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Photo credit: Roger Bart and Olly Dobson (Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes)
‘Back to the Future’ extends West End run to July 2022
Get ready to feel the power of love for a bit longer! The West End run of Back to the Future will be extended at the Adelphi Theatre, with performances now confirmed to 3 Jul. 2022. Back to the... Read more
Photo credit: Jonathan Bailey and Taron Egerton (Photos courtesy of Cock)
Jonathan Bailey and Taron Egerton to star in ‘Cock’ at Ambassadors Theatre
Jonathan Bailey and Taron Egerton will star in a West End revival of Mike Bartlett’s Cock next year. Cock is at the Ambassadors Theatre from 5 March - 4 June 2022, and Cock tickets will be on sale... Read more
Photo credit: Rachel York in Anything Goes (Photo by Joan Marcus)
Rachel York to follow Sutton Foster in 'Anything Goes' in the West End
Times have changed! IRachel York will replace Sutton Foster in Anything Goes from 12 October at the Barbican Centre. As previously announced, Foster will depart the role of Reno Sweeney on 10 October... Read more
Photo credit: National Theatre (Photo by Counse on Flickr)
National Theatre sets dates for ‘Trouble in Mind’, ‘Wuthering Heights’ and ‘Small Island’
Performance schedules for three upcoming shows at the National Theatre have been confirmed. Dates and further casting updates have been revealed for Trouble in Mind, Wuthering Heights and Small... Read more
Photo credit: Potted Panto (Photo by Geraint Lewis)
‘Potted Panto’ sets West End return at Garrick Theatre
After an Easter run in the West End earlier this year, Potted Panto returns to the Garrick Theatre for more Christmas fun. Potted Panto is at the Garrick Theatre on selected dates from 11 December -... Read more
‘Magic Goes Wrong’ announces West End casting, ahead of moving to Apollo Theatre
Ahead of moving to the Apollo Theatre, the full cast for Magic Goes Wrong has been revealed. Magic Goes Wrong is now at the Apollo Theatre from 21 October, and Magic Goes Wrong tickets are on sale... Read more
Photo credit: Kitty Scott Claus, Cheryl Hole and Choriza May (Photos courtesy of ANR PR)
‘Dick Whittington’ drag pantomime to play at Phoenix Theatre
After Cinderella at Trafalgar Studios in 2019 and Death Drop at the Garrick Theatre earlier this year, TuckShop are back with a new drag pantomime this Christmas. Dick Whittington will run at the... Read more
Photo credit: Dear Evan Hansen cast (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
Sam Tutty to return to ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, as full cast announced
Ahead of Dear Evan Hansen resuming performances at the Noel Coward Theatre, the full cast has been revealed. Dear Evan Hansen continues its Olivier Award-winning run at the Noel Coward Theatre from... Read more
Photo credit: Menier Chocolate Factory (Photo by Simopala on Flickr under CC 2.0) 
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: Taboo artwork (Photo courtesy of Taboo)
​​Boy George musical ‘Taboo’ to return for one night only at London Palladium
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Taboo, a one-night-only charity concert will be held in 2022. Taboo is at the London Palladium on 30 Jan. 2022, and Taboo tickets are on sale now.  In a tweet by... Read more
Photo credit: Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Photo by Jay Brooks)
'Moulin Rouge!' announces West End casting
Moulin Rouge! The Musical has announced casting for the West End production. Moulin Rouge! The Musical begins performances at the Piccadilly Theatre from 12 November, with Moulin Rouge! The Musical ... Read more
Photo credit: Trevor Dion Nicholas in West End Musical Celebration (Photo courtesy of West End Musical Celebration)
‘West End Musical Celebration’ to return, new season at Vaudeville Theatre
Last year, West End Musical Christmas was postponed due to the lockdown, but transformed into West End Musical Celebration. Now, West End Musical Celebration is set to return to London, with a trio... Read more
Photo credit: Metamorphoses cast (Photo by Helen Murray)
‘Metamorphoses’ announces full casting at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
The full casting for the world premiere of Metamorphoses at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse has been revealed, with performances starting in a fortnight’s time. Metamorphoses runs from 30 September - 30... Read more
Photo credit: Mark Gatiss (Photo courtesy of Bread and Butter PR)
Mark Gatiss to adapt and star in ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Alexandra Palace
