London Theatre News

Maria Friedman
Maria Friedman to perform solo concert at Southbank Centre
After a two-week residency at Crazy Coqs earlier this year, it has been announced that Maria Friedman will perform at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The three-time Olivier Award-winning actress will... Read more
The Man in the White Suit
The Man in the White Suit announce early closure at Wyndham’s Theatre
It has been announced that The Man in the White Suit will end its run at the Wyndham’s Theatre with a shorter booking period than previously advertised. The Man in the White Suit will now play its... Read more
Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen extends West End booking period
Dear Evan Hansen has extended its West End booking period as previews at the Noel Coward Theatre get underway. The musical, written by Tony Award winners Pasek and Paul, tells the story of a high... Read more
INTERVIEW
Sion Daniel Young interview: 'It’s important that theatre isn’t just the norm we've become used to'
Having opened at National Theatre Wales in Cardiff last month, Ed Thomas’ latest play On Bear Ridge is set to bring a touch of Cymru to the Royal Court, where artistic director Vicky Featherstone... Read more
Sharon D Clarke and Layton Williams among winners at Black British Theatre Awards
The inaugural Black British Theatre Awards took place on 27th October 2019 at the Old Finsbury Town Hall, with The Half God of Rainfall and Hamilton awarded best production of a play and best musical... Read more
Musik
Pet Shop Boys musical to transfer to Leicester Square Theatre
Following a world premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Musik will transfer to Leicester Square Theatre for a limited engagement, featuring six original songs by the Pet Shop Boys. Musik will... Read more
David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff to join cast of 9 to 5 the Musical in the West End
David Hasselhoff is set to join the West End cast of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical, which currently runs in London at the Savoy Theatre, over Christmas. The Baywatch star is set to take over from... Read more
Sammy Davis Jr musical
Musical based on life of Sammy Davis Jr. to be workshopped in London
A new production of a musical based on the life of Sammy Davis Jr. is set to be workshopped next week in the hopes that a full production can be mounted in 2020. The musical, written by Oscar and... Read more
Hairspray
Further casting joining Michael Ball in Hairspray announced
Marisha Wallace and Lizzie Bea are set to join Michael Ball in the upcoming revival of Hairspray at the London Coliseum. Wallace, known for her recent West End roles in Waitress and Dreamgirls, will... Read more
Leopoldstadt
Initial casting announced for world premiere Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Tom Stoppard’s new play Leopoldstadt, which is set to open at Wyndham’s Theatre directed by Patrick Marber in January. The play, which has also... Read more
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain to make West End debut in Jamie Lloyd's A Doll's House
Hollywood actor Jessica Chastain is to make her West End debut in the second production of Jamie Lloyd’s upcoming season at the Playhouse Theatre, Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Chastain, known for... Read more
Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act
Whoopi Goldberg to star as Deloris in new Sister Act in London
A new production of Sister Act is set to open in London next summer, with Whoopi Goldberg set to star as Deloris van Cartier, reprising the role she originated in the 1992 comedy film. Tickets are... Read more
Hannah Tointon
Hannah Tointon joins West End cast of Waitress
Hannah Tointon will take over the role of Dawn in the West End production of Waitress as original cast member Laura Baldwin is set to leave the show, which runs at the Adelphi Theatre. Tointon, known... Read more
Evita
Jamie Lloyd’s production of Evita to transfer to the Barbican
Director Jamie Lloyd’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita is set to transfer to the Barbican following a sell-out run at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Running over the summer,... Read more
Thriller Live
Peter Andre to join cast of Thriller Live as Michael Jackson
It has been announced that Peter Andre will return to Thriller Live as a guest star at the Lyric Theatre later this year. Andre will star in a two-week engagement from 10th to 22nd December,... Read more
Fame the Musical
Fame the Musical to transfer to Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
After entertaining audiences at the Peacock Theatre as part of the 30th anniversary production of Fame, the musical will transfer to the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Based on the 1980 film of the... Read more
Snowflake
Full casting announced for Snowflake at the Kiln Theatre
The full cast for the upcoming production of Snowflake at the Kiln Theatre has been announced, which will receive its London premiere at the off-West End venue in December. First staged at Oxford’s... Read more
The Boy Friend
Further casting for The Boy Friend at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Further casting has been announced for Matthew White’s upcoming revival of Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend, already announced to be starring Janie Dee and Adrian Edmondson. The musical is set at a... Read more
Come From Away
Come From Away extends booking period at the Phoenix Theatre to May 2020
