London Theatre News

Come From Away extends
Extended booking period for Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre
After celebrating its first birthday in the West End earlier this month, Come From Away will play an extended booking period at the Phoenix Theatre. The musical will now welcome more islanders to ‘... Read more
The Pillowman
Steve Pemberton to star in Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman in the West End
Martin McDonagh’s play The Pillowman is set to be revived in the West End at the Duke of York’s this summer, with Steve Pemberton to star as Tupolski. The Pillowman follows the story of Katurian, a... Read more
Tina the Musical Casting
New cast for Tina the Musical’s third year at the Aldwych Theatre
Aisha Jawando will continue in the titular role in Tina the Musical at the Aldwych Theatre, as a new cast will join the production from 17th March. They’ll star in the West End musical as the show... Read more
Be More Chill extends
Be More Chill extends at The Other Palace to June 2020
Having opened at The Other Palace last week, Be More Chill will now play an extended booking period at the London venue. Be More Chill will now run at The Other Palace to June 2020, making it the... Read more
Anne-Marie Duff Almeida Theatre
Anne-Marie Duff to star in world premiere of The House of Shades at the Almeida
Anne-Marie Duff will return to the Almeida Theatre to star in the world premiere of Beth Steel’s The House of Shades. Blanche McIntyre will direct Steel’s family drama set in working-class Britain,... Read more
Kate Fleetwood to play Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmatians
Initial casting has been announced for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s upcoming production of 101 Dalmatians, a musical adaptation of Dodie Smith’s original story. Opening in May, the musical has a... Read more
Giles Terera to star in Sammy
Giles Terera to star in Sammy Davis Jr. musical Sammy at Lyric Hammersmith
Dates and a venue have been confirmed for the much-anticipated Sammy Davis Jr. musical Sammy, which will star Olivier Award-winning actor Giles Terera as the legendary entertainer. With a book, music... Read more
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird starring Rhys Ifans extends run in the West End
Tickets have been released for the West End transfer of Broadway hit To Kill a Mockingbird as the run in London has been extended by two months. Based on the modern classic novel by Harper Lee, Aaron... Read more
4000 Miles
Full casting to star alongside Timothée Chalamet in 4000 Miles at the Old Vic
The full cast for the upcoming production of Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play 4000 Miles at the Old Vic has been announced. They’ll star alongside the Academy Award-nominated Timothée... Read more
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane to transfer to Duke of York’s Theatre
After a limited engagement at the Dorfman Theatre, The Ocean at the End of the Lane will transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre. Announced as part of the National Theatre’s latest season, Joel... Read more
National Theatre 2020
New season at National Theatre announced, featuring Kristin Scott Thomas and Giles Terera
The National Theatre has announced the latest season of shows to be performed across the three theatres, with new plays by April de Angelis and Jack Thorne, as well as a West End transfer of The... Read more
Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel
Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel extend Waitress run at the Adelphi Theatre
Waitress composer and Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles and Olivier Award-winning actor Gavin Creel will appear in the West End production of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre for an extended... Read more
Bob Marley musical
Bob Marley musical Get Up, Stand Up! to premiere in West End in 2021
A new musical about the life of Bob Marley has confirmed a venue, dates and its star, with Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story set to play the West End in 2021. Get Up, Stand Up! will chronicle... Read more
Carrie Hope Fletcher in Cinderella
Carrie Hope Fletcher to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella
Carrie Hope Fletcher is set to take on the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical version of Cinderella, which will open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in August. Fletcher, who played the role... Read more
Sleepless in Seattle
Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh reunite for Sleepless the Musical
Having previously starred alongside each other in the West End in Big, Kimberly Walsh and Jay McGuiness are set to reunite as they star in the premiere of Sleepless the Musical from April. Starring... Read more
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Rufus Hound and Katy Brand join Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in the West End
New casting has been announced for the West End production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, with Rufus Hound and Katy Brand set to join the show next month. It’s a big year for the musical, as the... Read more
The Effect cast
Casting announced for Lucy Prebble's The Effect at the Boulevard Theatre
Casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Lucy Prebble’s The Effect, which is set to be directed by Anthony Nielson at the Boulevard Theatre next month. It is the first time the play - ... Read more
Daddy Almeida Theatre
Katie Brayben and Tanya Moodie to star in Daddy at the Almeida Theatre
The UK premiere of Jeremy O. Harris’ Daddy at the Almeida Theatre will include the Olivier Award-winning actress Katie Brayben, as the cast of nine has been announced, with performances starting next... Read more
2019 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards
Andrew Scott, Juliet Stevenson and Sharon D. Clarke win at 2019 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards
A Very Expensive Poison and Come From Away have taken the awards for best new play and best new musical respectively, as the winners for the 2019 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards were announced at the ... Read more
Jamie Parker cast in The Doctor
Jamie Parker joins Juliet Stevenson in The Doctor full West End cast
Jamie Parker is among the new cast members joining Juliet Stevenson in the West End at the Duke of York’s Theatre for the transfer of Robert Icke’s The Doctor form the Almeida Theatre. Parker will... Read more
David Tennant
David Tennant to return to West End in play Good at Playhouse Theatre
David Tennant is set to star in a new production of CP Taylor’s play Good at the Playhouse Theatre this autumn, which will launch Dominic Cooke and Kate Horton’s new production company. Taylor’s play... Read more
Magic Goes Wrong
New cast to join Mischief Theatre’s Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville Theatre
Following the news of Magic Goes Wrong’s extension at the Vaudeville Theatre, new casting for Mischief Theatre’s latest play has been announced. They’ll take over the roles from original Mischief... Read more
And Juliet
& Juliet announces singalong performance in London
Producers of Max Martin musical & Juliet have announced a singalong performance, where the cast will invite audience members to belt out some of the biggest pop hits of the last two decades... Read more
Mark Gatiss in A Christmas Carol
Mark Gatiss’ A Christmas Carol adaptation to play Alexandra Palace
Mark Gatiss has adapted Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will run at Alexandra Palace this December, following a world premiere at Nottingham Playhouse. Gatiss, known for being a member of The... Read more
The Seagull cast
Full cast to star alongside Emilia Clarke in The Seagull at the Playhouse Theatre
Ahead of next month’s opening of Anya Reiss’ adaptation of The Seagull at the Playhouse Theatre, the full cast for the production has been announced. They’ll star alongside Emilia Clarke as Nina, who... Read more
Clive Rowe will star in Sister Act
Clive Rowe joins Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act London cast
Actor Clive Rowe will join the cast of the Sister Act revival, which is set to star the film’s lead Whoopi Goldberg, when it runs in London this summer. Olivier Award winner Rowe will play Eddie... Read more
Behind-the-scenes Jaws drama The Shark is Broken to transfer to Ambassadors Theatre
As part of Sonia Friedman Productions season at the Ambassadors Theatre, The Shark is Broken will transfer to the West End this May. First performed at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, the play gives... Read more
Hamilton
Hamilton to be released in cinemas by Disney in the US
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton will be released in cinemas in the US and Canada by Disney next year, it has been announced. The film, which is directed by Thomas Kail, will feature the... Read more
Shoe Lady
Katherine Parkinson to star in Shoe Lady at the Royal Court
Katherine Parkinson is set to star in EV Crowe’s new play Shoe Lady at the Royal Court in March, in artistic director Vicky Featherstone’s production. Crowe has previously written The Sewing Group,... Read more
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