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  • 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: 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...

  • 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: 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: Original London cast of Heathers 2018 (Photo courtesy of Heathers)

    Heathers the Musical is set for a London revival this summer, as it returns to Theatre Royal Haymarket. Last in London in 2018, Heathers is at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 21 June - 11 September with Heathers tickets on sale now.Based on the 1988 film of the same name starring Winona Ryder, Heathers follows Veronica Sawyer, a high schooler who longs to be popular. When she becomes a part of the 'Heathers' group, she believes she has it all, until her relationship with teen rebel JD goes awry....

  • Photo credit: Previous cast of ABBA Mania (Photo courtesy of ABBA Mania)

    West End theatregoers can get their pop music fix as ABBA Mania returns to London. The ABBA-inspired production will run at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 21 May - 6 June, back in the West End for the first time in almost two decades.Inspired by ABBA's best-selling songs, ABBA Mania is a celebration of the Swedish foursome: Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Songs include "Dancing Queen", "The Winner Takes It All", "Super Trouper" and "Voulez Vous".Casting for...

  • Photo credit: Original London cast of Hamilton (Photo courtesy of Hamilton)

    Don't throw away your shot to see Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre, one of the most popular musicals in a generation. The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic historical musical centres on Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father and revolutionary whose ascension in the political sphere made waves around the world.Making a global star out of its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as its original stars such as Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs, the London production of Hamilton continues its...

  • Photo credit: The Prince of Egypt cast (Photo by Tristram Kenton)

    "Deliver Us" to the Dominion Theatre, as the world premiere production of The Prince of Egypt enchants its audiences. Since it opened in February 2020, theatregoers have been wowed by this musical of epic proportions, breathing life into the DreamWorks animation.Based on the story as told in the Book of Exodus, The Prince of Egypt follows Moses as he frees his people from persecution. It's not just a religious musical though, there's musical theatre hits including "When You Believe", popularised...

  • Photo credit: Intermissions Cast (Photo courtesy of Intermissions)

    After actors were forced to perform online last year, Alice Fearn set up a series of digital shows called Intermissions. Now, Intermissions will take place in person, with a one-off concert at the Vaudeville Theatre on 24 May.The Intermissions team is led by Fearn, whose West End credits include Wicked and Come From Away. She's joined by Emma Lindars, who appeared in Groundhog Day at the Old Vic and Nick Barstow as musical director.Intermissions sees West End stars perform their favourite songs,...

  • Photo credit: Previous The Mousetrap cast (Photo courtesy of The Mousetrap)

    An all-star cast will reopen The Mousetrap at St. Martin's Theatre next month, continuing its record-breaking West End run. The Mousetrap will resume performances from 17 May, the day that theatres can reopen with socially distanced audiences.Two casts for The Mousetrap have been announced for initial performances to 11 July, with further casting for performances from 11 July to be named.The Mousetrap producer Adam Spiegel said: "The production is an enduring symbol of London theatre and I hope...

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