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  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Casting has been announced for the upcoming London Palladium pantomime Goldilocks and the Three Bears, set to open in December.As previously announced, Paul O'Grady (Baron Von Savage), Matt Baker (Joey the Clown), Nigel Havers (Daddy Bear) and Gary Wilmot (Dame Betty Barnum) will star in the production - all except Baker are returning to the annual Christmas production.They will be joined by Janine Duvitski who will play Mummy Bear, Sophie Isaacs as Goldilocks and Lauren Stroud who will play...

  • Lolita Chakrabarti's stage adaptation of Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi is set to transfer to the West End following a world premiere run in Sheffield.Directed by Max Webster, the play follows a young boy who is the lone human survivor of a shipwreck along with a Bengal tiger with which he must teach to trust him in order to survive.The production, which ran in June this year, features intricate puppetry - designed by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell - to realistically...

  • A Christmas Carol

    The full cast of Jack Thorne's A Christmas Carol has been announced, which will be staged for the third consecutive Christmas season at the Old Vic from next month.Myra McFadyen and Gloria Onitiri will play the Ghost of Christmas Past and Ghost of Christmas Present respectively. They are joined by Andrew Langtree who will play the roles of Father and Marley, James Staddon as Fezziwig and Steven Miller as Bob Cratchit.The role of Tiny Tim is shared by Rayhaan Kufuor-Gray, Lara Mehmet, Lenny Rush...

  • Top 10 Family Theatre Shows 2021

    Whether you're looking to entertain the little ones or something the kids can enjoy with their grandparents, London is full of family-friendly theatre shows. Featuring some of the world's most beloved musicals, there is something all ages will enjoy in the historic West End. Here, we round up the top 10.The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre Frozen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess...

  • Be More Chill

    After a Broadway premiere earlier this year, it has been announced that Be More Chill will receive its London debut at The Other Palace in February 2020.Based on Ned Vizzini's 2004 novel of the same name, Be More Chill follows Jeremy Heere, a teenage boy who just wants to be popular. Desperately trying to fit in and be noticed, he finds out about 'The Squip'.Be More Chill will begin previews at The Other Palace on 12th February 2020, ahead of an official opening night on 18th February 2020. It...

  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie will play at the Apollo Theatre for an extended booking period to August 2020, it has been announced.After a world premiere at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield and a subsequent West End transfer, the musical received its London debut at the Apollo Theatre in November 2017, where it has played a continuous run since.Everybody's Talking About Jamie will now play for an extended booking period through to 29th August 2020.Based on a BBC documentary, the musical...

  • October 2019

    It's official... the weather's rubbish, the nights are drawing in and the leaves are turning brown. Summer is over, but the West End seems brighter than ever with transfers from across the country, new productions of old classics and a few famous faces scattered around for good measure too. Here's our top 10 picks for October.A Day in the Death of Joe EggClaire Skinner and Toby Stephens star in a revival of Peter Nichols' 1967 play, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, in which they play two parents...

  • Noises Off

    Hailed as one of the funniest plays of all time, Noises Off follows a company of actors through the lifetime of a production from rehearsals to the final night.After a critically-acclaimed revival at Lyric Hammersmith earlier this year, with LondonTheatre.co.uk praising its "real ensemble effort to deliver a classic British farce", the production will transfer to the Garrick Theatre later this week.Ahead of the show's opening, we sat down with the cast of Noises Off including Meera Syal, Daniel...

  • Upstart Crow

    It has been announced that David Mitchell will star in a stage adaptation of BBC sitcom Upstart Crow at the Gielgud Theatre, opening next year.Set in Shakespearean England, audiences join William Shakespeare as he struggles to find inspiration for a new story. Surrounded by squabbling family members and friends, Shakespeare must produce an outstanding piece of work to please the masses. David Mitchell will reprise his television performance as William Shakespeare, making his West End debut in...

  • Uncle Vanya

    Following the previous news that Toby Jones and Richard Armitage will star in a revival of Uncle Vanya, details have been confirmed of the upcoming production of Uncle Vanya to be staged at the Harold Pinter Theatre next year.Uncle Vanya tickets will be on sale from 27th September, via an exclusive pre-sale with LondonTheatre.co.uk.Originally written by Anton Chekhov, following Sonya and her uncle Vanya in a countryside estate, with their local doctor Astrov visiting regularly. When Sonya's...

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