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  • Photo credit: Michael Fox, Imogen Stubbs, and Eric Underwood (Photos courtesy of Kate Morley PR)

    Initial casting has been revealed for the 10th anniversary production of Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park. Clybourne Park is at the Park Theatre from 16 March to 23 April, and Clybourne Park tickets are on sale now.The Clybourne Park play starts off with a couple in 1950s America selling their townhouse to the neighbourhood's first black family. 50 years later, a white couple buys the property, but the area is now a predominantly black neighbourhood. Clybourne Park won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for...

  • Photo credit: Jersey Boys (Photo by Mark Senior)

    Jersey Boys will play an extended booking period at the Trafalgar Theatre, with performances now scheduled to 2 October. Jersey Boys tickets are available now.Jersey Boys was the first production to open at the newly-renovated Trafalgar Theatre in July 2021. In a Jersey Boys review for London Theatre, our critic said: "You can't fault the sheer entertainment value of this show... the boys are back in town - a strong lure for those audiences still working their way back to theatre."The Jersey...

  • Photo credit: Dirty Dancing cast 2021 (Photo courtesy of Dirty Dancing)

    Nobody is putting this cast in a corner! The full Dirty Dancing cast has been named, ahead of Dirty Dancing performances beginning next month. Dirty Dancing is at the Dominion Theatre from 2 February to 16 April, and Dirty Dancing tickets are on sale now.The Dirty Dancing cast is led by Michael O'Reilly as Johnny Castle and Kira Malou as Frances "Baby" Houseman, both reprising their performances from the recent Dirty Dancing tour. Carlie Milner will play Penny Johnson, with Lynden Edwards as...

  • Photo credit: Samantha Barks (Elsa), Stephanie McKeon (Anna), Ensemble (Photo by Johan Persson)

    The cold will never bother Frozen! Frozen will play an extended booking period at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, with performances to October 2022. Frozen tickets for the new booking period will be on sale soon. Based on the 2013 Academy Award-winning Disney film, Frozen follows sisters Elsa and Anna in Arendelle as they try to control Elsa's icy powers. After many postponements, Frozen officially opened at Theatre Royal Drury Lane last summer. In a <a...

  • Photo credit: Cirque du Soleil (Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil)

    Could you soar through the air? Can you walk on your hands? Contort your body? Expect the unexpected in Cirque du Soleil shows, where performers defy what is seemingly possible to entertain crowds. For over 30 years, Cirque du Soleil has evolved with time to present world-leading, contemporary circus shows. While many of their shows tour the world, London audiences can see Cirque du Soleil every year, as the company have an annual season at the Royal Albert Hall.Cirque du Soleil shows in London...

  • Photo credit: Dirty Dancing (Photo courtesy of Dirty Dancing)

    The 1980s gave us plenty of musical films, like Fame, Flashdance, and Footloose. None feature a lift quite as iconic as the end move in Dirty Dancing. Dirty Dancing has rightfully earned its status as a classic musical film, and audiences have been in love with 'Baby' and Johnny's whirlwind romance at summer camp for over 30 years. Now you can get ready to have the time of your life at the theatre, as Dirty Dancing returns to London. When Dirty Dancing made its West End premiere, millions of...

  • Photo credit: Alex Young (Photo courtesy of Kevin Wilson PR)

    Alex Young will lead the cast in a new London production of Anyone Can Whistle. Anyone Can Whistle begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 1 April, with an opening night on 5 April and performances to 7 May. Anyone Can Whistle tickets are on sale now.Anyone Can Whistle follows Mayoress Cora Hoover Hooper's decision-making. At first, she's hated by her people, as the government control everything in the small town, so the Mayoress must act fast in order to save her community.Alex Young will...

  • Come what may! Moulin Rouge! The Musical has set its dates for a London debut. The production will begin performances at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End on 12 Nov. with a press night on 8 Dec. Tickets to Moulin Rouge! The Musical in London are on sale now “At its heart, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is about a group of artists fighting to keep their stage show alive," said producer and CEO of Global Creatures, Carmen Pavlovic in a statement. "That element of the story has felt very real for...

  • Photo credit: Small Island in 2019 (Photo by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg)

    The full cast for the Small Island revival at the National Theatre has been named. Small Island begins previews in the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre on 24 February, with an opening night on 3 March and performances to 30 April. Small Island tickets are on sale now. Small Island explores the intricate shared history between Jamaica and the UK by following four characters: Hortense who has arrived on UK soil for the first time, landlady Queenie, and servicemen Gilbert and Bernard. Small...

  • Photo credit: Emilia Clarke in The Seagull (Photo courtesy of The Seagull)

    Tickets for The Seagull, starring Emilia Clarke, are now on sale. The Seagull begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre, with an opening night on 7 July, and performances to 10 September. Book The Seagull tickets on London Theatre.Emilia Clarke will reprise the role of Nina in The Seagull. Clarke made her West End debut in The Seagull as Nina in 2020, however The Seagull performances were cancelled a week into its run due to the pandemic. Clarke has previously starred in Breakfast at...

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