London Theatre News

Prince of Egypt
Gary Wilmot and Debbie Kurup join The Prince of Egypt world premiere cast
Further casting has been announced for the world premiere of The Prince of Egypt, following the announcement of the four lead actors earlier this month. Luke Brady, Liam Tamne, Christine Allado and... Read more
9 to 5 the Musical
New casting announced for 9 to 5 the Musical in the West End
Casting has been announced for the West End production of 9 to 5 the Musical, as a second production gears up to tour the UK. Amber Davies, the Love Island winner who made her West End debut in the... Read more
Cyrano de Bergerac
Dates and ticket details announced for James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac
Following previous news that James McAvoy will star as the titular character in an adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, performance dates and a venue have been announced for the upcoming production. The... Read more
Aisha Jawando to take over role of Tina Turner in West End musical
Aisha Jawando will take over the lead role in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre later this year. Jawando, who is the current alternate Tina Turner playing the role on  Monday... Read more
Mary Poppins cast
Further casting announced for Mary Poppins return to the West End
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming West End production of Mary Poppins, which will run at the Prince Edward Theatre this summer. The stage musical adaptation, which has original... Read more
Andy Mace to play Grandad in Only Fools and Horses musical as Paul Whitehouse takes break
Paul Whitehouse will leave the West End production of Only Fools and Horses the Musical at the end of the week, as he takes a short break from playing Grandad before returning in 'several months'... Read more
Noises Off
Lyric Hammersmith’s Noises Off to transfer to the West End starring Meera Syal
Lyric Hammersmith’s revival of Micharl Frayn’s comedy Noises Off will transfer to the West End’s Garrick Theatre later this year. Starring Meera Syal, Lloyd Owen and Daniel Rigby, director Jeremy... Read more
Josh Piterman to lead new cast of The Phantom of the Opera in the West End
New casting has been announced for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera, which heads into its 34th year in the West End. From 9th September, Australian singer Josh Piterman will... Read more
Les Miserables
Full cast announced for Les Miserables all-star concert at the Gielgud Theatre
A cast of over 65 members will star in the upcoming Les Miserables: All-Star Staged Concert, as the full company for the upcoming production at the Gielgud Theatre has been announced. Shan Ako and... Read more
Paterson Joseph
Paterson Joseph to play Scrooge in Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol
Paterson Joseph will star in the return of Jack Thorne’s version of A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic later this year. Matthew Warchus’ production will be back at the theatre for a third time,... Read more
Joe Egg
Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner to star in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg revival
Claire Skinner and Toby Stephens are set to star in a West End revival of the Peter Nichols play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg later this year. The play tells the story of a couple whose marriage is... Read more
A Wonderful Life
Paul McCartney working on It's A Wonderful Life stage musical
Sir Paul McCartney is reportedly writing his first stage musical, an adaptation of the 1946 film It's A Wonderful Life, set to premiere in late 2020, it has been reported. Lee Hall – who wrote Billy... Read more
The Prince of Egypt
West End cast announced for The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre
Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere of The Prince of Egypt, the stage musical adaptation of the popular Dreamworks film, which opens at the Dominion Theatre next year.... Read more
Full casting joining Stephen Mangan in The Man in the White Suit announced
Casting has been announced for the upcoming West End production of The Man in the White Suit, opening at the Wyndham’s Theatre directed by Sean Foley in September. Based on the classic Ealing Comedy... Read more
Back to the Future
Further casting announced Back to the Future the Musical
Casting has been announced for the upcoming musical adaptation of Back to the Future, which is set to transfer to the West End following its premiere in Manchester next year. The production, which... Read more
Venue announced for immersive Wolf of Wall Street show in London
The venue and casting for an immersive adaptation of The Wolf of Wall Street, the memoir of larger-than-life stockbroker Jordan Belfort, have been revealed. Announced earlier this year, Alexander... Read more
Full casting announced for Two Ladies at the Bridge Theatre
The full cast joining Zoe Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitešić in the world premiere of Two Ladies at the Bridge Theatre has been announced. Wanamaker and Cvitešić play the first ladies of America and... Read more
Casting announced for Touching the Void West End transfer
Casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Touching the Void, an adaptation of the Joe Simpson memoir by David Grieg. Directed by Tom Morris (The Grinning Man), Touching the Void is the... Read more
Andy Nyman's Ghost Stories to return to the West End in time for Halloween
Lyric Hammersmith’s recent revival of Ghost Stories is set to transfer to the West End for a run at the Ambassadors Theatre later this year. Written by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, the play is set... Read more
New Zawe Ashton play to premiere in Hackney in October
A new play by actor Zawe Ashton is set to premiere in Hackney at Stoke Newington Town Hall later this year. Titled for all the women who thought they were   Mad, Ashton says the play is ‘an... Read more
Amelie musical adaptation to run at The Other Palace this Christmas
The touring musical adaptation of Amelie, based on the popular 2001 film, is set to run at The Other Palace in London over Christmas. With music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel... Read more
Groan Ups
Mischief Theatre announces full casting for Groan Ups West End premiere
Casting has been announced for the first production in Mischief Theatre’s upcoming year-long West End residency at the Vaudeville Theatre, Groan Ups. The new comedy is all about, as the title might... Read more
New version of Sister Act to star Brenda Edwards as reworked Deloris in London
A brand new production of Sister Act is set to open in the UK next year, which will star Brenda Edwards in the rewritten role of Deloris, and a London run set to follow a UK tour. Opening in... Read more
Turbine Theatre
Paul Taylor-Mills to open new Turbine Theatre at Battersea Power Station redevelopment
Paul Taylor-Mills is set to open a new venue, the Turbine Theatre, as part of the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, which will have a focus on new work and reviving classics for a... Read more
Sondheim Theatre
Queen’s Theatre to be renamed the Sondheim Theatre when Les Miserables reopens
The Queen’s Theatre is set to be renamed the Sondheim Theatre when it reopens after planned renovations later this year. Currently home to Les Miserables until 13th July, the Queen’s Theatre is set... Read more
Tom Brooke and Reece Shearsmith among A Very Expensive Poison casting
Casting has been announced for Lucy Prebble’s new play A Very Expensive Poison, based on Luke Harding’s book about the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko, which opens at the Old Vic next month.... Read more
Writer dispute erupts over Idris Elba play Tree at the Young Vic
Two playwrights have claimed they were removed from the production of Tree, a stage show based on an album by actor Idris Elba set to run at the Young Vic after premiering in Manchester, after... Read more
Arcola Theatre
Arcola collaborates with the RSC for first time as autumn season announced
Seven productions have been announced as part of the latest season at the Arcola Theatre, featuring a play by Maxine Peake, as well as works by Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwrights.  All works... Read more
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