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Photo credit: Trafalgar Theatre (Photo by Tom Lee)
First look at Trafalgar Theatre ahead of West End opening this summer
Ahead of the Trafalgar Theatre opening later this year, Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire have unveiled a first look at the Trafalgar Theatre auditorium. Audiences will be able to visit the... Read more
Photo credit: Playhouse Theatre (Photo by Edson Chilundo on Flickr under CC 2.0)
Playhouse Theatre to be transformed for 'Cabaret' as in-the-round theatre
Following news that Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley will star in Cabaret, further details on the venue have been confirmed. The Playhouse Theatre will be renovated into an in-the-round space to... Read more
Photo credit: Kate O’Flynn and Zubin Varla (Photos courtesy of Hampstead Theatre)
Kate O’Flynn and Zubin Varla to star in ‘The Two Character Play’
The full casting for The Two Character Play at the Hampstead Theatre has been announced. Kate O’Flynn and Zubin Varla will star in the Tennessee Williams play, running at the Hampstead Theatre from... Read more
Photo credit: Lily Allen (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
Lily Allen to make West End debut in ‘2:22 - A Ghost Story’
The multi-award-winning singer Lily Allen will make her West End debut in 2:22 - A Ghost Story this summer. It’s a West End debut for playwright Danny Robins too, with 2:22 - A Ghost Story at the... Read more
Photo credit: Pippin (Photo by Bonnie Britain)
‘Pippin’ to open at Charing Cross Theatre
The Charing Cross Theatre will reopen its doors this summer with a new production of Pippin. Pippin is at the Charing Cross Theatre from 30 June - 14 August. Set in 1967, Pippin follows a young man... Read more
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Harry Enfield to star in ‘The Windsors: Endgame’ at the Prince of Wales Theatre
Harry Enfield will make his West End debut this summer, playing Prince Charles in a brand new comedy play, The Windsors: Endgame. Adapted from the Channel 4 series The Windsors, the royal comedy is... Read more
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‘Sh!t-faced Shakespeare’ returns to London with new ‘Macbeth’ adaptation
The improvisational show Sh!t-faced Shakespeare will return to London this summer, presenting their unique adaptation of Macbeth. Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth is at Leicester Square Theatre from... Read more
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‘Operation Mincemeat’ to return for work-in-progress shows at Southwark Playhouse
The multi-award-winning production Operation Mincemeat will reopen at Southwark Playhouse this summer, after a second run was cancelled last year. Operation Mincemeat will return for 14 work-in-... Read more
Photo credit: Carrie Hope Fletcher (Photo by Laura Lewis)
New ‘Cinderella’ song released, ahead of full cast recording in July
With the world premiere of Cinderella opening later this month, a fourth song from the new musical has been released today. “Far Too Late” is the latest song to be made available to stream from... Read more
Photo credit: Southwark Playhouse (Photo by Southwark Playhouse)
Southwark Playhouse to host ‘SWK Fest’
Southwark Playhouse will acknowledge the dozens of productions that missed out on being shown to live audiences in a brand new festival. Titled SWK Fest, the fortnight-long event will see 12... Read more
Photo credit: Bedknobs and Broomsticks artwork (Artwork courtesy of Disney Theatricals)
‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ musical to make world premiere in 2021
With Disney musicals including The Lion King and Mary Poppins in the West End, a new Disney stage show is coming to England. The world premiere of Bedknobs and Broomsticks will open in the UK next... Read more
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Giles Terera, Tanya Moodie and Lesley Sharp feature in new National Theatre season, full details announced
The National Theatre has announced six new productions as part of their reopening season, as well as five productions confirmed to return after being halted by the pandemic. New shows confirmed... Read more
Photo credit: Nikki Bentley, Gina Murray and Noel Sullivan (Photos by Ruth Crafer, Andy Brown and Michael Shelford respectively)
Nikki Bentley and Noel Sullivan to star in ‘Starting Here, Starting Now’
Richard Maltby, Jr and David Shire’s musical revue Starting Here, Starting Now will be revived for a limited summer run. Starting Here, Starting Now is at Waterloo East Theatre from 29 June - 18 July... Read more
Photo credit: Ashley Zhangazha and Joan Iyola (Photos courtesy of Ashley Zhangazha and by Helen Murray respectively)
Ashley Zhangazha to star in ‘Changing Destiny’ at Young Vic
Following news that the Young Vic will reopen its doors for live audiences next month, casting for the first show, Changing Destiny, has been named. Ashley Zhangazha and Joan Iyola will star in the... Read more
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‘Circus 1903’ to return for Christmas fun at Royal Festival Hall
Circus 1903 will entertain families in the capital this Christmas, as the production returns to London. Circus 1903 is back at the Royal Festival Hall, with upcoming dates from 16 December - 2 Jan.... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of Well-Behaved Women at Cadogan Hall (Photo courtesy of Kate Morley PR)
‘Well-Behaved Women’ historical song cycle to be staged at Cadogan Hall
Imagine Boudicca, Cleopatra and Mary Magdalene singing together in a production all about the power of womanhood. Now you don’t have to imagine, as Carmel Dean’s new song cycle, titled Well-Behaved... Read more
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