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Alexandra Burke
My Best Friends Wedding musical postpones opening to fall 2021
My Best Friend's Wedding, a new musical based on the 1997 film starring Julia Roberts, has postponed its opening due to the Covid-19 theatre shutdowns. The production will now open in September 2021... Read more
The Sound of Music at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
UK Government give go-ahead for outdoor theatre performances
UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced yesterday that outdoor theatre performances would be permitted across the country from tomorrow, Saturday 11 July. This will mark the first recommencement... Read more
Sam Mendes
Netflix donates £500K to Sam Mendes's Theatre Artists Fund
In an effort to assist the theatre industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, global streaming giant Netflix pledged £500K towards Sam Mendes's new theatre fund. Called the Theatre Artists Fund and... Read more
The Deep Blue Sea
National Theatre's The Deep Blue Sea to stream this week
The Deep Blue Sea, written by British playwright Terrance Rattigan, will be the next release as part of National Theatre's 'At Home' streaming series. Viewers can tune in on 9 July from 7PM GMT on ... Read more
Donny Osmond stars as Joseph
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond to stream again from Friday
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be available to stream for 48 hours only from Friday 10 July. This encore presentation will mark the end of the... Read more
Darren Day, Ruthie Henshall, Sam Tutty and Danyl Johnson set to star in Godspell concert
Ruthie Henshall, Sam Tutty and Ria Jones will celebrate Stephen Schwartz’s iconic musical
Top West End talent to headline Godspell 50th anniversary online concert
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stephen Schwartz musical, over a dozen leading West End stars will take part in an online concert version of Godspell for charity. The concert will be... Read more
UK Arts sector to receive £1.57B support package
A substantial rescue package for UK arts venues was announced on Sunday 5 July, promising £1.57B of support for institutions and companies struggling due to the impact of Covid-19. The move has been... Read more
A recent London company of The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap set to be the West End’s first play to reopen
The world’s longest-running theatrical production, The Mousetrap, is planning to reopen in the West End on 23 October, in time for its 68th anniversary. The planned reopening assumes that phase four... Read more
Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton
Hamilton is now available to stream on Disney+
Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s universally acclaimed stage musical, is now available to stream on Disney+. Filmed in 2016 at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre, this stream will allow fans to... Read more
Michael Flatley performing Celtic Tiger at Madison Square Gardens in 2005
Michael Flatley’s Celtic Tiger to stream from 3 July
Celtic Tiger, the high-energy Irish dance show created by and starring Riverdance sensation Michael Flatley is the next stage production to stream for free as part of the ongoing The Shows Must Go On... Read more
Songs For a New World virtual production will stream 23-25 July
In an effort to bring the thrill and joy of the arts to our homes whilst theatres remain closed, LW Theatres and Lambert Jackson Productions have announced a new upcoming production of Songs For A... Read more
Les Blancs National Theatre
National Theatre's Les Blancs to stream this week
Les Blancs, written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Yaël Farber, is the next release as part of National Theatre's 'At Home' streaming series. Viewers can tune in on 2 July from 7PM GMT on... Read more
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