London Theatre News

Sleepless, A Musical Romance
Sleepless, A Musical Romance will begin performances this autumn at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
Sleepless, A Musical Romance, based on Nora Ephron’s screenplay Sleepless in Seattle, will begin performances on 25 August with an official opening date on 1 September at Troubadour Wembley Park... Read more
Hairspray
Hairspray rescheduled from April 2021 at the London Coliseum
The highly-anticipated production of Hairspray starring Michael Ball in a return to his Olivier-winning role as Edna Turnblad has announced that it will now play at the London Coliseum from April... Read more
The Prince of Egypt will return to the West End in open-ended run
Taking the West End by storm earlier this year, The Prince of Egypt musical, based on the hit 1998 DreamWorks film, has announced that it will return to its home at the Dominion Theatre in London's... Read more
Gwendoline Christie in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Bridge Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to stream this week
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nicholas Hytner’s production from The Bridge Theatre, will be the next title to be released as part of NT Live’s continuing series of streams, National Theatre at Home. It... Read more
The London Palladium has almost 2,300 seats
Andrew Lloyd Webber announces London Palladium to be used for Covid-19 safety trials
Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced that the historic London Palladium will be the site of a series of trials in July, testing safety measures designed to demonstrate theatre’s ability to reopen... Read more
The Sound of Music Live starring Carrie Underwood will stream on 26 June
Get ready for the hills to come alive! The 2013 broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! will stream for 48 hours only beginning 26 June at 8PM BST on The Shows Must Go On! YouTube channel. Carrie... Read more
Wicked perform at West End LIVE in 2019
Programme announced for Virtual West End LIVE on 20-21 June
West End LIVE, London’s annual two-day celebration of the best of West End theatre, has announced the programme for its virtual 2020 festivities. The event, which usually takes place in Trafalgar... Read more
Peter Pan Live! starring Christopher Walken will stream online this Friday
The 2014 live filming of Peter Pan Live! will be available to stream for free for 48 hours only from 7PM on Friday 19th June. It is the latest full-length musical to be made available as part of The... Read more
Turn Up Logo
Club 11 announces online benefit concert led by Black British artists
In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Club 11 has announced that its next online concert series, TURN UP, will feature a star-studded line up of Black performers from the West End and... Read more
Hamilton West End
Hamilton, Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, and Phantom of the Opera will reopen in 2021
Cameron Mackintosh, his producing partners, and Delfont Mackintosh Theatres will delay the reopening of Hamilton, Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, and The Phantom of the Opera in the West End until 2021... Read more
Daniel Bailey
Bush Theatre releases The Protest: Black Lives Matter
Bush Theatre asked its community of Black artists to respond to the murder of Black people at the hands of the police in the United States, and six theatremakers created responses, which the company... Read more
RSC Hamlet
RSC's Hamlet starring Paapa Essiedu to air on BBC Four on 21 June
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2016 production of Hamlet will air on BBC Four at 9PM on 21 June as part of BBC’s Culture in Quarantine series.  The production, directed by Simon Godwin and starring... Read more
Gwendoline Christie in A Midsummer Night's Dream
The National Theatre announces five additional titles as part of National Theatre at Home
The National Theatre announced that it will release another five productions available for streaming as part of the National Theatre at Home initiative. The productions are A Midsummer Night’s Dream... Read more
The Madness of George III Streaming
The Madness of George III at Nottingham Playhouse to be streamed globally
Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III starring Mark Gatiss will be available to watch online from this evening, as part of the National Theatre at Home initiative. Performed at Nottingham... Read more
RSC Macbeth
RSC's Macbeth starring Christopher Eccleston to air on BBC Four this weekend
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2018 production of Macbeth will air on BBC Four at 9:30PM on 14 June as part of BBC’s Culture in Quarantine series. The Royal Shakespeare Company is encouraging... Read more
From Here To Eternity
From Here to Eternity cast and creatives to reunite this month
The West End cast of From Here to Eternity will reunite for a charity event, taking place later this month. Members of the cast and creative team will discuss the musical for one night only on 22nd... Read more
The Wiz Charity Stream NAACP
Online stream of The Wiz starring Queen Latifah to raise money for NAACP
On Friday 12th June, The Wiz Live will be available to stream online as part of The Show Must Go On series. Viewers will also have the opportunity to donate to the National Association for the... Read more
The Pillowman postponed to 2021
The Pillowman starring Steve Pemberton postponed to next year
This summer’s upcoming revival of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman at the Duke of York’s Theatre has now been postponed. The production will now open in the West End next year, starring Steve... Read more
Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston stream
Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston available to stream tonight
The Donmar Warehouse’s 2013 production of Coriolanus is the latest production to be streamed in the National Theatre at Home series. It will be the second non-National Theatre play to be available as... Read more
West End theatre cancellations 2nd August
West End theatre cancellations extended to 2nd August
The Society of London Theatre has announced today that all shows are cancelled until 2nd August 2020. This extends the closure of all shows, previously suspended until 28th June. In a statement from... Read more
The Great Gatsby West End October 2020
The Great Gatsby to reopen in October as 1920s masquerade ball
Performances of The Great Gatsby are set to reopen from 1st October, as the show’s producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook have reset the production in line with government social distancing... Read more
British theatre bodies appeal
British theatre bodies appeal for future of stage sector
The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre have submitted a paper to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), outlining desired proposals for the future of British... Read more
Peter Pan Live June 3rd Stream
Peter Pan Live starring Christopher Walken to be streamed online
Peter Pan Live will no longer be streamed this weekend. In a YouTube video, they have said: "We will no longer be going ahead with this weekend's show. We stand with our Black employees, colleagues,... Read more
Romeo and Juliet RSC BBC Four
RSC’s Romeo and Juliet to be aired on BBC Four this weekend
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2018 production of Romeo and Juliet will be aired on BBC Four this weekend. The Shakespeare play is available to watch from 7th June as part of BBC’s Culture in... Read more
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