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  • Photo credit: (Courtesy of The Phantom of the Opera)

    The Phantom of the Opera is one of the West End's greatest musicals of all time. Millions of theatregoers have travelled from around the world to visit Her Majesty's Theatre and hear the angel of music for themselves.As the Phantom hides his face, he tries to impress Christine, a beautiful soprano. But when a childhood sweetheart appears on the scenes, the Phantom whisks Christine away to his underground lair and chances of a happily ever after are shattered. Can the Phantom prove himself to...

  • Photo credit: (Courtesy of Hampstead Theatre)

    Previously announced as part of the Hampstead Theatre's 60th anniversary celebrations, the off-West End venue will return with a revival of The Dumb Waiter. Written by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter, The Dumb Waiter will be performed from 18 November - 19 December."I am so delighted to be able to share this news today" said Roxana Silbert, artistic director of Hampstead Theatre. "As Hampstead Theatre, along with our colleagues in live performance, start to find our feet in this...

  • Photo credit: Cast photo (Photo by Hugo Glendinning) and the cast of The Showstoppers at The Other Palace (Photo by Alex Harvey-Brown)

    Showstopper! The Improvised Musical will return to the West End, with a new home at the Garrick Theatre. The company will present a limited run on selected dates from 7 June - 11 October, with Showstopper! The Improvised Musical tickets on sale now. The Showstoppers create a full-length musical from audience suggestions, all made up on the spot. Having performed together for 12 years, they've entertained audiences around the world, and won the Best Entertainment and Family category at the 2016...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Les Miserables (Photo by Michael Le Poer Trench)

    UPDATE: After the performance, it was announced that Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert will return to the West End this Christmas. More information can be found here.Ahead of the Britain's Got Talent final this weekend, it has been announced that three West End shows will perform. The musical mashup will include songs from Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins, sung by the West End companies.The musical event will see over 60 company members come together for the...

  • Photo credit: Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess (Photo by Dan Wooller)

    In a change to previous billing, The Phantom of the Opera will be available to watch online this weekend. Audiences can watch the 25th anniversary production filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, starring Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess.Three performances of The Phantom of the Opera's 25th anniversary concert were performed from 1-2 October at the Royal Albert Hall. The cast also starred Hadley Fraser as Raoul and Wendy Ferguson as Carlotta.The Phantom of the Opera will be available from 9 October...

  • Ahead of performances next month, the full cast of 15 Heroines has been announced. 15 Heroines will be performed in an empty Jermyn Street Theatre, with performances available to stream from 9-14 November.Actresses including Patsy Ferran, Eleanor Tomlinson and Gemma Whelan will star in the new works, all retelling the stories of women in classical myths. The upcoming series of plays includes writing by April de Angelis and Juliet Gilkes Romero.Discussing the productions, Jermyn Street Theatre...

  • Photo credit: Aimie Atkinson and Lucie Jones (Courtesy of Chloe Nelkin Consulting)

    After an entertaining summer season of West End drive ins, performers have been named for the final two events. They'll take place at Troubadour Meridian Water on 24 and 31 October respectively, including a Halloween special.Best known for her performances in Six and Pretty Woman, Aimie Atkinson will headline the concert on 24 October. She'll be joined by Emma Kingston and T'shan Williams.The season of drive ins will end with a Halloween themed event on 31 October, headlined by Waitress' Lucie...

  • Photo credit: Jefferson Turner and Daniel Clarkson (Photo by Geraint Lewis)

    UPDATE: Potted Panto will return to the Garrick Theatre, with performances from 1 - 18 Apr. 2021.As part of Nimax Theatres' commitment to reopen their West End theatres, Potted Panto will be performed at the Garrick Theatre this Christmas. The Olivier Award-nominated show will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, with performances from 5 Dec. 2020 - 10 Jan. 2021.Combining seven pantomime stories in 70 minutes, the show includes storylines from Aladdin, Dick Whittington, Cinderella, Snow...

  • Photo credit: (Courtesy of The Show Must Go On at the Palace Theatre)

    UPDATE: The concerts will now take place in January 2021, with more information here.A star-studded set of charity concerts will be performed at the Palace Theatre next month, raising money for Theatre Support Fund+. The concerts will take place from 11-15 November, with all profits going to Acting For Others and the Fleabag Support Fund. Tickets are available for The Show Must Go On Live! on TodayTix.Full casting for the concert is to be announced. However, it has been confirmed that shows...

  • Photo credit: (Courtesy of The Theatre Café / ANR PR)

    Ahead of the first episode of The Theatre Channel tonight, performers have been confirmed for the second episode. They'll sing Halloween-themed songs from a range of musicals, which will be broadcast on 30 October.Linzi Hateley will sing "When There's No One" from Carrie. Hateley originated the titular role in Stratford-upon-Avon and the subsequent Broadway transfer, winning a Theatre World Away for best Broadway debut. Her theatre credits also include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor...

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