London Theatre News & Reviews

Mrs Doubtfire Prepares for UK Opening… with Broadway Closure
Published Wed, 18 May 2022

In a parallel run of events to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, the Mrs Doubtfire Musical – currently performing at Broadway’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre – will end its current run before crossing the Atlantic. The musical production of the 1993 comedy film has experienced a...

Theatre Royal Drury Lane To Host Special Summer Concert Series
Published Wed, 11 May 2022

This summer, London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane will play host to concert versions of three musical theatre shows: Chess, Kinky Boots and a new musical about Guy Fawkes’ attempts to blow up parliament, called Treason. The concert shows have already announced some exciting headline...

Lloyd Webber Surprises Everyone by Closing Cinderella
Published Wed, 4 May 2022

It’s approaching midnight for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, as the musical theatre maestro calls time on the world premiere of his latest show. Cinderella, which is currently performing at the Gillian Lynne theatre near Covent Garden, will play its final performance on 12th...

Brand New Musical Con to Take Over ExCel London
Published Wed, 27 April 2022

Musical theatre fans are stepping things up a notch this October with London’s very first musical theatre fan convention, Musical Con. Modelled on the classic Comic Con concept, fans will descend of the massive ExCel London exhibition centre near the O2 Arena on the 22nd and 23rd...

Lee Mead is Back! Star Joins UK Chicago Tour
Published Wed, 20 April 2022

Lee Mead, the popular winner of the BBC talent contest Any Dream Will Do, will be joining the UK and Ireland Tour of Chicago from May. The actor, who shot to public prominence in the leading role of Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will be taking...

Cabaret Wins Big at 2022 Olivier Awards
Published Tue, 12 April 2022

The 2022 Olivier Awards were a night of celebrating the very best of theatre at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The annual awards ceremony took play on 10 April, with the great and good of West End theatre in attendance. Cabaret took home the largest haul of seven trophies, including Best...

Legally Blonde Enters Rehearsals Ahead of Open-Air Run
Published Wed, 6 April 2022

The girls of Delta Nu are back in London for the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Legally Blonde. The wonderfully camp musical officially opens on 20 May for a six-week run. Courtney Bowman will be taking the lead role, as Elle Woods – a role previously performed in London...

West End Live To Take Over Trafalgar Square in June
Published Tue, 29 March 2022

The organisers of West End Live – London’s immensely popular musical theatre festival – have announced their 2022 dates. The two-day event will take over London’s Trafalgar Square on 25th and 26th June. The event, which upgraded to Trafalgar Square when it outgrew...

Gary Barlow’s One-Man Show Announces London Dates
Published Wed, 23 March 2022

A Different Stage – Gary Barlow’s one man show – will be performing at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre from 30th August to 18th September. The three-week run of the Take That frontman’s autobiographical show follows a national tour, and will be tie in with a...

Olivier Awards Nominations Are Revealed… But Who Will Win?
Published Wed, 16 March 2022

Nominations for the Olivier Awards 2022 have been announced, and theatreland is aflutter with anticipation of the annual calendar staple, to be hosted at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 10 April. The ceremony will be presided over by the funny-man turned musical theatre star, Jason...

Brand New Elton John Musical Set for Autumn 2022 Launch
Published Wed, 9 March 2022

London’s Almeida Theatre is set to host the world premiere of Elton John and James Graham’s new musical, Tammy Faye. The musical, based on the real-life events of American televangelist Tammy Faye Messner, who passed away in 2007 after a lifetime of Christian evangelism. Tammy rose to...

And The Winners Are… Theatre Royalty Crowned in 22nd WhatsOnStage Awards
Published Wed, 2 March 2022

Eddie Redmayne and Carrie Hope Fletcher took the leading positions in this year’s WhatsOnStage Awards, with Back To The Future securing the Best New Musical accolade. Disney’s Frozen, performing to standing ovations at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, took home the largest haul of trophies...

London Theatre Week Is Back with Bargain Tickets Galore
Published Tue, 22 February 2022

London’s theatreland is very much back in action, and right now theatres are offering the best deals you’ll get all year. It’s London Theatre Week! Running from 21st February to 6th March (so really, it’s London Theatre Fortnight – no complaints there!), over 40 West...

