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  • Photo credit: Cast of Mamma Mia! (Photo courtesy of Mamma Mia)

    After a year of suspended shows, Mamma Mia! will reopen at the Novello Theatre later this year. Mamma Mia! performances will resume from 25 August, continuing its West End run of over two decades.In a tweet from Daily Mail entertainment reporter Baz Bamigboye, the Novello will return with Mamma Mia! starring Mazz Murray and Emma Mullen.Murray will continue in the role of Donna Sheridan, previously playing the part before theatres were forced to shut in March 2020. As well as Mamma Mia!, Murray's...

  • Photo credit: Sheila Atim and Chris O’Dowd (Photos courtesy of Constellations)

    Nick Payne's Constellations will return to the West End this summer, with eight different actors appearing in the summer engagement. Constellations is at the Vaudeville Theatre from 18 June - 12 September, with actors including Zoe Wanamaker and Russell Tovey taking part.Constellations will be presented by the Donmar Warehouse at the West End venue, as the Donmar is being refurbished. The Donmar's artistic director Michael Longhurst will direct Constellations.Constellations tells of a beekeeper...

  • Photo credit: Charlie and Stan 2019 Tour (Photo by Manuel Harlan)

    After performances in 2019, Charlie and Stan will return to stages across the country this summer. Charlie and Stan will be performed in Bath and at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall, ahead of a West End transfer.In 1910, Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel travelled together as part of Fred Karno's music hall troupe. Sailing from Liverpool to New York, the pair formed a great bond, but by the end of the journey, they drifted apart. As their careers progressed indepedently, could Charlie and Stan...

  • Photo credit: Prince Philip (Photo courtesy of Shakespeare’s Globe)

    His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has passed away today, 9 April 2021, at the age of 99. Throughout his life, Prince Philip expressed a keen interest in the arts, serving as Patron of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, as well as visiting West End theatres over the years.In a tweet from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: "We are deeply saddened to hear that HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has passed away. Prince Philip served as our Patron for over 40 years. His support for...

  • Photo credit: Francesca Forristal and Jordan Paul Clarke (Photo by Michael Wharley)

    After a digital premiere, the internet-inspired Public Domain will finally be performed to an in-person audience next month. Five performances of Public Domain will take place at the Vaudeville Theatre from 27 - 30 May.Made by snippets of conversations between 39 vloggers, influencers and tech giants, Public Domain explores the impact of the internet on everyday users. Millie and Z are two influencers who want to be authentic, but can that happen online?Public Domain is written by, features...

  • Photo credit: Alexandra Burke (Courtesy of Alexandra Burke)

    Alexandra Burke will return to the West End this summer, playing the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will be revived at the London Palladium from 1 July - 5 September, with tickets on sale now.After winning The X Factor in 2008, Burke has enjoyed a glittering West End career. She's played Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, the role made famous by Whitney Houston. More recently, she was in Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, Chess at the London...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Here Come The Boys (Photo courtesy of Here Come The Boys)

    Here Come The Boys will open in the West End next month, now taking place at a new theatre. Here Come The Boys performances will now be held at the London Palladium from 25 May - 9 June, with additional cast members revealed.Here Come The Boys unites Strictly Come Dancing professionals Aljaž Škorjanec, Pasha Kovalev, Graziano di Prima and Robin Windsor as they compete to become King of the Dance. The production features a live resident DJ, as well as latin, ballroom, commercial and contemporary...

  • Photo credit: Bridge Theatre (Photo courtesy of Bridge Theatre)

    After a series of socially-distanced performances towards the end of 2020, the Bridge Theatre will reopen its doors for a new season of work. Shows announced include Simon Russell Beale in Bach and Sons, as well as the London premiere of Suzan-Lori Park's White Noise.Nina Raine's Bach and Sons will receive its world premiere at the Bridge Theatre, directed by Nicholas Hytner. The play dramatises the life the German composer, an influential musician with an impressive family too. But when fame...

  • Photo credit: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (Photo courtesy of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre)

    After open-air concerts took place in 2020, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre will open once more with a full summer season. Performances will take place from 17 June - 25 September, including Shakespeare plays, musical revivals and shows designed for younger audiences.Regent's Park Open Air Theatre artistic director Timothy Sheader said: ""As a theatre that receives no regular public funding, the financial challenges of producing large-scale theatre with a 50% reduction in seating capacity cannot...

  • Photo credit: Mel Giedroyc and Isla van Tricht (Photos by Guy Levy and courtesy of Southwark Playhouse respectively)

    Isla van Tricht's Money will be presented in a co-production between new company represent. And Southwark Playhouse. Mel Giedroyc makes a cameo appearance in the digital production, available to watch online from 26 April - 15 May.Creative director of represent. Guy Woolf said: "We commissioned Isla van Tricht to write the piece for a virtual and interactive production in which our audiences are put right at the heart of a timely ethical dilemma that confronts capitalism, philanthropy and a...

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