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Theatre Support Fund+ hits new charity milestone and reschedules concerts
As the first anniversary since the closure of London theatres approaches, a new charity milestone from the Theatre Support Fund+ has been posted. So far, the initiative has raised over £800,000 for... Read more
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Jenna Russell, Shoshana Bean and Jessica Vosk to star in Cadogan Hall season
Three of the West End and Broadway’s leading ladies will sing at Cadogan Hall in the coming months. Jenna Russell and Shoshana Bean will perform at Cadogan Hall in the latter months of 2021, with... Read more
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Rachel Tucker to star in ‘John and Jen’ at Southwark Playhouse
A reworked production of John and Jen will receive its world premiere in London this summer. John and Jen is at Southwark Playhouse from 28 July - 21 August, starring Rachel Tucker. John and Jen... Read more
Photo credit: Carrie Hope Fletcher, Rebecca Trehearn and Laura Baldwin (Photos by Darren Bell, Mug Photography and Mark Wilshire) 
Full casting announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cinderella’ at Gillian Lynne Theatre
The complete casting for the world premiere of Cinderella in the West End has been named today. Cinderella will begin performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 25 June, with Cinderella tickets... Read more
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Almeida Theatre to present ‘Six Artists in Search of a Play’ series
The Almeida Theatre will reopen for in-person performances next month with a collection of international plays, exploring the impact of theatre traditions worldwide. Collectively titled Six Artists... Read more
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Greenwich Theatre to reopen with trio of Caryl Churchill plays
The Greenwich Theatre will be welcoming audiences through its doors once more this summer with a trio of Caryl Churchill plays. Collectively titled Bad Nights and Odd Days, performances will run at... Read more
Photo credit: Karl Queensborough in Hamilton in London (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ to reopen at Victoria Palace Theatre in August
The West End production of Hamilton will reopen from 19 August at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda said of the musical’s reopening: “For over a year the lights on the... Read more
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‘Mary Poppins’ to reopen at Prince Edward Theatre from August
West End audiences will be greeted back to Cherry Tree Lane this summer, as Mary Poppins reopens its doors. Mary Poppins performances resume at the Prince Edward Theatre from 7 August. Speaking about... Read more
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New season announced at Theatre Royal Stratford East
After a prolonged closure, Theatre Royal Stratford East will reopen its doors from June 2021. The season includes a Conor McPherson revival, new works and one-off performances from members of the... Read more
Photo credit: Rhys Whitfield, Lucy St Louis and Killian Donnelly. (Photo by Tim Bret-Day)
‘The Phantom of the Opera’ announces full casting ahead of summer reopening at Her Majesty’s Theatre
The full casting for the return of The Phantom of the Opera in London has been named, ahead of performances this summer. The Phantom of the Opera will now reopen at Her Majesty’s Theatre from 27 July... Read more
Photo credit: Chris Steward, Shanay Holmes, Katy Lipson, Ameena Hamid, Adam Lenson, Tom Duern, Kirk Jameson, Jack Maple, Chris Marcus, Damien Stanton, Piers Cottee-Jones, Jamie Chapman Dixon, John-Webb Carter, Shaun McCourt, Robin Rayner, Hugh Summers, Greg Barnett, Krystal Lee, Sarah Evans + Nica Burns. (Photo by David Levene)
‘Rising Stars Festival’ to celebrate new West End theatre producers
The Rising Stars Festival will champion the works of up and coming West End producers this summer, as their shows are staged in London. Throughout the summer, 17 productions will be performed that... Read more
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‘The Comeback’ by The Pin to return to Noël Coward Theatre
The Comeback lives up to its name, as it returns to the West End this summer. Performances will resume at the Noël Coward Theatre from 7 - 25 July, where it originally premiered in December 2020. The... Read more
Photo credit: Emerald Fennell at the 2021 Academy Awards (Photo by Chris Pizzelo-Pool for Getty)
Emerald Fennell wins Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for ‘Promising Young Woman’
Emerald Fennell has won her first Academy Award, taking home the award for best original screenplay for her film Promising Young Woman. In winning the award, Fennell becomes the first British woman... Read more
Photo credit: Alistair Brammer and Laura Pick in Wicked (Photo by Matt Crockett)
‘Wicked’ celebrates 15th anniversary in the West End as it reopens at Apollo Victoria Theatre
