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  • 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: 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: 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: Ralph Fiennes (Photo by Matt Humphrey)

    Following a world premiere tour earlier this year, Ralph Fiennes will star in the West End premiere of T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets. Fiennes directs the production too, with performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 18 November 18 December.The Nobel Prize winner T. S. Eliot was considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. Four Quartets is typically considered to be his masterpiece, consisting of four poems: Burnt Norton, East Coker, Dry Salvages and Little Gidding. Written...

  • 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,...

  • Photo credit: Kit Harington (Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr under CC 2.0)

    Kit Harington will return to the stage in a modern-day adaptation of Henry V at the Donmar Warehouse. Henry V is part of the Donmar Warehouse's reopening season, including Force Majeure and Marys Seacole. Speaking to The Guardian, artistic director Michael Longhurst said Henry V will explore "modern political power and the psychology behind that." Kit Harington is best known for playing Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, but has also appeared in West End shows including True West and Doctor Faustus....

  • Photo credit: Reece Lyons in Overflow (Photo by Sharron Williams)

    Ahead of the Bush Theatre's reopening next week, an upcoming season of work has been confirmed. Five plays have been announced as part of the season, including the return of Travis Alabanza's Overflow, which was previously livestreamed.Benedict Lombe's Lava begins performances next week, starring Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo as a South African woman who has to face her older identity. Anthony Simpson-Pike directs Lava, with performances from 9 July - 7 AugustReece Lyons reprises their performance in Travis...

  • After The Shark is Broken was forced to postpone its West End premiere, new dates have been found for the Jaws drama. The Shark is Broken will now run at the Ambassadors Theatre from 9 October - 15 Jan. 2022.The Shark is Broken is written by Jaws star Robert Shaw's son Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon. It's inspired by the creation of Jaws, following three cast members stuck on a boat while filming has stalled. Luck begins to turn though when three great white sharks appear out of the water. Ian Shaw...

  • Photo credit: Tokyo Rose Artwork (Photo courtesy of Southwark Playhouse)

    Following an award-winning engagement at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tokyo Rose will play at Southwark Playhouse later this year. As part of the Tokyo Rose tour, the historical musical is at Southwark Playhouse from 23 September - 16 October.Set after World War Two, audiences meet Iva Toguri, a DJ who stands on trial after broadcasting propaganda in the Pacific Ocean. At first, Iva's presented to be a villain, but was she the evil broadcaster that history remembers her by. Dividing a...

  • Photo credit: Cirque Berserk! (Photo by Piet-Hein Out)

    After three years away from the West End, Cirque Berserk! returns to the capital for a limited engagement this summer. Cirque Berserk! is at the Garrick Theatre from 25 August - 11 September. Cirque Berserk! tickets are on sale now. Blending traditional circus acts with contemporary artistry and stunts, the 2021 show of Cirque Berserk! will feature new acts, making their Cirque Berserk! debut. As part of the company, tenth-generation circus acts will take part, as well as stuntmen taking on the...

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