London Theatre News

Hampstead Theatre
Pulitzer Prize-winning plays and classics as part of Hampstead Theatre’s 60th anniversary season
Celebrating 60 years since the doors opened at the Hampstead Theatre, four classic plays will be revived at the off-West End venue from March 2020. The upcoming productions will celebrate world... Read more
Sister Act
Sister Act starring Whoopi Goldberg extends at Eventim Apollo by one week
Ahead of Sister Act’s return to London this summer, an extra week has been added to the limited engagement. Sister Act will now run at the Eventim Apollo from 21st July to 30th August, starring... Read more
Life of Pi
Hiran Abeysekera to lead Life of Pi cast at the Wyndham’s Theatre
The full casting for Life of Pi’s West End transfer has been announced, ahead of opening at the Wyndham’s Theatre this summer. Based on Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Lolita Chakrabati... Read more
Clybourne Park
Michael Fox and Imogen Stubbs to star in Clybourne Park revival
Initial casting for the revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park has been named, with performances at the Park Theatre from 25th March. The upcoming production will mark the play’s tenth... Read more
The Woman in Black
Terence Wilton and Max Hutchinson cast in The Woman in Black
New casting has been announced for the West End production of The Woman in Black, the horror which has been terrifying audiences at the Fortune Theatre for almost 30 years. The play, which is based... Read more
Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery to close in the West End in May
Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About A Bank Robbery has set its final performance date in the West End. The comedy, which was the sequel to the company’s original The Play That Goes Wrong, has been... Read more
Mean Girls
Mean Girls set sights on West End transfer in spring 2021
Mean Girls producers have announced they are ‘in final discussions’ for a West End transfer of the stage musical adaptation. With a book by Tina Fey and music and lyrics by Jeff Richmond and Neil... Read more
Matilda the Musical
Matthew Warchus to direct new Matilda film adaptation
Following his Olivier Award-winning directorial work for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre, Matthew Warchus will direct a new film adaptation of the Roald Dahl story. In the pre-production stage,... Read more
Paul Merton and Michael Ball in Hairspray
Paul Merton to star alongside Michael Ball in Hairspray at the London Coliseum
Paul Merton is set to join Michael Ball in the upcoming West End revival of Hairspray at the London Coliseum, making his London musical debut. Merton will play Wilbur Turnblad, a joke shop owner... Read more
Samuel Bailey’s Shook to transfer to Trafalgar Studios
After beating over 1,400 entrants to win the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize, Samuel Bailey’s Shook will receive its West End transfer. Shook will be performed at Trafalgar Studio Two for a four-... Read more
Baby Reindeer
Richard Gadd’s Baby Reindeer to get West End transfer from Bush Theatre
Baby Reindeer, the debut play by writer Richard Gadd, will transfer to the West End following its sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Bush Theatre. Directed by Jon Brittain, and... Read more
Shakespeare's Globe 2020 season
New Shakespeare's Globe season sees Alfred Enoch play Romeo
Michelle Terry has announced her latest season at Shakespeare’s Globe, which she says will be “fuelled by mythic love and the hope of radical and positive transformation”, and feature productions of... Read more
Donmar Warehouse
Michael Longhurst announces second Donmar Warehouse season
Artistic director Michael Longhurst has announced his second season at the helm of the Donmar Warehouse, which will feature a play by a Pulitzer Prize winner, a double bill in response to the climate... Read more
Magic Goes Wrong
Mischief Theatre’s Magic Goes Wrong extends West End run
Mischief Theatre has extended the West End run of its latest production Magic Goes Wrong, which opened at the Vaudeville Theatre earlier this month. Created in collaboration with legendary Las Vegas... Read more
Menier Chocolate Factory
Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus to be revived at Menier Chocolate Factory
Currently directing the world premiere of Leopoldstadt at the Wyndham’s Theatre, Patrick Marber will direct a revival of Habeas Corpus. The 1970s comedy will be revived at the Menier Chocolate... Read more
Paula Vogel's Indecent to receive London transfer at Menier Chocolate Factory
Following critically-acclaimed performances on Broadway in 2017, Indecent will receive a London transfer later this year. Written by Paula Vogel and directed by Rebecca Taichman, Indecent will be... Read more
Six the Musical
Six extends booking period at the Arts Theatre to January 2021
Celebrating its first birthday in the West End today, an extended booking period for Six at the Arts Theatre has been announced. The five-time Olivier Award-nominated musical will now run at the Arts... Read more
9 to 5 the Musical
Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley to return to 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre
Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley will rejoin the West End cast of 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre. They will reprise the roles of Violet Newstead and Franklin Hart Jr in the musical’s West End premiere,... Read more
Bill Ward
Full cast announced to star alongside Bill Ward in The Glee Club
Ahead of the national touring production of The Glee Club which will play a limited engagement at the Kiln Theatre, the full cast has been announced. They will perform alongside Bill Ward in the show... Read more
David Fynn to reprise role of Dewey Finn in School of Rock
Following the recent news that School of Rock will close at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, David Fynn will reprise his performance as Dewey Finn. He’ll star in the musical from 20th January for the show’... Read more
Waitress Desi Oakley
Desi Oakley to make West End debut as Jenna in Waitress
Following the recent indisposition of Lucie Jones, as well as Jenna alternates Olivia Moore and Sarah O’Connor, American actress Desi Oakley will make her West End debut in Waitress at the Adelphi... Read more
Thriller Live
Singalong performance of Thriller Live to be hosted at the Lyric Theatre
To celebrate Thriller Live’s 11th anniversary in the West End, a singalong performance of the Michael Jackson inspired production has been announced. A singalong performance of Thriller Live’ will... Read more
Love Love Love at the Lyric Hammersmith
Rachael Stirling and Nicholas Burns to star in Love, Love, Love revival
The cast for the first London revival of Love, Love, Love at the Lyric Hammersmith has been named, ahead of performances from March 2020. The revival of Mike Bartlett’s 2012 play will run for a... Read more
Come From Away
New casting for Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre
Soon to enter its second year in the West End, new casting has been announced for Come From Away. The new cast will begin performances at the Phoenix Theatre from 10th February, with a current... Read more
Ian Hughes to step into Thénardier role in Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre
Third time’s the charm for Les Miserables, as Ian Hughes will step in for a limited engagement to play Thénardier at the Sondheim Theatre. Hughes takes over the role from Matt Lucas, who was... Read more
Hello, Dolly!
Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell to star in Hello, Dolly! at the Adelphi Theatre
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Hello, Dolly! at the Adelphi Theatre later this year. Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell will star alongside Imelda Staunton in the musical,... Read more
Cinderella Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella to receive West End premiere at the Gillian Lynne
A new production of Cinderella will receive its West End premiere later this year. The musical will feature music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and will begin performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from... Read more
School of Rock
School of Rock set to close at the Gillian Lynne Theatre
The Olivier Award-winning musical School of Rock will close at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 1st March 2020. The musical has been performed in the West End over 1,400 times, and will close in order to... Read more
Victoria Yeates to star in world premiere of The Dog Walker
The upcoming world premiere of The Dog Walker at Jermyn Street Theatre will star Victoria Yeates and Andrew Dennis. The latest play by Paul Minx, The Dog Walker will begin its four-week limited... Read more
La Cage Aux Folles
Michael Matus and Paul Hunter to star in Simon Callow’s La Cage Aux Folles translation
The full casting for the world premiere of La Cage Aux Folles (The Play) has been named, ahead of next month’s opening at the Park Theatre. Based on Jean Poiret’s work of the same name, the upcoming... Read more
& Juliet
& Juliet extends booking period at the Shaftesbury Theatre to October 2020
After & Juliet’s West End premiere in November of last year, the musical will run for an extended booking period at the Shaftesbury Theatre to October 2020. Featuring a soundtrack of contemporary... Read more
Soho Theatre
Omid Djalili to perform in early 2020 season at the Soho Theatre
The Soho Theatre has announced the complete list of shows that will be staged as part of the theatre’s early 2020 season. The season includes Omid Djalili returning to a one-man comedy and Alexis... Read more
The Wedding Singer
Full cast to join Kevin Clifton in The Wedding Singer announced
With performances of The Wedding Singer beginning later this month at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, the show’s full cast has been announced. They will join Strictly Come Dancing professional... Read more
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Full casting announced for West End premiere of Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre
Ahead of the West End premiere of Pretty Woman: The Musical next month at the Piccadilly Theatre, the show’s full cast has been named. They will join the previously announced Aimie Atkinson as Vivian... Read more
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