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Photo credit: Ruth Wilson (Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr) 
Ruth Wilson to star in Jean Cocteau's ‘The Human Voice'
Ruth Wilson will return to the West End next year to star in Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice. The Human Voice is at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited engagement in spring 2022, with dates to be... Read more
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‘Dirty Dancing’ to return to the West End in 2022
Nobody puts Dirty Dancing in the corner! Dirty Dancing will return to the West End next year, playing at the Dominion Theatre from 2 February to 16 April. Dirty Dancing follows the blossoming love... Read more
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Rosie Day’s debut play ‘Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon’ to open at Southwark Playhouse
Rosie Day will star in her debut play — Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon — at the Southwark Playhouse next year. Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon begins previews on 9 February, with an... Read more
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‘Faulty Towers The Dining Experience’ moves London location
After a decade of performances in London, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience will move to a new home in 2022. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience will play a final show at the Radisson Blu Edwardian... Read more
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‘Oklahoma!’ revival to play at Young Vic in spring 2022 season
The Young Vic has confirmed programming through spring 2022, including a London premiere of the 2019 Broadway revival of Oklahoma! The Young Vic will also house the world premiere of Anthony McCarten... Read more
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‘Daddy’ and ‘The House of Shades’ set new dates at Almeida Theatre
The Almeida Theatre have announced four productions as part of the theatre’s spring 2022 season. Upcoming shows include "Daddy" A Melodrama and The House of Shades — both shows postponed at the start... Read more
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New dates for ‘Clybourne Park’ at Park Theatre
The Park Theatre have announced shows in their spring 2022 season, including a two-year delayed production of Clybourne Park. As part of the season, there will also be a charity fundraiser... Read more
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Malala Yousafzai thanks Andrew Lloyd Webber for helping women 'dream of music' at ‘Cinderella’ gala
Malala Yousafzai attended a gala performance of Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, which raised money for the Malala Fund. The event also marked the first performance of a slightly reworked... Read more
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2021 Black British Theatre Awards winners announced
The 2021 Black British Theatre Awards took place at the Old Finsbury Town Hall. The event celebrated the best of Black British talent, with Ivano Turco in Cinderella and Lucy St. Louis in The Phantom... Read more
2022 Olivier Awards set date and venue for in-person ceremony
A date and venue have been announced for the 2022 Olivier Awards, to be held with an in-person ceremony. The 2022 Olivier Awards will take place on Sunday 10 April at the Royal Albert Hall, and will... Read more
‘My Fair Lady’ Broadway revival to transfer to West End
My Fair Lady will be revived in the West End for the first time in over 20 years, with a summer engagement scheduled at the London Coliseum. The My Fair Lady production is the 10-time Tony-nominated... Read more
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‘Grease’ West End revival to open at Dominion Theatre in 2022
Grease is the word in the West End! A new production of Grease will open in the West End in 2022. Grease begins previews at the Dominion Theatre on 3 May, with an opening night on 10 May and... Read more
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'Wicked' announces new cast, including Lucie Jones as Elphaba
A new cast will join Wicked in the West End in the New Year, with Lucie Jones leading the cast as Elphaba. The new cast will take over in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from 1 February, with... Read more
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‘Anything Goes’ to return to London in 2022
After an acclaimed summer run at the Barbican, Anything Goes will return to London next year. Anything Goes will begin a UK tour in April 2022, ending at the Barbican with performances from 15 July... Read more
The West End is back — all West End theatres have now reopened
The pandemic forced theatres to close in March 2020. Now, as of 15 Nov. 2021, every West End theatre has now reopened with a production. The final theatre to reopen was the Playhouse Theatre, now... Read more
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Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announces 2022 summer season
Omigod you guys! Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed its 2022 season, with three productions opening during the summer. After kicking off in May with Legally Blonde: The Musical, the season... Read more
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‘Cabaret’ lottery opens in London for £25 'Cabaret' tickets
Ahead of Cabaret performances beginning in London, details on the Cabaret lottery have been revealed. The daily Cabaret lottery will allow entrants a chance to win a pair of £25 tickets to Cabaret at... Read more
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‘Matilda’ extends West End booking period through December 2022
The revolting children in Matilda are staying around for longer! Matilda will play an extended booking period at the Cambridge Theatre, with performances now scheduled through to 18 Dec. 2022. ... Read more
