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  • Hamilton - new cast

    A new cast for the West End production of Hamilton has been announced as the production prepares to enter its second year in London.Jamael Westman will continue in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton, as will Tarinn Callender as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, Rachelle Ann Go as Eliza Hamilton, Jason Pennycooke as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Cleve September as John Laurens/Philip HamiltonFrom 3rd December 2018, Sifiso Mazibuko will take on the role of Aaron Burr while Courtney-Mae...

  • All About Eve

    All About Eve is set to make its West End premiere next February, starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James. The 1950 hit film has been adapted for the stage by Ivo van Hove, who will also direct the production with music provided by two-time Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey. Here's everything you need to know about the play before buying tickets for the West End premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre.What is All About Eve? All About Eve is the stage production of the 1950 film of the same name,...

  • After baking up a storm on Broadway, Waitress has come out of the oven to the West End’s Adelphi Theatre. In a musical that’s full of friendship and good pie, we take a look at the cast and the music in the show. ## Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre Inspired by the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress who enters a pie competition in order to give her baby the best start in life. The film was then adapted for the stage, with the book by Jessie Nelson...

  • Details have been confirmed for the upcoming West End production of All About Eve at the Noel Coward Theatre, which is set to star Gillian Anderson and Lily James.Directed by Ivo van Hove, All About Eve will be an adaptation of the classic 1950 film of the same name, which follows a highly-regarded acting star and a young fan.It will run at the Noel Coward Theatre from 2nd February to 11th May 2019, with tickets on sale from next Friday, 28th September. There will be an official opening night on...

  • A love story between the orphan street-rat Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, Aladdin the Musical entrances audiences night after night into a whole new world. Costume designer Gregg Barnes allowed an ‘anything goes’ mentality, where the door was open to see the world as he wasn’t locked into a historical reality. Inspired to design outfits from traditional wear across the world, we take a look at the wardrobe in Aladdin the Musical in this post, where we can get closer to the outfits influenced from...

  • Going to the theatre alone

    Going to the theatre is predominantly considered a social act. Whether it's a fun first date, family outing or just seeing the latest opening with friends, most theatregoers first question when booking a show is usually: "Who shall I go with?"Well, there's really no need to fret. Going to the theatre alone can be a wonderful, stress-free experience, and could enable you to see a lot more shows if your friends aren't free. Plus, studies have also shown that engaging in activities like going to...

  • Magic Mike Live

    The full cast has been announced for the upcoming London production of Magic Mike Live, which is conceived and co-directed by Channing Tatum.Based on the films that starred Tatum, Magic Mike Live transforms the Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino into an intimate club where a group of artists will perform impressive acrobatic stunts and alluring dance routines.Following runs in Las Vegas, the show has been called 'the modern strip show we deserve' by USA Today.The cast for the production will...

  • Mary Poppins

    Disney musical Mary Poppins is set to float back into the West End in 2019, and will follow the closure of another Disney show, Aladdin, at the Prince Edward Theatre.Tickets for the production, which will star Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp, will go on sale in January, and the musical will open in autumn 2019.Aladdin will play its final performance at the Prince Edward on 31st August 2019.Mary Poppins will return to the Prince Edward where it premiered in the West End in 2004 produced by...

  • The London production of Aladdin is set to close following a run of over three years at the Prince Edward Theatre.The musical is making way for another Disney musical, Mary Poppins, which will open in autumn 2019. Aladdin, which has music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin, will play its final performance at the theatre on 31st August 2019.On opening, the musical starred Dean-John Wilson in the title role, Jade Ewen as Jasmine and Trevor Dion Nicholas as the...

  • Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 is set to do-si-do its way into the West End next January, starring Louise Redknapp, Amber Davies and Natalie McQueen, here's everything you need to know about the musical before you buy tickets for its West End premiere.What is 9 to 5?The musical is adapted from a 1980 movie written and directed by Colin Higgins starring Dolly Parton. The country music legend wrote her now-signature song for the film, which has been voted one of the funniest 100 American films.In...

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