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  • Beverley Knight will play Deloris Van Cartier in the highly-anticipated revival of Sister Act in London. Sister Act is at the Eventim Apollo from 19 July to 28 August, and Sister Act tickets are available now. Knight is currently leading The Drifters Girl company as Faye Treadwell, and will depart from the production in July. She’s nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress for The Drifters Girl too, in a category alongside Sutton Foster, Jessie Buckley, and Stephanie McKeon — find out more...

  • Before the show opens this summer, Anything Goes has extended its West End booking period. Anything Goes brings forward its first performance date from 15 July to 25 June. Anything Goes is at the Barbican from 25 June to 3 September, and Anything Goes tickets are on sale now. Anything Goes is currently nominated for nine Olivier Awards, including Best Musical Revival. Olivier-nominated actor Carly Mercedes Dyer will reprise the role of Erma. Find out more about Anything Goes at the Olivier...

  • Kate Fleetwood will lead the cast of 101 Dalmatians in London. 101 Dalmatians is at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from 12 July to 28 August. Fleetwood was billed to play Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians in 2020, however the production was postponed due to the pandemic. Two years later, she’ll star as the wicked woman who sets her sights on a lavish fur coat made out of dalmatians. The two dalmatians Pongo and Perdi will be puppeteered by Danny Collins (Pongo Voice) and Ben Thompson (Pongo...

  • Life of Pi will play an extended booking period at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Life of Pi performances are now scheduled to 4 September, and Life of Pi tickets are on sale now. The Life of Pi play received nine Olivier Award nominations earlier this month, including Best New Play, Best Actor (for Hiran Abeysekera, who plays Pi), and Best Director (for Max Webster.) Read all the 2022 Olivier Award nominations here. Based on Yann Martel’s award-winning novel of the same name, Life of Pi follows a...

  • Simon Russell Beale will lead the cast in Lucinda Coxon’s adaptation of John Gabriel Borkman later this year. John Gabriel Borkman begins previews at the Bridge Theatre on 24 September ahead of an opening night on 29 September and performances to 26 November. The Henrik Ibsen play follows the title character who is sent to prison for fraud. As he reflects on his enterpreneurial days, he plots a miraculous comeback. At the same time, his wife tries to reestablish the ‘Borkman’ name. Simon Russell...

  • Gary Barlow will perform his one-man stage show A Different Stage in the West End this summer. A Different Stage is at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 30 August to 18 September. Barlow is one-fifth of the British band, Take That. During his music career, he's won eight BRIT Awards and sold over 45 million records. He’s ventured into musical theatre too, with shows including the Take That jukebox musical The Band, as well as The Girls and Finding Neverland. Barlow’s solo show, A Different Stage,...

  • Olly Dobson in Back to the Future the Musical (Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes)

    Great scott! Back to the Future: The Musical continues to take over the West End. The seven-time Olivier Award-nominated musical is based on the 1980s film of the same name, which follows Marty McFly and Doc Brown who are transported back in time. When the Back to the Future film first came to cinemas, audiences couldn't get over the film soundtrack which used songs such as “The Power of Love” and “Johnny B. Goode”. The Back to the Future musical includes all the chart-topping film hits, plus...

  • Following sell-out engagements at New Diorama Theatre and Southwark Playhouse, Operation Mincemeat has a new London home from spring 2022. Operation Mincemeat will transfer to Riverside Studios next month, with performances from 28 April to 9 July. Set in World War Two, Operation Mincemeat follows the true story of a secret mission that assisted the Allies in defeating the Nazis, which involved well-dressed corpses tricking Adolf Hitler. In a five star review of Operation Mincemeat at Southwark...

  • Oh, what a beautiful day, as the full Oklahoma! cast is now revealed. Oklahoma! is at the Young Vic from 26 April to 25 June. The Oklahoma! production at the Young Vic is a London transfer of the 2019 Broadway revival, which won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Set in the early 20th century on land which would soon become the state of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma! musical follows a love triangle between farm girl Laurey, cowboy Curly and farmhand Jud. Oklahoma! features songs by Rodgers and...

  • The Tony-nominated actor David Harbour will return to the West End this summer. He’ll star in Theresa Rebeck’s new play, Mad House, at the Ambassadors Theatre. Mad House begins previews at the Ambassadors Theatre on 15 June, with an opening night on 26 June and performances to 4 September. Set in rural Pennsylvania, Mad House sees an old man named Michael return to his childhood home to look after his dying father. When Michael's siblings arrive home, the siblings must decide how to split their...

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