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  • Photo credit: Mary Poppins (Photo by Johan Persson)

    The full casting for the West End reopening of Mary Poppins has been announced. The Olivier-Award winning revival of Mary Poppins resumes performances at the Prince Edward Theatre from 7 August, with Mary Poppins ticketson sale now.They will join the previously confirmed Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp, who reprise the roles of Mary Poppins and Bert respectively. Principal casting is completed by Charlie Anson as George Banks, Amy Griffiths as Winifred Banks, Petula Clark as Bird Woman, Liz...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Magic Goes Wrong (Photo by Robert Day)

    Magic Goes Wrong will now be reopening in London at a new theatre. Magic Goes Wrong is now resuming performances at the Apollo Theatre, instead of the Vaudeville Theatre. Magic Goes Wrong is at the Apollo Theatre from 21 October.Magic Goes Wrong sees a hapless gang of magicians and stuntmen try to impress crowds while raising money at a charity fundraiser. But, in true 'Goes Wrong' style, these accident-prone performance artists don't make the tricks go right first time.The Mischief Theatre team...

  • Photo credit: Cabaret artwork (Photo by Joel Palmer)

    Following news that the Playhouse Theatre will be transformed for the upcoming revival of Cabaret in London, further details have been confirmed. Cabaret, starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley, will begin performances at the Playhouse Theatre from 15 November.As previously named, Eddie Redmayne will play the Emcee and Jessie Buckley will play Sally Bowles. Further casting is to be announced.For the Cabaret revival, the Playhouse Theatre will be transformed into an in-the-round performance...

  • Photo credit: Six the Musical (Photo by Pamela Raith)

    The Six London reign continues, as a new West End "forever home" has been found. Six will begin performances at the Vaudeville Theatre, its third London theatre, from 29 September. The current Six cast will transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre for performances to 14 November. The Six cast is completed by Jarneia Richard-Noel, Courtney Bowman, Natalie Paris, Alexia McIntosh, Sophie Isaacs, Danielle Steers, Zara Mcintosh, Cherelle Jay, Hana Stewart and Collette Guitart. A new cast will then take...

  • Photo credit: Cast of & Juliet (Photo by Johan Persson)

    A new cast for the West End reopening of & Juliet has been announced. Many of the original cast remain in the musical, which will recommence performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 24 September. & Juliet tickets are on sale now.Alex Thomas-Smith will take over the role of May from Arun Blair-Mangat. They were previously part of the original Dear Evan Hansen London company, but has also starred in Bat Out of Hell at the Dominion Theatre.The Olivier-winning actress Miriam Teak-Lee...

  • Photo credit: Cara Ballingall, Arty Froushan and Macy Nyman (Photos courtesy of Premier Comms)

    Ahead of Leopoldstadt continuing its Olivier Award-winning run next month, the full cast for the play's return has been named. Leopoldstadt is at the Wyndham's Theatre from 7 August - 30 October, with Leopoldstadt tickets on sale now.Four new adult cast members join the production. Cara Ballingall will play Jana, with Arty Froushan as Leo, Aidan McArdle as Hermann and Macy Nyman as Hermine. They'll star alongside original cast members from 2020 performances, including Sebastian Armesto, Jenna...

  • Photo credit: Imelda Staunton in Follies, Ralph Fiennes in Four Quartets and Daniel Radcliffe in Endgame (Photo courtesy of Follies, Four Quartets and Endgame)

    Actors in Harry Potter films are some of the most popular actors worldwide. Not only did the franchise propel its trio of child leads Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson into superstardom, but any actor became more recognisable any show with a Harry Potter credit under their belt. Whether you're a Gryffindor or Slytherin, see your favourite Harry Potter stars from over the years take to the stage.The eighth story in the series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is the first official...

  • Photo credit: Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical cast (Photo courtesy of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical)

    Ahead of the world premiere of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical in London later this year, the full cast has been named. Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical is at the Lyric Theatre from 1 October, with tickets on sale now.As previously announced, the Olivier Award-nominated actor Arinzé Kene will portray Bob Marley in the musical. He's joined by Gabrielle Brooks as Rita Marley, Bob Marley's wife. Gabrielle Brooks recently starred in J'Ouvert at the Harold Pinter Theatre.Melissa...

  • Photo credit: Noah Thomas and Sejal Keshwala (Photo courtesy of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie)

    It's the end of a school year for Everybody's Talking About Jamie in London, as they will pause their West End run. Everybody's Talking About Jamie will play a final performance at the Apollo Theatre on 26 September, with a "pause" period ahead of returning in 2022.It is currently unknown which show will be at the Apollo Theatre after Everybody's Talking About Jamie."Everybody's Talking About Jamie has come a long way from its debut in Sheffield in 2017" said producer Nica Burns. "We are...

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

    The original cast recording for the world premiere musical, Cinderella, has been released today, 9 July. Gone are the days of a conventional Cinderella fairytale, as the story's been revitalised with a fresh, feminist take courtesy of Academy Award-winning Emerald Fennell's script. The Cinderella music is by the legendary impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by David Zippel.Even though Cinderella began performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in June 2021, the Cinderella soundtrack is...

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