Judi Dench Returns to West End with In Conversation Shows
Published Wed, 16 February 2022

British theatre royalty, Dame Judi Dench, will be returning to the West End for three dates this summer. On stage at the Gielgud Theatre, with Gyles Brandreth, Dench will regale audiences with stories from her monumental 65 years in theatre. The actress, who has won seven Olivier Awards over her...

Peter Andre Lands West End Debut in Grease at Dominion Theatre
Published Wed, 9 February 2022

The producers of the upcoming production of Grease at the Dominion Theatre have hit us with some very exciting casting announcements. The show, which opens on 17th May, with previews from 3rd May, will star Peter Andre in the role of Vince Fontaine. This will be Peter’s first full role in a...

Big Shows Extend West End Runs
Published Fri, 4 February 2022

A whole host of top West End shows have delighted audiences with news that they are extending their runs and putting extra tickets on sale. Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, Six the Musical and Magic Mike Live are three of the productions to announce West End extensions in the last week. The...

Only the Phantom Need Wear His Mask: Mask-Wearing in Theatres to End
Published Tue, 25 January 2022

In the latest update to the government’s coronavirus plans, mandatory face-masks are set to be dropped once-and-for-all. The Prime Minister made the announcement as part of plans to drop current “Plan B” restrictions from 27th January. This means that face masks and so-called...

22 West End Shows to See in 2022 – Part Four
Published Wed, 19 January 2022

Great news abounds in theatreland, with many shows reopening sooner-than-expected, after the Omicron variant put a temporary hurdle in the way of the West End’s revival. This week, in the final instalment of our top picks for 2022, we’re showcasing exciting musical productions –...

22 West End Shows to See in 2022 – Part Three
Published Thu, 13 January 2022

So far in our look ahead to 2022 in theatre, we’ve mainly focused on West End musicals. This week it’s time to cast a spotlight on the most exciting plays lined up for London theatregoers over the next year. A couple of pre-pandemic favourites are back, and there are some incredibly...

22 West End Shows to See in 2022 – Part Two
Published Wed, 5 January 2022

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2022 – the year your theatre addiction gets back on track following two years of painful withdrawal. Theatreland has so many incredible shows in store for us this year, from world premieres to reworkings of our all-time favourites. If you missed part one of our...

22 West End Shows to See in 2022 – Part One
Published Wed, 29 December 2021

As we approach the new year, it’s a time to look for with excitement to the next twelve months of theatre, and start planning out the diary to fit it all in. Theatreland looks set for a big year in 2022, so if you’re looking to make up for lost time over the last couple of years, here...

Omicron Variant Presses Pause on West End Recovery
Published Wed, 22 December 2021

Almost half of London’s West End theatres have cancelled performances due to the latest major variant of Covid-19. London has been a hotspot for the Omicron variant of the virus, first reported in South Africa and now the dominant strain of Covid around the world. Of the 46 members of the...

It’s a Bumper Musical Christmas on Sky Arts
Published Thu, 16 December 2021

Sky Arts is really pulling out all the stops with their festive schedule. The free-to-view channel (Channel 11 on Freeview) is filling our Christmas with a bundle of opportunities to enjoy our favourite shows from the comfort of the sofa this Christmas. With a line-up which is sure to inspire...

West End Honours Late Great Stephen Sondheim
Published Tue, 7 December 2021

Legendary composer Stephen Sondheim died on Friday 26 November 2021, aged 91. The sad news was marked by the London theatre community with a respectful dimming of the lights on the following Monday evening. Sondheim won multiple awards through his career and, whilst he did write lyrics, he will be...

Catch Half a Sixpence on TV this Christmas
Published Tue, 7 December 2021

The smash-hit production of Half a Sixpence, which launched Charlie Stemp into the spotlight in 2016, is back for one night only this Christmas. The award-winning production, which starred Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps and Emma Williams as Helen Walsingham, was recorded and will be broadcast on...

