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  • The Jamie Lloyd Company has announced its productions for 2022, including the returns of two star-led West End plays. The company's production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, adapted by Anya Reiss, will return in summer 2022 after closing at the Playhouse Theatre during previews in March 2020. Emilia Clarke will return to her West End debut role as Nina, which begins 29 June 2022 ahead of a 6 July opening night. Performances run to 10 September at the Harold Pinter Theatre.The cast also includes...

  • Welcome to the candy store! Heathers: The Musical is returning to where it started next month, when it opens at The Other Palace on 25 November.Produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor Mills, the production opened at the venue in 2018 and moved to the Theatre Royal Haymarket later that year. The show ran at that venue this past summer as well. Kenwright recently acquired The Other Palace from Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Heathers marks the first show at the theatre under the new ownership.Based on...

  • Cinderella

    The West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella will host a gala performance in conjunction with Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. All the ticket proceeds from this performance will be donated to the Malala Fund, Yousafzai's nonprofit organization that advocates for girls' education worldwide."I am an enormous admirer of Malala. She is an extraordinary person and you can imagine my delight when I discovered that she loved musical theatre," Webber said in a statement. "We wanted to...

  • Photo credit: The Mirror and the Light (Photo by Marc Brenner)

    In a statement from Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Mirror and the Light will close at the Gielgud Theatre next month. Instead of performances running to 23 January, The Mirror and the Light will now run to 28 November, and not perform an extension. If you have booked tickets for The Mirror and the Light performances from 28 November, our guest services team will be in contact with you. In the statement, producers have said: "Over recent days, it has become clear that...

  • Photo credit: Hex artwork (Photo courtesy of National Theatre)

    Ahead of the world premiere of Hex at the National Theatre this Christmas, the full cast and three songs from the musical have been released. Hex runs in the Olivier Theatre from 4 December - 12 January.Hex is an original retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story, which explores the fairy placing a jinx on the baby. Hex is by Tanya Rodder, with music by Jim Fortune and lyrics and direction by Rufus Norris.Joining Rosalie Craig as the Fairy are Tamsin Carroll as Queenie, Michael Elcock as Bert and...

  • Photo credit: Wicked cast (Photo by Mark Senior)

    Wicked continues to turn the West End green with an extended booking period confirmed. Wicked performances will now run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to 27 Nov. 2022, and Wicked tickets are on sale now. Wicked follows the lives of Elphaba and Glinda as they become the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked features original music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz including "Popular" and "Dancing Through Life", and recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in the West End, making it the...

  • As well as the newest dramas and comedies in London and the long-running classics, the West End is filled with revivals of classic plays. Revivals often attract star-studded casts too, appearing in limited runs of London shows which return for anniversaries or to fit with the cultural moments. There's plenty of revivals taking place across the city, but there's something special about seeing your favourite play in a new interpretation. Check out the top London play revivals currently scheduled...

  • Photo credit: Six cast (Photo by Craig Sugden)

    A new cast for Six at the Vaudeville Theatre has been revealed, ahead of next month's cast change. The current company will play their final performance on 14 November, with the new company taking over from 16 November.The new cast includes Amy Di Bartolomeo as Catherine of Aragon, Amanda Lindgren as Anne Boleyn, Claudia Kariuki as Jane Seymour, Dionne Ward-Anderson as Anna of Cleves, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe as Katherine Howard and Meesha Turner as Katherine Parr. Paisley Billings will be the alternate...

  • Photo credit: Neil Maskell and Giles Terera in Death of England: Face to Face (Photo by Steffan Hill)

    A release date for the National Theatre's new feature film Death of England: Face to Face has been revealed. Death of England: Face to Face will be available to watch on Sky Arts on 25 November. Death of England: Face to Face is the latest story in the Death of England series, following the original National Theatre productions Death of England and Death of England: Delroy. In this film, the birth of Delroy's child and Michael's niece sees Delroy and Michael confront their relationship with one...

  • Photo credit: Amy Adams in The Glass Menagerie, Mark Rylance in Jerusalem and Taron Egerton in Cock (Photos courtesy of The Glass Menagerie, Jerusalem and Cock)

    2022 brings a new year of visionary theatre and world-class talent to our shores. London's theatre scene is set to be an exciting one in 2022, with critically-acclaimed film stars and television actors making their West End debuts. There's also West End productions that are finally receiving their premieres after the pandemic pushed 2020 scheduling plans. Here's a rundown of all the West End shows opening in 2022, listed by show name in alphabetical order. Information will be updated as soon as...

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