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Last week Michael Flatley welcomed press to the London Palladium where his final West End show, entitled Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games, opens next Monday (1st September) for a limited run. Flatley’s productions have sold out in theatres around the world for years, and he insists this is due to such positive word of mouth.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:15:30 GMT
Interview: Let The Right One In’s Rebecca Benson & Martin Quinn http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1523/Interview--Let-The-Right-One-In-s-Rebecca-Benson---Martin-Quinn.aspx

Many have named John Tiffany’s production of Let The Right One In as the best play of 2014. Following runs in Dundee and at the Royal Court, the National Theatre of Scotland’s production transferred to the Apollo Theatre in the West End.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:26:26 GMT
Full Casting Confirmed For Urinetown At The Apollo Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1522/Full-Casting-Confirmed-For-Urinetown-At-The-Apollo-Theatre.aspx

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Urinetown. The show, which has music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, transfers to the Apollo Theatre from Monday 29th September following a sell-out run at the St James Theatre.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:18:29 GMT
Full Casting Announced For Splash Hit Musical Urinetown http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1521/Full-Casting-Announced-For-Splash-Hit-Musical-Urinetown.aspx

Simon Paisley Day (Musketeers, Doctor Who, Titanic, Sherlock, Spartacus, Being Human) will be reprising his critically-acclaimed role as the tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell, the machiavellian Head of UGC (Urine Good Company) in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd’s ground breaking, splash hit production of Urinetown The Musical at the Apollo Theatre.

Returning to the show after its sell out season at The St James Theatre, rising star Matthew Seadon-Young will be taking on a new role, as Bobby Strong, Urinetown’s most unlikely hero, alongside BBC’s The Voice star Nathan Amzi who will be playing the role of Officer Barrel.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:14:50 GMT
Get Our New London Theatre Tickets App On Your Mobile & Tablet! http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1520/Get-Our-New-London-Theatre-Tickets-App-On-Your-Mobile---Tablet-.aspx Brand New Free App by LondonTheatreDirect.com with Best Offers on London's West End Musicals, Plays, Dance and Attractions Tickets arrives on your iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Download Now!

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:27:07 GMT
Shakespeare In Love Extends Booking Period Amid Overwhelming Popular Demand http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1519/Shakespeare-In-Love-Extends-Booking-Period-Amid-Overwhelming-Popular-Demand.aspx

Releasing nearly 76,000 extra tickets, Disney's Shakespeare In Love has extended its booking period to January 2015! Extended due to overwhelming popular demand, tickets will be on sale to the general public from 1 September.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:37:54 GMT
Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games At The London Palladium http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1518/Michael-Flatley-s-Lord-Of-The-Dance--Dangerous-Games-At-The-London-Palladium.aspx

Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games is set to have its West End premiere at the legendary London Palladium on 1 September, 2014. The spectacular new staging of the traditional masterpiece will have an exclusive and limited run, featuring Michael Flatley in his final West End performances.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:54:50 GMT
Denise Van Outen & Lucy Punch Return To The West End Plus More #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1517/Denise-Van-Outen---Lucy-Punch-Return-To-The-West-End-Plus-More--WestEndUpdate.aspx

As the summer holidays come to an end, the West End is returning back to normal with a handful of big announcements and openings. Firstly, later this week leading lady Denise Van Outen returns to the West End with the transfer of her one woman musical Some Girl I Used To Know.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:52:38 GMT
Lucy Punch Leads Cast In West End Transfer of Great Britain at the Theatre Royal Haymarket http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1516/Lucy-Punch-Leads-Cast-In-West-End-Transfer-of-Great-Britain-at-the-Theatre-Royal-Haymarket.aspx

Lucy Punch will star in the role of Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play, Great Britain, it has been announced. Bursting with razor sharp observations about today's society, this fast and furious new play is anarchic and foul-mouthed satire about the press, police, and the political establishment. Paige Britain is a feisty young news editor who is fiercely ambitious and determined to increase the sales of her 'red top' newspaper The Free Press.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:09:38 GMT
Kerry Ellis’ Wicked Return & Made In Dagenham Completes Cast Plus More #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1515/Kerry-Ellis--Wicked-Return---Made-In-Dagenham-Completes-Cast-Plus-More--WestEndUpdate.aspx

Today marks the first day of rehearsals for new musical Made In Dagenham. Starring Gemma Arterton as Rita O’Grady, the musical opens at the Adelphi Theatre on Wednesday 5th November (previews from 9th October).

