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  • Photo credit: Trevor Dion Nicholas in West End Musical Celebration (Photo courtesy of West End Musical Celebration)

    Last year, West End Musical Christmas was postponed due to the lockdown, but transformed into West End Musical Celebration. Now, West End Musical Celebration is set to return to London, with a trio of concerts at the Vaudeville Theatre. The West End concerts will take place on the first Monday from November - January, with performances on 1 November, 6 December and 3 January respectively. West End Musical Celebration is produced by Shanay Holmes, who will soon star in the world premiere of Get...

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

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Taboo, a one-night-only charity concert will be held in 2022. Taboo is at the London Palladium on 30 Jan. 2022, and Taboo tickets are on sale now. In a tweet by Daily Mail entertainment reporter Baz Bamigboye, many of the original cast, and casts from later productions will star. Casting for Taboo at the London Palladium is to be confirmed.Taboo is inspired by the London nightclub of the same name, which opened in the 1980s. In its early years, artists like...

  • Photo credit: Mark Gatiss (Photo courtesy of Bread and Butter PR)

    Mark Gatiss' long-awaited adaptation of A Christmas Carol will play at Alexandra Palace this Christmas. A Christmas Carol will run at Nottingham Playhouse from 29 October - 29 November, with London performances at Alexandra Palace from 26 November - 9 Jan. 2022. Gatiss will play Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, joined by Nicholas Farrell as Ebenezer Scrooge. They'll star in the timeless Dickensian Christmas story, following Scrooge who is visited by three spirits to change his miserly ways....

  • Photo credit: Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Photo by Jay Brooks)

    Moulin Rouge! The Musical has announced casting for the West End production. Moulin Rouge! The Musical begins performances at the Piccadilly Theatre from 12 November, with Moulin Rouge! The Musical tickets on sale now.Jamie Bogyo will star as Christian, making his West End debut in the role. Liisi LaFontaine, who has previously starred as Deena in Dreamgirls on the West End, will star as Satine.Two-time Olivier Award-nominee Clive Carter will play Harold Zidler. Simon Bailey will play the Duke,...

  • Photo credit: Lyric Hammersmith Theatre (Photo by Chris Payne)

    The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced the 2022 season of work, with plays scheduled to October 2022. The season includes a revival of Patrick Marber's Closer, as well as a modern retelling of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler."We are so proud and excited to be able to share this season with our audience. This past 18 months has been tough for our industry; theatre has felt vulnerable, as has our society" said artistic director Rachel O'Riordan. She continued by stating that "the writers and...

  • Photo credit: Amy Adams (Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr)

    Seeing rising stars make their West End debuts is an incredible thing to witness. One day, you're watching a cast member in the ensemble, and then they're playing a leading role in a production that sees them win awards. But, in some productions, audiences are treated to performances from film stars, who've appeared in Hollywood blockbusters.The West End is quickly becoming like the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Movie stars in West End shows are becoming more popular, with famous actors starring in...

  • Photo credit: The Book of Mormon cast (Photo by Johan Persson)

    The full cast for The Book of Mormon in London has been announced, ahead of reopening later this year. The Book of Mormon is at the Prince of Wales Theatre from 15 November, with tickets on sale now.The Book of Mormon leading cast remains the same as March 2020.Dom Simpson will play Elder Price, with Tom Xander as Elder Cunningham and Leanne Robinson as Nabulungi.The full company in London is completed by Steven Webb, Richard Lloyd-King, Haydn Oakley Edward Baruwa, Thomas Audibert, Philip...

  • Photo credit: Back to the Future (Photo by Dave Benet)

    "This is dedicated to all the dreamers out there!" cries Doc Brown as he finally succeeds in his grand experiment: time travel. That sentiment was echoed last night in the curtain call speeches by Colin Ingram, producer of Back to the Future: The Musical, and by Bob Gale — the co-creator of both the 1985 film and this new theatrical incarnation — at a dramatic opening. Finally bringing this tale to the London stage, following decades of development and an extra pandemic delay, was a triumphant...

  • Photo credit: Cast photo (Photo by Hugo Glendinning) 

    The Showstoppers show no signs of stopping. After two performances at the Garrick Theatre on 27 September and 11 October, the troupe will return to the Lyric Theatre for a new residency. Performances are on selected dates from 15 November - 21 March. The Showstoppers will play five Mondays at the Lyric Theatre: 15 November 6 December, 24 January, 21 February and 21 March.The full Showstoppers cast is completed by Jonathan Ainscough, Ruth Bratt, Justin Brett, Matt Cavendish, Dylan Emery, Pippa...

  • Photo credit: Amy Adams (Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr)

    The six-time Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams will make her West End debut as Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie next year. The Glass Menagerie is at the Duke of York's Theatre from 23 May 2022, and The Glass Menagerie tickets are on sale now. Book The Glass Menagerie tickets on LondonTheatre.co.uk.Amy Adams is best known for starring in films such as Enchanted, American Hustle and Big Eyes. On stage, she has played the Baker's Wife in a New York revival of Into the Woods, and will...

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