Friday, January 17, 2020

First Climate Change Festival in London to be held in spring 2020 at the Charing Cross Theatre

London's inaugural Climate Change Festival is set to take place in Spring 2020. The event was established to raise awareness of the climate crisis, which comes at a time when the worst bushf…

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First Look: New Uncle Vanya production shots of Richard Armitage, Toby Jones, and more

The new Sonia Friedman production of Uncle Vanya is now in full swing at the Harold Pinter Theatre and will soon hold its official opening night next week.

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Jason Manford to once again host the Olivier Awards this year

The London theatre awards season is beginning to heat up! It has just been announced today that popular comedian and theatre actor Jason Manford is set to receive an encore of hosting duties…

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Matthew Warchus to direct new Matilda movie now in the works

An all-new Matilda film has been given the green light and is now in pre-production. Unlike its 1996 predecessor, the latest big-screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved kid's classic will…

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First Look: Production images released for reopening of Les Mis at London's Sondheim Theatre

Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Les Miserables has returned to its West End home at the Sondheim Theatre ⁠— formerly known as the Queen's Theatre. Be sure to check out all ei…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Review Roundup: Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville Theatre

Don't let the title of the show fool you! Based on the many four- and five-star reviews from critics, it appears Magic Goes Wrong does everything right! Find out what audiences in Theat…

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Performance dates for West End Live 2020 announced

The free weekend-long extravaganza featuring concert performances from all your favourite West End musicals is back in London, kicking off the new decade in theatre with a bang. 

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

London Theatre Review: Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar

It would be a mistake to describe A Taste of Honey as anything other than artistic. The Trafalgar Studios production is not about plot, theatrics, or dramatic twists, and that's what mak…

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First Look: Leopoldstadt at Wyndham's Theatre

New West End play Leopoldstadt, which is written by Tom Stoppard and centres on a Jewish family living in Vienna at the height of the Austrian-Habsburg Empire, is set to receive its highly…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Full cast announced for The Glee Club

The full cast has been announced for the new production of Richard Cameron’s The Glee Club which is coming to London’s The Kiln Theatre for a limited run this summer. Kai Owen will joi…

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Former West End 9 to 5 stars reprise roles ahead of show's closing

It has just been confirmed that Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley are set to reprise their roles as Violet and Franklin Hart Jr. in 9 to 5 respectively whilst the Dolly Parton musical simul…

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English National Opera announces plans for more inclusive opera industry

The English National Opera has announced today (14 January 2020) a new phase in its diversification strategy aimed at making the opera industry more inclusive, accessible, and representative…

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David Fynn returns to the West End’s School of Rock before it closes

David Fynn originated in the lead role of Dewey Finn in the London School of Rock production back in 2016 when it had its UK premiere. He will be returning to the role at the Gillian Lynne …

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2nd Look: Official production shots for Rags at London's Park Theatre released

The first official production photos have been released for the Park Theatre revival production of Stephen Schwartz's Rags The Musical. Check out all 14 images in the gallery below.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

What shows are opening and closing this month? (January 2020)

Out with the old and in with the new! It’s a new month, a new year, a new decade… but for show business, this is just the same old. The West End is constantly seeing shows come and go. O…

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Broadway actress Desi Oakley flown in from New York to cover lead West End role of Waitress

A major outbreak of illness among the West End cast of Waitress along with another unpleasant next-door "surpies" has caused some unexpected chaos behind the scenes. American actress Desi Oa…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Nominees announced for the 2nd Annual CDG Casting Awards

The 2nd Annual CDG Casting Awards are just around the corner as casting directors will once again be recognised for their outstanding work across the board in 2019. See the full list of nomi…

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First Look: Production shots for Kevin Elyot's Coming Clean

Production shots have been released for Kevin Elyot's Coming Clean, which just opened at Trafalgar Studios 2 for previews on Wednesday, 8 January 2020. Press night will take place tonight (1…

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Casting announced for Run Sister Run at the Soho Theatre

Casting has been announced for the upcoming UK premiere of Run Sister Run at the Soho Theatre in London. The new play by award-winning playwright Chloë Moss opens on 25 March 2020 for a str…

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The new Come From Away cast has been announced

Come From Away is a certified smash hit here in the West End and has been going strong since it opened early last year. The cast is very much an ensemble and are a strong part of this shows …

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Casting announced for The High Table at the Bush Theatre

Temi Wilkey's debut play The High Table has found its cast. The show will receive its world premiere at London's Bush Theatre next month before transferring to the Birmingham Rep.

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School of Rock to end its West End run in March

It has just been announced today (10 January 2020) that School of Rock will be shutting its doors at the beginning of March. The musical is currently running at the Gillian Lynne Theatre whe…

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West End premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella musical will open September 2020

Following the news that School of Rock will be closing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 1 March 2020 came the news that post refurbishment of the theatre, will see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mu…

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Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell confirmed to star in new Hello, Dolly! production

Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell have been officially confirmed to join the previously announced Imelda Staunton in the new West End production of Hello, Dolly!. The musical opens at London's…

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Replacement Matt Lucas drops out of Les Mis after back injury

Matt Lucas has been forced to withdraw from the West End production of Les Miserables after injuring his back. The comedian was meant to be a temporary replacement for Gerard Carey, who was …

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Finalists announced for 2020 Off-West End Awards

Off-West End theatre shows that have run at venues all across London in 2019 have now been narrowed down to these finalists for the upcoming 2020 Offies Awards.

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Casting announced for Love, Love, Love at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

The cast of Love, Love, Love has been announced, -nounced, -nounced! Set to open at London's Lyric Hammersmith, this stupendous revival of Mike Bartlett's captivating drama will run for ju…

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La Cage aux Folles Park Theatre cast announced

Simon Callow's adaptation of Jean Poiret's classic farce, La Cage aux Folles [The Play], is set to open at London's Park Theatre on 12 February.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Max Martin musical & Juliet extends its West End run

Surprise smash-hit West End musical & Juliet has announced an extended booking period through October 2020. Currently running at London's Shaftesbury Theatre, the news of the extension …

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In case you missed it: Uncle Vanya in rehearsals for West End run

The London cast of Uncle Vanya, which includes Richard Armitage, Toby Jones, Aimee Lou Wood, Ciarán Hinds and more, are now in rehearsals ahead of the show's West End run at the Harold P…

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Stephen Sondheim falls at his home; lunchtime opening event to be delayed

The Sondheim Theatre in London — home to Les Miserables — has been forced to delay its lunchtime opening event after it's been reported that Stephen Sondheim, 89, fell in his Conne…

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