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  • The Son

    The full cast has been announced for the upcoming West End transfer of Florian Zeller's play The Son, which opens at the Duke of York's Theatre from 2nd September.Transferring from the Kiln Theatre, the play tells the story of a young boy facing the difficult reality of his parents' divorce, who starts skipping school and lying to his family.Directed by Michael Longhurst, Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light, Amaka Okafor and Martin Turner all reprise their roles from the Kiln...

  • Six the Musical

    Three new alternate queens have been announced for the West End production of Six the Musical.Cherelle Jay, Zara MacIntosh and Hana Stewart are currently in rehearsals for the production, replacing the outgoing Vicki Manser, Grace Mouat and Courtney Stapleton from October.In June, it was announced that Courtney Bowman, Danielle Steers, Collette Guitart and Shekinah McFarlane would join the cast of the production, which runs at the Arts Theatre.Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the pop...

  • Top shows to see in 2019

    There have been a whole host of major openings in the West End already this year, from musical staples like Waitress and 9 to 5 the Musical, to plays with major stars like Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston or All About Eve with Gillian Anderson, which have both come and gone. There's still so much to come to London before the year is out, here's our round-up of the theatre shows in London you need to see before the end of 2019. Dear Evan HansenThe hit Broadway musical sent shockwaves through the...

  • Evita

    Production images have been released giving a sneak peek at Jamie Lloyd's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evita, which opens at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre on Thursday.Lloyd's production stars Samantha Pauly as Eva Peron, alongside Ektor Rivera as Juan Peron and Trent Saunders as Tre. Click here to read more casting.Evita rounds-off this year's season at the Open Air Theatre, which included productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hansel and Gretel, and Thornton Wilder's Our...

  • Harold Prince

    Tributes have been pouring in from the theatre community following the death Broadway producer and director Harold Prince, who has died at the age of 91. Over the course of his career, Prince won 21 Tony Awards - a record for an individual - as a director on musicals such as Company (1971), Follies (1972), Evita (1980), The Phantom of the Opera (1985), and Show Boat (1995), as well as his for work as a producer on productions such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1963), and...

  • Top 10 shows in August

    There may be plenty going on up in Scotland as Edinburgh's festivals get underway, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to get excited about here in London this month. Our top picks for August include an ALW musical taken on by a visionary director, the return of a cult hero to the stage, and a celeb-stuffed concert of a West End favourite. Evita Regent's Park Open Air TheatreHot on the heels of his Harold Pinter season in the West End, Jamie Lloyd turns his attention to musicals as he puts...

  • 9 to 5 the Musical

    Casting has been announced for the West End production of 9 to 5 the Musical, as a second production gears up to tour the UK.Amber Davies, the Love Island winner who made her West End debut in the musical in the role of Judy earlier this year, will play her final performance in the London production on 31st August before she joins the cast of the UK tour.Chelsea Halfpenny will join the cast in the role of Judy and make her West End debut in 9 to 5 from 2nd September. She began her acting career...

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    Following previous news that James McAvoy will star as the titular character in an adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, performance dates and a venue have been announced for the upcoming production.The play will begin previews at the Playhouse Theatre on 27th November, and receive an official opening night on 6th December, with a limited engagement to 29th February 2020.Cyrano de Bergerac will mark the first production as part of a season of work directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Playhouse Theatre,...

  • Moulin Rouge

    The stage version of Moulin Rouge!, Baz Luhrmann's musical romance set in the famous Parisian cabaret, was always bound to create a spectacle when it landed on Broadway. Updated for 2019, the musical version, which has a book by John Logan, features a number of contemporary hits from the likes of Adele, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry.Directed by Alex Timbers, the musical features a lavish, all-encompassing set at the Al Hirschfield Theatre, on which aspiring writer Christian (Aaron Tveit)...

  • Mary Poppins cast

    Further casting has been announced for the upcoming West End production of Mary Poppins, which will run at the Prince Edward Theatre this summer.The stage musical adaptation, which has original music by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and a book by Julian Fellowes, of the classic Disney film returns to London having previously run here in 2004.Zizi Strallen has been previously announced in the titular role, a magical nanny who floats down to the home of the Banks family in London, having played...

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