The oldest and first dedicated online London theatre guide News and tickets for over 250 West End & off-West End showsFollow us for the latest theatre news Twitter

LT New LOGO

London Theatre News

You heard it here first! From breaking news about West End and Broadway transfer announcements, to production updates around cast changes, venue changes, extended runs and early closings, we have all your London theatre news hot off the press.

You can also subscribe to our London Theatre newsletter to make sure you never miss out on the latest London theatre news.

  • Theatre Census London

    Once in a decade, the British public are asked to fill out the Census, a nationwide survey which provides government with information for future resources. But, the Census can also be a nugget of history; a complete snapshot of one whole day in every ten years. As well as the Census detailing where people live and their occupations, the Census can be a base for seeing changing development. The West End is definitely everchanging too, with shows opening and closing across the capital. Inspired by...

  • Photo credit: Hairspray Cast (Artwork courtesy of Hairspray)

    For a third rescheduling, new dates have been posted for Hairspray at the London Coliseum. The revival will now begin performances on 22 June — the day after theatres can open with no social distancing — to 29 September.The Hairspray company remains the same as previously billed, with Lizzie Bea making her West End debut as Tracy Turnblad. Michael Ball reprises his Olivier Award-winning turn as Edna Turnblad, with Marisha Wallace as Motormouth Maybelle, Les Dennis as Wilbur Turnblad, and Rita...

  • Photo credit: Ramin Karimloo and Nadim Naaman (Photos courtesy of Kevin Wilson PR)

    A new musical inspired by 13th century Persian philosopher and poet is in the works, it has been announced. Eponymously titled Rumi: The Musical, the musical is created by Dana Al Fardan and Nadim Naaman, their latest work since Broken Wings at Theatre Royal Haymarket.Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, whose influence has transformed the lives of those usually conflicted by ethnic divisions, and has since been hailed the "most popular poet" in the United States. Rumi: The Musical will...

  • Photo credit: Nicole Raquel Dennis and Luke Bayer (Photos courtesy of Turbine Theatre)

    Following a limited engagement of Hair at the Turbine on the Jetty last year, the musical concerts will now transfer to the West End. Two Hair concerts will take place at the London Palladium on 13 June, with two further performances scheduled in Southampton.Celebrating 1960s counterculture, Hair follows a group of free-spirited individuals as they join in protest and song under the shadow of the Vietnam War. First performed at London's Shaftesbury Theatre in 1968, Hair has since been revived...

  • Photo credit: Sharon Hayes and Bo Poraj (Photos courtesy of Hampstead Theatre)

    After performances of The Dumb Waiter were cancelled at Hampstead Theatre, the London venue will reopen its doors once more in 2021. Two new productions have been confirmed to run at the north London theatre, with performances from 28 May, with both shows staged with social distancing in place.Hampstead Theatre's artistic director and joint chief executive Roxana Silbert said: "I am delighted to announce these productions for many reasons. COVID makes planning a challenge. We are desperate to...

  • Photo credit: Roger Bart as Doc Brown and Olly Dobson as Marty McFly (Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes)

    The West End premiere of Back To The Future: The Musical will now open later in the year, it has been announced. Back To The Future: The Musical will now begin performances at the Adelphi Theatre on 20 August, with further casting also named today.Based on the 1980s sci-fi films, Back To The Future sees Marty McFly travelling through time in a modified DeLorean with his friend, Dr Emmett Brown. To save himself and return to the present day, Marty has to make sure his parents fall in love once...

  • Photo credit: The Windmill Soho (Photo courtesy of Bell Co)

    In recent years, new London theatres have cropped up all over the city; the Boulevard Theatre and the Turbine Theatre to name a couple. But, a new venue has been greenlit in a matter of days, as The Windmill Soho reopens from August 2021.Talks were first reported in The Times by David Brown, with the famous venue set to reopen again. Actors including Alan Cumming, Taron Egerton and singer Paloma Faith are just some of the celebrity supporters to get the Windmill open again, which at one point...

  • Photo credit: BBC Philarmonic Orchestra (Photo still courtesy of BBC)

    UPDATE: The lead track of U.Me: The Musical has been released and you can listen to it here. A live pre-performance event will be hosted by Maria Friedman on 12 May.A brand new musical set in the current global pandemic will receive its world premiere from the BBC, it has been announced. Titled U.Me: The Musical, the original production will premiere on 12 May via BBC World Service and BBC Sounds.U.Me: The Musical follows Rose and Ryo, two young adults who meet each other in a work conference...

  • Photo credit: Dr Seuss’ The Lorax at the Old Vic in 2017 (Photo courtesy of The Old Vic)

    After performances of A Christmas Carol were streamed around the world last year, the Old Vic returns with a new livestreamed production. This time, it's a virtual revival of Dr Seuss' The Lorax, returning from 14 - 17 April.Staged in 2015 to acknowledge the 50th anniversary since The Lorax was published, the production sees a critter save Paradise Valley from a tree-chopping businessman. Dr Seuss' The Lorax is adapted by David Greig and Charlie Fink, and was nominated for Best Family Show at...

  • Photo credit: Cast of The Play That Goes Wrong (Photo by Helen Murray)

    The Play That Goes Wrong will reopen in the West End this summer, it has been confirmed. The Olivier Award-winning comedy play will resume performances at the Duchess Theatre from 18 June.Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer, Company Directors of Mischief said: "We are so excited that The Play That Goes Wrong will soon be delighting audiences again. Cornley have been rehearsing on Zoom throughout lockdown and have assured us that the play is now ready and will go ahead without a hitch."The Mischief...

This website uses cookies.