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BACKBEAT CLOSES EARLY TO MAKE WAY FOR ALL NEW PEOPLE

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Having announced yesterday the opening of new play All New People starring Zach Braff at the Duke of Yorks Theatre from 22nd February, the producers for Beatles biopic Backbeat have announced that the last show in it's West End run will take place on 18th February.

THEATRE GIFT VOUCHERS - THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT

Wednesday 30 November 2011

TAKE THE HASSLE OUT OF CHRISTMAS AND BUY THEATRE GIFT VOUCHERSFOR YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, SPECIAL SOMEONE OR COLLEAGUES!

SIOBHAN DILLON AND MARK EVANS TO JOIN WEST END CAST OF GHOST THE MUSICAL

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Siobhan Dillon and Mark Evans are to join the cast of Ghost The Musical from 13th January to play Molly and Sam in Matthew Warchus’ stage musical version of the Academy Award® winning film. Ghost The Musical opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End in June this year where it has subsequently been playing to packed houses.

ZACH BRAFF STARS IN OWN PLAY ALL NEW PEOPLE

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Many people were surprised that Zach Braff didn't star in his self penned play All New People in New York, but he has decided to take on the star role to make his UK debut.  The play will hit the West End from 22nd February at the Duke Of Yorks Theatre for a 10 week run.

GOSSIP: FINDING NEVERLAND NEXT MOVIE TO STAGE MUSICAL IN WEST END?

Monday 28 November 2011

With the success of movie to stage musicals such as Ghost, now it is emerging that a contender for a new West End musical adaptation is Finding Neverland.  The film starred Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet in 2004 and led to a host of Oscar nominations inspiring producer Harvey Weinstein to start developing the project as a stage musical.  

TICKET OFFER: THE SNOWMAN

Monday 28 November 2011

The enchanting stage version of Raymond Briggs' much-loved book continues to delight children as it returns to Sadler's Wells in the West End – the Peacock Theatre – for its 14th hit year.

DRIVING MISS DAISY SMASHES ALL PREVIOUS RECORDS COLLECTING MONEY FOR CHARITY ACTING FOR OTHERS

Monday 28 November 2011

Cast members, Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines encouraged audiences attending the Wyndhams Theatre for Driving Miss Daisy  to donate £13, 847.89, the largest collection that charity Acting For Others has received since the collections were initiated in 2003.

BEST ACTRESS WINNER SHERIDAN SMITH ATTENDS MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Matilda The Musical Friday 25 November 2011

Recently the winner of the Best Actress Award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her role in Flare Path, Sheridan Smith has shown she is a bonafide theatre star since taking to the stage and winning numerous awards for the lead role in Legally Blonde The Musical.  Last night she took a night off and was in the audience for the press night of Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre.

JACKIE MASON IN UK FOR FAREWELL TOUR WITH NEW SHOW FEARLESS!

Thursday 24 November 2011

US comedian Jackie Mason is saying goodbye to the UK next year when he bows out with his show Fearless! at the Wyndhams Theatre from 13th February to 17th March.

VIDEO: SHARON GLESS STARS IN A ROUND HEELED WOMAN

Thursday 24 November 2011

Take a feisty, funny and unforgettable journey of love, sex, heartache and laughter in A ROUND-HEELED WOMAN. Multi-award-winning actress SHARON GLESS (Cagney & Lacey, Queer as Folk, Burn Notice) stars in this sparkling adaptation of Jane Juska’s best-selling novel. It chronicles the real-life adventures she experienced after placing a rather unusual ad in the New York Review of Books

VIDEO: TOP HAT AT THE ALDWYCH THEATRE

Top Hat Thursday 24 November 2011

It’s time to ‘put on your top hat and brush off your tails’ - watch an exclusive trailer of TOP HAT at the Aldwych Theatre

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Thursday 24 November 2011

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TWITTER: OUR FOLLOWERS WANT MISS SAIGON BACK IN THE WEST END!

Thursday 24 November 2011

A poll by London Theatre Direct shows an audience is ready and waiting for the return of the Boublil and Schönberg musical MISS SAIGON, with Gareth Gates a popular choice for lead.

