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Photo credit: Death Drop at the Garrick Theatre with previous cast (Photo courtesy of Death Drop)
RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Jujubee and Kitty Scott-Claus to star in ‘Death Drop’
It’s time to get sickening! Following two Death Drop engagements at the Garrick Theatre, Death Drop will return to the West End this spring. In a tweet from TuckShop Founder, Christopher Clegg, Death... Read more
Photo credit: Magic Mike Live (Photo courtesy of Magic Mike Live)
‘Magic Mike Live’ tickets available through January 2023
Magic Mike Live has extended its booking period in London. Magic Mike Live is now at the London Hippodrome to 1 Jan. 2023, and Magic Mike Live tickets are on sale now. Based on the hit Magic Mike... Read more
Photo credit: Ralph Fiennes and the Bridge Theatre (Photos by Brigitte Lacombe and Philip Vile respectively)
‘Straight Line Crazy’, starring Ralph Fiennes, announces full cast
The full cast for David Hare’s newest play, Straight Line Crazy, at the Bridge Theatre has been named. Straight Line Crazy begins previews at the Bridge Theatre on 16 March, with an opening night on... Read more
Photo credit: Aisha Jawando (Photo by Manuel Harlan)
‘Tina - The Tina Turner Musical’ tickets available through December 2022
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical will play an extended booking period at the Aldwych Theatre. Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is now at the Aldwych Theatre to 18 December, and Tina - The Tina Turner... Read more
Photo credit: Shakespeare's Globe (Photo by John Wildgoose)
Shakespeare’s Globe announces summer 2022 season
Shakespeare’s Globe have revealed programming for their summer 2022 season. The season includes productions of The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and King Lear, as well as a new play based on Joan... Read more
Photo credit: Sam Tutty (Evan Hansen), Rebecca McKinnis (Heidi Hansen) (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ extends through October 2022
Today’s going to be a good day, and here’s why. Dear Evan Hansen has announced an extended booking period in the West End. Dear Evan Hansen will run at the Noël Coward Theatre to 22 October, and Dear... Read more
Mask-wearing in theatres no longer required, as England eases Covid restrictions
The English government’s current “Plan B” measures will end later this month. Speaking in parliament on 19 January, Boris Johnson announced that “Plan B” measures, including mandated mask-wearing and... Read more
Photo credit: Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Photo by Matt Crockett)
‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ extends through July 2022
Get ready to find your inner freedom, beauty, truth, and love, as Moulin Rouge! The Musical will play an extended booking period. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is now at the Piccadilly Theatre to 23 July... Read more
Photo credit: Courtney Stapleton as Belle (Photo by Johan Persson)
‘Disney's Beauty and the Beast’ to play limited season at London Palladium
The tale as old as time is coming back to the West End! After a nationwide tour, Disney's Beauty and the Beast will transfer to the London Palladium this summer. Disney's Beauty and the Beast begins... Read more
Photo credit: Bonnie and Clyde artwork (Photo courtesy of RAW PR)
‘Bonnie and Clyde The Musical’ to receive West End premiere at Arts Theatre
Following two Bonnie and Clyde The Musical concerts at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Bonnie and Clyde will now receive its West End premiere at the Arts Theatre. Bonnie and Clyde will begin performances... Read more
Photo credit: Keala Settle (Photo by Warren Saire)
Keala Settle to make West End debut in ‘& Juliet’
Keala Settle will make her West End debut in & Juliet as the Nurse, as part of a new cast joining the production this spring. The new cast will begin performances on 29 March at the Shaftesbury... Read more
Photo credit: Michael Fox, Imogen Stubbs, and Eric Underwood (Photos courtesy of Kate Morley PR)
‘Clybourne Park’ announces initial casting at Park Theatre
Initial casting has been revealed for the 10th anniversary production of Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park. Clybourne Park is at the Park Theatre from 16 March to 23 April, and Clybourne Park tickets are... Read more
Photo credit: Jersey Boys (Photo by Mark Senior)
‘Jersey Boys’ tickets available through October 2022
Jersey Boys will play an extended booking period at the Trafalgar Theatre, with performances now scheduled to 2 October. Jersey Boys tickets are available now. Jersey Boys was the first production to... Read more
Photo credit: Dirty Dancing cast 2021 (Photo courtesy of Dirty Dancing)
‘Dirty Dancing’ announces West End cast at Dominion Theatre
Nobody is putting this cast in a corner! The full Dirty Dancing cast has been named, ahead of Dirty Dancing performances beginning next month. Dirty Dancing is at the Dominion Theatre from 2 February... Read more
Photo credit: Samantha Barks (Elsa), Stephanie McKeon (Anna), Ensemble (Photo by Johan Persson)
Frozen tickets to be available through October 2022
The cold will never bother Frozen! Frozen will play an extended booking period at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, with performances to October 2022. Frozen tickets for the new booking period will be on... Read more
Photo credit: Alex Young (Photo courtesy of Kevin Wilson PR)
Alex Young to star in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Anyone Can Whistle’
Alex Young will lead the cast in a new London production of Anyone Can Whistle. Anyone Can Whistle begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 1 April, with an opening night on 5 April and performances... Read more
Photo credit: Small Island in 2019 (Photo by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg)
‘Small Island’ announces revival cast at National Theatre
The full cast for the Small Island revival at the National Theatre has been named. Small Island begins previews in the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre on 24 February, with an opening night on... Read more
Photo credit: Emilia Clarke in The Seagull (Photo courtesy of The Seagull)
‘The Seagull’ tickets now on sale, starring Emilia Clarke
Tickets for The Seagull, starring Emilia Clarke, are now on sale. The Seagull begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre, with an opening night on 7 July, and performances to 10 September. Book The... Read more
Photo credit: Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) cast (Photo by Matt Crockett)
‘Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)' posts closing date
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) will play its final performance at the Criterion Theatre on 6 February. Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) was due to play at the Criterion Theatre until 17 April, as... Read more
Photo credit: Hampstead Theatre (Photo courtesy of Hampstead Theatre)
Hampstead Theatre announce three new world premiere productions in 2022
Three world premiere shows have been scheduled at Hampstead Theatre, with dates to June 2022. All three shows will take place in the Hampstead Theatre’s Downstairs space.  The Hampstead Theatre’s... Read more
Photo credit: To Kill a Mockingbird cast (Photo by The Other Richard)
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ announces full West End cast
All rise for the full West End cast of To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird begins previews at the Gielgud Theatre on 10 March, ahead of an opening night on 31 March, and To Kill a... Read more
Photo credit: Kat Ronney as Rose (Brinkhoff-Möegenburg)
‘Hex’ to return to National Theatre this winter
Hex will return to the National Theatre later this year, and a Hex official opening night is now scheduled to take place in November. Hex is currently in the Olivier Theatre, with performances to 22... Read more
Photo credit: Bloody Difficult Women (Artwork courtesy of Kate Morley PR)
Brexit-themed play ‘Bloody Difficult Women’ sets world premiere in London
A new play inspired by the famous 2016 court case brought against Theresa May and the government will be staged at Riverside Studios next month. Tim Walker’s Bloody Difficult Women will begin... Read more
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