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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical to close in August 2017
The West End production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will complete its run later this year on 5th August, following a two and a half year run at the Aldwych Theatre. Having opened on... Read more
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
New Portraits of Harry Potter Cast Members Revealed
Producers of the nine-time Olivier Award-winning hit West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II have released first look portraits of some of the new principal cast... Read more
Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire star in James Graham's Labour of Love at the Noel Coward Theatre
Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire star in James Graham's Labour of Love at the Noel Coward Theatre
The Michael Grandage Company and Headlong have announced that they will present the world première of James Graham’s new play Labour of Love, starring Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire at the Noël... Read more
Robert Lindsay and Claire Skinner lead new season at The Hampstead Theatre
Robert Lindsay and Claire Skinner lead new season at The Hampstead Theatre
The Hampstead Theatre in north London have today announced details of their new season. The season begins with Prism, written and directed by Terry Johnson based on the extraordinary life of double... Read more
UK premiere of Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz at the Tabard Theatre
UK premiere of Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz at the Tabard Theatre
The UK premiere of Steven Dietz's play Lonely Planet has been announced to run at the Tabard Theatre in west London from 27 June to 15 July 2017, with an official opening on 29 June. Originally... Read more
F. Murray Abraham to star in The Mentor at The Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End
F. Murray Abraham to star in The Mentor at The Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Nica Burns have announced that they will transfer their recent production of Daniel Kehlmann's The Mentor starring F. Murray Abraham to the Vaudeville Theatre in... Read more
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical heading to Menier Chocolate Factory
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical heading to Menier Chocolate Factory
Following a run at Leicester’s Curve Theatre in 2015 it has been announced that the new musical The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ will have its London debut at the Menier Chocolate Factory in... Read more
Colin Morgan and Ellie Kendrick to star in Gloria at The Hampstead Theatre
Colin Morgan and Ellie Kendrick to star in Gloria at The Hampstead Theatre
The Hampstead Theatre in north London have announced full casting for the UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ comedy Gloria which runs at their main house from 15 June to 22 July 2017. Colin... Read more
Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing returns to the West End in Apologia at Trafalgar Studios directed by Jamie Lloyd
It has been announced that Tony and Emmy award-winner Stockard Channing will return to the West End in a new production of Alexi Kate Campbell's Apologia, directed by Jamie Lloyd. The production will... Read more
A Tale of Two Cities Open Air Theatre
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announces casting for A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist
The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have announced casting for two productions in its Dickens Uncovered season which sees A Tale of Two Cities adapted by Matthew Dunster and Oliver Twist created for... Read more
Cirque du Soleil return to the Royal Albert Hall with new show OVO
Cirque du Soleil return to the Royal Albert Hall with new show OVO
Cirque du Soleil have announced that they are returning to London’s Royal Albert Hall with their new show OVO which runs from 7 January to 11 February 2018. Having already opened the show in North... Read more
New Punk Musical The Anarchy Arias to hit London's West End
New Punk Musical The Anarchy Arias to hit London's West End
A new punk musical featuring songs by The Clash, The Sex Pistols and The Damned is set to hit the West End in 2018 and is holding open auditions around the UK to find the best amateur operatic talent... Read more
Sandra Dickinson and Matthew Scott
I Loved Lucy to transfer to The Arts Theatre in London's West End
It has been announced that Lee Tannen's play I Loved Lucy about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball will transfer to The Arts Theatre in London's West End for a limited season... Read more
The Wind in the Willows cast recording
New Musical The Wind in the Willows announces Original London Cast Recording
It has been announced that the new West End musical The Wind in the Willows will release an Original London Cast Recording in mid-June to coincide with the opening of the show at the London Palladium... Read more
Tim Rice's musical comedy Blondel returns to London at the Union Theatre
Tim Rice's musical comedy Blondel returns to London at the Union Theatre
A new production of Tim Rice and Stephen Oliver's musical comedy Blondel has been announced to run at The Union Theatre in south London this summer, running from 21 June to 15 July 2017 with an... Read more
Venus in Fur
Venus in Fur starring Natalie Dormer and David Oakes runs at Theatre Royal Haymarket
A new production of David Ives' acclaimed Broadway smash hit play Venus in Fur has been announced to run for a nine week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 6 October to 9 December 2017, with... Read more
Colm Meaney joins Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Colm Meaney joins Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
It has been announced that Colm Meaney will star as Big Daddy in the upcoming Young Vic revival of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof directed by Benedict Andrews, which runs at the Apollo Theatre from 13 July to... Read more
50th anniversary production of Joe Orton’s Loot to run at The Park Theatre
50th anniversary production of Joe Orton’s Loot to run at The Park Theatre
A new 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton's farce Loot has been announced to run at The Park Theatre in north London from 17 August to 24 September 2017, with an official opening on 23 August.... Read more
Arthur Darvill to lead cast of Taylor Mac's Hir at the Bush Theatre
