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  • Singin' In The Rain

    Adam Cooper will revive his role in Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Singin' in the Rain when it transfers to London's Sadler's Wells next summer.Directed by Jonathan Church, the production premiered in Chichester in 2011 with Cooper in the role of Don Lockwood, and went on to transfer to the Palace Theatre in the West End the following year.The production will now be revived for a short five-week run at Sadler's Wells in London next summer, running from Friday...

  • Ian McKellen

    Ian McKellen is set to bring his one-man show to the West End next year following a UK tour celebrating his 80th birthday this year.Titled Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others and You, McKellen will bring the show to the Harold Pinter Theatre from 20th September 2019 to 5th January 2020.Tickets are on sale now, using the module on the right-hand-side (desktop) or at the bottom of this article (mobile). Devised by McKellen and directed by Sean Mathias, the show sees the acting legend deliver personal...

  • National Theatre

    The National Theatre has announced 15 productions to be performed as part of the latest season, with new plays by Lucy Kirkwood and Richard Bean, as well as NT debuts by Francesca Martinez and performances by Maxine Peake and Rafe Spall.The season will also feature Tony Kushner's adaptation of The Visit, Inua Ellams' adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters and the premiere of Moira Buffini's Manor.Olivier TheatreFollowing performances at Rose Theatre Kingston, Elena Ferrante's two-part adaptation...

  • Secret Cinema presents Casino Royale

    The name's Bond... James Bond... Perhaps you've heard of him? Yes, folks, Ian Fleming's world-famous MI6 agent is back, but we're not referring to the upcoming 25th instalment in the historic movie franchise, scheduled to be released in 2020 as Daniel Craig's fifth and final outing as 007. We're talking about the live theatrical/cinematic hybrid that has just officially opened at a secret location in London, currently drawing in thousands of Bond-aficionados from all over the country and from...

  • West End Live

    The full schedule of musical acts performing at this year's West End Live, which takes place in Trafalgar Square on 22nd and 23rd June, have been announced.Held annually by the Society of London Theatre, productions from across London take to the stage during the weekend-long showcase.Beginning at 11am on Saturday 22nd June, the event is free, open to the public and does not require a ticket to attend. Both events end at 5pm, leaving enough time to book a ticket and see one of the performing...

  • Ian McKellen tickets

    Stage legend Ian McKellen is set to bring his brilliant one-man show, titled Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others and You, to the West End for a limited run of performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre.Having toured the show to venues all across the country in celebration of his 80th birthday, this theatre treat is set to be one of the most sought-after tickets in the West End.Make sure you know what the show is about, who McKellen is bringing the show to London, and how you can buy tickets for the West...

  • Lungs Claire Foy and Matt Smith

    Ahead of Matthew Warchus' fifth season as artistic director at the Old Vic, tickets are now on sale for the upcoming production of Lungs starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith.Written by Duncan Macmillan, Lungs follows a couple as they consider the environmental impact of giving birth. The play was first performed in Britain in 2013, winning best new play at the Off West End Awards.Foy and Smith will reunite to appear in Lungs, after starring alongside each other as the Queen and Prince Phillip in...

  • During a production, it’s common practice for there to be an interval during the show. This allows audience members to leave their seats for a few minutes and stretch their legs, as well as cast and crew members to regain energy and prepare the stage for the second act. While it may seem as though there’s little for the audience to do except wait, make your interval at the theatre as effective as possible with these foolproof tricks to getting the most out of a performance. Find out if the show...

  • Billionaire Boy

    The stage adaptation of David Walliams' book Billionaire Boy is set to run in London over Christmas as part of a nationwide tour, it has been announced.Adapted and directed by Birmingham Stage's Neal Foster, the mind behind the stage versions of Horrible Histories, the play tells the story of Joe Spud, a 12-year-old who is the richest boy in the country, and decides to swap his posh school for the local state school.The production follows Birmingham Stage Company's adaptations of Walliams'...

  • The Week Ahead 10th June

    This Week in TheatreOn Tuesday (11th June), director Nick Hytner directs a new immersive production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Bridge, reuniting the designers of his 2018 production there of Julius Caesar including set designer Bunny Christie, newly supplemented by composer Grant Olding and movement director Arlene Phillips. The cast includes Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom respectively.Also on...