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After months and months of speculation it has finally been confirmed that that Imelda Staunton will star as Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent’s Chichester Festival Theatre production of Gypsy! Tickets are now on sale for the musical with performances beginning at the Savoy Theatre on 28th March 2015.

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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:01:52 GMT
Gypsy At The Savoy Theatre: It’ll Be Swell. It’ll Be Great. I Can Tell. Just You Wait! http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1581/Gypsy-At-The-Savoy-Theatre--It-ll-Be-Swell--It-ll-Be-Great--I-Can-Tell--Just-You-Wait-.aspx

Anybody who saw this sensational sell-out performance at Chichester will be squealing as much as I am at the hotly anticipated West End transfer of Gypsy. My absolute ‘Show Of The Year’ will be calling The Savoy Theatre its new home from March and I urge everyone to snap up their Gypsy tickets in what really will be a ‘not to be missed’ performance of 2015.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:10:53 GMT
Gypsy At The Savoy Theatre: Nice To Finally Meet You! http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1580/Gypsy-At-The-Savoy-Theatre--Nice-To-Finally-Meet-You-.aspx

Any new arrival in the West End is a big deal for a theatre fan, whether it’s a brand new show or a returning favourite. But today’s announcement that Gypsy will be coming to the Savoy Theatre for a limited run from March 2015 is more exciting than most.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:19:35 GMT
Everything's Coming Up Roses For Imelda Staunton http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1579/Everything-s-Coming-Up-Roses-For-Imelda-Staunton.aspx

With a transfer to the Savoy Theatre announced for Chichester Festival Theatre's Gypsy, I look forward to it's star, Imelda Staunton's much anticipated return to the West End. 

Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents follows the story of a typical stage Mother, Rose played by Staunton, trying to push a family act to be successful on the 1920s and 30s vaudeville circuit. 
With musical theatre classic standards such as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses' and 'Together Wherever We Go', Gypsy is tipped to be a sell out success when it transfers to the Savoy Theatre in March. 

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:26:34 GMT
Gypsy At The Savoy Theatre And Its Many Revivals http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1578/Gypsy-At-The-Savoy-Theatre-And-Its-Many-Revivals.aspx

As the news is released that the recent Chichester Festival Theatre production of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton is preparing itself for a limited run at the Savoy Theatre next year, I think it’s fair to say that this is as good a time as any to take a look back on the many incredible productions of one of my favourite musicals there has been, and the incredible talents who have taken on the role of Mamma Rose along the way...

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:17:13 GMT
#TicketTuesday winner Tom Yates reviews The Mikado! http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1577/-TicketTuesday-winner-Tom-Yates-reviews-The-Mikado-.aspx

Our recent #TicketTuesday winner Tom Yates went to see the revival of The Mikado currently playing at the Charing Cross Theatre.  Check out what he thought of the show!

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:15:25 GMT
Cats - On Its Way Back To The Top! http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1576/Cats---On-Its-Way-Back-To-The-Top-.aspx

In 1981 the idea of a musical about singing and dancing felines would have made even the sanest person sound crazy. Over three decades later the idea is still not very appealing to many.  How can nearly three hours of theatre with little to no storyline possibly keep an audience entertained? To this day I still don’t know the answer, yet Cats has landed back on its feet at the London Palladium providing a magical and unforgettable night at the theatre.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:25:19 GMT
Nicole Scherzinger Dazzles In Cats, Damian Lewis Returns To The West End + More! #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1575/Nicole-Scherzinger-Dazzles-In-Cats--Damian-Lewis-Returns-To-The-West-End---More---WestEndUpdate.aspx

After months of excitement, last night the West End revival of Cats officially opened at the London Palladium. Following the footsteps of musical theatre icon Elaine Paige is Nicole Scherzinger who makes her West End debut as Grizabella.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:47:30 GMT
Absolutely Paw-some: Cats at the London Palladium http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1574/Absolutely-Paw-some--Cats-at-the-London-Palladium.aspx

It is a rare thing for such a regular theatregoer like myself to get to experience something that is as magical as seeing a childhood favourite live on stage for the first time: considering I go to West End shows around four or five times a month, I’ve seen everything I’ve loved since I was too young to go to the theatre with anyone other than my Grandma. Cats is different though – Cats is a show that I have adored for as long as I can remember, but because it closed when I was only a mere two years old, I never got to see anything more than the 1998 filmed performance. However, this all changed on Monday night and tears of joy followed...

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:27:39 GMT
Review: A Spine Tingling Return To The West End for Cats! http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1573/Review--A-Spine-Tingling-Return-To-The-West-End-for-Cats-.aspx

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational hit has returned to the West End. Cats leaped onto the stage at the London Palladium on Saturday as the Jellicle cats meet for the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy decides which cat is worthy to be reborn, as they rise up to Heaviside Layer for a new Jellicle life.

