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  • Bad Jews will return to the West End this summer for a limited engagement. Bad Jews is at the Arts Theatre from 14 July to 25 September. Bad Jews tickets are on sale now. The Bad Jews play follows two cousins, Daphna and Liam, who try to take ownership of their grandfather’s heirloom. As they decide who should keep the heirloom, there's a heated discussion of family and Jewish identity. Joshua Harmon's play, Bad Jews opened in New York in 2012, and subsequently transferred to the West End’s Arts...

  • Ahead of the COCK opening night, see the COCK cast in action in the latest production images. COCK is at the Ambassadors Theatre to 4 June, and COCK tickets are on sale now. Mike Bartlett’s battle of the sexes play follows a couple whose seven-year relationship is called into question when one man questions his sexuality as meets the girl of his dreams. COCK is one of three plays by Mike Bartlett in London this spring: The 47th is at the Old Vic and Scandaltown is at Lyric Hammersmith. The COCK...

  • There are many award-winning shows to see in London. Long-running musicals such as Wicked and The Book of Mormon have even won Olivier Award-winning musicals because of their audience appeal. London's stately plays such as The Woman in Black and The Mousetrap continue to attract theatregoers even though they've collectively ran for over a century. Creating an excellent production requires many factors; however, the show's story is critical to ensuring an excellent show. Plenty of award-winning...

  • The full list of Olivier Award nominations for 2022 were announced today, 8 March. The nominations were revealed by Dear Evan Hansen’s Sam Tutty and & Juliet’s Miriam-Teak Lee. The pair won Best Actor in a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical at the 2020 Olivier Awards. Cabaret leads the musical nominations, represented in 11 categories including Best Revival of a Musical. Anything Goes received nine nominations, with Back to the Future: The Musical picking up seven nominations. For the plays,...

  • Photo credit: The Drifters Girl cast (Photo by Johan Persson)

    The Drifters Girl will play an extended booking period in the West End. The Drifters Girl is now at the Garrick Theatre to 12 Feb. 2023, and The Drifters Girl tickets are on sale now. The Drifters Girl musical tells the story of how the 1950s vocal backing group, The Drifters, became international superstars. The Drifters centres on how their manager Faye Treadwell helped the band’s career, while navigating public and private issues. Beverley Knight plays Faye Treadwell in The Drifters Girl to 2...

  • Following the news that Newsies will open in London this year, a venue and performance dates are now set. Newsies will begin performances at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from 28 November and performances are scheduled to 18 Feb. 2023. Newsies will be an immersive production and staged in-the-round. Newsies features a book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Jack Feldman. Matt Cole will direct and choreograph the production. “As a huge fan of the original Disney film...

  • Ahead of To Kill a Mockingbird performances beginning in London, a new seating initiative will encourage wider audiences to attend the play. The To Kill a Mockingbird All Rise seats will allow theatregoers the opportunity to purchase £15 tickets to To Kill a Mockingbird in London. To Kill a Mockingbird is at the Gielgud Theatre, and To Kill a Mockingbird tickets are available now. Every month, a limited amount of To Kill a Mockingbird All Rise seats will be released for performances in the...

  • The London theatre scene is renowned not just for its influx of new work, but for thrilling revivals of established plays and musicals — revivals which are, at their best, truly revelatory. Over the past few years, we’ve seen landmark productions like a Sondheim classic completely transformed in Marianne Elliott’s gender-swapped Company, Jamie Lloyd’s bold modern take on Cyrano de Bergerac, and Michael Longhurst — with a major assist from star Sharon D Clarke — proving that musical Caroline, or...

  • The Play That Goes Wrong will welcome in a new West End cast this spring. The new The Play That Goes Wrong company will begin performances at the Duchess Theatre from 5 April, and The Play That Goes Wrong tickets are on sale now. The Play That Goes Wrong cast includes Tomisin Ajani as Trevor, Jo Ben Ayed as Dennis, Ashh Blackwood as Annie, Anya de Villiers as Sandra, Tendai Humphrey Sitima as Robert, Scott Hunter as Max, Oliver Mott as Jonathan and Mikhali Sen as Chris. The Play That Goes Wrong...

  • Further casting for the world premiere of Stephen Beresford’s The Southbury Child was named earlier this week. The Southbury Child is at the Bridge Theatre from 1 July to 27 August, and The Southbury Child tickets are on sale now. The Southbury Child play centres on David Highland, a vicar who struggles to keep a grip on his parish and finds himself isolated from public opinion. To get on everyone’s good side and be accepted by the town once more, David must fight for everything he stands for....

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