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  • Mischief Theatre

    Mischief Theatre appears to be planning a new major production based on a magic show, according to the company's website.According to the company's website's listings, Magic Goes Wrong is listed as a production alongside its current West End hits The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, as well as the UK tour of Bank Robbery and Broadway run of The Play That Goes Wrong.Artwork for the upcoming production is accompanied by a link to sign-up to the company's newsletter 'to...

  • Joshua Jenkins

    The full West End cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Piccadilly Theatre has been announced.Joshua Jenkins makes his West End debut leading the cast as Christopher Boone. He led the first touring cast of the production in a 31-date tour of the UK, then carried on the role on an international tour across Australia, Asia and Canada. Alongside Jenkins, the rest of the cast members include Julie Hale (Siobhan), Stuart Laing (Ed), Emma Beattie (Judy), Sean McKenzie...

  • Sometimes, great stories are staring writers in the face. Many of the great plays are based on true, historical events which are adapted and dramatised for the stage. With The Lehman Trilogy - Stefano Massini's play about US financial firm The Lehman Brothers - set to transfer to the West End, we look at 12 memorable plays based on real life events. The Lehman TrilogyStefano Massini's play charts the formation, rise and eventual collapse of the US financial firm Lehman Brothers. Three actors...

  • West End

    If you're an aspiring actor, the chances are you want to work in the West End. It's where the best work in the world meets the most talented creatives from across the globe to create incredible, inspiring theatre - who wouldn't want to be a part of that? It might seem like a pipedream, but there are a few things that will help you get ahead of the pack, here's how you can get a job acting in the West End.Study at a drama schoolDrama schools are fantastic places to hone your skills, meet new...

  • The Price

    Jonathan Church's 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller's The Price is set to open in the West End, starring David Suchet and Brendan Coyle.The play, which ran in Bath earlier this summer, is about two brothers, Victor and Walter Franz who meet for the first time in almost two decades to sell off some family furniture. One is a New York cop approaching his retirement while another is a successful surgeon, and both come to realise the true cost of decisions they have made in decades gone...

  • The Lehman Trilogy

    The National Theatre's production of The Lehman Trilogy is set to transfer to the West End following a sell-out run in the Lyttelton Theatre.The play, which stars Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles, tells the story of The Lehman Brothers: the global financial services firm which collapsed in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis. Written by Stefano Massini, and adapted by Ben Power, it charts the history of the firm from its beginnings in New York in 1844, and sees the cast play the...

  • Snow White

    The full cast joining Dawn French in this year's London Palladium pantomime Snow White has been announced.French is set to play the Wicked Queen in the show, alongside the previously announced Julian Clary as The Man in The Mirror, Paul Zerdin as Muddles, Nigel Havers as The Understudy, Gary Wilmot as Mrs Crumble with Vincent and Flavia as The King and The Queen.Danielle Hope will play the titular role of Snow White alongside Charlie Stemp as The Prince.Hope is known for winning the BBC One...

  • National Theatre

    The National Theatre has announced twelve new shows as part of its 2019 season, featuring new plays by Lenny Henry and Annie Baker, as well NT debuts by actor Cate Blanchett and director Blanche McIntyre.It will also feature David Hare's adaptation of Ibsen's Peter Gynt, a new production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, and an Inua Ellam's adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters.Olivier TheatreIn the Olivier, Andrea Levy's award-winning novel Small Island will be adapted by Helen Edmundson. Opening...

  • Hair the Musical

    The recent revival of the rock musical Hair is set to tour the UK next year beginning at the New Wimbledon Theatre in March 2019.Jonathan O'Boyle's production opened at the Hope Mill Theatre in early 2017 before transferring to The Vaults in London, where it enjoyed a three-month run.Hair tells the story of the "tribe": a political group of hippies living in New York protesting against the Vietnam War. It has music by Galt McDermot, lyrics and a book by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, featuring...

  • We should be in the height of autumn weather, wrapped up in scarves and wearing thick jumpers. But instead we're all parading around in a summer encore to remember. London theatres continue to be brighter than ever too, and with both theatres open in the West End and on Broadway, there's never been a better time to experience live theatre. Here are our top openings for October 2021, and tickets for London shows in October 2021 are on sale now.West End shows in OctoberThere are some familiar...

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