London Theatre News

search
or call us on 0845 505 8500

Book London Theatre Tickets

 

News for April 2011 RSS feed

BLOG : London theatre lovers

Thursday 28 April 2011

MORE GIRL POWER FOR SPICE GIRLS MUSICAL!

Viva Forever Thursday 28 April 2011

Renowned director Marianne Elliott jumps onboard the Viva Forever bandwagon.

BLOG : London Theatres What's On

Wednesday 27 April 2011

SIMON CALLOW IS BEING SHAKESPEARE

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Simon Callow brings to life the real man in this one-man show, Being Shakespeare on at the Trafalgar Studios from 15th June to 23rd July.

BLOG : Discount theatre tickets

Tuesday 26 April 2011

BLOG : Latest Theatre Deals

Thursday 21 April 2011

MEET STEPHEN MANGAN AT THE ARTS THEATRE

Wednesday 20 April 2011

  Starting on 19th May, the Arts Theatre are introducing a new series, Face to Face at the Arts - monthly exclusive interviews with Fiona Lindsay talking to leading show business names.  Alistair McGowan, Alison Steadman and Sir Michael Parkinson are amongst the confirmed guests for future dates.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE TRACIE BENNETT IN WEST END HIT END OF THE RAINBOW

Tuesday 19 April 2011

After a record breaking run at the Trafalgar Studios, Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow must end on 21 May prior to a UK tour and US opening at the Guthrie, Minneapolis on 18 January 2012. The production will then transfer to Broadway, further details to be announced shortly.

CLYBOURNE PARK AWARDED 2011 PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA

Clybourne Park Tuesday 19 April 2011

Bruce Norris' much-lauded play CLYBOURNE PARK, currently performing at the Wyndhams Theatre adds another prestigious award to its tally.

MICHAEL SHEEN STARS IN THE PASSION - CATCH HIM IN PORT TALBOT THIS WEEKEND!

Tuesday 19 April 2011

MICHAEL SHEEN returns to his home town this Easter weekend to lead an epic contemporary revival of the town's community PASSION play. Inspired by a year of story-gathering, poet OWEN SHEERS will give voice to the town's tales of redemption, return, and faith in a three-day Easter event with the whole of Port Talbot as cast, crew and set.

MATTHEW BOURNE LAUNCHES CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD

Monday 18 April 2011

To mark his 50th birthday, artistic director Matthew Bourne and his company New Adventures will be launching a brand new choreography award for gifted performers.

ROYAL WEDDING WEEKEND - A LIST OF WHATS ON IN LONDON

London Eye Monday 18 April 2011

The upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton are due to take the whole of the country, but particularly London, by storm at the end of this month.  Jam-pack your day of celebrations with the best London has to offer.

Gossip: Christina Aguilera to make West End Debut?

Friday 15 April 2011

Rumours are circulating that singing sensation Christina Aguilera is in discussions to make her West End debut later this year. The Burlesque star was at one point allegedly in the running as a judge on the US X Factor, but instead she now fronts new US hit show The Voice, which searches for the next new American singing sensation with a focus on vocal prowess.  Aguilera is one of the show's judges and coaches alongside Maroon 5's Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green and country artist Blake Shelton.

WEST END TRANSFER FOR LEND ME A TENOR: THE MUSICAL

Thursday 14 April 2011

The hit musical Lend Me A Tenor: The Musical has received a West End transfer to the Gielgud Theatre with previews from 2nd June, offically opening on 15th June to 19th November.

BETTY BLUE EYES RECEIVES 4 STAR REVIEWS

Thursday 14 April 2011

Betty Blue Eyes starring Sarah Lancashire and Reece Shearsmith opened officially last night at the Novello Theatre after previews and the critics say that Cameron Mackintosh has produced a winner.  Here are the reviews from the press:

BLOG : Book Opera Phantom Ticket

Wednesday 13 April 2011

THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL

The Lion King Wednesday 13 April 2011

Stars and future stars celebrated in the West End last Sunday at The Criterion Theatre, normally home to The 39 Steps in a musical extravaganza devoted to celebrating the best of British musicals past and present and the contribution by UK composers.  The fund raising concert was hosted by Stephen Fry and featured an array of stars who came out in support of Perfect Pitch.  

POTTED POTTER CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY

Potted Potter Wednesday 13 April 2011

Olivier award nominees Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner take their broomstickets and apparate onto the Garrick Theatre stage this summer for a limited West End run from 18th to 29th August of their first show, Potted Potter.

SKY 3D TO SCREEN MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE AS BBC SIGNS DEAL WITH ROH

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is to be broadcast as a special presentation on Sky 3D. The Sadler's Wells favourite which premiered in 1995 will be filmed at the venue for a broadcast later this year. Meanwhile, the BBC has announced a new joint venture to screen content by the Royal Opera House.  

RYAN COLLINSON BECOMES THE TWENTY-SIXTH BOY TO PLAY BILLY ELLIOT IN THE WEST END

Billy Elliot Wednesday 13 April 2011

Today, 13 April 2011, twelve year old Ryan Collinson from Southport, becomes the twenty-sixth boy to play the title role in the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical.  The internationally award-winning show, which opened a the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2005, has been seen by over 6 million people worldwide, including 3 million in the West End.  Ryan becomes the 56th boy to play Billy Elliot worldwide since Jamie Bell in the award-winning film.

NEW BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL CAST ANNOUNCED

Billy Elliot Wednesday 13 April 2011

New Billy Elliot cast details announced!

