London Theatre News

Extended booking period and open auditions announced for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will play at the Apollo Theatre for an extended booking period to August 2020, it has been announced. After a world premiere at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield and a... Read more
Janie Dee
Janie Dee & more to star in The Boy Friend at Menier Chocolate Factory
Initial casting has been reported for the upcoming revival of Sandy Wilson’s musical The Boy Friend, which, as previously announced, will be staged at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 22nd November... Read more
The Green Fairy
Julie Atherton to star in British premiere of The Green Fairy
The full cast for the UK premiere of The Green Fairy at the Union Theatre has been announced, opening at the off-West End venue next month. Written by Jack Sain and Stephen Libby, The Green Fairy... Read more
Full casting announced for The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at the Bridge Theatre
The full cast for the London transfer of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at the Bridge Theatre has been announced, opening in November. Laura Elphinstone will star as The White Witch and Mrs... Read more
Kunene and the King
Antony Sher to star in West End transfer of Kunene and the King
Following a world premiere at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon earlier this year, Kunene and the King will receive its West End premiere at the Ambassadors Theatre in January 2020. Written by... Read more
Upstart Crow
David Mitchell to play William Shakespeare in stage adaptation of Upstart Crow
It has been announced that David Mitchell will star in a stage adaptation of BBC sitcom Upstart Crow at the Gielgud Theatre, opening next year. Set in Shakespearean England, audiences join William... Read more
Uncle Vanya
Toby Jones and Richard Armitage to star in Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Following the previous news that Toby Jones and Richard Armitage will star in a revival of Uncle Vanya, details have been confirmed of the upcoming production of Uncle Vanya to be staged at the... Read more
High Fidelity
Casting announced for High Fidelity at the Turbine Theatre
Casting has been announced for the first musical to be staged at the new theatre in Battersea the Turbine Theatre, High Fidelity based on the novel by Nick Hornby. The musical, based on Hornby’s 1995... Read more
A Taste of Honey
National Theatre’s A Taste of Honey to transfer to Trafalgar Studios
Shelagh Delaney’s play A Taste of Honey is set for a West End run as the National Theatre’s production directed by Bijan Sheibani will embark on a UK tour including an engagement at Trafalgar Studios... Read more
Soho Cinders
Revival of Soho Cinders to open at Charing Cross Theatre
It has been announced that a revival of Soho Cinders will be staged at Charing Cross Theatre from next month. In a contemporary adaptation of Cinderella, Soho Cinders follows Robbie, a student who... Read more
Waitress the Musical
Extended booking period for Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre to March 2020
It has been announced that Waitress will play for an extended booking period at the Adelphi Theatre, with performances now scheduled through to 28th March 2020. Following Jenna Hunterson as she... Read more
Ghost Stories
Casting announced for Ghost Stories West End transfer
Full casting has been announced for the return of Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s horror play Ghost Stories to the West End following its recent revival at the Lyric Hammersmith. Reprising their roles... Read more
The Doctor
Robert Icke’s The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson to transfer to West End
Robert Icke’s production of The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson is set to transfer to the West End next year following its sell-out premiere run at the Almeida Theatre. Based on Arthur Schnitzler’s... Read more
 Heartbeat of Home
Video: Backstage with Heartbeat of Home
Tapping its way into the West End, Heartbeat of Home - the spectacular dance show from the creators of Riverdance - has found a home at the Piccadilly Theatre where it has been delighting audiences... Read more
Blithe Spirit
Jennifer Saunders to star in Blithe Spirit revival in the West End
Jennifer Saunders is set to star in a revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit in the West End next spring, it has been announced. Directed by Richard Eyre, Saunders will play clairvoyant Madame Arcati... Read more
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to return to London Palladium in 2020
The London Palladium production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to return to the venue next summer after a riotously successful run at the theatre this year. Andrew Lloyd... Read more
Black British Theatre Award Nominations
Shortlist for first Black British Theatre Awards 2019 announced
The shortlist for the inaugural Black British Theatre Awards have been announced, with the lies of Sharon D Clarke, Debbie Tucker Green, Arinze Kene, Rakie Ayola, Lenny Henry, Layton Williams and... Read more
White Christmas
Full casting announced for White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre
Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre, opening in November 2019. Olivier Award-nominated actor Michael Brandon joins the cast as General... Read more
Cyrano de Bergerac
Tickets for James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac now on sale
Tickets for the Jamie Lloyd Company production of Cyrano de Bergerac starring James McAvoy at the Playhouse Theatre are now on sale. Originally written by Edmond Rostand and adapted by Martin Crimp... Read more
High Fidelity
Musical High Fidelity to receive UK premiere at Turbine Theatre
A musical based on the Nick Hornby novel High Fidelity is to get its UK premiere as the first musical to run at the new Turbine Theatre in Battersea. Written by David, Lindsey-Abaire with music by... Read more
Les Miserables
Jon Robyns, Bradley Jaden and Carrie Hope Fletcher to star in Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre
