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  • Bridge Theatre

    Four new shows at the Bridge Theatre have been announced, with productions scheduled to April 2021. The upcoming shows will feature performances by Olivier Award-winning actors including Simon Russell Beale and Roger Allam, Marianne Elliott directing a new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning Paula Vogel and an adaptation of Philip Pullman's fantasy novel.Roger Allam and Colin Morgan will star in a revival of Caryl Churchill's A Number, directed by Polly Findlay. Allam and Morgan play a father and son...

  • The Watsons

    Laura Wade's new play The Watsons, adapted from the unfinished novel by Jane Austen, is set for a West End run at the Harold Pinter Theatre following its runs in Chichester and at the Menier Chocolate Factory.Directed by Samuel West, The Watsons centres on Emma Watson - the central character of Austen's abandoned book The Watsons. Emma has been cut off by her wealthy aunt, and is on the look out for a wealthy suitor at the risk of being left in a life of poverty. The original novel ends with two...

  • Mary Poppins

    Production photos have been released showing Zizi Strallen, Charlie Stemp and the cast of Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End.Based on PL Travers' novel, the musical tells the story of a British family which is visited by a magical nanny, and it features original songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, as well as the Sherman brothers' classic tunes such as "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Let's Go Fly a Kite".Directed by Richard Eyre and...

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Jac Yarrow and Jason Donovan are set to reprise their roles in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when it returns to the London Palladium next summer.Yarrow was cast in the title role - his first upon graduating from drama school ArtsEd - and received critical acclaim for his performance. His next role is to star in pantomime in Birmingham before returning to the Palladium next July.Donovan is also set to star in the return of the show in the...

  • Death of a Salesman

    The Young Yic is to hold three rehearsal-style scratch performances of Death of a Salesman for audiences whose performances of the play have been cancelled following the collapse of a ceiling at the Piccadilly Theatre on Wednesday.Having opened at the Young Yic earlier this year, Marianne Elliott's production of the Arthur Miller play transferred to the Piccadilly Theatre, and opened in the West End on Monday. The theatre was evacuated mid-performance on Wednesday, when a section of the ceiling...

  • Piccadilly Theatre

    Performances of Death of a Salesman has been cancelled following an incident at the Piccadilly Theatre which saw part of the roofing collapse, injuring several people.Screams were heard from the upper circle at the Piccadilly at 8pm on 6th November during a performance of the Arthur Miller play, which currently stars Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke. Police and fire brigades attended the scene as the 1,000 audience members in attendance were evacuated from the theatre.Ambassadors Theatre Group...

  • Broadway shows in London

    After taking a bite out of the Big Apple's theatre scene, Broadway shows regularly find a second home in the West End as they open on the other side of the Atlantic. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton to intimate productions of the latest offerings across London's smaller theatres, experience the best of Broadway theatre in London. Here, we round up the top Broadway shows in London. Book tickets to Broadway shows in London now.Come From Away - Phoenix Theatre Dear Evan Hansen - Noel Coward...

  • Sara Bareilles

    Sara Bareilles will star in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre next year as Jenna Hunterson, marking her West End debut in a musical that features an original, Tony Award-nominated score written by herself. She will be joined by Gavin Creel, who will return to the West End for the first time in seven years to play Dr. Pomatter. The pair will star in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre for performances from 27th January to 7th March 2020.Best known for hit songs including 'Love Song' and 'Brave',...

  • To Kill A Mockingbird

    Bartlett Sher's award-winning production of To Kill A Mockingbird is set to transfer to the West End from Broadway in May 2020, it has been announced.Based on the legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Harper Lee, Aaron Sorkin's new play opened in New York one year ago today to critical acclaim, starring Academy Award winner Jeff Daniels.To Kill A Mockingbird will transfer to London's Gielgud Theatre from 21st May 2020, with performance dates and ticket details set to be announced at a later...

  • The Drifters Girl

    UPDATE: The Drifters Girl will now run at the Garrick Theatre from November 2021.A new musical telling the story of American R&B group The Drifters is set to star Beverley Knight when it opens in the West End next autumn.Knight will star in The Drifters Girl as Faye Treadwell, the manager of the group who had hits with numbers such as "Save the Last Dance for Me", "Under the Boardwalk", "Saturday Night at the Movies", and "Stand By Me." The musical will follow the legal battles and personal...

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