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  • Indecent

    Following critically-acclaimed performances on Broadway in 2017, Indecent will receive a London transfer later this year. Written by Paula Vogel and directed by Rebecca Taichman, Indecent will be performed at the Menier Chocolate Factory from March 2020.Indecent at the Menier Chocolate FactoryIn a tweet by Baz Bamigboye, Indecent will make its London debut at the Menier Chocolate Factory, as part of the new season at the theatre. Rebecca Taichman will direct the London production, having won a...

  • Menier Chocolate Factory

    Currently directing the world premiere of Leopoldstadt at the Wyndham's Theatre, Patrick Marber will direct a revival of Habeas Corpus. The 1970s comedy will be revived at the Menier Chocolate Factory, with performances from May 2020.Habeas Corpus at the Menier In a tweet by Baz Bamigboye, Habeas Corpus will be revived at the Menier Chocolate Factory with performances from 15th May, ahead of an official opening night on 21st May and a final performance on 4th July.Details on casting and a full...

  • Les Miserables

    Early on in the producing career of Cameron Mackintosh, he opened an original musical called The Card. In an introduction to the published lyrics of the legendary Alan Jay Lerner, Mackintosh recalls a conversation he had with Lerner after it opened. Lerner asked him how it was going; and Mackintosh remembers replying, "Not bad, but the problem was some weeks it made a little money, and other weeks it lost money." Lerner answered: "Ah, a succès d'estime - a success that runs out of steam."...

  • Bill Ward

    Ahead of the national touring production of The Glee Club which will play a limited engagement at the Kiln Theatre, the full cast has been announced. They will perform alongside Bill Ward in the show's revival, with performances at the Kiln Theatre from 4th June to 27th June.Bill Ward to play Bant in The Glee Club The role of Bant will be played by Bill Ward, who recently starred as Hugo/Loco Chanelle in Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. In the West End, Ward has also...

  • 9 to 5 the Musical

    Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley will rejoin the West End cast of 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre. They will reprise the roles of Violet Newstead and Franklin Hart Jr in the musical's West End premiere, with performances to 23rd May 2020.Louise Redknapp to play Violet NewsteadLouise Redknapp will return to 9 to 5 to play Violet Newstead, previously appearing in the musical last year. Redknapp's debut performance in 9 to 5 last year was delayed due to injury in rehearsals, with Caroline Sheen...

  • Following the recent news that School of Rock will close at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, David Fynn will reprise his performance as Dewey Finn. He'll star in the musical from 20th January for the show's final weeks, with a final performance on 1st March.David Fynn to play Dewey FinnFynn will return to the Gillian Lynne Theatre to reprise the role of Dewey Finn in School of Rock from 20th January. He previously originated the role in the West End, earning an Olivier Award nomination for best actor...

  • Waitress Desi Oakley

    Following the recent indisposition of Lucie Jones, as well as Jenna alternates Olivia Moore and Sarah O'Connor, American actress Desi Oakley will make her West End debut in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. She will join the cast from 13th January 2020, reprising her performance from the United States touring production.Desi Oakley to join cast of WaitressBroadway actress Desi Oakley will make her West End debut as Jenna, following her performance as Jenna in the American touring production of...

  • Hello, Dolly!

    Further casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Hello, Dolly! at the Adelphi Theatre later this year. Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell will star alongside Imelda Staunton in the musical, with performances from August 2020.Andy Nyman to star in Hello, Dolly!Previously playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, Andy Nyman will play Horace Vandergelder. Further theatre credits include Hangmen at the Royal Court and Ghost Stories in the West End, with Ghost Stories...

  • Friday Briefing 10th January 2020

    The West End's singing unsung heroesOne of my favourite twitter accounts is @WestEndCovers, which issues daily alerts of which West End and touring understudies are getting the chance to show their wares - and sometimes also applauds the unexpected. Last night, for instance, they tweeted:<a href="https://twitter.com/WestEndCovers/status/1215390663614877696?s=20"Last month it was @WestEndCovers who announced:<a href="https://twitter.com/WestEndCovers/status/1207438125439574016?s=20" On Twitter,...

  • Thriller Live

    To celebrate Thriller Live's 11th anniversary in the West End, a singalong performance of the Michael Jackson inspired production has been announced. A singalong performance of Thriller Live' will take place at the Lyric Theatre on 22nd January 2020.Singalong performance of Thriller LiveA singalong performance of Thriller Live will take place on the evening performance on 22nd January 2020, inviting audiences to sing along to their favourite hits by Michael Jackson.A spokesman for Thriller Live...