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  • Ahead of The Human Voice previews, see Ruth Wilson in rehearsals. The Human Voice is at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 17 March to 9 April, and The Human Voice tickets are on sale now. Jean Cocteau's The Human Voice play is a one-woman show which follow’s a lover’s heartbreak over the telephone. Ruth Wilson stars in The Human Voice and Ivo van Hove directs. Previously, they collaborated on Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre. The Human Voice runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre for just 31...

  • When it comes to prolific writers, Mike Bartlett is a hard man to beat. The Olivier Award winner is equally at home on screen as he is on stage, turning out work that grips the nation — whether a blank-verse, future-history play about the royal family or a riveting TV tale of deceit, infidelity and vengeance. Bartlett’s plays have been staged everywhere from the National Theatre and the Royal Court to the West End and Broadway, while his TV dramas often appear on primetime BBC and ITV. He’s a...

  • The Witches of Eastwick will return to the West End in concert later this year. Maria Friedman will direct The Witches of Eastwick concert, which is taking place at the Sondheim Theatre on 20 June. Set in Eastwick, The Witches of Eastwick tells the tale of the people who live in the the town, centring on three women — Alexandra, Sukie and Jane. When Darryl Van Horne arrives in town, the women believe he’s the devil incarnate, and Darryl seduces the women. The Olivier-winning actor Giles Terera...

  • Omigod you guys! Find out the lead casting for Legally Blonde in London this summer. Legally Blonde begins previews at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on 13 May, ahead of an opening night on 20 May and performances to 2 July. Legally Blonde tickets are on sale now. Courtney Bowman will lead the cast as Harvard law graduate, Elle Woods. Bowman’s West End credits include Anne Boleyn in Six, and Pritti Pasha in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The Legally Blonde cast includes Michael Ahomka-Lindsay...

  • You’ve booked your theatre tickets, and you’re looking forward to seeing a show at the theatre. However, planning a theatre trip isn't just about the performance — you'll also need to plan how to get to the theatre and post-show travel. So before seeing a show, it’s a good idea to know the running time of a production. On average, the majority of West End shows typically have a performance running time of 2 hours and 30 minutes, with many evening shows beginning at 7:30pm. This means that the...

  • Roger Bart and Olly Dobson as Dr. Emmett Brown and Marty McFly in Back to the Future the Musical (Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes)

    Feel the power of love in the West End at Back to the Future: The Musical. The 1985 film transformed the future of sci-fi storytelling, thanks to its radical time-travelling plot and its ability to blend real life with fantasy. Now, West End theatre enters new dimensions with Back to the Future. Like the film, the musical follows Marty McFly, an intrepid teenager who accidentally finds himself moving from 1985 to 1955 thanks to a time-travelling DeLorean. There’s only one way for Marty McFly to...

  • Ahead of Jerusalem returning to the West End this spring, the full cast is now revealed. Jerusalem begins previews at the Apollo Theatre on 16 April, ahead of an opening night on 28 April and performances to 7 August. Mark Rylance will reprise his Olivier-winning and Tony-winning performance as Johnny “Rooster” Byron. Mackenzie Crook also returns to Jerusalem as Ginger. The Jerusalem cast includes Kemi Awoderu as Pea, Alan David as The Professor, Shane David-Joseph as Mr Parsons, Gerard Horan as...

  • Matinees are a crucial part of London’s theatreland — and a treat all of their own. For many, these afternoon shows are a scheduling lifeline, especially if you’re travelling in and out of the city or have young children. Matinees in the West End can also be a great family occasion, or a fun way to have a special day out, accompanied by shopping, sightseeing and a meal. But not all shows have matinees on the same days or at the same times, which can make planning your outings something of a...

  • There’s even more time to see the “Revolting Children” in action! Matilda the Musical will play an extended booking period at the Cambridge Theatre to 28 May 2023, and Matilda the Musical tickets are on sale now. Matilda the Musical will also welcome the twentieth set of children’s cast to the West End production from 22 March. The young performers in the Matilda the Musical cast include Hari Aggarwal, Aydin Ahmed, Thommy Bailey Vine, Tilly-Raye Bayer, Sienna Clarke, Kylan Denis, Drew Edwards,...

  • A musical adaptation of the French comedy series, Call My Agent! (Dix Pour Cent), will be staged in the West End. Call My Agent! The Musical producers aim to open the production in London in 2024. The acclaimed comedy series follows four talent agents in Paris as they manage their clients while defending the business’ vision. Call My Agent! aired for four series from 2015 - 2021, and won an International Emmy Award for Best Comedy. An English language version of the TV show, titled Ten Percent,...

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