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Thu 18 Dec 2014

The Commitments extends to 13 Sep 2015
The Commitments, musical adapted for the stage by Roddy Doyle and directed by Jamie Lloyd, has extended its booking period by five months to 13 September 2015, at the Palace Theatre.
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Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre from 28 Mar 2015
The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Gypsy will open at London's Savoy Theatre on 15 April 2015, following previews from 28 March 2015 starring Imelda Staunton as Rose.
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to close 7 March 2015
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will close on 7 March 2015, at the Savoy Theatre, prior to a two year UK tour, followed by international productions in Germany, Australia and South Korea.
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Fringe & Other London...
Elephant Man at the Jack Studio Theatre
Fourth Monkey Ensemble will present Elephant Man, written, directed and co-produced by Stephen Green at the Jack Studio Theatre, south-east London from 3 to 21 Feb 2015.
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Time For Heroes at Baron's Court Theatre
Highwire Theatre Company present a new war-time inspired play, Time For Heroes, by Kevin Lee, at the Baron's Court Theatre in west London from 17 to 28 February 2015.
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Wed 17 Dec 2014

Review of City of Angels - Donmar
Mark Shenton's review of City of Angels, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel & book by Larry Gelbart, directed by Josie Rourke, at the Donmar Warehouse.
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Into The Woods film review
A blog by Dom O'Hanlon reviewing Disney's Into The Woods, a film version of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's 1987 musical, prior to its UK cinema release in January 2015.
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Tue 16 Dec 2014

Review of The Merchant of Venice - Almeida
Mark Shenton's review of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, directed by Rupert Goold and starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock, at the Almeida Theatre.
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Mon 15 Dec 2014

Fringe & Other London...
HVI: Play of Thrones - Union from 6 Jan
Sasha Regan presents HVI: Play of Thrones, conceived to appeal to 'Game of Thrones' fans, at The Union Theatre, in Southwark, south London, from 6 to 24 January 2015.
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Hampstead Theatre - New Year 2015
Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, north west London, has announced New Year 2015 Season - The Wasp by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm from 29 Jan and Deposit by Matt Hartley from 12 March.
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Fri 12 Dec 2014

Review of Cats at the London Plladium
Mark Shenton's review of Cats, the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, with Nicole Scherzinger, at the London Palladium.
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Damian Lewis to star in American Buffalo
Damian Lewis will star in American Buffalo, by David Mamet, at Wyndham's Theatre, opening on 27 April 2015, following previews from 16 April, for a ten and a half week limited run until 27 June.
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Thu 11 Dec 2014

Review of Treasure Island - National Theatre
Mark Shenton's review of Treasure Island, directed by Polly Findlay, starring Arthur Darvill and Patsy Ferran, currently playing at the Olivier, National Theatre.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Red Chair at Soho Theatre Upstairs
Clod Ensemble in association with Fuel present a brand new show, The Red Chair, written and performed by Sarah Cameron, at Soho Theatre Upstairs, from 24 February to 1 March 2015.
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Wed 10 Dec 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage - Arcola Theatre
National Theatre Wales & Out of Joint present Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage, based on interviews with real people, by Robin Soans, at the Arcola Theatre, from 20 May to 20 June 2015.
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Tue 09 Dec 2014

Ghost Stories extends at the Arts Theatre
The West End production of Ghost Stories, by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, has extended its booking period by two months to 15 March 2015 at the Arts Theatre.
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Fringe & Other London...
Big Sean, Mikey and Me - Vault Festival
Ruaraidh Murray presents the London premiere of Big Sean, Mikey and Me, written and performed by Ruaraidh Murray at the Vault Festival in Waterloo from 4 to 8 February 2015.
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Blind Date at the Jermyn Street Theatre
Biteback Theatre in association with the Jermyn Street Theatre will present the London premiere of Blind Date by Dave Simpson, at the Jermyn Street Theatre from 26 to 31 Jan 2015.
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Theatro Technis 2015 Season
The Theatro Technis, a fringe theatre in Camden, north London, have announced a short season of plays at the venue which are running for the first two months of 2015.
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Mon 08 Dec 2014

Play That Goes Wrong Recoups Capitalisation
The Play That Goes Wrong, the comedy by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, has announced that it has recouped its £250,000 capitalisation at the Duchess Theatre.
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Let It Be returns to West End from 28 Feb
The Beatles theatrical concert musical Let It Be returns to the West End, at the Garrick Theatre, for a limited run from 28 Feb to 27 Sep 2015, prior to a tour of the UK and Ireland.
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Fringe & Other London...
Southwark Playhouse 'Large Space' Season
Southwark Playhouse, near Elephant and Castle in south London, has announced the 2015 spring season for its 'Large Space', which includes two world premieres.
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Bread and Roses 2015 Winter Season
The Bread and Roses Theatre, in south west London, have announced their season for Winter 2015, including If Only ... by Michel Tremblay and Romeo and Rosaline by Sharon Jennings.
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Fri 05 Dec 2014

