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  • The English government's current "Plan B" measures will end later this month. Speaking in parliament on 19 January, Boris Johnson announced that "Plan B" measures, including mandated mask-wearing and Covid passports, will be dropped. Even though face masks will no longer be required in any setting, the Prime Minister has advised people to continue wearing masks in crowded spaces. Instead, theatres can now encourage audience members to wear a mask.There will also be an end to mandatory Covid...

  • Photo credit: Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Photo by Matt Crockett)

    Get ready to find your inner freedom, beauty, truth, and love, as Moulin Rouge! The Musical will play an extended booking period. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is now at the Piccadilly Theatre to 23 July, and Moulin Rouge! The Musical tickets for the new booking period are available now.Based on the 2001 film of the same name, Moulin Rouge! The Musical follows an American writer, Christian, who visits Paris for literary inspiration, and later falls in love with the Moulin Rouge sensation, Satine. At...

  • Photo: Dr. Who Time Fracture, Magic Mike Live!, and The Great Gatsby

    The West End is bursting at the seams with theatres of all shapes and sizes. West End theatres house the latest musicals, award-winning plays, and Broadway transfers, allowing audiences to experience a variety of theatre shows. But if you take a few steps away from the bright lights of London's West End, there's plenty of immersive, non-traditional shows in London that are well worth a visit too. Immersive shows are an all-encompassing type of theatre experience. Immersive theatre productions...

  • Photo credit: Courtney Stapleton as Belle (Photo by Johan Persson)

    The tale as old as time is coming back to the West End! After a nationwide tour, Disney's Beauty and the Beast will transfer to the London Palladium this summer. Disney's Beauty and the Beast begins previews at the London Palladium on 24 June, and runs to 17 September. Disney's Beauty and the Beast tickets will be on sale soon. Disney's Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a young woman named Belle, who runs away and finds herself imprisoned in a castle. While locked away, she is greeted by...

  • Photo credit: Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Photos by Matt Crockett)

    Walk through the West End, and you'll see blockbuster film titles finding a new life on stage everywhere you look. Back to the Future, Pretty Woman, and Frozen are already introducing new audiences to London's theatres, and Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre is the latest show to bring a popular movie to life onstage.Based on the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film of the same name, Moulin Rouge! The Musical follows Christian and Satine, star-crossed lovers in turn-of-the-century Paris. He's...

  • Photo credit: Bonnie and Clyde artwork (Photo courtesy of RAW PR)

    Following two Bonnie and Clyde The Musical concerts at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Bonnie and Clyde will now receive its West End premiere at the Arts Theatre. Bonnie and Clyde will begin performances at the Arts Theatre on 9 April, and Bonnie and Clyde tickets are on sale soon.Bonnie and Clyde follows the true stories of Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow, an infamous criminal couple who committed numerous bank robberies and killing sprees during the Great Depression. Bonnie and...

  • Photo credit: The Garden at The Lane (Photo by Andy Paradise)

    London theatres aren't just home to many of the world's finest plays, musicals and comedies. These amazing venues are also great places to meet up with friends or simply hang out, thanks to their welcoming bars, restaurants and café spaces - and some are real hidden gems. The city has everything from historic buildings hosting afternoon tea or serving up Champagne to funky modern venues dishing up local favourites and vegan fare.Even better, you get to support an arts institution...

  • Photo credit: Keala Settle (Photo by Warren Saire)

    Keala Settle will make her West End debut in & Juliet as the Nurse, as part of a new cast joining the production this spring. The new cast will begin performances on 29 March at the Shaftesbury Theatre. & Juliet tickets are on sale now.Settle is best known for playing Lettie Lutz, the bearded lady, in the 2017 film The Greatest Showman. During the film, Settle sings the Golden Globe-winning song "This Is Me." Settle has also been in Broadway musicals, including Waitress as Becky, Les...

  • 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...

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