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  • Photo credit: Alyssa Edwards (Photo by Dillon Del Toro)

    RuPaul's Drag Race queen Alyssa Edwards will make her West End debut later this year with a brand new stage show. Titled Alyssa, Memoirs of a Queen!, she'll perform at the Vaudeville Theatre from 7 - 13 June.Labelled as one of the "most powerful drag queens in America" by New York Magazine, Edwards is a world-renowned performer, but what did it take to earn global acclaim? Not much is known about the new show, but press material states "Ms. Edwards now brings her fully realized autobiographical...

  • Photo credit: Phoebe Eclair-Powell and Benedict Lombe (Photos by Helen Murray and Yvette Dzumaga)

    The Bush Theatre will reopen its doors next month with a new season of work. Two new productions have been confirmed to run at the west London venue, with options to watch shows either in person or via an online stream.Phoebe Eclair-Powell's Harm, starring Kelly Gough is the first production scheduled at the Bush Theatre, with performances from 17 May - 26 June. Atri Banerjee directs the housing-related drama, following an unlikely friendship between an estate agent and a social media influencer...

  • Photo credit: Actor’s Church (Photo courtesy of Iris Theatre)

    This year's full programme of work as part of the Iris Theatre's summer festival has been confirmed. A world premiere production will headline the festival in August, preceded by five new works, beginning at the Actors Church from 21 June.Speaking on behalf of the Iris Theatre, Paul-Ryan Carberry and Charlotte Lund said: "Make no bones about it, this festival is an unabashed celebration of theatre, a championing of early-career artists and of their exceptional work. Iris has long been renowned...

  • Photo credit: Jermyn Street Theatre (Photo courtesy of Jermyn Street Theatre)

    After a year of closed doors, Jermyn Street Theatre will reopen for its audiences next month with a summer festival. This year's Footprint Festival will feature over 40 productions, taking place from 17 May - 1 August.The Jermyn Street Theatre's artistic director Tom Littler said: "Footprints Festival will be a blast of fresh summer air after a long winter. These shows - drama, cabaret, classics, poetry, solos and showcases - are theatre at its most essential. Actors, audiences, and stories....

  • Photo credit: Matt Forde (Photo courtesy of Matt Forde)

    Matt Forde will lead conversations with some of the country's most influential politicians in the West End. Political Party will take place at the Garrick Theatre for three nights, on selected dates from 24 May - 2 June.Since 2013, Political Party has ran at The Other Palace, with Matt Forde asking questions allowing politicians to share information usually left undiscussed. Forde is an impressionist, writer and comedian who has appeared on shows including Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You...

  • Photo credit: Come From Away cast (Photo courtesy of Come From Away)

    UPDATE: An extended booking period for Come From Away has been announced, with performances now scheduled through to 12 Feb. 2022.Come From Away will reopen its doors to Newfoundland this summer, as a returning date has been confirmed. Come From Away performances will return from 22 Jul. 2021 at the Phoenix Theatre.Based on the stories of 7,000 air passengers diverted to Gander in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Come From Away tells of a new resilient, international community that formed. The...

  • Photo credit: Kerry Ellis and Brian May at the London Coliseum (Photo courtesy of RAW PR)

    After events for the London Climate Change Festival were postponed in 2020, the festival is back with a televised broadcast. The specially created concert, titled 'Song For Nature' will be available to watch on Sky Arts on Earth Day, 22 April.The London Climate Change Festival was formed by the two-time Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee. Speaking about the upcoming broadcast, she said: "We have all, no doubt, realised the value and preciousness of life. To this end this concert, filmed, in...

  • Photo credit: Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre (Photo by Manuel Harlan)

    In 2020, over 15 million people watched free theatre streams from the National Theatre, allowing audiences from over 170 countries to experience new theatre. After global success, the South Bank venue has begun its own streaming service: National Theatre at Home. Since its launch in December 2020, 19 productions are currently available to view either one time or on demand.Here's a rundown of all the shows on National Theatre at Home, as well as what LondonTheatre.co.uk said about the productions...

  • 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...

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