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  • Photo credit: Cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Photo by Manuel Harlan)

    Ahead of the return of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the full casting for the show's reopening has been named. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is at the Palace Theatre from 14 October, with tickets on sale now.The casting announcement has been confirmed on 1 September, which is considered to be Back to Hogwarts Day, as it's the day when Harry Potter and his classmates would board the Hogwarts Express at Kings Cross in the Harry Potter books.The <a...

  • Photo credit: Little Women Artwork (Artwork courtesy of Park Theatre)

    The upcoming season of in-person shows at the Park Theatre has been confirmed, with productions scheduled from October - February 2022. The season includes the London premiere of Little Women, based on the Louisa May Alcott novel, as well as a new show by Harry Hill, Christmas shows and a cabaret inspired by Julie Andrews' career.Speaking about the season, artistic director Jez Bond said: "We can't wait to bring the spirit... back to Finsbury Park with a top class selection of seasonal shows...

  • Photo credit: Clare Perkins (Photo courtesy of Hamilton Hodell)

    Clare Perkins will lead the cast of Zadie Smith's debut play, The Wife of Willesden, at the Kiln Theatre. The Wife of Willesden is at the Kiln Theatre from 11 November - 24 December. For The Wife of Willesden, the Kiln Theatre will be renovated to replicate the Sir Colin Campbell pub, where the story is set. Audiences will sit at pub tables in the stalls, a reimagining that will be "transporting Zadie's larger than life characters... It's going to be the perfect place... to spend a joyous,...

  • Photo credit: Stockard Channing in Apologia and Tamsin Greig in Talking Heads (Photos by Joan Marcus and Zac Nicholson)

    The final two productions to open at Hampstead Theatre in 2021 have been revealed. Marsha Norman's 'night, Mother and Alan Plater's Peggy for You will be revived at the Hampstead Theatre in winter 2021, starring Stockard Channing and Tamsin Greig respectively. Marsha Norman's 'night, Mother is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that follows Thelma and Jessie, a mother and daughter whose relationship is shattered when secrets are finally revealed. After a Broadway premiere, 'night, Mother made its...

  • Photo credit: Les Miserables (Photo by Michael Le Poer Trench)

    With two weeks left of Les Miserables - The Staged Concert, the complete casting for the full musical return of Les Miserables has been named. Les Miserables is at the Sondheim Theatre from 25 September.Producer Cameron Mackintosh said of Les Miserables' return that "After 18 long months of unprecedented shut down of the commercial theatre, it is thrilling to see the West End reopen with all its major productions and safely welcome back audiences who have been so supportive to our industry. The...

  • Photo credit: Natasha May-Thomas, Ivano Turco and Jac Yarrow

    While the pandemic year was incredibly difficult for everyone who works in the arts, it was particularly tough for those just starting out in their careers. So, as theatre comes back to life, it's really heartening to see some exciting emerging talent hitting the stage, including numerous West End debuts. Here are some new names to watch out for.Ivano Turco in Cinderella (Photo by Tristram Kenton)Ivano TurcoTalk about a fairy tale start. Ivano Turco, who only graduated from London's Urdang...

  • London Theatre Week is back! There’s never been a better time to book theatre tickets to West End shows. Get exclusive prices on some of the top shows in the West End, and see the best the West End has to offer this spring, as well as tickets for upcoming West End shows in summer 2022. London Theatre Week runs from 21 February - 13 March. Book tickets to some of the most-popular West End musicals, like Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Cinderella, Frozen, and Back to the Future. Or maybe you're wanting...

  • Photo credit: Donny Osmond (Photo by Lee Cherry)

    Oh yes he is! Donny Osmond will make his West End debut in Pantoland at the Palladium this Christmas, as the celebratory pantomime show returns to the West End for a second year. Pantoland at the Palladium is at the London Palladium from 4 December - 9 Jan. 2022, and Pantoland at the Palladium tickets are on sale now.Donny Osmond will play the Wizard of Pantomime. Throughout his career, Osmond has sold over 100 million albums thanks to solo careers and performing alongside his brothers, the...

  • Photo credit: London Theatre Week (Photo courtesy of London Theatre Week)

    The annual event London Theatre Week returns for 2021, with over 40 West End shows taking part. Theatre tickets will be available from just £15, £25 and £35, with the aim of encouraging audiences to return to London shows and support live theatre.London Theatre Week will run from today, 23 August for a fortnight. Due to unprecedented demand, London Theatre Week has been extended by a week, and will now run to 12 September."After being dark for over a year, we could not be more pleased to support...

  • Carrie Hope Fletcher and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt in Cinderella (Photo by Tristram Kenton)

    Andrew Lloyd Webber can't quite believe his latest show has finally opened. Although Cinderella has taken a winding path to opening night at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 18 August, full of pandemic-related postponements, the moment finally arrived. "I'm still pinching myself, I can't quite believe we're here," Lloyd Webber said from the stage before the opening night performance. "Short of a passing asteroid hitting us, I think it might be possible that we're going to just possibly have a show...

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