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  • the end of history...

    Full casting for the world premiere of the end of history... at the Royal Court Theatre has been announced, ahead of the show's opening next month.Set in 1997, the end of history... follows Sal and David, a middle-aged couple whose eldest children have come home from university for a family weekend, as they continue to teach their offspring left-wing political ideas.Award-winning actor David Morrissey will play David, delivering critically-acclaimed performances in television series including...

  • The Starry Messenger

    Another bank holiday weekend means a slightly curtailed week for London theatre openings, but there are still two big first nights: one at the National, the other at the West End's Wyndham's. And I'm going to sneak across the channel to Paris next weekend, too, to catch one of the last performances of a new production of Guys and Dolls - my all-time favourite musical - performed in English at the Theatre Marigny, directed and choreographed by Britain's Stephen Mear; whose production of Little...

  • Shoshana Bean & Katharine McPhee

    "What's Inside" this month's edition of 5 Questions from Over the Pond, you ask? Well, we've decided to serve up a slice of mouth-watering, transatlantic pie to celebrate the two current leading ladies of the West End and Broadway productions of the hit musical Waitress!Ever since the story of Jenna - a talented pie-maker, stuck in a dead-end waitressing job and a loveless, abusive marriage - crossed the pond and began performances at London's Adelphi Theatre on 8th February 2019, audiences have...

  • Television presenter Matt Baker is set to make his Palladium pantomime debut this Christmas as the London Palladium stages a production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.Following the successes of Cinderella, Dick Whittington and last year's Snow White, pantomime will return to the Palladium from 7th December 2019 for a five-week run to Sunday 12th January 2020. Tickets for Goldilocks and the Three Bears go on sale next Friday, 31st May.Baker, known for presenting daily magazine programme The...

  • A new Lloyd Webber CinderellaYes, I already love a lot of Andrew Lloyd Webber's work - he's unquestionably Britain's commercially most successful musical theatre composer ever; but for anyone who thinks his best work came half a century ago now with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (being revived this summer at the London Palladium) and then Jesus Christ Superstar (the Open Air production receives an indoor transfer at the Barbican this summer), Evita (this year's Open Air offering),...

  • Dark Sublime

    The full casting for the upcoming world premiere of Dark Sublime at Trafalgar Studio Two has been announced.Written by Michael Dennis, Dark Sublime is a sci-fi comedy play that tells the story of Marianne, a sci-fi TV icon whose celebrity status is lower than before. When a fan wants her autograph, Marianne doesn't want anything to do with him. But, as they start to learn about each other, Marianne learns that, just like sci-fi, time and space makes a healthy relationship.Best known for starring...

  • Waitress the Musical

    The West End's worst-kept secret was finally let out of the bag yesterday with the announcement that Lucie Jones is to take over as Jenna from Katharine McPhee in the West End production of Waitress from 17th June. One former reality TV star is replacing another - McPhee was a runner-up in American Idol, and Jones was a former The X Factor contestant over here. But actually both McPhee and Jones have long since earned their theatrical stripes, with McPhee previously taking over in the original...

  • Secret Cinema presents Stranger Things

    In an official collaboration with Netflix, Secret Cinema will bring Stranger Things to life at a newly-created immersive theatre experience at a secret location, it has been announced.Titled Secret Cinema presents Stranger Things, the experience draws on all three seasons of Stranger Things. Set in the 1980s, the programme follows four young boys from Hawkins, Indiana as they encounter other-worldly creatures, where they come into contact with The Upside Down, an alternate reality. First airing...

  • Waitress

    It has been announced that Lucie Jones and Ashley Roberts will join the cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre.Jones will take over the role of Jenna from Katharine McPhee. After competing on The X Factor in 2009, Jones has enjoyed a decade-long theatre career, playing Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Emma in Ghost the Musical and Cosette in Les Miserables. In 2017, she sang for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Never Give Up on You", placing 15th in the...