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  • Photo credit: Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Photo courtesy of Moulin Rouge! The Musical)

    Moulin Rouge! The Musical can-can table seats are available to purchase, exclusively on London Theatre. Moulin Rouge! The Musical can-can table seats will be available to purchase from 12pm on 11 February, for performances the following week. Moulin Rouge! The Musical tickets are on sale now.Sign up to be the first to know about Moulin Rouge! The Musical can-can table seats in London."We could not be more excited to increase access to the Tony Award-winning Moulin Rouge! The Musical in the West...

  • Photo credit: Anything Goes cast (Artwork courtesy of Anything Goes)

    Initial casting for the 2022 production of Anything Goes at the Barbican has been announced. Anything Goes will play a national tour this year, including a return engagement at the Barbican from 15 July to 3 September, and Anything Goes tickets are on sale now.Kerry Ellis will play Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes — a role previously played by Sutton Foster and Rachel York. Ellis' previous West End credits include Wicked, Cats, and Murder Ballad."I am so excited to be taking on the role of Reno...

  • Photo credit: Hamlet at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Photo by Johan Persson)

    Everybody knows William Shakespeare. The 16th-century English playwright and dramatist penned dozens of plays, sonnets, and poems during his lifetime. His writing changed the future of the English language. Whether you've seen all the Shakespeare plays (bonus points for you!), a couple of Shakespeare stories here and there, or you've just heard of him, it's impossible to imagine the West End without Shakespeare plays. Shakespeare shows, events, and theatres are dotted across London too —...

  • Photo credit: Tosh Wanogho-Maud in The Drifters Girl, Samantha Barks in Frozen, and Alex Thomas-Smith in & Juliet (Photos courtesy of respective productions)

    February sees the annual marking of LGBT History Month in the UK. It's a time to observe lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, to reflect on gay rights, advance education, work to create more safe spaces, and to promote the welfare of LGBT+ people. LGBT History Month is usually observed in October in the US, Canada and Australia, but it's in February here - coinciding with the 2003 abolition of Section 28, a heinous law that prohibited the "promotion of homosexuality".The founding...

  • Photo credit: Olivia Moore, Dan Partridge and Peter Andre in Grease (Photo by Hugo Glendinning)

    Initial casting for Grease at the Dominion Theatre has been announced. Grease begins previews at the Dominion Theatre on 3 May, with an opening night on 17 May, and performances to 29 October. Grease tickets are on sale now.The "Mysterious Girl" hitmaker Peter Andre will play Vince Fontaine in Grease. Grease marks Andre's West End debut, but he has previously guest starred in Thriller Live at the Lyric Theatre."I'm beyond excited to be making my West End debut playing Vince Fontaine in Grease at...

  • Photo credit: The Play That Goes Wrong (Photo by Helen Maybanks)

    The Play That Goes Wrong has released a new block of tickets for West End performances. The Play That Goes Wrong is now at the Duchess Theatre to 2 Apr. 2023, and The Play That Goes Wrong tickets are on sale now.The Play That Goes Wrong follows an amateur dramatics society as they stage their annual play — a 1920s murder mystery called The Murder at Haversham Manor. While preparing for the show, the cast struggle to make it to their places, thanks to missing props, set, and even actors.Since...

  • Photo credit: Olivier Awards (Photo by Pamela Raith)

    Following confirmation of an in-person ceremony for the 2022 Olivier Awards, further plans have been revealed for this year's ceremony. The 2022 Olivier Awards will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on 10 April. Read the full list of 2022 Olivier Awards nominations. Jason Manford returns to the Olivier Awards to host the awards ceremony. Although he's best known for his stand-up comedy, Jason Manford has also starred in musicals such as Guys and Dolls and Curtains. The 2022 Olivier Awards...

  • Photo credit: A Christmas Carol 2021 (Photo courtesy of Old Vic)

    The Old Vic has confirmed details on three productions in 2022. A Christmas Carol will return for its sixth consecutive Christmas at the Old Vic, and plays by Mike Bartlett and August Wilson will form part of the 2022 season. The Old Vic is currently home to A Number, starring Lennie James and Paapa Esseidu, which runs to 19 March.Mike Bartlett's latest play, The 47th, will receive its world premiere at the Old Vic this spring. Set in 2024, The 47th will explore who should take the White House...

  • Photo credit: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and Life of Pi (Photos courtesy of productions)

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the annual World Book Day! Yes, it's been a quarter of a century of fantastic celebrations around books and reading, encouraging all children and young people to experience the magic of being transported to another world by picking up a book. It can be the start of a lifelong pleasure � and reading can improve your life chances.World Book Day was created by UNESCO back in 1995, and the first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place...

  • Photo credit: But I’m A Cheerleader cast (Photo by Mark Senior)

    The full cast of the UK premiere of But I'm A Cheerleader: The Musical has been named. But I'm A Cheerleader begins previews at the Turbine Theatre on 18 February, ahead of an opening night on 23 February, and performances to 16 April. But I'm A Cheerleader: The Musical tickets are on sale now.The But I'm A Cheerleader musical is based on the 1999 coming-of-age movie of the same name. The story follows Megan, a high school cheerleader who is sent to a conversion therapy camp to "cure" her...

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