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Mon 20 Oct 2014

Les Miserables Extends to 26 Sep 2015
The West End's longest running musical, Les Miserables has extended its booking period at the Queen's Theatre, where tickets are now on sale to 26 September 2015.
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Review of Our Town at the Almeida
Our review of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, currently playing at the Almeida Theatre in Islington, north London directed by David Cromer, starring Laura Elsworthy and David Walmsley.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Collector at the Arcola Theatre
Pipeline productions will present the London premiere of The Collector by Henry Naylor at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston, east London from 17 to 22 of November 2014.
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Review of Jacques Brel...at the Charing Cross
Our review of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Charing Cross theatre starring Daniel Boyes, Gina Beck, David Burt and Eve Polycarpou, directed by Andrew Keates.
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Fri 17 Oct 2014

Potted Sherlock - Vaudeville from 8 Dec
Seabright Productions Limited present the London premiere of Potted Sherlock, by Daniel Clarkson and Tom Clarkson, at the Vaudeville Theatre, from 8 December 2014 to 11 January 2015.
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Review of East is East - Trafalgar Studios
Mark Shenton's review of East is East by Ayub Khan Din at the Trafalgar Studios as part of the Trafalgar Transformed season, directed by Sam Yates and starring Jane Horrocks.
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The Nether announces West End Transfer
The Nether will transfer to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre for a limited 12 week season from 20 Jan 2015 to 25 Apr 2015, with an official opening on 23 Feb 2015.
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Review of The Cherry Orchard - Young Vic
Mark Shenton's review of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens at the Young Vic, directed by Katie Mitchell and starring Kate Duchene.
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Full Cast Announced for Beautiful
Full casting has now been announced for the upcoming West End transfer of Beautiful - the Carole King Musical, at the Aldwych Theatre from 10 February 2015.
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Alex Gaumond is London's next Scoundrel
It has been announced that Alex Gaumond will take over the role of Freddy Benson in the West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre from 11 November 2014.
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Thu 16 Oct 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
The Rose Playhouse, Bankside presents Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, arranged and directed by Martin Parr at their venue in south London which runs from 4 to 29 November 2014.
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Review of The Infidel - Stratford East
Mark Shenton's review of The Infidel, a musical by David Baddiel with music by Erran Baron Cohen at the Theatre Royal Stratford East based on the film of the same name.
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Plague of Idiots - Hen & Chickens
The international clown collective Plague of Idiots will bring their first full length show to the Hen and Chickens Theatre in Islington, north London from 4 to 22 Nov 2014.
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Wed 15 Oct 2014

Hattie Morahan in The Changeling
It has been announced that Hattie Morahan will star as Beatrice-Joanna in Dominic Dromgoole's forthcoming production of The Changeling at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
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Fringe & Other London...
Twickenham Theatre Forced to Close
One of London's newest fringe venues, The Twickenham Theatre, have announced that they have been forced to close their doors after the landlord has sold the building.
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Tue 14 Oct 2014

Review of Here Lies Love at the Dorfman
Mark Shenton's review of Here Lies Love, a musical by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim at the National's Dorfman Theatre starring Natalie Mendoza, Mark Bautista and Dean John-Wilson.
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Fringe & Other London...
Beauty and the Beast - Stratford
The Theatre Royal Stratford East in east London will present their annual pantomime, a new version of Beauty and the Beast which runs at the venue from 29 Nov 2014 to 17 Jan 2015.
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Mon 13 Oct 2014

The Lion King Extends Booking to 28 Jun '15
Disney's The Lion King has extended its booking period at the Lyceum Theatre, with tickets now on sale to 28 June 2015, and will celebrate its 15th year in London's West End.
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White Christmas Full Cast Announced
The full cast has been announced for the upcoming production of White Christmas by Irving Berlin which opens at the Dominion Theatre on 12 Nov 2014, following previews from 8 Nov.
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Sinatra 100 at the London Palladium
The Ministry of Entertainment Ltd will present Sinatra 100 at the London Palladium from 20 March to 25 April 2015 starring Richard Shelton as Sinatra with a rotating schedule of performers.
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Fringe & Other London...
Tinderbox at Hen and Chickens
Smoke & Oakum Theatre present Tinderbox by Oliver Forsyth which returns to London at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in Islington, north London from 4 to 8 November 2014.
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Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Hammersmith
The Lyric Hammersmith will present the UK's first professional production of Bugsy Malone by Alan Parker and Paul Williams in over a decade, at their West London venue from 11 Apr to 1 Aug 2015.
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Loaded at the Jack Studio Theatre
AlterEgo Theatre in association with Harrogate Theatre presents Loaded by David Bown at the Jack Stuido Theatre in Brockley, south London, from 11 to 29 November 2014
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A Lad in Tights Adult Pantomime
SG Productions will present an adult pantomime, A Lad in Tights above the Prince of Wales Pub in central London from 2 Dec 2014 to 4 Jan 2015, starring Stephanie Von Clitz as Aladdin.
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Fri 10 Oct 2014

Julie Hesmondhalgh in God Bless The Child
Former Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh has been cast in God Bless The Child, at the Royal Court Theatre - Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, from 12 Nov to 20 Dec 2014.
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Review of Henry IV at the Donmar
Mark Shenton's review of Shakespeare's Henry IV at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and featuring an all-female cast including Harriet Walter, Jade Anouka and Cynthia Erivo.
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Fringe & Other London...
Truth, Lies, Diana - Charing Cross
Truth, Lies, Diana, a 'factional' drama about the death of Princess Diana, written by Jon Conway, runs at the Charing Cross Theatre in central London from 9 January to 14 February 2015.
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Thu 09 Oct 2014