Come From Away will play at the Phoenix Theatre for an extended booking period to 23rd May 2020, it has been announced. With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein after visiting... Read more
Uncle Vanya
Ciarán Hinds to join cast of Uncle Vanya in latest casting announcement
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Uncle Vanya, which opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre in January 2020. Currently starring in Translations at the National Theatre,... Read more
Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge! The Musical to transfer to the Piccadilly Theatre in 2021
Currently wowing audiences on Broadway, Moulin Rouge! The Musical will transfer to the West End, opening at the Piccadilly Theatre in March 2021, it has been announced. Based on Baz Luhrmann’s 2001... Read more
Jermyn Street Theatre
New season of work announced at Jermyn Street Theatre, featuring Trevor Nunn and Michael Pennington
The full 2020 season to be performed at the Jermyn Street Theatre has been announced, with productions scheduled to January 2021. The season will feature a triad of Samuel Beckett plays directed by... Read more
The Play That Goes Wrong
New cast announced for The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre
Now in its fifth year at the Duchess Theatre, a new cast has been announced for The Play That Goes Wrong, who will join the West End production from 5th November. The cast of The Play That Goes Wrong... Read more
Nicholas McLean to join cast of Wicked as Boq
It has been announced that Nicholas McLean will join the cast of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre next year. Nicholas McLean McLean will take over the role of Boq from 20th January 2020, with... Read more
Hamilton
New cast announced for Hamilton in the West End
A new cast has been announced for the West End production of Hamilton, currently at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The new cast will begin performances from 18th November, with an extended booking... Read more
Back to the Future
Roger Bart to join cast of Back to the Future musical as Dr. Emmett Brown
It has been announced that Roger Bart will join the cast of the world premiere of Back to the Future at Manchester Opera House, ahead of a West End transfer. Roger Bart will play the role of Dr.... Read more
Cyrano de Bergerac
Full casting announced for Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre
The full casting for the upcoming revival of Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre has been announced, marking the first in a season of works directed by Jamie Lloyd. Joining the previously... Read more
Park Theatre
New season at Park Theatre announced, featuring a translated play by Simon Callow
The inaugural season of work to be performed at the Park Theatre next year has been announced. The season will feature a 10th anniversary revival production of Clybourne Park, the English language... Read more
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Further casting announced for Goldilocks and the Three Bears at London Palladium
Casting has been announced for the upcoming London Palladium pantomime Goldilocks and the Three Bears, set to open in December. As previously announced, Paul O’Grady (Baron Von Savage), Matt Baker (... Read more
Life of Pi
Life of Pi stage adaptation to transfer to Wyndham’s Theatre
Lolita Chakrabarti’s stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi is set to transfer to the West End following a world premiere run in Sheffield. Directed by Max... Read more
A Christmas Carol
Immersive production of A Christmas Carol to open in London
A production of A Christmas Carol is set to open at a new, bespoke immersive theatre venue produced by the creators of The Great Gatsby and The Wolf of Wall Street later this year. Set to open later... Read more
A Christmas Carol
Full casting announced for A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic
The full cast of Jack Thorne’s A Christmas Carol has been announced, which will be staged for the third consecutive Christmas season at the Old Vic from next month. Myra McFadyen and Gloria Onitiri... Read more
Witness for the Prosecution
New cast and extension announced for Witness for the Prosecution
A new cast has been announced for the West End production of Witness for the Prosecution, which has also announced a new extended booking period at London County Hall. Lucy Bailey’s production of... Read more
Waitress
Sandra Marvin to join the cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
Sandra Marvin It has been announced that Sandra Marvin will join the cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre later this month, taking over the role of Becky. Marisha Wallace will play her final... Read more
Kiln Theatre
Kiln Theatre announces three new productions to be performed in 2020
The Kiln Theatre’s artistic director Indhu Rubasingham has announced three new productions tobe staged at the off-West End venue next year. The new works will feature performances by Paapa Essiedu,... Read more
New season at the Boulevard Theatre announced, featuring plays by Lucy Prebble and Athol Fugard
Ahead of the Boulevard Theatre’s inaugural production of Ghost Quartet, the first season of work to be staged at the off-West End venue has been announced. The season will feature new plays by Cormac... Read more
Soho Cinders
Casting announced for Stiles and Drewe’s Soho Cinders at the Charing Cross Theatre
Full casting has been announced for George Stiles and Anthony Drewe’s musical Soho Cinders, which is set to open at the Charing Cross Theatre later this month. Luke Bayer (alternate Jamie in... Read more
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