Monday, November 18, 2019

First Look: Production shots for Dear Evan Hansen released

The first production shots have been released for the West End's Dear Evan Hansen, which stars Sam Tutty in the titular role. With six Tony Awards under its belt, including for Best Musical,…

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First Look: A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic Theatre for #OVSeason5

First-look photos have been released for A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic, now in rehearsals. The Matthew Warchus show opens for previews on 23 November and officially opens on 4 December.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

London Theatre Review: War Horse at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

I remember when War Horse first came to the stage twelve years ago. Eleven year old me read about it in ‘Pony’ Magazine and immediately wanted to go. Well, yesterday I finally got there.…

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NT Live set to broadcast James McAvoy in 'Cyrano de Bergerac', Maxine Peake, and more

It has just been announced that NT Live will be broadcasting X-Men star James McAvoy in Jamie Lloyd's production of Cyrano de Bergerac along with other big-name actors, including Maxine Pea…

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Broadway’s To Kill A Mockingbird West End transfer to star Rhys Ifans

After the announcement last month that Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill A Mockingbird would be transferring to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre from 21 May 2020, we now have the first piece of exc…

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Further Endgame cast announced to join Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming at The Old Vic

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming double bill Endgame / Rough For Theatre II, which opens on 27 January 2020 at The Old Vic Theatre and stars Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cummi…

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Noah Thomas is the new Jamie in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

After the musical everybody really is still talking about held open auditions in order to find their new lead, the announcement has arrived today. Noah Thomas, a student at Mountview Academy…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

First Look: James McAvoy in rehearsals for Cyrano de Bergerac

Rehearsal images shot by Marc Brenner have been released for the upcoming Playhouse Theatre staging of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. Boasting a star-studded cast that features X-me…

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Full casting announced for Back to the Future The Musical

Back to the Future The Musical tickets for the West End are not yet available as this all-new stage adaptation based on the popular 80s classic film of the same name will have its world prem…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Why & Juliet is worth the hype

After having the privilege of not just following the & Juliet journey from workshops back in March which got me very excited about the show, getting to ask the leading lady Miriam-Teak …

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London Theatre Review: Wicked at the Apollo Victoria

“Morag haven’t you seen enough shows by now?” a friend asked after my third performance in as many weeks. The answer was of course not. The magic of the theatre and being transported t…

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London Theatre Review: Mary Poppins Practically Perfect in Every Way

The brolly-clutching, super-nanny-of-dreams has flown into London’s Prince Edward Theatre. The classic tale of the Banks family and their encounter with Mary Poppins is brought to life wit…

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Last chance to see Joe Egg + Peter Nichols: A Celebration at Trafalgar Studios

The British Library in collaboration with the widely praised revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg have formally announced a special one-off event to honour the works of the play's autho…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Dreamcast for the West End Moulin Rouge

Our new dreamcast was inspired by the recent announcement that Broadway’s Moulin Rouge would indeed be transferring to the West End. The journey over the pond won’t occur until March 202…

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Full cast for Coming Clean at Trafalgar Studios announced

Full casting has been announced for the King's Head Theatre's highly-anticipated revival of Kevin Elyot's Coming Clean, which is set to return to Trafalgar Studios on 8 January 2020 for a …

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The Watsons to transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre in summer 2020

Following an ongoing highly successful run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Laura Wade's stage play The Watsons, which is based on the unfinished novel of the same name by Jane Austen that W…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Q&A with Will Fletcher from The Girl Who Fell

A show that is both hilarious and heart-wrenching; The Girl Who Fell by Sarah Rutherford is currently playing at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 2 until 23 November. This poignant play …

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What's on at Sadler's Wells for the new 2020 season?

The latest season at Sadler's Wells is action-packed, to say the least. Featuring emerging talents, final farewells, and thrilling revivals, there's absolutely no excuse not to head to Ros…

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Piccadilly Theatre to reopen following an investigation

Both the Piccadilly Theatre and its current show Death of a Salesman made headlines last Wednesday for all the wrong reasons when the ceiling collapsed on several audience members mid-perf…

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First Look: Mary Poppins returns to London at the Prince Edward Theatre

New production photos for Mary Poppins have been released and they're absolutely, positively scrumdiddlyumptious! Mary Poppins The Musical starring Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp is now…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Jac Yarrow and Jason Donovan confirmed to return to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Palladium

The two former Joseph stars are officially set to reprise their roles for the London Palladium revival this summer!

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Frozen 2 songs reportedly catchier than the original

There's only two weeks left until Frozen 2 hits cinemas worldwide and the hype around this Disney sequel shows no signs of "cooling down" any time soon! Aside from Star Wars Episode IX: T…

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Ruthie Henshall joins West End production of Eric and Ern

The Morecambe and Wise duo comprised of Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel are set to return to London's West End as Eric and Ern, this time with special guest star Ruthie Henshall. They will p…

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Bianca Del Rio to return to Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

For those who weren’t lucky enough last time to see the phenomenon that is drag queen Bianca Del Rio in the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle, then you’re in luck because she is making a return…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

What's on at the Park Theatre for the 2019/20 season?

The inaugural 2020 season for London's Park Theatre has been announced and will most notably feature the English language world premiere of La Cage Aux Folles, the long-awaited London tran…

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Ceiling collapses on theatregoers at Piccadilly Theatre during performance of Death of a Salesman

London's Piccadilly Theatre was evacuated last night (6 November 2019) after the ceiling collapsed on audience members mid-performance during Death of a Salesman. Several theatregoers were i…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The 65th Evening Standard Award shortlist has been announced

The 65th Evening Standard Awards in association with Michael Kors has announced its shortlisted nominees. The winners will be chosen later this month on 24 November at the ceremony at the Lo…

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These 10 facts about Sister Act will have you see the light

Are you the biggest Sister Act fan on the planet? Think you know everything there is to know about one of Whoopi Goldberg's most iconic roles? Then be sure to check out our list of Sister Ac…

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Captioning Awareness Week: Which West End shows and UK venues are participating?

Stagetext, a charity organisation that strives to make theatre more accessible to D/deaf people (deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing), has organised their November 2019 campaign for raisi…

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London Theatre Review: A Dolly Parton special full of love and fun

As I headed to the theatre, I wondered if I was more looking forward to seeing the musical 9 to 5 or to having the "Savoy experience". For the uninitiated, the West End's Savoy Theatre is a…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

New musical Mrs Doubtfire to run on Broadway next year

She's a new musical, dearie! It has recently been announced that the iconic role of Mrs Doubtfire made famous by the late Robin Williams will be taking to the stage in Seattle this month b…

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