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  • The clock has struck midnight for Cinderella in the West End. Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical has set a West End closing date of 12 June. The closure was announced on 1 May via social media and a statement from Lloyd Webber. “I am incredibly proud of Cinderella. Not only did it get some of the best reviews of my career, but we led the charge to reopen the West End, ensuring that theatre and live entertainment remained relevant and in the news. While mounting a new show in the midst of Covid has...

  • One year ago, West End theatres were cautiously opening again with socially-distanced productions and shows with a small cast. Jump forward to today and casts of 30+ take over some of London’s largest stages, breathing new life into old stories. May 2022 in London marks the beginning of limited summer shows and plenty of buzzy productions to whet your appetite. If you’re in the West End, then why not check out Grease and My Fair Lady this month? Both productions offer new takes that rely on the...

  • The sun is out, and that means the West End summer theatre season will soon be upon us! If you’re looking to catch some of London’s great shows during your holiday – or staycation – then you’re in luck: this is a particularly good year for hot, hot, hot summer productions. Of course, there are the annual outdoor theatre experiences at Shakespeare’s Globe and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, plus the amazing pop-up Underbelly Festival, all of which allow you to combine soaking up the sun with...

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

    Make it your next theatre mission to see The Book of Mormon in London. The Book of Mormon performances are now scheduled at the Prince of Wales Theatre to 27 August. The Book of Mormon tickets are on sale now. The Book of Mormon musical follows two elders, Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, as they travel to Uganda to spread their faith. During their mission, their lives change in unexpected ways. The Book of Mormon is by South Park creators Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and they’re joined by Robert...

  • Benjamin Scheuer’s award-winning show, The Lion, will open in London next month. The Lion begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 25 May, with an opening night on 27 May and performances to 25 June. The Lion tickets are on sale now. The Lion musical is a one-man 70-minute musical which follows a young man named ben reflect on his troubling childhood. His younger years ultimately inspired his future paths to finding love and hope. The Lion opened in New York in 2014 and won a Drama Desk award...

  • Find out the full cast for the European premiere of A Doll’s House - Part 2 in London. A Doll’s House - Part 2 begins previews at the Donmar Warehouse on 10 June, ahead of a press night on 16 June and performances to 6 August. The A Doll’s House - Part 2 play is set 15 years after the ending of the Henrik Ibsen play, A Doll’s House. In this sequel, Nora’s lifechanging decision comes into question as she faces a family she left behind. Noma Dumezweni will play Nora Helmer. She’s best known for...

  • This is definitely big fun! Heathers the Musical will be recorded at The Other Palace in May, ahead of a future release. The Heathers the Musical film recording will take place between 3 to 19 May, and Heathers performances will resume at The Other Palace on 20 May. Heathers tickets are on sale now. “Heathers has captured the hearts and imaginations of so many people in the UK since it was first produced here in 2018. This marks an exciting next step in the show’s journey” said Heathers director...

  • Let us be glad, let us be grateful that Wicked will extend its booking period in London. Wicked will now play performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to 28 May 2023, and Wicked tickets are on sale now. Wicked follows the lives of Elphaba and Glinda as they become the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked features original music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz including "Popular" and "Dancing Through Life". Find out more about Wicked in London. Lucie Jones leads the Wicked cast...

  • Millions of people visit London's West End every year. The buzzy central London location boasts famous streets, restaurants and shops, but the West End is also synonymous with world-class theatre. West End theatres are open all-year round with popular musicals, new productions and entertainment for everyone. London’s West End theatres typically house acclaimed musicals and emotionally-charged plays. However, there's exciting productions opening across London wherever you turn. We’ve got all the...

  • Fee, fi, fo, fum, we smell the blood of… new casting. Alexandra Burke will star in Jack and the Beanstalk at the London Palladium this Christmas. Jack and the Beanstalk is at the London Palladium from 10 December, and Jack and the Beanstalk tickets are on sale now. Burke will play Mrs. Blunderbore, the giant's wife in Jack and the Beanstalk. She joins a cast including Dawn French, Julian Clary and Gary Wilmot. Since winning The X Factor, Burke’s appeared in a number of West End musicals,...

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