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  • A West End transfer of the musical adaptation of Pretty Woman has officially been announced by the show's Broadway producers as the musical enters its second year in New York.With original music and lyrics by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, Pretty Woman is based on the 1990 film by JF Lawton about a Hollywood sex worker who is hired by a successful businessman. The film, which was directed by Garry Marshall who has written the book of the show, starred Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.On Broadway,...

  • Production images for Bitter Wheat, the new play by David Mamet starring John Malkovich, have been released ahead of the play's world premiere at the Garrick Theatre later this week.Directed by Mamet, the play is inspired by recent Hollywood events, and stars Malkovich as a shamed Hollywood producer called Barnet Fein.The play sees Malkovich return to London he directed a production of the play Good Canary at the Rose Theatre Kingston in 2016. His theatre credits include starring in Sam...

  • Jake Gyllenhaal is set to return to the West End next summer as he reprises his role in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's musical Sunday in the Park with George.The actor starred in Sarna Lapine's production at the Hudson Theatre in 2017 alongside Annaleigh Ashford, who is also set to reprise her role in the musical's West End run.With a book by James Lapine, the musical is inspired by the French painter George Seurat's work A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La...

  • Initial casting has been announced for the UK premiere of William Finn and James Lapine's musical Falsettos, which is set to run at The Other Palace from August.Winner of two Tony Awards, Falsettos tells the story of a gay man called Marvin, his wife, his lover, his son, their psychiatrist and their lesbian neighbours.The cast includes: Natasha J Barnes (Cordelia), Daniel Boys (Marvin), Matt Cardle (Mendel), Gemma Knight-Jones (Charlotte), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Trina) and Oliver Savile...

  • Singin' In The Rain

    Adam Cooper will revive his role in Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Singin' in the Rain when it transfers to London's Sadler's Wells next summer.Directed by Jonathan Church, the production premiered in Chichester in 2011 with Cooper in the role of Don Lockwood, and went on to transfer to the Palace Theatre in the West End the following year.The production will now be revived for a short five-week run at Sadler's Wells in London next summer, running from Friday...

  • Secret Cinema presents Casino Royale

    The name's Bond... James Bond... Perhaps you've heard of him? Yes, folks, Ian Fleming's world-famous MI6 agent is back, but we're not referring to the upcoming 25th instalment in the historic movie franchise, scheduled to be released in 2020 as Daniel Craig's fifth and final outing as 007. We're talking about the live theatrical/cinematic hybrid that has just officially opened at a secret location in London, currently drawing in thousands of Bond-aficionados from all over the country and from...

  • National Theatre

    The National Theatre has announced 15 productions to be performed as part of the latest season, with new plays by Lucy Kirkwood and Richard Bean, as well as NT debuts by Francesca Martinez and performances by Maxine Peake and Rafe Spall.The season will also feature Tony Kushner's adaptation of The Visit, Inua Ellams' adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters and the premiere of Moira Buffini's Manor.Olivier TheatreFollowing performances at Rose Theatre Kingston, Elena Ferrante's two-part adaptation...

  • Ian McKellen

    Ian McKellen is set to bring his one-man show to the West End next year following a UK tour celebrating his 80th birthday this year.Titled Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others and You, McKellen will bring the show to the Harold Pinter Theatre from 20th September 2019 to 5th January 2020.Tickets are on sale now, using the module on the right-hand-side (desktop) or at the bottom of this article (mobile). Devised by McKellen and directed by Sean Mathias, the show sees the acting legend deliver personal...

  • West End Live

    The full schedule of musical acts performing at this year's West End Live, which takes place in Trafalgar Square on 22nd and 23rd June, have been announced.Held annually by the Society of London Theatre, productions from across London take to the stage during the weekend-long showcase.Beginning at 11am on Saturday 22nd June, the event is free, open to the public and does not require a ticket to attend. Both events end at 5pm, leaving enough time to book a ticket and see one of the performing...

  • Lungs Claire Foy and Matt Smith

    Ahead of Matthew Warchus' fifth season as artistic director at the Old Vic, tickets are now on sale for the upcoming production of Lungs starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith.Written by Duncan Macmillan, Lungs follows a couple as they consider the environmental impact of giving birth. The play was first performed in Britain in 2013, winning best new play at the Off West End Awards.Foy and Smith will reunite to appear in Lungs, after starring alongside each other as the Queen and Prince Phillip in...

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