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  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel is the latest page-to-stage adaptation that's set to take over London, with tickets now on sale for the play's West End transfer coming to the Duke of York's later this year. There's no stone unturned in Joel Horwood's science-fiction survival play, where magical worlds and fantastical creatures come alive in sleepy, rural England. Here's why you'll want to be the first to visit The Ocean at the End of the Lane when the show transfers to the West End.British...

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Once again this summer, Andrew Lloyd Webber will have three musicals in residence in the West End: joining his longest-running record-breaker The Phantom of the Opera (still at Her Majesty's) will be an indoor run for last summer's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production of Evita at the Barbican Theatre, and a return season for last summer's London Palladium revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Both Evita and Joseph have just been nominated for this year's Olivier Award for...

  • Martin McDonagh plays in London

    His plays have conjured up terrifying scenes for decades, establishing Martin McDonagh as one of the leading playwrights on the London theatre scene. Ahead of the long-awaited West End premiere of the Olivier Award-winning play The Pillowman at the Duke of York's Theatre, we look back at productions of Martin McDonagh plays in London that have had audiences on the edge of their seats. McDonagh's playwriting debut came in 1996, with his first trilogy of plays set in and around County Galway....

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    UPDATE: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatrefrom 20 Nov. 2021 - 9 Jan. 2022. As part of the third UK and Ireland tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the critically-acclaimed National Theatre production will head to Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. The multi-Olivier Award-winning play will run for a limited engagement.Based on Mark Haddon's 2003 book of the same name, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time...

  • Olivier Awards 2020 nominations

    The full list of Olivier Award nominations for 2020 has been announced today by Waitress' Gavin Creel and Six's Alexia McIntosh, ahead of next month's ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall.& Juliet and Fiddler on the Roof lead the musical nominations, receiving nine and eight nominations respectively, with revivals of plays including Rosmersholm, Cyrano de Bergerac and Death of a Salesman receiving five nominations each.This year's Olivier Awards will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on...

  • 2020 Olivier Awards nominations

    & Juliet, Dear Evan Hansen, and Fiddler on the Roof are set to battle it out at this year's Olivier Awards as the three musicals dominated the nominations.Max Martin musical & Juliet, which continues the story William Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers to a modern pop soundtrack, leads the way with nine nominations, including best musical, best choreography and best original score or new orchestrations.The Menier Chocolate Factory's production of Fiddler on the Roof comes in a close...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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