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  • Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Savoy Theatre

    'Walking down the street' and into the West End, Pretty Woman: The Musical first opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2020. Now, Pretty Woman: The Musical is at the Savoy Theatre. Based on the 1990 film of the same name starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, the stage adaptation of the romantic comedy features original music by singer-songwriter Bryan Adams. From how to get Pretty Woman: The Musical tickets to when to see Pretty Woman: The Musical, here’s your ultimate guide to Pretty Woman:...

  • The Mousetrap is more than a play. It’s a British institution. Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is a quintessentially British ‘whodunnit’, as it follows a murder investigation before the murderer is shockingly revealed. The Agatha Christie play is part of the West End fabric — since opening in 1952, The Mousetrap is the world’s longest-running play of all time. Decades later, generations of theatregoers are still thrilled and shocked by what happens at Monkswell Manor. Whether you’re a West End...

  • Find out the full cast for the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s The Doctor. The Doctor begins previews at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 29 September, ahead of an opening night on 7 October, and performances to 19 December. Book The Doctor tickets on London Theatre. As previously confirmed, Juliet Stevenson will lead the cast as Professor Ruth Woolf. Christopher Osikanlu Colquhoun, Mariah Louca, Daniel Rabin, Naomi Wirthner and Hannah Ledwidge return to The Doctor after starring in performances...

  • A new cast will take over in Danny Robin’s Olivier-nominated play 2:22 - A Ghost Story at the Criterion Theatre. The new company will star in performances from 6 September to 8 Jan. 2023. Laura Whitmore will play Jenny in 2:22 - A Ghost Story. The Love Island host makes her West End debut in the role. “Theatre has always been my first love and I can’t wait to get back on stage. I am a huge fan of the previous productions and delighted to be getting stuck in with rehearsals and working alongside...

  • Fill your 2023 theatre calendar with all the new shows opening throughout the year. From hit musicals to groundbreaking plays and exciting immersive events, there’s bound to be a new “favourite” that you will discover in 2023. Here's a rundown of all the West End shows opening in 2023, listed by show name in alphabetical order. Information will be updated as soon as it is made available, so bookmark this page to ensure you've got the latest London theatre news. ## Book tickets to West End shows...

  • Callum Scott Howells and Madeline Brewer will take over the roles of the Emcee and Sally Bowles in Cabaret from 3 October. Cabaret is at the Kit Kat Club. Book Cabaret tickets on London Theatre. Callum Scott Howells will play the Emcee. He is best known for playing Colin in the Channel 4 drama, It’s a Sin, winning a Royal Television Society Award for Best Male Actor. He’s starred in Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies and She Loves Me at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The Emmy-nominated actress...

  • Find out the full cast for the 15th anniversary of The Wonderful World of Dissocia. The play begins previews at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 16 September, with an opening on 22 September, and performances to 15 October. The play explores Lisa Jones as she lives with a mental illness and tries to rescue what she believe she’s lost in a surreal world. Leah Harvey will play Lisa Jones. They are best known for their BAFTA-nominated performance in Foundation on Apple TV. They've also starred in...

  • The West End is renowned for its record-breaking, long-running musicals — the likes of Les Misérables, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Matilda, Mamma Mia! and more, which have fans flocking to see them again and again. But London is also the place to find some of the best examples of new musical theatre, introducing you to up-and-coming talents, fresh stories and bold new productions. We’ve seen a flood of brilliant shows coming into the town over the past few years. So, if you’re...

  • It’s nearly that time again: fresh notebooks, a new class, maybe even a new school, as the summer holidays draw to close and the autumn term starts up. Yes, it can be difficult to remotivate after the long break, so why not add a treat to the equation? Make this year’s back to school a great opportunity to also catch a fantastic family-friendly West End show. London’s theatres are teeming with great plays and musicals for young audiences – and some even have a few lessons sprinkled in among the...

  • There are some big shows opening in London this autumn, and some worthwhile reasons to see some old favourites. Here, we round-up some of the best productions opening in the West End over the autumn months. If we were to wax lyrical about all the West End shows opening in the coming months, you'd be reading this article for days on end. There's so many exciting shows coming to London including Juliet Stevenson in The Doctor, the Studio Ghibli film, My Neighbour Totoro, and the long-awaited Good...

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