London Theatre News

Menier Chocolate Factory
Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend to be revived at Menier Chocolate Factory this Christmas
Sandy Wilson’s musical The Boy Friend is set to be revived at the Menier Chocolate Factory over the Christmas period. Following recent musical successes with the West End transfer of Fiddler on the... Read more
Ian McKellen
Gala performance of Ian McKellen’s one-man West End show announced
An exclusive gala performance of Ian McKellen’s one-man show has been announced, with tickets now available through LondonTheatre.co.uk. The event will take place on 3rd October at the Harold Pinter... Read more
Russell Brand
Russell Brand to curate evening about mental health and addiction with Lena Dunham and Matthew Perry
Russell Brand is to curate an evening of one-off solo performances in response to the changing attitudes around addiction, and mental health. Held at the Old Vic on 29th September, Cracked will... Read more
Tamlyn Henderson to take over as Earl in Waitress the Musical
Actor Tamlyn Henderson is set to take over the role of Earl in the West End musical Waitress from 9th September, it has been announced. Original West End cast member Peter Hannah will play his final... Read more
The Shining
Simon Stephens and Ivo van Hove working on The Shining stage adaptation
Simon Stephens and Ivo van Hove are reportedly working on a stage adaptation of the Stanley Kubrick film The Shining, with plans for a West End run. According to Forbes, Curious Incident playwright... Read more
Vassa
Samantha Bond to lead full cast of Vassa at Almeida Theatre
Samantha Bond will lead the cast of Mike Bartlett’s upcoming adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s play Vassa Zheleznova at the Almeida Theatre. Directed by Tinuke Craig, whose production of The Color Purple... Read more
The Impossible Man
Harry Houdini musical The Impossible Man in development
Legendary showman Harry Houdini is the subject of a new musical titled The Impossible Man, which is in development following a series of readings in London, it has been announced. Producer Kary Sydow... Read more
The Watsons
Casting announced for The Watsons at Menier Chocolate Factory
Full casting has been announced for the upcoming London premiere of Laura Wade’s The Watsons, the playwright's interpretation of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel. The play is set to run at the Menier... Read more
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby to transfer to new multi-space immersive venue in London
The immersive production of  The Great Gatsby is set to transfer to a brand new immersive theatre space in Mayfair. Launched by Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook, the producers behind the upcoming... Read more
Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.
Toby Jones to star in Caryl Churchill’s Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. At Royal Court
Casting has been announced for Caryl Churchill’s upcoming quadruple bill of plays opening at the Royal Court next month.  Directed by James Macdonald, the plays are titled Glass, Kill, Bluebeard’s... Read more
Joe Sugg
Joe Sugg to make stage acting debut as Ogie in Waitress in the West End
YouTuber and Strictly Come Dancing runner-up Joe Sugg is set to make his acting debut in the West End production of Waitress next month. Sugg, who has over 8 million subscribers on the online video... Read more
Quiz
James Graham’s Quiz to be adapted for three-part ITV series
James Graham’s play Quiz, which delves into the infamous Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? cheating scandal, is set to be adapted into a three-part television series for ITV and American channel AMC.... Read more
Valued Friends
Natalie Casey to star in Valued Friends at Rose Theatre Kingston
Natalie Casey is set to star in Rose Theatre Kingston’s upcoming revival of Stephen Jeffreys’ play Valued Friends opening next month. Directed by Michael Fentiman, the play is set in 1980s London... Read more
What's In a Name
Full cast announced for What’s In a Name UK tour
The full cast joining Joe Thomas, Summer Strallen and Alex Gaumond in a UK tour of What’s In a Name later this year has been announced. The play, written by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La... Read more
Patricia Hodge
Patricia Hodge joins the cast of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Olivier Award winner Patricia Hodge is set to join the cast of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which is to be revived by Simon Evans at Trafalgar Studios next month. Hodge, who won an Olivier for her... Read more
Falsettos
Matt Cardle withdraws from Falsettos as Joel Montague takes over
Matt Cardle has withdrawn from the cast of Falsettos the Musical, which is set to being previews at The Other Palace in London on 30th August, due to unforeseen scheduling complications. Cardle, who... Read more
Waitress
Andrew Boyer to join the cast of Waitress the Musical in the West End
Andrew Boyer is set to join the West End cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, as original cast member Shaun Prendergast leaves the show. Boyer, who will play Old Joe – the owner of the diner... Read more
The Son
Full casting announced for Florian Zeller’s The Son in the West End
The full cast has been announced for the upcoming West End transfer of Florian Zeller’s play The Son, which opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 2nd September. Transferring from the Kiln Theatre... Read more
Six the Musical
New Queens announced for Six the Musical in London
Three new alternate queens have been announced for the West End production of Six the Musical. Cherelle Jay, Zara MacIntosh and Hana Stewart are currently in rehearsals for the production, replacing... Read more
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