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  • Find out the full cast for the European premiere of A Doll’s House - Part 2 in London. A Doll’s House - Part 2 begins previews at the Donmar Warehouse on 10 June, ahead of a press night on 16 June and performances to 6 August. The A Doll’s House - Part 2 play is set 15 years after the ending of the Henrik Ibsen play, A Doll’s House. In this sequel, Nora’s lifechanging decision comes into question as she faces a family she left behind. Noma Dumezweni will play Nora Helmer. She’s best known for...

  • This is definitely big fun! Heathers the Musical will be recorded at The Other Palace in May, ahead of a future release. The Heathers the Musical film recording will take place between 3 to 19 May, and Heathers performances will resume at The Other Palace on 20 May. Heathers tickets are on sale now. “Heathers has captured the hearts and imaginations of so many people in the UK since it was first produced here in 2018. This marks an exciting next step in the show’s journey” said Heathers director...

  • Let us be glad, let us be grateful that Wicked will extend its booking period in London. Wicked will now play performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to 28 May 2023, and Wicked tickets are on sale now. Wicked follows the lives of Elphaba and Glinda as they become the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked features original music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz including "Popular" and "Dancing Through Life". Find out more about Wicked in London. Lucie Jones leads the Wicked cast...

  • Millions of people visit London's West End every year. The buzzy central London location boasts famous streets, restaurants and shops, but the West End is also synonymous with world-class theatre. West End theatres are open all-year round with popular musicals, new productions and entertainment for everyone. London’s West End theatres typically house acclaimed musicals and emotionally-charged plays. However, there's exciting productions opening across London wherever you turn. We’ve got all the...

  • Fee, fi, fo, fum, we smell the blood of… new casting. Alexandra Burke will star in Jack and the Beanstalk at the London Palladium this Christmas. Jack and the Beanstalk is at the London Palladium from 10 December, and Jack and the Beanstalk tickets are on sale now. Burke will play Mrs. Blunderbore, the giant's wife in Jack and the Beanstalk. She joins a cast including Dawn French, Julian Clary and Gary Wilmot. Since winning The X Factor, Burke’s appeared in a number of West End musicals,...

  • Are you ready to ride the pony? Well a new Magic Mike Live cast certainly are, as they join Magic Mike Live in London. Magic Mike Live is at the Hippodrome Casino, and Magic Mike Live tickets are on sale now. The new cast members include James Percy, Luca Figarazzi, Natacza Boon, Peter Cleverley, Petr Fedorovskii and Sarah Annakin. They join existing cast members Daniel Blessing, Jake Brewer, Harry Carter, Hannah Cleeve, Myles Harper, Charlie Knight, Mark Lace, Theo O. Bailey, Ross Sands, Josie...

  • The Studio Ghibli film, My Neighbour Totoro, will be adapted for stage and open in London later this year. My Neighbour Totoro begins previews at the Barbican on 8 October, ahead of an opening night on 18 October and performances to 21 Jan. 2023. Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio, with popular films including Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo. The 1988 film My Neighbour Totoro is the studio’s most successful film, grossing over $40 million at the box office. The My...

  • London’s theatre scene is teeming with great directors, putting their stamp on new shows and exciting revivals. Many bring a particular vision or individual style to their work, which becomes instantly recognisable to their fans – such as the Belgian auteur Ivo van Hove, who is renowned for revolutionising classic shows, or the thrilling visionary Katie Mitchell. The West End attracts directors from around the world, including Broadway legends and European marvels, contributing to the bold,...

  • The pop musical & Juliet will invite audiences to sing along for one night only in the West End. A sing along performance of & Juliet will take place at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 6 June. During the performance, screens around the Shaftesbury Theatre auditorium will display the lyrics to every song. The & Juliet musical includes hits such as “Love Me Like You Do,” “Confident” and “Roar.” Find out more about & Juliet songs. “We wanted to create a special occasion where everyone is welcome to join...

  • Room on the Broom will play daytime performances at the Lyric Theatre this summer. Room on the Broom is at the Lyric Theatre from 21 July to 4 September. The Room on the Broom stage show is based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s children’s book of the same name. The story follows a witch and her cat who make friends with a range of animals. As they fly on her broomstick, the stick snaps and they have to face a dragon. This year’s Room on the Broom cast includes Jessica Manu as the Witch,...

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