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  • Photo credit: Audience fills the theatre (Photo by Wikimania 2009 on Flickr)

    Seeing a West End show is always something to look forward to, whether you've seen one show or hundreds. You may have bought theatre tickets months in advance, counted down the days, and soon enough, the show day is finally here! But heading to the theatre can also be daunting. You may be torn about what to wear to the theatre, when to arrive at the theatre, and what to expect while you're in the auditorium. However, we have a few handy tips to remember to make all your theatregoing experiences...

  • Photo credit: Olly Dobson and Roger Bart (Photo courtesy of Back to the Future)

    Feel the power of love in the West End. Back to the Future: The Musical will play an extended booking period in London. Back to the Future: The Musical performances are now scheduled at the Adelphi Theatre to 23 October, and Back to the Future: The Musical tickets are on sale now.The Back to the Future: The Musical is based on the hit sci-fi film trilogy of the same name. The musical sees Marty McFly transported back in time from 1985 to 1955 with scientist Dr. Emmett Brown in a DeLorean. Now in...

  • London Theatre Week is back. Book tickets to over 40 London shows at the best prices during London Theatre Week. We've got theatre tickets on the biggest West End musicals, upcoming London plays, and London entertainment from just £15, £25, and £35.London Theatre Week doesn't last all year. London Theatre Week 2022 runs from 21 February to 13 March, so you'll want to be quick booking tickets. Find a show that excites you and book theatre tickets on London Theatre.Here's a list of all the shows...

  • Frances Mayli McCann and Jordan Luke Gage

    This world will remember the Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical West End cast. Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical will begin previews at the Arts Theatre on 9 April, ahead of an opening night on 19 April. Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical tickets are on sale soon.Olivier nominee Frances Mayli McCann and Jordan Luke Gage will play the lead roles of Bonnie and Clyde, respectively. Both appeared in the West End production of Heathers in 2021, and McCann played the role of Bonnie in the Bonnie and Clyde: The...

  • Photo credit: Six the Musical, Dear Evan Hansen and Heathers (Photos courtesy of productions)

    Seeing live theatre offers life-changing experiences for people of all ages. Anyone can enjoy West End theatre, and what better time to start seeing theatre than as a teenager? Many West End shows present a different way of storytelling and offer lessons in a new way for young minds. An important message may make better sense through song rather than through a stern telling off. Or maybe teenagers will watch a show at a young age and revisit it on many occasions, kickstarting a lifelong love of...

  • Photo credit: Samira Wiley and Laurie Davidson (Photos courtesy of National Theatre)

    The National Theatre has confirmed four new productions as part of their summer season. New shows include rescheduled dates for Jack Absolute Flies Again and All of Us, as well as Samira Wiley making her West End debut in Blues for an Alabama Sky.The three current productions at the National Theatre are Small Island in the Olivier, Wuthering Heights in the Lyttelton and Our Generation in the Dorfman. A full list of shows announced by the National Theatre today are as follows, broken down by...

  • Photo credit: Dirty Dancing, Magic Mike Live and Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Photos courtesy of productions)

    Ah, the hen night. It wouldn't be a proper wedding without it. This sacred tradition is all about celebrating with the brilliant girls in your life, having that one really special night out before getting married - and making it a night to remember.There are lots of fun activities in London that would be perfect for a hen night, thanks to the capital's great atmosphere and numerous bars and eateries, and your plans can all be shaped around a real treat: tickets to a West End show. Add in dinner...

  • Photo credit: Helen Woolf in Wicked and Beverley Knight in The Drifters Girl (Photos courtesy of productions)

    International Women's Day is a celebration of women - from marking their achievements to raising awareness of campaigns for women's rights and fundraising for female-focussed charities. It's all about making a collective effort to foster gender equity through positive, impactful change.International Women's Day was born out of the universal female suffrage movement and the social revolution of the early 20th century. In 1909, the Socialist Party of America organised a National Woman's Day, and...

  • Photo credit: Terique Jarrett and Claes Bang (Photos by Karolina Urbaniak and courtesy of Claes Bang)

    The full cast for the London premiere of Jeremy O. Harris' Daddy: A Melodrama has been named. Daddy: A Melodrama begins previews at the Almeida Theatre on 26 March, with an opening night on 6 April and performances to 30 April.Daddy: A Melodrama follows Franklin, a young black artist who finds himself seduced by older man, Andre. Their connection deepens into an irresistible love, but Franklin's mother is convinced her son is in trouble.The Daddy cast is led by Terique Jarrett as Franklin and...

  • Photo credit: Newsies on Broadway (Photo courtesy of Newsies)

    Now is the time to seize the day! Newsies will open in London in 2022. In a tweet from the Newsies show account, Newsies will make its London premiere later this year, with a theatre and performance dates to be announced.The Newsies musical follows Jack, a newspaper boy in late 19th century New York who dreams of a better future. Newsies is based on the Newsboy Strike of 1899 — a two-month campaign which forced change in how newspaper boys were compensated.After a world premiere at the Paper...

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