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Hair The Vaults
New immersive production of HAIR to run at The Vaults in London
A new immersive production of the 60s rock musical HAIR transfers from Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre to The Vaults beneath Waterloo Station to celebrate the 50th anniversary year since the show... Read more
Killology
Cast announced for Gary Owen's Killology at the Royal Court Theatre
The Royal Court Theatre have announced casting for their upcoming production of Gary Owen’s new play Killology, a co-production between the Royal Court Theatre London and Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.... Read more
Judith Street joins The Girls
Understudy Judith Street to make West End debut in Gary Barlow's The Girls
Ahead of the official opening of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical The Girls next week at the Phoenix Theatre it has been announced that understudy Judith Street will make her West End debut at... Read more
Miranda Hart Annie
Miranda Hart makes West End debut in Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre
It has been announced that comedy writer, actor and author Miranda Hart, will make her West End Theatre debut as 'Miss Hannigan' in a new West End production of Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre,... Read more
Brodsky or Baryshnikov
Brodsky or Baryshnikov comes to the Apollo Theatre in London's West End
A one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky comes to the Apollo Theatre in London's West End for a limited four performance run from 3 to 6 May 2017. Brodsky or Baryshnikov is... Read more
Dog Ends
Richard Harris' Dog Ends comes to the Tabard Theatre in west London
The Tabard Theatre in Chiswick, west London, will stage the premiere of Richard Harris' Dog Ends from 22 March to 15 April 2017 with an official opening on 23 March. Last seen as part of the BBC's... Read more
Sand in the Sandwiches
Sand in the Sandwiches starring Edward Fox at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Producers Oliver Mackwood, Robert Fox, Jonathan Church and Oxford Playhouse have announced that Edward Fox will star in Sand in the Sandwiches at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for one week only from 30... Read more
The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black extends booking at the Fortune Theatre
Long running West End thriller The Woman in Black has extended its booking at The Fortune Theatre in London where it is now booking to 3 March 2018. Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s... Read more
110 in the Shade
Rare revival of 110 in the Shade comes to Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
A rare revival of of the 1963 Broadway musical 110 in the Shade will run at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown pub theatre in Walthamstow, north London from 9 to 28 May 2017, with an official opening on 12... Read more
Homecomings Festival
Casting announced for Glory Whispers and The Monkey at Theatre503
Casting has been announced for two plays in the 'Homecomings' festival of new work by prisoners and ex-prisoners about getting out and going home, produced by Synergy Theatre Project in association... Read more
Ben Forster (Johan Persson)
Ben Forster extends run in London's The Phantom of the Opera
It has been announced that Ben Forster will extend his run as ‘The Phantom’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic original production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Her Majesty's Theatre in London's... Read more
James Gant, Ken Christiansen
Cast change for Death Takes a Holiday at the Charing Cross Theatre
Producers of the European première of Death Takes A Holiday at the Charing Cross Theatre have today announced details of two scheduled cast changes beginning this evening until the show's final... Read more
Motown the Musical
Motown the Musical extends booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre
Producers of the West End production of Motown the Musical have announced that the show has extended its booking period to 24 February 2018 as the show celebrates its first birthday in London. From 7... Read more
Cardboard Citizens
Cardboard Citizens present Home Truths at The Bunker
Cardboard Citizens have today announced a season of new work at The Bunker Theatre in south London this April. Presented in an immersive format the nine new plays will look back at the history of UK... Read more
Andrew Lloyd Webber (Photo by Nathan Johnson)
Andrew Lloyd Webber reaches historic Broadway milestone to rival Richard Rodgers
Following last night's official opening of Sunset Boulevard on Broadway at the Palace Theatre, legendary British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is celebrating four of his musicals playing... Read more
School of Rock the Musical
School of Rock the Musical extends booking at the New London Theatre
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production of School of Rock - The Musical has today announced that it has extended its booking period at the New London Theatre to 14 January 2018. The West End... Read more
Young Frankenstein West End
Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein musical to open at The Garrick Theatre in September
It has been announced that Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein musical will open in the West End at the Garrick Theatre beginning previews on 28 September 2017 with an official press night on 10 October.... Read more
46 Beacon
Bill Rosenfield's 46 Beacon transfers to the Trafalgar Studios 2
A new play by Bill Rosenfield 46 Beacon has announced that it will open at Trafalgar Studios 2 for a limited season from 5 to 29 April 2017, with an official opening on 10 April. The production... Read more
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying comes to Wilton's Music Hall
A new London production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical comedy How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying will run at Wilton's Music Hall from 8 to 22 April 2017, with an... Read more
The Ferryman
Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman transfers to The Gielgud Theatre
Following the news that Paddy Considine was set to star in Jez Butterworth's new play The Ferryman at the Royal Court Theatre, it has now officially been announced that the play will transfer to The... Read more
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon extends booking in London's West End
The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Best New Musical The Book Of Mormon has extended its booking period to 27 May 2017 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End. The hit show is now booking... Read more
The Cast of A Dark Night In Dalston
Michelle Collins will star in A Dark Night In Dalston at Park Theatre
Moya Productions & It Worx present the world premiere of Stewart Permutt's new comic-drama A Dark Night In Dalston at the Park Theatre in north London from 7 March through to 1 April 2017. The 75... Read more
Filthy Business Hampstead
Hampstead Theatre announces cast for Filthy Business by Ryan Craig
The Hampstead Theatre have announced full casting for their upcoming world premiere of Filthy Business by Ryan Craig which runs in their main house from 10 March to 22 April 2017, with an official... Read more
Paddy Considine
Paddy Considine to star in Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman
English actor, film-maker, and musician Paddy Considine confirmed via Twitter that he would make his Royal Court Theatre debut in the upcoming production of Jez Butterworth's new play The Ferryman,... Read more
The Great Gatsby
Immersive production of The Great Gatsby transfers to Secret London Location
It has been announced that The Guild Of Misrule and The Immersive Ensemble's immersive production of The Great Gatsby will transfer from The Vaults in Waterloo to a secret London location 1 from June... Read more
Don Juan in Soho
Further casting announced for Don Juan in Soho with David Tennant
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho which runs at the Wyndham's Theatre from 17 March 2017 to 10 June 2017, with an official opening on 28... Read more
Lady Day Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald to star in Lady Day at the Wyndham's Theatre
It has been announced that six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will reprise her Tony Award-winning performance of 'Billie Holliday' in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Laine Robertson,... Read more
Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel at the Royal Albert Hall
Good news for fans of Tony Award winner Idina Menzel! The Broadway Diva will be heading back to our shores with a UK Tour this coming June, including a night at the iconic Royal Albert Hall! Here are... Read more
Summer of Love
The Globe announces casting for Summer of Love Season
Shakespeare’s Globe have today announced casting for two productions in Emma Rice's 2017 Summer of Love Season, which opens at the historic Southbank venue on 22 April 2017. Romeo and Juliet will... Read more
Honeymoon in Vegas
Jason Robert Brown to conduct Honeymoon in Vegas at the London Palladium
It has been announced that the Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown will conduct the UK premiere of his 2015 musical Honeymoon in Vegas in a one-night-only concert performance at the London... Read more
Queen Anne
RSC's Queen Anne transfers to the Theatre Royal Haymarket
The Royal Shakespeare Company have announced that their production of Queen Anne will transfer from the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 30 June 2017 to 30... Read more
Sleepless in Seattle
New Sleepless in Seattle musical has been postponed
It has been announced that the upcoming premiere of Sleepless the Musical has been postponed. In a press release today it was stated that "due to an illness within the producer’s family and... Read more
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