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Malala Yousafzai Join Forces for Cinderella Gala Performance
Published Wed, 1 December 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new music, Cinderella, has had its fair share of headlines over the past year. It is the composer’s first original score for six years. It was supposed to be one of the government’s selected test events, before Lloyd Webber pulled out of the trial. It finally...

A Breath of Fresh Air: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Announces 2022 Season
Published Sun, 21 November 2021

The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has launched its 2022 season programme. The three headline productions for 2022 will be Legally Blonde: The Musical, the world premiere of 101 Dalmatians, and an updated production of Antigone. The 2022 season will mark the 70th anniversary of...

Empowering New Musical All About Great Women Who Changed The World
Published Tue, 9 November 2021

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World is a new musical that’s taking the touring scene by storm. The show is based on the picture book of the same name by Kate Pankhurst. Pankhurst is herself a descendent of a bona fide suffragette, so has a real connection with the inspirational...

The Other Palace Reopens with New Owner and New Artistic Director
Published Wed, 3 November 2021

It’s all change at London’s The Other Palace, an edgy theatre in Victoria with a buzzing reputation for bringing brand new shows to the London stage. The theatre, previously owned by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, was recently bought by top-level producer Bill Kenwright. Kenwright has announced...

Wicked Extends West End Run to November 2022
Published Tue, 2 November 2021

The indisputable modern classic, Wicked, announces that bookings are now available at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to 27th November 2022. Wicked, which tells the story of Elphaba and Glinda as they journey to becoming the Good Witch and Wicked Witch of the West, has been an audience favourite...

Carole King Show Returns to Stage
Published Wed, 20 October 2021

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, will be back on-stage from February 2022 in a new production of the popular show, which previously enjoyed a two-and-a-half-year West End run. The show, which features Carole King classics, including the title track Beautiful, tells the true story of...

“In Real Life” Theatre is Back … But Don’t Forget Digital
Published Tue, 12 October 2021

Almost three-fifths of theatres who dabbled in online streaming during the pandemic have dropped their online efforts and thrown themselves into a fully-committed IRL recovery. The research, conducted by a collaborative team from the University of Kent and Loughborough University, raises concerns...

Time is Running Out to See The Prince of Egypt on Stage
Published Tue, 5 October 2021

Producers have called time on the blockbuster London production of The Prince of Egypt. The final performance at London’s Dominion Theatre will be on 8th January. The show, featuring original music by Stephen Schwarz, is based on the classic animation of the same name. Almost every...

Cinderella Eyes Up Broadway
Published Wed, 29 September 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest show, Cinderella, is making moves on New York following a tremendous opening month at London’s Gillian Lynne Theatre. Just weeks into the show’s London run, producers took out a full-page advert in the New York Times promoting the British show. Now...

Back To The Future The Musical To Extend Performances At The Adelphi Theatre
Published Fri, 24 September 2021

Due to overwhelming demand, lead producer Colin Ingram together with Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, the creators of the Back To The Future film trilogy, are delighted to announce that BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical’s performances at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End will extend to...

Charing Cross Theatre Unveils Three Weeks of Musical Movies
Published Fri, 24 September 2021

The Charing Cross Theatre, nestled under the arches below Charing Cross Station has announced a special three-week musical movies season, called Stage & Screen: A Theatrical Film Season. The programme spans generations of musical theatre on film, and includes classics such as Singin’ In...

Magic Goes Wrong Announces Cast Ahead of Apollo Theatre Move
Published Thu, 23 September 2021

The full cast for the upcoming revival of Magic Goes Wrong has been announced. The show, produced by Mischief Theatre, is moving to the Apollo Theatre in the heart of Theatreland. The curtain will rise in the production’s new Shaftesbury Avenue home on 21st October. The new cast includes...

Hollywood’s Amy Adams To Make Her West End Debut
Published Wed, 22 September 2021

Amy Adams, six-time Oscar nominee, has announced her West End debut in the upcoming London production of The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams. The show has a run booked at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 23rd May 2022, with Amy Adams in the role of Southern belle, Amanda Wingfield....

