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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The full cast for the London transfer of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at the Bridge Theatre has been announced, opening in November.Laura Elphinstone will star as The White Witch and Mrs Macready, previously starring in Young Marx at the off-West End venue. Notable performing credits include HBO's Chernobyl, BBC's Line of Duty and My Country for the National Theatre.Wil Johnson will play Aslan and Professor Kirk, recently starring in Sweat at the Gielgud Theatre. Previously, he has...

  • 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...

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    The London Palladium production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to return to the venue next summer after a riotously successful run at the theatre this year.Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical was directed by Laurence Connor, and starred newcomer Jac Yarrow in the title role to critical acclaim. LondonTheatre.co.uk's Mark Shenton said Yarrow was the "stand-out star" in role.Joseph, first performed in 1972, tells the story of the character of the same name from the...

  • Jennifer Saunders is set to star in a revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit in the West End next spring, it has been announced.Directed by Richard Eyre, Saunders will play clairvoyant Madame Arcati who stages a séance at a writer's home with the aim of gathering material for a new novel, only to call the spirit of his first wife instead. The role has been played by any great actors, including Alison Steadman, Angela Lansbury and Penelope Keith.The production, which premiered at Theatre Royal...

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    Tickets for the Jamie Lloyd Company production of Cyrano de Bergerac starring James McAvoy at the Playhouse Theatre are now on sale.Originally written by Edmond Rostand and adapted by Martin Crimp for the production, Cyrano de Bergerac follows the life of the titular character, a 17th century playwright who seems to have it all - apart from his true love named Roxane. In a society plagued by narcissism, he uses language in order to attract Roxane.Following previous announcements, James McAvoy...

  • White Christmas

    Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre, opening in November 2019.Olivier Award-nominated actor Michael Brandon joins the cast as General Henry Waverly, previously appearing in West End productions of Singin' in the Rain at the Palace Theatre and the titular role in Jerry Springer The Opera at the National Theatre.Brenda Edwards will play Martha Watson in the production, whose West End credits include We Will Rock You, Chicago and...

  • James McAvoy

    Tickets are now on general sale for Cyrano de Bergerac, starring James McAvoy at the Playhouse Theatre in London from November.McAvoy will play the eponymous character of the tragic play, which is about a romantic poet and soldier who falls in love, but is too ashamed of his large nose to do anything about it.Bergerac was written by Edmond Rostand in 1897, but has received a number of modern-day revivals and adaptations, including films starring Christopher Plummer, Derek Jacobi and Gerard...

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