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  • Theatre Openings - February

    There's no better mood-lifter than spending an evening in the theatre discovering something new, be it a big Broadway transfer of a musical, or seeing a perfect play premiere. This February will have it all, and some perfect ways to rid yourself of the January blues once and for all. Whether its major musicals opening like 9 to 5 or Come From Away, plays such as Ivo van Hove's latest stage adaptation, or another healthy dose of Harold Pinter, there's plenty to get stuck into this coming month....

  • Whether you have tickets for the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, or a West End show across the bridge, there are a wealth of activities all along the South Bank to stretch your theatre trip into a proper day out. Here is your guide to the best spots on the South Bank to make the most of your time between matinee and evening shows. ## Where to eat at London’s South Bank Whether you're wanting to say cheers with a celebratory breakfast, picking up a last-minute snack, or searching for a...

  • Troubadour White City Theatre

    A new West London fringe theatre is set to launch later this year on the former site of BBC Media Village in White City.The Troubadour White City Theatre, announced today by Troubadour Theatres and Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo, will feature two flexible spaces and will be operated by the team behind the King's Cross Theatre, where productions such as The Railway Children, Lazarus and In The Heights all ran.Set to open its doors this summer, the Troubadour White City Theatre will feature a...

  • Bitter Wheat

    A new play by David Mamet tackling the Harvey Weinstein scandal is set to premiere in the West End later this year, and will star John Malkovich making his first stage appearance in almost three decades at the Garrick Theatre.Titled Bitter Wheat, the play will focus on a Hollywood studio head called Barney Fein who falls from a position of power to put of shame. The play comes after Mamet revealed he had written a play about the scandal surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who has...

  • John Malkovich

    John Malkovich says some people won't like David Mamet's new play based on the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but he personally thinks its "brilliant". Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Malkovich was announcing the world premiere of the play Bitter Wheat, which David Mamet has written in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal in Hollywood.Malkovich said the play might "upset people who have experienced the treatment that the play describes and that we watch", but "what can I do about...

  • & Juliet

    A new musical featuring the back catalogue of songwriter Max Martin based on William Shakespeare's character Juliet is set to open at the Shaftesbury Theatre later this year, it has been announced.Martin's extensive works include songs such as Britney Spears' "Oops... I Did It Again", Backstreet Boys' "Everybody", Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do", and The Weeknd's "I Can't Feel My Face", all of which feature in the show titled & Juliet. The story of the show, written by David West...

  • Judi Dench and Charles Dance

    A new series of events at the Theatre Royal Haymarket will feature guest speakers discussing their experiences in theatre, as well as performances by esteemed British laureates. Sunday Encounters at the Haymarket is an upcoming series conversations held at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, allowing audience members to find out more about the lives and careers of some of the biggest names in theatre.There will be 11 separate events making up Sunday Encounters at the Haymarket, with a line up of guest...

  • Fiddler on the Roof

    Following the announcement that the Menier Chocolate Factory's production of Fiddler on the Roof is transferring to the West End's Playhouse Theatre, stars Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn told us why they're so excited the musical will get an extended run in London.Nyman and Kuhn are transferring with the production following their critically-acclaimed performances in the musical at the Menier, where it is now nigh-on impossible to buy a ticket for.Nyman plays Tevye, a Jewish milkman living in a...

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