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  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls producers have announced they are 'in final discussions' for a West End transfer of the stage musical adaptation.With a book by Tina Fey and music and lyrics by Jeff Richmond and Neil Benjamin respectively, the musical is based on Fey's movie which starred Lindsay Lohan as a high schooler who falls in with the popular girls as she starts her new high school.Produced on stage by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, it has been announced that Casey...

  • Shook

    UPDATE: Shook was cancelled at Trafalgar Studios due to Coronavirus. A performance of Shook will be filmed in December 2020 and released early next year.After beating over 1,400 entrants to win the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize, Samuel Bailey's Shook will receive its West End transfer. Shook will be performed at Trafalgar Studio Two for a four-week engagement from April 2020.Examining the consequences of locking up teenagers, Shook follows Grace, as she works with three teenagers as they...

  • The Sunset Limited

    This year has marked the official start for two writers as chief theatre critics of their respective papers. At The Guardian, Arifa Akbar formally took over from Michael Billlington following his retirement after over 48 years in the post, while at The Times, it was announced that Clive Davis was appointed to take over from Ann Treneman, who stepped down in September last year (after, as she put it, deciding "at the age of 63, to go back to university and study landscape architecture and...

  • Baby Reindeer

    Baby Reindeer, the debut play by writer Richard Gadd, will transfer to the West End following its sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Bush Theatre.Directed by Jon Brittain, and Olivier Award winner for his production of Rotterdam, the play recounts Gadd's real experiences with a stalker, as one offer of a cup of tea transformed into six years of torment.Gadd stars in the play, which will run at the Ambassadors Theatre from 2nd April until 2nd May, prior to a run in New York in the...

  • Shakespeare's Globe 2020 season

    Michelle Terry has announced her latest season at Shakespeare's Globe, which she says will be "fuelled by mythic love and the hope of radical and positive transformation", and feature productions of Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, and Twelfth Night.Actor Alfred Enoch will star as Romeo in Ola Ince's production of Romeo & Juliet, set to open the season on 14th April. Enoch, known for his screen roles in the Harry Potter series and How To Get Away With Murder, has recently starred on...

  • Donmar Warehouse

    Artistic director Michael Longhurst has announced his second season at the helm of the Donmar Warehouse, which will feature a play by a Pulitzer Prize winner, a double bill in response to the climate emergency, and a world premiere of a film adaptation.The season begins with In the Blood, which will be the UK premiere of the play by Suzan-Lori Parks. Parks' 2001 play Topdog/Underdog saw her become the first African American woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and her earlier work...

  • Magic Goes Wrong

    Mischief Theatre has extended the West End run of its latest production Magic Goes Wrong, which opened at the Vaudeville Theatre earlier this month.Created in collaboration with legendary Las Vegas magicians Penn and Teller, the production is the latest in the company's 'Goes Wrong' series, which also includes The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, alongside their other comedies The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, and Groan Ups, which opened the West End season at the Vaudeville last...

  • Indecent

    Following critically-acclaimed performances on Broadway in 2017, Indecent will receive a London transfer later this year. Written by Paula Vogel and directed by Rebecca Taichman, Indecent will be performed at the Menier Chocolate Factory from March 2020.Indecent at the Menier Chocolate FactoryIn a tweet by Baz Bamigboye, Indecent will make its London debut at the Menier Chocolate Factory, as part of the new season at the theatre. Rebecca Taichman will direct the London production, having won a...

  • Six the Musical

    Celebrating its first birthday in the West End today, an extended booking period for Six at the Arts Theatre has been announced. The five-time Olivier Award-nominated musical will now run at the Arts Theatre to 31st January 2021, with tickets for the new booking period on sale from 17th January.Six extends in the West EndSix will now play at the Arts Theatre for an extended booking period to 31st January 2021, with tickets for performances from August 2020 available from 2pm on 17th January. As...

  • Menier Chocolate Factory

    Currently directing the world premiere of Leopoldstadt at the Wyndham's Theatre, Patrick Marber will direct a revival of Habeas Corpus. The 1970s comedy will be revived at the Menier Chocolate Factory, with performances from May 2020.Habeas Corpus at the Menier In a tweet by Baz Bamigboye, Habeas Corpus will be revived at the Menier Chocolate Factory with performances from 15th May, ahead of an official opening night on 21st May and a final performance on 4th July.Details on casting and a full...

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