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National Theatre Olivier Theatre
National Theatre to stage in-the-round performances
The Olivier Theatre is to be remodelled for socially distanced performances starting next month. The National Theatre’s largest auditorium will be transformed to stage a season of in-the-round... Read more
The Mousetrap Cast 23rd October 2020
New cast announced for West End reopening of ‘The Mousetrap’
Ahead of The Mousetrap reopening at St. Martin’s Theatre next month, two casts have been announced for the production. The casts will be kept together in Covid-secure bubbles, allowing performances... Read more
Beauty and the Beast 2021
Beauty and the Beast to tour nationally from 2021
A new production of Beauty and the Beast will tour the country next year, it was announced last week by Disney Theatricals. The musical will open with a five-week engagement at Curve Leicester, ahead... Read more
Cinderella New Song Andrew Lloyd Webber Carrie Hope Fletcher
Andrew Lloyd Webber debuts new song from Cinderella, starring Carrie Hope Fletcher
Andrew Lloyd Webber has released one of the new songs which will be performed in the world premiere of Cinderella, which will open next year. Titled “Far Too Late”, Carrie Hope Fletcher sings the... Read more
Contact extension London
Extension announced for UK premiere of ‘C-o-n-t-a-c-t’
The UK premiere of C-o-n-t-a-c-t has been extended in the capital, with an additional six weeks of performances scheduled. The outdoor production will continue to entertain audiences through to... Read more
Nimax Theatres reopen
Nimax Theatres to open all six West End venues
All six West End theatres owned by Nimax will reopen from next month. The Apollo Theatre, the Duchess Theatre, the Garrick Theatre, the Lyric Theatre, the Palace Theatre and the Vaudeville Theatre... Read more
Royal Court Theatre reopening
The Royal Court Theatre to reopen with ‘Living Newspaper’
The Royal Court Theatre will reopen its doors to a series of socially-distanced live performances, it has been announced. Collectively named Living Newspaper: A Counter Narrative, the productions... Read more
Six the Musical Lyric Theatre
Six the Musical to reopen at Lyric Theatre for limited run
Six the Musical will be the first West End musical to welcome audiences once again, as the show transfers from the Arts Theatre to the Lyric Theatre later this year. The production will reopen on... Read more
David Tennant Good Harold Pinter Theatre
Good, starring David Tennant to open at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2021
David Tennant will star in the West End revival of C. P. Taylor’s Good, now set to open at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Originally scheduled to run at the Playhouse Theatre from next month, the... Read more
Roger Bart and Olly Dobson as Dr. Emmett Brown and Marty McFly in Back to the Future the Musical (Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes)
Back to the Future The Musical to open in the West End in May 2021
Set your DeLorean for May 2021, Back to the Future The Musical is coming to town. Producer Colin Ingram and the film trilogy's creators Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale announced that the new musical... Read more
Toby Jones and Richard Armitage
Filmed version of West End Uncle Vanya to be released in cinemas and on BBC
The recent West End revival of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, which closed due to the Covid-19 shutdown, has been filmed on stage of the Harold Pinter Theatre with a plan to release this version into cinemas... Read more
Rachel John and Rachel Tucker will star in Songs for a New World
Rachel John and Rachel Tucker to star in Songs for a New World at London Palladium
UPDATE: The ensemble cast for Songs for a New World at the London Palladium is completed by Haroun Al Jeddal, Tyler Davis, Sha Dessi, Charlotte Grayson, Daniel Harriot, Ben Joyce, Kaine Lawrence,... Read more
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
West End transfer of The Ocean at the End of the Lane moved to 2021
The Ocean at the End of the Lane will open in the West End a year later than scheduled. The new play was scheduled to open this fall but will now start performances at the Duke of York's Theatre on... Read more
Michael Sheen, David Threlfall, and Indira Varma
Michael Sheen, David Threlfall, Indira Varma to star in Faith Healer at The Old Vic
The Old Vic announced Faith Healer as the third play in its livestreamed In Camera series. Michael Sheen, David Threlfall, and Indira Varma will star in the Brian Friel play, which will be performed... Read more
Emma Thompson and Emilia Clarke
Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and more to star in virtual Private Lives
Lockdown Theatre, in association with The Royal Theatrical Fund, announced its next installment with Noël Coward's Private Lives, starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Emilia Clarke, Robert Lindsay, and Emma... Read more
The Last Five Years
Casting set for The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse
The Last Five Years is coming back to Southwark Playhouse this fall, and the original company is coming with the production. Molly Lynch and Olli Higginson will return to their roles as Cathy and... Read more
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