Drag The Family to a Dragtastic Panto This Christmas
Published Tue, 21 September 2021

TuckShop are preparing their third largescale London pantomime after the successes of Cinderella at Trafalgar Studios in 2019, and Death Drop at the Garrick Theatre earlier in 2021. The team’s next big show will be a pantomime production of Dick Whittington at the Phoenix Theatre, with...

Casting Announced for the Oliver Award-Winning Production of Dear Evan Hansen
Published Tue, 21 September 2021

Producer Stacey Mindich is delighted to announce the Olivier award-winning Company returning to Dear Evan Hansen next month. The London production reopens at the Noël Coward Theatre on 26 October 2021 and is currently booking to 13 February 2022. Sam Tutty returns to the role that won him the...

Back to the Future: Star Misses Opening Night Due to Covid
Published Tue, 14 September 2021

Back to the Future: The Musical has opened to feverish excitement at the Adelphi Theatre, after seven years in the pipeline. However, time-travel is a dangerous thing, and leading man, Roger Bart, was forced to miss Monday’s opening night performance, as he’s tested positive for Covid...

Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) starts previews in the West End
Published Thu, 9 September 2021

The new production of Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) starts previews at The Criterion Theatre on 15 October. Five vaguely familiar young women have a story to tell. You'll have seen them, emptying the chamber pots and sweeping ash from the grate, the overlooked and the undervalued making sure that...

Free online concert by West End artists to honour composer Elliot Davis’s work
Published Thu, 4 June 2020

The composer of Loserville the musical Elliot Davis’s work will be lauded through a one-off concert by West End stars on 6 June 2020 at 7:30pm BST. The concert is presented by the Barn Theatre where musical artists pay homage to the composer by singing the tunes of his shows like Out There...

Comedy Series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant about the lockdown to be aired on BBC
Published Fri, 29 May 2020

During these difficult times of global pandemic COVID-19, BBC One is all set to air a comedy series about actors in lockdown. Michael Sheen and David Tennant will perform in this brand new comedy series. The name of this comedy series is Staged and it has six parts which has been rehearsed and...

West End to welcome Juliet Stevenson playing in The Doctor next year
Published Mon, 18 May 2020

Theatres activities in the West End are suspended till 28 June 2020, therefore all performances of The Doctor which transferred to the Duke Of York’s Theatre from the Almeida Theatre, has been suspended till year 2021. Earlier it was decided to run the show this summer which doesn’t...

Hamilton starring Lin-Manuel Miranda on Disney+ for streaming
Published Mon, 18 May 2020

Hamilton musical which has Lin-Manuel Miranda in a lead role as Alexander Hamilton will be streamed on Disney+ from 3rd July 2020. In his tweet Miranda said: "Never been so happy/nervous in my life. We all watching this together on July 3, yeah?" Directed by Thomas Kail the film features original...

Six The Musical bags Visionary Honours award
Published Sun, 10 May 2020

A special virtual ceremony of the second annual Visionary Honours awards was held on Wednesday 6th May in which Six The Musical received Musical of the Year award. The female led Six The Musical is about the six wives of Henry VIII and a modern narration of their lives presented as a pop concert...

Adelphi Theatre to be dazzled by Samantha Barks’ solo concert
Published Tue, 5 May 2020

Samantha Barks who is all set to play the role of Elsa in the Original London production of Disney’s Frozen at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, will be also seen at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre to perform in a solo concert in the end of year 2020. In collaboration with a live band...

Love Never Dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber can be streamed online tonight
Published Fri, 24 April 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber dedication towards the theatre goers is endless and in order to keep them entertained during these hard times of lockdowns and social distancing, the next show by Andrew Lloyd Webber to be streamed online has been announced. Love Never Dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber is going to be...

West End’s All or Nothing is available for streaming on YouTube
Published Thu, 23 April 2020

All or Nothing musical is all set to be streamed on YouTube, intending to raise funds for NHS Charities Together. The West End musical was premiered in 2018 and embarked on a UK tour later having a cast which includes Carol Harrison in a lead role performing as Kay Marriott, Samuel Pope performing...

