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  • Piccadilly Theatre

    Performances of Death of a Salesman has been cancelled following an incident at the Piccadilly Theatre which saw part of the roofing collapse, injuring several people.Screams were heard from the upper circle at the Piccadilly at 8pm on 6th November during a performance of the Arthur Miller play, which currently stars Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke. Police and fire brigades attended the scene as the 1,000 audience members in attendance were evacuated from the theatre.Ambassadors Theatre Group...

  • Sara Bareilles

    Sara Bareilles will star in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre next year as Jenna Hunterson, marking her West End debut in a musical that features an original, Tony Award-nominated score written by herself. She will be joined by Gavin Creel, who will return to the West End for the first time in seven years to play Dr. Pomatter. The pair will star in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre for performances from 27th January to 7th March 2020.Best known for hit songs including 'Love Song' and 'Brave',...

  • City of Angels

    The Donmar Warehouse production of City of Angels will transfer to the West End, playing at the Garrick Theatre next year, it has been announced.Winning best musical revival at the 2015 Olivier Awards, the West End transfer will reunite the Donmar creative team, including Josie Rourke as director who made her musical theatre directorial debut with the production.Set in 1940s Hollywood, City of Angels celebrates the rise of film noir dramas in a musical tells two stories simultaneously: the life...

  • To Kill A Mockingbird

    Bartlett Sher's award-winning production of To Kill A Mockingbird is set to transfer to the West End from Broadway in May 2020, it has been announced.Based on the legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Harper Lee, Aaron Sorkin's new play opened in New York one year ago today to critical acclaim, starring Academy Award winner Jeff Daniels.To Kill A Mockingbird will transfer to London's Gielgud Theatre from 21st May 2020, with performance dates and ticket details set to be announced at a later...

  • Only Fools and Horses

    Paul Whitehouse is set to return to the West End production of Only Fools and Horses the Musical as the show extends its run in London a further two months.Whitehouse wrote the musical with Jim Sullivan, the son of the TV show's creator John Sullivan, and starred featured in the original West End cast of the musical when it opened in February of this year. The comedian plays Grandad, a role made famous by Lennard Pearce in the BBC sitcom, and will return to the production from 6th January...

  • The Drifters Girl

    UPDATE: The Drifters Girl will now run at the Garrick Theatre from November 2021.A new musical telling the story of American R&B group The Drifters is set to star Beverley Knight when it opens in the West End next autumn.Knight will star in The Drifters Girl as Faye Treadwell, the manager of the group who had hits with numbers such as "Save the Last Dance for Me", "Under the Boardwalk", "Saturday Night at the Movies", and "Stand By Me." The musical will follow the legal battles and personal...

  • The Man in the White Suit

    It has been announced that The Man in the White Suit will end its run at the Wyndham's Theatre with a shorter booking period than previously advertised.The Man in the White Suit will now play its final performance on 7th December, rather than 11th January 2020, with ticket holders for performances after 7th December advised to contact their point of sale.Based on the 1950s Ealing Comedy starring Alec Guinness, The Man in the White Suit follows Sidney Stratton, a research chemist who discovers a...

  • Jessica Chastain

    Hollywood actor Jessica Chastain is to make her West End debut in the second production of Jamie Lloyd's upcoming season at the Playhouse Theatre, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House.Chastain, known for her roles on screen in movies such as The Help and Zero Dark Thirty - for which she earned Academy Award nominations - as well as The Martian, Interstellar and It Chapter Two, will star in the production which is set to run from 10th June to 5th September.Chastain made her Broadway debut in 2012 when...

  • Leopoldstadt

    Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Tom Stoppard's new play Leopoldstadt, which is set to open at Wyndham's Theatre directed by Patrick Marber in January.The play, which has also extended its initial run by four weeks, is set in 1900 Vienna and is a sweeping profile of the Jewish quarter in the city who fled there after they were granted civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josepf.The cast includes Adrian Scarborough, Alexis Zegerman, Luke Thallon, Ed Stoppard, and Yasmin Paige....

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