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  • Maggie Smith Bridge Theatre

    Maggie Smith will return to the stage for the first time in 12 years to star in a new play by Christopher Hampton directed by Jonathan Kent at the Bridge Theatre, it has been announced.A German Life will tell the story of Brunhilde Pomsel, the personal secretary to Joseph Goebbels, the Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany. The play is drawn from testimonies given by Pomsel after she spoke to Austrian filmmakers in the 2016 documentary of the same name.Maggie Smith will be the sole...

  • Peter Rabbit

    Where is Peter Rabbit?, the stage show based on the stories of Beatrix Potter's iconic children's character, is set to open in the West End for the first time this Easter featuring the voices of Griff Rhys Jones and Miriam Margolyes.The musical, which will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 3rd April, follows beloved character Peter Rabbit and pals Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and the fierce Mr McGregor in a story based on Potter's magical world.Griff Rhys Jones and Miriam Margolyes...

  • And Juliet

    Tickets are now on sale for one of the most inventive musicals of the year: & Juliet, a continuation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that follows the female lead through a big weekend in Paris. With the cast now fully announced (no less than 11 months before the show's West End opening), we're beginning to get the first glimpse into the music that will be featured in the musical, which will be a mash-up of the biggest hits by songwriting machine Max Martin.From Britney to Backstreet,...

  • Dear Evan Hansen

    Dates have been announced for the upcoming West End transfer of Dear Evan Hansen, which is set to run at the Noel Coward Theatre.The musical will begin previews in London on 29th October, and receive an official opening night on 19th November 2019.Tickets for Dear Evan Hansen are not yet on sale, but general ticket booking will open at the beginning of April, with general public booking beginning on 8th April.Dear Evan Hansen has music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, whose other work...

  • And Juliet Further Casting

    Further casting has been announced for the upcoming production of & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre, opening later this year.Inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, & Juliet looks at what would have happened if the young female were to put down the dagger during the fateful scene. Along with the Nurse and a group of close friends, Juliet travels to Paris in search of a new life, taking control of her own story.Oliver Tompsett will play the role of Mr Shakespeare, most...

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball will lead a concert version of Les Miserables at the Gielgud Theatre this summer, as its current home, the Queen's Theatre, will close for refurbishment until December.Ball returns to the production after starring in the original Barbican production in 1985 before it transferred to the West End's Palace Theatre. The production has been running in the West End ever since.Ball will play Inspector Javert in the staged concert production of the musical, with his regular collaborator...

  • Photo credit: Les Miserables cast (Photo by Johan Persson)

    UPDATE: This article has been updated to reflect the return of Les Miserables: The Staged Concert at the Sondheim Theatre from May 2021. Following the exciting news that Les Miserables: The Staged Concert will return, a fantastic cast has been announced to showcase the classic musical in all its glory. From original cast members like Michael Ball, to Les Mis vets and a few other favourites from the barricades to boot, we take you through the casts of Les Miserables: The Staged Concert. Les...

  • The Play That Goes Wrong

    New casting has been announced for the Mischief Theatre comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, which is currently in its fourth year at the West End's Duchess Theatre.The production sees a drama group, Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, staging a new production of a murder mystery titled The Murder at Haversham Manor. But in typical Mischief Theatre style, things don't quite go to plan, often resulting in hilarious consequences.The new cast for The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre...

  • Clive Owen

    Tennessee Williams' play The Night of the Iguana is set to return to the West End this year, with Clive Owen starring in a new production at the Noel Coward Theatre in the summer.The play follows the interactions between widow, a clergyman and a spinster who are forced together in a dilapidated Mexican hotel during a storm.Directed by James MacDonald, it will run at the Noel Coward Theatre for 12 weeks from 6th July, with tickets now on sale. Clive Owen will star in the play. Owen may be best...

  • Rosmersholm

    A new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Rosmersholm is set to open in the West End, starring Hayley Atwell and Tom Burke.Adapted by Duncan Macmillan, writer of People Places and Things, the play examines a country in political flux, with John Rosmer faced with a decision between conservative traditions or more modern ideas of freedom.Directed by Ian Rickson, Tom Burke will play John Rosmer (Johannes in the original), and Hayley Atwell will play his housekeeper Rebecca West.Rosmersholm will run at the...

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