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Wed 31 Oct 2007

Donmar Warehouse, announce further productions for 2008: Small Change by Peter Gill (10 Apr - 31 May 2008) & The Chalk Garden By Enid Bagnold starring Penelope Wilton (5 Jun to 2 Aug 2008)
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Dirty Dancing, now booking to 11 April 2009 at the Aldwych Theatre
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War Horse, extends a month and will now end its run at the Olivier, NT on 14 Feb 2008
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What our reviewer Peter Brown, and the popular press said about Hairspray, at the Shaftesbury Theatre


Fringe & Other London News

At the Broadway Studio Theatre, in Catford, south London, Bent, by Martin Sherman (20 Nov to 15 Dec 2007)


At the Bridewell Theatre, in city of London, sedos presents Sweeney Todd, by Stephen Sondheim (28 Nov to 8 Dec 2007)


At the Etcetera Theatre, in Camden, north London, Gospel, by Yellowchair Performance Experience (Lunchtimes: 14 Nov to 2 Dec 2007)



Mon 29 Oct 2007

Menier Chocolate Factory production of Dealer's Choice, to transfer with original cast to the West End's Trafalgar Studios One from 6 Dec 2007.
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Fringe & Other London News

At the Barons Court Theatre, in Fulham, west London, Dozy Dollop Productions presents The Forgotten Millions, By Kimberley Godsall & Sarah Love (13 to 18 Nov 2007)


At the Shaw Theatre, near Euston/King's Cross, central west London, Talawa presents Anansi Trades Places, a Christmas show by Trish Cooke (13 Dec 2007 to 5 Jan 2008)



Fri 26 Oct 2007

The Vertical Hour, by David Hare, starring Indira Varma at Royal Court from 17 Jan 2008
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Almeida Theatre, announce further productions for 2008 Season: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (28 Mar - 10 May) & Rosmersholm (15 May - 5 July), plus cast announced for Marianne Dreams
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Fringe & Other London News

At the Tristan Bates Theatre, in Covent Garden, central London, They Have Oak Trees In North Carolina, By Sarah Wooley (13 Nov to 1 Dec 2007)



Wed 24 Oct 2007

Participants announced for The 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala, at the Old Vic on Sun 11 Nov 2007
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Fringe & Other London News

At the Orange Tree Theatre, in Richmond, south London, Chains, by Elizabeth Baker (14 Nov to 15 Dec 2007)


At the Tabard Theatre, in Chiswick, west London, Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn (6 Nov to 1 Dec 2007)


At the South London Theatre, in Norwood, Aladdin, panto by Stuart Draper (4 to 15 Dec 2007)



Tues 23 Oct 2007

What our reviewer, Peter Brown, and the popular press said about A Night in November, at the Trafalgar Studios 1


Fringe & Other London News

At the The Red Hedgehog, in Highgate, north London, Electronica, punk musical by Chris Guy & Nathalie Delorme (14 Nov to 1 Dec 2007)


At the Rosemary Branch Theatre, in Islington, north London, LOST Youth Theatre Company presents Cooking with Elvis, by Lee Hall (27 Nov to 1 Dec 2007); All’s Well That Ends Well, by William Shakespeare (4 to 8 Dec 07); Rainshark, by Neil McCarthy (11 to 15 Dec 07)



Mon 22 Oct 2007

Cast confirmed for Stephen Fry's Panto Cinderella, which is at Old Vic from 4 Dec 2007: Includes Pauline Collins (Fairy Godmother) & Sandi Toksvig (The Narrator)
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Footloose & Tintin, shorten runs at Playhouse Theatre
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Fri 19 Oct 2007

Cast changes in Chicago, from 5 Nov 2007: Amra-Faye Wright (Velma Kelly), Frances Ruffelle (Roxie Hart), Terence Maynard (Billy Flynn), Paul Rider (Amos Hart), Sue Kelvin (Mama Morton) all return to the show.
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Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, at Almeida from 31 Jan 2008 starring Kenneth Cranham, Neil Dudgeon, Danny Dyer, Jenny Jules, Nigel Lindsay, Anthony O’Donnell
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What our reviewer, Peter Brown, and the popular press said about War Horse, at the Olivier, NT


