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  • Cinderella Andrew Lloyd Webber

    A new production of Cinderella will receive its West End premiere later this year. The musical will feature music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and will begin performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from September 2020, with School of Rock closing at the West End venue in March 2020.Cinderella to open in the West EndAndrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella will begin performances from September 2020, with details on casting, performance dates and a performance schedule to be announced. Reinventing the...

  • Hello, Dolly!

    Further casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Hello, Dolly! at the Adelphi Theatre later this year. Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell will star alongside Imelda Staunton in the musical, with performances from August 2020.Andy Nyman to star in Hello, Dolly!Previously playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, Andy Nyman will play Horace Vandergelder. Further theatre credits include Hangmen at the Royal Court and Ghost Stories in the West End, with Ghost Stories...

  • Love Love Love at the Lyric Hammersmith

    The cast for the first London revival of Love, Love, Love at the Lyric Hammersmith has been named, ahead of performances from March 2020. The revival of Mike Bartlett's 2012 play will run for a limited engagement of four weeks and will be performed as part of Rachel O'Riordan's inaugural season as the Lyric Hammersmith's artistic director.Love, Love, Love castKenneth will be played by Nicholas Burns, with Love, Love, Love marking his first return to the Lyric Hammersmith since appearing in the...

  • Come From Away

    Soon to enter its second year in the West End, new casting has been announced for Come From Away. The new cast will begin performances at the Phoenix Theatre from 10th February, with a current booking period to 23rd May.The new cast of Come From AwayThe role of Beverly/Annette and others will be played by Alice Fearn, who takes over the role from Rachel Tucker. Fearn's West End credits include Elphaba in Wicked, as well as Les Miserables, Shrek the Musical, Into the Woods and The Woman in...

  • Les Miserables

    Third time's the charm for Les Miserables, as Ian Hughes will step in for a limited engagement to play Thénardier at the Sondheim Theatre. Hughes takes over the role from Matt Lucas, who was previously scheduled to take over the role for six weeks.Ian Hughes to play ThenardierIan Hughes will reprise the role of Thénardier, joining the London cast of Les Miserables while appearing in the current international tour. In the West End, he has appeared in Guys and Dolls, The Lion King and The 39...

  • Friday Briefing 10th January 2020

    The West End's singing unsung heroesOne of my favourite twitter accounts is @WestEndCovers, which issues daily alerts of which West End and touring understudies are getting the chance to show their wares - and sometimes also applauds the unexpected. Last night, for instance, they tweeted:<a href="https://twitter.com/WestEndCovers/status/1215390663614877696?s=20"Last month it was @WestEndCovers who announced:<a href="https://twitter.com/WestEndCovers/status/1207438125439574016?s=20" On Twitter,...

  • Thriller Live

    To celebrate Thriller Live's 11th anniversary in the West End, a singalong performance of the Michael Jackson inspired production has been announced. A singalong performance of Thriller Live' will take place at the Lyric Theatre on 22nd January 2020.Singalong performance of Thriller LiveA singalong performance of Thriller Live will take place on the evening performance on 22nd January 2020, inviting audiences to sing along to their favourite hits by Michael Jackson.A spokesman for Thriller Live...

  • School of Rock

    The Olivier Award-winning musical School of Rock will close at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 1st March 2020. The musical has been performed in the West End over 1,400 times, and will close in order to make way for the West End premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella, which is set to open in September 2020.School of Rock to close in the West EndSchool of Rock will play its final performance at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 1st March 2020. The musical made its West End premiere on 24th October...

  • The upcoming world premiere of The Dog Walker at Jermyn Street Theatre will star Victoria Yeates and Andrew Dennis. The latest play by Paul Minx, The Dog Walker will begin its four-week limited engagement at the off-West End venue from 12th February.The Dog Walker castVictoria Yeates will play Keri in The Dog Walker. Best known for playing Sister Winifred in BBC's Call the Midwife, she's also appeared in productions of Noel Coward's Private Lives and Michael McClure's The Beard. She's joined by...

  • La Cage Aux Folles

    The full casting for the world premiere of La Cage Aux Folles (The Play) has been named, ahead of next month's opening at the Park Theatre. Based on Jean Poiret's work of the same name, the upcoming production will mark the show's English language world premiere, with translation by Simon Callow and direction by Jez Bond.La Cage Aux Folles (The Play) castMichael Matus will play Georges, with West End credits including Oswald in King Lear at the Duke of York's and Women on the Verge of a Nervous...

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