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  • Photo credit: Operation Mincemeat (Photo courtesy of Operation Mincemeat)

    Operation Mincemeat will return to Southwark Playhouse in 2022, as a new booking period has been confirmed. Once the show closes this weekend, Operation Mincemeat is then back at Southwark Playhouse from 14 Jan. 2022 - 19 Feb. 2022.Set in World War Two, Operation Mincemeat follows the true story of a secret mission that assisted the Allies in defeating the Nazis. Operation Mincemeat was first staged at New Diorama Theatre, and has since been reworked during the pandemic. In a five star review of...

  • Photo credit: David Suchet (ARtwork courtesy of Poirot and More, A Retrospective)

    Following a nationwide tour of Poirot and More, A Retrospective, the famed actor David Suchet will share stories from his career in the West End next year. Poirot and More, A Retrospective is at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 4 - 22 Jan. 2022. Poirot and More, A Retrospective tickets are on sale now.David Suchet is one of Britain's greatest actors, and is best known for playing the role of Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Suchet played Poirot for 70 episodes, staying in the role from 1989 -...

  • Photo credit: The Song Project and Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks (Ali Wright)

    Four new productions have been confirmed to play at the Royal Court, with performances through to June 2022. The new works include plays by Alistair McDowall, as well as an encore run of The Song Project."We are nearly there. After months of disruption and postponement, after plagues and flooding, we are delighted to announce the last precious plays which have been waiting not so patiently to be put in front of you our audience." said artistic director Vicky Featherstone."The work more than ever...

  • Photo credit: Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) artwork (Art by Bob Venables)

    Following the news that Pride & Prejudice* (sort of) will transfer to the West End this year, further details have been revealed. Pride & Prejudice* (sort of) will begin an open-ended run, with previews at the Criterion Theatre from 15 October, and an opening night on 2 November.Speaking about the production, producer David Pugh said: "I so wanted to bring Pride & Prejudice* (sort of) to London's glittering West End. I wanted to put it into the perfect theatre, which is the...

  • Photo credit: The Mirror and the Light cast in rehearsals (Photo courtesy of Bread and Butter PR)

    Ahead of The Mirror and the Light world premiere opening later this month, an extended booking period has been announced. The Mirror and the Light will now run for an additional eight weeks, and is at the Gielgud Theatre from 23 September to 23 January, with The Mirror and the Light tickets on sale now.The Mirror and the Light explores the political career of Thomas Cromwell in Henry VIII's court, while Jane Seymour is trying to give the Tudor monarch an heir. The Mirror and the Light is the...

  • Photo credit: Liam Murray Scott, Ian Shaw, and Demetri Goritsas (Photos by Kim Hardy Photography, Nick Driftwood and Helen Murray)

    Ahead of the anticipated West End premiere of The Shark is Broken, which was due to open in 2020, the full cast has been named. The Shark is Broken is at the Ambassadors Theatre from 9 October - 15 January, and The Shark is Broken tickets are on sale now.Ian Shaw will play the role of his father Robert Shaw, who starred in the Jaws movie, which was released in 1975. Liam Murray Scott makes his West End role as Richard Dreyfuss, with eye for eye's Demetri Goritsas as Roy Scheider.Set during the...

  • Photo credit: La Clique (Photo courtesy of Deborah Goodman PR)

    The circus and variety show La Clique will be back in London this Christmas, as it gears up for another festive season. La Clique is at Leicester Square Spiegeltent from 13 November - 8 January.La Clique combines comedy acts, cabaret performers and vaudeville traditions for a night of variety entertainment. La Clique began at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004, and made its London premiere at the London Hippodrome in 2008. Since then, La Clique has enjoyed numerous worldwide engagements, earning an...

  • Photo credit: Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City (Photo by Julian Abrams)

    For the first time since 2014, the immersive theatre company Punchdrunk will present a new show in London. The Burnt City, which is inspired by the fall of Troy and Ancient Greece, will run at a site-specific location at Woolwich Works from 22 Mar. - 4 Dec. 2022. Book Punchdrunk The Burnt City tickets on London Theatre. Not much is known about the full synopsis of The Burnt City, but audiences will be free to explore an ancient Greek landscape, complete with royal palaces and the Troy underworld...

  • Photo credit: Jenna Augen in Leopoldstadt and Cabaret artwork (Photos by Marc Brenner and Joel Palmer)

    Here's one interesting feature of the London theatre as autumn hoves into view: for whatever reason, the capital's stages are unusually alive to Jewish stories just now. These shows, it should be emphasised, are markedly different one from the next. No one would confuse Tom Stoppard's revelatory theatrical realisation of his own Judaism in Leopoldstadt, which has been recognised as perhaps the last play from an 84-year-old legend (let us hope it isn't), with the entirely separate historical...

  • Photo credit: Artwork, Anna-Jane Casey, Elliot Levey and Omari Douglas (Photos by Joel Palmer and headshots courtesy of Cabaret)

    Ahead of a star-studded Cabaret revival in London, the full casting has been confirmed. Cabaret is at a renovated Playhouse Theatre, named the Kit Kat Club from 15 November. The full cast join the previously announced Eddie Redmayne as The Emcee and Jessie Buckley as Sally Bowles. Read more about Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley in Cabaret here. Omari Douglas will play the role of Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret. Currently starring in Constellations opposite Russell Tovey at the Vaudeville Theatre,...

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