West End Features

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Photo credit: Pretty Woman The Musical (Photo by Helen Maybanks)
West End shows to see for Valentine's Day
If you’re looking for something special to do this Valentine’s Day, why not plan a trip to the theatre? It gives you a shared experience and something to look back on together – plus London is... Read more
Photo: Dr. Who Time Fracture, Magic Mike Live!, and The Great Gatsby
Non-traditional shows to see in London
The West End is bursting at the seams with theatres of all shapes and sizes. West End theatres house the latest musicals, award-winning plays, and Broadway transfers, allowing audiences to experience... Read more
Photo credit: Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Photos by Matt Crockett)
The ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ cast and creative team on bringing the film to life onstage in London
Walk through the West End, and you’ll see blockbuster film titles finding a new life on stage everywhere you look. Back to the Future, Pretty Woman, and Frozen are already introducing new audiences... Read more
Photo credit: The Garden at The Lane (Photo by Andy Paradise)
The best bars in London theatres to visit
London theatres aren’t just home to many of the world’s finest plays, musicals and comedies. These amazing venues are also great places to meet up with friends or simply hang out, thanks to their... Read more
Photo credit: Come From Away (Photo courtesy of Come From Away)
West End shows to watch on Blue Monday
The third Monday of January is often known as Blue Monday. Blue Monday 2022 is on 17 January 2022. Typically considered to be the saddest day of the year and with the Omicron variant affecting... Read more
Photo credit: Cirque du Soleil (Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil)
Everything you need to know about Cirque du Soleil in London
Could you soar through the air? Can you walk on your hands? Contort your body? Expect the unexpected in Cirque du Soleil shows, where performers defy what is seemingly possible to entertain crowds. ... Read more
Photo credit: Dirty Dancing (Photo courtesy of Dirty Dancing)
Everything you need to know about ‘Dirty Dancing’ in London
The 1980s gave us plenty of musical films, like Fame, Flashdance, and Footloose. None feature a lift quite as iconic as the end move in Dirty Dancing. Dirty Dancing has rightfully earned its status... Read more
Photo credit: Hand sanitiser (Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash)
Here are the health and safety measures West End theatres use to keep audiences protected
Covid cases are rising in London, theatre performances are being cancelled, and the news seems all doom and gloom once more. But there’s no business like show business, and London theatres are doing... Read more
Photo credit: David Suchet and Elizabeth McGovern (Photos courtesy of David Suchet - Poirot and More, A Retrospective and AVA: The Secret Conversations)
Top theatre to see in London in January
As we usher in a new year, we can look forward to 12 more glorious months of West End theatres. January 2022 is set to start the year off with a bang, with performances from Olivier Award-winning... Read more
Photo credit: Amy Adams in The Glass Menagerie, Mark Rylance in Jerusalem and Taron Egerton in Cock (Photos courtesy of The Glass Menagerie, Jerusalem and Cock)
All the West End shows opening in 2022
2022 is just around the corner, bringing a new year of visionary theatre and world-class talent to our shores. London’s theatre scene is set to be an exciting one in 2022, with critically-acclaimed... Read more
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Which West End shows have cancelled performances due to Covid-19?
With rising Covid cases and the Omicron variant, some productions are having to suspend performances due to positive Covid testing within the company and crew. We've rounded up the latest information... Read more
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