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  • After performances were cancelled in 2020 and 2021, Good will open in the West End later this year. David Tennant will star in Good at the Harold Pinter Theatre, with performances from 6 October to 24 December. C. P. Taylor’s Good tells the story of John Halder, a German professor who progresses through the ranks of the SS. As his morals and ambition comes into question, his life is altered drastically during World War Two. The Good play is considered to be a seminal World War Two play. David...

  • Find out who will star alongside Giles Terera in The Witches of Eastwick concert. The Witches of Eastwick takes place at the Sondheim Theatre on 20 June. Carrie Hope Fletcher will play Sukie in The Witches of Eastwick. She’s currently playing Cinderella in Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The Cher Show’s Danielle Steers will play Alexandra and the Olivier-nominated actress Laura Pitt-Pulford will play Jane. Further casting will be confirmed at a later date. Giles Terera will play Darryl...

  • Find out the full cast for the 25th anniversary of Patrick Marber’s Closer. Closer begins previews at Lyric Hammersmith on 14 July, ahead of an opening night on 20 July and performances to 13 August. Closer follows four strangers: Dan, Alice, Anna and Larry. They're all in London, and they meet by chance, fall in love and then drift apart from one another. For the 25th anniversary production, director Clare Lizzimore will further explore topics of modern-day love, sex, and identity. “For this...

  • A year ago, Jack Holden starred in his debut play Cruise at the Duchess Theatre. Now, the Olivier-nominated play will return to London. Cruise is at the Apollo Theatre from 13 August to 4 September. Cruise follows Michael, a young man in 1980s London. On the last night of a four year countdown, Michael heads out for a last night of farewells, but then he survives. Jack Holden stars in his debut work, which explores a generation whose lives were impacted by HIV and AIDS in 1980s Soho. In a...

  • The pop musical, & Juliet, continues in the West End. & Juliet will play performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 25 Mar. 2023. & Juliet tickets are available now. Miriam-Teak Lee leads the & Juliet cast as Juliet, joined by The Greatest Showman star Keala Settle as the Nurse, Cassidy Janson as Anne Hathaway, Oliver Tompsett as William Shakespeare, Tim Mahendran as Francois and Alex Thomas-Smith as May, Tom Francis as Romeo and Julius D'Silva as Lance. Keala Settle will play a final...

  • Visiting the West End shouldn't be complicated. Whether you’ve seen dozens of West End shows, or you’re visiting London for the first time, navigating your way around the West End doesn’t have to be tricky. With our top tips on getting to the theatre, you’ll become a know-it-all of West End theatres in no time. Here’s our complete guide on getting around the West End and how to get to the theatre in the West End. ## What is the West End? The West End of London is an area of central London....

  • Theatre Royal Stratford East has confirmed programming for the upcoming season, with shows scheduled to July 2023. The season includes the London premiere of Tambo and Bones and a Egyptian-themed Cinderella pantomime. "This new season has a tantalising sense of mischief and the chance for a delicious collusion between the stage and the audience,” said Theatre Royal artistic director, Nadia Fall. Anthony Neilson's The Wonderful World of Dissocia begins previews on 16 September, with an opening...

  • Horrible Histories shows have entertained West End audiences for a decade.. This year, Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors takes over the Garrick Theatre, with performances from 28 July to 3 September. Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors tickets are on sale now. The two-person cast include Benedict Martin and Emma Swan. Neal Foster directs Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors, a kid-friendly history theatre show which compacts Tudor history into a 60-minute show. Horrible Histories shows are...

  • Donald Watson’s translation of Eugène Ionesco’s The Lesson will play a London premiere this summer. The Lesson begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 29 June, with an opening night on 1 July, and performances to 23 July. The Lesson follows an aged professor and his pupil through a series of meetings. However, the professor’s maid is concerned for the professor’s health, and so begins a tyrannical quest for power and knowledge. Jerome Ngonadi will play the professor, Hazel Caulfield will play...

  • A new World War Two-based play will run in London this summer. Tom, Dick and Harry is at Alexandra Palace Theatre from 26 July to 28 August. Book Tom, Dick and Harry tickets on London Theatre. Tom, Dick and Harry follows the true events surrounding an escape in a Stalag Lufi III prisoner of war camp through three tunnels: Tom, Dick and Harry. The play includes information once previously classified in war archives. The Tom, Dick and Harry play is co-written by Andrew Pollard, Michael Hugo and...

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