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  • For a younger generation, the High School Musical trilogy of films are the ultimate American teen movies. They epitomise those idealistic adolescent moments: finding your love at high school, sleepovers with your besties, and forming lifelong bonds. However, the success of those 21st-century movies relies on the popularity of older teenage-led films which first captured the zeitgeist, and none managed it quite like Grease. The beloved story follows a group of Chicago high-schoolers as they...

  • ABBA are back! Fans have been dreaming for years of a reunion from the world-conquering Swedish pop band, whose four famous members – Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad – last played together in public back in 1982 before they parted ways. ABBA Voyage is that dream come true, though with a futuristic twist: the quartet will appear as digital avatars, specially created for this unique immersive concert experience. This is the perfect time for ABBA Voyage to...

  • Can you work out the secrets behind this play? More information is now known about Dave Davidson’s That Is Not Who I Am ahead of its first performance. That Is Not Who I Am begins previews at the Royal Court on 10 June, with a press night on 16 June and performances to 30 July. That Is Not Who I Am tickets are available now. The three-person cast includes Priyanga Burford, Siena Kelly and Jake Davies. The That Is Not Who I Am play follows Ollie, a man who has his identity stolen on the internet....

  • The West End’s Agatha Christie court session continues. Witness for the Prosecution extends at London County Hall to 16 Apr. 2023. Witness for the Prosecution tickets are on sale now. The Agatha Christie play Witness for the Prosecution follows Leonard Vole as he is accused of murder. While testifying, he must convince the jury he’s innocent. But when his wife takes to the stand, the case takes an unexpected turn. Witness for the Prosecution is a leading London courtroom drama. Watch courtroom...

  • The National Theatre has revealed two upcoming productions to open in 2022. In an article from The Guardian, The Crucible will play at the Olivier theatre, while a new work about Afghan refugees will open in the Dorfman theatre. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a historical drama which analyses the 17th-century Salem witch trials in the United States. Brendan Cowell will lead The Crucible cast as John Proctor, joined by Erin Doherty as Abigail Williams, Fisayo Akinade, Rachelle Diedericks, Nick...

  • Ahead of The Glass Menagerie opening in London later this month, see The Glass Menagerie cast in action in the latest rehearsal images. The Glass Menagerie is at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 23 May. The Glass Menagerie tickets are on sale now. Amy Adams makes her West End debut as Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee Williams’ family memory play. The upcoming production will see the role of Tom in The Glass Menagerie shared between two actors. The Glass Menagerie cast includes Paul Hilton and Tom...

  • A concert performance of The Secret Garden musical will take place in the West End this summer. The Secret Garden is at the London Palladium on 28 August. The Secret Garden musical is based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel of the same name. The musical follows Mary Lennox, a young girl who is sent from India to England to live with her relatives. While in her new surroundings, she discovers a secret walled garden and finds adventure in a manor house. Westlife’s Mark Feehily will make his...

  • Find out who will join David Harbour and Bill Pullman in the world premiere of Mad House in the West End this summer. Mad House begins previews at the Ambassadors Theatre on 15 June, with an opening night on 26 June and performances to 4 September. Mad House tickets are on sale now. Set in rural Pennsylvania, Mad House sees an old man named Michael return to his childhood home to look after his dying father. When Michael's siblings, Nedward and Pam, arrive home, the siblings must decide how to...

  • Photo credit: Shakespeare's Globe (Photo by John Wildgoose)

    This Henry VIII cast will rule over Shakespeare’s Globe this summer. Henry VIII is at Shakespeare’s Globe from 19 May to 21 October. Henry VIII tickets are on sale now. Hannah Khalil adapts the Henry VIII play which now explores the Tudor lifestyle from a female perspective. While the King attempts to secure a male heir, queens fight for justice and provoke a new world to try and change the future. The Olivier-nominated actor Adam Gillen will play King Henry VIII. Gillen is best known for...

  • Find "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" once more! Bat Out of Hell will return to London next year. Bat Out of Hell is at the Peacock Theatre from 17 February to 1 Apr. 2023. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the Bat Out of Hell musical follows two young lovers from rival groups. Bat Out of Hell began performances at the London Coliseum in 2017, before transferring to the Dominion Theatre from 2017 - 2019. The Bat Out of Hell musical features Meat Loaf songs including “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”...

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