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Top 10 plays of 2019
Mark Shenton picks his top 10 plays of 2019
As 2019 dwindles away from us and the decade draws to a close, our resident critic Mark Shenton has been rounding up his theatrical highlights of the year. Last week, he gave us a run-down of his ten... Read more
Best Musicals of 2019
Mark Shenton picks his 10 best musicals of 2019
As we enter that weird phase of the holiday period between Christmas and the New Year (what day is it again?) we reflect on the year gone by, and the great theatre we've witnessed in the capital over... Read more
Jason Pennycooke & James Monroe Iglehart
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Hamilton's Jason Pennycooke & James Monroe Iglehart
Merry Christmas to all of our readers at LondonTheatre.co.uk! As the year (and this decade) comes to a close, there was only one show that we wanted to feature in our final 2019 edition of 5... Read more
Top 10 musicals in 2020
10 biggest musicals coming to the West End in 2020
This year began and ended with a strong flurry of musicals as the likes of Come from Away, Waitress and 9 to 5 all opened in the early months, while Dear Evan Hansen and & Juliet found their... Read more
Plays opening in London in 2020
10 plays coming to the West End that you cannot miss in 2020
This year has been a fine year for theatre, and a fitting end to the decade as we’ve been treated to some scintillating new plays and rediscovered old gems. 2020 looks set to provide much of the same... Read more
Why the Cats film adaptation didn't get the critics purring
Ever since the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats was first discussed, musical theatre fans and film buffs alike have been anticipating how the feline creatures would look when given the... Read more
The Goes Wrong Show
Best television shows and films for theatre fans this Christmas
Worried that you’ll miss the bright lights of the West End at Christmastime? Watch some of musical theatre’s biggest stars on screen, be the first to see brand new dramas and comedy shows and geek... Read more
Show of the Decade
Show of the Decade: Vote for the best new play and musical of the last ten years
Twelve months is a long time in theatre, shows open and close, surprise and shock, enlighten, and provoke all the time. But as we approach the final weeks of 2019, it's time to reflect, not just on... Read more
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Noises Off's Lloyd Owen and Lisa McGrillis play Cast Mates
Currently starring in the West End production of Noises Off, Michael Frayn's hilarious meta-theatrical comedy hit, we put actors Lloyd Owen and Lise McGrillis to the ultimate theatre test: our Cast... Read more
Theatre based on real lifeTheatre based on real life
10 plays and musicals inspired by true stories in the West End
The West End is full of original stories, but a piece of theatre has an extra edge when you know the events playing out on stage have actually taken place somewhere in the world. There are always... Read more
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal: 'We have unfinished business with Sunday in the Park with George'
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has said he has ‘unfinished business’ with Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, which he is set to star in at the Savoy Theatre next year. Speaking at a special... Read more
Musical Theatre songs
Musical theatre songs of the decade: listen to the playlist
As we reflect on the year gone by, we've also been taking stock and thinking about the past decade of theatre and while we're drawn to think about the productions that have stayed with us, we have... Read more
A Pissedmas Carol
Sh!t-faced Showtime: What its really like to perform on stage drunk
Shit-faced Showtime, the younger partner to its Shakespearean counterpart, is a simple concept: condense a classic story into a tight 70-minute, full of laughs and solid songs, jeopardised by one of... Read more
Have your say: Nominate your favourite play and musical of the decade
As we approach the end of a busy year, giving us a chance to reflect on the great shows we've been lucky enough to see over the past twelve months, we are also nearing the end of a decade of theatre... Read more
Paterson Joseph & Campbell Scott
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Paterson Joseph & Campbell Scott
In the bleak midwinter... there's a certain theatrical production designed to warm the cockles of our hearts and it's back for a third consecutive year at the Old Vic! What would Christmas be, after... Read more
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