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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

NEWS: Director Peter Brook returns in National Theatre season which also features new plays from Nina Raine & Anthony Neilson by Press Releases

Details have been announced for the National Theatre’s season running from July 2018 to January 2019. Highlights include Peter Brook returning to direct at the NT for the first time in 50 …

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NEWS: Ruth Jones will star in new comedy The Nightingales, on UK tour prior to West End transfer by Press Releases

Ruth Jones, well known as the co-writer of the award-winning BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey in which she also appeared, will star in the new comedy The Nightingales, presented by Jenny Toppe…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

NEWS: Stephen Daldry’s production of JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls is set for brief UK tour by Press Releases

UK and US touring dates have been announced for Stephen Daldry’s seminal production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller An Inspector Calls, opening at York Theatre Royal (14 to 22 Septemb…

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NEWS: Mark Benton & Nigel Harman will star in UK tour of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross by Press Releases

Mark Benton and Nigel Harman will star in Sam Yates’ hit West End production of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross which will embark on a nationwide tour from 14 February 2019, opening at…

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NEWS: Final casting is announced for West End return of new British musical Six by Press Releases

Final casting has been announced for the West End return of new British musical SIX at the Arts Theatre from 30 August to 23 September 2018.

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NEWS: Kit Harington & Johnny Flynn will star in West End production of True West in November by Press Releases

Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn are to star in the West End premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s modern classic True West.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

NEWS: Theft of set & costumes doesn’t stop theatre company continuing its UK tour of The Tempest by Press Releases

On 21 May 2018, just days before The Lord Chamberlain’s Men production of The Tempest was due to premiere at the Brighton Festival, the van containing the company’s bespoke set and entir…

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NEWS: David Threlfall & Rufus Hound will reprise their roles in the West End transfer of RSC’s Don Quixote by Press Releases

David Threlfall and Rufus Hound will reprise their lead roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Don Quixote when the production transfers to London’s Garrick Theatre from 27 October 201…

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NEWS: #MeToo, LGBTQ & mental health issues feature heavily in 200+ shows in 2018 Camden Fringe by Press Releases

The 13th Camden Fringe Festival has announced its 2018 line-up, which sees themes of #MeToo, LGBTQ and mental health taking the forefront, reflecting what has been a groundbreaking year of s…

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NEWS: Troupe premieres Joy Wilkinson’s female boxing play Sweet Science of Bruising by Press Releases

Following their West End debut earlier this year with the UK premiere of American Joel Drake Johnson's Rasheeda Speaking, Troupe returns to London's Southwark Playhouse this autumn with the …

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

NEWS: SOLT & UK Theatre launch helpline to support professionals’ health & wellbeing by Press Releases

Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre have launched Theatre Helpline, a free 24-hour phone and email service supporting theatre professionals with any issue affecting their health …

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NEWS: Casting for Old Vic’s series of monologues celebrating the NHS includes Art Malik, Meera Syal & Jade Anouka by Press Releases

The Old Vic has announced casting for The Greatest Wealth, curated by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Adrian Lester to celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service.

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NEWS: Amanda Drew, Lucy Cohu & Anna Madeley will join the cast of Florian Zeller’s The Height of the Storm by Press Releases

Amanda Drew, Lucy Cohu and Patrick Melrose star Anna Madeley will join star of screen and stage Jonathan Pryce and three-time Olivier Award-winning Eileen Atkins in the UK premiere of new fa…

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NEWS: Cate Blanchett will make her National Theatre debut opposite Stephen Dillane in new Martin Crimp play in January 2019 by Press Releases

Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane will perform in the world premiere of Martin Crimp’s play When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other (Twelve Variations On Samuel Richardson’s Pamel…

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NEWS: Mark Williams stars in new UK & Ireland tour of Doctor Dolittle musical by Press Releases

Mark Williams, star of The Fast Show, Father Brown, 101 Dalmatians, The Borrowers, Shakespeare in Love and seven of the Harry Potter films, will star as Doctor Dolittle at the first ten venu…

