Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Old Vic production of Sylvia announces its main cast members

Casting has just been announced for the new musical entitled Sylvia, which is set to open at The Old Vic Theatre in September. The musical is directed and choreographed by Kate Prince and…

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Gerard Alessandrini's Spamilton, which spoofs smash-hit musical Hamilton, transfers to London's West End 

Hamilton, Spamilton! Gerard Alessandrini's spoof musical (Shall we say spoofical?), Spamilton: An American Parody, is set to take the West End by storm when it premieres at the Menier Ch…

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Lead character in Knights of the Rose rock musical has been cast

Knights of the Rose, the upcoming electrically charged rock musical of Shakespearean proportions, has just announced further casting. This unique production, which fuses modern rock hits fro…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

How Aladdin does everything right (In-Depth Review)

Once upon a time, I used to be a wee lad who from time to time spiraled into a deep depression, even at a very young age. Eventually, I came to realise that the best way to recover from dep…

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Andrew Scott is to reprise his role in Simon Stephens' Sea Wall at The Old Vic this summer

It has just been confirmed that award-winning Irish actor Andrew Scott is set to star in critically acclaimed monologue Sea Wall, which was written by English playwright  Simon Stephens.…

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Matilda announces a West End extension, alters weekday start time to 7pm

Matilda The Musical, which has been running at the Cambridge Theatre for an astonishing 8 years, has just announced an extension.

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West End production of Chicago announces Martin Kemp as the new Billy Flynn

English actor, musician, and director Martin Kemp (Let It Shine judge, Celebrity Big Brother 2012, EastEnders, The Krays) has been confirmed to be taking over the role of Billy Flynn fr…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Spotlight on the New ENO Season Programme

The English National Opera recently announced its official lineup for the 2018-19 season. It is set to feature a pleasant balance of five brand-new productions and mainstream works. It is th…

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Casting announced for Cordelia Lynn's new thought-provoking play One For Sorrow

Cordelia Lynn's new political drama, One For Sorrow, which opens at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at The Royal Court this summer, has just announced its cast. The play is set to boost the y…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Thunderbirds: Beyond the Horizon is heading to London's West End

'Thunderbirds are go!' A new interactive theatre production entitled Thunderbirds: Beyond the Horizon and based on the popular British sci-fi television series that ran in the 1960s will be…

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Full casting announced for Other Palace production of Heathers

The West End production of Heathers has just announced its full casting, joining the previously announced Carrie Hope Fletcher as Veronica Sawyer, Jamie Muscato as Jason Dean, and T'Shan W…

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet! will be on the London stage this summer 

It's time for hoochie coochie! The hit 2015 Broadway musical about Emilio and Gloria Estefan is set to conga its way to the London Coliseum next year following a seven-performance run at Cur…

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Ballet, musical and film adaptations of BBC Two's Peaky Blinders in talks

Paul Anderson, who will be starring in Tartuffe at the Theatre Royal Haymarket starting next week, has confirmed that a stage adaptation of Peaky Blinders is in the works. Anderson has been …

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Spotlight on Pinter 2, the second bill of the Pinter at the Pinter Season

The second event of Pinter at the Pinter is a double bill featuring The Lover and The Collection, both of which were written in Pinter’s comedy of menace period. Read all about this dark t…

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Calling all NHS workers! The Old Vic Theatre will be celebrating 70 years of the NHS with a special performance of monologues

A special performance containing a series of monologues curated by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Adrian Lester will be taking place at the Old Vic this summer. The West End venue, which…

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Spotlight on Pinter 1, the first bill of the Pinter at the Pinter Season 

Kicking off the Pinter at the Pinter Season is a quadruple bill featuring the best of the playwright’s overtly political plays: One For the Road, The New World Order, Mountain Language a…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hit new play The Inheritance to transfer to London's West End

The Inheritance, an original new play written by American playwright Matthew Lopez, is set to premiere in the West End at the Nöel Coward Theatre this autumn following a sold-out run a…

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Them's the Rules!

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a show in the West End. The overture began, the curtain started to rise and my nose began to twitch. Distracted from what was happening on stage, my eyes foll…

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Buckland Theatre Company's Two For The Seesaw to make West End debut at Trafalgar Studios

Buckland, a theatre company that was formed by Charlie Dorfman in 2015 with the purpose of staging high-end productions in more intimate spaces, will be staging its first West End production…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

It Happened in Key West is set to premiere in the West End

Come on down to Florida - in London! The production team for the new American romantic comedy musical, It Happened in Key West, has just announced its world premiere at London's Charing Cros…

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Chris Jarman completes the cast for the 2018/19 season of Wicked

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child actor Chris Jarman is set to replace Martin Ball as Doctor Dillamond in Wicked come July. Ball is an original cast member who originated the role alongsi…

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The Prince Edward Theatre is the first theatre in the West End to receive the National Autistic Society Award

Aladdin's place of residence, The Prince Edward Theatre, made history this month when it became the first ever West End theatre to be given a National Autistic Society Award for its efforts …

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Game of Thrones actor Jonathan Pryce returns to the stage in The Height of the Storm

An original, new play by French playwright Florian Zeller and translated by Christopher Hampton is set to feature award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce, who has performed in countless roles bot…

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Pantomime terms and techniques

In celebration of the new Snow White pantomime that will be premiering this Christmas, we have compiled a list of mime vocabulary, terms and techniques to help you better appreciate this exq…

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Anthony Horowitz's Mindgame set to return to the West End

The mind-warping psychodrama, Mindgame, is coming back for a much-anticipated encore after nearly two decades off the West End stage. 

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New cast announced for The Woman In Black

The Woman In Black at the Fortune Theatre has just announced new casting. The production is currently celebrating a remarkable 30 years on the West End stage.

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Main cast announced for Heathers The Musical, plus additional seats 

The stage adaptation of the cult-classic 1988 film Heathers, which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, has just announced its main cast. Find out who is set to star alongside the pre…

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What are Pinter Pauses? And other Pinteresque devices

While many of you are probably familiar with the work of Harold Pinter and have heard about Pinter Pauses before, you may have found yourself wondering, ‘Just what are Pinter Pauses exactl…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

5 Reasons to see Young Frankenstein

It’s currently been 12 hours since I left the Garrick theatre and my sides still hurt from laughing. I warn you now, Young Frankenstein is beyond hilarious and you’ll probably leave the…

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Q&A with Aladdin star Trevor Dion Nicholas

Trevor Dion Nicholas is a big man with a big voice and even bigger heart. When he got the call to originate the role of Genie in the West End premiere of Disney’s Aladdin, nothing was …

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Q&A with Aladdin star Jade Ewen

Jade Ewen is a star of screen and stage and a pop star to boot! She’s been playing Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin since the West End premiere in 2016. We were lucky enough to catch up with …

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