West End audiences will be welcomed back to the Land of Oz later this year, as Wicked will reopen in London. Wicked performances will resume at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from 15 September, with... Read more
Photo credit: Cast photo (Photo by Hugo Glendinning) and the cast of The Showstoppers at The Other Palace (Photo by Alex Harvey-Brown)
‘Showstoppers: The Improvised Musical’ to play West End residency at Garrick Theatre
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical will return to the West End, with a new home at the Garrick Theatre. The company will present a limited run on selected dates from 7 June - 11 October, with ... Read more
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Paul Whitehouse to return to ‘Only Fools and Horses: The Musical’ at Theatre Royal Haymarket
Only Fools and Horses: The Musical will reopen in the West End, forming part of the television show’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Only Fools and Horses: The Musical performances resume at the... Read more
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‘The Woman in Black’ to reopen at Fortune Theatre in September
The Woman in Black will see audiences return to Eel Marsh House, as performances resume in the West End later this year. The Woman in Black reopens at the Fortune Theatre from 7 September, continuing... Read more
Photo credit: Previous cast of Leopoldstadt (Photo by Marc Brenner)
Tom Stoppard's ‘Leopoldstadt’ to return to Wyndham’s Theatre
Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt will return to the West End later this year. Leopoldstadt performances will resume at the Wyndham’s Theatre for 12 weeks from 7 August - 30 October, with Leopoldstadt ... Read more
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‘The Money’ to run for eight weeks at London County Hall
Kaleider’s The Money will open for another London season this summer, inviting theatregoers to consider how they’d spend a pot of money. The Money will take place at London County Hall from 26 May -... Read more
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Andrew Lloyd Webber to release new ‘Symphonic Suites’ album
Ahead of West End musicals reopening from next month, a new Andrew Lloyd Webber album will showcase the best of his musical catalogue. Titled Andrew Lloyd Webber: Symphonic Suites, an 81-piece... Read more
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‘The Theatre Channel’ returns for second digital series
After five musical episodes in 2020 celebrating the best of West End theatre, The Theatre Channel returns with a new series. Episode 6, titled Showstoppers will be available to watch from 30 April,... Read more
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‘Les Miserables’ concert to return in May ahead of full production opening in September
Details for the return of Les Miserables in London have been announced, including the concert and full musical production. Les Miserables: The Staged Concert will return to the Sondheim Theatre from... Read more
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Award-winning magicians to bring ‘Wonderment’ to Palace Theatre this summer
A brand new magic show Wonderment will open at the Palace Theatre this summer, set to astonish audiences with its death-defying stunts. Wonderment is at the Palace Theatre from 16 July - 30 August.... Read more
Photo credit: Previous cast of What The Ladybird Heard (Photo by Robert Day)
‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson to play at Palace Theatre this summer
A stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s What the Ladybird Heard will run in the West End this summer. What the Ladybird Heard is at the Palace Theatre from 15 July - 29 August. First published in... Read more
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David Mamet’s ‘Oleanna’ to transfer from Theatre Royal Bath to Arts Theatre
After reopening Theatre Royal Bath as part of their welcome back season, Oleanna will be the first production to open at the Arts Theatre in over a year. The David Mamet play Oleanna will run at the... Read more
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Arcola Theatre and Barn Theatre to co-produce world premiere of ‘A Russian Doll’
The Arcola Theatre in London and regional venue The Barn Theatre will co-produce Cat Goscovitch’s A Russian Doll. The production will receive its world premiere at the Barn Theatre from 18 May - 13... Read more
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Amanda Wilkin’s ‘Shedding A Skin’ to be staged at Soho Theatre
Over the last year, Soho Theatre has broadcast comedy and cabaret streams, but the venue will relaunch its live theatre programming this summer. Amanda Wilkin’s play Shedding A Skin will be presented... Read more
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‘My Son’s A Queer But What You Can Do’ to run at Turbine Theatre this summer
