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  • The West End production of Bat Out of Hell has extended its stay at the Dominion Theatre into 2019, it has been announced.The rock musical, which features many of Meat Loaf's greatest hits, started its run at the Dominion in April 2019 following its world premiere at the London Coliseum in 2017. It has now extended its booking period to 5th January 2019. Tickets are available now.Since its premiere at the Coliseum, the show has toured to Toronto, where it will be returning in the autumn as part...

  • Attending a play or musical is a must-do activity in London. There's plenty of West End and Off-West End theatres where you can see a show. But non-Brits who are used to attending shows in their home countries might be in for a bit of a shock when they become theatre patrons in the West End. Here is some historical context behind five major differences. ## West End theatres vary in size Though some West End theatres are quite large (for example, the Apollo Victoria Theatre seats more than 2,300...

  • The West End production of 42nd Street has set its closing date in the West End, after almost two years at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane.Having opened in April 2017, the musical will bow out of the West End on 5th January 2019 when the theatre will close for planned refurbishment.It has also been announced that Bonnie Langford will take over the role of Dorothy Brock from 3rd September. Langford last appeared on stage in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which played the Savoy Theatre in 2014. She...

  • Company casting

    The full cast joining Patti LuPone, Mel Giedroyc and Rosalie Craig in the upcoming West End production of Stephen Sondheim's Company at the Gielgud Theatre has been announced.The central role in Marianne Elliott's production has been gender-swapped and will now be played by a woman (Craig). The three characters that were originally Bobby's girlfriends will also be gender-switched, with Richard Fleeshman playing Andy (formerly April), George Blagden playing PJ (formerly Marta) and Matthew...

  • Come From Away

    The Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away, which tells the story of 7,000 stranded passengers in the wake of 9/11, is set to get its West End debut in 2019.With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the musical is set in the small town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada, where a number of planes were diverted in the wake of the 11th September attacks.Come From Away will run at the Phoenix Theatre from 30th January 2019, with tickets going on sale on Monday. It will also...

  • With Anything Goes in London, we felt it was time to share our favorite Reno Sweeney performances from the hundreds of productions. Since Anything Goes premiered on Broadway over 80 years ago, these delightful and de-lovely performances are so easy to love. Baby, if we’re the bottom, then these actors are the top! ## Sutton Foster Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011 revival of Anything Goes at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre took audiences to a whole new level of nautical campiness; Sutton Foster’s...

  • True West

    Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn are set to return to the West End later this year in a revival of Sam Shepard's True West, which will run at the Vaudeville Theatre with tickets going on sale later today.Shepard's story follows a Hollywood screenwriter named Austin and his brother Lee, a drifter who steals from houses for a living, reunite for the first time in five years at their mother's house in California. However, despite seeming relatively stable, Austin is pushed to his psychological limits...

  • With the news that the Broadway musical On Your Feet, which chronicles the life and love story of two of the world's biggest Latin popstars, is set to run at the London Coliseum next summer, we look at the couple, their careers and what we can expect from the UK premiere.The pair are two of the biggest names in Latin music with a string of hits, and have sold over 100 million records across the world, but their story has humble beginnings which saw them rise to the top of the charts and become...

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