London Theatre News

New Year's Honours list
Sam Mendes, James Graham and Natasha Gordon recognised in New Year’s Honours
Familiar faces from the world of theatre have been recognised in this year’s New Year’s Honours, including director Sam Mendes and writers Natasha Gordon, Christopher Hampton and James Graham. Sam... Read more
Jerry Herman
Hello, Dolly! composer Jerry Herman dies aged 88
Legendary Broadway composer Jerry Herman, who wrote hit musicals such as Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles, has died in Miami aged 88. Over the course of his career, his work won four Tony... Read more
Matt Lucas to step in as last-minute Thénardier replacement in Les Miserables
Less than a week after Les Miserables returned to the West End at the newly refurbished Sondheim Theatre, Matt Lucas will step in for a limited run to replace Gerard Carey as Thénardier. Carey was... Read more
Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke to make West End debut in The Seagull directed by Jamie Lloyd
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is set to make her West End debut in the next production in Jamie Lloyd’s year-long residency at the Playhouse Theatre as she’s set to star in Anton Chekhov’s The... Read more
On Blueberry Hill
Niall Buggy and David Ganly to star in On Blueberry Hill at Trafalgar Studios
Following performances in Dublin and New York, the West End transfer of On Blueberry Hill will be staged at Trafalgar Studio One next year. The 2017 play follows Christy and PJ as they share their... Read more
Waitress the Musical
Marisha Wallace to return to Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
It has been announced that Marisha Wallace will reprise her West End role as Becky in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. Wallace will join the cast from 6th January, taking over the role of Becky from... Read more
The Wolf of Wall Street
Immersive production based on The Wolf of Wall Street to close next month
The immersive production The Wolf of Wall Street based on the 2007 memoir of the same name will close next month. Performances will take place at 5-15 Sun Street, near Liverpool Street station, until... Read more
Lucie Jones
Lucie Jones to appear in concert at the Adelphi Theatre in February
Musical theatre star Lucie Jones is set to perform a solo concert at the Adelphi Theatre, where she currently stars in the West End production of Waitress, next February. Jones, who recently led the... Read more
The Haystack
Full casting announced for The Haystack at the Hampstead Theatre
Ahead of the world premiere of The Haystack at the Hampstead Theatre next month, full casting has been announced. Exploring the worlds of Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) and national... Read more
Sophie Isaacs
Sophie Isaacs to join cast of Six as Katherine Howard at the Arts Theatre
Following Vicki Manser’s final performance in Six at the Arts Theatre, it has been announced that Sophie Isaacs will take over the role of Katherine Howard from 21st January 2020. Currently playing... Read more
City of Angels
Theo James and Jonathan Slinger join City of Angels cast
Further casting has been announced for the West End transfer of City of Angels, opening at the Garrick Theatre next year.  The musical follows a writer as he is penning a new screenplay, and flicks... Read more
Greenwich Music Time
Sarah Brightman, Lea Salonga and John Barrowman to perform at Greenwich Music Time
Theatre stars Sarah Brightman, Lea Salonga and John Barrowman are set to star in a series of concerts in London next summer. Sarah Brightman will open the Greenwich Music Time Festival, which is held... Read more
The Wedding Singer
Kevin Clifton to star in The Wedding Singer musical in London
Kevin Clifton is set to star in the musical adaptation of the Adam Sandler film The Wedding Singer when it comes to London next year. Clifton – a Strictly Come Dancing professional who has previously... Read more
Danny Mac and Aimie Atkinson to star in Pretty Woman the Musical in the West End
Photo by Oliver Rosser The upcoming West End production of Pretty Woman the Musical has found its leads in actors Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac, who will star in the musical at the Piccadilly Theatre... Read more
The Secret Garden
Jac Yarrow, Lucie Jones and Ramin Karimloo to star in The Secret Garden concert
A one-off concert performance of Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon’s musical The Secret Garden is set to be staged at the London Palladium in April. Lucie Jones, Jac Yarrow and Ramin Karimloo are set to... Read more
Be More Chill
Initial casting announced for Be More Chill at The Other Palace
Ahead of the UK premiere of Be More Chill at The Other Palace next year, initial casting has been announced. Be More Chill follows a New Jersey high schooler named Jeremy Heere as he swallows a... Read more
Samantha Barks
Samantha Barks to play Elsa in Frozen the Musical in the West End
Samantha Barks is set to take on the lead role in the upcoming West End premiere of Frozen the Musical. Barks, known for her roles in the film version of Les Miserables and lead role in Pretty Woman... Read more
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
New cast members to join Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre
Following the previous news that Noah Thomas will make his West End debut in the title role, new cast members have been announced to join Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. Hiba... Read more
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Theatre Royal Drury Lane to be renamed when Frozen the Musical reopens venue
EDIT: LW Theatres has since clarified that 'The Lane' will be the name given to the complex of bars and restaurants as part of the theatre's wider development, and the theatre will continue to be... Read more
Nicola Roberts
Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts to make West End debut in City of Angels
Former Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts will make her West End debut in the upcoming revival of City of Angels at the Garrick Theatre next year. Roberts will star as Avril and Mallory in the musical... Read more
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