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  • 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...

  • Photo credit: Maria Friedman (Photo by Claire Newton-Williams)

    Maria Friedman will present a new concert series at the Menier Chocolate Factory this spring. The brand new show, titled Maria Friedman & Friends — Legacy will honour the music of Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Stephen Sondheim. Maria Friedman & Friends — Legacy begins previews at the Menier Chocolate Factory on 3 March, ahead of an official opening on 8 March, and performances to 17 April. Maria Friedman & Friends — Legacy tickets are on sale now.Friedman is a three-time...

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

    Did you know that there are over 55 pop songs in Moulin Rouge! The Musical? From Offenbach to Adele, Britney Spears to Sia, and David Bowie to Beyonce, the Moulin Rouge! The Musical score is a true musical theatre feat. Collectively, the songs bring turn-of-the-century France to life, and keep the red windmill spinning.Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the story of Christian, a struggling American composer who seeks inspiration at the Moulin Rouge, a Parisian cabaret known for its luxury and...

  • Photo credit: Heathers (Photo courtesy of Heathers)

    Heathers has extended its booking period at The Other Palace. Heathers is now at The Other Palace to 1 May, and Heathers tickets are on sale now.Based on the 1980s film of the same name, Heathers sees school girl Veronica Sawyer try to become a part of the popular crowd. Heathers first opened in London at The Other Palace, starring Carrie Hope Fletcher. Find out more about Heathers in London.The Heathers cast includes Ailsa Davidson as Veronica Sawyer, Freddie King as JD, Emma Kingston as...

  • Photo credit: Six West End cast (Photo by Pamela Raith Photography)

    Six the Musical has extended its West End booking period with an additional year of performances. Six is now running at the Vaudeville Theatre to 2 Apr. 2022."As one of the first West End productions to resume performances during the pandemic, and relocate our show to its new forever-home, we are delighted that we have a full-year of Six performances our fans, theatre enthusiasts and new audiences can look forward to", said producers Kenny Wax, Wendy and Andy Barnes and George Stiles.Six follows...

  • Photo credit: Death Drop at the Garrick Theatre with previous cast (Photo courtesy of Death Drop)

    It's time to get sickening! Following two Death Drop engagements at the Garrick Theatre, Death Drop will return to the West End this spring. In a tweet from TuckShop Founder, Christopher Clegg, Death Drop is now at the Criterion Theatre from 3 March to 24 April, and Death Drop tickets are on sale now.Set in the early 1990s, Death Drop follows a group of drag artists who have been summoned to an island for a dinner party. During the evening, guests reveal their shady pasts to one another, all...

  • Photo credit: Magic Mike Live (Photo courtesy of Magic Mike Live)

    Magic Mike Live has extended its booking period in London. Magic Mike Live is now at the London Hippodrome to 1 Jan. 2023, and Magic Mike Live tickets are on sale now.Based on the hit Magic Mike movies, Magic Mike Live allows audiences to step inside Club Domina, a sensual nightclub filled with topless dancers that allows people to lose their inhibitions. Magic Mike Live in London is at the London Hippodrome Casino, which has been transformed into an intimate performance space.The Magic Mike...

  • Photo credit: Ralph Fiennes and the Bridge Theatre (Photos by Brigitte Lacombe and Philip Vile respectively)

    The full cast for David Hare's newest play, Straight Line Crazy, at the Bridge Theatre has been named. Straight Line Crazy begins previews at the Bridge Theatre on 16 March, with an opening night on 23 March, and performances to 18 June. Straight Line Crazy tickets are on sale now.Straight Line Crazy follows the life of Robert Moses, an American public official who transformed the New York City landscape during the 20th century. Even though he created new parks, bridges, and roads, Moses'...

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