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  • Andrew Scott Seawall

    A filmed version of Simon Stephens' Sea Wall is now online on YouTube, with streaming made available yesterday for one week only. The 30-minute performance stars Andrew Scott, for whom Sea Wall was originally written for.Stephens' one-man play follows Alex, a man who loves his family, his job and his surroundings. But, when he visits his father in the south of France, his life changes.Sea Wall received its world premiere at the Bush Theatre in 2008, starring Andrew Scott. The production was...

  • Cats Elaine Paige

    The latest musical to be streamed as part of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Show Must Go On series has been announced today. Audiences will now be able to enjoy the 1999 production of Cats, starring Elaine Paige.Lloyd Webber will also provide free live commentary alongside the stream, with the composer answering fan-submmitted questions throughout the performance.Inspired by T. S. Eliot's book titled "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats", the musical follows a group of Jellicle cats who wish to...

  • Antony and Cleopatra streaming

    The latest show to be streamed as part of the National Theatre at Home series can be watched online tonight, as Antony and Cleopatra is made available for one week.The William Shakespeare play was last seen in the Olivier Theatre at the National in 2018, directed by Simon Godwin. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo played the fated titular couple in the epic production, with Okonedo earning an Olivier nomination for best actress for her performance as Cleopatra.Antony and Cleopatra tells of General...

  • National Theatre at Home

    Four new titles to be streamed live as part of the National Theatre at Home series have been announced. The upcoming shows include National Theatre productions in recent years, as well as filmed performances from partner theatres that were screened in cinemas as part of National Theatre Live.As well as the performances, supplementary content will also be made available to access, including interviews with cast and creative teams and post-stream talks.The current confirmed schedule is as...

  • Theatre Streaming

    It's been a long time since we've felt the excitement of spending a night at the theatre. From the orchestra tuning their instruments, stars singing in the spotlight and the final curtain call, there's nothing quite like watching a mesmerising performance on stage. But, even with theatres shut for the foreseeable future, there's still plenty of opportunity to satisfy your craving for plays, musicals and even more entertainment.We'll be keeping this page updated with the latest ways to stay in...

  • Trafalgar Studios

    Planning permission has been granted for renovation works to take place at Trafalgar Studios. Following initial reports and plans published in The Stage earlier this year, the two performance spaces will be converted into one auditorium, with a seating capacity of 630.It is currently unknown when building works will begin at Trafalgar Studios.In a letter attached to the planning permission application from venue owners Rosemary Squire and Howard Panter, construction works at Trafalgar Studios...

  • Society of London Theatre 28th June

    The Society of London Theatre has announced the closure of all productions to 28th June. This extends the closure of all shows by one month, previously suspended until 31st May.In a statement from the Society of London Theatre, they have said:"London's West End looks forward to welcoming audiences back into theatres as soon as performances can safely resume.To give our customers some clarity, we have been cancelling performances across the West End on a rolling basis, in line with the latest...

  • Sunday in the Park with George Postponed

    Following the temporary closure of West End theatres, currently until 31st May, the upcoming production of Sunday in the Park With George at the Savoy Theatre has been postponed.If you have booked tickets with LondonTheatre.co.uk for Sunday in the Park With George, you will be contacted by our customer service team.The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical was set to star the Academy Award-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal as George and Annaleigh Ashford as Dot, both reprising their performances after an...

  • Hairspray tickets

    Tickets for the rescheduled dates of Hairspray at the London Coliseum are now on sale. Originally scheduled to begin a four-month engagement in April, the musical will receive its West End revival from 1st September for two months.The Hairspray company will remain the same as previously billed, including Michael Ball who reprises his 2007 Olivier Award-winning performance as Edna Turnblad. He's joined by West End newcomer Lizzie Bea as Tracy Turnblad, alongside Marisha Wallace as Motormouth...

  • By Jeeves Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Following last week's stream of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50th birthday concert, the latest show to be made available online as part of The Shows Must Go On series has been confirmed.From Friday 8th May, audiences will be able to watch By Jeeves, the musical comedy based on Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, characters made famous in P.G. Woodhouse's novels and short stories.Created by Alan Ayckbourn and Lloyd Webber, the musical follows Wooster as he constantly finds himself in sticky situations....

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