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  • Are you ready to ride the pony? Well a new Magic Mike Live cast certainly are, as they join Magic Mike Live in London. Magic Mike Live is at the Hippodrome Casino, and Magic Mike Live tickets are on sale now. The new cast members include James Percy, Luca Figarazzi, Natacza Boon, Peter Cleverley, Petr Fedorovskii and Sarah Annakin. They join existing cast members Daniel Blessing, Jake Brewer, Harry Carter, Hannah Cleeve, Myles Harper, Charlie Knight, Mark Lace, Theo O. Bailey, Ross Sands, Josie...

  • The Studio Ghibli film, My Neighbour Totoro, will be adapted for stage and open in London later this year. My Neighbour Totoro begins previews at the Barbican on 8 October, ahead of an opening night on 18 October and performances to 21 Jan. 2023. Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio, with popular films including Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo. The 1988 film My Neighbour Totoro is the studio’s most successful film, grossing over $40 million at the box office. The My...

  • London’s theatre scene is teeming with great directors, putting their stamp on new shows and exciting revivals. Many bring a particular vision or individual style to their work, which becomes instantly recognisable to their fans – such as the Belgian auteur Ivo van Hove, who is renowned for revolutionising classic shows, or the thrilling visionary Katie Mitchell. The West End attracts directors from around the world, including Broadway legends and European marvels, contributing to the bold,...

  • The pop musical & Juliet will invite audiences to sing along for one night only in the West End. A sing along performance of & Juliet will take place at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 6 June. During the performance, screens around the Shaftesbury Theatre auditorium will display the lyrics to every song. The & Juliet musical includes hits such as “Love Me Like You Do,” “Confident” and “Roar.” Find out more about & Juliet songs. “We wanted to create a special occasion where everyone is welcome to join...

  • Room on the Broom will play daytime performances at the Lyric Theatre this summer. Room on the Broom is at the Lyric Theatre from 21 July to 4 September. The Room on the Broom stage show is based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s children’s book of the same name. The story follows a witch and her cat who make friends with a range of animals. As they fly on her broomstick, the stick snaps and they have to face a dragon. This year’s Room on the Broom cast includes Jessica Manu as the Witch,...

  • The countdown to Christmas is on. Elf the Musical will return to the West End this year. Elf the Musical begins previews at the Dominion Theatre on 14 November, with an opening night on 24 November and performances to 7 Jan. 2023. Elf the Musical tickets are on sale now. Based on the 2003 Christmas film of the same name starring Will Ferrell, Elf the Musical follows Buddy, a boy who is raised in the North Pole and heads back to New York to find his father. Along the way, Buddy the Elf learns...

  • It’s always exciting to hear the cast announced for a new London production, especially if it’s due to open with big star names. But don’t sleep on the replacement casts! Often hit productions and long-running shows will bring in fantastic talent for their first (or second, or third) cast change — like rising stars, theatrical stalwarts who have earned their leading role, left-field choices from film or TV, or perhaps someone you’ve never come across before, but who is about to become your new...

  • Find out the full casting for a new adaptation of Britannicus at Lyric Hammersmith, which begins performances next month. Britannicus begins previews at Lyric Hammersmith on 26 May, with an opening night on 1 June and performances to 25 June. Jean Racine’s Britannicus play follows Agrippina as she battles to ensure her son, Nero, will be the Roman emperor, even though Britannicus is the rightful heir. As ruler, Nero becomes dizzy with power and grows into an oppressive tyrant. Nathaniel Curtis...

  • A weekend-long convention focused on West End musicals will take place in London later this year. Named Musical Con, the musical theatre event will see thousands of musical fans and West End talent unite to celebrate the art of live theatre. Musical Con is at ExCel London from 22 to 23 October. During Musical Con, audiences will be able to watch performances, as well as take part in Q&As, panels and show spotlights. There’ll also be meet and greet opportunities, a theatre marketplace to buy...

  • The Unfortunate cast are definitely not “Poor Unfortunate Souls”. Find out the full cast for Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch, which runs at Underbelly Festival Earl’s Court from 21 June to 16 July. Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch tickets are on sale now. The Little Mermaid parody musical centres around Ursula as she recalls what happened under the sea. Press material states the show will explore core themes in Disney films and how Ursula is a “pop...

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