London Theatre Tickets - rss feed http://www.londontheatredirect.com London theatre tickets - London musicals, plays and attractions bookings with London Theatre Direct en-us London Theatre Direct 2009 - all rights reserved CASTING NEWS: Direct From Broadway, Tom McGowan Joins West End Cast Of Spellbinding Hit Musical Wicked http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1687/CASTING-NEWS--Direct-From-Broadway--Tom-McGowan-Joins-West-End-Cast-Of-Spellbinding-Hit-Musical-Wicked.aspx

WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to welcome the American stage, television and film actor Tom McGowan to the role of The Wizard from Monday 21 September for a limited season until Saturday 12 March 2016. He will be making his West End debut. 

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Sun, 02 Aug 2015 14:55:22 GMT
Looking Ahead: 5 Shows That Should Be On Your Radar http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1686/Looking-Ahead--5-Shows-That-Should-Be-On-Your-Radar.aspx

2015 has been an incredible year for West End theatre! We have been spoilt for major West End openings and there is still plenty to look forward to over the coming months! Below are five shows that should certainly be on your theatrical radar:

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Sun, 02 Aug 2015 12:18:16 GMT
Critically Acclaimed Oresteia To Make Trafalgar Studios Transfer This September http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1685/Critically-Acclaimed-Oresteia-To-Make-Trafalgar-Studios-Transfer-This-September.aspx The Almeida Theatre’s critically acclaimed, sold out production of Oresteia, by Aeschylus, re-imagined for the modern stage by Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke (The Fever, Mr Burns, 1984) will transfer to the Trafalgar Studios in the West End from August. Press night September 7th.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:49:04 GMT
BREAKING NEWS: Creator Richard O'Brien To Star In The Rocky Horror Show Limited Run At Playhouse Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1684/BREAKING-NEWS--Creator-Richard-O-Brien-To-Star-In-The-Rocky-Horror-Show-Limited-Run-At-Playhouse-Theatre.aspx

Richard O'Brien will return to the West End to star in The Rocky Horror Show, producers have announced. The show will return for a limited run at London's Playhouse Theatre from 11 - 19 September, 2015 preceding a UK tour set to open at the Theatre Royal Brighton on 17 December, 2015.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:38:23 GMT
The Buzz from the Bardette: Death Of A Salesman, Sunny Afternoon And Branagh Casting http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1683/The-Buzz-from-the-Bardette--Death-Of-A-Salesman--Sunny-Afternoon-And-Branagh-Casting.aspx

Hello theatre lovers, apologies for the lack of Bardette news, I’ve been on a sunny holiday and had a busy diary of exciting theatre viewing.

One of my highlights has been Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man. What an outstanding performance by Mr Cooper. We all know he’s a pretty fabulous movie star but I was interested to see if he could act on stage and he didn’t disappoint. 

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:57:31 GMT
Multi-Olivier Award-Winning Sunny Afternoon Extends Booking Period http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1682/Multi-Olivier-Award-Winning-Sunny-Afternoon-Extends-Booking-Period.aspx

The multi-Olivier Award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON, which tells the story of the rise to fame of The Kinks, has extended its booking period by six months, now on sale until 16 April 2016.
 
Tickets for new booking period on sale now!

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:43:05 GMT
CASTING NEWS: Zoë Wanamaker and John Dagleish To Appear In Harlequinade http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1681/CASTING-NEWS--Zoë-Wanamaker-and-John-Dagleish-To-Appear-In-Harlequinade.aspx

Zoë Wanamaker Joins The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Production Of HarlequinadeJohn Dagleish To Appear In Harlequinade And As Autolycus In The Winter’s Tale.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:47:41 GMT
BREAKING NEWS: Zoë Wanamaker Joins Kenneth Branagh's Garrick Season In "All On Her Own" http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1680/BREAKING-NEWS--Zoë-Wanamaker-Joins-Kenneth-Branagh-s-Garrick-Season-In--All-On-Her-Own-.aspx

Zoë Wanamaker Will Perform Terence Rattigan’s One-Woman Play, All On Her Own, Prior To Harlequinade Each Night, As Part Of A Never-Before-Seen Double Bill.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:54:46 GMT
Wicked Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor 'Certificate Of Excellence' http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1679/Wicked-Awarded-2015-TripAdvisor--Certificate-Of-Excellence-.aspx

WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that the long-running West End production has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:41:32 GMT
Kinky Boots Extends Booking To 6 February 2016 At The Adelphi Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1678/Kinky-Boots-Extends-Booking-To-6-February-2016-At-The-Adelphi-Theatre.aspx

The upcoming UK première of Kinky Boots, Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 6 February 2016. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 29 June 2015. Winner of six Broadway Tony Awards, Kinky Boots will open at London's Adelphi Theatre on 15 September 2015, with previews from 21 August 2015.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:05:45 GMT
The most acclaimed new play of the decade transfers to the West End for 8 weeks only THE FATHER at the Wyndham’s Theatre, London http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1677/The-most-acclaimed-new-play-of-the-decade-transfers-to-the-West-End-for-8-weeks-only-THE-FATHER-at-the-Wyndham-s-Theatre--London.aspx Following successful runs at the Ustinov Studio in Bath and the Tricycle Theatre in London, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and the Tricycle Theatre will transfer Florian Zeller’s Moliere award-winning play, THE FATHER, starring Kenneth Cranham and Claire Skinner, to London’s Wyndham’s Theatre for a limited season, Wednesday 30th September – Saturday 21st November. In the two weeks prior to the transfer, the production will play a very limited run at Cambridge Arts Theatre, 15th – 26th September