Fringe & Other London News

At the Jermyn Street Theatre, in Piccadilly, central London, Curtain up! Lights up! Cock up!, with Simon Williams, Issy van Randwyck, Stefan Bednarczyk. (5 to 10 Nov 2007)


At the Landor Theatre, in Clapham, south London, Millionth Muse Ltd and Olive Branch Theatre presents The Rest of the World, by Paul L. Martin (1 to 17 Nov 2007)


At the Theatro Technis, in Mornington Crescent, north London, Tower Theatre Company presents The Old Country, By Alan Bennett (13 to 17 Nov 2007)


At the King's Head Theatre, in Angel, north London, World At One ‘National Disasters’, by Zeitgeist Theatre (lunchtimes 8 to 11 Nov 2007)



Wed 17 Oct 2007

Casting announced for Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons , which is at Prince Edward Theatre from 28 Feb 2008: Ryan Molloy (Frankie Valli), Stephen Ashfield (Bob Gaudio), Glenn Carter ( Tommy DeVito), Philip Bulcock (Nick Massi)
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What our reviewer, Peter Brown, and the popular press said about Swimming With Sharks, with Christian Slater at the Vaudeville Theatre


Fringe & Other London News

At the Brockley Jack Theatre, in south London, El mono theatre presents Hamlet, adapted by Richard Rogers (14 to 17 Nov 2007)


At the Oval House Theatre Downstairs, in south London, The Persian Revolution, by 30 Bird Productions (6 to 10 Nov 2007)



Tues 16 Oct 2007

What our reviewer Peter Brown, and the popular press said about Rent 'Remixed', at the Duke of York's Theatre


Fringe & Other London News

At the King's Head Theatre, in Angel, north London, Skullduggery presents The Bicycle Men, written by Dave Lewman, Joe Liss, Mark Nutter and John Rubano with music and lyrics by Mark Nutter, starring Dan Castellaneta (the voice of Homer Simpson) (6 Nov to 2 Dec 2007)


At the Theatre503, in Battersea, south London, Songs of Grace and Redemption by John Donnelly (30 Oct to 24 Nov 2007)



Mon 15 Oct 2007

Fringe & Other London News

At the Roundhouse, in Chalk Farm, north London, Loft : The 7 Fingers (6 to 30 Dec 2007)


At the Greenwich Playhouse, in south London, Flat Pack Productions presents A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adaptation by Brian Sibley (4 Dec 2007 to 6 Jan 2008)


At the King's Head Theatre, in Angel, north London, Untouched: A sexual encounter by Nick Huntington (lunchtimes: 13 Nov to 2 Dec 2007)



Sun 14 Oct 2007

What our reviewer Peter Brown, said about Glengarry Glen Ross, at the Apollo Theatre



Fri 12 Oct 2007

At the New End Theatre, in Hampstead, north London, Lotte’s Journey by Candida Cave (24 Oct to 25 Nov 2007)


At the White Bear Theatre, in Kennington, south London, Skara Brae by Peter Hamilton (30 Oct to 17 Nov 2007)



Thu 11 Oct 2007

The 39 Steps cast changes at the Criterion from 22 Oct 2007: Simon Day, Josefina Gabrielle and Martyn Ellis will join existing cast member Simon Gregor.
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Fringe & Other London News

At the Tricycle Theatre, in Kilburn, north London, casting update for Doubt by John Patrick Shanley (22 Nov 2007 to 12 Jan 2008) includes: Nikki Amuka-Bird, Padraic Delaney, Dearbhla Molloy, Marcella Plunkett, John Patrick Shanley; World Premiere Of Let There Be Love by Kwame Kwei-Armah, starring Joseph Marcell (17 Jan to 16 Feb 2008)



Wed 10 Oct 2007

Christmas On Broadway: concert on 22 Dec 2007 at The O2 Arena with Stephen Gately, Marti Webb, Maria Friedman and X Factor finalist Rowetta
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What our reviewer Peter Brown, and the popular press said about The Country Wife, at the Haymarket Theatre


