London Theatre News

The Mousetrap Postponed 23 October 2020
The Mousetrap's West End reopening to be postponed
The Mousetrap’s reopening at St. Martin’s Theatre has been postponed, it was announced today. The world’s longest-running show was due to recommence performances from 23 October 2020, however the... Read more
The Young Vic The New Tomorrow
Full cast announced for The New Tomorrow at the Young Vic
The Young Vic’s artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah has announced the cast for The New Tomorrow. The upcoming weekend of performances will mark the first live performances at the off-West End venue in... Read more
Olivier Awards 2020 25 October 2020
2020 Olivier Awards winners to be revealed in October
UPDATE: Audiences can tune into the Olivier Awards from 9.30pm on Official London Theatre's YouTube channel. Don Black will be awarded the Special Award for their contribution to the theatre. Ian... Read more
The Play That Goes Wrong reopen at Duchess Theatre
The Play That Goes Wrong to reopen at Duchess Theatre
After West End theatres being closed, it has been announced today that The Play That Goes Wrong will reopen in November. The comedy play will commence performances at the Duchess Theatre from 19... Read more
West End Musical Drive-In October 2020
Rachel Tucker and Sam Tutty to perform at new West End Musical Drive-In dates
UPDATE: Darren Day will join the cast for the live screening of Godspell on October 4. Following previous concerts at the West End Musical Drive-In, a new roster of musical theatre performers have... Read more
Rent Manchester Hope Mill Theatre
‘Rent’ casting announced for upcoming revival at Hope Mill Theatre
UPDATE: On 6 October, it was announced that Hope Mill Theatre will release tickets to watch Rent online. Online tickets will be available for weekend performances from 27 November - 20 December.... Read more
Stephen Fry and Sharon D. Clarke in world premiere
Stephen Fry and Sharon D. Clarke to star in world premiere
UPDATE: The full cast of What A Carve Up! stars Jonathan Bailey as Henry Winshaw, Samuel Barnett as Michael Owen, Robert Bathurst as Thomas Winshaw, Celia Imrie as Joan Simpson and Dervla Kirwan as... Read more
First Date Samantha Barks Simon Lipkin
Samantha Barks and Simon Lipkin to star in First Date
The full cast for the upcoming virtual production of First Date has been announced. Samantha Barks and Simon Lipkin will play two lovers in the rock musical, available to stream from 22 - 24 October... Read more
Little Wars Juliet Stevenson Sophie Thompson
Juliet Stevenson and Sophie Thompson to star in Little Wars
A digital revival of Steven Carl McCasland’s Little Wars will be filmed and available to download next month. Recorded in collaboration with the Union Theatre, the cast will include, audiences can... Read more
Live theatre can continue without a curfew
Live theatre unaffected by new coronavirus restrictions
As new restrictions were announced to curb the spread of coronavirus in the House of Commons today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that theatres will be able to stay open. All current or... Read more
The Show Must Go On Fame the Musical
The Shows Must Go On series to return with new productions
UPDATE: The Phantom of the Opera will be available to stream for 48 hours from October 9. Viewers will now be able to watch Alfie Boe on October 16 and The War of the Worlds on October 23. The online... Read more
Uncle Vanya UK Cinemas
Uncle Vanya to be screened in cinemas this Autumn
UPDATE: The trailer for Uncle Vanya was released on 6 October, which you can watch below. A filmed performance of Uncle Vanya will be available to watch in cinemas nationwide next month. Performed... Read more
The Theatre Cafe Channel Carrie Hope Fletcher
The Theatre Café to launch new web series
The Theatre Café and Adam Blanshay Productions will present a brand new series, it has been announced today. Named ‘The Theatre Channel’, the series will feature West End stars singing at The Theatre... Read more
Six the Musical Thespie
Original Six cast to reunite for weekend of concerts
Streaming service Thespie announced today that the original West End cast of Six will perform in a new concert together. The company will sing as part of The Reunion, the first concert that will be... Read more
Sunset Boulevard Alexandra Palace Theatre
Sunset Boulevard concerts to be staged at Alexandra Palace Theatre
UPDATE: Sunset Boulevard at Alexandra Palace Theatre has been postponed. A future show date for Sunset Boulevard is to be confirmed. A new concert production of Sunset Boulevard will entertain... Read more
National Theatre Olivier Theatre
National Theatre to stage in-the-round performances
UPDATE: On 5 October, it was announced that Giles Terera will no longer be appearing in Death of England: Delroy after emergency surgery. Michael Balogun will now play the role of Delroy. The Olivier... Read more
The Mousetrap Cast 23rd October 2020