A Christmas Carol by Jack Thorne is due at the Old Vic later this year
Published Mon, 20 April 2020

A Christmas Carol which is an adapted version of Charles Dickens' 1843 novella of the same name, by English screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne is coming back to Old Vic for a fourth consecutive year this Christmas. The schedule of the musical is to come back to fascinate the spectators from 21...

Secret Cinema bringing immersive cinema experiences to the safety of your homes
Published Thu, 16 April 2020

Secret Cinema is an entertainment company founded in 2007 and based in England which specialises in immersive cinema experiences like blending theatre, music, film and dance performances to bring on-stage acts and rediscovers the remarkable cinematic experiences into a reality by making it possible...

West End production of Disney’s Frozen welcomes Stephanie McKeon as Anna
Published Thu, 16 April 2020

West End production of Disney’s Frozen is all set for its premier in London at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on October 2020. Earlier it was announced that the role of Elsa will be performed by Samantha Barks and further casting of the musical has been revealed now, according to which...

West End theatre productions to stay on halt till 31st May 2020
Published Thu, 9 April 2020

As per the announcement of the Society of London Theatre, all theatres in the West End will be closed and productions will be ceased due to health Emergency against COVID-19 till the beginning of summer season. All the theatre activities were initially shut down on 16 March when Prime Minister...

National Theatre Live will stream free shows on YouTube
Published Thu, 2 April 2020

National Theatre Live is an enterprise by the Royal National Theatre in London which aims at broadcasting live performances produced by them through satellite to art hubs and cinemas all over the world. It is recently announced by the National Theatre that a project has been launched to stream a...

West End’s Waitress to bid farewell before time
Published Mon, 30 March 2020

The West End production of Waitress is announced to be closed early at the Adelphi Theatre where it was opened on 7 March 2019. The producers of Waitress stated on social media: ‘It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of our beloved London production of Waitress the Musical....

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt joins the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella
Published Fri, 27 March 2020

West End welcomes Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as stepmother in new musical adaptation of Cinderella by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The musical is all set to be opened this year in October. It was announced in the beginning of the year that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella is coming to the Gillian...

Bring It On: The Musical all set to run at the Queen Elizabeth Hall during UK Tour
Published Thu, 12 March 2020

As part of UK tour, Bring It On: The Musical will run at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall for a short period of time, it is announced. The musical will begin touring in June 2020 at the Birmingham Hippodrome while it would be ended up at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in January 2021. Bring It On:...

West End welcomes Clare Halse and Tyrone Huntley as a new cast of Hello, Dolly!
Published Tue, 10 March 2020

Clare Halse and Tyrone Huntley will be joining the cast of Hello, Dolly! which is all set to run at the Adelphi Theatre in August. The musical is directed by Olivier Award winner Dominic Cooke and features the outstanding score by Jerry Herman, having musical numbers like, “Put On Your Sunday...

Cinderella’s West End opening is rescheduled due to health conditions worldwide
Published Mon, 9 March 2020

It was announced officially last month that the musical version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella will begin its previews on 28 August with an opening night on 23 September at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. But due to current state of affairs regarding health internationally, there is a delay...

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical will extend playing in the West End
Published Thu, 5 March 2020

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical will run in the West End till next year as per the announcement. The musical is based on the life of Tina Turner who got fame by struggling first in Nutbush, Tennessee, and then came a long way to become a rock 'n roll star. Aisha Jawando who is currently...

Steve Pemberton to perform in The Pillowman at the West End
Published Wed, 4 March 2020

Steve Pemberton will play the character of Tupolski in the revival of The Pillowman at the West End. The play is written by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh and was premiered in 2003 at the National Theatre. David Tennant and Jim Broadbent performed then in The Pillowman and the play won the...

Come From Away to run for some more time at the West End
Published Mon, 2 March 2020

Mark Shenton said about this Canadian musical, “it's a show with an impact that’s difficult to describe: it feels like it creeps up on you unawares, before flooring you with emotion.” Come From Away after spending one heck of a successful year at the West End’s Phoenix...

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has a new cast in the West End
Published Fri, 28 February 2020

Katy Brand and Rufus Hound will join the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie next month, it has been announced. Year 2020 is a very happening year for the musical because the production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is on a tour of UK and a big motion picture of it, is all set...

