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  • Hamilton

    Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton, will now be streamed on Disney+ later this year.In a tweet by Disney on 12th May 2020, Hamilton will now be on Disney+ from 3rd July 2020. Ahead of the release, Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted: "Never been so happy/nervous in my life. We all watching this together on July 3, yeah?".The film, which is directed by Thomas Kail, will feature the original Broadway cast including Lin-Manuel Miranda as the title character, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Captured...

  • Shoe Lady

    Katherine Parkinson is set to star in EV Crowe's new play Shoe Lady at the Royal Court in March, in artistic director Vicky Featherstone's production.Crowe has previously written The Sewing Group, Hero and Kin at the Royal Court, and her latest play is about a woman called Viv who is feeling overwhelmed, but believes everything will be okay when she finds her missing work shoe.Parkinson plays Viv, her first stage appearance since her Olivier Award-nominated performance in Home, I'm Darling. Her...

  • Friday Briefing: Answering a cry for help and different critical reactions

    "I am stuck across the world and need your help......" Uh-oh. Is this another of those spamming e-mails, trying to implant a virus in my system if I click on a link? No, this time it wasn't. It was actually a real cry for help, from a 25-year-old independent theatre producer called Hannah Farley-Hills, who runs her new company from the attic of her parents' home and is about to launch a national tour of three shows around the UK - two for venues, one for children's PMLD hospices and respite...

  • Sister Act

    UPDATE: Sister Act is now postponed to 2022, with Whoopi Goldberg no longer playing Deloris Van Cartier. Read here for more information.Ahead of Sister Act's return to London this summer, an extra week has been added to the limited engagement. Sister Act will now run at the Eventim Apollo from 21st July to 30th August, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders, with tickets for the extra performances on sale next week.Sister Act raises voices in London Originally scheduled to begin...

  • Life of Pi

    The full casting for Life of Pi's West End transfer has been announced, ahead of opening at the Wyndham's Theatre this summer. Based on Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Lolita Chakrabati's award-winning stage adaptation transfers from Sheffield to London, with members of the original cast reprising their performances in the upcoming West End production.Hiran Abeysekera to play Pi Following his performance as the titular character in Sheffield, Hiran Abeysekera will reprise the role...

  • Hampstead Theatre

    Celebrating 60 years since the doors opened at the Hampstead Theatre, four classic plays will be revived at the off-West End venue from March 2020. The upcoming productions will celebrate world premieres by leading twentieth-century dramatists, as well as directorial debuts.Last seen in London as part of the Pinter at the Pinter season, Alice Hamilton directs a new production of Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter. First performed in 1960, the play sees two hit-men await confirmation of their next...

  • Clybourne Park

    Initial casting for the revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park has been named, with performances at the Park Theatre from 25th March. The upcoming production will mark the play's tenth anniversary, which went on to win both the Olivier and Tony Award for best play.Bruce Norris' play sees a couple in 1950s America move to the suburbs after their son's death, selling their house to the neighbourhood's first black family. The roles are later reversed 50 years later, when a white...

  • Bryan Cranston

    As a theatre fan as well as critic, I spend most of my evenings out. As someone who freely admits to being a theatre addict, I've been known to see up to 12 shows a week: all available seven evenings, plus five matinees. But this year I've turned over a new leaf by starting to moderate this, and now typically average around three to five shows a week instead, which is still ample in order to meet my professional responsibilities - as well as indulge my own penchant for actually taking pleasure...

  • How to get cheap West End theatre tickets

    The West End has garnered global renown as the number one place to find the world's greatest theatre. It is one of the largest tourist pulls to the UK; few leave the capital without taking in a West End show. Discover out how you can score cheap West End theatre tickets with us. Previews are one of the best ways to save money on theatre tickets. During the preview period, which often lasts between a week and a month depending on the size of the production, the show is still being chopped and...

  • The Woman in Black

    New casting has been announced for the West End production of The Woman in Black, the horror which has been terrifying audiences at the Fortune Theatre for almost 30 years.The play, which is based on the novel by Susan Hill, follows Arthur Kipps as he enlists the help of an actor to assist him in retelling his story of a haunted trip to a house in rural England where he encounters a ghost he believes has cast a spell over his family.Terence Wilton to return as Arthur KippsTerence Wilton will...

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