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  • Photo credit: Hand sanitiser (Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash)

    Covid cases are rising in London, theatre performances are being cancelled, and the news seems all doom and gloom once more. But there's no business like show business, and London theatres are doing all it takes to make sure the show must go on — and go on safely. Even though cases are rising, there's no need to be concerned about attending a show, if you exercise caution and trust the theatres' advanced safety practiscs. West End theatres remain a safe place to visit thanks to numerous measures...

  • Photo credit: Kat Ronney as Rose (Brinkhoff-Möegenburg)

    Hex will return to the National Theatre later this year, and a Hex official opening night is now scheduled to take place in November. Hex is currently in the Olivier Theatre, with performances to 22 January. Hex will then reopen this winter, with dates to be announced. In a letter from the National Theatre artistic director, and Hex director, Rufus Norris, he said: "Like many productions (including several other NT ones), this one has been blighted by Covid, with the first week of previews...

  • Photo credit: Bloody Difficult Women (Artwork courtesy of Kate Morley PR)

    A new play inspired by the famous 2016 court case brought against Theresa May and the government will be staged at Riverside Studios next month. Tim Walker's Bloody Difficult Women will begin previews on 24 February, with an opening night on 1 March and performances to 2 April. Bloody Difficult Women tickets are on sale now.Bloody Difficult Women follows the political events and power struggles between anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller and the ex-Prime Minister Theresa May. In 2016, Miller...

  • Photo credit: Cinderella cast (Photo by Tristram Kenton)

    Performances of Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre are currently suspended until the New Year. Cinderella performances are cancelled to 9 Feb. 2022.If you have booked Cinderella tickets with LondonTheatre.co.uk for performances to 9 Feb. 2022, our guest services team will reach out with next steps about your booking.In a post from the show, they said: "The spread of the Omicron variant is devastating. Like so many theatres up and down the country, day after day we are forced to make...

  • Photo credit: Spitting Image (Photo by Mark Harrison)

    The television show Spitting Image will be adapted into a West End show in 2022. Details on Spitting Image performances, as well as a West End venue and casting are to be revealed. Based on the 1984 original series, Spitting Image reflects on recent news in a satirical manner, using puppet caricatures. Spitting Image was revived in 2020, and a Christmas Eve special is scheduled for 10pm this Friday. Since the show first aired, hundreds of puppets have been created, including Phoebe...

  • Peaky Blinders

    The Vanguard Theatre, Camden, is under new management, by order of the Peaky Blinders! An new immersive show based on the BAFTA Award-winning TV drama series will open there in summer 2022. Casting and specific dates have yet to be announced.In Peaky Blinders: The Rise, audiences will be transported into the 1920s as they join gang boss Tommy Shelby and his family on their rise to fortune. They will be placed right inside the Shelby Company, and the show also lets audiences experience other...

  • Photo credit: Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Photos by Johan Persson)

    Production images have been released for the West End premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is at the Piccadilly Theatre.Based on the Academy Award-winning film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical follows lovesick writer Christian and dazzling chanteuse Satine, whose lives collide in an epic, spectacular fashion. Jamie Bogyo and Liisi LaFontaine play Christian and Satine in the West End Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Find out more about the Moulin Rouge! The Musical cast.Like the...

  • Photo credit: Kiln Theatre (Photo by Phillip Vile)

    After a national tour, Chinonyerem Odimba's Black Love will run at the Kiln Theatre for a limited engagement next year. Black Love begins previews at the Kiln Theatre on 28 March, with an opening night on 1 April and performances to 23 April.The Kiln Theatre's artistic director, Indhu Rubasingham said: "It is a pleasure to bring Black Love to the Kiln stage - it's a beautiful, theatrical piece that will resonate with many."Black Love follows Aurora and Orion, two siblings who live in a small...

  • Photo credit: Francesca Carpanini and Sam Frenchum (Photo by Michael Wharley)

    David Mamet's The Woods will be staged at Southwark Playhouse next year. The Woods begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 24 February, with an opening night on 1 March, and performances to 23 March. The battle of the sexes play sees two people, Nick and Ruth, spend a weekend at a woodland cabin in the woods. During their time in the woods, their relationship is tested to breaking point. Francesca Carpanini will make her UK theatre debut as Ruth. Previously, the actress has starred in Broadway...

  • Photo credit: Bring It On (Photo by Helen Maybanks)

    Occasionally, actors stay in the same production for decades. For example, Phillip Griffiths starred in The Phantom of the Opera for 30 years. But London's theatre scene is filled with shows that also celebrate West End newcomers and regularly changing casts, allowing as many people as possible to appear in West End shows.There'll be many West End debuts and new stars to watch out for in Bring It On: The Musical. A fresh-faced cast of quadruple threats (singers, dancers, actors, and acrobats)...

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