Theatre News - December 2018

Thandie Newton, Michael Palin & Sophie Okonedo
New Year's Honours List for 2019: Thandie Newton, Michael Palin, Sophie Okonedo and more
2019 is almost upon us and we at LondonTheatre.co.uk would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers the very best for a theatre-packed year in London's glittering West End and beyond!... Read more
The Illusionists
The Illusionists to play at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2019
The Illusionists will return to London with a brand new magic show set to play at the Shaftesbury Theatre from July 2019, it has been announced. Set to be a magical extravaganza, The Illusionists... Read more
Jack McBrayer
Jack McBrayer to play Ogie in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
Jack McBrayer has been announced in the West End cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, where he will make his West End debut in the role of Ogie. McBrayer is best known for starring in 30 Rock... Read more
All About Eve
Further casting announced for All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre
Further casting has been named for the upcoming production of All About Eve, opening at the Noël Coward Theatre. Based on the 1950 film, All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing, as she hires... Read more
Tim Rice
Tim Rice to host Best of Rock Musicals concert in London
Lyricist Tim Rice is set to host a concert celebrating some of the biggest rock musicals in history featuring performers including Kerry Ellis and Adam Pascal in London next year. The Best of… Rock... Read more
Austentatious
Austentatious to move to the Fortune Theatre in 2019
Improv show Austentatious, which sees an improvised Jane Austen novel performed based on audience suggestions, is set to begin a Monday night residency at the Fortune Theatre, it has been announced.... Read more
Giles Terera
Giles Terera joins cast of The American Clock at the Old Vic
Update:  Giles Terera has now withdrawn from The American Clock. The role of Robertson will now be played by  Clarke Peters until 2nd March, and Sule Rimi from 3rd March to 30th March. Giles Terera... Read more
Waitress the Musical
Waitress to host two cast album karaoke nights at the Adelphi Theatre
Waitress has announced it will be hosting two "cast album karaoke" nights, inviting audience members to sing on stage at the Adelphi Theatre after a performance of the musical. On Tuesday 19th... Read more
Tartuffe
Complete casting announced for Tartuffe at the National Theatre
The full casting has been announced for Tartuffe, which will play at the National Theatre in 2019. Written by Molière in the seventeenth century, Tartuffe has been adapted by John Donnelly,... Read more
Hair the Musical
Complete casting announced for 50th anniversary tour of Hair the Musical
The full casting has been announced for the 50th anniversary tour of Hair the Musical, opening at the New Wimbledon Theatre in 2019. Marcus Collins joins the cast as Hud, after starring in Kinky... Read more
Emilia
Emilia to transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre in 2019
After a successful run at the Globe Theatre, Emilia is set to transfer to the West End for a limited season, opening at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2019. Emilia dramatises the life of Emilia Bassano, a... Read more
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Dates confirmed, tickets on sale for Joseph at the London Palladium
Dates have been confirmed for the upcoming West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s classic musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which is set to return to the London... Read more
Shane Richie
Shane Richie to join West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Actor Shane Richie is set to join the West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in the New Year, it has been announced. Known for playing Queen Vic landlord Alfie Moon in EastEnders, Richie... Read more
Hampstead Theatre
Adrian Lester to star in Cost of Living at Hampstead Theatre
Adrian Lester is set make his first appearance at the Hampstead Theatre as he leads the cast of Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Cost of Living, which gets its UK premiere in the New Year... Read more
Tamsin Greig
Tamsin Greig and Alex Jennings to appear in Dear Elizabeth at Gate Theatre
The cast appearing in Ellen McDougal’s next production at the Gate Theatre, Dear Elizabeth, has been announced, and it sees a number of actors take on the roles of poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert... Read more
Vault Festival 2019
Vault Festival 2019: Full line-up announced
Vault Festival has announced more than 400 shows which will make up their 2019 programme, which will run from 23rd January through to 17th March next year. More than 2,000 artists will perform at the... Read more
Waitress
Marisha Wallace and David Hunter cast in Waitress in London
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming West End production of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, which opens in February 2019. David Hunter, Marisha Wallace, Laura Baldwin and Peter Hannah... Read more
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child extends to September 2019
The West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has extended its run at the Palace Theatre into September 2019, it has been announced. Presented in two parts, the play is the eighth... Read more
Showstopper
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical announces limited engagement at The Other Palace
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical have announced an eight week run at The Other Palace alongside monthly performances at the Lyric Theatre. During the run at The Other Palace, the cast will... Read more
My Dad's Gap Year
Michelle Collins to star in My Dad’s Gap Year at Park Theatre
The full cast has been announced for My Dad’s Gap Year opening at the Park Theatre, with Michelle Collins to star in the production. My Dad’s Gap Year tells the story of Dave, a father who takes his... Read more
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