London Theatre News

School of Rock
New casting announced for School of Rock in the West End
Hear’Say singer Noel Sullivan will take on the lead role of Dewey Finn in the West End production of School of Rock, as new casting for the show has been announced. Sullivan will take over from Craig... Read more
Rita Simons
Rita Simons to join cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie as Miss Hedge
Eastenders star Rita Simons will make her West End debut as Miss Hedge in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre later this year. Best known as playing Roxy Mitchell in the BBC soap... Read more
Uncle Vanya
Richard Armitage and Toby Jones to star in Uncle Vanya in the West End
Toby Jones and Richard Armitage are set to star in a new West End production of Uncle Vanya next year, produced by Sonia Friedman. According to the Daily Mail, Ian Rickson will direct Conor McPherson... Read more
James McAvoy to star in Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre
James McAvoy will star in a revival of Cyrano de Bergerac, adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Playhouse Theatre. Cyrano de Bergerac dramatises the life of the titular... Read more
Full casting announced for West End premiere of Big at the Dominion Theatre
Complete casting has been named for the West End premiere of Big, opening at the Dominion Theatre in September. Based on the 1988 film starring Tom Hanks, Big follows Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who... Read more
Fiddler on the Roof sets West End closing date
Trevor Nunn’s production of Fiddler on the Roof has extended for a final time in the West End, where it is running at the Playhouse Theatre. Having premiered at the Menier Chocolate Factory in... Read more
The Watsons
New Laura Wade play based on unfinished Jane Austen novel ‘The Watsons’ to transfer to the Menier
A new play by Laura Wade, adapted from an incomplete novel by Jane Austen will receive its London premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory later this year. Titled The Watsons, Austen’s narrative... Read more
New Tom Stoppard play Leopoldstadt to premiere in the West End in January 2020
A new play by Tom Stoppard, titled Leopoldstadt, is set to open at Wyndham’s Theatre in January 2020. The play is set in 1900 Vienna, where 1/10 of the population are Jewish, and is said to drawn on... Read more
Six the Musical
New queens announced as Six extends in the West End
Six will play an extended booking period at the Arts Theatre, with performances now scheduled through to July 2020. The concert-style musical follows the six wives of Henry VIII, as they all come... Read more
Casting for Mamma Mia! The Party in London announced
Initial casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Mamma Mia the Party , the immersive experience based on the ABBA story of the same name. At a specially adapted venue in The O2 in London,... Read more
Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company announces 2019 London season at the Barbican
The Royal Shakespeare Company will return to the Barbican with three productions of the Bard’s plays later this year. The upcoming repertory season will feature a cast of 27 in productions of As You... Read more
Stephen Fry has adapted Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets to run on stage in London
Stephen Fry has adapted the classic Ealing Studios comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets for the stage, and it’s set to run in London next year. According to the Daily Mail, Sonia Friedman is looking to... Read more
Bob Dylan musical Girl From the North Country to return to the West End
The Old Vic’s production of Girl From the North Country, Conor McPherson’s play with songs by Bob Dylan, is set to return to the West End later this year. Directed by McPherson, the story revolves... Read more
Pretty Woman West End transfer officially announced for 2020
A West End transfer of the musical adaptation of Pretty Woman has officially been announced by the show’s Broadway producers as the musical enters its second year in New York. With original music and... Read more
Boulevard Theatre announces Ghost Quartet as first production at new Soho venue
Property entrepreneur Fawn James and artistic director Rachel Edwards have announced that Dave Malloy’s musical Ghost Quartet the first production at the new Boulevard Theatre in Soho. The musical,... Read more
Waitress extends booking period at the Adelphi Theatre to December 2019
Waitress will play for an extended booking period at the Adelphi Theatre, with performances now available through to 7th December, it has been announced. Opening at the Adelphi earlier this year,... Read more
Lynette Linton
Lynette Linton announces first season as Bush Theatre’s new artistic director
Lynette Linton has announced her first season as the artistic director of the Bush Theatre, featuring new plays by British and Irish writers. Linton, whose Donmar production of Sweat has just opened... Read more
Jake Gyllenhaal to star in Sunday in the Park with George at the Savoy Theatre
Jake Gyllenhaal is set to return to the West End next summer as he reprises his role in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Sunday in the Park with George. The... Read more
Singin' In The Rain
Singin’ in the Rain to return to London for limited run at Sadler’s Wells next year
Adam Cooper will revive his role in Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically-acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain when it transfers to London’s Sadler’s Wells next summer. Directed by Jonathan... Read more
Full casting announced for UK premiere of Broadway musical Falsettos
Initial casting has been announced for the UK premiere of William Finn and James Lapine’s musical Falsettos, which is set to run at The Other Palace from August. Winner of two Tony Awards, Falsettos... Read more
Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen to bring one-man show to the West End in autumn 2019
Ian McKellen is set to bring his one-man show to the West End next year following a UK tour celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Titled Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others and You, McKellen will bring... Read more
West End Live
West End Live 2019: Full schedule of acts announced for free London event
The full schedule of musical acts performing at this year’s West End Live, which takes place in Trafalgar Square on 22nd and 23rd June, have been announced. Held annually by the Society of London... Read more
National Theatre
New season at the National Theatre announced, featuring Maxine Peake, Rafe Spall and Lesley Sharp
The National Theatre has announced 15 productions to be performed as part of the latest season, with new plays by Lucy Kirkwood and Richard Bean, as well as NT debuts by Francesca Martinez and... Read more
Lungs Claire Foy and Matt Smith
Opening dates and ticket details announced for Lungs at the Old Vic
Ahead of Matthew Warchus’ fifth season as artistic director at the Old Vic, tickets are now on sale for the upcoming production of Lungs starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith. Written by Duncan... Read more
Billionaire Boy
David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy to run at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre
The stage adaptation of David Walliams’ book Billionaire Boy is set to run in London over Christmas as part of a nationwide tour, it has been announced. Adapted and directed by Birmingham Stage’s... Read more
Tony Awards
Bertie Carvel and The Ferryman among big British winners at the Tony Awards
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman was one of the big winners at last night’s Tony Awards which highlighted some of the best British exports on Broadway of the past year.  The Ferryman, which began life... Read more
Bill Ward
Bill Ward to star in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre
Bill Ward will join the cast of Everybody’s Talking about Jamie at the Apollo Theatre from next month. Ward will take over the role of Hugo and Loco Chanelle on July 1st. The role is currently played... Read more
Dear Evan Hansen
Additional tickets to be released for West End premiere of Dear Evan Hansen
Details have been announced on a further booking period for the West End premiere of Dear Evan Hansen, opening at the Noel Coward Theatre. Written by Steven Levenson and original music and lyrics by... Read more
Death of a Salesman
Young Vic’s Death of a Salesman to transfer to West End’s Piccadilly Theatre
Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell’s critically-acclaimed production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman will transfer from the Young Vic to the West End this summer. Starring Wendell Pierce,... Read more
Immersive gothic show Red Palace to run at The Vaults
Shotgun Carousel are set to return to The Vaults following their successful run of Divine Proportions with a new immersive cabaret show, Red Palace. Incorporating circus, dance and performance, the... Read more
National Theatre's Peter Pan to be revived at Troubadour White City
The National Theatre’s production of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan is set to return to London this summer with a run at the new Troubadour White City Theatre. Directed by Sally Cookson, the production was... Read more
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