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  • 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: 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: Georgie Henley (Photo courtesy of Southwark Playhouse)

    Before Southwark Playhouse reopens for in-person performances next month, the theatre will continue to be home to livestreamed premieres. Philip Ridley's new play Tarantula is the latest play to get a virtual run, with performances broadcast live from Southwark Playhouse on 30 April and 1 May.Set in East London, Toni is a teenager who has her first kiss. Someone is watching her though, and they're going to change Toni's life forever.Georgie Henley will play Toni, best known for playing Lucy...

  • 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...

  • Magic Goes Wrong

    Mischief Theatre is taking their shows on the road! The company announced today that it will launch UK tours of The Play That Goes Wrong, Magic Goes Wrong, and Groan Ups this summer. "Our priority over the past year has been to help kick start the industry in any way we can and we're delighted to be mounting three Mischief shows on tour, working together with the regional venues to welcome audiences back into theatres nationwide," producer Kenny Wax said in a statement. "We hope to provide much...

  • Kiln Theatre

    Kiln Theatre will launch a four-play season in May 2021, featuring three world premieres. The programming will feature Reasons You Should(n't) Love Me by Amy Trigg, NW Trilogy by Moira Buffini, Suhayla El-Bushra and Roy Williams, and The Wife of Willesden adapted by Zadie Smith from Chaucer's The Wife of Bath, and a major revival of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand."What we are looking forward to most is welcoming audiences back into our building," artistic...

  • Photo credit: Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove (Photo courtesy of Emma Holland PR)

    After the West End transfer of Love Letters was forced to suspend performances, A. R. Gurney's play will return to London this May. Love Letters will resume at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 19 May - 13 June, with its stars returning to the show too.The Pulitzer Prize-nominated play sees Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accept an invitation to a woman's birthday party. The woman in turn, named Melissa, writes a thank you note, and a new friendship is born lasting over half a century.Judge John Deed's...

  • Photo credit: West End shows based on books, Life of Pi (Photo by Johan Persson)

    There's West End musicals based on films. There's even stage shows based on television series. But, did you know that plenty of West End hits are based on books?Inspired by literary characters and best-selling works, both fiction and non-fiction can find a new lease of life on the stage. Read all about the shows based on books in the West End right now. There's also books about theatre, and we've rounded up our favourite picks here. CabaretYou may think of Cabaret as a glozzy, jazzy, Golden Age...

  • Photo credit: Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson (Photo by Pamela Raith)

    UPDATE: The Last Five Years is now at the Garrick Theatre from 17 September - 17 October. Find out more about The Last Five Years in London here.The Last Five Years will receive its long-awaited West End premiere in 2021, after two engagements at Southwark Playhouse. The Last Five Years will play from 17 September - 13 October at the Vaudeville Theatre.Written by Jason Robert Brown, the two-person musical follows Jamie and Cathy at different moments in their relationships. Jamie's story unfolds...

  • Photo credit: Rafe Spall (Photo courtesy of Kate Morley PR)

    The West End premiere of Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird will now open at the Gielgud Theatre in a year's time. Rafe Spall will now star in the production as Atticus Finch, with performances from 10 Mar. 2022.Based on Harper Lee's 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, To Kill a Mockingbird tells of a court case in 1930s Alabama, told through the eyes of a child. Lawyer Atticus Finch represents and defends Tom Robinson, a black man on rape charges, with the court case exploring...

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