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story in the West End soon
Published Thu, 27 February 2020

A new Bio-musical about the iconic singer Bob Marley is all set to be run in the West End’s Lyric Theatre. The title of the show is Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story and it will begin previews on 6 February 2021 at the Lyric Theatre. This musical is a tribute to the legend on his 76th...

Be More Chill to extend running in London until June 2020
Published Tue, 25 February 2020

Be More Chill premiered at the Other Palace on February 18. The London production of the musical has extended the run for six more weeks till 14 June, which will make it the longest running show in the long history of theatre. Be More Chill is the story of a teenager Jeremy Heere,  who tries...

Anne-Marie Duff coming back to the Almeida Theatre
Published Mon, 24 February 2020

Anne-Marie Duff will be starring in the world premiere of The House Of Shades, written by Beth Steel. The family drama is basically set in constantly developing outlook in working-class Britain. Blanche McIntyre will be directing The House of Shades which is set over the fifty years of the lives...

To Kill a Mockingbird for two more months in the West End
Published Fri, 21 February 2020

Rhys Ifans starrer To Kill a Mockingbird will extend running at the West End for two more months, it has been announced. To Kill a Mockingbird by Aaron Sorkin is a smash hit in Broadway and a much anticipated play in the West End. After earning 9 Tonay Awards nominations and coming away with the...

Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel extend run in Waitress for two weeks in the West End
Published Wed, 19 February 2020

Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel will perform the lead roles for two more weeks in Waitress at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre. Sara Bareilles who is also the composer and lyricist of Waitress Musical and a Grammy Award Winner, made her debut as a role of Jenna in Waitress at the West End in...

Carrie Hope Fletcher coming to the West End as Cinderella
Published Mon, 17 February 2020

Carrie Hope, who has already performed in Marry Poppins, The Addams Family and Heather, will now play the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cinderella which is now in a new version of a musical. Carrie Hope Fletcher has played the role already in workshop performances at the Other...

Sharon D., Juliet Stevenson and Andrew Scott bag 2019 Awards
Published Fri, 14 February 2020

The 2019 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards were held at the West End’s Prince Of Wales Theatre on11th February 2020, in which the Best New Play Award is won by A Very Expensive Poison and theBest New Musical Award is won by Come From Away.The Best Actress Award is given to Juliet...

The Shark is Broken, all set to be transferred in the West End this May
Published Mon, 10 February 2020

Thlion kinge Shark is Broken starring Ian Shaw in the role of his father Robert Shaw is coming to the West End’s Ambassador Theatre on 11th May till 18th July. The play is written by Joseph Nixon and Ian Shaw who is the son of Jaws star Robert Shaw. The play was premiered in 2019 at the...

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery bidding farewell to the West End soon!!
Published Tue, 4 February 2020

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery by Mischief Theatre is winding up its journey in the West End this May, it has been announced. After running successfully for three years at the Duchess Theatre, the final performance of the show will be on Sunday 3rd May.The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a sequel...

Matthew Warchus directed Matilda, returns to the big screen
Published Fri, 31 January 2020

Matilda The Musical is adapted by Dennis Kelly from the 1988 iconic children book of the same name by Roald Dahl. Matthew Warchus who won the Olivier Award for the direction of Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre is all set to direct another film of this classic story written by Roald...

New cast announced for The Woman In Black
Published Thu, 30 January 2020

The cast for the second longest running play in the West End, The Woman In Black has been announced. Thirty triumphant years of The Woman In Black and this horror play still gives goose bumps to audience at the Fortune Theatre. The Woman In Black is about the terrifying story of Arthur Kipps who...

Only Fools and Horses The Musical prolongs running in the West End
Published Mon, 27 January 2020

It has been announced that Only Fools and Horses The Musical continues running at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. With book, lyrics and music by  Paul Whitehouse and  Jim Sullivan (Additional music by Late John Sullivan and Chas Hodges), Only fools And Horses is based on 1981 BBC’s...

