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  • Photo credit: Cast of St. Anne Comes Home (Photo by Harry Grout)

    UPDATE: St. Anne Comes Home will now be staged from 12 - 17 April 2021.After open-air performances this summer, St. Anne Comes Home will return to the Actors' Church in 2021. The full cast for the musical's revival has been announced, with performances from 8 - 14 Feb. 2021.Set in London, James and Bridget are lonely individuals. As they find each other, they strike up an unlikely friendship, realising that reaching out to others can help.Rebecca McKinnis plays Bridget, previously starring in...

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ivano Turco

    Cinderella's prince has arrived! Ivano Turco will play Prince Sebastian in Andrew Lloyd Webber's forthcoming musical Cinderella, which is set to start performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 30 April 2021. The Zimababwe-born dancer will make his West End debut in the role. "I'm overjoyed to introduce Ivano Turco as our Prince Sebastian in Cinderella," Lloyd Webber told the Evening Standard. "I'm convinced audiences will fall in love with him, as we did. Straight out of college, Ivano...

  • Photo credit: Dick Whittington cast in rehearsals (Photo courtesy of National Theatre)

    Following the National Theatre reopening earlier this year with Death of England: Delroy, the theatre's Christmas offering begins performances tonight. The National Theatre will be home to Dick Whittington this season, with performances in the Olivier Theatre from 11 December to 23 Jan. 2021.The well-known pantomime tale is adapted by Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd, which was first staged at Lyric Hammersmith in 2018. The adaptation sees Dick Whittington travel to London to seek his fortune,...

  • Photo credit: Ruthless at the Arts Theatre (Photo courtesy of Ruthless)

    This weekend's offering on The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel has been confirmed. From 11 December, audiences can relive the West End premiere of Ruthless, performed at the Arts Theatre two years ago.Parodising Golden Age musicals and early 20th century Hollywood classics, Ruthless centres on Tina Denmark, an eight-year-old who'll stop at nothing to be the lead in her school play. Typically, the musical is played by an all-female cast, however the London production starred Jason Gardiner as...

  • Photo credit: Come From Away cast (Photo courtesy of Come From Away)

    UPDATE: Come From Away concerts have now been cancelled at the Phoenix Theatre. In a tweet from the production, they said Come From Away is suspended until mid June. With the Australian production of Come From Away returning to the stage next month, details on the London production have also been announced. Come From Away will return to the Phoenix Theatre with a series of concerts in February 2021.Concert performances of Come From Away will be staged from 10 - 27 Feb. 2021. During the run, cast...

  • Photo credit: Theatre Royal Stratford East (Photo by Sbrooks91 on Wikipedia) 

    After a prolonged closure, Theatre Royal Stratford East will reopen its doors from June 2021. The season includes a Conor McPherson revival, new works and one-off performances from members of the local community. "Despite a challenging year, we found new and innovative ways to continue making work and to keep the connection with our audiences and local community alive." said Theatre Royal Stratford East artistic director Nadia Fall. Ahead of the upcoming season, she continued to say: "Stratford...

  • Photo credit: 2017 Mischief Movie Night cast (Photo by Darren Bell)

    As well as The Play That Goes Wrong reopening at the Duchess Theatre tonight, Mischief Theatre's Mischief Movie Night will also begin performances. Last seen at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre this summer, the improvisational show returns to the West End, with performances at the Vaudeville Theatre from 9 December - 31 Jan. 2021.Mischief Movie Night tickets are on sale now.Rather than the cast preparing a show, it's down to the audience to decide what they want to see in Mischief Movie Night....

  • Photo credit: Cast of Corpse! (Photo by Mark Douet)

    UPDATE: Performances of CORPSE! will now take place from 11 February - 6 Mar. 2021.After nine months of suspended performances, the Park Theatre will reopen next month, it has been announced. Two full-length productions have been scheduled, as well as concerts and theatre-related talks.Artistic director Jez Bond said, "We're so excited to be reopening our doors with a socially distanced programme of work in January... Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far - we look forward to...

  • Photo credit: Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen (Photo by Marc Brenner)

    The first performance of The Comeback will take place at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight. Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen will both make their West End debuts in the production, with performances from 8 December - 3 Jan. 2021.The Comeback tickets are on sale now.The comedy play marks the debut play from The Pin, a British duo who have been likened to Morecambe and Wise. The Comeback follows Alex and Ben as they perform in the warm-up spot for a rival act. At first, they're not pleased to be...

  • Photo credit: Daniel Boys (Courtesy of Kevin Wilson PR)

    A brand new musical soundtrack, inspired by the angel Gabriel in the Nativity story, has been announced. After eight years of development, Daniel Boys stars as the titular character in Gabriel, with the album available to listen to from 14 December.Retelling the Nativity story from the angel Gabriel's point of view, listeners join Gabriel as he relays messages from Heaven to Earth. Life changes when he becomes an archangel, with God influencing every move he makes.Gabriel is written by Andrew...

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