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:44:55 GMT
Disney's The Lion King Welcomes 12 Millionth Visitor http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1514/Disney-s-The-Lion-King-Welcomes-12-Millionth-Visitor.aspx

This week, Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King welcomed its 12 millionth visitor at London’s Lyceum Theatre. The show will celebrate its 15th anniversary in October in London, where the show remains the West End’s best-selling stage production. Tickets are currently on sale until 29 March 2015.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:56:23 GMT
Interview: Hetty Feather’s Phoebe Thomas http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1512/Interview--Hetty-Feather-s-Phoebe-Thomas.aspx

Adapted from Jacqueline Wilson's popular novel, Hetty Feather transfers to the West End for 40 performances only from Tuesday 5th August until Saturday 6th September at the Vaudeville Theatre. The West End transfer follows the production's critically acclaimed and hugely popular run at the Rose Theatre, Kingston and a smash-hit international tour.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:36:23 GMT
#TicketTuesday winner Jessica Scott reviews Woman In Black http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1511/-TicketTuesday-winner-Jessica-Scott-reviews-Woman-In-Black.aspx

Ticket Tuesday winner Jessica Scott won tickets to see spooky West End juggernaut War Horse through our weekly Twitter competition.   Here is her review of the show that she saw on Tuesday 22nd July. 

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:58:25 GMT
Forbidden Broadway Transfers To Vaudeville Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1510/Forbidden-Broadway-Transfers-To-Vaudeville-Theatre.aspx

It has been announced that Forbidden Broadway will transfer to the West End following its successful run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The production will open at the Vaudeville Theatre on Tuesday 9th September for a limited eleven week run ending on Saturday 22nd November 2014.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:47:57 GMT
Wicked Is Now The 10th Longest Running Show In The West End! http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1513/Wicked-Is-Now-The-10th-Longest-Running-Show-In-The-West-End-.aspx

Wicked, the smash-hit, award-winning, and critically acclaimed musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, has entered its 8th year in the West End! London's Apollo Victoria Theatre has been home to the show since September 2006.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:15:36 GMT
Shakespeare In Love Opens, Wicked Celebrates Landmark Plus Matilda & Phantom Casting News #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1509/Shakespeare-In-Love-Opens--Wicked-Celebrates-Landmark-Plus-Matilda---Phantom-Casting-News--WestEndUpdate.aspx

Following several weeks of previews, Shakespeare in Love officially opened at the Noel Coward Theatre on Wednesday (23rd July 2014). The majority of critics have fallen in love with the show, the Daily Telegraph and Independent both awarded the production five stars.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:56:09 GMT
West End Explodes With Exciting Casting News! #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1508/West-End-Explodes-With-Exciting-Casting-News---WestEndUpdate.aspx

On Monday theatreland exploded with several extremely exciting casting announcements. It was revealed that Kerry Ellis, the original British Elphaba, will return to Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from Monday 4th August for a limited run until Saturday 25th October 2014.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:05:36 GMT
Interview: The Woman In Black’s Gwynfor Jones http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1507/Interview--The-Woman-In-Black-s-Gwynfor-Jones.aspx

Gwynfor Jones is currently starring as ‘The Actor’ in the West End production of The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre.

Following the West End premiere of Stephen Mallatratt’s play in 1989, The Woman in Black has celebrated a twenty-five year West End run and has been seen by over 7 million people.  The show is described as “one of the most exciting, gripping and successful theatre events ever staged”.

 

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:35:50 GMT
Great Britain Set For West End Transfer http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1506/Great-Britain-Set-For-West-End-Transfer.aspx

Nicholas Hytner's production of Richard Bean's Great Britain is set to transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket following a successful National Theatre run from 10 September, 2014 to 10 January, 2015. Booking for the show opened on the 4th of July.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:42:32 GMT
​​Cats Returns Whilst Curious Incident & Richard III Open Triumphantly #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1505/--Cats-Returns-Whilst-Curious-Incident---Richard-III-Open-Triumphantly--WestEndUpdate.aspx

The show everybody is talking about this week is Cats. Tickets for the production, which returns to the West End in December for a limited run at the London Palladium, are now on sale. Cats opens on Thursday 11th December 2014 (previews from 6th December) and runs until Saturday 28th February 2015.

 

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:57:25 GMT