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  • 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,...

  • The cast of 'Joseph' at the Palladium in 2019.

    UPDATE: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is now at the London Palladium from 12 July.Producer Michael Harrison has announced the complete cast for the new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which will start performances at the London Palladium on 12 July for a limited run. Tickets for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the West End are available now. The complete cast will include Steffan Lloyd Evans as Reuben,...

  • 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...

  • Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah

    Can you explain quantum mechanics? How are you on string theory? These are just some of the provoking questions the casts of Constellations answer in these exclusive video interviews. The production of Nick Payne's play about a quantum physicist and a beekeeper investigating their relationship through alternate realities will feature four rotating casts in a production at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End this summer. "I love the idea of all of us in multiple potential universes," says...

  • Photo credit: Ingrid Craigie and Kwaku Fortune (Photos courtesy of Lyric Hammersmith and Lorna Fitzsimmons respectively)

    A London revival of Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane will run at the Lyric Hammersmith later this year. The Olivier Award-nominated play will first open at Chichester's Minerva Theatre, ahead of transferring to the Lyric Hammersmith from 9 October - 6 November.Set in Ireland's County Galway, The Beauty Queen of Leenane follows mother and daughter pair Maureen and Mag. When Maureen finds herself falling in love, her mother becomes involved, with the interference setting off a train...

  • Photo credit: Sam Yates (Photo by Marc Brenner)

    Ahead of this month's opening of The Death of a Black Man at Hampstead Theatre, further productions have been announced at the London venue. Tennessee Williams' The Two Character Play will run in the main space from 17 July - 28 August, with the world premiere of Tom Well's Big Big Sky at Hampstead Downstairs from 30 July - 11 September.The Two Character Play was originally scheduled to run at Hampstead Theatre in 2020, but was cancelled due to the pandemic. Sam Yates will direct Williams'...

  • Sutton Foster in 'Anything Goes' on Broadway

    She's the top! Sutton Foster will come to the London stage this summer in Anything Goes. Sutton Foster will replace the previously announced Megan Mullally, who has sustained an injury and will no longer be able to perform, in the run at the Barbican Theatre, which is set to start performances on 23 July.Foster starred in the 2011 Broadway revival of the Cole Porter and P.G. Wodehouse musical, and she won her second Tony Award for her performance. This is a London transfer of that Tony-winning...

  • Photo credit: Sam Tutty in Dear Evan Hansen (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

    The West End production of Dear Evan Hansen will reopen at the Noël Coward Theatre this autumn. Dear Evan Hansen will resume performances from 26 October, with an upcoming performance dedicated to mental health care workers and volunteers. Dear Evan Hansen tickets in London are on sale now.Speaking about the musical's return to London, producer Stacey Mindich said: ""Mental well-being has become a core part of our show's narrative over the years, and we hear from so many audience members about...

  • Photo credit: Mum artwork (Photo courtesy of Soho Theatre)

    The Olivier Award-winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm will present her new play in London later this year. Titled Mum, it's inspired by Malcolm's postnatal experiences, with performances at Soho Theatre from 20 October - 20 November.Tackling motherhood head on, Mum will ask the big questions that parents face after their child is born. Press material states "Mum is a feverish journey through every parent's worst nightmare."Mum is the latest play by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. Her previous work...

  • Photo credit: Cast of The Play That Goes Wrong (Photo by Helen Murray)

    Ahead of The Play That Goes Wrong's reopening next month, a new cast has been announced. The Olivier Award-winning comedy play will resume performances at the Duchess Theatre from 18 June, with The Play That Goes Wrong tickets on sale now.The cast includes Blayar Benn as Trevor, Ross Green as Chris, Elan James as Jonathan, Michael Keene as Dennis, David Kirkbride as Robert, Jack Michael Stacey as Max, Ciara Morris as Annie and Ellie Morris as Sandra. The understudies are Rosemarie Akwafo, Euan...

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