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  • Photo credit: Mary Poppins (Photo courtesy of Mary Poppins)

    We all wish we could have had a nanny like Mary Poppins. Conjuring up magic moments and a seemingly endless assortment of knick-knacks from her bag, the Banks children are in good hands with Mary Poppins looking after them.The Disney film was first adapted into a musical in the 2000s, and after a decade away from London is back at the Prince Edward Theatre. Mary Poppins is a supercalifragilistic musical that you can't miss in the West End.Here's our complete guide to the West End production of...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Mischief Movie Night (Photo by Pamela Raith Photography)

    After performances of Mischief Movie Night were suspended at the Vaudeville Theatre last year, the improvisational film show has found a new London home. Mischief Movie Night will now run at Riverside Studios from 1 July - 1 August for in-person performances, with livestreaming options available during the run.Mischief Movie Night sees cast members create a new film based entirely on audience suggestions. During the run, there will be a "Sequel Sunday" on 18 July with two consecutive shows...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Singin' In The Rain (Photo by Oliver Rosser)

    The complete cast for the upcoming revival of Singin' in the Rain has been named, ahead of performances this summer. Singin' in the Rain is at Sadler's Wells from 30 July - 5 September, with a national tour taking place in 2022.As previously announced, Adam Cooper will reprise his performance as Don Lockwood, a role he played at Chichester Festival Theatre and at the Palace Theatre in 2012.Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton will play Cosmo Brown, previously in the Rock of Ages tour...

  • Photo credit: Andrew Patrick-Walker and Grace Mouat (Photos by Alastair Batchelor and courtesy of Chloe Nelkin Consulting respectively)

    The full cast for a new song cycle From Here: A New British Musical has been announced. Six's Grace Mouat and Bat Out of Hell's Andrew Patrick-Walker will lead the company, with performances at Chiswick Playhouse from 1 - 31 July.Mouat's West End credits include & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre and Six at the Arts Theatre. Patrick-Walker recently starred in Brooklyn at the Greenwich Theatre, as well as the Meat Loaf musical Bat Out of Hell at the London Coliseum. The company is completed...

  • Photo credit: Esh Alladi, Tom Mothersdale and Ayesha Antoine in Out West (Photos by Helen Maybanks)

    Ahead of Out West opening next month, the full casting for the three new plays has been announced. Out West is at Lyric Hammersmith from 18 June - 24 July, with streaming options during the run from 12 - 17 July.Esh Alladi will play Gandhi in Tanika Gupta's The Overseas Student, which sees a teenage Gandhi travelling to the UK to study law. He's previously starred in Dara, Absolute Hell and Romeo and Juliet at the National Theatre, as well as Gandhi in Lions and Tigers at Shakespeare's Globe.Tom...

  • Photo credit: My Night with Reg artwork (Photo courtesy of Turbine Theatre)

    A London revival of My Night With Reg will take place at the Turbine Theatre this summer. Kevin Elyot's award-winning comedy is at the Turbine Theatre from 21 July - 11 September.Set in 1980s London, Guy invites old and new friends to his flat. The world changes forever, due to the mounting AIDS crisis. My Night with Reg premiered at the Royal Court in 1994, transferring to the West End and winning an Olivier Award for best comedy.Casting includes Stephen K Amos as Benny, Paul Keating as Guy,...

  • Photo credit: seven methods of killing kylie jenner cast (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

    The Royal Court will reopen next month with a new season, welcoming back theatregoers after a year of suspended performances. Five productions will run as part of the season, including revivals and new works.Artistic director Vicky Featherstone said: "It is testament to the vision and questing of the playwrights and artists at the Royal Court, that the work programmed two years ago is still way ahead of its time. In fact, seeing through the new optics of our post-pandemic and ruptured world...

  • 17 May theatres can open

    Today marks an important milestone in the Coronavirus roadmap, as England enters the latest step of unlocking the country to normality once more. As stated in the roadmap, live theatre performances are now permitted in England for the first time in 2021, with numerous venues across the country welcoming audiences back into the auditorium.In London, a number of shows will either be reopening or premiering in the coming weeks, with shows like The Mousetrap, Love Letters and Everybody's Talking...

  • Regent's Park Open Air Theatre cast

    Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced initial principal casting for the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, which will run at the theatre 31 July - 25 September. Carrie Bawden and Declan Bennett will star as Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow, the story's central, conflicted lovers. Joanna Riding will play Nettie Fowler, who sings the rousing "June Is Busting Out All Over," while John Pfumojena will play Enoch Snow and Natasha May Thomas will play Louise Bigelow, marking her...

  • The company of 'Be More Chill'

    The squips are coming! Be More Chill will return to the West End this summer for a 10-week run at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The musical will start performances on 30 June and run through 5 September. Tickets for Be More Chill in the West End will be available soon. The musical had just started a run at The Other Palace, when it was forced to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The original London cast will reprise their roles for this production. The ensemble includes Blake Patrick Anderson,...

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