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  • Pop stars in musicals and a trip to the opera

    Popstars and musicalsIt's a well-documented fact that, where Broadway and movie musicals once provided the world with pop hits in the 30s and 40s, the rise of rock 'n' roll in the 1950s created its own momentum. Musical theatre eventually spun off in its own direction distinct, and eventually distant, from the pop world with occasional exceptions, like when Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns" became a chart hit for Judy Collins in the mid-70s, or Andrew Lloyd Webber seized the opportunity to...

  • The Pillowman

    Martin McDonagh's play The Pillowman is set to be revived in the West End at the Duke of York's this summer, with Steve Pemberton to star as Tupolski.The Pillowman follows the story of Katurian, a man who is interrogated about the narratives of his horrifying short stories, and how they correlate to the real-life murders of children in his town.The play premiered at the National Theatre in 2003 starring David Tennant and Jim Broadbent, winning the Olivier Award for best new play before...

  • Top 10 theatre openings in March

    Spring is just around the corner, and the West End is officially in bloom. March sees some film favourites make their way to the stage, some new and intriguing plays across the capital, and some nostalgic revivals of old favourites. <div class="inventoryc-quick-search" data-action-url="https://ticket.londontheatre.co.uk//booking/seating-plan?" data-api-path="https://inventory-service.tixuk.io" data-app="inventory-app" data-channel-id="londontheatredd" data-product-id="7587"...

  • Come From Away extends

    After celebrating its first birthday in the West End earlier this month, Come From Away will play an extended booking period at the Phoenix Theatre. The musical will now welcome more islanders to 'The Rock', with performances scheduled to October 2020.Come From Away extends its West End run Come From Away received its West End premiere at the Phoenix Theatre in February 2019, starring Rachel Tucker, Clive Carter and David Shannon. The musical will now run for an extended booking period in...

  • Tina the Musical Casting

    Aisha Jawando will continue in the titular role in Tina the Musical at the Aldwych Theatre, as a new cast will join the production from 17th March. They'll star in the West End musical as the show enters its third year in London, with performances to January 2021. Tina Turner and Ike Turner on stage Aisha Jawando will continue in the role of Tina Turner, after originating the role of Alline Bullock in the show's original West End cast. Previously, Jawando has starred in The Lion King, The Book...

  • Olivier Awards 2020 predictions

    We've already had the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards that honour individual productions, performances, and creatives across the last year, while this Sunday sees the presentation of the public-nominated (and voted) WhatsOnStage Awards. Each have their own quirky individuality in terms of rules as well as choices, with both the Evening Standard and WhatsOnStage Awards regularly celebrating celebrity over achievement (the former often recognising friends of...

  • Be More Chill extends

    Having opened at The Other Palace last week, Be More Chill will now play an extended booking period at the London venue. Be More Chill will now run at The Other Palace to June 2020, making it the longest-running musical in the theatre's history.The Other Palace stays chill The London transfer of Be More Chill began performances at The Other Palace on 12th February, with an official opening night on 25th February.With an initial booking period to 3rd May 2020, Be More Chill will now run at The...