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Tue 23 Sep 2014

Slightly Fat Features in VarietySoup
Mick Perrin Worldwide presents Slightly Fat Features in VarietySoup, at the Leicester Square Main Theatre, from 15 December 2014 to 4 January 2015.
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Review of Evita at the Dominion Theatre
Mark Shenton's review of Evita, the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical, at the Dominion Theatre, starring Marti Pellow as Che, Madalena Alberto as Evita and Ben Forster as Magaldi.
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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 10 January 2015 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End.
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Mon 22 Sep 2014

Wicked - Jennifer DiNoia to play Elphaba
Jennifer DiNoia will be joining the West End production of Wicked in the role of 'Elphaba', from Monday 27 October 2014 to Saturday 31 January 2015 at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre.
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War Horse Extends to 24 October 2015
War Horse, based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford, has extended its booking period to 24 October 2015 at the New London Theatre.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Hunters Grimm - promenade performance
Teatro Vivo in association with The Albany present a promenade performance of The Hunters Grimm, starting at Deptford Lounge and ending at The Albany, from 22 October to 8 November.
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Moira Buffini's Dying For It - Jack Studio
The Actor Works Company presents Dying For It by Moira Buffini, adapted from Nikolai Erdman’s 'The Suicide', at the Jack Studio Theatre, south London, from 21 October to 8 November 2014.
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Fri 19 Sep 2014

Charlie Extends to 31 October 2015
Producers of Sam Mendes' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane have announced that the show has extended its booking period to 31 Oct 2015.
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Review of Ballyturk at the National Theatre
Mark Shenton's review of Ballyturk at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre, written by Edna Walsh, starring Cillian Murphy, Mikel Murfi, and Stephen Rea, directed by Enda Walsh.
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Thriller Live Extends Booking to 6 Sep 2015
The West End production of Thriller Live at the Lyric Theatre, which is currently in its sixth year in the West End, has announced an extension to 6 September 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Tower Theatre Company presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate, north London, from 15 to 25 October 2014.
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Thu 18 Sep 2014

Review of Dr Scroggy's War - Globe
Mark Shenton's review of Dr Scroggy's War at Shakespeare's Globe, written by Howard Brenton, directed by John Dove and starring Will Featherstone and James Garnon.
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King Charles III Extends to 31 Jan 2015
The Almeida Theatre production of King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, at the Wyndham's Theatre, has announced an extension to its limited run and is now booking to 31 January 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Lend Me a Tenor - Queen's Hornchurch
Cut to the Chase theatre company will present Ken Ludwig's comedy Lend Me a Tenor at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, from 3 to 25 Oct 2014, with an official opening on 6 Oct 2014.
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Edward II at London Theatre New Cross
Venture Wolf Productions present Edward II, by Christopher Marlowe, directed by Paul Vitty, at the London Theatre New Cross, south east London, from 30 September to 5 October 2014.
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Wed 17 Sep 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Fierce at the Camden People's Theatre
Fierce, written and performed by Kathryn Griffiths, will run at the Camden People's Theatre in Camden, north London from 14 to 19 October 2014 directed by Celine Lowenthal.
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Streaming at the Pleasance Theatre
Pipeline Theatre will present Streaming by Jon Welch at the Pleasance Theatre Islington, north London, from 11 to 29 November 2014, with an official opening on 13 November 2014.
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Tue 16 Sep 2014

New Cast Announced for The Commitments
Jamie Lloyd's production of The Commitments has announced new casting information for the production, which is currently running at the Palace Theatre where it is booking until 19 April 2015.
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Sunny Afternoon Extends Booking Period
The West End transfer of the Hampstead Theatre production of Sunny Afternoon, a new biographical musical based on the rise to fame of The Kinks, has extended its booking period to 31 Jan 2015.
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Sondheim's Sweeney Todd at the ENO
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel will star in the ENO's first musical staging at the London Coliseum for a limited run of 13 performances between 30 March and 12 April 2015.
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Young Vic Announces Two New Plays
The Young Vic have announced two new productions for their Maria Studio in 2015, Mike Bartlett's Bull, followed by Lippy by Bush Moukarzel and Mark O’Halloran.
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Review Forbidden Broadway - Vaudeville
Mark Shenton's review of Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre, where it has transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory, now starring Christina Bianco.
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Fringe & Other London...
Listen, We're Family at Wilton’s Music Hall
JW3 and Wilton’s Music Hall present a revival of Listen, We're Family, by Kerry Shale and Matthew Lloyd, at Wilton’s Music Hall in east London, from 14 to 25 October 2014.
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Saxon Court at the Southwark Playhouse
Made by Brick will present the world premiere of Saxon Court by Daniel Andersen at the Southwark Playhouse in south London from 19 Nov 2014 to 13 Dec, with an official opening on 24 Nov 2014.
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Mon 15 Sep 2014

