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  • New casting has been announced for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera, which heads into its 34th year in the West End.From 9th September, Australian singer Josh Piterman will play the titular Phantom at Her Majesty's Theatre. Many of his musical theatre credits come in hi Australian productions of West Side Story, The Last Five Years, Blood Brothers, and Beautiful - The Carole King Musical and Cats. His UK theatre credits include a national tour of Hairspray, playing Corny...

  • It's been hotly anticipated for years now, as a killer cast of Hollywood A-listers and acting greats was slowly assembled for the movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats. But our first glimpse of the animated film didn't quite see the Jellicle Moon shining bright. Released in the late hours of Thursday, the trailer gave us a first look at the likes of James Corden, Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo and Jennifer Hudson in their feline...

  • Les Miserables

    A cast of over 65 members will star in the upcoming Les Miserables: All-Star Staged Concert, as the full company for the upcoming production at the Gielgud Theatre has been announced.Shan Ako and Lily Kerhoas will make their West End debuts in the production as Eponine and Cosette respectively, joining the previously announced cast including Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Michael Ball as Javert, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine, Matt Lucas as Thenardier, Katy Secombe as Madame Thenardier, Rob Houchen...

  • Claire Skinner and Toby Stephens are set to star in a West End revival of the Peter Nichols play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg later this year.The play tells the story of a couple whose marriage is on the brink as they have spent every moment caring for their daughter Josephine, who suffers from cerebral palsy, since she was born. The new production will be directed by Simon Evans at Trafalgar Studios, where Evans recently directed Orlando Bloom in Killer Joe.A Day in the Death of Joe Egg will...

  • The Prince of Egypt

    Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere of The Prince of Egypt, the stage musical adaptation of the popular Dreamworks film, which opens at the Dominion Theatre next year.With original songs by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), and a book by Philip LaZebnik (Mulan), the story a riff on the Book of Exodus, and follows Moses on his journey from a prince of Egypt to leading the children of Israel out of his kingdom.Luke Brady will play Moses. Brady is best-known for appearing in...

  • A Wonderful Life

    Sir Paul McCartney is reportedly writing his first stage musical, an adaptation of the 1946 film It's A Wonderful Life, set to premiere in late 2020, it has been reported.Lee Hall - who wrote Billy Elliot and the recent National Theatre production of Network - is collaborating with the Beatles bassist on original music for the show, which will be produced by Bill Kenwright.The film, written and directed by Frank Capra, starred James Stewart as George Bailey, a suicidal man who is saved by the...

  • The venue and casting for an immersive adaptation of The Wolf of Wall Street, the memoir of larger-than-life stockbroker Jordan Belfort, have been revealed.Announced earlier this year, Alexander Wright will adapt and direct the interactive version of the memoir, which charted his rise in the finance industry, run-ins with the FBI, and outlandish lifestyle he was able to maintain.It has now been announced that the production will be taking over a building close to Liverpool Street, which spans...

  • For two years now, Agatha Christie's suspenseful murder mystery Witness for the Prosecution has captivated audiences in London.While Christie's masterful story is full of trademark twists to keep them guessing, it also has the benefit of a magnificent setting. The action unfolds across the floor of the historic London County Hall, which served as the home of local government for over 60 years.Theatregoers are seated amongst the action, as the main hall is transformed into a courtroom with...

  • New images have been released showing the new West End cast of Wicked, who are set to take over at the Apollo Victoria Theatre later this month. Nikki Bentley will take over in the role of Elphaba, while Helen Woolf will play Glinda from 22nd July. Alistair Brammer joins them as Fiyero. Both Bentley and Woolf have appeared in the musical previously; Bentley as standby Elphaba and Woolf as Glinda in UK touring productions. You can see new photos of the actors in costume below, and click here for...

  • Amelie

    The touring musical adaptation of Amelie, based on the popular 2001 film, is set to run at The Other Palace in London over Christmas.With music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and a book by Craig Lucas, the musical is about a woman who can secretly influence the lives of those around her. It's based on the film by Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.Amelie will run at The Other Palace from 29th November to 1st February 2020.Audrey Brisson will reprise her role of...

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