RSC TRANSFERS PLAYS TO THE NOEL COWARD THEATRE

Hay Fever Wednesday 23 November 2011

The Royal Shakespeare Company are planning on a West End transfer for it's productions of Julias Ceasar and Much Ado About Nothing to the Noel Coward Theatre after their runs in Stratford.  

VIDEO: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERSEY BOYS!

Jersey Boys Tuesday 22 November 2011

Jersey Boys celebrates 3 fantastic years in London

THE MOUSETRAP CELEBRATES 60 YEARS!

Mousetrap Tuesday 22 November 2011

The Mousetrap 60 Years and Still Going Strong at the St Martin's Theatre

WINNERS LIST FOR THE 57TH LONDON EVENING STANDARD TEHATRE AWARDS 2011

Matilda The Musical Tuesday 22 November 2011

In a star studded ceremony celebrating the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Savoy Hotel in London's West End the award's recipients were:

WICKED VOTED LONDON’S ‘BEST NIGHT OUT’ AT THE 2011 EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARDS

Wicked Tuesday 22 November 2011

Wicked, the smash hit musical that recently welcomed its 4 millionth theatregoer to the Apollo Victoria Theatre, is honoured to have been named ‘Best Night Out’ at the prestigious Evening Standard Theatre Awards, presented on 20th November at a star-studded ceremony at The Savoy in London.

VIDEO: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN AT HAROLD PINTER THEATRE

Thursday 17 November 2011

 Watch an exclusive clip of Death and the Maiden at Harold Pinter theatre

TICKET OFFER FOR DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

Thursday 17 November 2011

Take advantage of a super offer of cheap tickets to see Death And The Maiden at the Harold Pinter Theatre which is now ending on 31st December.

INDHU RUBASINGHAM APPOINTED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE TRICYCLE THEATRE

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Indhu Rubasingham will take up the position of Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre in May 2012, taking over from Nicolas Kent, who will have held the position for 28 years.

TICKET OFFER: A ROUND-HEELED WOMAN AT THE ALDWYCH THEATRE

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Multi-award-winning actress Sharon Gless (Cagney & Lacey, Queer as Folk, Burn Notice) stars in this sparkling adaptation of Jane Juska’s best-selling novel.

TOM CHAMBERS AND SUMMER STRALLEN LEAD CAST IN TOP HAT

Top Hat Monday 14 November 2011

Following a 17 week UK tour and seventy seven years after its movie release, Top Hat will receive its West End stage premiere at the Aldwych Theatre previewing from 19 April, with press night on 9 May 2012.    Tickets are now on sale and Top Hat is currently booking at the Aldwych Theatre until 26 January 2013. 

NEW BILLY ELLIOT FOR WEST END PRODUCTION OF BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

Billy Elliot Monday 14 November 2011

Today, 14 November 2011, 12 year old Kaine Ward from Hertfordshire and 9 year old Macy Staisick from Darlington will join the new West End cast of Billy Elliot the Musical which is now in its seventh year at the Victoria Palace Theatre. 

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Thursday 10 November 2011

NEW CAST ANNOUNCED FOR SHREK THE MUSICAL

Shrek The Musical Thursday 10 November 2011

Current Shrek the Musical stars Nigel Lindsay and Nigel Harman will be bowing out on 27th February at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane to be replaced by Dean Chisnall and Neill McDermott respectively.

TICKET OFFER: SIMON CALLOW IN A CHRISTMAS CAROL AT THE ARTS THEATRE

A Christmas Carol Thursday 10 November 2011

EXCLUSIVE TICKET OFFER FOR CHRISTMAS WITH CALLOW!

EVENING STANDARD AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Tuesday 08 November 2011

 See the list of nominees of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards

WIN TICKETS TO SEE CHICAGO AT THE GARRICK STARRING UGLY BETTY'S AMERICA FERRERA!

Chicago Tuesday 08 November 2011

Win tickets to see Ugly Betty star America Ferrera and Darius Campbell in Chicago at the Garrick Theatre

A ROUND-HEELED WOMAN STARRING SHARON GLESS TRANSFERS TO ALDWYCH THEATRE

Tuesday 08 November 2011

Following the early closure of Cool Hand Luke, the Riverside Studios production of A Round-Heeled Woman will transfer to the Aldwych Theatre from 24th November to 14th January, with Press Night on 30th November.

