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Mary Poppins
Petula Clark and Joseph Millson join cast of Mary Poppins in the West End
Further casting for the West End revival of Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre set to open later in the year has been announced. Petula Clark will return to the West End for the first time in... Read more
Peter Polycarpou
Peter Polycarpou joins Kelsey Grammer and cast of Man of La Mancha
Actor Peter Polycarpou is set to join the cast of Man of La Mancha, which comes to the London Coliseum next month, as complete casting for the musical is announced. Polycarpou is known for his stage... Read more
The Illusionists
Full line-up announced for magic show The Illusionists in the West End
The full line-up of acts has been announced for The Illusionists, which comes to the Shaftesbury Theatre later this year. The Illusionists returns to the West End after it last played in London at... Read more
Jason Donovan
Jason Donovan to join Sheridan Smith in Joseph at the London Palladium
Jason Donovan is set to appear in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat once again as he returns to the show when it plays the London Palladium this summer. Donovan made his musical debut in... Read more
Dead Dog in a Suitcase
Casting for Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and Other Love Songs) announced
The full cast has been announced for Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and Other Love Songs) at Lyric Hammersmith. Based on John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, the play follows Macheath, an assassin in a dangerous... Read more
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
New West End cast for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announced
New casting has been announced for the fourth West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which continues to run at the Palace Theatre in London. Michelle Gayle will join the cast on 22nd May... Read more
Louise 9 to 5
Dates confirmed for Louise Redknapp's run in 9 to 5 the Musical
Louise Redknapp will return from injury and join the cast of 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre later this month, it has been announced.  Redknapp was scheduled to play the role of Violet Newstead in 9 to 5... Read more
Menier Chocolate Factory
Casting announced for Orpheus Descending at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Casting has been announced for Tamara Harvey’s upcoming production of Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The play, first performed in 1957, is a retelling of the... Read more
Present Laughter
Andrew Scott to star in Present Laughter at the Old Vic
Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Noёl Coward’s Present Laughter at the Old Vic.  Present Laughter is a comedic play that centres around Garry Essendine, a successful... Read more
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie extends in the West End into 2020
West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has extended its run at the Apollo Theatre into 2020, with the show now booking until next January. The show, which recently saw Layton Williams take... Read more
Felicity Ward
Comic Felicity Ward to star in play Kill Climate Deniers in London
Australian comic Felicity Ward is set to make her UK theatre debut when she stars in the European premiere of David Finnigan’s play Kill Climate Deniers. Ward has made a number of appearances on TV... Read more
Magic Goes Wrong
Mischief Theatre announces details for Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville Theatre
The second production to be performed as part of the Mischief Theatre’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre has been announced. Magic Goes Wrong will see the original Mischief Theatre... Read more
Full casting announced for festival of letters at the Bunker Theatre
A rotating cast of 13 will take part in the upcoming festival of letters at the Bunker Theatre, it has been announced. My White Best Friend and Other Letters Left Unsaid will be performed at the... Read more
Olivier Awards
Company, Come From Away and The Inheritance lead 2019 Olivier Award nominations
Company, Come From Away and The Inheritance lead the nominations of this year's Olivier Awards, as the industry gears up to celebrate the best of London theatre over the past 12 months.  Company,... Read more
Red Shoes
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes to return to Sadler’s Wells this Christmas
Matthew Bourne’s Olivier Award-winning production The Red Shoes is set to return to London this Christmas as part of a national tour. Having first premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 2016, the production... Read more
Rosmersholm casting
Giles Terera joins cast of Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre
Further casting has been announced for Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre, originally written by Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Duncan Macmillan. Ibsen’s play centres on Johannes Rosmer, a man... Read more
Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith to star in Joseph at the London Palladium
Initial casting has been announced for the return of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium. Two-time Olivier Award-winning actress... Read more
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