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  • 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: 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,...

  • 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: The Choir of Man (Photo by Steve Schuff)

    The all-singing, all-dancing pub concert The Choir of Man will transfer to the Arts Theatre. The Choir of Man begins previews at the Arts Theatre from 29 October, with an opening night on 9 November. The Choir of Man performances are currently scheduled at the Arts Theatre to 13 Feb. 2022, and The Choir of Man tickets are on sale now.The 80-minute production is billed as a "riotously feel-good homage to that gathering place we've all missed so much", with a real working bar on stage. A cast of...

  • The different types of musicals in musical theatre

    Even if musicals share themes, topics or characters, no two West End shows are the same. But, each musical falls into a larger bracket, from jukebox musicals, rock musicals and shows with an original storyline. If you're a musical theatre novice or you're a keen theatregoer, read our complete guide to every type of West End musical in London. Rest assured, whichever musical you see, you're guaranteed to enjoy an all-singing, all-dancing piece of theatre that's sure to be an unforgettable night...

  • Where to sit in the theatre in London

    You've decided the show you want to see. Now it's time to pick where you want to sit in the theatre auditorium. Deciding where to sit at the theatre can be tricky — working out your stall seats from your balcony benches isn't easy even for the keenest theatregoers. Where are the best seats in a West End theatre?Booking theatre tickets for a London show? We're here to help. Discover all the different parts of an auditorium and find the best seats for you. <a href="#Stalls Seats"What are Stalls...

  • Photo credit: Sophie Evans as Glinda (Photo by Matt Crockett)

    "Thank Goodness!" The returning cast for Wicked in London has been named, ahead of performances resuming later this month. Wicked is at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from 15 September, with Wicked tickets on sale now.Sophie Evans will return to Wicked to reprise the role of Glinda. Evans starred as Glinda from 2017 - 2019, opposite Alice Fearn as Elphaba.All other Wicked leads will resume their roles they were in, prior to the shutdown of theatres in March 2020. Laura Pick will resume the role of...

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