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  • Ever wished you could step inside a film and meet your favourite characters in real life? Now you can. Well, it's the closest possible thing to making a film reality happen thanks to Secret Cinema. At Secret Cinema events, audiences are invited (and encouraged!) to dress as their favourite film characters and relive well-known movie moments. Secret Cinema films in London change on a regular basis and only run for a couple of months at a time. So if you want to take part in a Secret Cinema...

  • Hollywood actor Gabriel Byrne will make his West End debut with his solo show Walking with Ghosts. Walking with Ghosts will play 14 performances at the Apollo Theatre from 6 - 17 September. The Walking with Ghosts play is inspired by Byrne’s Dublin upbringing. The play sees Byrne reflect on a childhood living in and around the city, and what eventually sparked imagination to begin an acting career. Walking with Ghosts premiered at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin in February. “It was a real joy to...

  • This show is hydromatic, this show is systematic! For nearly 50 years, West End audiences and Grease have gone together like "rama lama lama..." in London. We all wish we could enroll for our high school years at Rydell High, and be a part of high school groups, the Pink Ladies and the Burger Palace Boys. Instead, we have to imagine we're at Rydell High instead. Now, the days of imagining are over, as Grease returns to London.The seventh Grease West End revival opens in 2022. This Grease...

  • A new World War Two-based play will run in London this summer. Tom, Dick and Harry is at Alexandra Palace Theatre from 26 July to 28 August. Tom, Dick and Harry follows the true events surrounding an escape in a Stalag Lufi III prisoner of war camp through three tunnels: Tom, Dick and Harry. The play includes information once previously classified in war archives. The Tom, Dick and Harry play is co-written by Andrew Pollard, Michael Hugo and Theresa Heskins. The Tom, Dick and Harry cast includes...

  • Find out the full cast for Marina Carr’s Girl on an Altar in London, opening in May. Girl on an Altar begins previews at the Kiln Theatre on 19 May, with an opening night on 25 May and performances to 25 June. The Girl on an Altar play retells the Greek myth of Clytemnestra. During the play, Clytemnestra’s husband Agamemnon sacrifices their daughter for war. 10 years later, the married couple are reunited, but forgiving one another proves difficult. Eileen Walsh plays Clytemnestra and David...

  • A new cast will take over The Woman in Black from 7 June. The Woman in Black is at the Fortune Theatre. The Woman in Black tickets are on sale now. Julian Forsyth will reprise the role of Arthur Kipps in The Woman in Black. He first played the role in 2010 and later returned in 2014. Forsyth’s West End credits include An American in Paris and Sunset Boulevard. Matthew Spencer will play The Actor in The Woman in Black, a role he previously played at the Fortune Theatre and on tour. Spencer’s...

  • Roll up, roll up! Alongside its usual fantastic theatre offering, this summer London becomes a big top: home to some of the very best circus and spectacle. Ever since Philip Astley invented the modern form of circus back in 1768, the capital has remained synonymous with circus entertainment. Astley was famous for his trick horse riding, but needed something to keep the crowd amused during the pauses between demonstrations, so he brought in jugglers, acrobats, tightrope walkers and a clown. Of...

  • See the My Fair Lady cast in newly released production images. My Fair Lady is at the London Coliseum to 27 August. My Fair Lady tickets are on sale now. My Fair Lady follows Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flowerseller, as her life is transformed by linguistics professor Henry Higgins. Amara Okereke plays Eliza, joined by Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins and Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs. Higgins. Bartlett Sher directs My Fair Lady. We caught up with the My Fair Lady cast and creatives about starring...

  • UPDATE: A Journey to the Past will now take place on 12 September. What do Ragtime, Anastasia and Once on this Island all have in common? They feature original scores by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. A Journey to the Past concert will celebrate their music in the West End. A Journey to the Past is at the Lyric Theatre on 6 June. Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty are a Tony-winning writing team. Their shows include Seussical and Lucky Stiff. They’ve got two upcoming shows: Knoxville and Little...

  • David Mitchell will reprise the role of William Shakespeare in The Upstart Crow later this year. The Upstart Crow is at the Apollo Theatre from 23 September to 3 December. The Upstart Crow was originally a BBC television series, commissioned for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The Upstart Crow play follows on from the television show, and Shakespeare try to continue as the greatest writer that ever lived. The Upstart Crow first opened at the Gielgud Theatre in 2020 and was forced...

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