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  • Photo credit: Cedric Neal and Rosalie Craig (Photos by Gaz Sherwood and courtesy of ANR-PR respectively)

    UPDATE: In a tweet from Wild Mountain Productions, all concerts as part of the Monday Night at the Apollo series have been postponed. New dates for all concerts will take place from April 2021.A brand new concert series will be staged at the Apollo Theatre in January, with performances available to watch in person or via a livestream. Three events in Monday Night at the Apollo have been scheduled from 11 January to 8 Feb. 2021, with casting confirmed for the first concert.Greg Barnett will host...

  • Photo credit: Christmas candle (Photo by Mariana B. on Unsplash)

    Each year, theatres across London deck their stages with enough Christmas decorations to be seen from space. There's shows suitable for all occasions too, including star-studded pantomimes, Nativity retellings, and seasonal comedies. One story has elevated itself to become a "must-see" to really make December complete: A Christmas Carol.Charles Dickens's festive tale is perhaps one of the most famous stories of all time. Set on Christmas Eve, the story follows Ebenezer Scrooge as he's met by...

  • Photo credit: Megan Mullally (Photo by Maarten de Boer)

    A London revival of Anything Goes will open at the Barbican starring Megan Mullally, who will make her London musical theatre debut as Reno Sweeney. Performances are scheduled to run from 8 May - 22 Aug. 2021.The Golden Age musical tells of adventures on the S.S. American, heading from New York to England. There's a variety of characters, including nightclub entertainer Reno Sweeney and her quartet of "angels," Lord Oakleigh and his fiancée Hope Harcourt, as well as stowaway Billy Crocker and...

  • Photo credit: Lisa Dwan (Photo by Faye Thomas)

    UPDATE: Happy Days is postponed at Riverside Studios. Performances will now take place from 11 June - 25 Jul. 2021.Samuel Beckett's Happy Days will be staged at Riverside Studios in 2021, it has been announced. Trevor Nunn will direct the 60th anniversary production at the off-West End venue.Happy Days follows Winnie, a woman whose hopeful attitude towards life leads her to believe that good times are just around the corner. But, her sunny disposition can't last forever, and her existence, as...

  • Photo credit: Jason Manford in Curtains (Richard Davenport)

    The line-up for the 2020 Royal Variety Performance has been confirmed, with this year's event taking place at Blackpool Opera House. A star-studded cast will take part in the production, which will be filmed on 29 November ahead of airing on ITV on 8 December.Jason Manford will host the event, previously starring in Curtains at the Wyndham's Theatre. On stage, he's also appeared in Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi Theatre and a national tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.Ahead of his run in Les...

  • Photo credit: Michael Balogun in Death of England (Photo courtesy of National Theatre)

    After the initial run of Death of England: Delroy was cut short, the National Theatre have announced the production's return to the stage. Performances will recommence in a reconfigured Olivier theatre in spring 2021, with dates to be confirmed.Audiences don't have to wait until the spring to see the production, as Death of England: Delroy will be available to stream later this month. The show will be streamed online for free on 27 November at 7pm for a limited time of 24 hours.Death of England:...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Mamma Mia: The Party (Photo courtesy of Mamma Mia: The Party)

    Ahead of the immersive dining experience Mamma Mia: The Party reopening at The O2 next month, the full casting has been confirmed. Mamma Mia: The Party returns to The O2 from 1 October, and is currently booking to 3 Apr 2022.Staged inside a custom-built Greek taverna at The O2, audiences meet Niko and Kate, the owners of the restaurant. Through ABBA's greatest hits, a love story will unfold in close proximity to dining guests, with performers singing and dancing around the venue.Many of the...

  • Photo credit: Spotlight on the Future artwork (Photo courtesy of Kate Morley PR)

    Following the series of musical theatre drive-in concerts earlier this year, a celebratory concert to champion recent graduates has been announced. 'Spotlight on the Future' will see West End stars join budding artists at the Drive In London on 6 December.Spotlight on the Future began as an online series, created by Louis Rayneau. Speaking of the live concert, he said: "I couldn't be more grateful for all the wonderful support Spotlight On The Future has received so far. Watching it grow from a...

  • Photo credit: Chicago performers (Photo courtesy of Make A Difference Trust)

    Over 150 performers and musicians that have starred in global productions of Chicago have come together for a virtual performance of "All That Jazz". Company members from the West End production feature in the video, raising money for the Make A Difference Trust.The project brings together performers from the West End, as well as Broadway and international tour productions, timed to celebrate the 24th anniversary of Chicago on Broadway. Watch out for cameos from Sally Ann Triplett, Debbie Kurup,...

  • Photo credit: Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton in Bat Out of Hell (Photo by Specular)

    Following the news that Gina Beck and Neil McDermott will entertain audiences at the Charing Cross Theatre this Christmas, a series of off-West End concerts has been confirmed. The one-night only events will take place between 15-30 December, featuring West End stars.The series begins with Benjamin Scheuer, an American singer-songwriter who'll perform music from The Lion. He'll be joined by Max Alexander Taylor, with the concert taking place on 15 December.Trevor Dion Nicholas will headline A...

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