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  • Touching The Void

    Following a world premiere production at the Bristol Old Vic in 2018 and performances earlier this year, Touching The Void will transfer to the Duke of York's Theatre, it has been announced.Based on Joe Simpson's 1988 memoir of the same name and adapted for the stage by David Greig, the play details real-life events of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates who scaled the previously unclimbed West Face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. As their lives quickly came into danger, Simpson and Yates have to...

  • Noises Off

    The full casting has been announced for the return of Noises Off to the Lyric Hammersmith, which will open at the off-West End theatre next month.First performed at the Hammersmith venue in 1982, Noises Off follows a play-within-a-play structure. Inspired by the stage directions, the play showcases the unpredictable nature of being backstage at a theatre.Noises Off is written by Michael Frayn. Commenting on the show's return to the venue, he said: "It's a great personal pleasure for me, of...

  • Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr are set to open their second commercial theatre venue in London, following their recent venture at the Bridge Theatre in London Bridge.Designed by Howard Tompkins Architects in collaboration with TAIT, the theatre will include a 600-sear flexible auditorium, based on the Bridge's current auditorium capable of "streamlined transformation between formats". It will have a foyer, featuring a café/bar open to the public during the day and during show times. The building...

  • Wolf of Wall Street

    An immersive production of The Wolf of Wall Street, the autobiography by American stockbroker Jordan Belfort later adapted for the cinema by Martin Scorsese, is set to open in central London later this year.From the production team behind the immersive production of The Great Gatsby, Alexander Wright has adapted Belfort's memoir, and will direct the production which promises to bring to life the highs and lows of his millionaire lifestyle.Leonardo DiCaprio starred as Belfort in the film, which...

  • Heartbeat of Home

    Following a world tour and performances at the London Palladium in February, Heartbeat of Home will return to the West End for a limited run at the Piccadilly Theatre, it has been announced.Produced by the company behind Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home is a celebration of music and performances styles from around the globe. Blending Latin, contemporary, hip-hop and Irish dance steps, the production sets out to unite performers and audiences on an adrenaline-fuelled journey through dance.Concept...

  • Fiddler on the Roof

    New casting has been announced for the West End revival of Fiddler on the Roof, which transferred to the Playhouse Theatre from the Menier Chocolate Factory.Maria Friedman will take over the role of Golde, currently played by Judy Kuhn. A three-time Olivier Award recipient for her performances in By Special Arrangement, Passion and Ragtime, Friedman's extensive theatre credits over three decades include West End and Broadway productions of The Woman in White, Sunday in the Park with George and...

  • Hadestown

    The winners (and losers) in the Tony nominationsNominations for this year's Tony Awards on Broadway, announced on Tuesday, saw two original plays transferred from London's Royal Court and Almeida respectively scoring highly, as well as two more shows developed in partnership with the National Theatre where they ran first - Network and Hadestown - that also both moved to Broadway this season.However, a number of high profile Brits were also snubbed in the nominations process - notably Glenda...

  • Stephen Fry Mythos

    It has been announced that Stephen Fry will return to the stage for the first time in nearly 40 years to tour a stage adaptation of his book Mythos, with three performances at the London Palladium.Published in 2017, Mythos condenses a millennium of Greek myths, legends and stories, detailing the birth of the solar system and how humankind was created. The book was adapted for the stage and received its world premiere at the Shaw Festival in Canada last year.Mythos is the collective name for...

  • The Prince of Egypt

    After an industry reading earlier this year, The Prince of Egypt will receive its West End premiere at the Dominion Theatre next year, it has been announced.Based on the 1998 DreamWorks animation film of the same name, The Prince of Egypt dramatises the story of Moses. Born a child of Israel, Moses grows up to become an Egyptian prince, later leading the Israelites out of Egypt, as told in the Book of Exodus. The film featured the voice acting of Ralph Fiennes, Sandra Bullock and Patrick Stewart...

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