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Florian Zeller’s ‘The Forest’ to receive world premiere at Hampstead Theatre
The Hampstead Theatre have revealed three world premiere plays to be staged at the north London venue next year. The trio of plays include new works by Florian Zeller, Alexis Zegerman and Roy... Read more
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‘South Pacific’ to transfer to Sadler’s Wells
A UK tour of South Pacific will open in 2022, preceded by a summer season at Sadler’s Wells. South Pacific is at Sadler’s Wells from 27 July to 28 August.  South Pacific ran at the Chichester... Read more
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Alex Jennings to star in ‘The Southbury Child’ at the Bridge Theatre
Alex Jennings will lead the cast of Stephen Beresford’s The Southbury Child in London next summer. The Southbury Child will play for a fortnight at the Chichester Festival Theatre, ahead of... Read more
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National Theatre sets dates and announces new shows for 2022
The National Theatre has announced new productions in their current season, with performances to June 2022. New shows include David Eldridge’s Middle and dates for The Corn is Green and The Father... Read more
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Seven Dials Playhouse to open with ‘Steve’ in 2022
A new 100-seat venue will open in the West End’s Seven Dials area next year — aptly named the Seven Dials Playhouse. The Seven Dials Playhouse will open in early 2022 with the European premiere of... Read more
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John Dagleish to star in ‘Cratchit’ at Park Theatre
John Dagleish originated the role of Bob Cratchit in Jack Thorne’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic. This Christmas, he’ll play Bob Cratchit once more in a new play, titled Cratchit.... Read more
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Emma Kingston to star in ‘Heathers’ at The Other Palace
Following the news that Heathers will reopen The Other Palace under its new ownership, the cast has been announced. Heathers is at The Other Palace from 25 November. Ailsa Davidson will make her West... Read more
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‘The Shark is Broken’ extends West End run
The Shark is Broken will play an extended booking period at the Ambassadors Theatre, with the show now running for an additional month. The Shark is Broken is now at the Ambassadors Theatre to 13... Read more
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Stephanie Beatriz to star in ‘2:22 - A Ghost Story’ West End revival
Casting for the 2:22 - A Ghost Story West End revival has been named, with an all-new cast taking part. 2:22 - A Ghost Story is at the Gielgud Theatre from 4 December - 12 February.  Stephanie... Read more
Photo credit: Mrs Doubtfire on Broadway (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘Mrs Doubtfire’ to receive UK premiere in Manchester
The UK premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire has been announced, opening in Manchester next year. Mrs. Doubtfire will run for a limited season at Manchester Opera House from 2 September to 1 October.  The Mrs.... Read more
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‘Force Majeure’ starring Rory Kinnear announces full cast
The full cast for Tim Price’s stage adaptation of Force Majeure has been named, and is led by Rory Kinnear. Force Majeure is at the Donmar Warehouse from 10 December to 5 February. Force Majeure... Read more
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‘Pride & Prejudice’* (*sort of)’ extends in West End
After Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of)’s official opening earlier this week, the new Jane Austen-inspired production will be taking over the Criterion Theatre for even longer. Pride & Prejudice... Read more
Paul Taylor-Mills appointed as The Other Palace artistic director
Following last week’s news that The Other Palace would reopen later this month with Bill Kenwright as the new owner, Paul Taylor-Mills will return to the venue in a new role. Taylor-Mills returns to... Read more
Photo credit: Joseph Balderrama and Pepa Duarte (Photos courtesy of Royal Court)
‘A Fight Against… (Una Lucha Contra…)’ sets cast at Royal Court
The full cast for Pablo Manzi’s A Fight Against… (Una Lucha Contra…) has been named, with performances at the Royal Court from 9 December to 22 January. The original Spanish text has been translated... Read more
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‘Witness for the Prosecution’ extends at London County Hall
The Agatha Christie play Witness for the Prosecution will keep audiences enthralled in court with an extended booking period. Witness for the Prosecution is now at London County Hall to 25 September... Read more
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James Graham’s ‘Best of Enemies’ announces full cast
The full cast for James Graham’s newest play, Best of Enemies, has been revealed ahead of performances next month. Best of Enemies is at the Young Vic from 2 December to 22 January.  Best of Enemies... Read more
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Ria Jones to star in ‘Habeas Corpus’ at Menier Chocolate Factory
Ahead of the first London revival of Habeas Corpus in 25 years, the inital casting has been revealed. Habeas Corpus is at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 3 December - 26 February. The Habeas Corpus... Read more
Photo credit: 2:22 - A Ghost Story cast (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘2:22 - A Ghost Story’ to transfer to Gielgud Theatre
After a West End premiere earlier this year, 2:22 - A Ghost Story will return for a limited run, now at the Gielgud Theatre with a new cast. 2:22 - A Ghost Story is at the Gielgud Theatre from 4... Read more
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