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Miss Saigon
Cameron Mackintosh announces UK Tour of Miss Saigon
Fans of the hit musical Miss Saigon will be able to see the recent London revival of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary show around the UK, as producer Cameron Mackintosh today announced a major... Read more
The Island Nation
The Island Nation at the Arcola Theatre
Theatre company ice&fire will presents the world première of The Island Nation by Christine Bacon at the Arcola Theatre from 26 October to 19 November 2016, with a press night on 28 October.... Read more
Confessional
Holby City star leads cast of Tennessee Williams London Premiere
The London premiere of one of Tennessee Williams' lesser-known plays Confessional will feature Holby City star Rob Ostlere, running at the Southwark Playhouse Little Space from 5 October to 29... Read more
Ragtime Charing Cross
Cast announced for Ragtime at the Charing Cross Theatre
Casting has been announced for the upcoming new production of Ragtime which runs at the Charing Cross Theatre in central London from 8 October to 10 December 2016. West End and Broadway star Earl... Read more
Beautiful
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical extends to July 2017
The Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Beautiful the Carole King Musical has extended its booking at the West End's Aldwych Theatre to 22 July 2017. The London production initially opened in... Read more
Murder Ballad
Ramin Karimloo and Kerry Ellis led Murder Ballad Extends Booking
It has been announced that the UK premiere of Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre has extended its booking to 3 December 2016. The production, which begins previews on 29 September with an official... Read more
Cast announced for The Greater Game at the Southwark Playhouse
A new production comes to the Southwark Playhouse as part of the commemorations for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The Greater Game by Michael Head is based on the book “They Took the Lead... Read more
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
Tamsin Greig to star in Tony Kushner play at the Hampstead Theatre
The Hampstead Theatre in north London have announced the cast for their upcoming production of Pulitzer Prize winning Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism... Read more
Elegies
Cast announced for Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens
Casting has been announced for The British Theatre Academy's one night only concert staging of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016. Funds... Read more
Kenny Morgan
Kenny Morgan returns to the Arcola Theatre
The Arcola Theatre have announced that their previous production of Kenny Morgan will return to the east London venue for a four-week run this September following a sold-out premiere earlier this... Read more
The Last Tango
The Last Tango to run at the Phoenix Theatre for a limited season
The West End will welcome the nation's favourite Strictly Come Dancing stars in their ultimate farewell show at the Phoenix Theatre for a limited season this autumn. Direct from a successful UK tour... Read more
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
David Bowie play From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads at the Waterloo East
Adrian Berry's From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, a celebration of Bowie’s life and music, will be performed at Waterloo East Theatre from Tuesday 18th October – Sunday 6th November 2016 with an... Read more
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Peter Pan Goes Wrong to be broadcast for BBC Television
Mischief Theatre Company, who are soon to be represented in the West End with three hit comedy productions, have announced that their Olivier-nominated production of Peter Pan Goes Wrong will be... Read more
John Malkovich
Rose Theatre Kingston brings John Malkovich to London
The Rose Theatre Kingston has announced two new productions in their 2016 season which sees award-winning actor and director John Malkovich make his London directing debut. The English speaking... Read more
Groundhog Day Musical
Groundhog Day the Musical opens at the Old Vic
The world premiere of Groundhog Day - a new Musical will take place at the Old Vic Theatre on London's South Bank tomorrow on 16 August 2016. Following almost six weeks of preview performances the... Read more
Rosa - A New Musical
New Rosa Parks Musical in Development in London
There have been many iconic names associated with the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s in the United States. Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. are perhaps the most celebrated, but... Read more
Ragtime & Death Takes a Holiday at Charing Cross Theatre
Ragtime extends as Death takes an extended Holiday at Charing Cross Theatre
The Charing Cross Theatre has announced changes to its current schedule affecting the musical productions of Ragtime and Death Takes a Holiday. The UK premiere of Maury Yeston's off-Broadway musical ... Read more
Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe announces casts of Imogen and The Inn at Lydda
Shakespeare's Globe has now revealed the casts of two upcoming productions - Imogen (which will play a limited engagement at the main space from 17th September to 16th October 2016, with an official... Read more
The Phantom of the Opera
Cast changes in The Phantom of the Opera from 5th September
As the long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera approaches its 30th Birthday in the West End, producers have now announced cast changes from 5th September at Her Majesty's Theatre in London.... Read more
Dreamgirls
Lily Frazer added to West End cast of Dreamgirls
It has now been reported that Lily Frazer has been cast as the "fourth" Dreamgirl Michelle Morris in the much-anticipated West End premiere of Dreamgirls which begins previews at London's Savoy... Read more
42nd Street in London's West End
42nd Street musical begins previews at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane in March 2017
It has been announced that a brand new production of classic musical 42nd Street will be heading to London's West End, beginning previews at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 20th March and officially... Read more
Richard Madden in Romeo and Juliet
Richard Madden will NOT return to Branagh's Romeo and Juliet
The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has now officially announced that "Game of Thrones" and "Cinderella" star Richard Madden will be unable to return to the current West End production of Romeo and... Read more
Kiki's Delivery Service
Kiki's Delivery Service is Southwark Playhouse's Christmas Show
The Southwark Playhouse in south London have announced that their Christmas 2016 production will be the world premiere of a brand new stage adaptation of bestselling children's book Kiki's Delivery... Read more
From Page to Stage
From Page to Stage 2016 to feature Lin Manuel-Miranda Musical
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment has announced the full programme for the From Page to Stage 2016, a season of new musicals at the Tristan Bates Theatre in central London which runs from 31 October... Read more
The Dover Road
Jermyn Street Theatre announces new 2016 Season
The Jermyn Street Theatre in Piccadilly have announced details of their upcoming autumn season which celebrates the work of classic writers with two luminaries of twentieth century literature, a... Read more
Guys and Dolls Phoenix Theatre
Guys and Dolls to close early at the Phoenix Theatre
Producers of the Olivier Award-nominated revival of Guys and Dolls have confirmed that the show will end its run at the Phoenix Theatre four months early, closing on 21 August 2016. The show had... Read more
Ryan Molloy and Cassie Compton
Ryan Molloy and Cassie Compton lead cast of new musical 27
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of the new British rock musical 27 which runs at the Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone, west London from 8 September to 22 October 2016, with an official... Read more
Pride and Prejudice Open Air
Casting announced for Regent's Park Open Air Pride and Prejudice
The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today announced full casting for their upcoming production of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen in an adaptation by Simon Reade which runs at their open air... Read more
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