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:04:50 GMT
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Third Cast Marks Start Of Third Golden Year In The West End http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1676/Charlie-And-The-Chocolate-Factory-Third-Cast-Marks-Start-Of-Third-Golden-Year-In-The-West-End.aspx

The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, marked its second anniversary with a gala performance and party for cast, crew and special guests.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:12:47 GMT
Stephen Merchant Theatrical And West End Debut In Comedy The Mentalists Running At Wyndham's Theatre Until 26 September http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1675/Stephen-Merchant-Theatrical-And-West-End-Debut-In-Comedy-The-Mentalists-Running-At-Wyndham-s-Theatre-Until-26-September.aspx

Rehearsal images have been released of BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning writer, comedian and actor Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, Hello Ladies) and critically acclaimed actor Steffan Rhodri (Gavin & Stacey, Harry Potter, Posh) as they prepare to open wickedly funny comedy The Mentalists, which runs for a strictly limited season at the Wyndham’s Theatre from Friday 3 July to 26 September.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:29:45 GMT
Andrew Dunn To Star In The Railway Children At King's Cross Theatre From 24 June http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1674/Andrew-Dunn-To-Star-In-The-Railway-Children-At-King-s-Cross-Theatre-From-24-June.aspx

Andrew Dunn will star as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children from tomorrow, Wednesday 24 June.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:38:44 GMT
BGT Phenomenon Jamie Raven In West End Premiere Of Broadway's Highest Grossing Magic Spectacular http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1673/BGT-Phenomenon-Jamie-Raven-In-West-End-Premiere-Of-Broadway-s-Highest-Grossing-Magic-Spectacular--.aspx

THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE - the world’s best-selling touring magic show which has sold out in 71 cities across 17 countries - comes to London’s West End for the first time, playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre from Saturday 14 November – Sunday 3 January (Press Night: Monday 16 November, 7pm), starring the UK’s hottest magician Jamie Raven.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:29:08 GMT
Last Chance To See The audience Starring Kristin Scott Thomas As The Queen http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1672/Last-Chance-To-See-The-audience-Starring-Kristin-Scott-Thomas-As-The-Queen.aspx

Stephen Daldry’s hit production of Peter Morgan’s The Audience will complete its run at the Apollo Theatre on 25 July 2015 as previously announced.  The production, starring Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen, opened in May to critical acclaim. The Audience - a play about the weekly meeting between the Queen and her Prime Ministers - has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:15:59 GMT
Beverley Knight Lands New Role, Hedwig Heading To London And Guys & Dolls Announces Transfer #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1671/Beverley-Knight-Lands-New-Role--Hedwig-Heading-To-London-And-Guys---Dolls-Announces-Transfer--WestEndUpdate.aspx

Beverley Knight may be known as the Queen of Soul, but she is on track to becoming a true West End theatrical icon. Knight set the box office alight when she made her West End debut in The Bodyguard and went on to receive an Olivier Award nomination for her performance in Memphis The Musical (currently running at the Shaftesbury Theatre).​​

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:49:23 GMT
Multi-Award Winning The 39 Steps To Close After 9 Years In West End http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1670/Multi-Award-Winning-The-39-Steps-To-Close-After-9-Years-In-West-End.aspx

The Olivier, Tony and Whatsonstage award-winning comedy The 39 Steps has celebrated 9 years in the West End since it opened at the Criterion Theatre in 2006. The 39 Steps’ 9 year run will close on September 5th 2015, having played the 5th highest number of performances of any play in West End history. 

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:36:44 GMT
Curious Incident Wins Big At Tony Awards, West End Production Releases Over 120,000 New Tickets For Sale http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1669/Curious-Incident-Wins-Big-At-Tony-Awards--West-End-Production-Releases-Over-120-000-New-Tickets-For-Sale.aspx

The National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was one of the big winners at last night’s prestigious Tony Awards held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York (7 June 2015), winning 5 awards: Best New Play - Simon Stephens, Best Direction of a Play -  Marianne Elliott, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Alex Sharp as Christopher Boone, Best Lighting Design of a Play  – Paule Constable and Best Scenic Design of a Play  – Bunny Christie and Finn Ross.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 14:26:24 GMT
Pixie Lott To Star In Breakfast At Tiffany's At The Theatre Royal Haymarket For Limited Run http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1668/Pixie-Lott-To-Star-In-Breakfast-At-Tiffany-s-At-The-Theatre-Royal-Haymarket-For-Limited-Run.aspx

Pixie Lott is set to star in the upcoming West End production of Breakfast At Tiffany's. The show will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited twelve week run from 30 June 2016 to 17 September 2016.

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Sun, 07 Jun 2015 10:17:17 GMT