West End Features

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British musical theatre stars
Will producers have more faith in putting our British musical theatre stars in the spotlight?
The West End musical is in rude health: in 2018, musicals were seen by over 9 million people, spending more than £500m for the privilege (audiences for plays, by comparison, were seen by over 4... Read more
Wicked production images
New Wicked images released showing Laura Pick as Elphaba
­­­New production images have been released showing Laura Pick in the lead role of Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked, currently in its 14th year at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Pick took... Read more
British Theatre Press
Friday Briefing: A week to showcase the best of Britain's theatre press
Critics' Circle Theatre Awards  On Tuesday (11th February), this year's Critics' Circle Theatre Awards were presented in an invitation-only ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre's Delfont Rooms (... Read more
Theatre running time
Are audiences short-changed by short running times?
Like most of my drama critic colleagues who tend, by and large, to spend far too much of our time in darkened auditoriums, it comes as something of a relief to arrive at a theatre and find out that... Read more
Waitress Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel
"Perfect" Sara Bareilles makes West End debut in her own musical Waitress
Sara Bareilles, the Tony-nominated songwriter behind the Broadway musical Waitress, is currently “Opening Up” and serving a West End debut performance at the Adelphi Theatre that’s good enough to eat... Read more
David Tennant shows
David Tennant on stage: 20 years in the West End
Set to star in a revival of CP Taylor’s Good, David Tennant adds another show to his lengthy CV of West End appearances. Having performed in brand new plays, London revivals and adaptations of... Read more
First look: Production images of Leopoldstadt world premiere released
Ahead of the official opening night of Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt at the Wyndham's Theatre later this week, production images have been released, allowing audiences to get a first glimpse at... Read more
Theatre narratives
Friday Briefing: When theatre begins to create its own narratives
Theatrical coincidences that create their own narrative Life - and the theatre that it reflects - is full of coincidences. This week, Albion - Mike Bartlett's brilliant play that first premiered in... Read more
Sleeping at the theatre
Is it ever okay to fall asleep at the theatre?
"To die, to sleep; to sleep, perchance to dream", declares Hamlet, in anticipation of the prospect of death, in probably the single most famous speech in all of theatrical literature: To be, or not... Read more
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