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  • Jamie

    Bianca Del Rio will make her West End debut as Hugo/Loco Chanelle in Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre, it has been announced.She is best known for winning RuPaul's Drag Race in 2014 which featured Michelle Visage on the judging panel, who recently starred in Everybody's Talking About Jamie as Miss Hedge.Since RuPaul's Drag Race, Del Rio has appeared in feature films including Hurricane Bianca, as well as being the first drag queen to perform a solo stand-up comedy show at...

  • National Theatre

    The National Theatre has announced six new shows as part of its newest season, featuring a returning production of Brian Friel's Translations and full casting for productions later in the year.Translations will return to the Olivier Theatre in October, after a critically-acclaimed run at the National last year. Ciarán Hinds will reprise his performance as Hugh, whose life is at risk when English and Irish cultures clash in a quiet community. Seamus O'Hara and Judith Roddy will also reprise their...

  • Tina the Musical

    Full casting has been announced for the second West End cast of Tina the Musical as the production prepares for both its second year in London, and its upcoming Broadway transfer. Leads Adrienne Warren and Kobna Holbrook-Smith have both been announced to be leaving the production to lead the cast of the musical on Broadway. They will be replaced by the previously announced Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as Tina, and Ashley Zhangazha as Ike Turner. They will take over on 15th April. As previously announced,...

  • Circus 1903

    After the show's London premiere at the Southbank Centre in 2018, Circus 1903 will return to the same venue to be performed during the Christmas season, it has been announced. Celebrating the golden age of circus, the production features acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and high wire performers as they take to the air, performing death-defying stunts. As well as circus acts from around the world, two puppet elephants help bring the big top inspired show to life, with puppets created by...

  • Betrayal

    Jamie Lloyd's production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, starring Tom Hiddleston, is set to extend its West End run due to demand.Running at the Harold Pinter Theatre, and forming the final part of Lloyd's Pinter at the Pinter season, the play was scheduled to run until 1st June.Having held its opening night on 22nd March to rave reviews, including five stars from Mark Shenton on LondonTheatre.co.uk, the production will now run in London until 8th June, with tickets on sale here on Monday 25th...

  • Jac Yarrow

    Actor Jac Yarrow is set to star take on the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as he takes on the lead role at the London Palladium straight out of university.Yarrow, who graduates from ArtsEd in London later this year, will make his West End debut in the production alongside the previously announced Sheridan Smith as the narrator, and former Joseph himself Jason Donovan, who plays the Pharaoh.During his time at ArtsEd, Yarrow has starred in productions of Street Scene,...

  • Boulevard Theatre

    Nestled down a Soho side-street, in what was once one of London's buzziest areas, property developer Fawn James hopes she can bring back a hint of unpredictability to the scene with her latest venture, the Boulevard Theatre.James' grandfather, Paul Raymond, launched Raymond's Revuebar in the heart of the district. While the venues biggest draw was, for a long time, being the hub for erotic entertainment (it was the only place in London full-frontal nudity could be seen onstage), it also housed a...

  • Frozen

    The highly-anticipated West End run of the Disney musical Frozen has been officially announced today, and will run at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane next year.The stage adaptation of Frozen, which is the highest-grossing animated film of all time, opened on Broadway in 2018 directed by Michael Grandage, receiving a Tony Award nomination for best new musical.Grandage's production will open in London on Drury Lane in autumn 2020, with run dates, ticket information and casting...

  • White Christmas

    Following last year's run at the Curve Theatre in Leicester, White Christmas will be staged at the Dominion Theatre later this year, it has been announced.Based on the 1954 movie of the same name starring Bing Crosby, the musical adaptation follows Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, two friends who served together during World War Two, as they team up to put on a show in order to save their former General's ski lodge in Vermont. The musical features a soundtrack including "The Best Things Happen While...

  • Mary Poppins

    Further casting for the West End revival of Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre set to open later in the year has been announced.Petula Clark will return to the West End for the first time in 23 years to play the Bird Woman. Best known for her chart-topping hits including the Grammy Award-winning song "Downtown", Clark made her West End debut in 1981, playing Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music, later starring in Sunset Boulevard in 1995.Last performing in the West End in 2017 in...