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Photo credit: Reece Lyons in Overflow (Photo by Sharron Williams)
New season of work announced at Bush Theatre, including ‘Overflow’ return
Ahead of the Bush Theatre’s reopening next week, an upcoming season of work has been confirmed. Five plays have been announced as part of the season, including the return of Travis Alabanza’s... Read more
Photo credit: Kit Harington (Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr under CC 2.0)
Kit Harington to star as Henry V as part of Donmar Warehouse's reopening season
Kit Harington will return to the stage in a modern-day adaptation of Henry V at the Donmar Warehouse. Henry V is part of the Donmar Warehouse’s reopening season, including Force Majeure and Marys... Read more
‘The Shark is Broken’ to open at Ambassadors Theatre in October 
After The Shark is Broken was forced to postpone its West End premiere, new dates have been found for the Jaws drama. The Shark is Broken will now run at the Ambassadors Theatre from 9 October - 15... Read more
Photo credit: Tokyo Rose Artwork (Photo courtesy of Southwark Playhouse)
‘Tokyo Rose’ musical to run at Southwark Playhouse
Following an award-winning engagement at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tokyo Rose will play at Southwark Playhouse later this year. As part of the Tokyo Rose tour, the historical musical is at... Read more
Photo credit: Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson (Photo by Pamela Raith)
‘The Last Five Years’ announces West End venue change, now at Garrick Theatre
The upcoming West End premiere of The Last Five Years will now take place at a different venue than first announced.The Last Five Years will now open at the Garrick Theatre, instead of the Vaudeville... Read more
Photo credit: Adrian Edmondson (Photo by Tim Ellis on Flickr under CC 2.0)
Adrian Edmondson to star in world premiere of ‘Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia’
The full cast for the world premiere of Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia has been named. Josh Azouz’s World War Two drama is at the Almeida Theatre from 21 August - 18 September, as part of... Read more
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‘Cirque Berserk!’ to bring theatre-circus spectacular to Garrick Theatre
After three years away from the West End, Cirque Berserk! returns to the capital for a limited engagement this summer. Cirque Berserk! is at the Garrick Theatre from 25 August - 11 September. Cirque... Read more
Photo credit: The Comedy of Errors artwork (Photo courtesy of RSC)
Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ to transfer to Barbican
The Royal Shakespeare Company will return to the Barbican this Christmas with a new production of The Comedy of Errors. Following performances in Stratford-upon-Avon this summer and a national tour,... Read more
Photo credit: Matilda the Musical (Photo by Manuel Harlan)
New ‘Matilda’ cast announced, as Roald Dahl musical celebrates 10th anniversary in London
The new cast for Matilda the Musical in London has been announced, ahead of reopening at the Cambridge Theatre from 16 September. Matilda the Musical will celebrate its 10th anniversary in the West... Read more
Photo credit: Kenneth Branagh (Photo by Ronald Woan on Flickr under CC 2.0)
Kenneth Branagh to direct and star in ‘The Browning Version’ at Riverside Studios
UPDATE: The Browning Version at Riverside Studios, starring Kenneth Branagh has been cancelled. In a tweet from Riverside Studios: "We’re gutted at the news that the BROWNING VERSION has had to... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of Jersey Boys (Photo by Darren Bell)
‘Jersey Boys’ full cast announced, ahead of summer opening at new Trafalgar Theatre
The full cast for the West End revival of Jersey Boys has been announced, with performances beginning next month. Jersey Boys is at the Trafalgar Theatre from 28 July, with Jersey Boys tickets on... Read more
Photo credit: Mazz Murray as Donna in Mamma Mia (Photo by Brinkhoff/Mogenburg)
Mazz Murray to reprise role of Donna in ‘Mamma Mia!’ as full cast announced
Following the news that the ABBA jukebox musical Mamma Mia! will reopen this summer, the full reopening cast has been announced. Mamma Mia! will resume performances at the Novello Theatre from 25... Read more
Photo credit: Alexandra Silber in Indecent (Photo courtesy of Menier Chocolate Factory)
‘Indecent’ to resume performances at Menier Chocolate Factory, as new season of work announced
After previews of Indecent at the Menier Chocolate Factory were forced to stop due to the pandemic, Paula Vogel’s Tony-nominated play returns to London. The Menier Chocolate Factory will reopen in... Read more
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‘The Book of Mormon’ to reopen at Prince of Wales Theatre in November
The West End production of The Book of Mormon will reopen later this year, it has been confirmed. The Book of Mormon is at the Prince of Wales Theatre from 15 November, with The Book of Mormon... Read more
Photo credit: Carrie Hope Fletcher in Cinderella rehearsals (Photo courtesy of Cinderella)
Will Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cinderella’ open at full capacity at the Gillian Lynne Theatre?
Just days before Cinderella was due to open at full capacity at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, the Prime Minister’s address that Step Four is delayed until 19 July means that full capacity performances... Read more
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‘Austentatious’ to return to Fortune Theatre, as well as summer residency at London Wonderground
Austentatious will return to the West End later this year, with a new weekly residency at the Fortune Theatre from 1 November. But if you’re looking for your Jane Austen fix, Austentatious is at... Read more
Step Four Covid Roadmap Delayed
Step Four of Covid roadmap delayed: What does this mean for theatres?
