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Leading gay writers come together for Outlaws to In-laws at the King's Head
Leading gay writers come together for Outlaws to In-laws at the King's Head
Leading gay writers join forces to tell stories of our lives over 7 decades with a new piece called Outlaws to In-laws which runs at the King's Head Pub Theatre in north London from 29 August to 23... Read more
Cate Blanchett to star in West End production of All About Eve directed by Ivo van Hove
Cate Blanchett to star in West End production of All About Eve directed by Ivo van Hove
It has been reported that Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett will return to the West End stage in a new stage adaptation of All About Eve, directed by celebrated Belgian director Ivo van Hove in... Read more
Cast announced for Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan's Girl From the North Country
Cast announced for Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan's Girl From the North Country
Full casting has been announced for the Old Vic's upcoming production of Girl From the North Country which is written and directed by Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan. The... Read more
Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson lead the new London cast of Les Miserables
Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson lead the new London cast of Les Miserables
Producer Cameron Mackintosh has announced major cast changes for the West End production of Les Misérables which continues to run at the Queen's Theatre, now in its 33rd record-breaking year. From 12... Read more
An American in Paris
An American in Paris extends booking at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End
After a five-star opening in the West End last month the London premiere of An American in Paris has extended its booking at the Dominion Theatre to 27 January 2018. Christopher Wheeldon’s stunning... Read more
Yank Musical Charing Cross Theatre
New musical Yank! transfers to the Charing Cross Theatre this summer
It has been announced that the new musical Yank! a World War Two Love Story will transfer from Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre to London's Charing Cross Theatre for a limited run this summer from 3... Read more
The Kite Runner Play
The Kite Runner extends in the West End and announces UK tour
It has been announced that the West End production of The Kite Runner has extended its booking at the Playhouse Theatre where it now runs from 8 June to 26 August 2017. The production also announced... Read more
The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands to score Young Vic's Life of Galileo as production extends
The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands to score Young Vic's Life of Galileo as production extends
The Young Vic have announced that The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands will compose original music for the venue's upcoming production of Life of Galileo which begins previews on 6 May with an... Read more
Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch to lead Disco Pigs at Trafalgar Studios 2
Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch to lead Disco Pigs at Trafalgar Studios 2
A new production of Enda Walsh's Disco Pigs has been announced to run at Trafalgar Studios 2 from 12 July to 19 August 2017, with an official opening on 18 July. Marking the 20th anniversary of this... Read more
Olivier Award-winning Rotterdam transfers to the Arts Theatre
Olivier Award-winning Rotterdam transfers to the Arts Theatre
It has been announced that Jon Brittain's Olivier award winning drama Rotterdam will transfer to Arts Theatre for a limited run from 21 June to 15 July 2017. This run follows a sell-out run at... Read more
Heaven on Earth
Kerry Ellis and Hugh Maynard to star in new musical Heaven on Earth
West End favourites Kerry Ellis and Hugh Maynard will star in a new musical arena tour Heaven on Earth which will tour the UK and run at The SSE Arena, Wembley Area from 9 to 12 May 2018. Telling the... Read more
Full cast announced for Annie in the West End with Miranda Hart
Full cast announced for Annie in the West End with Miranda Hart
Full casting has been announced for the new West End production of Annie which begins performances at the Piccadilly Theatre on 23 May 2017, with an official opening on 5 June. Joining the previously... Read more
Royal Court announces cast for Alice Birch’s Anatomy of a Suicide
Royal Court announces cast for Alice Birch’s Anatomy of a Suicide
The Royal Court Theatre have today announced casting for their upcoming production of Alice Birch’s Anatomy of a Suicide which runs at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from 3 June to 8 July... Read more
Othello Wilton's Music Hall
New reinvention of Shakespeare's Othello comes to Wilton's Music Hall
A new production of William Shakespeare's Othello comes to Wilton's Music Hall in east London next month, transferring to London following a run at the Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol. Running... Read more
Young Frankenstein Cast London
Casting announced for Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein in London's West End
Full casting has been announced for the upcoming West End premiere of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, the musical comedy based on the film of the same name which begins performances at The Garrick... Read more
Full cast announced for the UK premiere of Terror at the Lyric Hammersmith
Full cast announced for the UK premiere of Terror at the Lyric Hammersmith
Full casting has been announced for Terror by Ferdinand von Schirach, translated by David Tushingham and directed by Sean Holmes which runs at the Lyric Hammersmith in west London from 14 June to 15... Read more
Dick Whittington Cast
Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin and Nigel Havers lead Dick Whittington at the London Palladium
Initial casting has today been announced for Qdos Entertainment’s London Palladium production of Dick Whittington which runs from 9 December to 14 January 2018, with an official opening on 13... Read more
