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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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,...

  • 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: Sutton Foster in rehearsal (Photo by Tristram Kenton)

    Where do you start when you're describing Sutton Foster? The two-time Tony-winning actress is a musical theatre leading lady of our times. Any theatre fan will recognise her from starring in Broadway musicals such as Thoroughly Modern Millie and Shrek the Musical. She's set to star in a revival of The Music Man opposite Hugh Jackman. But before jumping back on a Broadway stage, Sutton Foster will make her West End debut, reprising the iconic role of Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes.Foster played...

  • Photo credit: Cinderella cast (Photo by Tristram Kenton)

    UPDATE: Cinderella performances will resume at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 18 August. Find out more about Cinderella in London here.We're not going to the ball just yet. The world premiere of Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre has had to postpone performances tonight and tomorrow. Cinderella was due to officially open this week, after previews began last month. A new opening date for Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre is to be announced.The statement from Andrew Lloyd Webber...

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