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  • As Christmas seems but a distant memory this week the focus is wholly on 2017 and what delights the new year may bring. Following an excellent year of theatre in 2016 the next twelve months certainly have a lot to live up to in terms of exciting theatrical productions, and looking at which shows have already been announced in the West End, it's certainly shaping up to be another memorable year in theatreland.To keep you up to date with the most anticipated new shows of 2017, we've put together a...

  • Daniel Radcliffe

    Tickets are now on sale for The Old Vic's upcoming productions in their 2017 season. As well as their previously announced productions of Art starring Rufus Sewell and Woyzeck starring Star Wars' John Boyega, the season features two exciting new productions - a revival of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead alongside the World Premiere of Girl From the North Country by Conor McPherson which features classic songs by Nobel Prize-winner Bob Dylan.'Harry Potter' star Daniel...

  • The Lion King

    Walt Disney's musical The Lion King yesterday celebrated its 17th anniversary in London's West End where it continues to run at the Lyceum Theatre. The long-running show originally opened in London on 19 October 1999 following previews from 24 September, 1999. It is currently booking to 2 April 2017.The Lion King is currently the sixth longest running musical in West End history, and recently embarked on its first UK tour, which has been seen by over 1.8 million people. To date the show has...

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    This week a brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical theatre classic Jesus Christ Superstar opens in London at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Directed by Tim Sheader, this production is the first to be staged at the Regent's Park venue and promises to use the venue's unique advantages to create an original take on a much loved piece.After originally hitting the charts as a concept album in 1970, Superstar has gone on to be seen all around the world in various...

  • Do superheroes belong on the stage? Marvel and DC comics have dabbled with live stage productions over the years to varying degrees of effect and this Autumn, Marvel is bringing perhaps its largest live production yet to our British shores with a UK tour of Marvel Universe Live!, which also includes a total of 12 shows at the impressive O2 Arena in East London from 16th to 24th September 2016.Our favourite lycra-clad, superpowered, larger-than-life heroes and villains have long since been...

  • As the countdown to the big day has officially begun, it's time to deck the halls and turn up the volume on your favourite seasonal hits. Christmas songs are some of the most inspiring and tuneful pieces of music we hear all year, and many of the most famous actually originated in theatres.Musical theatre has provided the soundtrack to many momentous life events throughout the past 100 years, and continues to write songs that crossover to enjoy popular appeal. To get the Christmas party started,...

  • The West End's longest running musical, Les Misérables today celebrates its 30th anniversary in London's West End, where it is currently playing at the Queen's Theatre and booking to 1 October 2016.The Cameron Mackintosh and Royal Shakespeare Company production first opened at the Barbican Theatre on 8th Oct 1985, before transferring to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985. After 19 years, the show transferred to the Queen's Theatre, where it opened on 3 April 2004 and continues to run to...

  • The off-Broadway musical revue Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris will open at the Charing Cross Theatre in central London on 18 October 2014, following previews from 16 October, running until 22 November 2014. The production will be directed by Andrew Keates and feature a cast that includes Daniel Boys, Gina Beck, David Burt and Eve Polycarpou. Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris is a musical revue of the greatest works by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel....

  • Cut to the Chase theatre company will present Ken Ludwig's comedy Lend Me a Tenor at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, in the London Borough of Havering, from 3 to 25 October 2014, with an official opening on 6 October 2014. Described as a "furiously-paced frivolous frenzy", this farce was Ludwig’s first commercially-produced play and went on to enjoy success in the West End and on Broadway and has since been translated into 16 languages and produced in 25 countries. The cast for the production...

  • Eat Pray Laugh! - Barry Humphries Farewell Tour, opens at the London Palladium, 15 Nov 2013, following previews from 13 Nov - running to 5 Jan 2014, as part of a uk tour. "Act One features gentle, grandfatherly Sandy Stone, perhaps Humphries’ greatest creation, and the outrageous Sir Les Patterson – according to Dame Edna 'this is just a bit of foreplay really before I make an orgasmic appearance in Act Two!' Surrounded by spectacular sets and dancers, Dame Edna promises to 'empower' audiences...

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