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  • Photo credit: The Rhythmics (Photo courtesy of The Rhythmics)

    A new British musical inspired by gymnastics will open at Southwark Playhouse later this year. P Burton-Morgan and Ben Glasstones. The Rhythmics is at Southwark Playhouse from 2 December - 8 Jan. 2022.The Rhythmics centres around Grey, a middle-aged man who accidentally auditions for an all-male rhythmic gymnastics troupe instead of a rock band. Competing with his new-found team, they make it to the world championships, twirling what press material states are "ribbons of fire."School of Rock's...

  • Photo credit: Shining City cast (Photo courtesy of Theatre Royal Stratford East)

    The full cast for the London revival of Shining City has been named, ahead of performances in the autumn. The four-person play is at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 17 September - 23 October, and you can find out more about the upcoming season here. Joining Brendan Coyle are Michelle Fox, currently starring in Romeo and Juliet at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Rory Keenan also stars, previously in Saint Joan at the Donmar Warehouse, with Curtis-Lee Ashqar rounding off the Shining City...

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

    In 2016, a spell was cast over the West End. Its end result? A magical mystery at the Palace Theatre. Ever since the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child began entrancing audience members, Harry Potter fans world over have flocked to the West End to enjoy the latest story in the Harry Potter series. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has never been more exciting than on stage.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne...

  • Photo credit: Michelle Gayle, Thomas Aldridge and Jamie Ballard (Photo by Manuel Harlan)

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will reopen at the Palace Theatre later this year. The two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will resume performances from 14 October, with rehearsals beginning next month. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets are on sale now."Reopening Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two in the West End and being part of the return of British Theatre makes us both happy and proud" said producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender."To be back at...

  • Photo credit: The Bitten Peach (Photo courtesy of ANR PR)

    A new drag festival, Tuck Shop West End will bring two weeks of drag performances to the Garrick Theatre this summer. It's the first time a drag festival has been housed in the West End, with performances from 27 July - 8 August. Tuck Shop West End tickets are on sale now.Throughout the festival, there'll be performances from RuPaul's Drag Race contestants including Joe Black, Ginny Lemon, Cheryl Hole, Charlie Hides and Baga Chipz. Stars from Death Drop at the Garrick Theatre will also take...

  • Photo credit: Bryony Lavery and Nicholas Hytner (Photos courtesy of Premier Comms and by Helen Maybanks respectively)

    Following the news that The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage had new performance dates later this year, an opening has been confirmed. The stage adaptation of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage will begin previews at the Bridge Theatre on 30 November, ahead of an opening night on 7 December and performances to 26 Feb. 2022.Set twelve years before the His Dark Materials trilogy, The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage follows two young people being hunted. They have to care for Lyra...

  • Photo credit: The Prince of Egypt (Photo by Matt Crockett)

    UPDATE: Health Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that England will move to the next, and final, stage of the Coronavirus roadmap on 19 July. This would mean that theatres can reopen at full capacity without the need for social distancing in auditoriums.Speaking in the House of Commons, Javid said: "We firmly believe this is the right time to get our nation closer to normal life. To those who say why take this step now, I say if not now then when."Javid has also said that vaccine passports...

  • Photo credit: Indecent Proposal film

    After the world premiere was postponed last year, the long-awaited stage adaptation of Indecent Proposal will now open in London this autumn. Indecent Proposal is at Southwark Playhouse from 22 October - 27 November.Set in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1988, married couple Jonny and Rebecca struggle to make ends meet with their part-time jobs. But, when Larry offers Rebecca a million dollars to spend the night with him, will Rebecca gamble her marriage to get into the black?Indecent Proposal is...

  • Photo credit: Sandra Marvin, Nicola Roberts and Russell Tovey (Photo stills courtesy of Helena Dudley at Freuds)

    To celebrate the continued rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations across the country, a new short film has been released. Conceived and directed by Josie Rourke, the musical film set to "The Rhythm of Life" from Sweet Charity stars a variety of famous faces as they encourage viewers to get their vaccinations.The new film released today follows the launch of a national campaign urging everyone to get jabbed. The film was produced by Charles Finch and Peregrine Kitchener-Fellowes at Standalone...

  • Photo credit: Gemma Knight Jones and Sam Oladeinde in Come From Away. (Photo by Helen Maybanks)

    Ahead of Come From Away resuming performances at the Phoenix Theatre, two new cast members have been named. Gemma Knight Jones and Sam Oladeinde will now star in the Olivier-winning musical, reopening from 22 July. Come From Away tickets are on sale now.Gemma Knight Jones will take over the role of Hannah and others. Knight Jones was previously in Falsettos at The Other Palace, as well as national tours of Hairspray and Sister Act. Sam Oladeinde will take over the role of Bob and others,...

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