 

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:46:00 GMT
Sgt. Pepper Returns To The Garrick Theatre 2015 http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1572/Sgt--Pepper-Returns-To-The-Garrick-Theatre-2015.aspx

International smash hit Let It Be has announced a return to the West End's Garrick Theatre in 2015

Let It Be, celebrating the music of The Beatles, will return to London’s West End in February, celebrating its third year in the West End. Due to overwhelming public demand, Let It Be will then launch its second national tour in October, opening in Manchester and visiting over 30 cities including Liverpool, Edinburgh, Bristol, Milton Keynes & Southampton.

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:25:11 GMT
New Cast Announced To Lead The Book Of Mormon http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1571/New-Cast-Announced-To-Lead-The-Book-Of-Mormon.aspx

From 2nd February 2015, the cast of the Olivier Award-winning The Book of Mormon will be led by Nic Rouleau as Elder Price and Brian Sears as Elder Cunningham, who join continuing cast members Alexia Khadime, Stephen Ashfield, Hugo Harold-Harrison, and Chris Jarman at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:50:58 GMT
10 Shows You MUST See in 2015 http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1570/10-Shows-You-MUST-See-in-2015.aspx

With Christmas just round the corner and this weekend set to be the busiest shopping day of the year, you can beat the crowds and gift the joy of theatre to those you love this Christmas, there really is a show for everyone. So swap those socks for Shaw, the scarf for High Society and for the boys who never grow up there’s J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:27:20 GMT
Feature: What’s New In The West End… http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1569/Feature--What-s-New-In-The-West-End-.aspx

So many shows have opened in the West End over the past few months leaving us spoilt for choice! Here is a little round-up of what has opened and what you should be booking tickets to over the coming weeks…

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:10:53 GMT
Review: Just Exactly When Did I Sign that Jersey Contract? http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1568/Review--Just-Exactly-When-Did-I-Sign-that-Jersey-Contract-.aspx

I've been very lucky in the last week to have seen three very diverse shows. When I was sat in Jersey Boys for the ?? time it made me question? What is it about this particular show that keeps me returning? In fact it is rare that I leave the theatre without having booked Jersey Boys tickets for my return visit.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:14:59 GMT
First Glimpse Of Katie Brayben In Beautiful, Scottsboro Boys & Sunny Afternoon Up For Award + More! #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1567/First-Glimpse-Of-Katie-Brayben-In-Beautiful--Scottsboro-Boys---Sunny-Afternoon-Up-For-Award---More---WestEndUpdate.aspx

As if the West End premiere of Beautiful – the Carole King Musical couldn’t be any more exciting, the first image of Katie Brayben as Carole King has been released (see below)! Brayben, who is currently appearing in King Charles III, will soon begin rehearsals for Beautiful which begins previews at the Aldwych Theatre on 10th February 2015.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:03:15 GMT
Full Casting Announced For West End Transfer Of The Nether http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1566/Full-Casting-Announced-For-West-End-Transfer-Of-The-Nether.aspx

The full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed play The Nether at the Duke Of York's Theatre.

The Nether tickets available now!

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:21:47 GMT
Made In Dagenham: The New Hottest Ticket In Town http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1565/Made-In-Dagenham--The-New-Hottest-Ticket-In-Town.aspx

I've been waiting for Made in Dagenham The Musical to open at the Adelphi Theatre for a very long time now, and because Made In Dagenham is my all time favourite non-musical movie as well, I've been waiting with very high hopes. So, as soon as ticket sales opened up, I booked to go to the first Saturday evening after the official opening (I hate previews) to finally quench my thirst for the show, and was pleasantly very satisfied!

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:56:52 GMT
New Urinetown Cast Announced - Last Chance To See Jenna Russell, Simon Paisley Day And Mark Elliott! http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1564/New-Urinetown-Cast-Announced---Last-Chance-To-See-Jenna-Russell--Simon-Paisley-Day-And-Mark-Elliott-.aspx

Renowned comedian Phill Jupitus (Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI, Hairspray, Monty Python’s Spamalot) will join the cast of Jamie Lloyd’s ground breaking, splash hit production of Urinetown The Musical from 1 December 2014. Coinciding with this announcement, it will also be the last chance to see Jenna Russell, Simon Paisley Day and Marc Elliott, in their critically acclaimed roles; Penelope Pennywise, Caldwell B. Cladwell and Mr. McQueen respectively, who have their final performance on 29 November.

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:27:57 GMT
Bend It Like Beckham Opens At The Phoenix Theatre Next May! http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1563/Bend-It-Like-Beckham-Opens-At-The-Phoenix-Theatre-Next-May-.aspx

Following months of speculation, it has been confirmed that the musical adaptation of Bend It Like Beckham will open at the West End's Phoenix Theatre next year!

Gurinder Chadhawill directs the world premiere of the new British musical which opens at the Phoenix Theatre (where Once is currently running) on 24th June 2015 (previews from 15th May). It is produced by Sonia Friedman who is also behind countless theatrical hits including The Book of Mormon and Legally Blonde.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:19:52 GMT