London Theatre News & Updates

JON BRITTAIN'S SUPERB, OLIVIER WINNING PLAY ABOUT GENDER AND LOVE...

Published On: Fri, 23 June 2017

Jon Brittain's superb, Olivier winning play about gender and love transfers to the West End for a further run by Lucinda Everett • London, West End • 23 Jun 2017 Slowly, surely, and not a moment too soon, transgender characters and stories are appearing more regularly on our larger stages....

WICKED has been named ‘BEST WEST END SHOW’ by theatregoers alongside LES...

Published On: Mon, 20 February 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has been named ‘Best West End Show’ by theatregoers for a third time at the WhatsOnStage Awards, tied with Les Misérables. The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards were presented on Sunday 19 February...

HIT MUSICAL WICKED EXTENDS TO 26 MAY 2018

Published On: Wed, 25 January 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the opening of its 23rd new booking period at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, with tickets now on sale until Saturday 26 May 2018. Acclaimed as “one of the West End’s...

THE MOUSETRAP FACTS AND FIGURES 1952 - .............?

Published On: Mon, 21 November 2016

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is unique. It sets a new world record every day for the number of performances. The 26,500th performance took place on Saturday 26th May 2016. For over 57 years The Mousetrap has been the world’s longest running stage production. On 25th November 2012, The Mousetrap...

ADRIAN SCARBOROUGH AND GAWN GRAINGER JOIN DAVID TENNANT IN D O N J U A N...

Published On: Thu, 17 November 2016

David Tennant, who plays the title role in Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho, will be joined by Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis. The production will preview at Wyndham’s Theatre from 17 March 2017, with press night on 28 March 2017. Don Juan in Soho will complete its strictly...

Lee Mack to Join Griff Rhys Jones in the Miser

Published On: Mon, 14 November 2016

Producer Mark Goucher today announced that BAFTA winning comedian Lee Mack will make his West End debut in a major revival of Molière’s classic comedy The Miser in early 2017. Mack joins Griff Rhys Jones who is returning to the London stage after five years to lead the ensemble cast. The play...

GRAMMY AWARD - WINNING ARTIST SHEENA EASTON TO MAKE WEST END DEBUT IN 42...

Published On: Fri, 4 November 2016

PREVIEWS FROM MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 AT THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE Sheena Easton – the Grammy Award winning artist who has sold over 20 million records around the world – is to make her West End debut in the forthcoming production of 42nd Street. Easton, who remains the only artist in...

JIM STEINMAN’S BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL EXPLODES ON STAGE AT THE...

Published On: Thu, 3 November 2016

BOX OFFICE ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC FROM 5PM TODAY WITH MEAT LOAF INTRODUCING ANDREW POLEC AND THE CAST IN A LIVE PERFORMANCE OUTSIDE THE LONDON COLISEUM ON ST MARTIN’S LANE The world premiere of the long-awaited Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will take place in London’s West...

West End Kinky Boots Star David Hunter on Being the Go-To Takeover Guy &...

Published On: Mon, 17 October 2016

British actor-singer David Hunter previously inherited the leading role of Guy in London in the Tony-winning musical Once and has now stepped into the co-starring role of Charlie Price in the Tony and Olivier Award-winning Kinky Boots, opposite Matt Henry at the Adelphi Theatre. A veteran of such...

Dreamgirls - Amber Riley will appear on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1...

Published On: Fri, 7 October 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to reveal the first official images of Amber Riley, Ibinabo Jack and Liisi LaFontaine as The Dreams. Exclusive new photography and a behind the scenes video have been made available today ahead of Amber Riley’s appearance on the Graham Norton show where she...

RACHEL TUCKER RETURNS TRIUMPHANTLY FROM BROADWAY TO LEAD 10TH ANNIVERSARY...

Published On: Mon, 19 September 2016

WICKED, the award-winning musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release new production pictures of Rachel Tucker as Elphaba. Rachel Tucker returns to the West End production at the Apollo Victoria Theatre following an acclaimed engagement on...

42nd Street - The Big Time Broadway Show arrives in the West End March...

Published On: Fri, 5 August 2016

This new production of 42nd STREET - the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre – arrives in London with an all-singing, high-kicking cast of over 50 and some of the greatest songs in musical history, ready to explode on to the West End’s biggest stage. 42nd STREET is the...

FREDDIE FOX WILL BE SHARING THE ROLE OF ROMEO WITH RICHARD MADDEN

Published On: Mon, 25 July 2016

Freddie Fox will join the company following a period of intensive 26 Julyfrom Tuesday Freddie. last 48 hoursrehearsals with Lily James and the rest of the company over the eatre work recently played the role of Romeo at Sheffield Crucible Theatre. Richard Madden injured his ankle whilst running...

