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  • National Theatre Olivier Theatre

    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 Theatre is to be remodelled for socially distanced performances starting next month. The National Theatre's largest auditorium will be transformed to stage a season of in-the-round performances with a reduced seating capacity of 500.In a statement, director of the National Theatre Rufus Norris said:...

  • How to get tickets to Six the Musical at the Lyric Theatre

    British history meets West End glitz and glamour in Six, the musical that everyone is losing their head over. Six - Live at the Lyric is coming back to London, and you'll want to see the queens reunite on stage. Here's how to be the envy of all your friends with tickets to the first musical that's coming back in London.Find out more about how to book tickets to Six - Live at the Lyric below. Tickets for Six - Live at the Lyric are available now.Where do I buy tickets to Six - Live at the...

  • The Mousetrap Cast 23rd October 2020

    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 production. The casts will be kept together in Covid-secure bubbles, allowing performances of The Mousetrap to continue if an actor shows symptoms.Performances of The Mousetrap will recommence from October 23, continuing the show's record-breaking run as the world's longest-running production.The first...

  • Contact extension London

    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 November 22nd.Originally created by Samuel Sené and Gabrielle Jourdain and first performed in France, C-o-n-t-a-c-t tells the story of Sarah, as she is approached by a stranger. Exploring topics of mental health and anxiety, audiences immerse themselves into the characters' lives in an outdoor promenade...

  • Beauty and the Beast 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 of a national tour.The original creative team from the Broadway production will work on the production, with casting to be announced. Beauty and the Beast features a book by Linda Woolverton, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.Adapted from the animated musical film, Beauty...

  • Jack Reynolds and Cory English in Sleepless (Photo by Alastair Muir)

    Theatres are slowly starting to reopen in the UK, with social distancing policies in place. Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and new musical Sleepless: A Musical Romance at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre are two currently running shows going to great lengths to keep audience members safe as they return to the theatre. But what does social distancing and Covid safety look like behind the scenes for the actors and crew?Cory English plays Rob, best friend...

  • Cinderella New Song Andrew Lloyd Webber 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 track in an exclusive video, which can be watched here.Webber dedicates the song to governments worldwide, stating that: "we are getting to the point where it is 'far too late.' We want to get back to the theater again, we want to be open."Fletcher will star as the titular character in Cinderella,...

  • Six the Musical Lyric Theatre

    UPDATE: Six the Musical will now play at the Lyric Theatre for an extended two weeks. Performances will now run at the Lyric to 14 Feb. 2021.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 November 14th for a limited engagement of 11 weeks through to January 31st, 2021. Six tickets are on sale now..Ahead of the musical returning to the capital, Six...

  • Nimax Theatres reopen

    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 will open in sequence with a new season of shows, ahead of West End productions returning that are currently suspended.Speaking about the decision, Nimax Chief Executive Nica Burns said in a statement: "I am delighted to announce that we will be switching on all our lights and re-opening with a special...

  • Royal Court Theatre reopening

    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 will see live newspapers come together, complete with headlines, features and columns that allow communities to express ideas about the world they live in.Living Newspaper is inspired by the history of the Federal Theatre Project, a twentieth-century American arts programme that became an important form...

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