West End Features

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Cast of Follies
A brief musical theatre history of the cast of Follies
As Dominic Cooke's hugely-anticipated production of the Stephen Sondheim musical begins previews, we take a brief look at the musical theatre careers of the three brilliant actresses who will play... Read more
Ben Whishaw in Against
Photos of Against starring Ben Whishaw at Almeida Theatre
The Almeida Theatre has released production photos ahead of tonight's official opening of Christopher Shinn's play Against, which began previews on 12 August and runs through to 30 September 2017 at... Read more
James Graham
How James Graham became Britain’s most important playwright
Over the last decade, it’s been hard to ignore the meteoric rise of James Graham. Through his care in presenting the historical and political facts, and the human side to well-known real-life... Read more
The best Edinburgh Festival shows coming to London
Everybody gets jealous of those who head up north to Edinburgh during August. Five show days, some good, some bad, some brilliant. It’s just not fair for those of us stuck here in London. But we’ve... Read more
The Marriage of Kim K
Blog: How I rewrote a Mozart opera about Kim Kardashian
Following a run in London last month (and as it is currently playing as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe), lyricist Leoe Mercer writes about how he, along with writing partner Stephen Hyde,... Read more
Evita's Emma Hatton takes on our 10 Question Challenge
We challenged Evita's Emma Hatton to answer ten questions in 30 seconds in our new 10 Question Challenge. Evita opened at the Phoenix Theatre earlier this month, and recieved a five-star review from... Read more
Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston's theatre journey to Hamlet
Before we knew him from The Night Manager or as Loki in the Marvel Universe, Tom Hiddleston had humble beginnings on the London stage. As tickets for his Hamlet go on sale, we track Hiddleston’s... Read more
Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman, Amy Schumer, Harry Potter, Mean Girls & More
It's time to cast our gaze once again towards that concrete jungle where dreams are made of with another edition of our Broadway Round-up! Although the British summer isn't exactly sizzling at the... Read more
BBC launches new training scheme for disabled actors
Today, the BBC has launched a new training programme which will focus on working with disabled actors currently in the industry, as well as finding new up-and-coming talent. The participants of the... Read more
Five Guys Named Moe
Clarke Peters on bringing Five Guys Named Moe to a brand new theatre in the heart of London
Clarke Peters may be known for his roles in police drama The Wire and tear-jerking blockbuster Marley and Me, but in theatreland, he’s probably best known for penning the hit Louis Jordan musical... Read more
Imelda Staunton
Photos of Imelda Staunton and cast in rehearsals for Follies at the National Theatre
Images have been released showing Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee and the cast of Follies at the National Theatre in rehearsals.  Dominic Cooke directed Stephen Sondheim’s musical, which has a book by... Read more
August theatre shows
5 must-see theatre shows in London this August
Yes, there is a lot of great theatre happening in Edinburgh this month, as always, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any great shows running in London this August. We’ve picked a few openings we’re... Read more
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