Amanda Holden will play The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella

Published On: Fri, 1 July 2016

Amanda Holden said: “I cannot wait to spread my Fairy Godmother dust over the festive season in this huge production at one of the most iconic theatres in the world. It's an absolute honour to have been asked. I'm very excited but nothing like my two girls who can't wait to watch their Mama...

Lance Corporal Richard Jones stars in IMPOSSIBLE

Published On: Tue, 14 June 2016

Lance Corporal Richard Jones, stole the hearts of the nation when he was crowned the first ever magician to win Britain’s Got Talent last month. He is now set to will guest star in the return of West End magic show IMPOSSIBLE at the Noël Coward Theatre from 8 July – 27 August. As previously...

Dreamgirls - Full casting announced to join star Amber Riley

Published On: Fri, 3 June 2016

As previously confirmed, American actress and singer Amber Riley will star as Effie White. Ms Riley will be joined by Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell Robinson and Liisi LaFontaine as Deena Jones, making up the soulful singing trio ‘The Dreams’. Nicholas Bailey will play Marty, Adam J. Bernard will play...

New cast announced for Kinky Boots

Published On: Wed, 1 June 2016

Kinky Boots, now the winner of every major Best Musical award, is pleased to announce that Matt Henry, who received the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, is extending his acclaimed performance as Lola into 2017. He will be joined by David Hunter (Once; One Man, Two Guvnors) who will take...

Rebel Wilson to join Guys And Dolls at the Phoenix Theatre from 28th June...

Published On: Tue, 24 May 2016

Wilson said: "A lot of people who know me from my more recent film work have no idea how much theatre has influenced my life. I saw my first musical at age 14, a show called 42nd Street, after one of my family's dogs had unsuccessfully auditioned to be in it. It blew me away and I've loved musical...

WICKED ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNIVERSARY LONDON CAST

Published On: Fri, 20 May 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that, from Monday 5 September 2016, the new cast that will lead the award-­‐winning show through its 10th birthday celebrations at the...

39 Steps to close on the 05th of September after 9 hilarious years

Published On: Thu, 18 June 2015

The Olivier, Tony and Whatsonstage award-winning comedy has celebrated 9 years in the West End since it opened at the Criterion Theatre in 2006. By the 5th September, The 39 Steps will have played the 5th highest number of performances of any play in West End history. Over the past 9 years, the...

X Factor star Matt Cardle will be joining the cast of Memphis The Musical

Published On: Wed, 13 May 2015

Multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle, who rose to fame winning the seventh series of ITVs The X Factor will join the cast of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL in London, it is today announced. Cast and company of the award-winning ‘Best Musical’ at the Shaftesbury Theatre are...

Nicole Kidman set to return to the West End stage in Photograph 51

Published On: Mon, 27 April 2015

The actress will star in Photograph 51, a play about Rosalind Franklin, the British scientist who helped to discover the structure of DNA. Written by Anna Ziegler, the play is described on Ziegler's website as being "about ambition, isolation, and the race for greatness". The show...

Tickets now on sale to the first season of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company

Published On: Mon, 27 April 2015

Kenneth Branagh is to take over the Garrick Theatre with a new season starting in October. He brings with him a remarkable group of stars including Dame Judi Dench, Lily James and Richard Madden, not to mention the man himself performing in most. His season includes The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade...

Cats will return to the Palladium this October

Published On: Fri, 24 April 2015

Casting is to be announced for the production; the original Palladium run has seen Nicole Scherzinger and Kerry Ellis play Grizabella, and Jane McDonald will play the role later this year in Blackpool. Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical is directed by Trevor Nunn, with choreography by Gillian Lynne...

Comedian Paul Merton to make a cameo in the hit west end comedy The 39...

Published On: Mon, 9 March 2015

The 39 Steps, which is currently in its ninth award-winning year at the West End’s Criterion Theatre, is a laugh-a-minute, fast paced comedy, with a cast of just four actors playing over a hundred roles through the course of the show. Paul will play the mystery killer and the surprise 5th member of...

Royal Shakespeare Company new play Oppenheimer transfers into the...

Published On: Wed, 4 March 2015

The show transfers into the NIMAX Vaudeville Theatre directly after its acclaimed run in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon and will retain most of the original cast, led by John Heffernan in the title role. The production will begin previews from 27 March, with a press performance on 31st...