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Nativity!
Rylan Clark-Neal to make stage debut as Nativity! the Musical returns to London
TV personality Rylan Clark-Neal is set to appear in the Christmas production of Nativity! the Musical when it returns to London’s Eventim Apollo in December. Rylan, who first appeared on British TV... Read more
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Peter Pan Goes Wrong to return to London at Alexandra Palace Theatre this Christmas
Mischief Theatre’s Peter Pan Goes Wrong is set to return to London this Christmas, with a run at the newly-reopened Alexandra Palace Theatre forming part of a UK tour. The production, which last ran... Read more
Alistair Brammer to join cast of Wicked as Fiyero this summer
Actor Alistair Brammer is set to join the West End cast of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre this summer. Brammer first appeared in the West End as Marius in the London production of Les... Read more
The View Upstairs
Casting announced for The View Upstairs at Soho Theatre
Initial casting has been announced for The View Upstairs, a new musical receiving its UK premiere at Soho Theatre later this year. Written by Max Vernon, the musical sees a young fashion designer who... Read more
Education, Education, Education
Political comedy based on 1990s Britain to play at Trafalgar Studios
It has been announced that the Wardrobe Ensemble’s award-winning play Education, Education, Education will play at Trafalgar Studio One for a limited engagement. Set at the turn of the 1997 general... Read more
The Man in the White Suit
Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon to star in The Man in the White Suit in the West End
Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon are set to star in a stage adaptation of the classic 1951 film The Man in the White Suit, which is set to open at Wyndham’s Theatre in September. The sci-fi comedy... Read more
Evita
Casting announced for Jamie Lloyd’s Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Initial casting has been announced for Jamie Lloyd’s upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Samantha Pauly will take on the lead role of Eva Peron in... Read more
Jesus Christ Superstar
New casting for Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican announced
Casting has been announced for the return of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which is set to open at the Barbican later this year. Robert Tripolino, who... Read more
The Lion King
Disney releases new trailer for live-action The Lion King remake
Disney has released a new trailer for its upcoming remake of the 1994 musical film The Lion King. The remake, which uses CGI animation and live-action filming techniques, is set to be released in... Read more
Park Theatre
Miriam Margolyes and Tracy-Ann Oberman feature in new Park Theatre season
Miriam Margolyes and Tracy-Ann Oberman are set to star in plays at the Park Theatre as the Finsbury Park venue announces its new season for the second half of the year. The first play of the... Read more
Olivier Awards
Come From Away, Company and The Inheritance among big Olivier Award winners
Company, Come From Away and The Inheritance were the big winners at this year’s Olivier Awards, taking home four gongs each from the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday. Come From Away, which... Read more
Luzia - Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil to return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2020
Cirque du Soleil will return to the Royal Albert Hall next year with the European debut of Luzia, it has been announced. Amalgamating the Spanish words for light (luz) and spirit and rain (lluvia) in... Read more
Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee to leave West End production of Waitress in June
It has been announced that Katharine McPhee will play the role of Jenna Hunterson in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre with a final performance in June. McPhee originated the role of Jenna in the show'... Read more
Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell
Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell to be staged in real-life Soho setting at Coach and Horses pub
An immersive production of Keith Waterhouse’s play Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell will be staged at the pub in which it is set when it opens at the Coach and Horses in Soho. The play is based on the life... Read more
Dear Evan Hansen
Tickets now on sale for West End transfer of Dear Evan Hansen
Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming London transfer of Dear Evan Hansen, which is set to premiere in the West End this autumn.  With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the show... Read more
On Your Feet casting
Full casting announced for national premiere of On Your Feet at the London Coliseum
Casting for the West End premiere of On Your Feet! to play at the London Coliseum this summer has been announced. Based on the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, the musical follows their journey to... Read more
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole to transfer to West End's Ambassadors Theatre
It has been announced that The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ - The Musical will receive its West End premiere later this year. The production follows Adrian Mole, a misunderstood teenager who... Read more
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
The Comedy about a Bank Robbery extends at the Criterion Theatre to 2020
Ahead of the third anniversary of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre, it has been announced that the show’s run has been extended into 2020. Produced by Mischief Theatre Company... Read more
Michael Longhurst
Michael Longhurst announces first season as Donmar Warehouse artistic director
Michael Longhurst has announced his inaugural season as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, as he prepares to take over the role from the outgoing Josie Rourke. Longhurst, whose recent... Read more
Class at the Bush Theatre
Full casting for London premiere of Class at the Bush Theatre announced
Casting has been announced for Iseult Golden and David Horan’s upcoming production of Class, which will receive its London premiere at the Bush Theatre. First performed at the Dublin Theatre Festival... Read more
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