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  • Photo credit: Rhys Whitfield, Lucy St Louis and Killian Donnelly. (Photo by Tim Bret-Day)

    The full casting for the return of The Phantom of the Opera in London has been named, ahead of performances this summer. The Phantom of the Opera will now reopen at Her Majesty's Theatre from 27 July, with The Phantom of the Opera tickets on sale soon.Lucy St Louis will play Christine Daaé, previously playing Diana Ross in Motown The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Rhys Whitfield will play Raoul, with West End credits including Summer and Smoke and Jesus Christ Superstar.They join the...

  • The Rising Stars Festival will champion the works of up and coming West End producers this summer, as their shows are staged in London. Throughout the summer, 17 productions will be performed that make up the festival, across the six Nimax Theatres open in the capital: the Apollo, Duchess, Garrick, Lyric, Palace and Vaudeville.Chief Executive of Nimax Theatres, Nica Burns said: "I am delighted to be welcoming into the spotlight a galaxy of talented young producers - our rising stars making their...

  • Photo credit: Emerald Fennell at the 2021 Academy Awards (Photo by Chris Pizzelo-Pool for Getty)

    Emerald Fennell has won her first Academy Award, taking home the award for best original screenplay for her film Promising Young Woman. In winning the award, Fennell becomes the first British woman to ever win the category, and the seventh woman to win the category since its inception in 1940.Later his year, Fennell will make her musical writing debut, penning the original book for Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Carrie Hope Fletcher will play the titular princess in a revamped...

  • Photo credit: Alistair Brammer and Laura Pick in Wicked (Photo by Matt Crockett)

    West End audiences will be welcomed back to the Land of Oz later this year, as Wicked will reopen in London. Wicked performances will resume at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from 15 September, with Wicked tickets on sale next month.As part of the new booking period, Wicked will mark its 15th anniversary in London, with a celebratory performance on 28 Sept. 2021.A prequel to The Wizard of Oz, Wicked sheds light on the lives of Elphaba and Glinda. Meeting at Shiz University, the pair become...

  • Photo credit: Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen (Photo courtesy of The Comeback)

    The Comeback lives up to its name, as it returns to the West End this summer. Performances will resume at the Noël Coward Theatre from 7 - 25 July, where it originally premiered in December 2020. The Comeback tickets are on sale now.The Comeback marks the debut play from British comedy duo Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen, collectively known as The Pin. In their play, they star as the warm-up spot for a rival act, trying to get noticed by a Hollywood director. Each night, the cast are joined by a...

  • Photo credit: The Woman in Black cast (Photo by Tristram Kenton)

    The Woman in Black will see audiences return to Eel Marsh House, as performances resume in the West End later this year. The Woman in Black reopens at the Fortune Theatre from 7 September, continuing its run as the second-longest West End play.Based on Susan Hill's best-selling ghost story, The Woman in Black tells of solicitor Arthur Kipps who hires an actor to dramatise his fears. It's innocent enough at first, but sorting out papers eventually becomes more, with borders between make-believe...

  • Photo credit: Previous cast of Leopoldstadt (Photo by Marc Brenner)

    Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt will return to the West End later this year. Leopoldstadt performances will resume at the Wyndham's Theatre for 12 weeks from 7 August - 30 October, with Leopoldstadt tickets on sale now.Producer Sonia Friedman said of Leopoldstadt : "After a year of immense loss and struggle for so many, including the unthinkable shutdown of our theatre industry, to announce the new dates for the return of Tom's astonishing play to the West End. Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of...

  • Photo credit: Only Fools and Horses cast (Photo courtesy of Neil Reading PR)

    Only Fools and Horses: The Musical will reopen in the West End, forming part of the television show's 40th anniversary celebrations. Only Fools and Horses: The Musical performances resume at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 1 October, with Paul Whitehouse reprising his role.Speaking about the musical's West End return, Paul Whitehouse said: "I'm over the moon, because finally, the West End is coming back to life and Only Fools and Horses The Musical will return to the Theatre Royal Haymarket...

  • Photo credit: 2017 Sydney Production of The Money (Photo by Prudence Upton)

    Kaleider's The Money will open for another London season this summer, inviting theatregoers to consider how they'd spend a pot of money. The Money will take place at London County Hall from 26 May - 18 July, with Witness for the Prosecution opening again at London County Hall from August.Combining immersive theatre and game play, The Money sees a group of strangers given 60 minutes on how to spend a large sum of money. If players cannot agree by the end of the hour, the money rolls over to the...

  • Photo credit: Andrew Lloyd Webber (Photo by Alice Whitby)

    Ahead of West End musicals reopening from next month, a new Andrew Lloyd Webber album will showcase the best of his musical catalogue. Titled Andrew Lloyd Webber: Symphonic Suites, an 81-piece orchestra will play newly-orchestrated suites from three musicals, with the album being released this summer.The symphonic album will feature music from three of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals: Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard. Speaking about the album, Lloyd Webber said: "For over a...

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