'Into the Woods', Dom O'Hanlon caught up with director Rob Marshall and Producer John DeLuca to find out more about the film.
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Tue 06 Jan 2015

Pryce & Terry to star at Shakespeare's Globe
Olivier Award winners Jonathan Pryce and Michelle Terry will star as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and Rosalind in As You Like It respectively at Shakespeare's Globe this Summer.
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How to Hold Your Breath - Full Cast
The full cast has been announced for the Royal Court Theatre's upcoming production of How to Hold Your Breath which runs at the west London venue from 4 Feb to 21 Mar 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Mikvah Project at the Yard Theatre
The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, east London, will present The Mikvah Project, a new play by Josh Azouz from 17 February to 14 March 2015 directed by Jay Miller.
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Mon 05 Jan 2015

Kerry Ellis joins Cats as show extends
West End star Kerry Ellis will succeed Nicole Scherzinger in the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Cats at the London Palladium in the role of 'Grizabella' from 9 Feb 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Tower Theatre present Sailor, Beware!
Tower Theatre Amateur Dramatic Company presents Sailor, Beware! by Philip King and Falkland Caryat the Bridewell Theatre, central London from 20 to 24 January 2015.
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Fri 02 Jan 2015

Molly Wobbly at Leicester Square Theatre
Paul Boyd's musical comedy Molly Wobbly, previously performed at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe, will run at the Lounge at Leicester Square Theatre from 27 January to 14 March 2015.
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Rumours & Gossip!
Baz from The Daily Mail has reported that the Broadway producers of Disney Theatrical's Aladdin have now turned their attention to the Dominion Theatre, whilst the producers of Motown the Musical are now considering The London Palladium. No dates for either production have been speculated, but it is thought it would be in the 2015/16 season.


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