With the Turbine Theatre opening next month, details on future productions have been confirmed. Rob Madge will present their solo show My Son’s A Queer But What Can You Do at the Battersea venue,... Read more
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New season announced at Bridge Theatre, starring Simon Russell Beale
After a series of socially-distanced performances towards the end of 2020, the Bridge Theatre will reopen its doors for a new season of work. Shows announced include Simon Russell Beale in Bach and... Read more
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'TM' to be presented by Ontroerend Goed at Almeida Theatre
Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed will present their newest production TM in conjunction with the Almeida Theatre this month. The one-to-one experience will see audiences consider the power of... Read more
Photo credit: Phoebe Eclair-Powell and Benedict Lombe (Photos by Helen Murray and Yvette Dzumaga)
New season of work announced at Bush Theatre this summer
The Bush Theatre will reopen its doors next month with a new season of work. Two new productions have been confirmed to run at the west London venue, with options to watch shows either in person or... Read more
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RuPaul’s Drag Race star Alyssa Edwards to make West End debut
RuPaul’s Drag Race queen Alyssa Edwards will make her West End debut later this year with a brand new stage show. Titled Alyssa, Memoirs of a Queen!, she’ll perform at the Vaudeville Theatre from 7... Read more
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Emma Corrin to star in ‘Anna X’ at Harold Pinter Theatre
The Harold Pinter Theatre will open with a collection of new plays from Sonia Friedman Productions. As part of the RE:EMERGE season, Joseph Charlton’s Anna X will make its West End premiere from 10... Read more
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‘J’Ouvert’ to open at Harold Pinter Theatre
The Harold Pinter Theatre will open with a collection of new plays from Sonia Friedman Productions. As part of the RE:EMERGE season, Yasmin Joseph’s J’Ouvert will make its West End premiere from 16... Read more
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Gemma Arterton to star in ‘Walden’ at Harold Pinter Theatre
The Harold Pinter Theatre will open with a collection of new plays from Sonia Friedman Productions. As part of the RE:EMERGE season, Amy Berryman’s debut play Walden makes its West End debut,... Read more
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‘Frozen’ opens at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in August, official pictures released today
Frozen will open at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London from 27 August, the first musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane since refurbishment began in 2019. As well as Frozen beginning performances... Read more
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Iris Theatre 2021 summer festival of work confirmed at Actor’s Church
This year’s full programme of work as part of the Iris Theatre’s summer festival has been confirmed. A world premiere production will headline the festival in August, preceded by five new works,... Read more
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Matt Forde’s ‘Political Party’ transfers for West End run at Garrick Theatre
Matt Forde will lead conversations with some of the country’s most influential politicians in the West End. Political Party will take place at the Garrick Theatre for three nights, on selected dates... Read more
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Jermyn Street Theatre opens its doors with three-month festival
After a year of closed doors, Jermyn Street Theatre will reopen for its audiences next month with a summer festival. This year’s Footprint Festival will feature over 40 productions, taking place from... Read more
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‘Come From Away’ returns to Phoenix Theatre from July 2021
Come From Away will reopen its doors to Newfoundland this summer, as a returning date has been announced. Come From Away performances will return from 22 Jul. 2021 at the Phoenix Theatre. Based on... Read more
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‘Song For Nature’ climate change concert to be broadcast on Sky Arts
After events for the London Climate Change Festival were postponed in 2020, the festival is back with a televised broadcast. The specially created concert, titled ‘Song For Nature’ will be available... Read more
Photo credit: Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson (Photo by Pamela Raith)
‘The Last Five Years’ transfers to Vaudeville Theatre this autumn
The Last Five Years will receive its long-awaited West End premiere in 2021, after two engagements at Southwark Playhouse. The Last Five Years will play from 17 September - 13 October at the... Read more
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‘Charlie and Stan’ to tour this summer ahead of West End run
