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  • Photo credit: Lily Allen (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

    The multi-award-winning singer Lily Allen will make her West End debut in 2:22 - A Ghost Story this summer. It's a West End debut for playwright Danny Robins too, with 2:22 - A Ghost Story at the Noel Coward Theatre from 3 August - 16 October.Lily Allen will play Jenny, a woman who has just moved into a new home with her husband Sam. Shortly after moving in, Jenny believes the house is haunted, inviting friends Lauren and Ben for a dinner party to get in touch with the dead. Together, they stay...

  • Photo credit: Kate O’Flynn and Zubin Varla (Photos courtesy of Hampstead Theatre)

    The full casting for The Two Character Play at the Hampstead Theatre has been announced. Kate O'Flynn and Zubin Varla will star in the Tennessee Williams play, running at the Hampstead Theatre from 17 July - 28 August.Kate O'Flynn will play Clare, who has previously been nominated for an Olivier Award as Laura in The Glass Menagerie, also by Tennessee Williams. Zubin Varla will play Felice, previously in Fun Home, Ghost Quartet and Equus.Sam Yates will direct The Two Character Play, returning to...

  • Photo credit: Playhouse Theatre (Photo by Edson Chilundo on Flickr under CC 2.0)

    Following news that Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley will star in Cabaret, further details on the venue have been confirmed. The Playhouse Theatre will be renovated into an in-the-round space to stage Cabaret, ahead of performances beginning from November 2021. A planning application has been submitted to Westminster City Council which details refurbishment work at the Playhouse Theatre ahead of Cabaret opening. You can <a...

  • Photo credit: Harry Enfield in The Windsors: Endgame (Photo courtesy of The Windsors: Endgame)

    Harry Enfield will make his West End debut this summer, playing Prince Charles in a brand new comedy play, The Windsors: Endgame. Adapted from the Channel 4 series The Windsors, the royal comedy is at the Prince of Wales Theatre from 2 August - 9 October.The Windsors: Endgame parodises the lives of the royal family into a soap opera. Not much is known about the synopsis, but press material indicates there'll be storylines following Harry and Meghan's potential return from California, as well as...

  • Photo credit: Sh!t-faced Shakespeare cast (Photo by Rah Petherbridge Photography)

    The improvisational show Sh!t-faced Shakespeare will return to London this summer, presenting their unique adaptation of Macbeth. Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth is at Leicester Square Theatre from 30 June - 11 September.The Macbeth storyline remains the same as the original William Shakespeare work, following the Scottish general as he wreaks havoc after learning of a prophecy that he'll become king. But, for this production, one cast member must perform Macbeth while intoxicated.In press...

  • Photo credit: Operation Mincemeat (Photo courtesy of Southwark Playhouse)

    The multi-award-winning production Operation Mincemeat will reopen at Southwark Playhouse this summer, after a second run was cancelled last year. Operation Mincemeat will return for 14 work-in-progress performances from 23 July - 7 August followed by a full run from 9 August - 18 September. Set in 1943, Operation Mincemeat dramatises an undercover mission that helped lead the British to victory in World War II. The production bills itself as "Singin' in the Rain meets Strangers on a...

  • Photo credit: Carrie Hope Fletcher (Photo by Laura Lewis)

    With the world premiere of Cinderella opening later this month, a fourth song from the new musical has been released today. "Far Too Late" is the latest song to be made available to stream from Cinderella , which begins performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 25 June."Far Too Late" features Carrie Hope Fletcher, who will play the title princess. Other songs to have been released include "Bad Cinderella and "I Know I Have A Heart", both sung by Fletcher, as well as "Only You, Lonely...

  • Photo credit: Southwark Playhouse (Photo by Southwark Playhouse)

    Southwark Playhouse will acknowledge the dozens of productions that missed out on being shown to live audiences in a brand new festival. Titled SWK Fest, the fortnight-long event will see 12 different shows staged every night, with performances from 5 - 17 July.Later this month, Paul Rider and John Sackville will star in the London revival of Staircase. Find out more about Staircase at Southwark Playhouse here.A full list of shows in SWK Fest are as follows:Ellipsis: Isabelle Farah's comedy asks...

  • Photo credit: Nikki Bentley, Gina Murray and Noel Sullivan (Photos by Ruth Crafer, Andy Brown and Michael Shelford respectively)

    Richard Maltby, Jr and David Shire's musical revue Starting Here, Starting Now will be revived for a limited summer run. Starting Here, Starting Now is at Waterloo East Theatre from 29 June - 18 July, and the full cast has been named.First performed in 1976, Starting Here, Starting Now sees three individuals try to find love in a maze of modern relationships. Each song tends to be a story song, with each musical number exploring a separate theme.The cast stars Nikki Bentley, who previously...

  • Photo credit: The Woman in Black (Photo courtesy of The Woman in Black)

    This spine-chilling play has scared audiences at the Fortune Theatre since 1989. With just two cast members on stage, theatregoers have found themselves drawn into every word uttered between Arthur Kipps and the Actor as they try to keep their cool with plenty of ghostly apparitions afoot.Sending audiences crazy with its theatrical masterclass in building tension and suspense, The Woman in Black offers audiences a dramatic masterclass. Here's our complete guide to the West End production of The...

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