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Bill Pullman
Sally Field and Bill Pullman to star in All My Sons at Old Vic
A new production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons is set to run at The Old Vic next spring, and will star renowned actors Sally Field and Bill Pullman. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the play will be co-... Read more
Secret Cinema presents William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Romeo + Juliet: Secret Cinema under the stars
“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo…” and yet, it is a story that has enchanted audiences for over 400 years… but, perhaps, never quite like this! After the immersive... Read more
Guys and Dolls
Adrian Lester, Jason Manford and Meow Meow to star in Guys and Dolls at Royal Albert Hall
Special concert performances of Guys and Dolls have been announced at the Royal Albert Hall in October, with a cast including Adrian Lester, Jason Manford and Meow Meow. Telling the story of New York... Read more
Trevor Nunn to direct Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier this Christmas
Trevor Nunn is set to direct a new version of the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory this Christmas. With a music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and a book... Read more
Motown the Musical to close in the West End next year
The West End production of Motown the Musical will close at the Shaftesbury Theatre next April after a run that has lasted more than three years. With a book by the founder of the Motown record label... Read more
StageCon
StageCon – UK's first ever theatre convention announced
Alice Fearn, Carrie Hope Fletcher and David Hunter have been announced among stars set to appear at StageCon, the UK's first ever theatre convention. StageCon intends to establish itself as an annual... Read more
Bat Out of Hell
Andrew Polec to leave the West End production of Bat Out of Hell
Lead cast member Andrew Polec is set to depart from the West End production of Bat Out of Hell on Saturday 1st September. Polec, who won the Joe Allen Best West End Debut in the Stage Debut Awards... Read more
Foxfinder
Bryony Hannah and Paul Nicholls join Iwan Rheon in Foxfinder
Full casting has been announced for Dawn King's Foxfinder in the West End.  Olivier nominee Bryony Hannah and Paul Nicholls will join the previously announced Heida Reed ('Poldark') and Olivier... Read more
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Blog: Tina and the Wave of Upcoming Bio- & Jukebox Musicals
One of the hottest tickets in town at the moment is unquestionably Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Ever since the world premiere production began performances at London’s Aldwych Theatre in March of... Read more
Pinter At The Pinter
Lee Evans, Jonjo O’Neill and Meera Syal join the Pinter at the Pinter season
Lee Evans, Jonjo O’Neill and Meera Syal have been named among the Pinter at the Pinter season cast. Lee Evans and Meera Syal join the previously announced Keith Allen and Tamsin Greig in Landscape/ A... Read more
Hadestown
Full cast announced for UK premiere of Hadestown
Amber Gray and Patrick Page are set to reprise their original New York Theatre Workshop roles of Persephone and Hades in Hadestown. They will be joined by Reeve Carney as Orpheus, a role he performed... Read more
New cast for Matilda the Musical
New Cast Announced for Matilda the Musical in the West End
A new cast has been announced for Matilda the Musical in the West End. Hayden Tee will take on the role of Miss Trunchbull for the first time on 11 September 2018. Joining him will be Rob Compton and... Read more
Bryan Cranston to star in National Theatre’s Broadway transfer of Network
Bryan Cranston is set to reprise the role that won him an Olivier Award as he transfers with the National Theatre’s production of Network, directed by Ivo van Hove. Lee Hall’s adaptation of the 1976... Read more
Five singalong performances of Bat Out of Hell announced
A number of special singalong performances of Bat Out of Hell have been announced a the Dominion Theatre, where audience members will be encouraged to break theatre convention and sing their heart... Read more
Finty Williams to play role her mother Judi Dench originated at Menier Chocolate Factory
Finty Williams is set to play a role originated by her mother Judi Dench in a revival of Hugh Whitemore’s play Pack of Lies, set to open at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Whitemore’s play premiered in... Read more
Musical based on pop hit machine Max Martin’s back catalogue in the works
A musical based on songwriter Max Martin’s back catalogue is in the works, and it could include some of the biggest pop songs of the last 20 years ranging from Britney Spears’ “…One More Time” to... Read more
Heida Reed joins Iwan Rheon in West End premiere of Foxfinder
Poldark’s Heida Reed has joined Iwan Rheon in the cast for the West End premiere of Foxfinder, set to open at the Ambassadors Theatre next month. Reed is best-known for appearing in BBC series... Read more
Robert Icke's new version of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck to run at the Almeida
Robert Icke will present a new version of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck at the Almeida, his first production at the theatre since he directed Hamlet with Andrew Scott last year. First performed in... Read more
Tim Howar to lead new cast of The Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced a new cast for the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera, which is heading into its 33rd year in London. From 3rd September to 8th... Read more
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