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  • The Seagull A Dolls House Emilia Clarke Jessica Chastain

    The Jamie Lloyd Company have announced today that both productions of The Seagull and A Doll's House, originally scheduled to play at the Playhouse Theatre have been postponed. However, it has also been confirmed that Emilia Clarke and Jessica Chastain will still lead the casts of The Seagull and A Doll's House respectively.Speaking about the postponement, Jamie Lloyd said: "This is, of course, an incredibly challenging time for everyone, but we are looking forward to presenting our season to...

  • Lincoln Center Theater Broadway Fridays

    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will stream Broadway musicals filmed at Lincoln Center Theater next month, it has been announced. These broadcasts will be part of a 'Broadway Friday' series and made available to a global audience via their YouTube channel, with shows including Carousel and performances by Nathan Lane.Three productions have been confirmed so far, with additional Broadway shows to be announced.Performed at Lincoln Center Theater in 2013, the staged concert version of...

  • Lungs Claire Foy Matt Smith

    Following the revival of Claire Foy and Matt Smith in Lungs, audiences will be able to relive the production. A limited run of virtual streams for Lungs has been confirmed, available from 27 - 29 January.Performed at the Old Vic in 2019, Duncan Macmillan's two-person play follows a couple as they wrestle with the idea of bringing a child into a world. With overpopulation, political unrest and melting ice caps, they toy with all possibilities in this socially-conscious drama.Foy and Smith...

  • This House National Theatre stream

    This House is the latest play to be streamed as part of the National Theatre at Home series, which will be available to watch this evening. James Graham's acclaimed play explores British politics in the 1970s, directed by Jeremy Herrin.Set in a tumultuous period in British parliamentary history, fist fights, economic crises and a hung parliament are just some of the issues faced by politicians in This House. As influential figures seem to be dying at an alarming rate, upheld traditions begin to...

  • Hairspray Live

    The televised production of Hairspray Live! is the latest show to be streamed as part of The Show Must Go On series. Performed live on television in 2016, the star-studded musical event features Jennifer Hudson, Dove Cameron, Harvey Fierstein and Ariana Grande.Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name, Hairspray Live! follows Tracy Turnblad, a plucky teenager who wins a coveted spot on 'The Corny Collins Show'. But, as she settles into a life of newly-found fame, she...

  • BBC David Tennant Michael Sheen

    UPDATE: In a tweet by BBC Press on 22 October, a second series of Staged will be filmed. The cast will star David Tennant and Michael Sheen, airing on BBC One at 9:45pm on 4 Jan 2021.A brand new comedy series about actors in lockdown will air on BBC One next month, starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen. The pair will appear in Staged, a six-part series filmed remotely via video conferences and self-shooting.Staged tells the story of the cast of a West End play suddenly made furloughed as...

  • BalletBoyz Deluxe BBC iPlayer

    BalletBoyz' 20th anniversary production, Deluxe will be broadcast on BBC Four later this week, as part of the BBC's Culture in Quarantine initiative. Deluxe will be televised this Wednesday 27th May, and will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer for a further 28 days.Deluxe was filmed at the beginning of BalletBoyz' 20th anniversary tour at Sadler's Wells, with the filmed production launching Sadler's Wells Facebook series in March.Deluxe is made up of two parts: Bradley 4:18 and Ripple. Bradley...

  • Most West End plays run for a limited engagement, with stars appearing in the latest production for just a few months. While many of London’s longest-running shows are musicals, there’s stand-out plays that have also become a part of theatre history. Take a look at the West End’s longest-running plays that have been seen by millions of theatregoers through the decades. ## 1: The Mousetrap November 25, 1952 – Current Over 28,000 performances (as of March 14, 2020) Written for Queen Mary’s 80th...

  • NHS Charity Gala West End

    A gala concert will be held at a West End venue to raise money for over 230 charities in the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal. The concert will be staged as part of the Newfound Hope Songs initiative led by Adam Blanshay Productions, which aims to unite musical theatre performers by collaborating and writing new music.The Newfound Hope Songs concert will star West End performers who have each written a lockdown song, orchestrated and conducted by Matthew Brind. As well as new music,...