Casting has been announced for the return of Les Miserables to its West End home, the Sondheim Theatre (formerly known as the Queen’s Theatre), following renovations and a temporary concert... Read more
National Theatre
Emma Rice to adapt Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights at the National Theatre
Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is set to be adapted and directed by Emma Rice at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton next autumn, it has been announced. Rice, who launched her new company Wise... Read more
Dear Evan Hansen cast
Newcomer Sam Tutty to lead full cast of Dear Evan Hansen in London
Newcomer Sam Tutty has been cast in the lead titular role of Dear Evan Hansen as the Broadway production prepares for its West End premiere next month, as full casting is announced. Tutty, a recent... Read more
Thriller Live
Thriller Live to close at the Lyric Theatre after 11 years
The West End production of Thriller Live is set to close at the Lyric Theatre after 11 years of performances in London. The show, which celebrates the life and music of pop legend Michael Jackson,... Read more
Alan Davies
Alan Davies to star in debut play by David Baddiel at Soho Theatre
Full casting for David Baddiel’s first original stage play has been announced, ahead of a world premiere at the Soho Theatre next month. Titled God’s Dice, the play will follow Edie, a university... Read more
The Duchess of Malfi
Lydia Wilson to star in The Duchess of Malfi at the Almeida Theatre
Rebecca Frecknall is set to direct a new production of John Webster’s play The Duchess of Malfi, which will star Lydia Wilson at the Almeida Theatre in December. Webster’s revenge tragedy was first... Read more
Jeremy Herrin
Jeremy Herrin to step down as Headlong artistic director
Jerry Herrin has announced that he will be stepping down as artistic director of Headlong theatre company in 2020 after 7 years in the position. Herrin, whose productions in his time with Headlong... Read more
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2020 season includes new 101 Dalmatians musical
Timothy Sheader has announced next year’s season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre which will include a musical adaptation of 101 Dalmatians. The musical, based on Dodie Smith’s iconic story, is the... Read more
Rylan Clark-Neal and Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne, Dani and Danny Dyer to star in Nativity the Musical in London
Sharon Osbourne is the latest celebrity to star in the annual production of Nativity the Musical at the Eventim Apollo, alongside Dani and Danny Dyer, Rylan Clark-Neal and Simon Lipkin.   Osbourne... Read more
Joe Egg playwright Peter Nichols dies aged 92
Playwright Peter Nichols, known for writing comedy plays such as A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, has passed away aged 92. In a statement issued by his agent, it was announced that Nichols passed away... Read more
Ghost Quartet
Full casting announced for Ghost Quartet at the Boulevard Theatre
The full casting for Ghost Quartet to be staged at the Boulevard Theatre has been announced, marking the inaugural production to be staged at the new West End location. Ghost Quartet tells the story... Read more
Waitress
Joe Sugg to make West End debut in Waitress tonight
YouTuber and 2018 Strictly Come Dancing contestant Joe Sugg will join the West End company of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre tonight, making his West End debut. Best known for creating YouTube video... Read more
Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman: The Musical to open at the Piccadilly Theatre in February 2020
Following the previous announcement that Pretty Woman: The Musical will receive its West End premiere next year, it has been confirmed that the production will open at the Piccadilly Theatre in... Read more
Matilda the Musical
New cast announced for Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre
A new cast change has been announced for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre. Direct from the show’s UK and Ireland tour, Elliot Harper returns to the West End production of Matilda as Miss Trunchbull,... Read more
The Prince of Egypt
Full casting announced for The Prince of Egypt world premiere in the West End
As The Prince of Egypt prepares to begin its rein in the West End at the Dominion Theatre, full casting and set designs have been released. As previously announced, Luke Brady, Liam Tamne, Christine... Read more
Tina the Musical
Tina the Musical to extend booking period in the West End to June 2020
An extended booking period for Tina the Musical at the Aldwych Theatre has been announced, with performances now scheduled to 27th June 2020. Receiving its world premiere in the West End in 2018, the... Read more
The Niceties
Janie Dee to star in European premiere of The Niceties at Finborough Theatre
Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of The Niceties at the Finborough Theatre, which will receive its European premiere next month. Written by Eleanor Burgess, the play follows an... Read more
Noises Off
Full casting announced for Noises Off at the Garrick Theatre
Ahead of the West End transfer of Noises Off at the Garrick Theatre, full casting has been announced for the production which will begin previews later this month. Inspired by the stage directions in... Read more
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Full casting announced for [BLANK] by Alice Birch at the Donmar Warehouse
Full casting has been named for the upcoming production of [BLANK] by Alice Birch, which will receive its world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in October. Created from 100 unnamed scenes, [BLANK]... Read more
Translations cast
Casting announced for return of Translations to the National Theatre
Casting has been announced for the upcoming return of Brian Friel’s play Translations to the National Theatre, following its sell-out run in the Olivier last year. Dermot Crowley, Ciarán Hinds,... Read more
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