Thursday, November 26, 2020

London Theatres can open after Tier 2 is confirmed

The UK government have begun announcing the tier system today and London has been confirmed as Tier 2. This confirms that December shows can go ahead including the reopening of West End favo…

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Full casting has been announced for A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol, a staged musical concert, is coming to the West End’s Dominion Theatre this festive season, opening on 7 December 2020. The new production has previously announced Bria…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

England theatres can re-open on 2 December if in tiers 1 and 2

New rules have been announced for England's tier system, which is intended to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Theatres located in areas falling under tiers 1 and 2 will be per…

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Six extends West End Lyric run until April 2021

Queendom rejoice! Six is temporarily moving into London’s Lyric Theatre and is extending its reign before it even begins. More Six tickets have just gone on sale, so don’t lose ur head…

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Magic Goes Wrong to be swapped with Mischief Movie Night this Christmas at the Vaudeville Theatre

Let's get this corn a-poppin'! Mischief Theatre Company has decided to reshuffle its shows for the holidays this year. Magic Goes Wrong, which was due to open at the Vaudeville Theatre on…

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RuPaul's Drag Race UK winner The Vivienne to host a Christmas show at the Apollo Theatre

The Vivienne, best known for being the first-ever UK ambassador to RuPaul's Drag Race and the first winner of the UK series, is up to snow good this Christmas. The popular British drag que…

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Anything Goes to open at The Barbican in London this May

Get a kick out of this, landlubbers! Cole Porter and P. G. Wodehouse's beloved musical classic Anything Goes has officially set sail across the Atlantic and will arrive in London's West End …

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Prince of Egypt Cast Recording CD to be released 20 November

West End musical production The Prince of Egypt is set to deliver us from lockdown boredom this Friday. Ghostlight Records will release the show's eagerly-awaited original cast recording in…

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Monday Night at the Apollo concert series to run from January 2021

A special concert series featuring chats and performances from leading stars both onstage and off is set to run at London's Apollo Theatre beginning this January. Casting for the first perf…

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Waiting in the wings #LoveTheatreDay

When I started doing amateur dramatics at school and in community theatres I never took the time to think about how theatre would shape and influence my life in the coming years. The lessons…

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The curtains will rise... #LoveTheatreDay

Although news of the efficacy rates for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines (90% and 94.5% respectively) won't be the shot in the arm we need to get West End theatres back up and running aga…

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Every little step I take… #LoveTheatreDay

…is one step closer. Six months ago, I had my ‘theatre diary’ pretty much sewn up. The upcoming schedule included: Come from Away, Six, Hamilton, Dreamgirls, Dear Evan Hansen, the l…

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Why do you love theatre? #LoveTheatreDay

Love Theatre Day this year falls at a time when theatres have been closed for the most part of the year. In the midst of a second lockdown, theatres are without audiences and the curtain rem…

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Interview with Cinderella’s Carrie Hope Fletcher

Musical theatre fans rejoiced when Carrie Hope Fletcher was announced to be playing the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Cinderella. Fletcher has treaded the boards since sh…

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Creative team and dates announced for Beauty and the Beast 2021 UK tour

A creative team along with rough performance dates have been announced for the upcoming UK touring production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast The Musical. The news comes after it was reve…

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Songs for a New World to arrive at the Vaudeville Theatre in London this February

Abstract musical sensation Songs for a New World is set to play a 5-week run at the Vaudeville Theatre in London come February 2021, it has been announced. The news comes after two sell-out,…

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Casting announced for A Christmas Carol at Dominion Theatre

Further casting has been announced to join Brian Conley who stars as Scrooge in the upcoming, brand-new production of A Christmas Carol at the West End’s Dominion Theatre. The musical sta…

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Friday, November 6, 2020

The Show Must Go On! at the Palace postpones performances to January 2021

The show will indeed go on, just not this month. The charity concert series at the Palace Theatre was due to play a strictly limited run from 11 November until 15 November 2020 but has now …

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Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove to star in Love Letters at Theatre Royal Haymarket

The first post-lockdown new production of a play will open at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket next month. Love Letters will open in the West End on 3 December and will run until 7 Febru…

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Oliver Dowden: Entertainment venues can remain open for rehearsals and streamed performances

It was confirmed at 9pm last evening that entertainment venues, including theatres, shall be allowed to remain open for rehearsals and streamed performances, effectively treating the venue a…

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Entertainment venues in England to close from Thursday until 2 December

Following a government briefing on Saturday evening, it has been announced that entertainment venues (including theatres and concert halls) will be closed from this Thursday, 5 November un…

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Cinderella Lloyd Webber musical releases first single "Bad Cinderella"

The upcoming new Cinderella musical starring Carrie Hope Fletcher is set to arrive at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in Spring 2021. Listen to the show's new single below.

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Further casting announced for Death Drop at the Garrick Theatre

Ooh, girl! Additional cast members have been revealed for the upcoming "Dragatha Christie murder mystery" play Death Drop. They are set to join the previously announced drag superstars Co…

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Jersey Boys to run at the Trafalgar Theatre in London in Spring 2021!

Working their way back to you! Jersey Boys is set to return to London's West End in Spring 2021, it has been announced. The Tony and Oliver Award-winning musical will run at Trafalgar Thea…

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

SIX The Musical film adaptation "still in talks" according to Moss and Marlow

Creators Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss have teased plans to adapt their hit West End show SIX The Musical for the big screen. The film is currently in talks according to an interview they gave …

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Get the best Great Gatsby London tickets now and save up to £19!

Well, looky here! The Great Gatsby is one of the few COVID-secure immersive theatre events running in London's West End, and now you can bag tickets for as low as £23 per person! Book by 9…

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Magic Goes Wrong officially returns to West End for Christmas with plans for social distancing

Now you see them! The hilarious romp from Mischief Theatre Company is returning to London's West End just in time for the magical Christmas season. What's more, the hit stage play has got a …

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt extends its West End autumn run

Backed by overwhelming ticket demand, Adam Kay's hit stage show This is Going To Hurt based on his book of the same name has now extended its West End run with tickets for the newly added pe…

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Cast announced for The Show Must Go On! Live at the Palace

Casting has now been announced for The Show Must Go On! Live at the Palace Theatre in London. The news comes after two new performances were added to the show's schedule with tickets on sale…

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The Show Must Go On! adds new performances

Sell-out charity concert The Show Must Go On! has announced they will be adding two additional performances to their limited run at London’s Palace Theatre. The two extra performances, whi…

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Trafalgar Studios to re-open in spring 2021 as "Trafalgar Theatre"

It has been announced that Trafalgar Studios will be renamed Trafalgar Theatre when it re-opens in spring 2021 after being reconverted back into a single-space venue. The news comes at a ti…

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