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  • 9 to 5 the Musical

    The Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 The Musical is set to open at London's Savoy Theatre, starring actress Louise Redknapp making her return to musical theatre.Featuring some of Parton's biggest hits as well as original numbers written for the show, the musical will also star Love Island winner Amber Davies, Kinky Boots actress Natalie McQueen, and West End leading man Brian Conley.9 to 5 The Musical will be at the Savoy Theatre from 28th January to 31st August 2019, and tickets are on sale now. 9...

  • Play scripts

    Ever seen a life-changing play and had the wording of that perfect line escape your memory? Or wanted to relive a new work after it's closed in the West End? Whether you want to read for pleasure or study a work, picking up a playscript is a brilliant way to enjoy great theatre writing. You can find an extensive list of West End plays that have been published, with links to buy each one. Keep this page bookmarked, too, as we'll continue adding to it as new books become available, as well as...

  • Waitress in the West End

    Hit Broadway musical Waitress is set to cook up a storm next year when it makes the leap across the pond and gets its West End premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in February, and we're licking our lips just thinking about it.With music by "Love Song" singer Sara Bareilles, the adaptation of the 2007 film of the same name follows Jenna Hunterson, a waitress with a passion for baking, but is trapped in an abusive relationship with her husband Earl. A number of twists and turns see Jenna tangled in a...

  • Facts about William Shakespeare

    Whether you're a theatre aficionado or you're new to the scene, the chances are you've seen plenty of William Shakespeare's plays across London and the West End. Whether it's theatrical titans playing King Lear, or a pair of up-and-comers playing the Bard's star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, we all have a favourite Shakespearean production. But how much do you know about the man behind the manuscripts? Get up to speed on everything you need to know about Shakespeare's life, including...

  • A study from University College London, University of Lancaster and Encore Tickets examines the heart rates, brain activity, and other physiological signals of theatregoers during a live performance of Dreamgirls. Findings reveal watching live theatre produces the same heart activity as half an hour of cardio and that the heart rates of audience members synchronise. The research, conducted by neuroscientists from University College London and the University of Lancaster in association with...

  • All My Sons

    A new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons is set to run at The Old Vic next spring, and will star renowned actors Sally Field and Bill Pullman.Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the play will be co-produced by the Old Vic and Headlong, and will open at the theatre in spring 2019, with dates and further casting to be announced.Miller's play is set in 1940s America and follows Joe Keller, who was charged with shipping damaged aircraft parts from his factory during the Second World War, and Kate...

  • New cast for Matilda the Musical

    A new cast has been announced for Matilda the Musical in the West End. Hayden Tee will take on the role of Miss Trunchbull for the first time on 11 September 2018. Joining him will be Rob Compton and Holly Dale Spencer who will portray Mr and Mrs Wormwood. Child actors Isobel Hubble and Francesca McKeown will join Sarah Munday and Olivia Wells in sharing the title role of Matilda. Gina Beck continues for a second year in the role of Miss Honey. Hayden Tee is an award-winning musical theatre...

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced a new cast for the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera, which is heading into its 33rd year in London.From 3rd September to 8th December 2018, actor Tim Howar will take over as The Phantom in the production. Howar was recently seen in the West End playing Freddie Trumper in Tim Rice's musical Chess at the London Coliseum. He is currently the lead singer with Mike and the Mechanics, and has also starred in Rock of Ages and...