London Theatre News

Jessica Hynes
Jessica Hynes to star in Caryl Churchill play at the Donmar Warehouse
Initial casting for Caryl Churchill’s Far Away at the Donmar Warehouse has been announced, which will mark the play’s first London revival. First staged at the Royal Court in 2000, Far Away follows a... Read more
Robert Icke to direct Helen Mirren and Mark Strong in Oedipus in the West End
Helen Mirren and Mark Strong will star in Robert Icke’s adaptation of Sophocles’ Oedipus in the West End next year. Produced by Sonia Friedman, the production will run in London following its... Read more
Hello, Dolly!
Imelda Staunton and Jenna Russell to star in Hello, Dolly! West End revival
Imelda Staunton is set to return to the West End in a new production of Hello, Dolly!, which will open at the Adelphi Theatre next summer. The production will reunite Staunton with director Dominic... Read more
Waitress
Waitress to close at the Adelphi Theatre in 2020
The West End production of Waitress will close at the Adelphi Theatre next year. After the musical’s official opening on 7th March 2019, Waitress will play its final performance on 4th July 2020.... Read more
Leopoldstadt
Full casting announced for Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt
Final casting has been announced for Tom Stoppard’s new play Leopoldstadt, which opens at the Wyndham’s Theatre in January. Stoppard’s play, which will be directed by Patrick Marber, is set in 1900... Read more
4000 Miles
Timothée Chalamet and Eileen Atkins to star in 4000 Miles at the Old Vic
Call Me By Your Name actor Timothée Chalamet will make his West End debut alongside Eileen Atkins at the Old Vic next year, in a production of  Amy Herzog's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play 4000 Miles.... Read more
Joel Montague
Joel Montague to join West End cast of Waitress
Actor Joel Montague is set to join the West End cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, where he will play the role of Ogie in Sara Bareilles’ musical. Montague, who has just starred in the musical... Read more
Riverside Studios
Riverside Studios in Hammersmith set to reopen in January 2020
Hammersmith arts centre Riverside Studios is set to reopen in the New Year following a five-year closure for redevelopment. With a number of different studios, the space was home to a number of... Read more
National Theatre
Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet among new shows at National Theatre
A host of new shows have been announced at the National Theatre, including two productions of Romeo and Juliet, a Hamlet for younger audiences, and a transfer from the Edinburgh Fringe. Simon Godwin... Read more
Endgame Old Vic
Jane Horrocks and Karl Johnson to join cast of Endgame at the Old Vic
The full casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Endgame at the Old Vic, opening next year. Jane Horrocks will star in Endgame, recently starring in the Pinter at the Pinter season... Read more
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Noah Thomas to star in title role of Everybody's Talking About Jamie
After open auditions for the title role in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, it has been announced that Noah Thomas will make his West End debut as Jamie at the Apollo Theatre next year. Noah Thomas... Read more
To Kill A Mockingbird
Rhys Ifans to play Atticus Finch in West End To Kill a Mockingbird
Rhys Ifans is set to star as Atticus Finch in the upcoming West End production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Ifans, who is currently starring in On Bear Ridge at the Royal Court, will play the central... Read more
Back to the Future
Full cast announced for world premiere of Back to the Future musical
Olly Dobson The full cast for the world premiere of Back to the Future has been announced, opening at Manchester Opera House in February 2020 ahead of a subsequent West End transfer. Details on a... Read more
Bridge Theatre
New shows announced at the Bridge Theatre, featuring Simon Russell Beale and Roger Allam
Four new shows at the Bridge Theatre have been announced, with productions scheduled to April 2021. The upcoming shows will feature performances by Olivier Award-winning actors including Simon... Read more
The Watsons
Laura Wade’s Jane Austen play The Watsons to transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre
Laura Wade’s new play The Watsons, adapted from the unfinished novel by Jane Austen, is set for a West End run at the Harold Pinter Theatre following its runs in Chichester and at the Menier... Read more
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Preeya Kalidas and Bianca Del Rio to star in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Now in its third year at the Apollo Theatre, two new cast members have been announced to star in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Preeya Kalidas will join the cast as Miss Hedge from 17th November,... Read more
Death of a Salesman
Young Vic to stage scratch performances of Death of a Salesman following Piccadilly Theatre incident
The Young Yic is to hold three rehearsal-style scratch performances of Death of a Salesman for audiences whose performances of the play have been cancelled following the collapse of a ceiling at the... Read more
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Jac Yarrow and Jason Donovan to return to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Jac Yarrow and Jason Donovan are set to reprise their roles in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when it returns to the London Palladium next... Read more
Morecambe and Wise
Morecambe and Wise show Eric and Ern to run at Duke of York’s Theatre
Morecambe and Wise show Eric & Ern is set to return to the West End in 2020 for two nights at the Duke of York’s Theatre featuring special guest Ruthie Henshall. Starring Ian Ashpitel and Jonty... Read more
Piccadilly Theatre
Death of a Salesman performance cancelled as Piccadilly Theatre roof collapses
Performances of Death of a Salesman has been cancelled following an incident at the Piccadilly Theatre which saw part of the roofing collapse, injuring several people. Screams were heard from the... Read more
Sara Bareilles
Waitress composer Sara Bareilles to make West End debut as Jenna
Sara Bareilles will star in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre next year as Jenna Hunterson, marking her West End debut in a musical that features an original, Tony Award-nominated score written by... Read more
The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat to play at the Turbine Theatre this Christmas
A stage adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat will be performed at the Turbine Theatre later this year, it has been announced. The Cat in the Hat will play at the Turbine Theatre over the... Read more
City of Angels
Donmar's City of Angels to transfer to West End with Rosalie Craig
The Donmar Warehouse production of City of Angels will transfer to the West End, playing at the Garrick Theatre next year, it has been announced. Winning best musical revival at the 2015 Olivier... Read more
Curtains
Jason Manford to star in West End transfer of Curtains
It has been announced that Curtains will transfer to the West End as part of the show’s national tour, opening at the Wyndham’s Theatre in December. Curtains is at the Wyndham’s Theatre for a limited... Read more
The Drifters Girl
Beverley Knight to star in new musical The Drifters Girl in the West End
A new musical telling the story of American R&B group The Drifters is set to star Beverley Knight when it opens in the West End next autumn. Knight will star in The Drifters Girl as Faye... Read more
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