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  • Photo credit: Ore Oduba (Photo courtesy of The Rocky Horror Show)

    The current tour of The Rocky Horror Show will play a limited engagement in London later this year. The Rocky Horror Show is at the Peacock Theatre from 20 - 30 October.The Rocky Horror Show follows Brad and Janet, a young couple who have to take shelter in a nearby castle. There, they meet Dr. Frank N. Furter who reveals the latest creation they've been working on. The sci-fi musical features a book, music and lyrics by Richard O' Brien, with songs include "Dammit, Janet," "Sweet Transvestite"...

  • Photo credit: Be More Chill (Photo by Matt Crockett)

    The Be More Chill West End cast will change from next week, as two new company members join the show. They'll be in the production all summer long, with Be More Chill at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 5 September.Grace Mouat will take over the role of Chloe Valentine from Millie O'Connell. Mouat has previously starred in & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre, as well as being a Six swing at the Arts Theatre. Nathania Ong will play Jenna, taking over from Renée Lamb. Ong will make her West End...

  • Photo credit: Tony Jayawardena (Ben Broomfield)

    The full cast for the upcoming 25th anniversary revival of East is East at the National Theatre has been announced. East is East is at the Lyttleton Theatre from 7 - 30 October, running as part of the reopening season at the Southbank venue.Set in 1970s Salford, East is East follows George Khan, a Pakistani chip-shop owner who is determined to raise his kids in accordance with Islamic values in England. At the same time, George's English wife, Ella, is stuck between her marriage and her...

  • Photo credit: Matt Henry, Adam Bernard and Beverley Knight (Photos by Matt Crockett, Nicholas Dawkes and Helen Maybanks)

    Ahead of the West End premiere of The Drifters Girl, further casting has been named to star alongside Beverley Knight. The Drifters Girl is at the Garrick Theatre from 4 November, andThe Drifters Girl tickets are on sale now.The Drifters Girl company includes the Olivier Award-winning actor Matt Henry, who is best known for playing Lola in Kinky Boots. Adam Bernard will also star — previously winning an Olivier Award for playing Jimmy Early in Dreamgirls. The Drifters are completed by...

  • Photo credit: Bring It On (Photo by Standout Photography)

    The full cast for cheerleading musical Bring It On has been announced, ahead of its Christmas season in London. Bring It On is at Queen Elizabeth Hall from 8 December - 22 Jan. 2022, and Bring It On tickets are on sale now.The Bring It On company is led by Amber Davies as Campbell, following her West End debut as Judy in 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre. Four-time Olympic medalist and Rip It Up star Louis Smith will play Cameron.Vanessa Fisher will play Danielle, with Alicia Belgarde as Eva, Georgia...

  • Photo credit: Shelagh Stephenson and Mufaro Makubika (Photos courtesy of Hampstead Theatre)

    Two new productions have been announced to open at Hampstead Theatre in the coming months. The Olivier Award-winning play The Memory of Water returns to Hampstead Theatre for its 25th anniversary from 3 September - 16 October, with the world premiere of Malindadzimu at Hampstead Downstairs from 17 September - 30 October."The Memory of Water has been on quite a journey since it premiered at Hampstead Theatre all those years ago" said The Memory of Water playwright Shelagh Stephenson. She...

  • Photo credit: Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII in Wolf Hall (Photo by Keith Pattison)Photo credit: Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII in Wolf Hall (Photo by Keith Pattison)

    Further casting for the upcoming stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light has been revealed, ahead of a West End world premiere. The Mirror and the Light is at the Gielgud Theatre from 23 September, and The Mirror and the Light tickets are on sale now.Ben Miles and Nathaniel Parker reprise their acclaimed roles as Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII respectively. They're joined by three cast members who reprise their roles from Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies: Nicholas Boulton...

  • Photo credit: Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre (Photo by Tristram Kenton)

    The world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella will now resume performances on 18 August. Cinderella tickets are on sale now.Cinderella performances have been suspended from 17 July, due to a positive Covid test within the company. The Cinderella press night will now take place at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 25 August. In a statement from Andrew Lloyd Webber earlier this week, he said:"Today, on this "Freedom Day", I have been forced to take the heart-breaking decision not to open my...

  • Photo credit: Witness for the Prosecution (Photo by Ellie Kurttz)

    Initial actors to star in the reopening cast for Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution in London have been named, ahead of performances resuming later this year. Witness for the Prosecution is back at London County Hall from 14 September.Joe McNamara will make his stage debut as Leonard Vole, alongside Emer Mcdaid as Romaine, Jonathan Firth as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Teddy Kempner as Mr Mayhew, Miles Richardson as Mr Myers and Martin Turner as Mr Justice Wainwright.Christopher Dickins,...

  • Photo credit: Karl Queensborough and Simon Anthony Rhoden (Photos courtesy of Premier Comms)

    The full returning cast for Hamilton in the West End has been named, ahead of performances next month. Hamilton is at the Victoria Palace Theatre from 19 August, and will reopen with a full capacity audience. Karl Queensborough will reprise the role of Alexander Hamilton. Simon-Anthony Rhoden plays Aaron Burr, joined by Trevor Dion Nicholas as George Washington, Harry Hepple as King George, Waylon Jacobs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Emile Ruddock as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison,...

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