'Tis Pity She's a Whore - Full Cast announced
Full casting has been announced for Michael Longhurst's upcoming production of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, from 23 Oct to 7 Dec 2014.
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West End transfer for Di and Viv and Rose
Hampstead Theatre's production of Amelia Bullmore's comedy, Di and Viv and Rose, will transfer to the West End's Vaudeville Theatre, from 22 January 2015, booking to 23 May 2015.
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Review of The Play That Goes Wrong
Mark Shenton's review of The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre, written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and directed by Mark Bell.
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Curious Incident Extends Booking Period
The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has announced over 100,000 new tickets on sale, as it has extended its booking period to 23 May 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Spine Transfers to the Soho Theatre
Clara Brennan’s Spine will transfer from Edinburgh to the Soho Theatre in Central London from 21 October to 2 November 2014, with an official opening on 22 October 2014.
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The Curing Room - Pleasance Islington
Stripped Down Productions will transfer David Ian Lee’s The Curing Room to the Pleasance Theatre Islington, north London, for a limited three week run from 21 Oct to 9 Nov.
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MilkMilkLemonade at the Ovalhouse
Arch 468 and Ovalhouse present the UK premiere of Joshua Conkel’s US cult comedy MilkMilkLemonade at the Ovalhouse in Kennington from 8 to the 25 Oct 2014.
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Singin' in the Rain Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Ovation Productions will produce Singin' in the Rain at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in north London, from 17 Dec 2014 to 25 Jan 2015, with an official opening on 19 Dec 2014.
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Fri 12 Sep 2014

West End Dims Lights for Donald Sinden
It has been announced that the West End will dim its lights this evening (12 September) in tribute to the late actor Sir Donald Sinden who has passed away at the age of 90.
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Review of King Charles III - Wyndham's
Mark Shenton's review of King Charles III, a modern history play by Mike Bartlett at the Wyndham's Theatre where it has transferred from the Almeida.
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Alan Titchmarsh in Wind in the Willows
Alan Titchmarsh will make his West End debut in the Royal Opera House's upcoming production of The Wind in the Willows at the Vaudeville Theatre from 26 Nov 2014 to 17 Jan 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Upper Cut at the Southwark Playhouse
W14 Productions will present the world premiere of Upper Cut by Juliet Gilkes Romero at the Southwark Playhouse, south London from 14 January 2015 to 7 February 2015.
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Hampstead Theatre Announces New Plays
The Hampstead Theatre have announced two new plays for November and December, Wildefire by Roy Williams and Tiger Country written and directed by Nina Raine.
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Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show
Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show will run at The Museum of Comedy's Cooper Room as part of a celebration of the much-loved Comedian, from 30 Sep 2014 to 24 Jan 2015.
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Damn Yankees revival at Landor Theatre
The classic Broadway and Tony-award winning musical Damn Yankees will be revived at the Landor Theatre, a fringe venue in Clapham, south London, from 1 October to 8 November 2014.
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Thu 11 Sep 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Rash Dash at the Soho Theatre
Rash Dash present Oh, I Can't Be Bothered at the Soho Theatre Upstairs, in Soho central London from 30 September to 19 October 2014, with an official opening on 2 October 2014.
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Review of Fully Committed at the Menier
Mark Shenton's review of Fully Committed by Becky Mode at the Menier Chocolate Factory, starring Kevin Bishop in the role of Sam, directed by Mark Setlock.
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Free Fall at the Pleasance Theatre
Poleroid Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Free Fall by Vinay Patel at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington north London, from 14 October to 1 November 2014.
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Wed 10 Sep 2014

Women on the Verge...Further Casting
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which will open at the Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Almeida Winter/Spring 2014/15 Season
The Almeida Theatre have announced their Winter/Spring 2014/15 season, which includes a new work by Simon Stephens, a return for Director Robert Icke, and a collaboration with the RSC.
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Review of True West at the Tricycle Theatre
Mark Shenton's review of True West at the Tricycle Theatre in north west London, written by Sam Shepard, directed by Phillip Breen, starring Alex Ferns and Eugene O'Hare.
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A Sudden Burst of Blinding Light
London Grey & Green Theatre Company presents A Sudden Burst of Blinding Light by Ben Maier at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in north London from 7 to the 12 of October 2014.
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Tue 9 Sep 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Two New Plays at the White Bear Theatre
Kenneth Avery-Clark will direct two new plays at the White Bear Theatre, All Things Nice and Time Management which will run as a double bill from 23 September to 4 October 2014.
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Mon 8 Sep 2014

Mark Rylance - Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Mark Rylance will take the lead role of Philippe V in Claire van Kampen's new play with music Farinelli and the King which runs at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 11 Feb to 8 Mar 2015.
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Wicked Extends Booking to 7 Nov 2015
Wicked has extended its booking period at the Apollo Victoria Theatre into its ninth year, to 07 Nov 2015. Half a million more tickets to the show will go on sale today (8th Sep).
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Fringe & Other London...
Tartuffe at The Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton
Nomadic Theatrical Productions will present its debut production, a new adaptation of Moliere's comedy Tartuffe at the Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, east London, from 14 Oct 2014.
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Catherine Tate in Menier's Assassins
Catherine Tate leads the cast of Sondheim's Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory, south London, which runs from 21 Nov 2014 to 7 Mar 2015 directed by Jamie Lloyd.
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Muscovado - Holy Trinity Church Clapham
Burnt Out Theatre will present Muscovado by Matilda Ibini at the Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common, south London, from 1 to 10 October 2014 as part of Black History Month.
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Orton's Fred and Madge - Hope Theatre
Rough Haired Pointer and Adam Spreadbury-Maher present the professional world premiere of Joe Orton's Fred and Madge at The Hope Theatre in Islington, north London, from 15 Sep 2014.
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Sat 6 Sep 2014

