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Wicked extends in the West End into 2019
West End musical Wicked has announced it has extended in London into 2019.  The show, which runs at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, is the 7th longest-running show currently playing in the West End, and... Read more
Casting announced for Pippin at Southwark Playhouse
Casting has been announced for the transfer of Tony Award-winning musical Pippin to Southwark Playhouse from the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. With a book by Roger O. Hirson, and music and lyrics... Read more
The King and I
Further casting and extension announced for The King and I at the London Palladium
Further casting and an extension have been announced for the upcoming London Palladium production of The King and I.  Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles will join the previously announced Ken... Read more
Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale among initial casting for Sam Mendes' The Lehman Trilogy
Initial casting has been announced for Sam Mendes’ production of The Lehman Trilogy which is set to run at the National Theatre in July. Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale will take on... Read more
Rehearsal images of Hayley Atwell in Dry Powder at the Hampstead Theatre
Images of Hayley Atwell in rehearsals for Sarah Burgess’ play Dry Powder, which is set to run at the Hampstead Theatre, have been released. Dry Powder is about a firm forced to lay-off employees from... Read more
Hamilton
Auditions announced for Hamilton in the West End
Auditions have been announced for the London production of Hamilton, currently running at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End. Producers are looking for male and female performers in their... Read more
Harold and Maude
Full casting announced for Harold and Maude at the Charing Cross Theatre
The full cast joining Sheila Hancock has been announced for the London premiere of Harold and Maude, the stage adaptation of the 1971 film by Colin Higgins. Harold and Maude is romantic tale about an... Read more
Maxine Peake
Maxine Peake to curate series of suffragette monologues at The Old Vic
It’s been announced that Maxine Peake will curate a series of monologues commemorating the 100th anniversary of the legislation giving women the vote in Britain. Titled One Hand Tied Behind Us, the... Read more
Nightfall
Casting announced for Barney Norris’ new play Nightfall at the Bridge Theatre
Ophelia Lovibond will star in Barney Norris’ new play Nightfall, which will run at the Bridge Theatre from 28 April. Nightfall is about a family who live on a farm just outside Winchester after the... Read more
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Charlie Murphy and more complete the cast of Aidan Turner-led The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Complete casting has now been revealed for Michael Grandage's upcoming West End production of Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Joining "Poldark" star Aidan Turner (making his West End... Read more
Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Billy Flynn
Cuba Gooding, Jr. will make his West End debut in Chicago
It's official! Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. will make his UK stage debut, taking on the iconic role of Billy Flynn in the upcoming West End revival of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre from... Read more
Everybody's Talking About Jamie extends West End run into October 2018
Good news for new hit British musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Initially intended to run through to 21 April 2018 at the Apollo Theatre, the musical has now extended its West End engagement... Read more
Josie Rourke and Kate Pakenham announce departure from the Donmar Warehouse
The Donmar Warehouse’s artistic director Josie Rourke and executive producer Kate Pakenham have announced they will step down from their roles at the theatre. Rourke, who has been artistic director,... Read more
Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave cast in The Inheritance at the Young Vic
Casting has been announced for Matthew Lopez’s two-part play The Inheritance, which gets its world premiere at the Young Vic in March. Vanessa Redgrave will take on the role of Margaret in the play,... Read more
Casting announced for immersive crime show The Grift
Casting has been announced for an immersive crime theatre show The Grift, which will open at the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green later this month. The show premiered in San Diego in 2015, and trains... Read more
Musical The Grinning Man extends booking in London
The Grinning Man has extend its booking period at London’s Trafalgar Studios following positive reviews after its opening night in December. Based on Victor Hugo’s 1869 novel The Man Who Laughs,... Read more
An American in Paris
Details for An American in Paris cinematic release confirmed
An American in Paris is set for a cinematic release this spring following its closure in the West End on 6th January. The musical, which features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira... Read more
Again Trafalgar Studios
Full cast announced for Stephanie Jacob play Again at Trafalgar Studios
Casting has been announced for the premiere of Stephanie Jacob’s new play Again, which opens at Trafalgar Studios next month. Again is about a close-knit family who come together after a long period... Read more
Casting announced for Simon Longman’s Gundog at the Royal Court
Casting has been announced for Gundog, Simon Longman’s new play at the Royal Court which opens later this month. Gundog is set on an isolated farm where two sisters, Anna and Becky, try to keep their... Read more
Open auditions announced for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Producers of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical have announced they are looking for young actors to join the cast of the upcoming production. Open auditions will be held to find actors to play Anna Mae,... Read more
Michelle Terry Shakespeare's Globe
Mark Rylance to feature in Michelle Terry's inaugural Shakespeare’s Globe season
The new artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe Michelle Terry has announced her first season at the helm of the theatre. Terry takes over from previous AD Emma Rice, who announced she would be... Read more
Full casting announced for Summer and Smoke at the Almeida Theatre
The full cast has been announced for the Almeida Theatre’s production of Tennessee Williams’ play Summer and Smoke, which runs from February. Joining the previously announced Patsy Ferran will be Seb... Read more
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