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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Gwendoline Christie to star in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre
Casting has been announced for Nicholas Hytner’s upcoming immersive production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre. Gwendoline Christie will star as Titiana, alongside Oliver Chris as... Read more
Six Singalong
Six to host first singalong performance at the Arts Theatre
A singalong performance of Six will take place at the Arts Theatre later in the year, it has been announced. Audience members will be invited to sing along with cast members at Six at the 8:30pm... Read more
Lucy May Barker
New Sophie announced for Mamma Mia following cast withdrawal due to ill health
A new lead has been announced for the West End production of Mamma Mia after the cast member playing Sophie Sheridan was forced to leave the show citing ill health. Georgia Louise had been playing... Read more
The Light in the Piazza
Celinde Schoenmaker and Liam Tamne to star in The Light in the Piazza
Further casting has been announced for the London premiere of The Light in the Piazza at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. Based on a novel by Elizabeth Spencer, the story follows Margaret... Read more
Sweet Charity
Further casting announced for Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse
Further casting has been named for the upcoming production of Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse. Set in New York in 1967, the musical follows Charity Hope Valentine, a young performer working in... Read more
The Prince of Egypt
Is The Prince of Egypt eyeing a West End premiere?
Currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary year, DreamWorks Animation's hit movie The Prince of Egypt may well be getting a West End makeover! Producers DreamWorks Theatricals (a division of... Read more
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
New West End cast for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical announced
A new cast of the West End production of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical has been announced as the musical looks to enter its second year in London, and prepares to transfer to Broadway. Adrienne... Read more
War Horse
War Horse to return to London at new Wembley theatre
The National Theatre production of War Horse is set to return to London later this year, as the first production opening a brand new theatre in Wembley Park. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo,... Read more
Ain't Misbehavin
Full casting for Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Southwark Playhouse
Complete casting for the upcoming production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ at the Southwark Playhouse has been announced. The musical celebrates the life of twentieth-century jazz musician Fats Waller during... Read more
Maggie Smith Bridge Theatre
Maggie Smith to return to stage for first time in 12 years at the Bridge Theatre
Maggie Smith will return to the stage for the first time in 12 years to star in a new play by Christopher Hampton directed by Jonathan Kent at the Bridge Theatre, it has been announced. A German Life... Read more
Horrible Histories
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Four to return to the West End this summer
The Birmingham Stage Company production of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part 4 will return to the West End this summer for a month-long run at the Apollo Theatre in August. Marking Horrible... Read more
Peter Rabbit
Griff Rhys Jones and Miriam Margolyes to feature in Where is Peter Rabbit? musical
Where is Peter Rabbit?, the stage show based on the stories of Beatrix Potter’s iconic children’s character, is set to open in the West End for the first time this Easter featuring the voices of... Read more
Sweat
Lynn Nottage’s Sweat to transfer to West End from Donmar Warehouse
Lynn Nottage’s play Sweat is set to transfer to the West End from the Donmar Warehouse later this year for a limited run at the Gielgud Theatre, it has been announced. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play... Read more
And Juliet Further Casting
Further casting announced for & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming production of & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre, opening later this year. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, & Juliet ... Read more
Dear Evan Hansen
Opening dates and ticket details announced for Dear Evan Hansen West End transfer
Dates have been announced for the upcoming West End transfer of Dear Evan Hansen, which is set to run at the Noel Coward Theatre. The musical will begin previews in London on 29th October, and... Read more
Waitress extends booking period
Waitress extends booking period at the Adelphi Theatre
Ahead of its first preview, it has been announced that Waitress will extend its booking period at the Adelphi Theatre, with performances now available until 19th October. Waitress tells the story of... Read more
Michael Ball
Michael Ball to lead concert version of Les Miserables in London
Michael Ball will lead a concert version of Les Miserables at the Gielgud Theatre this summer, as its current home, the Queen’s Theatre, will close for refurbishment until December. Ball returns to... Read more
Tina the Musical
Tina Turner musical to release original cast recording
Producers have announced there will be an original cast recording of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, with the first single from the album now available to listen to. “River Deep – Mountain High” is... Read more
The Play That Goes Wrong
New West End casting for The Play That Goes Wrong announced
 New casting has been announced for the Mischief Theatre comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, which is currently in its fourth year at the West End’s Duchess Theatre. The production sees a drama group,... Read more
Sweet Charity
Sweet Charity to be revived in London starring Anne-Marie Duff
Sweet Charity is set to be revived in London starring Anne-Marie Duff directed by Josie Rourke, it has been announced. The musical is about a dancer for hire working in a rundown dance hall in New... Read more
Rosmersholm
Hayley Atwell and Tom Burke to star in Ibsen’s Rosmersholm in London
A new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Rosmersholm is set to open in the West End, starring Hayley Atwell and Tom Burke. Adapted by Duncan Macmillan, writer of People Places and Things, the play examines... Read more
Clive Owen
Clive Owen to star in The Night of the Iguana in summer 2019
Tennessee Williams’ play The Night of the Iguana is set to return to the West End this year, with Clive Owen starring in a new production at the Noel Coward Theatre in the summer. The play follows... Read more
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