West End Flea Market coming back in 2020
Published Fri, 24 January 2020

The mega event is coming back in the West End to raise funds for 14 member charities which specifically focus on fulfilling the emotional and financial needs of theatre workers whenever they need. According to announcement, Acting for Others' West End Flea Market is coming back this summer. The...

Six the Musical continues running in the West End till 2021
Published Wed, 22 January 2020

It has been recently announced that Six the Musical will continue its run in the West End till 31 January 2021.  The six wives of Henry VIII celebrate the first birthday in the West End’s Art Theatre. Six the Musical is the modern narration about the lives of the six queens of Henry...

The Prince Of Egypt is all ready to premier from 5th February
Published Mon, 20 January 2020

The Prince Of Egypt is all ready to premier in the West End’s Dominion Theatre from 5th February. The Prince Of Egypt is a musical based on the1998 animated film of the same name by DreamWorks Animation. The musical portrays the life of Moses right from his childhood, his youth as a prince...

Nick Afoa performing as Simba in The Lion King’s UK tour
Published Fri, 17 January 2020

Nick Afoa can be seen in the leading role at the Edinburgh Playhouse currently.  It has been announced that Nick Afoa will be part of the UK tour from 30 April, playing the role of Simba. After giving his stage debut in the Australian production in 2013, Nick Afoa is part of the West End...

Brian Conley and Louise Redknapp performing again in the West End’s 9 to 5 The Musical
Published Wed, 15 January 2020

Redknapp and Brian Conley are coming back to 9 to 5 The Musical according to the reliable sources. Savoy Theatre will welcome both the artists to perform where the show is running currently. Based on the 1980 film 9-5, music and lyrics are by super Dolly Parton and a book by screen-writer Patricia...

Cinderella is arriving at the West End this summer
Published Tue, 14 January 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Cinderella will begin its run in September 2020 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The musical adaptation of the iconic fairy-tale Cinderella will be premiered at the West End, after the final performance of School Of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 1 March...

Full Cast of The Pretty Woman Announced for the West End Premiere
Published Fri, 10 January 2020

Pretty Woman musical is based on the 1990s blockbuster of the same name starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Directed by Garry Marshall and written by J.F Lawton, the romantic comedy won the hearts of million people overnight all across the globe. The film turned out to be the highest grossing...

Marry Poppins, not going anywhere for long  
Published Mon, 6 January 2020

The beloved flying Nanny is staying in the West End’s Prince Edward Theatre till July 2020 as per the announcement. Mary Poppins is the sparkling fusion of children’s book by P.L.Travers and the 1964 Disney film of the same title. Sarah Crompton said in her four-star review that "it's...

Good News For Come From Away Fans
Published Thu, 12 December 2019

The celebrated musical Come From Away has been declared to continue running  and stealing the hearts of theatregoers in West End’s Phoenix Theatre till 23 May 2020. The show has already been talk of the town due to its unique plot and extraordinary music. Winner of Tony and Olivier...

West End’s Wicked To Welcome Nicholas McLean as ‘Boq’
Published Mon, 4 November 2019

Nicholas McLean made his West End debut in the Book Of Mormon and currently playing the role of ‘Gary Coleman’ in Avenue Q. The talented artist took his theatre training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and all set to play the role of ‘Boq’ in West End’s stupendous...

Do not miss the chance of involuntary giggles; do not miss The Book Of Mormon
Published Wed, 30 October 2019

Trey Park and Matt Stone created another masterpiece, The Book Of Mormon, after making the famous animated comedy, South Park. A nine time Tony Award winner show which is now celebrating  over six years in the West End. The crazy and hilarious musical is an out and out comedy and a light...

Matilda The Musical, A Multi Award Winning Show
Published Thu, 24 October 2019

Dennis Kelly adapted, Matilda The Musical from 1988 popular children’s book of the same name written by the well-known author Roald Dahl. The efforts behind pleasing the audience with excellent music and lyrics are by Tim Minchin. This dark comedy narrates the life of Matilda, a five year old...

Mamma Mia! will keep entertaining till next year in the West End
Published Wed, 23 October 2019

Anyone who knows about everlasting music knows about Mamma Mia! a world class musical. Yes, we are talking about the most favourite show of over 65 million people across six continents since it first opened in 1999.  With the remarkable music and lyrics by ABBA’s Beny Andersson and Bjorn...

