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  • The Prince of Egypt

    As The Prince of Egypt prepares to begin its rein in the West End at the Dominion Theatre, full casting and set designs have been released.As previously announced, Luke Brady, Liam Tamne, Christine Allado and Alexia Khadime will star in the musical adaptation of the award-winning DreamWorks Animation film which is based on the Book of Exodus following the life of Moses as he leads the children of Israel out of Egypt.Last month, it was announced that Joe Dixon, Debbie Kurup, Gary Wilmot, Adam...

  • Noises Off

    Ahead of the West End transfer of Noises Off at the Garrick Theatre, full casting has been announced for the production which will begin previews later this month.Inspired by the stage directions in a script, Noises Off follows a company of actors at different stages of a show's life on stage including the rehearsal process, backstage during a performance and in the middle of a performance.Sarah Hadland will join the cast as Belinda Blair, with West End credits including Admissions at Trafalgar...

  • Translations cast

    Casting has been announced for the upcoming return of Brian Friel's play Translations to the National Theatre, following its sell-out run in the Olivier last year.Dermot Crowley, Ciarán Hinds, Seamus O'Hara, Judith Roddy, and Rufus Wright will all return to Ian Rickson's production, which runs in the Olivier once again from 15th October.Fra Fee will join the production, alongside fellow newcomers Jack Bardoe, Liádan Dunlea, Amy Molloy and Julian Moore-Cook.Friel's classic play sees Owen return...

  • Top 10 theatre openings in September

    After the ever-quiet August, September sees several shows open in the West End and beyond. From the political Hansard, A Very Expensive Poison and Two Ladies, to family dramas The Son or Falsettos, new theatres and new artistic directors, there's a lot to get excited about this month. Here's our pick of the openings in September. Amanda Abbington stars in Zeller's latest play © Marc BrennerThe SonFlorian Zeller returns to the West End with The Son, his family drama about a teenage boy struggling...

  • An exclusive gala performance of Ian McKellen's one-man show has been announced, with <a href="https://ticket.londontheatre.co.uk/booking#/ticket-types?productid=7373&producttype=show&venueid=134&date=2019-10-03&slot=19:30&qt=2"tickets now available through LondonTheatre.co.uk.The event will take place on 3rd October at the Harold Pinter Theatre, where McKellen's show - which is titled Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others and You - will take up residency following his UK tour.All...

  • Les Miserables

    Production images showing Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and Carrie Hope Fletcher in the Les Miserable Staged Concert have been released.The musical is being performed in its concert form at the Gielgud Theatre across the road from its usual home, the Sondheim Theatre (formerly Queen's), while it is being refurbished, and will return with the new touring production in December.In the meantime, Ball, Boe, Fletcher are joined by Matt Lucas, John Owen Jones and more for the concert production.Tickets for...

  • Bank Holiday Theatre Tickets deals

    It's not just on the high street where you can score great Bank holiday offers this weekend. Here, we've rounded up the very best London theatre ticket deals you can score this Bank Holiday, whether you're looking for a last-minute theatre trip, or just want to make a great saving on an upcoming show. The Book of MormonOne of the West End's favourite musicals since it opened six years ago, bringing its unique sense of satirical humour to the musical scene. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are...

  • 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...

  • Casting has been announced for Caryl Churchill's upcoming quadruple bill of plays opening at the Royal Court next month. Directed by James Macdonald, the plays are titled Glass, Kill, Bluebeard's Friends and Imp, although details of each play are sketchy from marketing materials.Imp will star Deborah Findlay, Louisa Harland, Toby Jones and Tom Mothersdale, while Bluebeard's Friends will feature Findlay, Jones, Sarah Niles and Sule Rimi.Mothersdale will also appear in Kill as the character...

  • 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...

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