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  • Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical will play a final performance at the Lyric Theatre on 8 Jan. 2023. Book Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical tickets on London Theatre. The musical follows the life of Bob Marley and how he became Jamaica’s international reggae superstar, set to songs such as “No Woman No Cry, “Exodus” and “Could You Be Loved.” Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical premiered at the Lyric Theatre in October 2021 and won an Olivier for Best Orchestrations. Find out...

  • Find out who will star in Silence at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn. Silence begins previews on 1 September, with an opening night on 6 September, and performances to 17 September. Silence uses communal storytelling and personal testimonies to explore the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan. Sonali Bhattacharyya, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Ishy Din and Alexandra Wood co-write Silence, based on Kavita Puri’s Partition Voices: Untold British Stories. Abdul Shayek directs Renu Brindle, Sujaya...

  • Never forget where you’ve come here from! Gary Barlow certainly hasn’t, as he recounts his extraordinary life and career in his one-man show A Different Stage. From humble origins to global success with boyband Take That, through to his solo career, judging on The X Factor, and musical theatre hits with shows like Finding Neverland, The Girls and The Band, Barlow has had an incredible run in the industry – although, as he shares in this intimate production, there were plenty of roadblocks along...

  • The Drifters Girl will play a final performance at the Garrick Theatre on 15 October. Book The Drifters Girl tickets on London Theatre. The Drifters Girl musical tells the story of how the 1950s vocal backing group, The Drifters, became international superstars. The Drifters centres on how their manager Faye Treadwell helped the band’s career, while navigating public and private issues. The Drifters Girl opened at the Garrick Theatre in 2021. Beverley Knight originated the role of Faye Treadwell...

  • The legendary Hollywood star Helen Hunt will make her London theatre debut this autumn in the buzzy play Eureka Day at the Old Vic. The Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress has previously trodden the boards on Broadway. She now leads Jonathan Spector’s provocative satire about a contagious virus and the controversy surrounding compulsory vaccination and quarantine. The Eureka Day play is set in an achingly progressive school in California, but this ostentatiously considerate environment,...

  • Find out who will take over in Millennials at The Other Palace Studio. Millennials continues to 4 September. Book Millennials tickets on London Theatre. During the 60-minute musical, Millennials puts a microphone on the voices of young people, through their lives, losses, and everything in between. The musical features original stories and compositions by Elliot Clay. The new Millennials cast from 9 August includes Georgina Castle, who will soon play Jovie in Elf at the Dominion Theatre. The...

  • This autumn, the Barbican invites you into a magical world as My Neighbour Totoro makes its highly anticipated world premiere. The Royal Shakespeare Company production is based on the 1988 animated film from Studio Ghibli, which became a global sensation. But what exactly does the Japanese company Studio Ghibli do and what can you expect from this new show? Read on for our guide to My Neighbour Totoro in London. Book My Neighbour Totoro tickets on London Theatre. ## What is Studio Ghibli? Based...

  • Photo credit: Dirty Dancing cast 2021 (Photo courtesy of Dirty Dancing)

    Nobody puts Dirty Dancing in a corner! The iconic 1980s film has become a theatrical favourite too, from the hit musical theatre version to the lavish Secret Cinema treatment. It’s proof of the everlasting legacy of this beloved tale, which began so modestly and surprised everyone to become a global sensation. So, why do we still adore Dirty Dancing, and how can you have the time of your life seeing the story play out in London’s theatreland — ideally while carrying a watermelon? Here’s our...

  • The Salem witch trials come alive at the National Theatre with Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. The Crucible begins previews in the Olivier Theatre on 14 September, ahead of an opening night on 21 September and performances to 5 November. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible follows a group of girls who are accused of witchcraft. Accusations turn into town-wide hysteria, and a court is formed to investigate the crimes. As previously announced, Brendan Cowell will play John Proctor and Erin Doherty will...

  • Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II come together for Handbagged at the Kiln Theatre. Moira Buffini’s Handbagged begins previews at the Kiln Theatre on 9 September, with an opening night on 15 September, and performances to 22 October. Book Handbagged tickets on London Theatre. Handbagged sees Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher go against one another and explore what would happen behind closed doors. Even though Thatcher and the Queen were born six months apart, they both changed the...

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