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  • A date and venue have been announced for the 2022 Olivier Awards, to be held with an in-person ceremony. The 2022 Olivier Awards will take place on Sunday 10 April at the Royal Albert Hall, and will be the first full ceremony since 2019.The Olivier Awards celebrate new productions that are staged across London's West End and affiliate venues. A list of eligible productions for the 2022 Olivier Awards will be revealed at a later date.The Olivier Awards were established in 1976, and have become...

  • All the Off-West End Black Friday Theatre Tickets

    Black Friday is the best time of year to book your West End theatre tickets at exclusive prices. Get tickets to West End shows from just £25, and see some of the biggest Off-West End shows in London. As well as West End shows such as Come From Away and The Play That Goes Wrong, there's also Off-West End shows you can enjoy. Take a trip back in time to the 1920s and see The Great Gatsby, or how about festive treats like The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage and Circus 1903?Our Black Friday theatre...

  • All the West End Black Friday Theatre Tickets

    Black Friday is the best time of year to book your West End theatre tickets at exclusive prices. Get tickets to West End shows from just £25, and see some of the biggest West End shows in town. Book tickets for popular West End musicals like Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, & Juliet, The Book of Mormon, and Come From Away. Maybe you're looking for a comedy play like Magic Goes Wrong, or tickets to see a classic play like The Mousetrap.We've got Black Friday theatre tickets to over 35 shows, so...

  • Photo credit: Grease artwork (Photo courtesy of Grease)

    Grease is the word in the West End! A new production of Grease will open in the West End in 2022. Grease begins previews at the Dominion Theatre on 3 May, with an opening night on 10 May and performances to 29 October.Grease follows Danny and Sandy, high school sweethearts who are reunited at Rydell High for their senior year. After a Broadway premiere in 1971, Grease then transferred to London in 1973, starring Richard Gere as Danny Zuko. The musical gained more popularity with the 1978 film...

  • Photo credit: Anything Goes 2021 (Photo courtesy of Anything Goes)

    After an acclaimed summer run at the Barbican, Anything Goes will return to London next year. Anything Goes will begin a UK tour in April 2022, ending at the Barbican with performances from 15 July - 3 September.The Anything Goes producer Sir Howard Panter said: "We are delighted to be back with the glorious Anything Goes musical at the Barbican next summer! We were thrilled with the response to this energetic and uplifting show... audiences around the country can enjoy the glorious set design,...

  • Photo credit: Lucie Jones (Photo courtesy of Wicked)

    A new cast will join Wicked in the West End in the New Year, with Lucie Jones leading the cast as Elphaba. The new cast will take over in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from 1 February, with Wicked tickets on sale now. Lucie Jones takes over the role of Elphaba from Laura Pick. Jones' West End credits include Waitress as Jenna and Les Miserables as Fantine. Ryan Reid will take over the role of Fiyero, with Sophie-Louise Dann as Madame Morrible and Gary Wilmot as the Wizard. Helen Woolf...

  • The pandemic forced theatres to close in March 2020. Now, as of 15 Nov. 2021, every West End theatre has now reopened with a production. The final theatre to reopen was the Playhouse Theatre, now named the Kit Kat Club, with Cabaret starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley.Earlier this year, theatres were able to reopen with a socially-distanced audiences, with shows such as The Mousetrap and Six leading the charge. During the summer, theatres were able to welcome in full-capacity audiences,...

  • Photo credit: David Jensen and Feast Creative

    Omigod you guys! Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed its 2022 season, with three productions opening during the summer. After kicking off in May with Legally Blonde: The Musical, the season will include the premiere of 101 Dalmatians and a new version of Antigone.Legally Blonde will be directed by Lucy Moss, co-writer and co-director of Six in the West End and on Broadway. The musical, based on the same-named 2001 movie, centres on Elle Woods, a fashion-obsessed sorority girl who...

  • Photo credit: Hampstead Theatre (Photo courtesy of Hampstead Theatre)

    The Hampstead Theatre have revealed three world premiere plays to be staged at the north London venue next year. The trio of plays include new works by Florian Zeller, Alexis Zegerman and Roy Williams. Speaking about the new works, Hampstead Theatre's artistic director Roxana Silbert said: "I am delighted to be announcing three world premieres today for 2022... I'm] deeply honoured that Florian has chosen Hampstead for his new play - the first to receive its world premiere outside of France."The...

  • Photo credit: Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley (Photos by Marc Brenner)

    Ahead of Cabaret performances beginning in London, details on the Cabaret lottery have been revealed. The daily Cabaret lottery will allow entrants a chance to win a pair of £25 tickets to Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club for all upcoming performances. The Cabaret lottery opens every day of performances at 12:01AM, and is open for entries up to four hours before the performance. All entrants will then find out if they are successful, with winners given 30 minutes to claim their tickets.Read more...

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