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  • Photo credit: (Courtesy of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie)

    UPDATE: On 15 December, it was announced that the film adaptation of Everybody's Talking About Jamie has been pushed back. Instead of a 26. Feb, 2021 release date, the feature is now currently unset, with no projection of a release date.The first trailer for the upcoming film version of Everybody's Talking About Jamie has been released. The release date for the film has also been pushed back by a month, now available to watch from 26 Feb. 2021.Max Harwood plays the role of Jamie New, making his...

  • Photo credit: (Courtesy of English National Ballet)

    Inspired by the long-running tradition of The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum, the English National Ballet will return with a brand new production. Titled Nutcracker Delights, the world-renowned ballet company will perform iconic scenes and sections for four weeks, from 3 Dec. 2020 - 3 Jan. 2021.This year's production of Nutcracker Delights replaces cancelled performances of The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum.The Christmas classic follows Clara as she's given a Nutcracker doll for...

  • Photo credit: Courtesy of Kate Morley PR

    A virtual production of [Title of Show] will be available to watch next month, filmed at the London Coliseum. The show will star four West End actors, and will be streamed from 12-14 November.The Tony Award-nominated musical follows Jeff and Hunter as they try to write an original musical. Joined by Susan and Heidi, they write a show about what they know best; musicals. The upcoming production marks the West End premiere of [Title of Show], albeit virtually.Tyrone Huntley plays Hunter, best...

  • Photo credit: Courtney Act and Monet X Change (Courtesy of Death Drop)

    UPDATE: Death Drop performances are currently suspended. Death Drop will now run at the Garrick Theatre from 3 - 28 March. A drag queen murder mystery will open at the Garrick Theatre in December, starring RuPaul's Drag Race performers Courtney Act and Monét X Change. Titled Death Drop, the comedy play will run at the Garrick from 3 Dec. 2020 - 17 Jan. 2021.Set in the early 1990s, tensions rise between the guests as they reveal their jawdropping pasts. One by one, they sashay away until the last...

  • Photo credit: Alfie Boe (Photo by Matt Murphy)

    After Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables performed on Britain's Got Talent on October 10, Cameron Mackintosh announced that Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert will return to the West End. The star-studded musical concert will be performed at the Sondheim Theatre from 5 December for a six week period.Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert tickets will be on sale soon.The cast will star Alfie Boe, who reprises his performance as Jean Valjean, alongside Michael...

  • Culture Recovery Fund: Government funding given to London’s theatres

    It's been one year since the Culture Recovery Fund was awarded to thousands of recipients nationwide. The Culture Recovery Fund gave £1.57 billion to 5,000 organisations across the country, and is the biggest ever one-off cash injection for British culture in history.Speaking about the Fund, Hairspray star Michael Ball said: "Thanks to the Culture Recovery Fund, which has been a lifeline to many organisations across England, casts are now back on stage; ushers, box office staff, and all the many...

  • Photo credit: Giles Terera and Beverley Knight (Courtesy of PA and TDG respectively)

    In the 2011 census, 19.5 percent of UK citizens are listed as being from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background. But, as found in a 2019 study by The Stage, BAME communities are disproportionately represented in the industry — 7 out of 51 artistic director roles were held by people of colour. Steps are being taken to combat the inequality in the industry. The second Black British Theatre Awards were held in October 2020, and Clint Dyer takes over as director of the world premiere of...

  • Photo credit: Emily Costello and James Demaine (Photo by Eve Dunlop)

    After premiering at the Barn Theatre, Private Peaceful will transfer to the Garrick Theatre. Adapting Michael Morpurgo's war-themed novel of the same name, Private Peaceful will play four performances at Bristol Old Vic before a two-week residency at the Garrick, from 7-22 November.Private Peaceful tells of Private Thomas 'Tommo' Peaceful, a young soldier fighting in World War One. Awaiting the firing squad in the morning, Peaceful poignantly reflects back on his life, from days in the school...

  • Photo credit: (Artwork courtesy of Pantoland at the Palladium)

    UPDATE: On 14 December, it was announced that Pantoland at the Palladium is suspended from 16 December. In a statement, Michael Harrison said: "We are deeply concerned about the economic impact of today's decision for businesses in the West End and believe that we have done everything possible to ensure a Covid-secure environment within The London Palladium for our audiences, following all advice from Government. Whilst the safety and health of our visitors, staff and performers is of extreme...

  • Photo credit: (Courtesy of Mary Poppins and Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert)

    Cameron Mackintosh has announced today that the cast recordings of Mary Poppins and Les Miserables - The All-Star Staged Concert are being released. Mary Poppins will be available from 6 November, with the Les Miserables - The All-Star Staged Concert cast recording to be released on 20 November.If you want to get your musical fix already, four tracks across both albums have been released today. From Mary Poppins, you can now listen to: "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Step in Time."From Les Miserables...

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