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Everything you need to know about ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ in London
All rise for the newest West End play, To Kill A Mockingbird. Following a rape case in southern America as told through the eyes of a child, To Kill A Mockingbird is often considered one of the best... Read more
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What will the West End look like in 2021?
UPDATE: On 22 February, it was announced that theatres can reopen from 17 May. Read the latest information here. West End theatres are currently closed, as a result of England being placed in a... Read more
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How to get the West End experience while staying at home
Although we can’t visit West End theatres while England is currently in lockdown, theatregoers can still imagine they’re at the theatre. Thanks to an abundance of virtual offerings, livestreams,... Read more
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Everything you need to know about ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ at the Apollo Theatre
One of Britain’s greatest 21st century musicals, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is an uplifting, joyful show that encourages its audiences to speak out for what they believe in. Inspired by a BBC... Read more
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The Best Shakespeare Quotes about Life
William Shakespeare plays are not just dramatic works, they've shaped how the world sees British culture. Considered to be the greatest British playwright of all time, Shakespeare plays are loved... Read more
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Everything you need to know about ‘Mamma Mia!’ in London
Packed with ABBA's greatest hits and now a global movie phenomenon, how can we resist Mamma Mia!, the original musical? Set on the sunny Greek island of Kalokairi, this upbeat, easygoing show sees a... Read more
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Shakespeare landmarks to visit in London (and beyond)
Most of Shakespeare’s most famous plays take place beyond the borders of his homeland: Italy, France, Bohemia, Denmark. But Shakespeare left many traces of his life in the country where he built his... Read more
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The Best Quotes from Shakespeare Tragedies
William Shakespeare is perhaps the greatest British playwright of all time. Having written dozens of plays, his unique way with words has infiltrated through to the present day; phrases such as “... Read more
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All the West End stars who will perform in BBC Musicals: The Greatest Show
Celebrating the art of musical theatre, the BBC will be presenting a series of musical events. As part of the broadcast, BBC Musicals: The Greatest Show will be available to watch on 7 February 2021... Read more
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Everything you need to know about Matilda the Musical in London
Matilda the Musical is one of Britain’s biggest musicals of the 21st century. Adapted from the Roald Dahl novel, audiences have taken Matilda Wormwood’s David and Goliath inspired story into their... Read more
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The best sea shanties in musical theatre
Every few days or so, new viral trends take over social media. Whether it’s photo challenges or dance crazes, millions of creatives get involved in these trends, typically popularising songs released... Read more
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How are theatres helping the fight against Coronavirus?
We cannot wait for the day that West End theatres reopen again. Even though it’s not looking like it’ll be for a little while yet, theatre owners are doing all they can to speed up the process and... Read more
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West End shows to watch on Blue Monday 2021
The third Monday of January is often known as Blue Monday, which falls on 18 January 2021. Typically considered to be the saddest day of the year and with theatres closed for the foreseeable future,... Read more
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Guide to the 'Staged' stars on BBC One
When the first lockdown began in England, creatives found a new space to perform — online. Rehearsals, meetings and even productions now often take place virtually, with television quickly catching... Read more
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Everything You Need to Know About 'Les Misérables' in London
The musical chant of “Do You Hear the People Sing?” from Les Miserables is arguably one of the most recognisable songs of all time. The revolutionary 20th century production transformed the future of... Read more
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The Best Shakespeare Quotes about Love
William Shakespeare needs no introduction. The sixteenth-century British playwright changed the landscape of theatre and the English language, with dozens of comedies, tragedies, and histories. But... Read more
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Everything you need to know about ‘Wicked’ in London
Having defied gravity at the Apollo Victoria Theatre for over a decade, West End audiences are left entranced by the magic of Wicked. Having wowed over ten million audience members in London alone,... Read more
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Everything You Need to Know About ‘Come From Away’ in London
A 9/11 inspired show may not seem like an uplifting topic for a musical. But, get rid of any preconceived notion you may have about what could be featured in a 9/11 musical, and instead be wowed by... Read more
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Everything you need to know about Moulin Rouge: The Musical in London
When someone says Moulin Rouge, what do you think of first? We tend to think of the lascivious, nighttime behaviour mixed with the lavishness and luxuriousness of a sizzling nightclub. If you’ve... Read more
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The Best Shakespeare Quotes about Friendship
William Shakespeare plays have greatly impacted the English language. However, his way with words may not directly translate to modern day vernacular.  Whenever Shakespeare mentions friends or... Read more
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The Best Quotes from Shakespeare's Comedies
With no shadow of a doubt, William Shakespeare is the greatest British playwright that has ever lived. Having penned dozens of comedies, tragedies, and histories, Shakespeare's plays have been... Read more
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British pop stars that have sung in and written West End musicals
As well as West End stars appearing in shows throughout London, pop stars being involved in musicals have always piqued audience interest. Whether it’s a world-class singer making their stage debut... Read more
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Everything you need to know about ‘The Lion King’ in London
You’ve seen the original The Lion King animated movie. You’ve probably watched the live action adaptation of The Lion King too. But, have you seen the stage production? Transporting audiences to the... Read more
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When are all London shows opening in 2021?
Even though a smattering of West End shows opened in the latter part of 2020, the majority of London theatres have been closed throughout lockdown. With postponed dates becoming somewhat of the norm... Read more
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How you can help the London theatre community during the lockdown period
With England plunged into its third lockdown in a year, it’s fair to say the West End has never seen a time like this. Theatres remain shut, live performances continue to be postponed and West End... Read more
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