TICKET OFFER: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL!

Billy Elliot Wednesday 13 April 2011

BLOG : Landmark Famous In London

Tuesday 12 April 2011

TONY AWARD WINNER PAULO SZOT IN SOUTH PACIFIC

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Paulo Szot is set to take to the stage again for his Tony-winning performance as Emile de Becque in the London transfer of Bartlett Sher's production of South Pacific, which begins performances at London's Barbican Theatre from 15th August for a run through to 1st October, prior to a U.K. national tour. He will be joined by Samantha Womack, previously known as Samantha Janus, as Nellie Forbush.

BLOG : Producer theatre tickets

Monday 11 April 2011

GOSSIP: NEW MUSICAL THE HAPPY HOOKER TO HIT BROADWAY?

Jersey Boys Monday 11 April 2011

A musical adaptation of 1970s escort Xaviera Hollander's memoir "The Happy Hooker" looks set to play on Broadway.

SIMON WARD JOINS PYGMALION

Pygmalion Friday 08 April 2011

Simon Ward will be part of the cast of Bernard Shaw’s classic Pygmalion, which opens at the West End's Garrick Theatre on 25 May 2011 (previews from 12 May).

DIGGY-LOO DIGGY-LEY A-BA-NI-BI LA LA LA!

Legally Blonde Thursday 07 April 2011

Gabby Roslin hosts West End Eurovison charity event.

GOSSIP: KYLIE TAKES A NIGHT OFF

Thursday 07 April 2011

Kylie Minogue joined her friend and stylist William Baker as guest of honour last night in a show of support for his new show in the West End, burlesque style show The Hurly Burly Show on at the Garrick Theatre  until 1st May.

GHOST THE MUSICAL AND STAND UP TO CANCER ANNOUNCE NEW COLLABORATION

Wednesday 06 April 2011

Led by artist and musician Dave Stewart, Ghost The Musical and the charity Stand Up To Cancer today announce a new collaboration.  Stewart, whose latest project Ghost The Musical will have its world premiere in the UK this Spring, is a long standing ambassador for the international grassroots charitable movement Stand Up To Cancer.   The new single will be the first-ever theatrical single to benefit cancer research.   

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE TRANSFERS MIKE LEIGH'S ECSTASY TO THE WEST END

Wednesday 06 April 2011

After selling out before opening, and receiving an oustanding critical reception at the Hampstead Theatre, Mike Leigh's new production of his 1979 play Ecstasy will transfer to The Duchess Theatre on April 12 for 50 performances only.

CASTING UPDATE FOR JOSIE ROURKE’S PRODUCTION OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Much Ado About Nothing Wednesday 06 April 2011

  Full casting is announced for Josie Rourke’s new production of William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing. 

"THEY'RE NOT RUSSIAN, THEY DON'T FLY AND THEY ARE NOT BROTHERS!"

Tuesday 05 April 2011

Direct from Broadway for a strictly limited season, The Flying Karamazov Brothers are in the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre from 9th June to 10th September.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET EXTENDS

Tuesday 05 April 2011

West End musical Million Dollar Quartet has extended its booking period at the Noel Coward Theatre and is now selling tickets through to 28 April 2012.

KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS, DOUGLAS HENSHALL AND BEN MILES IN HAROLD PINTER’S BETRAYAL

Tuesday 05 April 2011

Tickets go on sale today (5 April 2011) for Ian Rickson’s new production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall and Ben Miles.  Betrayal, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, will have its first preview at the Comedy Theatre on 27 May 2011 with press night on 16 June and is booking until 20 August 2011.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE IAN RICKSON'S PRODUCTION OF LILLIAN HELLMAN'S THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

Tuesday 05 April 2011

Ian Rickson’s production of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour will complete its run at the Comedy Theatre on 7 May 2011 after two extensions to the West End run.

GOSSIP - WILL FROM GLEE IN SOUTH PACIFIC?

Monday 04 April 2011

So far no casting announcements have been made for the Lincoln Centre production of South Pacific showing at the Barbican from 15th August to 1st October, but rumours are swirling that Glee star Matthew Morrison will soon be announced for the London dates of South Pacific.

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD AND RALPH FIENNES IN WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S THE TEMPEST

Friday 01 April 2011

THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET COMPANY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR TREVOR NUNN TO DIRECT SAMUEL BARNETT, JAMIE PARKER AND TIM CURRY IN TOM STOPPARD’S ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD AND RALPH FIENNES IN WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S THE TEMPEST, AS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION FLARE PATH IS EXTENDED UNTIL 11 JUNE

GOSSIP! JAMES MCAVOY FURIOUS AT SNORING CRITIC

Cause Célèbre Friday 01 April 2011

Scandal at the opening night of Cause Célèbre as a critic snores loudly throughout the play...

Why book London theatre tickets with us?

London Theatre Direct

London Theatre Direct

London Theatre Direct Ltd is an official London Theatre ticket agency. We hold ticket allocations with or connect directly to all major venues. Book your London theatre tickets with confidence.

star

West End Certified

London Theatre Direct is a full member of STAR, (The Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) recognised by The Society Of London Theatre, Westminster Council, Office of Fair Trading and Visit London.

years

14 years in business

One of the first websites to sell London theatre tickets online, LondonTheatreDirect.com offers the ability to book theatre tickets quickly, safely and securely. Join thousands of customers who have booked tickets with us!