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  • Find out the full cast for The Seagull in the West End this summer. The Seagull is at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 29 June to 10 September. The Seagull tickets are on sale now. As previously announced, Emilia Clarke will reprise the role of Nina in The Seagull, continuing in the role which she played in 2020 before performances were cancelled. Clarke’s best known for playing Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, however her stage credits include Breakfast at Tiffany's on Broadway. The Seagull...

  • Three new shows will premiere at the Young Vic in 2022. They include a new musical inspired by Nelson Mandela’s pioneering life, Ivo van Hove returning to the Young Vic with Who Killed My Father, and a new play by Sonali Bhattacharyya. “Our Summer/Autumn season is a celebration of community and of resilience” said Kwei-Armah. “From the stories you find on your doorstep to powerful tales of international resistance - they will bring us together to view the world through the eyes of others and...

  • “May we cram/Within this wooden O the very casques/That did affright the air at Agincourt?” The wooden o in that quote from Henry V refers to a round, oak, open-air venue: London’s Globe Theatre, built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s acting company the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. And it is that Globe playhouse which is so wonderfully honoured today by Shakespeare’s Globe, an impeccable reconstruction that gives audiences the sensation of sitting in a 16th-century playing space, watching the Bard’s work in...

  • Find out the full list of winners at the 2022 Olivier Awards with London Theatre. The ceremony took place at the Royal Albert Hall on 10 April. The big winners at this year's ceremony included Cabaret and Life of Pi. Cabaret won seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival. Eddie Redmayne, Jessie Buckley, Elliot Levey and Liza Sadovy took all four musical acting award categories for playing the Emcee, Sally Bowles, Herr Schultz and Frau Schneider respectively. Read our Cabaret review...

  • Show me life, show me love, show me new & Juliet production images! Check out the new cast of & Juliet in action. & Juliet is at the Shaftesbury Theatre and & Juliet tickets are on sale now.. Miriam-Teak Lee leads the & Juliet cast as Juliet, joined by Cassidy Janson as Anne Hathaway, Oliver Tompsett as William Shakespeare, Tim Mahendran as Francois and Alex Thomas-Smith as May. Keala Settle makes her West End debut as the Nurse, joined by Tom Francis who takes over the role of Romeo and Julius...

  • The Cinderella story isn't a new one. Elements of the Cinderella fairytale originate from as early as Ancient Greece, however the “Cinderella” trope in which a downtrodden young woman finds a new life became popular in the 19th century. In recent years, there’s somewhat of a Cinderella musical theatre renaissance — Anna Kendrick played Cinderella in the Into the Woods movie, Camilla Cabello added a poppy flair in the 2021 Cinderella film, and now Carrie Hope Fletcher plays the title character in...

  • The Olivier Awards is the biggest night in the London theatre calendar. West End stars gather together to celebrate all the new West End productions which opened during the past year. The 2022 Olivier Awards will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on 10 April. Find out more about the 2022 Olivier Awards nominees ahead of the Olivier Awards ceremony. Sadly, not every West End theatre lover can attend the Olivier Awards. But you can still stay in the loop and watch the Oliviers unfold even...

  • With the news that Joel Harper-Jackson will replace Taron Egerton in COCK for the remainder of the production, see Harper-Jackson in action with new production images. COCK is at the Ambassadors Theatre to 4 June, and COCK tickets are on sale now. Mike Bartlett’s battle of the sexes play follows a couple whose seven-year relationship is called into question when one man reconsiders his sexuality as meets the girl of his dreams. COCK is one of three plays by Mike Bartlett in London this spring:...

  • The London Underground is now inspiration for musical theatre as Lift opens at Southwark Playhouse. Lift begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 13 May, with an opening night on 18 May and performances to 18 June. Lift is set in a London underground elevator and explores what could happen inside the lift’s four walls in 54 seconds. However, everything that takes place is inside one man’s imagination. Luke Friend will play Busker in Lift. Previously, Friend competed in the 2013 series of The X...

  • Put this show in drive! Find out the full cast for Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man at the Royal Albert Hall. The Car Man is at the Royal Albert Hall for 14 performances from 9 to 19 June. The Car Man tickets are on sale now. The Car Man is based on George Bizet’s opera, Carmen. Rather than a story set in a 19th-century Spanish cigarette factory, The Car Man takes place in a 1960s American diner, but uses Bizet’s operatic score and Rodion Shchedrin's "Carmen Suite". The Car Man company includes over...

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