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You heard it here first! From breaking news about West End and Broadway transfer announcements, to production updates around cast changes, venue changes, extended runs and early closings, we have all your London theatre news hot off the press.

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  • Get your theatre fix

    Last Thursday, Broadway formally shut down business, announcing a 32-day closure to run to 13th April. It kicked in at 5pm that day, thus terminating the opening night performance, scheduled for just an hour and a half later, of the Broadway transfer of the musical Six (the reviews were already written and ready to go as critics routinely now see shows at designated invited previews, but they have now been held until the opening finally happens).This followed a city and state order prohibiting...

  • Cinderella

    Cinderella is considered to be one of the greatest fantasy fairytales of all time, and certainly the UK's favourite according to polls. It's the story of one woman who rises above their oppressive struggle to fulfill their hopes and dreams. There's romance, there's ambition and a touch of magic too, but how has Cinderella become one of the greatest tales of all time?Carrie Hope Fletcher is set to play the titular character in a brand new adaptation of Cinderella that's set to open in the West...

  • Musicals and theatre films on Netflix

    UPDATED: 4 January 2021The cancellation of theatre performances across the country and indeed the world has left a hole for many people. While practicing social distancing responsibly, we've compiled a list of theatre-related films and TV shows you can watch on Netflix right now. From film adaptations of stage shows, live recordings of on-stage productions, or documentaries about failed Broadway shows, there'll be something here to keep your theatre appetite whet during the coming weeks. We also...

  • Olivier Awards 2020

    According to an official press release from The Society of London Theatre, this year's Olivier Awards ceremony will no longer be going ahead as planned due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.The 2020 ceremony, which was scheduled to be held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, 5th April, has been cancelled due to the closure of the venue itself and the government's guidelines on social distancing. SOLT is currently holding discussions about an alternative plan to honour this year's winners, details...

  • The top 10 theatre books to read

    The theatrical world isn't just limited to what goes on behind the curtain. As well as getting your hands on the scripts of West End shows, there's plenty of opportunities to learn from theatrical predecessors and creative geniuses in our top pick of theatre books to read. Uncover the stage secrets of the most successful shows of all time or put pen to paper and create your own work to become the next great talent. Dear Audience by Danny Kaan and Sophie RossLooking for that perfect coffee table...

  • List of productions affected by Coronavirus

    UPDATE: On 5 July, it was confirmed that theatres will be able to reopen at full capacity until 19 July. Here's the latest information on all theatres reopening in July.Please do not contact us to request a refund. We are extremely busy and your enquiry will not be processed any quicker, as we will work through refunds automatically as performances are cancelled. We thank you for your patience and understanding in these unprecedented times. If you have a question regarding a ticket booking with...

  • Elton John musical

    A super-line up of creatives, including Elton John and James Graham are slated to be working on a new musical about the life of American televangelist Tammy Faye, according to Daily Mail entertainment reporter Baz Bamigboye.According to reports, Elton John is working on songs with Scissor Sisters singer Jake Shears, while playwright James Graham will work on a book, and the piece will be directed by the artistic director of the Almeida Theatre Rupert Goold.Workshops are set to take place in...

  • Into the Woods at the Old Vic

    Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical is set to return to London later this year, with a revival at the Old Vic to be staged this winter. In a tweet by Baz Bamigboye, Monty Python member Terry Gilliam is rumoured to direct the revival of Into the Woods. Combining the plots of traditional fairy tales including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood, Into the Woods sees characters from different worlds interact with each other,...

  • Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets

    The National Theatre's chilling production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane is set to transfer to the Duke of York's Theatre following a sell-out run in the Dorfman in 2019, and tickets for the exciting transfer are now on sale.Based on Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel, Joel Horwood's stage adaptation follows a man returning to his childhood home, where memories of his 12th birthday party come flooding back. Playing with his friend Lettie on the banks of what they thought was a pond, they...

  • Theatre and coronavirus

    When the best government advice to avoid the coronavirus is still to wash your hands frequently - and for at least twenty seconds, with soap and water - but its own health minister Nadine Dorries has become the first MP to test positive for the virus and is now self-isolating at home, its proving difficult to know exactly what to do to keep oneself safe. Last week I reported on the first signs of worry (and action) in the entertainment world, with Guildhall School of Music and Drama closing its...

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