The Commitments First Birthday
Jamie Lloyd's production of The Commitments has celebrated its first birthday in the West End by thowing a party last night at the Palace Theatre, attended by most of the cast.
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Review of Macbeth at the Ambassadors
Mark Shenton's review of Macbeth presented by the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain at the Ambassadors Theatre, playing in rep, adapted and directed by Ed Hughes.
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Review of Selfie at the Ambassadors
Mark Shenton's review of Selfie presented by the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain at the Ambassadors Theatre, playing in rep, written by Peter Morrisat and directed by Paul Roseby.
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Review of Urinetown at the Apollo
Mark Shenton's review of Urinetown the musical at the Apollo Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd and starring Matthew Seadon-Young, Simon Paisley Day and Jenna Russell.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Bridge House Christmas Shows
The Bridge House Theatre SE20, a fringe venue in south east London, will present two new productions, It's a Wonderful Life and The Uglies Take Penge for Christmas 2014.
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The Crock - Pentameters Theatre
Léonie Scott-Matthews, in association with Streetwise Film Productions Ltd. will produce The Crock at the Pentameters Theatre in Hampstead, north London from 28 Oct to 16 Nov 2014.
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Wed 08 Oct 2014

Once Announces Closing - 21 March 2015
The West End production of Once the musical at the Phoenix Theatre has posted closing notices, and will play its final performance on 21 March 2015 ahead of a European tour.
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Fringe & Other London...
Hoke's Bluff at Shoreditch Town Hall
Action Hero will present their American sports movie pastiche Hoke's Bluff at Shoreditch Town Hall in east London from 18 to 29 November 2014, following a brief UK tour.
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Tue 07 Oct 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Billy the Kid Panto - Rosemary Branch
Charles Court Opera in association with Rosemary Branch Theatre present Billy the Kid a Panto Western at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in north London from 28 Nov 2014 to 10 Jan 2015.
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Mon 06 Oct 2014

Emma Hatton stars as Elphaba in Wicked
Emma Hatton will take over the role of 'Elphaba' in the West End production of Wicked from 02 Feb 2015 at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, replacing Jennifer DiNoia.
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Matilda Extends Booking to 20 Dec 2015
The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda the Musical has extended its booking period - tickets are now on sale to Sunday 20 December 2015 at the Cambridge Theatre.
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Fringe & Other London...
Tangram Theatre at the Southwark Playhouse
Tangram Theatre Company will take over Southwark Playhouse’s Little space with The Dragon and Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking from 16 Dec 2014 to 10 Jan 2015.
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Three Sisters at the White Bear Theatre
FiasCo Theatre will present a new production of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters at the White Bear Theatre, Kennington, south London, from 14 Oct to 25 Oct 2014, directed by Annemarie Highmore.
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SEDOS present Boeing Boeing
SEDOS, an amateur theatre company based at the Bridewell Theatre will present the comedy Boeing Boeing from 28 Oct to 1 Nov 2014, followed by the musical Victor/Victoria from 26 Nov to 6 Dec 2014.
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Sat 4 Oct 2014

National Theatre New Season to May 2015
NT new schedule to April/May 2015, includes Man + Superman by Bernard Shaw with Ralph Fiennes, The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft, Dara by Shahid Nadeem.
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Fri 03 Oct 2014

Wind in the Willows Full Cast Announced
The full cast has been announced for the The Royal Opera House production of The Wind in the Willows, which will open at the Vaudeville Theatre on 4 December 2014.
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Review of Speed-the-Plow at the Playhouse
Mark Shenton's review of Speed-the-Plow at the Playhouse Theatre, by David Mamet starring Lindsay Lohan, Richard Schiff and Nigel Lindsay, directed by Lindsay Posner.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Railway Children - King's Cross
The Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of The Railway Children will return to London at King's Cross Station from 16 December 2014.
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Aaron Tveit Joins cast of Assassins
Broadway star Aaron Tveit will star in Jamie Lloyd's production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 21 Nov 2014.
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Thu 02 Oct 2014

Review of Electra at the Old Vic
Mark Shenton's review of Electra at the Old Vic, by Sophocles in a version by Frank McGuinness, directed by Ian Rickson and starring Kristin Scott Thomas as Electra.
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Fringe & Other London...
Review of Seminar at the Hampstead
Mark Shenton's review of Seminar by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Terry Johnson starring Roger Allam at the Hampstead Theatre in north London.
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Wed 01 Oct 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Non Zero One Present Mountaineering
Theatre company Non Zero One will make its Roundhouse debut with their new production of Mountaineering which will run at the venue in Camden, from 3 to 15 February 2015.
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The Finborough Theatre's Winter Season
The Finborough Theatre in West Brompton, west London has announced its Winter 2014/15 season which includes a mixture of original writing, European premieres and a musical.
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Rumours & Gossip!
Baz from The Daily Mail reports that Hollywood film actor and Oscar winner Al Pacino will star in a West End production of Salome, by Oscar Wilde, in 2016. Pacino has previously performed the play in Brooklyn and Los Angeles and this will mark the star's first role in the West End since 1984, when he performed in David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” at the Duke of York's Theatre.
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