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VIDEO: Ben Miller in The Duck House At The Vaudeville Theatre

The Duck House Friday 29 November 2013

An exclusive sneak peak at The Duck House at the Vaudeville Theatre, starring BEN MILLER.

Mojo Extends All-Star West End Run At The Harold Pinter Theatre

Mojo Friday 29 November 2013

 It has been announced that Ian Rickson’s critically acclaimed West End revival of Jez Butterworth’s MOJO has extended its West End run at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Angela Lansbury returns to the West End to star in Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre

Blithe Spirit Friday 29 November 2013

It has been announced that Angela Lansbury will return to the West End for the first time in nearly 40 years. The star will reunite with acclaimed director Michael Blakemore to reprise her Tony award-winning Broadway performance as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit.

Review: In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play at the St James Theatre

In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play Tuesday 26 November 2013

A show called ‘The Vibrator Play’ is guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows. However, there is more to Sarah Ruhl's play than first meets the eye.

Cast Announced For Miss Saigon at Prince Edward Theatre

Miss Saigon Tuesday 26 November 2013

The new Miss Saigon company is from the UK, Australia, Holland, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and USA 

Interview: One Man Two Guvnors' Owain Arthur: "It Feels Like I've Come Home"

One Man, Two Guvnors Friday 22 November 2013

Owain Arthur chats to London Theatre Direct’s Andrew Tomlins about how it feels to be back in the West End production of One Man, Two Guvnors, picking on Gok Wan during the show’s recent gala performance and whether he has noticed any similarities between himself and Francis.

Review: Eric and Little Ern at the Vaudeville Theatre ★★★☆☆

Eric and Little Ern Friday 22 November 2013

Direct from Edinburgh, Eric and Little Ern has opened at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre for a limited eight week run. The production stars Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel who have also created the show.

Almeida Theatre’s Ghosts Confirms West End Transfer To Trafalgar Studios

Ghosts Thursday 21 November 2013

The Almeida Theatre has confirmed that its production of Ibsen’s Ghosts, adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios. The production will begin performances on Tuesday 17th December and runs until Saturday 8th March 2014.

Review: Strangers On A Train at the Gielgud Theatre ★★★★☆

Strangers On A Train Thursday 21 November 2013

Our lovely theatre guru Amdrew Tomlins reviews Strangers On A Train at the Gielgud Theatre

Matilda The Musical Welcomes Its One Millionth Audience Member!

Matilda The Musical Wednesday 20 November 2013

Matilda The Musical welcomes Laura, the one millonth audience member! 

Theatre Blog Of The Month: The Beauty Of Theatre #BeautyOfTheatre

Wicked Tuesday 19 November 2013

November’s Theatre Blog Of The Month is ‘Theatre Therapy’ which is run by theatre fan Alison Willman. Alison has written an exclusive blog post for London Theatre Direct about the power of theatre and why it makes some of us more teary than others...

Review: “Goodbye Possums” Barry Humphries’ Brings His Farewell Tour To The London Palladium ★★★★☆

Eat Pray Laugh! Barry Humphries' Farewell Show Tuesday 19 November 2013

Andrew Tomlins reviews Barry Humphries' farewell show EAT, PRAY, LAUGH at the London Palladium.

The Bodyguard Extends Triumphant West End Run At The Adelphi Theatre To August 2014

The Bodyguard Monday 18 November 2013

The West End production of The Bodyguard has released over 300,000 tickets for sale and extended its West End run at the Adelphi Theatre to 30th August 2014.

Feature: The Evening Standard Theatre Awards - See The Winners On Stage #ESTheatreAwards

The Book of Mormon Monday 18 November 2013

Last night the winners of the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards were announced at the Savoy Theatre.

REVIEW: Twelve Angry Men At The Garrick Theatre ★★★★☆

Twelve Angry Men Friday 15 November 2013

London Theatre Direct's Andrew Tomlins reviews Twelve Angry Men At The Garrick Theatre

Wicked To Celebrate 3,000th West End Performance At The Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked Friday 15 November 2013

The West End production of Wicked will celebrate its 3,000th performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre tomorrow afternoon (16th November 2013 at 2.30pm).

The Top 20 Longest-Running Musicals In West End History #TopMusicals

Les Miserables Friday 15 November 2013

With the news that Wicked has reached it's 3000th performance, we present a list of the top 10 longest-running musicals in West End history.

Be The First To See The Eagerly Anticipated New Musical By Andrew Lloyd Webber!

Stephen Ward Wednesday 13 November 2013

1963. The Scandal That Shook Society. Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD the Musical. Performances from 3rd December. 

Matilda The Musical To Open BBC Children In Need This Friday 15th November

Matilda The Musical Wednesday 13 November 2013

The cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical will kick off the annual BBC Children in Need 2013 Appeal Night broadcast on Friday 15th November from 7:30pm on BBC One.

First French-Born Boy To Play Billy Elliot In London

Billy Elliot Wednesday 13 November 2013

Today,13 November 2013, 11 year old Bradley Perret from Juan les Pins, France will become the thirty-fifth boy to play Billy Elliot in the West End and the first French-born boy to play the title role.

Stage Adaptation Of Shakespeare In Love To Premiere At The Noel Coward Theatre Next Year

Shakespeare In Love Wednesday 13 November 2013

It has been confirmed that a stage adaptation of the 1998 Oscar-winning film Shakespeare In Love will premiere in the West End next summer.

Last Chance To See Henry Goodman's Performance Of A Lifetime In The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Tuesday 12 November 2013

The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui will end its run as scheduled at the Duchess Theatre on Saturday 7th December 2013. Following a hugely successful run at the Chichester Festival Theatre last year, the production transferred to the West End in September.

The Duck House: Hilarious New Comedy at the Vaudeville Theatre

The Duck House Tuesday 12 November 2013

The Duck House is set to take the Vaudeville Theatre by storm!

Celebrate Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary At The Garrick Theatre

Monday 11 November 2013

In celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, acclaimed comedian and Sony Gold nominee Toby Hadoke performs both of his Who-themed solo shows, Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf and My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver in a West End double bill for one night only on Sunday 17 November.

CBBC stars Dick and Dom to join Carley Stenson in Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre

Spamalot Friday 08 November 2013

It has been announced that CBBC’s Dick and Dom will make their West End musical theatre debuts by starring together on stage in Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre. They will play the roles of King Arthur and Patsy from 2nd December for six weeks over the Christmas and New Year festive period.

Review: Mrs Lowry And Son Brings Heart And Joy To Trafalgar Studios 2

Tuesday 05 November 2013

At the moment we are spoilt for choice when it comes to plays in London, but hidden away inside the smaller theatre at Trafalgar Studios is one of the most special shows I have seen for a while, Mrs Lowry and Son.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Breaks Box Office Records!

Tuesday 05 November 2013

SIX MONTHS AFTER ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE, ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, DIRECTED BY SAM MENDES, SETS A NEW WEST END THEATRE RECORD

Feature: 5 Shows You Can’t Miss This Month #5Shows

Wicked Tuesday 05 November 2013

With Christmas fast approaching November is a very busy and exciting time for theatreland. Lots of exciting new productions have recently opened while some of the long running shows have welcomed new casts giving them a new lease of life.

Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound And Katherine Kingsley To Star In Dirty Rotten Scoundrels At The Savoy

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Friday 01 November 2013

It has been announced that award-winning actor Robert Lindsay, comedian Rufus Hound and West End actress Katherine Kingsley will star in the West End premiere of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre from March 2014.

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