New cast announced for West End reopening of ‘The Mousetrap’
UPDATE: Performances of The Mousetrap are now postponed. For more information, read here. Ahead of The Mousetrap reopening at St. Martin’s Theatre next month, two casts have been announced for the... Read more
Beauty and the Beast 2021
Beauty and the Beast to tour nationally from 2021
A new production of Beauty and the Beast will tour the country next year, it was announced last week by Disney Theatricals. The musical will open with a five-week engagement at Curve Leicester, ahead... Read more
Cinderella New Song Andrew Lloyd Webber Carrie Hope Fletcher
Andrew Lloyd Webber debuts new song from Cinderella, starring Carrie Hope Fletcher
Andrew Lloyd Webber has released one of the new songs which will be performed in the world premiere of Cinderella, which will open next year. Titled “Far Too Late”, Carrie Hope Fletcher sings the... Read more
Contact extension London
Extension announced for UK premiere of ‘C-o-n-t-a-c-t’
The UK premiere of C-o-n-t-a-c-t has been extended in the capital, with an additional six weeks of performances scheduled. The outdoor production will continue to entertain audiences through to... Read more
Nimax Theatres reopen
Nimax Theatres to open all six West End venues
All six West End theatres owned by Nimax will reopen from next month. The Apollo Theatre, the Duchess Theatre, the Garrick Theatre, the Lyric Theatre, the Palace Theatre and the Vaudeville Theatre... Read more
Royal Court Theatre reopening
The Royal Court Theatre to reopen with ‘Living Newspaper’
The Royal Court Theatre will reopen its doors to a series of socially-distanced live performances, it has been announced. Collectively named Living Newspaper: A Counter Narrative, the productions... Read more
Six the Musical Lyric Theatre
Six the Musical to reopen at Lyric Theatre for limited run
Six the Musical will be the first West End musical to welcome audiences once again, as the show transfers from the Arts Theatre to the Lyric Theatre later this year. The production will reopen on... Read more
David Tennant Good Harold Pinter Theatre
Good, starring David Tennant to open at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2021
David Tennant will star in the West End revival of C. P. Taylor’s Good, now set to open at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Originally scheduled to run at the Playhouse Theatre from next month, the... Read more
Roger Bart and Olly Dobson as Dr. Emmett Brown and Marty McFly in Back to the Future the Musical (Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes)
Back to the Future The Musical to open in the West End in May 2021
Set your DeLorean for May 2021, Back to the Future The Musical is coming to town. Producer Colin Ingram and the film trilogy's creators Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale announced that the new musical... Read more
Toby Jones and Richard Armitage
Filmed version of West End Uncle Vanya to be released in cinemas and on BBC
The recent West End revival of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, which closed due to the Covid-19 shutdown, has been filmed on stage of the Harold Pinter Theatre with a plan to release this version into cinemas... Read more
Rachel John and Rachel Tucker will star in Songs for a New World
Rachel John and Rachel Tucker to star in Songs for a New World at London Palladium
UPDATE: The ensemble cast for Songs for a New World at the London Palladium is completed by Haroun Al Jeddal, Tyler Davis, Sha Dessi, Charlotte Grayson, Daniel Harriot, Ben Joyce, Kaine Lawrence,... Read more
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
West End transfer of The Ocean at the End of the Lane moved to 2021
The Ocean at the End of the Lane will open in the West End a year later than scheduled. The new play was scheduled to open this fall but will now start performances at the Duke of York's Theatre on... Read more
Michael Sheen, David Threlfall, and Indira Varma
Michael Sheen, David Threlfall, Indira Varma to star in Faith Healer at The Old Vic
The Old Vic announced Faith Healer as the third play in its livestreamed In Camera series. Michael Sheen, David Threlfall, and Indira Varma will star in the Brian Friel play, which will be performed... Read more
Emma Thompson and Emilia Clarke
Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and more to star in virtual Private Lives
Lockdown Theatre, in association with The Royal Theatrical Fund, announced its next installment with Noël Coward's Private Lives, starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Emilia Clarke, Robert Lindsay, and Emma... Read more
The Last Five Years
Casting set for The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse
UPDATE: ​The Last Five Years has been filmed and will be released worldwide on the platform, The show will be available to watch globally at selected times from 26-29 November. The... Read more
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