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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Reasons to see: Kiss Me, Kate at London Coliseum by Robin Johnson

Opera North, with their full-scale orchestra and chorus in tow, are bringing the magical sound of Broadway to the London Coliseum with Kiss Me, Kate. The post Reasons to see: Kiss Me, Kate a…

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Gary Kemp, Maggie Steed and John Simm among new Pinter casting by Robin Johnson

More stars have joined the glittering array of cast members in the forthcoming Pinter At The Pinter season, including Gary Kemp, Maggie Steed and John Simm. The post Gary Kemp, Maggie Steed …

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Reasons to see in Kids Week: Pressure by Robin Johnson

Pressure, the World War II thriller, is taking part in Kids Week - so we sent along Darcy Dixon, 17, to the show's recent West End press night. The post Reasons to see in Kids Week: Pressure…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Our West End World Cup XI by Robin Johnson

In case you hadn’t heard… there’s a lot of football going on right now. But we reckon our West End World Cup XI could well win the whole thing. The post Our West End World Cup XI appea…

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Clive Rowe returns to Hackney Empire pantomime by Robin Johnson

Hackney Empire’s Olivier Award-winning Grande Dame of pantomime Clive Rowe is set to return to the East End stage for the theatre’s 2018 pantomime. The post Clive Rowe returns to Hackney…

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Bitcoin-funded production comes to Trafalgar Studios by Robin Johnson

Alex Oates' Silk Road (How To Buy Drugs Online) will return to Trafalgar Studios in August in a production funded through the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The post Bitcoin-funded production comes…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Disney’s Aladdin swaps Genies for the summer by Robin Johnson

Trevor Dion Nicholas, the original Genie in the West End production of Disney's Aladdin, will trade places with the brilliant US touring Genie this Summer. The post Disney’s Aladdin sw…

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RSC’s Don Quixote transfers to the West End by Robin Johnson

The Royal Shakespeare Company's joyous adaptation of Don Quixote will transfer to the West End in October, along with original cast members David Threlfall and Rufus Hound. The post RSC̵…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

24-hour helpline launched to provide support for industry professionals by Robin Johnson

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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Further casting for Florian Zeller’s The Height Of The Storm by Robin Johnson

Anna Madeley, Amanda Drew and Lucy Cohu will join Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins in Florian Zeller's compelling new family drama The Height Of The Storm. The post Further casting for …

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Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane to lead new National Theatre play by Robin Johnson

Stars of stage and screen Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane will perform at the National Theatre in January 2019 in a new play directed by Katie Mitchell. The post Cate Blanchett and Stephe…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Casting announced for Spamilton, the Hamilton parody musical by Robin Johnson

The Menier Chocolate Factory has today announced casting for the UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini’s Spamilton: An American Parody. The post Casting announced for Spamilton, the Hamilton …

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Kinky Boots struts out of West End in January 2019 by Robin Johnson

The multi Olivier Award-winning musical Kinky Boots has revealed its feelgood factory of catchy songs will roll out of London on Saturday 12 January 2019. The post Kinky Boots struts out of …

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Kids Week 2018 now on sale! by Robin Johnson

Families, friends, theatregoers, get ready: tickets are now on sale for Kids Week 2018, which sees kids go free to top London shows in August! The post Kids Week 2018 now on sale! appeared f…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Almeida Theatre’s Summer And Smoke gets West End transfer by Robin Johnson

The Almeida Theatre's Summer And Smoke, which left audiences and critics reeling at the North London venue, will transfer to the West End this November. The post Almeida Theatre’s Summ…

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Queen’s Birthday Honours List commends London theatre makers by Robin Johnson

The Queen's birthday honours list this weekend included the likes of actor Emma Thompson, director Marianne Elliott and producer Caro Newling. The post Queen’s Birthday Honours List co…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Further casting announced for The Importance Of Being Earnest by Robin Johnson

Fiona Button, Pippa Nixon and Stella Gonet will join the cast of Classic Spring's forthcoming The Importance Of Being Earnest. The post Further casting announced for The Importance Of Being …

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

River Stage Festival returns to London’s South Bank in July by Robin Johnson

River Stage, the free outdoor Summer festival organised by the National Theatre, begins on London’s South Bank this July. The post River Stage Festival returns to London’s South Bank…

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Watch: Pressure’s opening night féte by Robin Johnson

Pressure sprung a vivacious gala night to mark their first West End performance, decorating the street outside the Ambassadors Theatre, The post Watch: Pressure’s opening night féte a…

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First look: 3rd year cast of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child by Robin Johnson

Can you believe it's been two years since Harry Potter And The Cursed Child arrived in the West End to a sonic boom of praise? Check out its new cast. The post First look: 3rd year cast of H…

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Michael Longhurst appointed Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director by Robin Johnson

The award-winning director Michael Longhurst has been appointed Artistic Director at the Donmar Warehouse from March 2019. The post Michael Longhurst appointed Donmar Warehouse Artistic Dire…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Dreamgirls announces final West End performance in January 2019 by Robin Johnson

The spectacular West End debut production of Dreamgirls will play its final performance at the Savoy Theatre on Saturday 12 January 2019 The post Dreamgirls announces final West End performa…

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The Old Vic reveals new productions for late 2018 by Robin Johnson

The first part of Matthew Warchus' fourth season at The Old Vic has been unveiled, with further details about Emma Rice's Wise Children, and a new adaptation of Luke Harding's A Very Expensi…

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Watch: Orlando Bloom and the cast of Killer Joe by Robin Johnson

Killer Joe had its official West End opening last night and, having enjoyed the rollercoaster ride of Tracy Letts' blackly comic thriller, we can confirm: it's a show to die for. The post Wa…

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Watch: sneak peek of The King And I by Robin Johnson

The King And I transfers from the Lincoln Center Theater in New York to the world-famous London Palladium, and we were treated to a sneak peek of the show. The post Watch: sneak peek of The …

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Sheila Atim & André Holland to star with Mark Rylance in Othello by Robin Johnson

The cast of Othello will be led by Moonlight and Selma star André Holland in the titular role, alongside Olivier Award winner Sheila Atim as Emilia. The post Sheila Atim & André Holl…

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Friday, June 1, 2018

June Picks: Shows to see this month by Robin Johnson

Scores of exciting new musicals, cutting dramas, spoooooooky operas - and two of the most exciting events in the London theatre calendar. It's June! The post June Picks: Shows to see this mo…

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Opening Night: Consent by Robin Johnson

Nina Raine's brilliant, spellbinding new play Consent opened at the Harold Pinter Theatre this week - and we were there to chat to the cast. The post Opening Night: Consent appeared first on…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Hamilton announces new West End booking period by Robin Johnson

A new booking period for the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton will go on sale on Monday 4 June 2018 at 12noon BST. The post Hamilton announces new West End bookin…

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

5 Reasons to see: Peter Pan by Robin Johnson

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre's spectacular production of Peter Pan is back at the al fresco venue, and continues to send hearts and minds soaring. The post 5 Reasons to see: Peter Pan ap…

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The Wind In The Willows part of new Polka family theatre season by Robin Johnson

Peter Glanville has today announced the new Polka Theatre season for Autumn/Winter 2018, with The Wind In The Willows a particular highlight. The post The Wind In The Willows part of new Pol…

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