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Mark Rylance to read Harold Pinter’s Nobel lecture as part of upcoming season
Actor Mark Rylance will read Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize speech as part of Jamie Lloyd’s upcoming season of the playwright’s short plays at the theatre that bears his name. Pinter was awarded the... Read more
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum to stage play about Charles Darwin voyage in new theatre
The Natural History Museum in London is set to host a play about a young Charles Darwin in a new theatre space created especially for the production. Situated in Kensington, the museum’s Jerwood... Read more
Young Vic
Casting announced for musical Twelfth Night at the Young Vic
Casting has been announced for the Young Vic’s upcoming musical production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which has been co-conceived by new artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah. Kwei-Armah has... Read more
The Muppets
The Muppets have taken The O2
"It's time to play the music... It's time to light the lights... It's time to meet The Muppets on The Muppet Show tonight..." and that's exactly what thousands of Londoners have just done as Kermit... Read more
School of Rock
New West End cast announced for School of Rock
A new cast has been announced for the West End production of School of Rock, which enters its third year in London this September. Taking over on 22nd August, the lead role of Dewey Finn, a wannabe... Read more
42nd Street sets West End closing date
The West End production of 42nd Street has set its closing date in the West End, after almost two years at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Having opened in April 2017, the musical will bow out of... Read more
Company casting
Complete cast announced for Company in the West End
The full cast joining Patti LuPone, Mel Giedroyc and Rosalie Craig in the upcoming West End production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Gielgud Theatre has been announced. The central role in ... Read more
Secret Cinema presents Romeo + Juliet
A Secret Cinema Summer
Founded in 2007 by Fabien Riggall, Secret Cinema has grown to become one of the leading brands of innovative entertainment whose appeal not only stretches to Londoners but also to both a national and... Read more
Matt Cardle to join cast of Strictly Ballroom
Matt Cardle will join the cast of the West End production of Strictly Ballroom, taking over from Will Young at the Piccadilly Theatre. Cardle burst onto the scene when he won the seventh series of... Read more
Iwan Rheon
Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon to star in Foxfinder in the West End
Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon is set to star in a revival of Dawn King’s award-winning play Foxfinder, which is set to get its West End premiere later this year. Rheon, best-known as Ramsay Bolton... Read more
Heathers the Musical
Heathers the Musical to transfer to the West End
The Other Palace’s production of Heathers the Musical is set for a West End run following a hugely successful run at the theatre. Starring Carrie Hope Fletcher, Heathers is based on the cult ‘80s... Read more
Iman Qureshi’s The Funeral Director wins 10th Papatango Prize
Iman Qureshi’s play about a gay Muslim woman coming to terms with her identity has won the 10th annual Papatango New Writing Prize, and will receive a four-week run at the Southwark Playhouse in... Read more
Gillian Lynne
Legendary musical theatre choreographer Gillian Lynne dies aged 92
One of musical theatres leading choreographers Gillian Lynne has dies aged 92. Just two weeks after a celebration at the theatre which has now been renamed in her honour – the first theatre to be... Read more
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