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  • Photo credit: Cast of Magic Goes Wrong (Photo by Robert Day)

    UPDATE: Magic Goes Wrong has now been postponed at the Vaudeville Theatre. Instead, Mischief Movie Night will open at the Vaudeville Theatre in December 2020.Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong will be joined by their latest production in December, as Magic Goes Wrong reopens at the Vaudeville Theatre. The spellbinding comedy play will reopen in London for eight weeks from 10 December to 31 Jan. 2021.Magic Goes Wrong sees a company of magicians raising funds for charity, trying to avoid...

  • Photo credit: Cast and Director of The Dumb Waiter (Photo by Helen Maybanks)

    UPDATE: All remaining performances of The Dumb Waiter at Hampstead Theatre are cancelled.Following the news that The Dumb Waiter will be the first play to reopen the Hampstead Theatre, casting has been announced. The two actors will star in the Hampstead Theatre's 60th anniversary production, with performances running into the new year.Alec Newman will play Ben, previously appearing in Hampstead Theatre productions of Uncle Vanya and Alligators. On television, he's starred in Call the Midwife...

  • Photo credit: Full company of Episode 2 of The Theatre Channel (Photo by Edward Johnson)

    Following the news that Linzi Hateley would sing a song from Carrie earlier this month, the full lineup for the Halloween episode has been announced. The episode, released by the Theatre Café will be available to watch from October 30.Joining the previously announced company are Ria Jones, who will sing "Last Midnight" from Into the Woods, Trevor Dion Nicholas singing "The Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Jordan Shaw singing "Transylvania Mania" from Young Frankenstein.Other...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Emilia (Photo by Helen Murray)

    The clocks have gone back. The nights are drawing in. Livestreamed theatre is here to lift your spirits and see the world with a sunnier disposition. Even though theatres have had to shut their doors once again, here's our top picks of what to watch online selections while self-isolating or staying safe indoors.The Shows Must Go OnContinuing their livestreams, don't miss a variety of incredible theatre from the archives, thanks to The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel. This month, there's an...

  • Photo credit: Dick Whittington artwork (Photo by National Theatre)

    UPDATE: In a tweet on 4 November, full casting was confirmed. The cast includes Melanie La Barrie, Laura Checkley, Beth Hinton-Lever, Travis Kerry, Jaye Marshall, Ken Nguyen, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda and Christopher Tendai. Following news that the National Theatre will stage in-the-round performances of Dick Whittington, casting has been announced. The production will be performed at the Olivier Theatre for a Christmas season from 11 December to 23 Jan. 2021.Initial casting includes Cleve...

  • Photo credit: Noah Thomas in Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Photo courtesy of Everybody's Talking About Jamie)

    On the same night as the Olivier Awards, the 2020 Black British Theatre Awards were also televised. Big wins were celebrated for the revival of Death of a Salesman, with Miriam-Teak Lee and Noah Thomas winning Best Actress and Actor in a Musical respectively.The full list of winners at the 2020 Black British Theatre Awards are below:Best PlayDeath of a Salesman, Piccadilly TheatreAlso nominatedFairview, Young Vic Theatre Three Sisters, National TheatreBest Male Actor in a PlayValentine Olukoga,...

  • Photo credit: Olivier Awards logo (Photo by Olivier Awards)           

    The 2020 Olivier Awards took place on 25 October 2020 at the London Palladium, with Dear Evan Hansen and & Juliet each taking home three awards. Matthew Bourne won his ninth Olivier Award for his choreography in Mary Poppins, making him the most decorated individual of all time. Leopoldstadt won Best New Play, with Andrew Scott in Present Laughter and Cyrano de Bergerac also winning awards.The full list of winners from the 2020 Olivier Awards are listed below:Best new play Leopoldstadt at...

  • Photo credit: Sam Tutty in Dear Evan Hansen (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

    After a long wait for this year's ceremony, the 2020 Olivier Awards took place at the London Palladium on the final Sunday in October. Among the big winners at this year's ceremony included Dear Evan Hansen and & Juliet which both took three awards home, along with Leopoldstadt winning Best New Play.Read the full list of winners at the 2020 Olivier Awards.Dear Evan Hansen, which opened at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2019, won the hotly contested award for Best New Musical. The West End...

  • Photo credit: Trevor Dion Nicholas and Matt Cardle (Photos courtesy of RAW PR)

    UPDATE: The line-up of concerts has changed, with information updated on 16 November. Performances have been changed below to reflect the new line-up.A series of intimate concerts featuring West End stars are set to take place at the Hippodrome Casino. Beginning on 3 December, over 30 separate events will be staged over the course of five weeks, with appearances from comedians, magicians, singers and musicians.Read below for a full list of the Live in London lineup:December 20203 December -...

  • Photo credit: Adrian Scarborough in Leopoldstadt (Photo by Marc Brenner)

    "Keep the faith, people, we will be back": That exhortation, spoken by Death of a Salesman's newly crowned best actress in a play recipient Sharon D. Clarke, was emblematic of the defiant tone struck during the 2020 Olivier Awards, which were given out Sunday night at the London Palladium more than six months after the original date for the ceremony - April 7 - was scratched due to the pandemic. The show, with Jason Manford, comedian and star of the Christmas 2019 West End run of the musical...

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