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  • Olivier Awards 2020 25 October 2020

    UPDATE: Audiences can tune into the Olivier Awards from 9.30pm on Official London Theatre's YouTube channel. Don Black will be awarded the Special Award for their contribution to the theatre. Ian McKellen will also be honoured in the ceremony, with performances from Sam Tutty in Dear Evan Hansen and Miriam-Teak Lee in & Juliet. After the initial postponement of the 2020 Olivier Awards, it was announced on 28 September that this year's winners will be celebrated next month. Jason Manford will...

  • The Young Vic The New Tomorrow

    The Young Vic's artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah has announced the cast for The New Tomorrow. The upcoming weekend of performances will mark the first live performances at the off-West End venue in over six months, in celebration of the Young Vic's 50th birthday.The New Tomorrow will be live streamed from 3-4 October at 4pm on the Young Vic's Facebook page.Paapa Esseidu will star in The New Tomorrow, best known for his televised performance as Kwame in Michaela Coel's I Will Destroy You. On...

  • The Mousetrap Postponed 23 October 2020

    The Mousetrap's reopening at St. Martin's Theatre has been postponed, it was announced today. The world's longest-running show was due to recommence performances from 23 October 2020, however the reopening date has been pushed back, with future performance dates to be confirmed.If you have booked for The Mousetrap with LondonTheatre.co.uk, our customer services team will be in touch.Speaking about the show's postponement, Adam Spiegel, the producer of The Mousetrap said: "In view of the current...

  • Theatre Royal Bath 2020 Season

    Steeped in thousands of years of history and a world heritage site, escape London with a trip to Bath. While you're in this picturesque city, take a pitstop at one of the country's acclaimed regional theatres — Theatre Royal Bath. For over 200 years, audiences have flocked to this theatre to see world-class shows, later performed in London and around the world. Now, this autumn, live performances will recommence with the theatre's "Welcome Back" season, including three revivals and a touring...

  • The Play That Goes Wrong reopen at Duchess Theatre

    UPDATE: The Play That Goes Wrong will now reopen at the Duchess Theatre, with performances from 9 December.After West End theatres being closed, it has been announced today that The Play That Goes Wrong will reopen. Mischief Theatre creatives are rewriting and restaging sections of the play, in order for upcoming performances of The Play That Goes Wrong to comply with government guidelines.Speaking about the play reopening, producers Kenny Wax and Stage Presence Ltd. said: "The Play That Goes...

  • West End Musical Drive-In October 2020

    UPDATE: Darren Day will join the cast for the live screening of Godspell on October 4.Following previous concerts at the West End Musical Drive-In, a new roster of musical theatre performers have been confirmed for upcoming shows. Concerts will take place in the first three weeks of October, including a one-off screening of the 50th anniversary performance of Godspell.On 3 October, a concert will be dedicated to previous cast members of the Queen jukebox musical We Will Rock You. The cast...

  • Stephen Fry and Sharon D. Clarke in world premiere

    UPDATE: The full cast of What A Carve Up! stars Jonathan Bailey as Henry Winshaw, Samuel Barnett as Michael Owen, Robert Bathurst as Thomas Winshaw, Celia Imrie as Joan Simpson and Dervla Kirwan as the Brunwin Advert.The world premiere of What A Carve Up! will be performed by a star-studded cast of theatre and television greats. Based on Jonathan Coe's satirical novel of the same name, the co-production is created by three regional theatres: Barn Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre & New Wolsey...

  • Rent Manchester Hope Mill Theatre

    UPDATE: Due to a new national lockdown, performances of Rent from 4 November are cancelled. However, a digital stream of the production is still confirmed.Casting for the revival of Rent at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre has been announced. Initially scheduled to open this summer, the production will now enjoy a winter run at the Manchester theatre, with performances beginning next month.Two Six queens will reunite for the show, as Millie O' Connell will play Maureen, with Maiya Quansah-Breed as...

  • First Date Samantha Barks Simon Lipkin

    UPDATE: First Date will be able to stream exclusively on BroadwayHD from 12 February.The full cast for the upcoming virtual production of First Date has been announced. Samantha Barks and Simon Lipkin will play two lovers in the rock musical, available to stream from 22 - 24 October.When two singletons in New York City go on a blind date, will they find love at first sight? Or, will their night out become a dating disaster for the ages? First Date features a book by Austin Winsberg, with music...

  • What to do in London October 2020

    London's West End is metamorphasising. Gone are the days of total lockdown, where your only chance at quenching your thirst for theatre was via a livestream. Theatres are now beginning to open up again, with old and new productions now being staged under social distancing guidelines. If you're venturing into the capital to see a show, here's our top picks of what to watch this month, as well as online alternatives.​The Great Gatsby2020 so far hasn't exactly been as great as the Roaring Twenties....

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