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  • White Christmas

    Following last year's run at the Curve Theatre in Leicester, White Christmas will be staged at the Dominion Theatre later this year, it has been announced.Based on the 1954 movie of the same name starring Bing Crosby, the musical adaptation follows Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, two friends who served together during World War Two, as they team up to put on a show in order to save their former General's ski lodge in Vermont. The musical features a soundtrack including "The Best Things Happen While...

  • Frozen

    The highly-anticipated West End run of the Disney musical Frozen has been officially announced today, and will run at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane next year.The stage adaptation of Frozen, which is the highest-grossing animated film of all time, opened on Broadway in 2018 directed by Michael Grandage, receiving a Tony Award nomination for best new musical.Grandage's production will open in London on Drury Lane in autumn 2020, with run dates, ticket information and casting...

  • Mary Poppins

    Further casting for the West End revival of Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre set to open later in the year has been announced.Petula Clark will return to the West End for the first time in 23 years to play the Bird Woman. Best known for her chart-topping hits including the Grammy Award-winning song "Downtown", Clark made her West End debut in 1981, playing Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music, later starring in Sunset Boulevard in 1995.Last performing in the West End in 2017 in...

  • Jason Donovan

    Jason Donovan is set to appear in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat once again as he returns to the show when it plays the London Palladium this summer.Donovan made his musical debut in the show back in 1991, when Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's seminal show was also staged at the historic London Palladium.Back then, the Neighbours star with a successful pop career played the lead role of Joseph and had a number one hit single with the musical's song, "Any Dream Will Do".For this...

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    New casting has been announced for the fourth West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which continues to run at the Palace Theatre in London.Michelle Gayle will join the cast on 22nd May 2019 as Hermione Granger, alongside Rayxia Oho as daughter Rose and Dominic Short as Albus. Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter), Susie Trayling (Ginny Potter), Thomas Aldridge (Ron Weasley), James Howard (Draco Malfoy) and Jonathan Case (Scorpius Malfoy) all continue their roles.The full cast of the London...

  • Louise 9 to 5

    Louise Redknapp will return from injury and join the cast of 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre later this month, it has been announced. Redknapp was scheduled to play the role of Violet Newstead in 9 to 5 from 28th January, however she was forced to temporarily withdraw from the production due to injury, fracturing her wrist in a fall during rehearsals. Caroline Sheen stepped into the role of Violet Newstead, rehearsing with the cast of 9 to 5 and playing the role throughout previews and on the show's...

  • Present Laughter

    Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Noёl Coward's Present Laughter at the Old Vic. Present Laughter is a comedic play that centres around Garry Essendine, a successful comic actor approaching his fortieth birthday. As he prepares to tour Africa with his latest production, he has to deal with his secretary and his wife, as well as rumours of extra-marital relationships that could affect his life and career.Andrew Scott will play the role of Garry Essendine. He is an...

  • International Women's Day

    Celebrate the power of females in shows across the West End with our top shows for International Women's Day. From the all-female creative teams to the all-female cast of Six, we cheer these shows and events that are sure to champion girl power in Theatreland. Here's the best of what the West End has offered which celebrates the power of womanhood. SixThe six wives of Henry VIII form the West End's newest girl band at Six, a concert-musical that rolls history and entertainment in one. During...

  • Magic Goes Wrong

    The second production to be performed as part of the Mischief Theatre's year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre has been announced.Magic Goes Wrong will see the original Mischief Theatre company play a group of magicians, who are demonstrating their latest tricks at a charity event, with their fundraising target growing larger with each magical mishap.The upcoming play marks the first time Mischief Theatre has worked in conjunction with other writers, with legendary magicians Penn &...

  • Betrayal

    Images have been released for Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston, currently playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre.Betrayal follows Emma and Jerry during their seven-year extramarital affair, with the play told in reverse chronology. Told over nine scenes, audiences meet the pair as well as their marital partners in a play covering love, relationships and commitment.Hiddleston plays Robert in Betrayal, joined by Zawe Ashton as Emma and Charlie Cox as Jerry.Written by Harold Pinter, Betrayal was...

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