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Photo credit: Neil Maskell and Giles Terera in Death of England: Face to Face (Photo by Steffan Hill)
National Theatre's ‘Death of England: Face to Face’ film sets release date
A release date for the National Theatre’s new feature film Death of England: Face to Face has been revealed. Death of England: Face to Face will be available to watch on Sky Arts on 25 November. ... Read more
Photo credit: Six cast (Photo by Craig Sugden)
‘Six’ announces new West End cast
A new cast for Six at the Vaudeville Theatre has been revealed, ahead of next month’s cast change. The current company will play their final performance on 14 November, with the new company taking... Read more
Photo credit: Simon Lipkin and Menier Chocolate Factory (Headshot courtesy of Creative Artists Management)
Simon Lipkin to join ‘Brian & Roger’ at Menier Chocolate Factory
Simon Lipkin will now star in Brian & Roger - A Highly Offensive Play at the Menier Chocolate Factory, due to Harry Peacock stepping away from the show on medical advice. Brian & Roger,... Read more
‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ announces new West End casting
New cast members will be joining The Play That Goes Wrong next month, with The Play That Goes Wrong continuing its record-breaking run as the longest production to play at the Duchess Theatre. ... Read more
Photo credit: Lucy St. Louis and Ivano Turco (Photos courtesy of The Phantom of the Opera and Cinderella)
2021 Black British Theatre Awards: Nominees announced
The nominees for the third Black British Theatre Awards were revealed this week. The ceremony will take place at the Old Finsbury Town Hall on 21 November. Last year’s winners included Death of a... Read more
Photo credit: Gatsby: A Musical at Cadogan Hall (Photo courtesy of Gatsby: A Musical)
‘Gatsby: The Musical’ to run at Southwark Playhouse
After concerts at Crazy Coqs and at Cadogan Hall, Gatsby: The Musical will run for a month of full-length performances. Gatsby: The Musical is at Southwark Playhouse from 8 December - 8 January.  Set... Read more
Photo credit: Hiran Abeysekera (Photo by Helen Maybanks)
‘Life of Pi’ announces full cast for West End transfer
Even though it’s over a year since Life of Pi was originally scheduled to open in London, the full cast for the Life of Pi West End transfer has been named. Life of Pi is at the Wyndham’s Theatre... Read more
Photo credit: Idriss Kargbo and Oliver Ormson (Photos courtesy of Chloe Nelkin Consulting)
‘West End Musical Christmas’ returns to London for one night only
After last year’s Christmas concert at the Palace Theatre, West End Musical Christmas returns to London for the festive season. West End Musical Christmas is at the Lyric Theatre on 20 December. ... Read more
Photo credit: 2017-18 cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Photo by Brinkhoff/Mogenburg)
‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ 10th anniversary tour sets cast
The full cast for the 10th anniversary production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been revealed. As part of the national tour, the show will open at Troubadour Wembley Park... Read more
Photo credit: Daniel Boys and Emily Tierney (Photos courtesy of Kevin Wilson Public Relations)
Daniel Boys and Emily Tierney to star in ‘Leonard Bernstein’s New York’
UPDATE: Due to scheduling rearrangements, Leonard Bernstein's New York is now at Waterloo East Theatre in 2022. Daniel Boys and Emily Tierney will appear in the two-hander revue Leonard Bernstein’s... Read more
Photo credit: Laurie Kynaston and Amara Okereke (Photos by Ruth Crafer and courtesy of Independent Talent)
‘Spring Awakening’ announces full cast at Almeida Theatre
The full cast for the first London revival of Spring Awakening, opening later this year, has been named. Spring Awakening is at the Almeida Theatre from 30 November - 22 January.  Rupert Goold will... Read more
Photo credit: Elizabeth McGovern (Photo by Simon Annand)
Elizabeth McGovern to adapt and star in ‘AVA: The Secret Conversations’
Elizabeth McGovern will star in her brand new play, AVA: The Secret Conversations, portraying Ava Gardner. McGovern adapted the book of the same name too, with Ava: The Secret Conversations at... Read more
Photo credit: Bridge Theatre (Photo by Philip Vile)
Ralph Fiennes to star in ‘Straight Line Crazy’ at the Bridge Theatre
Ralph Fiennes will lead the cast of a new David Hare play, receiving its world premiere at the Bridge Theatre next year. Straight Line Crazy begins previews at the Bridge Theatre from 16 March, with... Read more
Photo credit: Arthur Darvill and Rachael Ofori (Photos courtesy of Royal Court)
Arthur Darvill to star in ‘Rare Earth Mettle’ at Royal Court
The full cast for the world premiere of Al Smith’s Rare Earth Mettle has been revealed, finally opening at the Royal Court over a year after it was first scheduled. Originally billed to run in April... Read more
Photo credit: The Choir of Man (Photo by Steve Schuff)
‘The Choir of Man’ announces full cast for West End run
Ahead of the West End premiere of The Choir of Man, the full cast has been revealed, including original cast members that have performed in the show worldwide. The Choir of Man begins performances at... Read more
Photo credit: Aisha Jawando (Photo by Manuel Harlan)
‘Tina the Musical’ extends in West End to December 2022
After reopening earlier this year, a new booking period for Tina the Musical at the Aldwych Theatre has been announced, with performances now to 18 Dec. 2022. Tina the Musical will also begin a new... Read more
Photo credit: La Clique (Photo courtesy of Deborah Goodman PR)
‘La Clique’ cabaret to return to London this Christmas
The circus and variety show La Clique will be back in London this Christmas, as it gears up for another festive season. La Clique is at Leicester Square Spiegeltent from 13 November - 8 January. La... Read more
Photo credits: Savannah Stevenson and Lydia White (Photos courtesy of Amanda Malpass PR)
‘Little Women’ announces London cast, including Savannah Stevenson
The full cast for the London premiere of Little Women at the Park Theatre has been named. Little Women begins previews at the Park Theatre on 11 November, with an opening night on 17 November and... Read more
Photo credit: The Prince of Egypt (Photo by Tristram Kenton)
‘The Prince of Egypt’ to close at Dominion Theatre in January
A closing date has been posted for the West End premiere of The Prince of Egypt. The Prince of Egypt will play a final performance at the Dominion Theatre on 8 January, and tickets for The Prince of... Read more
Photo credit: Nigel Harman and Danny John-Jules (Photos courtesy of Storyhouse PR)
‘The Da Vinci Code’ UK tour to star Nigel Harman and Danny John-Jules
The world premiere of The Da Vinci Code on stage will begin its tour next year. Casting for early venues in the tour has also been revealed too, with Nigel Harman and Danny John-Jules leading the... Read more
Photo credit: Saturday Night Fever (Photo by Pamela Raith)
‘Saturday Night Fever’ to return to London in 2022
You should be dancin’ into the Peacock Theatre next year, as Saturday Night Fever returns to London. As part of the show’s national tour, Saturday Night Fever is at the Peacock Theatre from 1... Read more
Photo credit: Six cast (Photo by Eleanor Howarth)
‘Six’ to host first singalong at Vaudeville Theatre
It’s quite a coronation for the Six queens. After moving to its forever home, the Vaudeville Theatre, earlier this week, the first singalong performance at its new location has been revealed. A... Read more
Photo credit: Jodie Comer (Photo courtesy of Prima Facie)
Jodie Comer to make West End debut in ‘Prima Facie’
Jodie Comer will make her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s Prima Facie at the Harold Pinter Theatre next year. Prima Facie is at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 15 April - 18 June... Read more
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