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Southwark Playhouse
New 2019 season announced at Southwark Playhouse in London
A new season of plays and musicals has been announced for Southwark Playhouse’s Little and Large spaces for the next year, including a transfer of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love and a new... Read more
Phyllis Logan to star in transfer of play Switzerland in the West End
Joanna Murray-Smith’s play Switzerland, which is about novelist Patricia Highsmith is set to open in the West End at the Ambassadors Theatre in November, following its UK premiere in Bath. The play... Read more
The Buzz
Planned immersive theatre venue The Buzz cancels all productions
A new immersive theatre venue planned for London has cancelled all productions with immediate effect, it has been announced. The Buzz, which was set to open in Borough later this year, had planned an... Read more
Menier Chocolate Factory
Initial casting announced for Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Initial casting has been announced for the Menier Chocolate Factory’s upcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof, which is set to run this Christmas. Trevor Nunn directs the musical, which has music... Read more
The Lehman Trilogy
National Theatre’s The Lehman Trilogy to transfer to the West End
The National Theatre’s production of The Lehman Trilogy is set to transfer to the West End following a sell-out run in the Lyttelton Theatre. The play, which stars Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley... Read more
The Price
Arthur Miller's The Price to transfer to the West End with David Suchet
Jonathan Church’s 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller’s The Price is set to open in the West End, starring David Suchet and Brendan Coyle. The play, which ran in Bath earlier this summer, is... Read more
Nicholas Hytner to stage immersive Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre
Nicholas Hytner will direct an immersive version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre, it has been announced. The production will wrap seating around the stage, and invite... Read more
Snow White
Full cast joining Dawn French in Palladium panto Snow White announced
The full cast joining Dawn French in this year’s London Palladium pantomime  Snow White has been announced. French is set to play the Wicked Queen in the show, alongside the previously announced... Read more
Eugenius the Musical cancels West End transfer
The planned West End transfer of Eugenius, which was set to run at the Ambassadors Theatre, has been cancelled, producers have announced. Following a concert premiere at the London Palladium and a... Read more
Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy to star in Enda Walsh’s Grief is the Thing with Feathers in London
Peaky Blinders actor Cillian Murphy is to star in Enda Walsh’s adaptation of the award-winning novel Grief is the Thing With Feathers, which is set to open in London. The play, which is based on the... Read more
Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell set to close in the West End
The West End production of Meat Loaf musical Bat Out of Hell is set to close at the Dominion Theatre early next year. Featuring songs from Jim Steinman’s classic Bat Out of Hell albums, the musical... Read more
Come From Away
Rachel Tucker to lead West End cast of Come From Away
Full casting has been announced for the West End production of Come from Away, which is set to star Rachel Tucker when it opens at the Phoenix Theatre in January. Written by Irene Sankoff and David... Read more
Park Theatre
New season announced at the Park Theatre for 2019
A new season has been announced at the Park Theatre featuring plays about Boris Johnson, a pantomime dame, and a Walt Disney actor. In the main Park200 space, Miles Jupp will play the actor David... Read more
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses musical starring Paul Whitehouse to premiere in the West End
A musical based on the classic British sitcom Only Fools and Horses is set to premiere in the West End, written by and starring Paul Whitehouse. Based on the series written by John Sullivan,... Read more
The Twilight Zone
Almeida’s The Twilight Zone gets West End transfer
The Almeida Theatre’s production of The Twilight Zone, Anne Washburn’s adaptation of the classic CBS series, is set to transfer to the West End.  Directed by Richard Jones, the adaptation weaves... Read more
Dear Evan Hansen to transfer to the West End in November 2019
Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen is set to transfer to the West End late next year, it has been announced.  The musical, written by The Greatest Showman composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, tells... Read more
Eugenius! the Musical set to transfer to the West End
Following numerous runs at The Other Palace, Eugenius! the Musical is set to transfer to the West End for a limited run over Christmas. Produced by Warwick Davis, with a book, music and lyrics by Ben... Read more
Foxfinder to close early in the West End
Foxfinder, the Dawn King play currently running at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, will close early in the West End, playing its final performance later this month.  Starring Game of Thrones actor... Read more
National Theatre
New 2019 season at the National Theatre announced, featuring Cate Blanchett and Lenny Henry
The National Theatre has announced twelve new shows as part of its 2019 season, featuring new plays by Lenny Henry and Annie Baker, as well NT debuts by actor Cate Blanchett and director Blanche... Read more
Hair the Musical
Hair the Musical to return to London in 2019
The recent revival of the rock musical Hair is set to tour the UK next year beginning at the New Wimbledon Theatre in March 2019. Jonathan O’Boyle’s production opened at the Hope Mill Theatre in... Read more
Cyrpus Avenue
David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue to return to the Royal Court in 2019
Following sell-out runs in the UK and overseas, David Ireland’s play Cyprus Avenue is set to return to the Royal Court Theatre in February 2019. The play is about an Irish man called Eric, who is... Read more
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