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  • Leopoldstadt

    Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Tom Stoppard's new play Leopoldstadt, which is set to open at Wyndham's Theatre directed by Patrick Marber in January.The play, which has also extended its initial run by four weeks, is set in 1900 Vienna and is a sweeping profile of the Jewish quarter in the city who fled there after they were granted civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josepf.The cast includes Adrian Scarborough, Alexis Zegerman, Luke Thallon, Ed Stoppard, and Yasmin Paige....

  • Jessica Chastain

    Hollywood actor Jessica Chastain is to make her West End debut in the second production of Jamie Lloyd's upcoming season at the Playhouse Theatre, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House.Chastain, known for her roles on screen in movies such as The Help and Zero Dark Thirty - for which she earned Academy Award nominations - as well as The Martian, Interstellar and It Chapter Two, will star in the production which is set to run from 10th June to 5th September.Chastain made her Broadway debut in 2012 when...

  • Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act

    UPDATE: Sister Act is now postponed to 2022, with Whoopi Goldberg no longer playing Deloris Van Cartier. Read here for more information.A new production of Sister Act is set to open in London next summer, with Whoopi Goldberg set to star as Deloris van Cartier, reprising the role she originated in the 1992 comedy film. The production, which was announced in July, will have an updated script which has reworked the role of Deloris - a lounge singer who is placed on witness protection programme...

  • Thriller Live

    It has been announced that Peter Andre will return to Thriller Live as a guest star at the Lyric Theatre later this year.Andre will star in a two-week engagement from 10th to 22nd December, excluding Sunday evening performances, performing the songs of Michael Jackson. He returns to Thriller Live after appearing in the 4,000th West End performance last year.Best known for his singles 'Mysterious Girl' and 'Flava', Andre's theatre credits include a national tour of Grease as Teen Angel, as well...

  • Uncle Vanya

    Further casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Uncle Vanya, which opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre in January 2020.Currently starring in Translations at the National Theatre, Ciarán Hinds will play the role of Professor Serebryakov. Hinds has worked with Conor McPherson on numerous productions, including Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic and The Night Alive at the Donmar Warehouse, and has also starred in Game of Thrones as Mance Rayder.Rosalind Eleazar will play...

  • Moulin Rouge

    Currently wowing audiences on Broadway, Moulin Rouge! The Musical will transfer to the West End, opening at the Piccadilly Theatre in March 2021, it has been announced.Based on Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film of the same name starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, Moulin Rouge! The Musical follows the relationship between a young, lovesick writer named Christian and Satine, a cabaret actress and singer at the Moulin Rouge. The jukebox musical features a mix of original songs originally written for...

  • Top 10 Christmas shows

    Whether you're looking for a festive production that packs a punch or you're wanting a crowd-pleaser for all ages, spend your Christmas in the West End at these seasonal shows. Whatever age you are, there's a show to suit you. If you're wanting to create traditions with your children, nieces or nephews, then we recommend a pantomime that's packed with silliness and jokes a-plenty. If you're looking for a sophisticated evening, then limited runs of A Christmas Carol across multiple London...

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    The full casting for the upcoming revival of Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre has been announced, marking the first in a season of works directed by Jamie Lloyd.Joining the previously announced James McAvoy in the titular role include Anita-Joy Uwajeh as Roxane, Cyrano's love interest. Previous West End credits include King Lear at the Duke of York's Theatre, as well as productions including Twelfth Night at Shakespeare's Globe and Fury at Soho Theatre.Eben Figueiredo will play...

  • Back to the Future

    UPDATE: Back to the Future The Musical is scheduled to start performances in the West End at the Adelphi Theatre from 14 May 2021. Find out more here. It has been announced that Roger Bart will join the cast of the world premiere of Back to the Future at Manchester Opera House, ahead of a West End transfer.Roger Bart will play the role of Dr. Emmett Brown, a role made famous in the Back to the Future trilogy by Christopher Lloyd.Bart makes his British stage debut in Back to the Future, with...

  • Hamilton

    A new cast has been announced for the West End production of Hamilton, currently at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The new cast will begin performances from 18th November, with an extended booking period to 28th March 2020.Currently starring as the alternate Alexander Hamilton, Karl Queensborough will take over the role of Alexander Hamilton. Allyson Ava-Brown and Jason Pennycooke will continue as Angelica Schuyler and Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson respectively.The Schuyler sisters will be...

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