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  • Photo credit: Emma Corrin (Photo by Faye Thomas)

    The Harold Pinter Theatre will open with a collection of new plays from Sonia Friedman Productions. As part of the RE:EMERGE season, Joseph Charlton's Anna X will make its West End premiere from 10 July - 4 August., starring the award-winning actress Emma Corrin, who will make her professional acting debut.Speaking about the season, which includes Anna X, Sonia Friedman said: "After what has been such a devastating year for so many it fills me with the greatest joy and hope to announce...

  • Photo credit: London skyline (Photo courtesy of Heidi Fin on Unsplash)

    They say you'll always remember where you were in life-changing moments. So where was I when I learned theatres were shutting on 16 March 2020? In a McDonalds on the Strand, crying into my lone chicken select. I was meant to be seeing The Seagull with Emilia Clarke at the Playhouse Theatre that night, but the closest I'd get to live theatre that evening would be the buskers performing along the Embankment.Up until that point, I'd been pretty naive about coronavirus. Sure, I'd noticed people...

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

    After the world premiere of The Prince of Egypt was cut short at the Dominion Theatre, the epic musical will reopen for performances this summer. The Prince of Egypt will initially open with socially distanced performances from 1 July - 4 September, and then opening up for full capacity performances from 6 September - 8 Jan. 2022.The Prince of Egypt tickets for performances from 1 July - 4 September are now available.Producers DreamWorks Theatricals, Michael McCabe and Neil Laidlaw said:...

  • Photo credit: Derren Brown (Photo courtesy of RAW PR)

    A new stage production of H.G.Wells' The Invisible Man is in the works, it has been announced. The award-winning illusionist Derren Brown and playwright Barney Norris are collaborating on the production, currently scheduled for a premiere in autumn 2022.The Invisible Man is being produced by PW Productions. CEO's of PW Productions, Peter Wilson and Iain Gillie said: "Since our first meeting with Derren Brown in 2019, we've been really excited about this project. We know that in the hands of...

  • Photo credit: Vaudeville Theatre (Photo by Andy Roberts on Flickr under CC 2.0)

    Following the success of Roles We'll Never Play at the Apollo Theatre last year, the concert series will return to the West End. This time, Roles We'll Never Play is at the Vaudeville Theatre on 22 and 23 May.The concert sees performers take on musical numbers which are typically outside their casting brackets. Roles We'll Never Play allows audiences to learn more about their favourite West End artists.36 singers will take part, either appearing in both concerts or one. Acts appearing in both...

  • Photo credit: Shanay Holmes and Sophie Evans (Photos courtesy of West End Musical Celebration)

    From a West End Musical Christmas to a West End Musical Celebration, the series of uplifting concerts will finally get the go ahead in June. West End Musical Celebration is at the Palace Theatre from 10 - 13 June, with eight stars taking part.West End Musical Celebration invites audiences to listen to iconic songs from the ages of musical theatre. Although full information about the concert is to be confirmed, audiences can become the cast as parts of it will be immersive.Casting includes Shanay...

  • Photo credit: The Winter’s Tale (Photo courtesy of BBC)

    As part of the BBC's Culture in Quarantine series, the corporation will be collaborating with London theatres and regional venues to showcase new works. Full details for the BBC Lights Up programme have been confirmed, including a new Royal Shakespeare Company production, as well as television play adaptations and works by Olivier Award-winning actors.Director of BBC Arts, Jonty Claypole said: "We asked theatres and producers across the UK to come up with ideas for a virtual theatre festival to...

  • Photo: Six at the Lyric Theatre (Photo courtesy of Kevin Wilson Public Relations)

    Although the Lyric Theatre will reopen in May with Six, concerts will also take place at the venue. West End Live Lounge will be held at the Shaftesbury Avenue theatre on 14 June, with acclaimed stars taking to the mic.The event will celebrate what they call "The Greats"; artists and musicals will go down in history. Casting for West End Live Lounge: The Greats includes Glenn Adamson, Kelly Agbowu, Marcus Ayton, Zoe Birkett, Kayla Carter, Louise Dearman, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Vivienne Ekwulugo,...

  • Photo credit: Original London cast of Death Drop (Photo by Matt Crockett)

    Death Drop will reopen at the Garrick Theatre in May, it has been announced. The "Dragatha Christie" murder mystery will return to the West End from 19 May, three days after socially distanced theatre can open as laid out in the Coronavirus roadmap. Set in the early 1990s, Death Drop sees a group of drag queens congregate for a dinner party. As the guests reveal their pasts, the surviving guests have to decipher the murderer in their midsts.A new cast for Death Drop is to be announced. The...

  • Photo credit: Dame Judi Dench, Michael Ball and Keira Knightley (Photos courtesy of RAW PR)

    As the first anniversary since the closure of London theatres approaches, a new charity milestone from the Theatre Support Fund+ has been posted. So far, the initiative has raised over £800,000 for theatrical charities, with over 70,000 orders for 'The Show Must Go On!' merchandise.The Theatre Support Fund+ was created by theatre industry workers Chris Marcus and Damien Stanton, setting up the fund to support creatives affected by the pandemic. Plenty of notable names have joined the campaign,...

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