Shakespeare in Love Casting Update
The current West End production of Shakespeare in Love has announced a full new cast who will all begin performances from 12 Jan 2015 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
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Maxine Peake returns to the Royal Court
Maxine Peake will lead the cast of the Royal Court Theatre's upcoming production of How to Hold Your Breath which runs from 4 Feb to 21 Mar 2015, with an official opening on 10 Feb 2015.
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Boa at Trafalgar Studios 2 with Harriet Walter
Moya Productions have announced that Clara Brennan's new play Boa will run at the Trafalgar Studios 2 in London's West End from 5 Feb to 7 Mar 2015, with an official opening on 9 Feb 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
New musical Happy Ending at the Arcola
Daniel Krupnik Productions will present the UK premiere of new musical Happy Ending by Anat Gov with music by Shlomi Shaban and Michal Solomon at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston from 28 Jan 2015.
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Thu 04 Dec 2014

Review of 3 Winters at the National Theatre
Our review of 3 Winters by Tena ätivičić currently playing at the Lyttelton, National Theatre directed by Howard Davis and starring Siobhan Finneran, Susan Engel and Adrian Rawlins.
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Thriller Live Cast and Show Changes
Thriller Live! has announced cast changes as well as changes to the show itself ahead of its 7th year in London's West End, where it continues to play at the Lyric Theatre.
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Fringe & Other London...
Theatre503 Spring 2015 Season
Theatre503, a 60-seat pub fringe venue in Battersea, south London, have announced their season for spring 2015 which includes a celebration of new writing from across the globe.
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The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Unicorn
The Unicorn Theatre will present a new production of Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle from 16 Jan 2015 to 21 Mar 2015, with an official opening on 21 Jan 2015.
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Wed 03 Dec 2014

Casting Announced for Liberian Girl
Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Diana Nneka Atuona's Liberian Girl which runs at the Royal Court Theatre from 7 to 31 Jan 2015, with an official opening on 13 Jan 2015.
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Review of Hope at the Royal Court Theatre
Mark Shenton's review of Hope, a political play attacking the squeeze on local government, by Jack Thorne, at the Royal Court Theatre - Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, directed by John Tiffany.
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Further Casting for Sam Wanamaker
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse has announced further casting for its 2015 season which includes The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and Farinelli and the King by Claire van Kampen.
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Fringe & Other London...
Marching On Together at the Old Red Lion
BackHere! Theatre Company will present the world premiere of West Yorkshire playwright Adam Hughes' Marching On Together at the Old Red Lion Theatre from 3 to 28 Feb 2015.
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The Lark at the Rose Playhouse Bankside
Defiant Reality Theatre will present The Lark, Jean Anouilh's tale of Joan of Ark at the Rose Theatre Bankside from 20 to 31 January 2015, with an official opening on 22 January 2015.
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Tue 02 Dec 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Private View at Theatre Delicatessen
Plunge Theatre will present their dance and text fusion Private View at the The 4th Floor, Theatre Delicatessen in Farringdon, east London from 8 January to 31 January 2015.
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Review of Assassins at the Menier
Mark Shenton's review of Assassins by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman at the Menier Chocolate Factory directed by Jamie Lloyd and starring Aaron Tveit and Catherine Tate.
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The Diary of a Nobody - King's Head
Rough Haired Pointer will present a new production of The Diary of a Nobody at the King's Head pub theatre from 20 Jan to 14 Feb 2015, with an official opening on 23 Jan 2015.
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Mon 01 Dec 2014

Donkey Heart - Amanda Root joins cast
Amanda Root has joined the cast of Donkey Heart, set in present-day Moscow, written by Moses Raine and directed by Nina Raine, at the Trafalgar Studios 2 Theatre, from 7 to 31 January 2015.
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60th Evening Standard Awards Results
Read the full list of winners for the 60th annual Evening Standard theatre awards, which were announced at a star studded event at the London Palladium.
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Rumours & Gossip!
Baz from The Daily Mail reports that Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are set to star in the West End, in No Manís Land by Harold Pinter. Firm dates for the West End run have yet to be finalised, but the production could arrive sometime in 2016.
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