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Waitress closure
West End production of Waitress announces early closure
Producers have announced that the West End production of Waitress, which opened at the Adelphi Theatre last year, has closed. In a statement posted on social media, producers said: ‘It is with great... Read more
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt in Cinderella
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt to play Stepmother in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella
Further casting for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical adaptation of Cinderella has been announced, as tickets for the production, which opens in the West End later this year, go on sale. The... Read more
National Theatre at Home
National Theatre Live to stream shows from archive for free every week on YouTube
The National Theatre has announced a project that will see its National Theatre Live collection of filmed live productions streamed for free on YouTube, beginning with Richard Bean’s One Man, Two... Read more
BBC Culture in Quarantine
BBC to screen new theatre recordings as part of Culture in Quarantine
The BBC has announced a number of productions it plans on screening as part of its Culture in Quarantine arts season, as it aims to fill its schedules during the COVID-19 pandemic. Productions from... Read more
Olivier Awards to be rescheduled in the autumn
Olivier Award winners ‘likely’ to be announced at ceremony in the autumn
The winners of the 2020 Olivier Awards are likely to be announced at a ceremony later in the year, likely the autumn ‘depending on government medical advice’, a statement has revealed. The ceremony,... Read more
London theatre performances cancelled
West End performances cancelled until at least 26th April 2020
All theatre performances in the West End have been cancelled until at least the end of April, the Society of London Theatre has announced in a statement. Theatres across the country were closed on... Read more
Olivier Awards 2020
Olivier Awards 2020 ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall cancelled
According to an official press release from The Society of London Theatre, this year's Olivier Awards ceremony will no longer be going ahead as planned due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020... Read more
Elton John musical
Elton John, James Graham and Jake Shears writing Tammy Faye musical slated for Almeida
A super-line up of creatives, including Elton John and James Graham are slated to be working on a new musical about the life of American televangelist Tammy Faye, according to Daily Mail... Read more
Into the Woods at the Old Vic
Terry Gilliam tipped to direct Into the Woods revival at the Old Vic
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical is set to return to London later this year, with a revival at the Old Vic to be staged this winter. In a tweet by Baz... Read more
Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets
Tickets now on sale for The Ocean at the End of the Lane at the National Theatre
The National Theatre’s chilling production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane is set to transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre following a sell-out run in the Dorfman in 2019, and tickets for the... Read more
Coronavirus
Should I go to the theatre during the Coronavirus outbreak?
  On Monday, 16th March, the Prime Minister advised against all unnecessary social contact in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus leading which causes the disease Covid-19.  In response... Read more
Hello, Dolly! casting
Tyrone Huntley and Clare Halse join full cast of Hello, Dolly! In the West End
Full casting has been announced for the West End production of Hello, Dolly!, which is set to open at the Adelphi Theatre this summer. Olivier Award winner Dominic Cooke will direct the classic... Read more
Cinderella
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella delays West End opening
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s upcoming musical version of Cinderella is will delay its opening later this year, due to the ‘the current global circumstances’. The composer’s new musical was officially... Read more
Bring It On
Bring It On: The Musical to play Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of national tour
Following a national tour of Bring It On: The Musical this year, the musical will transfer to Queen Elizabeth Hall for a limited season. The tour will begin at the Birmingham Hippodrome in June 2020... Read more
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to return to London
As part of the third UK and Ireland tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the critically-acclaimed National Theatre production will head to Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre later... Read more
Olivier Awards 2020 nominations
& Juliet, Dear Evan Hansen and Fiddler on the Roof dominate 2020 Olivier Award nominations
& Juliet, Dear Evan Hansen, and Fiddler on the Roof are set to battle it out at this year’s Olivier Awards as the three musicals dominated the nominations. Max Martin musical & Juliet, which... Read more
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