Review of The Comedy of Errors at Globe
Mark Shenton's review of The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, directed by Blanche McIntyre, starring Simon Harrison and Matthew Needham, Jamie Wilkes, Brodie Ross...
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Fri 05 Sep 2014

Beautiful the Carole King Musical - London
The Tony nominated production of Beautiful - the Carole King Musical will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Aldwych Theatre on 25 Feb 2015, following previews from 10 Feb 2015.
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Langford and Wilmot Join the Scoundrels
Bonnie Langford and Gary Wilmot will take over from Samantha Bond and John Marquez in the West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre from 16 Sep 2014.
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Full Cast Announced for Ghost Stories - Arts
The West End production of Ghost Stories has announced full casting for its return to the Arts Theatre from 21 September 2014 until 18 January 2015, including Simon Holmes and Paul Kemp.
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City of Angels - full cast announced
Full cast announced for City of Angels, including Katherine Kelly, Tam Mutu, Peter Polycarpou, Rebecca Trehearn, at the Donmar Warehouse from 5 December 2014 to 7 February 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Love and Devotion of Ridley Smith
The Old Red Lion will present the premiere of The Love and Devotion of Ridley Smith by Miran Hadzic at The Old Red Lion in Angel, north London, from 23 Sep to 11 Oct 2014.
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Sweeney Todd at Harrington's Pie Shop
The Tooting Arts Club will present Sondheim's musical Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop, Tooting, from 21st Oct to 29th Nov 2014.
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Thu 04 Sep 2014

Ben Forster Joins cast of Evita - Dominion
ITV's 'Superstar' winner Ben Forster will join the cast of the upcoming West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita at the Dominion Theatre.
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Review of Little Revolution at the Almeida
Read Mark Shenton's review of Little Revolution at the Almeida Theatre in Islington, north London, written by Alecky Blythe and directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins.
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Review of Lord of the Dance at the Palladium
Read our review of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at the London Palladium starring Michael Flatley and Nadine Coyle which runs until 25 October 2015 before a World tour.
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Wed 03 Sep 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Warehouse of Dreams - Lion & Unicorn
Random Thoughts Limited presents Warehouse of Dreams by Chuck Anderson at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town, from 11 Nov to 6 Dec 2014, with an official opening on 13 Nov 2014.
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Review of Autobahn at the King's Head
Read our review of Autobahn by Neil LaBute at the King's Head Theatre in Islington, presented by Savio(u)r Theatre Company starring Sharon Maughan and Henry Everett.
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I Love You Because at Bridewell Theatre
Sedos presents I Love You Because, a musical comedy by Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzmanby, at the Bridewell Theatre, near Fleet Street in city of London, from 16 to 20 September.
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Tue 02 Sep 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Fifth Column at secret location in London SE1
CoLab present Fifth Column, an interactive and immersive production, written and directed by Bertie Watkins, at a secret location in London SE1 from 18 Sep to 15 Nov 2014.
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Tower Theatre present The Kitchen Sink
Tower Theatre Amateur Dramatic Company presents The Kitchen Sink by Tom Wells at the Theatro Technis, north London, from 23 - 27 September 2014.
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Sheridan's The Rivals - Arcola Theatre
The Arcola Theatre in Dalston, east London will present a revival of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1775 play The Rivals from 15 Oct to 15 Nov 2014, with an official opening on 21 Oct 2014. .
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Mon 01 Sep 2014

The Daily Telegraph's Charles Spencer Retires
The Daily Telegraph's chief theatre critic Charles Spencer has announced that he is retiring after 25 years working for the paper, saying "critics shouldn’t go on too long".
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Fringe & Other London...
The Proposal/To Be a Wife - Hen & Chickens
Goblin Baby Theatre Company will present a new production of The Proposal/To Be a Wife at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in Islington, north London from 7 to 11 October 2014.
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Myths - comedy at Blue Elephant Theatre
Hammer & Tongs Theatre presents Myths, written and directed by Jennifer R. Lee, at The Blue Elephant Theatre in south London, from 18 November to 6 December 2014.
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Rosemary Ashe in The Singing Teacher
West End star Rosemary Ashe will star in a new intimate four-hander musical The Singing Teacher at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington, south London, from 7 to the 11 Oct 2014.
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Who Do We Think We Are? - Southwark
Visible Theatre Ensemble have announced their production of Who Do We Think We Are? will run at the Southwark Playhouse in south London from 29 October to 15 November 2014.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stephen Beresford, screenwriter of Pride, a British film starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West, confirmed at a London screening of the movie that a stage musical adaptation is in development. Director Matthew Warchus is attached to the project, which is eyeing a West End run.
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