After performances in 2019, Charlie and Stan will return to stages across the country this summer. Charlie and Stan will be performed in Bath and at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall, ahead of a West... Read more
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‘Mamma Mia!’ returns to Novello Theatre from August
After a year of suspended shows, Mamma Mia! will reopen at the Novello Theatre later this year. Mamma Mia! performances will resume from 25 August, continuing its West End run of over two decades. In... Read more
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‘Constellations’ to play at Vaudeville Theatre this summer
Nick Payne’s Constellations will return to the West End this summer, with eight different actors appearing in the summer engagement. Constellations is at the Vaudeville Theatre from 18 June - 12... Read more
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Alexandra Burke to play The Narrator in ‘Joseph’ at the London Palladium
Alexandra Burke will return to the West End this summer, playing the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will be revived at the London Palladium... Read more
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Mel Giedroyc to star in ‘Money’ streaming at Southwark Playhouse
Isla van Tricht’s Money will be presented in a co-production between new company represent. And Southwark Playhouse. Mel Giedroyc makes a cameo appearance in the digital production, available to... Read more
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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre confirms 2021 season, with new productions
After open-air concerts took place in 2020, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will open once more with a full summer season. Performances will take place from 17 June - 25 September, including... Read more
Photo credit: Francesca Forristal and Jordan Paul Clarke (Photo by Michael Wharley)
‘Public Domain’ transfers for live West End premiere at Vaudeville Theatre
After a digital premiere, the internet-inspired Public Domain will finally be performed to an in-person audience next month. Five performances of Public Domain will take place at the Vaudeville... Read more
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‘Here Come The Boys’ transfers to London Palladium
Here Come The Boys will open in the West End next month, now taking place at a new theatre. Here Come The Boys performances will now be held at the London Palladium from 25 May - 9 June, with... Read more
Photo credit: Original London cast of Heathers 2018 (Photo courtesy of Heathers)
‘Heathers the Musical’ to return to Theatre Royal Haymarket
Heathers the Musical is set for a London revival this summer, as it returns to Theatre Royal Haymarket. Last in London in 2018, Heathers is at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 21 June - 11 September with... Read more
Photo credit: Previous cast of ABBA Mania (Photo courtesy of ABBA Mania)
‘ABBA Mania’ returns to West End for summer run at Shaftesbury Theatre
West End theatregoers can get their pop music fix as ABBA Mania returns to London. The ABBA-inspired production will run at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 21 May - 6 June, back in the West End for the... Read more
Culture Recovery Fund: Government funding given to London’s theatres
Culture Recovery Fund: Government funding given to London’s theatres
A full list of all organisations that have been awarded money in the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund. The Culture Recovery Fund was initially set up to support cultural organisations that... Read more
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Georgie Henley to star in Philip Ridley’s ‘Tarantula’
Before Southwark Playhouse reopens for in-person performances next month, the theatre will continue to be home to livestreamed premieres. Philip Ridley’s new play Tarantula is the latest play to get... Read more
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‘Intermissions’ to present live concert at Vaudeville Theatre in May
After actors were forced to perform online last year, Alice Fearn set up a series of digital shows called Intermissions. Now, Intermissions will take place in person, with a one-off concert at the... Read more
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Cassidy Janson and Danny Mac to star in ‘The Mousetrap’ West End return
An all-star cast will reopen The Mousetrap at St. Martin’s Theatre next month, continuing its record-breaking West End run. The Mousetrap will resume performances from 17 May, the day that theatres... Read more
Magic Goes Wrong
Mischief Theatre announces UK tours of 3 productions
Mischief Theatre is taking their shows on the road! The company announced today that it will launch UK tours of The Play That Goes Wrong, Magic Goes Wrong, and Groan Ups this summer.  "Our priority... Read more
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