Mark Gatiss’ long-awaited adaptation of A Christmas Carol will play at Alexandra Palace this Christmas. A Christmas Carol will run at Nottingham Playhouse from 29 October - 29 November, with London... Read more
Photo credit: Lyric Hammersmith Theatre (Photo by Chris Payne)
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre announces 2022 season, plays by Patrick Marber and Roy Williams
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced the 2022 season of work, with plays scheduled to October 2022. The season includes a revival of Patrick Marber’s Closer, as well as a modern retelling of... Read more
Photo credit: Cast photo (Photo by Hugo Glendinning) 
Showstoppers to return to Lyric Theatre for new West End residency
The Showstoppers show no signs of stopping. After two performances at the Garrick Theatre on 27 September and 11 October, the troupe will return to the Lyric Theatre for a new residency. Performances... Read more
Photo credit: The Book of Mormon cast (Photo by Johan Persson)
‘The Book of Mormon’ announces full West End casting
The full cast for The Book of Mormon in London has been announced, ahead of reopening later this year. The Book of Mormon is at the Prince of Wales Theatre from 15 November, with tickets on sale now... Read more
Photo credit: Amy Adams (Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr)
Amy Adams to make West End debut in ‘The Glass Menagerie’
The six-time Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams will make her West End debut as Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie next year. The Glass Menagerie is at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 23... Read more
Photo credit: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Photo by Manuel Harlan)
‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’ announces full casting and extension
The full cast for the West End transfer of The Ocean at the End of the Lane has been revealed, ahead of performances beginning next month. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is at the Duke of York’s... Read more
'Back to the Future: The Musical' opens tonight, with understudy performing for Roger Bart
If any show might be expected to engage in a spot of dramatic time-hopping, it’s Back to the Future: The Musical. The production is having its highly anticipated West End opening tonight, but with a... Read more
Photo credit: Operation Mincemeat (Photo courtesy of Operation Mincemeat)
‘Operation Mincemeat’ to extend at Southwark Playhouse, new booking period in 2022
Operation Mincemeat will return to Southwark Playhouse in 2022, as a new booking period has been confirmed. Once the show closes this weekend, Operation Mincemeat is then back at Southwark Playhouse... Read more
Photo credit: Qasim Mahmood in Aladdin (Photo courtesy of Lyric Hammersmith Theatre)
Full casting for ‘Aladdin’ pantomime at Lyric Hammersmith
Following a postponement in 2020, the Lyric Hammersmith’s new Aladdin pantomime will be staged this Christmas. Aladdin is at Lyric Hammersmith from 19 November - 2 January, and the full casting has... Read more
Photo credit: David Suchet (ARtwork courtesy of Poirot and More, A Retrospective)
David Suchet to share stories in ‘Poirot and More’ at Harold Pinter Theatre
Following a nationwide tour of Poirot and More, A Retrospective, the famed actor David Suchet will share stories from his career in the West End next year. Poirot and More, A Retrospective is at the... Read more
Photo credit: Matilda the Musical (Photo by Manuel Harlan)
New ‘Matilda’ cast announced, as Roald Dahl musical celebrates 10th anniversary in London
The new cast for Matilda the Musical in London has been announced, ahead of reopening at the Cambridge Theatre from 16 September. Matilda the Musical will celebrate its 10th anniversary in the West... Read more
Photo credit: The Song Project and Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks (Ali Wright)
New works announced in Royal Court season, with a new play by Alistair McDowall
Four new productions have been confirmed to play at the Royal Court, with performances through to June 2022. The new works include plays by Alistair McDowall, as well as an encore run of The Song... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of Mamma Mia: The Party (Photo courtesy of Mamma Mia: The Party)
‘Mamma Mia: The Party’ extends at The O2 to 2022
Ahead of the immersive dining experience Mamma Mia: The Party reopening at The O2 next month, the full casting has been confirmed. Mamma Mia: The Party returns to The O2 from 1 October, and is... Read more
