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  • The Great Gatsby

    The immersive production of The Great Gatsby is set to transfer to a brand new immersive theatre space in Mayfair.Launched by Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook, the producers behind the upcoming immersive show The Wolf of Wall Street who have just launched their new company Immersive Everywhere, Immersive | LDN will open to the public on 13th September.Located in Mayfair at 56 Davies Street, the 32,000sq ft venue features spaces designed for immersive theatre performances, live gamin, escape room...

  • The full cast joining Joe Thomas, Summer Strallen and Alex Gaumond in a UK tour of What's In a Name later this year has been announced.The play, written by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patellière, has been adapted into English and will be directed by Jeremy Sams as it embarks on a UK tour which will visit Guildford and Richmond.This production, which ran at Birmingham REP starring Nigel Harman and Sarah Hadland in 2017, is comedy about a dinner of family and friends in which a number of...

  • Patricia Hodge

    Olivier Award winner Patricia Hodge is set to join the cast of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which is to be revived by Simon Evans at Trafalgar Studios next month.Hodge, who won an Olivier for her performance in Money at the National Theatre in 2000, is also known for appearing in A Little Night Music, Look Back in Anger, Pippin, as well as the TV series Miranda, Downton Abbey and A Very English Scandal.She joins Toby Stephens (Oslo) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) in Simon Evans' new...

  • Falsettos

    Matt Cardle has withdrawn from the cast of Falsettos the Musical, which is set to being previews at The Other Palace in London on 30th August, due to unforeseen scheduling complications.Cardle, who is currently appearing in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican until 24th August, was set to play Mendel in the UK premiere of the musical, alongside Natasha J Barnes, Daniel Boyes, Oliver Savile and Laura Pitt-Pulford.Announcing his departure from the show, Cardle said: "I am truly sorry that...

  • Immersive Theatre

    There's no better way to experience theatre like becoming a part of the show. While traditional plays and musicals are a great way to appreciate a production, immersive theatre offers a whole new perspective on a show. We've assembled a list of the top immersive theatre experiences in London, which come in all shapes and sizes. From dining experiences to technological marvels, to raucous parties, you'll find something different for you and your theatregoing friends. <a...

  • Edinburgh

    Feeling Edinburgh FOMO? Us too. If you can't make it to the Fringe, it can get quite lonely as everyone is enjoying great new theatre. If we're lucky we'll get to see a handful of the best shows transfer down to the capital for a run in London in the coming months. Here are a few shows that, from initial reactions online and in the press, we're hoping will make the journey back down south at some point soon. (And if you're lucky enough to be in Edinburgh, tweet us any hot tips you might have...

  • The Son

    The full cast has been announced for the upcoming West End transfer of Florian Zeller's play The Son, which opens at the Duke of York's Theatre from 2nd September.Transferring from the Kiln Theatre, the play tells the story of a young boy facing the difficult reality of his parents' divorce, who starts skipping school and lying to his family.Directed by Michael Longhurst, Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light, Amaka Okafor and Martin Turner all reprise their roles from the Kiln...

  • Six the Musical

    Three new alternate queens have been announced for the West End production of Six the Musical.Cherelle Jay, Zara MacIntosh and Hana Stewart are currently in rehearsals for the production, replacing the outgoing Vicki Manser, Grace Mouat and Courtney Stapleton from October.In June, it was announced that Courtney Bowman, Danielle Steers, Collette Guitart and Shekinah McFarlane would join the cast of the production, which runs at the Arts Theatre.Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the pop...

  • Top shows to see in 2019

    There have been a whole host of major openings in the West End already this year, from musical staples like Waitress and 9 to 5 the Musical, to plays with major stars like Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston or All About Eve with Gillian Anderson, which have both come and gone. There's still so much to come to London before the year is out, here's our round-up of the theatre shows in London you need to see before the end of 2019. Dear Evan HansenThe hit Broadway musical sent shockwaves through...

  • Evita

    Production images have been released giving a sneak peek at Jamie Lloyd's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evita, which opens at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre on Thursday.Lloyd's production stars Samantha Pauly as Eva Peron, alongside Ektor Rivera as Juan Peron and Trent Saunders as Tre. Click here to read more casting.Evita rounds-off this year's season at the Open Air Theatre, which included productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hansel and Gretel, and Thornton Wilder's Our...

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