The Toxic Avenger musical transfers to the Arts Theatre this September
Following a run at the Southwark Playhouse in 2016, it has been announced that the cult rock show The Toxic Avenger the Musical will transfer to the Arts Theatre in the West End for a limited 10-week... Read more
Richard III Arcola Theatre
Full cast announced for Richard III at the Arcola Theatre with Greg Hicks
Full casting has now been announced for the Arcola Theatre's new production of William Shakespeare's Richard III starring Greg Hicks in the title role which runs at the east London venue from 11 May... Read more
The Bridge Theatre
Nicholas Hytner's London Theatre Company announces first season at The Bridge Theatre
Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr have today announced details of their inaugural season at The Bridge Theatre with their newly formed London Theatre Company which opens this October on the river by... Read more
Ruthless the Musical
Ruthless! the Musical looks towards a London run
It has been announced that the recent off-Broadway hit Ruthless! The Musical will have its London premiere at a yet to be announced theatre next season. The news was announced in a press release... Read more
Groundhog Day the Musical
Olivier Award-winning Groundhog Day the Musical opens on Broadway
The Broadway premiere of the Olivier Award-winning Best Musical Groundhog Day the Musical last night opened in New York at the August Wilson Theatre to largely positive reviews. The production, which... Read more
Bertie Carvel Ink
Bertie Carvel to play Rupert Murdoch in James Graham's Ink at the Almeida Theatre
The Almeida Theatre have today announced that Bertie Carvel will return to the north London venue to play Rupert Murdoch in James Graham's new play Ink which explores the birth of this country’s most... Read more
Amber Riley in Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls London Cast Recording to be released on 12 May 2017
Good news for musical theatre fans everywhere, especially those who can't resist adding to their ever-growing collections of cast recordings! Sonia Friedman Productions has now officially announced... Read more
Chloe Lamford launches The Site at the Royal Court Theatre
Chloe Lamford launches The Site at the Royal Court Theatre
The Royal Court Theatre have announced details of a temporary theatre space called The Site curated by Associate Designer Chloe Lamford which will host work by new writers EV Crowe, Stacey Gregg,... Read more
Same gender production of Romeo and Juliet to run at the Union Theatre
Same gender production of Romeo and Juliet to run at the Union Theatre
A new production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has been announced to run at the Union Theatre in Southwark, south London this May set against the world of Premiership Football. Running from 29... Read more
New cast announced for The Play That Goes Wrong in the West End
New cast announced for The Play That Goes Wrong in the West End
Following the Broadway opening of the Olivier Award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, producers have today announced the new cast for the original London production at the Duchess Theatre from... Read more
Lynn Nottage's Sweat Wins the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Lynn Nottage's Sweat Wins the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Yesterday the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama was awarded to Lynn Nottage’s new play Sweat, making her the first female playwright to win the award for a second time. The Pulitzer Prize for Drama is... Read more
Winners of the 2017 Olivier Awards Announced
Winners of the 2017 Olivier Awards Announced
Winners of the 2017 Olivier Awards have been announced in a ceremony held on Sunday 9 April 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall. Harry Potter And The Cursed Child won a record-breaking 9 awards including... Read more
42nd Street extends booking at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
42nd Street extends booking at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Following last week's Royal opening of 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane the new West End production has extended its booking to 14 October 2017. The production began previews in London on... Read more
This Is Not Culturally Significant transfers to The Bunker Theatre
This Is Not Culturally Significant transfers to The Bunker Theatre
Out of Spite Theatre and Eastlake Productions will transfer their production of This Is Not Culturally Significant by Adam Scott-Rowley to The Bunker Theatre, running from 15 May to 3 June with an... Read more
Les Enfants Terribles' The Terrible Infants at Wilton's Music Hall
Judi Dench to narrate Les Enfants Terribles' The Terrible Infants at Wilton's Music Hall
Les Enfants Terribles have today announced that their multi-award winning show The Terrible Infants will be staged in an anniversary production at Wilton's Music Hall running from 27 September to 28... Read more
Sovremennik Theatre Company
Sovremennik Theatre return to the West End with three plays at the Piccadilly Theatre
The award-winning Moscow-based Sovremennik Theatre Company are preparing to return to the West End for a triple bill of performances this May. Artistic Director Galina Volchek will present Erich... Read more
Against
Further casting announced for Christopher Shinn's Against with Ben Whishaw at the Almeida
The Almeida Theatre in north London have announced further casting and on sale dates for their upcoming premiere of Christopher Shinn's play Against, which runs from 12 August to 30 September 2017,... Read more
European Premiere of Michael Bennett's Ballroom comes to the Waterloo East Theatre
European Premiere of Michael Bennett's Ballroom comes to the Waterloo East Theatre
The Waterloo East Theatre in south London has announced it will stage the European Premiere of Michael Bennet's 1978 musical Ballroom from 12 May to 4 June 2017, with an official opening on 15 May.... Read more