Fringe & Other London News

At the Etcetera Theatre, in Camden, north London, Six Wives of Timothy Leary by Philip de Gouveia (20 Nov to 9 Dec 2007); The Better Deal Scripted by Christopher Brandon and Sarah Sigal (late evenings 27 Nov to 2 Dec 2007)



Tues 9 Oct 2007

Monty Python's Spamalot: from 14 Jan 2008 Marin Mazzie currently playing 'The Lady of the Lake' on Broadway to join the London cast, swapping roles with Hannah Waddingham who will make her Broadway debut.
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Chicago, cast update Sarah Soetaert (Roxie 16 Oct - 3 Nov); Michael Simkins (Billy Flynn 29 Oct - 3 Nov)
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Cast update for Much Ado About Nothing at the National Theatre: Mark Addy, Andrew Woodall, Julian Wadham, and others join the cast.
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What our reviewer Chloe Preece, and the popular press said about Shadowlands, at the Wyndham's Theatre


Fringe & Other London News

At the Old Red Lion, in Angel, north London, Salsa Saved the Girls by Rose Martula (23 Oct to 17 Nov 2007)



Mon 8 Oct 2007

Blood Brothers, cast changes at Phoenix Theatre includes: Siobhan McCarthy (Mrs Johnstone) & Craig Price (Narrator)
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Anthony Flanagan withdraws from Glengarry Glen Ross, the part of 'John Williamson' is now played by Peter McDonald - press night delayed 2 days to Friday 12 Oct 2007
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Fringe & Other London News

At the Pleasance 'Stagespace' Theatre, in Islington, north London, C54 Theatre Company presents, Of Two Days by Natasha James & Richard Jackson (23 Oct to 11 Nov 2007)



Fri 5 Oct 2007

Cast update for La Cage aux Folles, which is at Off West End venue, The Menier Chocolate Factory from 23 Nov 2007: Principle casting announced: Douglas Hodge; Philip Quast; Tara Hugo; Neil McDermott; Jason Pennycooke .
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What our reviewer Peter Brown, and the popular press said about Present Laughter, at the Lyttelton, NT


Fringe & Other London News

At the Barons Court Theatre, in Fulham, west London, RandomTruth Productions presents, Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen (23 Oct to 11 Nov 2007)



Wed 3 Oct 2007

Avenue Q has extended by 8 months - tickets now on sale to 27 Sep 2008 at the Noel Coward Theatre
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Nick Hytner has announced future productions at the National Theatre including: The Year Of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, starring Vanessa Redgrave; Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara; Ibsen’s Little Eyolf; The Revenger's Tragedy.
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Fringe & Other London News

At the Soho Theatre, in central London, RSC presents, God in Ruins by Anthony Neilson (29 Nov 2007 to 5 Jan 2008)


At the Camden People's Theatre, near Warren Street, in central London, Collective Juanito presents, Johnny Deep by Alejandro Moreno Jashes (31 Oct to 18 Nov 2007); La Scene Infernale presents, Night For Orpheus by Bisera Winters (20 Nov to 1 Dec 2007)


At the Cockpit Theatre, in north London, Camarilla presents, An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde (7 to 24 Nov 2007)


At the Actor's Church of St Paul's, in Covent Garden, central London, Iris Theatre presents, The Nativity : The Mysteries by Tony Harrison (13 to 24 Nov 2007)


At the Rosemary Branch Theatre, in Islington, north London, East End Opera presents, The Four Note Opera Music & libretto by Tom Johnson (13 to 28 Oct 2007)


At the Holy Trinity Church, in south Kensington, south west London, Imperial Productions presents, Burning Fiery Furnace and The Prodigal Son a double-bill of Britten's rarely-performed Church Parables (30 Oct to 2 Nov 2007)


At the LAMDA's Macowan Theatre , in Earl's Court, west London: Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter; What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton; Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht (In repertoire 22 to 27 Oct 2007)


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