CHICAGO IS BACK!

Chicago Tuesday 08 November 2011

CHICAGO is back! London's sexiest musical re-opened at its brand new home the Garrick Theatre last night with its fresh new all star cast including Darius Campbell, Amra-Faye Wright and former Ugly Betty star America Ferrera.

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Monday 07 November 2011

MICHAEL BALL AND IMELDA STAUNTON STARRING IN SWEENEY TODD AT THE ADELPHI

Sweeney Todd Monday 07 November 2011

With amazing reviews and and a glowing endorsement from show creator, Stephen Sondheim the Chichester Festival production of Sweeney Todd will make it's West End debut from 10th March at the Adelphi Theatre.

FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR BIJAN SHEIBANI’S PRODUCTION OF FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA’S THE HOUSE OF BERNA

Monday 07 November 2011

Bijan Sheibani will direct Federico García Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba running at the Almeida Theatre from 19 January – 10 March 2012, with press night on 26 January at 7pm.

SPOTLIGHT: TYNE DALY STAR OF MASTER CLASS AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATRE

Monday 07 November 2011

Tyne Daly, best remembered for her multiple award-winning turn as one half of cult female detective duo Cagney And Lacey, will portray Greek diva Maria Callas at the Vaudeville Theatre.

MATTHEW BOURNE TO PREMIERE NEW SLEEPING BEAUTY NEXT YEAR AT SALDERS WELLS

Monday 07 November 2011

Choreographer Matthew Bourne and his company New Adventures will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year and it has just been reported that he will finish the year long celebrations with his own version of Sleeping Beauty which will be ready for Christmas 2012.

SPOTLIGHT: MATILDA THE MUSICAL AT THE CAMBRIDGE THEATRE

Matilda The Musical Monday 07 November 2011

Following a sensational sell-out season at The Courtyard Theatre, the RSC's production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL transfers to London's West End at the Cambridge Theatre.

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Sunday 06 November 2011

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Friday 04 November 2011

MASTER CLASS STARRING TYNE DALY TO OPEN AT VAUDEVILLE THEATRE

Friday 04 November 2011

TYNE DALY TO REPRISE HER CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BROADWAY ROLE AS MARIA CALLAS  IN WEST END TRANSFER OF TERRENCE MCNALLY’S MASTER CLASS  AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATRE

TICKET OFFER: CHICAGO AT THE GARRICK THEATRE

Chicago Friday 04 November 2011

Exclusive ticket offer on CHICAGO at London's Garrick Theatre starring America Ferrera and Darius Campbell!

HORRIBLE HISTORIES-BARMY BRITAIN AT THE GARRICK THEATRE

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Friday 04 November 2011

Set in loathsome London, the Birmingham Stage Compnay proudly present the world premiere of Horrible Histories-Barmy Britain at the Garrick Theatre from 14th February to 1st September 2012 during the day with Chicago on stage in the eveing.  

VIDEO: BACKBEAT, THE BEATLES MUSICAL AT DUKE OF YORKS THEATRE

Friday 04 November 2011

Backbeat is now open at London's Duke of York's Theatre! Watch the official sneak peak of the fantsatic production...

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Thursday 03 November 2011

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Thursday 03 November 2011

POP STAR BRITNEY SPEARS SEES ROCK OF AGES

Rock Of Ages Wednesday 02 November 2011

The Rock of Ages musical on at the Shaftesbury Theatre had a superstar visitor last night in the shape of Britney Spears and her boyfriend/manager, Jason Trawick.

AMERICA FERRERA AND DARIUS CAMPBELL GET READY FOR LAUNCH OF CHICAGO

Chicago Tuesday 01 November 2011

With a week to go before opening night, the stars of Chicago opening on 7th November at the Garrick Theatre were out and about in London yesterday publicising the show.

NEW CAST FOR LONDON PRODUCTION OF WAR HORSE

War Horse Tuesday 01 November 2011

From 16 November 2011 a new cast of actors and puppeteers will join the National Theatre’s internationally award-winning production of War Horse at the New London Theatre. 

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