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NEWS: Kinky Boots posts West End closing notices for 12 January as tour readies for September by Press Releases

Kinky Boots has posted West End closing notices for 12 January 2019 at the Adelphi Theatre. Its final London cast will be led by Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Lola and, having just taken over 4 Ju…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

NEWS: Casting is revealed for Gerard Alessandrini’s Spamilton: An American Parody at the Menier Chocolate Factory by Press Releases

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced the cast for the UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini’s Spamilton: An American Parody which opens at the theatre on 24 July 2018, with previews fro…

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NEWS: Full cast announced for the West End transfer of Young Vic & Good Chance Theatre’s The Jungle by Press Releases

The full cast has been announced for the West End transfer of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s The Jungle, a National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre, directed b…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

NEWS: Almeida production of Tennessee Williams’ Summer & Smoke transfers to the West End in November by Press Releases

Following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, Tennessee Williams’ rarely staged classic Summer and Smoke will have a limited West End run from 10 November 2018 to 19 January 2019 at the…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

PHOTOS: How the Ghost About the House keeps his cool at the King’s Head by Press Releases

How do you keep cool on a hot summer night in an un-airconditioned Off-West End theatre? Luckily, for some of the cast of Ghost About the House, the script of Matthew Campling's new comedy j…

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

NEWS: Full cast is confirmed for Sweet Charity at Nottingham Playhouse starring Rebecca Trehearn by Press Releases

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company has confirmed the full cast for its forthcoming production of Sweet Charity – its first musical production since 2006 (31 August to 22 September 2018, …

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Friday, June 8, 2018

NEWS: Marianne Elliott is awarded an OBE in Queen’s birthday honours by Press Releases

It’s likely to be a weekend to remember for Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse), artistic director of Elliott & Harper Productions, for not…

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NEWS: Pippa Nixon replaces Sinead Matthews in Classic Spring’s The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville by Press Releases

Classic Spring has announced that Fiona Button (Cecily Cardew) and Stella Gonet (Miss Prism) have been cast in Michael Fentiman’s The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre …

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NEWS: New comedy Vulcan 7 written by & starring Adrian Edmondson & Nigel Planer is set for UK tour by Press Releases

Brand new comedy Vulcan 7, written by and starring Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer, directed by Steven Marmion, will have its world premiere this autumn before embarking on a UK tour.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

NEWS: UK Theatre data for regional venues shows downturn in sales by Press Releases

UK Theatre has released 2017 sales figures for more than 200 of its member venues across the country and the numbers show a downturn in tickets sold and gross revenue.

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FIRST-LOOK PHOTOS: Harry Potter’s new company are casting their West End spell by Press Releases

We've just got our hands on production shots for the new 2018-19 West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Scroll through the full gallery below...

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NEWS: Immersion Theatre brings Seussical The Musical to the Southwark Playhouse for Christmas 2018 by Press Releases

Immersion Theatre is bringing Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s feelgood show Seussical The Musical to the Southwark Playhouse for the Christmas season (playing The Lar…

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NEWS: Michael Longhurst succeeds Josie Rourke as Donmar Warehouse artistic director by Press Releases

The Donmar Warehouse today announces the appointment of Michael Longhurst as its new Artistic Director from March 2019, with his first programming to begin in mid-2019.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

NEWS: Casting is announced for Holy Sh!t, Indhu Rubasingham’s opening production at the relaunched Kiln Theatre by Press Releases

The cast has been announced for Kiln Theatre artistic director Indhu Rubasingham’s world premiere production of Alexis Zegerman’s Holy Sh!t, the first in the newly refurbished venue (pre…

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NEWS: Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme for 2018 encourages audiences to leap ‘into the unknown’ by Press Releases

The official 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme was launched today, inviting performers and audiences from across the globe to ‘leap into the unknown’ and embark on their very own …

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

NEWS: West End production of Dreamgirls will close in January 2019 prior to UK tour by Press Releases

Dreamgirls, which opened in December 2016 at the Savoy Theatre, will give its final performance on Saturday 12 January 2019, completing a run of more than two years. Details for a forthcomin…

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