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  • Mamma Mia! celebrates its 23rd anniversary in the West End today, 6 April. To mark the occasion, Mamma Mia! extends at the Novello Theatre for another year, with performances through 5 March 2023. Mamma Mia! tickets are on sale now. The ABBA musical Mamma Mia! follows Sophie Sheridan as she prepares for her wedding day by inviting her three potential fathers to a Greek island. At the same time, Sophie must hide the trio of men from her mother Donna. Mamma Mia! Features ABBA songs including...

  • The doctor is back in. After an acclaimed West End run at the Almeida Theatre in 2019, Robert Icke's The Doctor will premiere in the West End with Juliet Stevenson reprising her lead role as Professor Ruth Wolff. The show is at the Duke of York's Theatre from 29 September through 11 December. Before settling into London, The Doctor will tour three other English cities, stopping in Brighton from 5-10 September, Bath from 13-17 September, and Richmond from 19-24 September. Based loosely on Arthur...

  • Omigod you guys! Complete casting has been announced for this summer's production of Legally Blonde at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Performances begin on 13 May ahead of a 20 May opening, and the show runs through 2 July. Legally Blonde tickets are on sale now. The complete cast includes Gabriela Benedetti, Lucca Chadwick-Patel, Jasmin Colangelo, Allie Daniel, Joe Foster, Dominic Lamb, Esme Laudat, Liam McEvoy, Billy Nevers, Ashley Rowe, Shakira Simpson, Biancha Szynal and Paulo Teixeira....

  • The performers and presenters have been announced for the 2022 Olivier Awards ceremony. Comedian and actor Jason Manford will host this year's awards, set for 10 April at the Royal Albert Hall. Find out more about the Olivier Awards in London. There will be performances from all five Best New Musical nominees — Back To The Future - The Musical, The Drifters Girl, Frozen, Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical and Moulin Rouge! The Musical — and all three Best Musical revival nominees — Anything...

  • London loved this musical, and now it's back! Sam Harrison's musical Love Is Only Love returns to The Other Palace after its sold-out engagement there in 2019. This year's limited run, directed by Jason Morell, begins April 29 and runs through May 15. Love Is Only Love is a romantic comedy centered on a young boy who, after being exposed to Hollywood romances from a young age, embarks on a decades-long quest to find the kind of love that's right for him. Harrison himself plays the boy, and David...

  • Joel Harper-Jackson has stepped into the role of M full-time in the production of Mike Bartlett's COCK at the Ambassadors Theatre. Harper-Jackson stars alongside Jonathan Bailey as John in Bartlett's incisive play about gender, sexuality, and relationships.  Harper-Jackson takes over for Taron Egerton, who originated the role and is leaving the production for personal reasons. Harper-Jackson has been playing the role for the past 10 days since Egerton tested positive for Covid-19.  "Joel is an...

  • You will be found — watching this new clip from Dear Evan Hansen! The West End production released a new music video of "You Will Be Found," the show's rousing Act One anthem, filmed on stage at the Noël Coward Theatre. The song takes place as Evan Hansen, a socially anxious teenager who has found himself as the face of a movement for acceptance and inclusion, steps up and finds his confidence. "You Will Be Found," written by Olivier, Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin...

  • All rise for more To Kill a Mockingbird tickets. Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of Harper Lee's seminal American story will be onstage at the Gielgud Theatre through 19 November. Tickets to To Kill a Mockingbird are available on London Theatre. Book To Kill a Mockingbird tickets in the West End today. Set in 1930s Alabama, the play follows lawyer Atticus Finch and his family as he defends the wrongfully accused Tom Robinson. Atticus's daughter Scout narrates the action, as she learns the...

  • Wouldn't it be loverly to see these actors on the West End stage? My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum has announced its full cast. The production, which Bartlett Sher first directed on Broadway in 2018, runs from 7 May to 27 August, with opening night on 18 May. My Fair Lady tickets are on sale now.__ New cast members include BAFTA award-winning comedian Stephen K. Amos as Alfred P. Doolittle and Olivier-nominated actor Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering. The cast is completed by Dammi...

  • All rise for Rafe Spall in To Kill a Mockingbird! Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's novel began West End performances on 10 March, and photos are now available. Spall stars as Atticus Finch, a lawyer defending an innocent Black man in a rape trial in pre-Civil Rights Movement Alabama. His six-year-old daughter, Scout, narrates the story of the trial and the events surrounding it, which reveal to her the true prejudice and racism that lies in the hearts of her neighbors who she always...

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