Step Four, the final step, in the Coronavirus roadmap is to be postponed by at least four weeks. Current measures as listed in Step Three will remain for a further month to 19 July, which means... Read more
Photo credit: Trafalgar Theatre (Photo by Tom Lee)
First look at Trafalgar Theatre ahead of West End opening this summer
Ahead of the Trafalgar Theatre opening later this year, Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire have unveiled a first look at the Trafalgar Theatre auditorium. Audiences will be able to visit the... Read more
Photo credit: Playhouse Theatre (Photo by Edson Chilundo on Flickr under CC 2.0)
Playhouse Theatre to be transformed for 'Cabaret' as in-the-round theatre
Following news that Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley will star in Cabaret, further details on the venue have been confirmed. The Playhouse Theatre will be renovated into an in-the-round space to... Read more
Photo credit: Kate O’Flynn and Zubin Varla (Photos courtesy of Hampstead Theatre)
Kate O’Flynn and Zubin Varla to star in ‘The Two Character Play’
The full casting for The Two Character Play at the Hampstead Theatre has been announced. Kate O’Flynn and Zubin Varla will star in the Tennessee Williams play, running at the Hampstead Theatre from... Read more
Photo credit: Lily Allen (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
Lily Allen to make West End debut in ‘2:22 - A Ghost Story’
The multi-award-winning singer Lily Allen will make her West End debut in 2:22 - A Ghost Story this summer. It’s a West End debut for playwright Danny Robins too, with 2:22 - A Ghost Story at the... Read more
Photo credit: Harry Enfield in The Windsors: Endgame (Photo courtesy of The Windsors: Endgame)
Harry Enfield to star in ‘The Windsors: Endgame’ at the Prince of Wales Theatre
Harry Enfield will make his West End debut this summer, playing Prince Charles in a brand new comedy play, The Windsors: Endgame. Adapted from the Channel 4 series The Windsors, the royal comedy is... Read more
Photo credit: Sh!t-faced Shakespeare cast (Photo by Rah Petherbridge Photography)
‘Sh!t-faced Shakespeare’ returns to London with new ‘Macbeth’ adaptation
The improvisational show Sh!t-faced Shakespeare will return to London this summer, presenting their unique adaptation of Macbeth. Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth is at Leicester Square Theatre from... Read more
Photo credit: Carrie Hope Fletcher (Photo by Laura Lewis)
New ‘Cinderella’ song released, ahead of full cast recording in July
With the world premiere of Cinderella opening later this month, a fourth song from the new musical has been released today. “Far Too Late” is the latest song to be made available to stream from... Read more
Photo credit: Southwark Playhouse (Photo by Southwark Playhouse)
Southwark Playhouse to host ‘SWK Fest’
Southwark Playhouse will acknowledge the dozens of productions that missed out on being shown to live audiences in a brand new festival. Titled SWK Fest, the fortnight-long event will see 12... Read more
Photo credit: Bedknobs and Broomsticks artwork (Artwork courtesy of Disney Theatricals)
‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ musical to make world premiere in 2021
With Disney musicals including The Lion King and Mary Poppins in the West End, a new Disney stage show is coming to England. The world premiere of Bedknobs and Broomsticks will open in the UK next... Read more
Photo credit: National Theatre (Photo by Matt Brown on Flickr under CC 2.0) 
Giles Terera, Tanya Moodie and Lesley Sharp feature in new National Theatre season, full details announced
The National Theatre has announced six new productions as part of their reopening season, as well as five productions confirmed to return after being halted by the pandemic. New shows confirmed... Read more
Photo credit: Nikki Bentley, Gina Murray and Noel Sullivan (Photos by Ruth Crafer, Andy Brown and Michael Shelford respectively)
Nikki Bentley and Noel Sullivan to star in ‘Starting Here, Starting Now’
Richard Maltby, Jr and David Shire’s musical revue Starting Here, Starting Now will be revived for a limited summer run. Starting Here, Starting Now is at Waterloo East Theatre from 29 June - 18 July... Read more
Photo credit: Ashley Zhangazha and Joan Iyola (Photos courtesy of Ashley Zhangazha and by Helen Murray respectively)
Ashley Zhangazha to star in ‘Changing Destiny’ at Young Vic
UPDATE: All performances of Changing Destiny from 9 - 23 July are cancelled, due to urgent repair work at the Young Vic. Changing Destiny will now begin performances from 24 July. Following news that... Read more
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‘Circus 1903’ to return for Christmas fun at Royal Festival Hall
Circus 1903 will entertain families in the capital this Christmas, as the production returns to London. Circus 1903 is back at the Royal Festival Hall, with upcoming dates from 16 December - 2 Jan.... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of Well-Behaved Women at Cadogan Hall (Photo courtesy of Kate Morley PR)
‘Well-Behaved Women’ historical song cycle to be staged at Cadogan Hall
Imagine Boudicca, Cleopatra and Mary Magdalene singing together in a production all about the power of womanhood. Now you don’t have to imagine, as Carmel Dean’s new song cycle, titled Well-Behaved... Read more
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