Photo credit: Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) artwork (Art by Bob Venables)
‘Pride and Prejudice* (sort of)’ to begin open-ended West End run
Following the news that Pride & Prejudice* (sort of) will transfer to the West End this year, further details have been revealed. Pride & Prejudice* (sort of) will begin an open-ended run,... Read more
Photo credit: The Mirror and the Light cast in rehearsals (Photo courtesy of Bread and Butter PR)
‘The Mirror and the Light’ extends West End run, performances now to January 2022
Ahead of The Mirror and the Light world premiere opening later this month, an extended booking period has been announced. The Mirror and the Light will now run for an additional eight weeks, and is... Read more
Photo credit: Liam Murray Scott, Ian Shaw, and Demetri Goritsas (Photos by Kim Hardy Photography, Nick Driftwood and Helen Murray)
‘The Shark is Broken’ Jaws comedy announces full West End casting
Ahead of the anticipated West End premiere of The Shark is Broken, which was due to open in 2020, the full cast has been named. The Shark is Broken is at the Ambassadors Theatre from 9 October - 15... Read more
Photo credit: Artwork, Anna-Jane Casey, Elliot Levey and Omari Douglas (Photos by Joel Palmer and headshots courtesy of Cabaret)
‘Cabaret’ full casting announced, joining Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley
Ahead of a star-studded Cabaret revival in London, the full casting has been confirmed. Cabaret is at a renovated Playhouse Theatre, named the Kit Kat Club from 15 November.  The full cast join the... Read more
Photo credit: Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City (Photo by Julian Abrams)
Punchdrunk to present ‘The Burnt City’, inspired by the fall of Troy
For the first time since 2014, the immersive theatre company Punchdrunk will present a new show in London. The Burnt City, which is inspired by the fall of Troy and Ancient Greece, will run at a site... Read more
Photo credit: The Choir of Man (Photo by Steve Schuff)
‘The Choir of Man’ to open in the West End
The all-singing, all-dancing pub concert The Choir of Man will transfer to the Arts Theatre. The Choir of Man begins previews at the Arts Theatre from 29 October, with an opening night on 9 November... Read more
Photo credit: Sophie Evans as Glinda (Photo by Matt Crockett)
Sophie Evans to reprise role of Glinda in ‘Wicked’, full reopening cast announced
“Thank Goodness!” The returning cast for Wicked in London has been named, ahead of performances resuming later this month. Wicked is at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from 15 September, with Wicked... Read more
Photo credit: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Photo by Johan Persson)
‘Measure for Measure’ and ‘Hamlet’ in Shakespeare’s Globe winter season
Ahead of Metamorphoses at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse later this month, Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the full winter season, with performances to March 2022. The season includes productions of... Read more
Photo credit: Clare Perkins (Photo courtesy of Hamilton Hodell)
Clare Perkins to star in Zadie Smith’s ‘The Wife of Willesden’
Clare Perkins will lead the cast of Zadie Smith’s debut play, The Wife of Willesden, at the Kiln Theatre. The Wife of Willesden is at the Kiln Theatre from 11 November - 24 December.  For The Wife of... Read more
Photo credit: James Corrigan and Faith Omole (Photos by Faye Thomas and Dom Graham-Hyde respectively)
‘White Noise’ announces full casting, ahead of European premiere at the Bridge Theatre
The full cast for the European premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ White Noise has been named. White Noise is at the Bridge Theatre from 5 October - 13 November.  White Noise follows liberal college... Read more
Photo credit: Little Women Artwork (Artwork courtesy of Park Theatre)
‘Little Women’ and Harry Hill rock opera in new Park Theatre season
The upcoming season of in-person shows at the Park Theatre has been confirmed, with productions scheduled from October - February 2022. The season includes the London premiere of Little Women, based... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Photo by Manuel Harlan)
‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ announces West End reopening cast
Ahead of the return of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the full casting for the show’s reopening has been named. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is at the Palace Theatre from 14 October, with... Read more
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