The Playground Theatre - new fringe venue in west London announced
The Playground Theatre - new fringe venue in west London announced
A new fringe venue has announced it is opening in the Ladbroke Grove area of West London on Latimer Road this October. Named The Playground Theatre this converted bus depot will be run by Anthony... Read more
Lettice and Lovage at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Further cast announced for Lettice and Lovage at the Menier Chocolate Factory
The Menier Chocolate Factory have announced further casting for their upcoming revival of Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage which runs at their south London venue from 4 May to 8 July 2017, with an... Read more
Further cast and dates announced for National Theatre's production of Follies
Further cast and dates announced for National Theatre's production of Follies
Further casting has today been announced for the National Theatre's revival of Follies, which runs at the Olivier Theatre from 22 August to 4 November 2017, with an official opening on 6 September.... Read more
Oslo the Play
Oslo by J.T. Rogers transfers from New York to the Harold Pinter and National Theatre
It was announced today that JT Rogers' new play Oslo will transfer to London following a run on Broadway. The National Theatre will present the Lincoln Center Theater production, directed by Bartlett... Read more
Opera North's production of Kiss Me Kate transfers to the London Coliseum in 2018
Opera North's production of Kiss Me Kate transfers to the London Coliseum in 2018
Opera North have announced that their revival of Cole Porter's Broadway comedy Kiss Me, Kate will transfer to the London Coliseum in the West End in 2018, running from 20 June to 30 June. Featuring... Read more
National Theatre
National Theatre announce return of Jane Eyre, Queer Theatre and more in 2017 Season updates
The National Theatre today announced further updates on their 2017 season. As well as announcing the London transfer of Oslo by J.T. Rogers to the Lyttelton Theatre and the West End's Harold Pinter... Read more
Doubt, a Parable Southwark Playhouse
John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, a Parable revived at the Southwark Playhouse
The first London revival of John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, a Parable has been announced to run at the Southwark Playhouse from 6 to 30 September 2017, with an official opening on 8 September. Winner... Read more
Cast of Working at the Southwark Playhouse
Casting announced for Working at the Southwark Playhouse
Lead casting for the European premiere of Working has been announced, running at the Southwark Playhouse from 2 June to 8 July 2017, with an official opening on 7 June. Gillian Bevan, Dean Chisnall,... Read more
Heaven on Earth Arena Musical
Heaven on Earth the Musical, a live arena spectacular to tour the UK
Eden International Productions will present the new musical Heaven on Earth, a unique live arena spectacular which will tour the UK and play Wembley Arena from 9 May to 12 May 2018. Described as a... Read more
Open auditions to find Cilla Black in Cilla the Musical
Open auditions to find Cilla Black in Cilla the Musical
Producers of the upcoming Cilla – The Musical have confirmed a nationwide search to find a "charismatic and talented actress" to portray the title role in this brand new musical. Beginning in Cilla's... Read more
Mamma Mia! announces new casting at the West End's Novello Theatre
Mamma Mia! announces new casting at the West End's Novello Theatre
New casting has been announced for the West End production of Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre which will see Sara Poyzer take on the lead role of Donna Sheridan, fresh from playing the role on the... Read more
Hamlet starring Andrew Scott transfers to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre
Hamlet starring Andrew Scott transfers to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre
It has been announced that the Almeida Theatre's current production of Hamlet by William Shakespeare starring Andrew Scott will transfer to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited run from... Read more
The National Youth Theatre announces 2017 season
The National Youth Theatre announces 2017 season
The National Youth Theatre have today announced their new season of work which marks 50 years of the youth organisation commissioning new work for young people. The ‘East End season’ comes 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 22 July 2017 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End. The hit show is now... Read more
Take That's The Band musical becomes the fastest selling UK Tour ever
Take That's The Band musical becomes the fastest selling UK Tour ever
The UK Tour of Take That and Tim Firth’s new musical The Band has become the fastest selling theatre tour in history. According to a press statement, having gone on sale at 12noon today, within the... Read more
The Play That Goes Wrong opens on Broadway to strong reviews
The Play That Goes Wrong opens on Broadway to strong reviews
Mischief Theatre may have taken over the West End in recent years with Olivier Award-winning and Olivier nominated productions of The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a... Read more
Full cast announced for Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour in the West End
Full cast announced for Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour in the West End
Full casting has today been announced for the West End production of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour which opens at the Duke of York's Theatre on 15 May 2017 following previews from 9 May. The... Read more
The Park Theatre
The Park Theatre announces 10th season in north London
The Park Theatre in north London have announced details of its 10th season for Autumn/Winter 2017. The venue, which includes Park200 and Park90, will be home to six world premieres, a one man show... Read more
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