Arthur Darvill to lead cast of Taylor Mac's Hir at the Bush Theatre
The Bush Theatre have today announced casting for the UK premiere of Hir by Pulitzer Prize finalist Taylor Mac which runs at their West London venue from 15 June to 22 July 2017. Arthur Darvill will... Read more
Rock musical The Quentin Dentin Show comes to London this summer
Rock musical The Quentin Dentin Show comes to London this summer
Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe the cult rock musical The Quentin Dentin Show has announced a new London run at the Tristan Bates Theatre this summer from 19 June to 29 July 2017,... Read more
Mamma Mia! announces new casting at the West End's Novello Theatre
Mamma Mia! announces new casting at the West End's Novello Theatre
New casting has been announced for the West End production of Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre which will see Sara Poyzer take on the lead role of Donna Sheridan, fresh from playing the role on the... Read more
Nick Afoa and Janique Charles in The Lion King
New cast announced for Disney's The Lion King in London's West End
The West End production of Disney's The Lion King has announced 11 new cast members who are joining the London company from today. Janique Charles, Gary Jordan and Dominique Planter will take over... Read more
Free production of The Odyssey comes to The Scoop open air theatre
Free production of The Odyssey comes to The Scoop open air theatre
A free production of The Odyssey comes to London this summer at The Scoop amphitheatre next to Tower Bridge, running from 9 August to 3 September 2017 with a official opening on 18 August. Described... Read more
Romola Garai and Emma Cunniffe. Photo by Marco Giovannini
Further casting announced for the RSC's Queen Anne at Theatre Royal Haymarket
Further casting has been announced for the RSC's upcoming West End production of Queen Anne by Helen Edmundson which runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season from 30 June to 30... Read more
Sandra Marvin The Public Administration and Constitution Affairs Committee Take Oral Evidence on Whitehall’s Relationship with Kids Company
The Donmar announces full casting for new Kids Company musical
The Donmar Warehouse have today announced full casting for its upcoming new musical The Public Administration and Constitution Affairs Committee Take Oral Evidence on Whitehall’s Relationship with... Read more
Half a Sixpence to close in the West End on 2 September 2017
Half a Sixpence to close in the West End on 2 September 2017
It has been announced that the current West End revival of Half a Sixpence will play its final performance in London's West End on 2 September 2017. Having originally opened at the Chichester... Read more
Trevor Nunn directs Dessert by Oliver Cotton at the Southwark Playhouse
Trevor Nunn directs Dessert by Oliver Cotton at the Southwark Playhouse
Trevor Nunn will direct the world premiere of Dessert, a new play by Olivier Cotton at the Southwark Playhouse from 12 July to 5 August 2017 with an official opening on 18 July. Following on from... Read more
Kinky Boots
New casting announced for Kinky Boots in the West End
New casting has today been announced for the West End production of Kinky Boots which continues to run at the Adelphi Theatre where it is currently booking to 24 March 2018. Understudy Lola Simon-... Read more
Casting announced for Nativity! the Musical at the Hammersmith Apollo
Casting announced for Nativity! the Musical at the Hammersmith Apollo
Primary casting has been announced for the World Premiere of Nativity! the Musical which opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 20 October 2017 ahead of a UK tour and run at the Hammersmith Apollo... Read more
Declan Bennett and Tyrone Huntley return to Jesus Christ Superstar
Declan Bennett and Tyrone Huntley return to Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park
The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have announced that Declan Bennett will return to the outdoor venue this summer to play the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar alongside Tyrone Huntley as... Read more
Gary Trainor to lead cast as Dewey Finn in School of Rock - The Musical
Gary Trainor to lead cast as Dewey Finn in School of Rock - The Musical
Updated casting has been announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock - The Musical as it has announced that Gary Trainor will take over the role of Dewey... Read more
Waiting for Godot returns to the Arts Theatre for a new West End production
Waiting for Godot returns to the Arts Theatre for a new West End production
A new West End production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot will return to the Arts Theatre from 5 to 23 September, 62 years since making its English-language premiere at the same venue in London... Read more
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon extends booking in London's West End
The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Best New Musical The Book Of Mormon has extended its booking period to 19 August 2017 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End. The hit show is now... Read more
The Simon & Garfunkel Story to run at the Lyric Theatre in the West End
The Simon & Garfunkel Story to run at the Lyric Theatre in the West End
It has been announced that The Simon & Garfunkel Story, a fully immersive musical experience set in the 1960s, will run at the Lyric Theatre in London's West End later this year. The production... Read more
2017 Tony Awards
2017 Tony Award Nominations announced - Read our Reviews!
The 2017 Tony Award nominations were announced this morning at a ceremony hosted by Christopher Jackson and Jane Krakowski. Following an intense season of new plays, revivals and a record breaking... Read more
Ryan Scott Oliver's 35mm: A Musical Exhibition to run at The Other Palace
Ryan Scott Oliver's 35mm: A Musical Exhibition to run at The Other Palace
A new production of Ryan Scott Oliver's musical 35MM: a Musical Exhibition has been announced to run at The Other Palace Studio from 18 September to 30 September 2017, with an official opening on 20... Read more
New stage production of King Kong arrives in London this summer
New stage production of King Kong arrives in London this summer
A new stage production of King Kong, described as a 'monstrous new comedy' has been announced to run at The Vaults in Waterloo this summer, adapted from the classic story by Daniel Clarkson.... Read more
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