Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2018 shortlist announced

The oldest theatre awards ceremony in the UK, The Evening Standard Theatre Awards were established in 1955. This years’ nominees include fresh faces and new talent alongside familiar faces…

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Q&A with Gemma Barnett of A Hundred Words for Snow

Gemma Barnett finished a post-graduate acting course from the Oxford School of Drama in 2017 and has jumped into the acting world feet first! After an extremely well received run at the Vaul…

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Q&A with Gemma Barnett of A Hundred Words for Snow

Gemma Barnett finished a post-graduate acting course from the Oxford School of Drama in 2017 and has jumped into the acting world feet first! After extremely well received runs at the Vault…

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What's opening in London theatre this month? (November 2018)

Autumn is in full swing and the holidays are just around the corner.  Whether you’re looking for a chance to relax or for something special to do with your friends and family before the C…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Heathers singalong is what we've been waiting for

Heathers The Musical has announced a one-off singalong performance scheduled to take place on 6 November. The performance promises audience members the chance to sing their hearts out to suc…

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Dein Perry's Tap Dogs at the Peacock Theatre

This is an interesting combination of tap, theatre, dance and rock concert – that was the promise on the flier. It certainly had me intrigued. Could this match up to the huge whole-cast nu…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

The Catherine Tate Show Live adds 7 more performances

Earlier this month it was announced that Catherine Tate would be bringing her live stage version of The Catherine Tate Show to Wyndham’s Theatre for a one week run in January 2019. Followi…

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Layton Williams to star in Everybody's Talking About Jamie

It has been announced that Layton Williams will take over for John McCrea in the starring role of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. John McCrea, who originated the role won the Best Actor i…

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Bat Out Of Hell: an explosive, high-energy night out

Loud. To begin with, that was my overwhelming initial impression of the show. Considering a good proportion of the audience appeared to be my age (early 50s) and possibly coming for a wander…

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Dear Diary; it's October 2018 at the Haymarket

Following a very successful run at The Other Palace, Heathers is now standing as a beacon for hope at the Haymarket. Indeed, such is its popularity that the producers have now imposed a ba…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

What’s closing in London Theatre this month? (November 2018)

Brexit news got you down? Take your mind off Theresa May and spend your free time the right way with one or more of these last-minute West End shows!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Find Love, Lose Weight & Live Forever heads to the Apollo Theatre

Identical twin brothers Dr Chris and Dr Xand are set to bring Find Love, Lose Weight & Live Forever… Without Really Trying! to the Apollo Theatre this holiday season! While children across…

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Coming-of-age story A Hundred Words For Snow heads to Trafalgar Studios

Following critically acclaimed runs Off West End at the Arcola Theatre and The Vaults, monologue play A Hundred Words for Snow is set to transfer to London’s West End next year, opening at…

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Returning to Wicked

Wicked has had an unusual path to the stage. It is a musical based on a book, based on a series of books which is largely known for a 79 years old film adaptation. A rather convoluted conc…

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Special charity gala announced for Take That Musical The Band in support of Elton John AIDS Foundation

A special gala night and charity performance has been announced for the upcoming West End premiere of The Band in aid of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The highly anticipated show, which ha…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Phyllis Logan to star in West End transfer of Switzerland

Downton Abbey actress Phyllis Logan has been confirmed to star in the West End transfer of Joanna Murray-Smith’s play, Switzerland. The play will receive its UK premiere at the Theatre R…

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Company starring Patti LuPone extends in London’s West End

The modern reimagining of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, which stars Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig, will be keeping London audiences company for longer than originally expected. Due to overw…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

5 reasons to see Summer and Smoke

Rebecca Frecknall’s production of the Tennessee Williams play Summer and Smoke set the stage of the Almeida alight. The show is set to transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre from 10 Nove…

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Introducing your personal box office assistant...

London Theatre Direct becomes the first entertainment ticket retailer in the world to sell theatre tickets through Amazon Alexa. Customers can now purchase theatre tickets to the biggest sh…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Further casting announced for Only Fools and Horses

Further casting has been announced for the highly-anticipated stage incarnation of Only Fools and Horses, which is highly regarded as one of the UK’s most successful television programmes …

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Beloved comedian Catherine Tate returns to London’s West End

Catherine Tate is set to return to the West End next year with a live version of her widely popular TV series, The Catherine Tate Show.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Lehman Trilogy to play at the Piccadilly Theatre next year

The Sam Mendes production of The Lehman Trilogy is set to transfer to London’s West End next summer for a highly anticipated 12-week run at the Piccadilly Theatre. Tickets to The Lehman Tr…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Alexandra Burke and Duncan James continue roles in Chicago

Backed by popular demand, Alexandra Burke and Duncan James are set to extend their runs in the West End revival of Chicago The Musical. The razzle-dazzle, award-winning show opened at the Ph…

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New London Palladium Wall of Fame unveiled

An all-new art installation by Lee Simmons entitled the Wall of Fame was unveiled today (15 October 2018) as part of the renovated façade of the London Palladium in a ceremony led by Andrew…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Final casting announced for Palladium’s Snow White Pantomime

Now, begin thy magic spell. Final casting has been announced for the London Palladium’s Snow White Pantomime. Meet the full cast below.

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Kinky Boots: New Cast Review

This summer I headed down to the Adelphi Theatre to see the fabulous new cast of Kinky Boots! The show, on the whole, is as sparkly and beautiful as ever, with a fantastic set and of course …

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Tom Mothersdale to play The Hunchback King in Richard III

Tom Mothersdale is set to star as Richard III, Duke of Gloucester, in Shakespeare’s Richard III, a brand-new production heading to the Alexandra Palace Theatre next year.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time to extend

The National Theatre has officially announced an extension for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. The West End revival opens on 29 November 2018 at the Piccadilly Theatre in …

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West End transfer of Eugenius! cancelled

It has just been announced that an investor for the West End transfer of Eugenius! has dropped out, forcing the show’s anticipated run at the Ambassadors Theatre to be cancelled.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bat Out of Hell announces official closing date

The producers of Bat Out of Hell have announced its final performance following a highly successful and critically acclaimed run at the Dominion Theatre.

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Casting announced for Royal Court Theatre’s The Cane

The Royal Court Theatre has officially announced its cast for the world premiere of The Cane, a play written by frequent Royal Court collaborator Mark Ravenhill, whose previous work includes…

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