Award-winning Peter Andre to guest star in ‘Thriller Live’ in the West End for two weeks
Published Wed, 23 October 2019

A year after he stopped the show with a mid-song standing ovation at Thriller Live’s 4,000th West End performance, producers today announce that award-winning Peter Andre is to guest star in Thriller Live for a strictly limited two-weekseason in December. Peter will headline at the Lyric...

The Phantom Of The Opera, A Musical Fantasy
Published Fri, 18 October 2019

The Phantom Of The Opera has a history of conquering the hearts of 0ver 100 Million people all over the world. The show has the credit of being one of the highest grossing musicals of all time. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fascinating musical maintains its charm for the audience in the original form...

Make This Halloween Unforgettable With Thriller Live
Published Thu, 17 October 2019

Eleven years of exquisite journey in the West End’s Lyric Theatre, Thriller Live has been melting the hearts of spectators triumphantly. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson made his existence eternal through the remarkable music he created for his fans all over the world. Thriller Live pays...

Celebrate This Christmastime With White Christmas In The West End
Published Mon, 14 October 2019

White Christmas is returning to the West End from the Leicester Curve to make this festive season more special.  Irving Berlin’s phenomenal musical, with book by David Ives and Paul Blake, is going to delight everyone, regardless of the age, at London’s Dominion Theatre on 15...

Shoreditch Town Hall declared the names of year 2020’s amazing shows
Published Fri, 11 October 2019

The ClaimThe show returns to Shoreditch Town Hall after running successfully at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Roundabout Paines Plough. Written by Tim Cowbury and directed by Mark Maughan the play explores the difficulties and challenges of those seeking refuge in UK. The show will be...

Pretty Woman: The Musical, Bringing Romance To West End
Published Fri, 11 October 2019

Pretty woman is all set to warm the hearts of the audience this Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2020 at Piccadilly Theatre. The musical comedy is based on 1990 Block Buster of the same name starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Directed by Garry Marshall and written by J.F Lawton the...

West End’s Waitress Has a New Becky
Published Wed, 9 October 2019

Sandra Marvin enters the diner as new Becky.  The actress has been approached to play the role of new Becky in Waitress in the West End. The first performance of the Marvin is scheduled on 17 October.  Sandra Marvin got acclaimed for her roles in Committee and Emmerdale, will replace...

Cinderella coming to Trafalgar Studios this XMAS!
Published Tue, 8 October 2019

Cinderella is coming to West End this Christmas and the Drag queen will dazzle Trafalgar Studios through her performance. Along with other Drag artists, Ophelia Love(Ugly Sister), Veronica Green(Ugly sister) Holly Stars(Buttons), Baby(Cinderella) and Kemah Bob,(Prince), the challenging role of...

Farewell these splendid shows in style, this October
Published Mon, 7 October 2019

No matter how endearing and fascinating a show is, you have to say good bye to it. But there is still time to grab theatre tickets and enjoy the following shows this month. Fame The MusicalThis brilliant production is about the students at the High School of Performing Arts in New York, and...

Disney’s The Lion King bringing an awe inspiring Red Carpet Performance
Published Fri, 4 October 2019

Disney’s Lion king is all set to celebrate 20 years of smashing success on West End. An out and out cherished musical all over the world, The Lion King is not only the best-selling stage production of West End but also the sixth longest running world class musical. On Saturday, 19th October...

Jon brittain's superb, olivier winning play about gender and love transfers to the west end
Published 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...

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

ADRIAN SCARBOROUGH AND GAWN GRAINGER JOIN DAVID TENNANT IN D O N J U A N I N S O H O
Published 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 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 ND STREET
Published 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 LONDON COLISEUM
Published 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 & Wanting a Sleeping Ovation
Published 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 tonight, Friday October 7th
Published 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 WEST END CAST
Published 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 2017
Published 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 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 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 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 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 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 2016
Published 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Steps
Published 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 Vaudeville Theatre
Published 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...