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Category is... Wicked fierce. Ahead of this year's London Fashion Week, which is just two months away, the West End production of Wicked has just announced that it will be holding a special fashion show of its own, with tickets on sale now. Check out the details for The Most Wicked Fashion Exhibition below.

One of the most spellbinding musicals of our generation has just got a whole lot 'wickeder'. Take a look at David Witts and Chris Jarman in action. The pair were recently announced to be joining the cast of the West End production of Wicked. Due to the show’s popular demand that continues to 'defy gravity', an extra two matinee shows have been added to the summer performance schedule for Thursday, 16 August and Thursday 20 August 2018 at 2.30pm. 

The Jamie Lloyd Company, who together with Pinter's wife Lady Antonia Fraser put together a full-fledged Harold Pinter season, has just announced that Mark Rylance will be performing Pinter's Nobel Lecture, Art, Truth and Politics for two special charity events as part of the Pinter at the Pinter season. The lecture was originally performed by Pinter himself back in 2005 upon receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature that same year. Rylance's performance will be in support of the Stop the War Coalition.

Thriller Live has just announced a special partnership with The Prince's Trust to provide a year-long outreach programme. The show will be celebrating its record-breaking longevity with a special gala perfomance in support of the charity, which will take place on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 and mark the show's remarkable 4,000th performance.  

All roads lead to the Gielgud Theatre for Imperium, an unmissable, two-part epic that brings the world of ancient Rome to life. The tale chronicles the rise of Cicero (Richard McCabe) and the fall of the Roman Republic. Starring as Cicero's slave, Tiro, who also serves as the narrator of the two plays, is Joseph Kloska, a talented English star who is highly prolific in historical period pieces. Kloska has been universally praised for his performance, which has been called both 'magnificent' and 'lively' (WhatsOnStage). We sat down with the charming actor for a lovely Q&A session. Read what he had to say below:

Opera North’s revival of Kiss Me Kate played at The London Coliseum.  The musical is set both on and off stage during a production of The Taming of The Shrew, in which we follow the tempestuous relationship of Fred Graham/Petruchio (Quirijn de Lang) and his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi/Kate (Stephanie Corley). One of the many reasons for Kiss Me Kate’s long success has been down to the breath-taking score written by Cole Porter, and the hilarious adaptation of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew by Bella and Samuel Spewack.  Opera North’s revival directed by Jo Davies brings stunning vocals, beautiful choreography and wittily performed comedy, and so is set to be another in the long line of successful productions.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea is a lovely outing for families and is a great way to gently introduce little ones to the theatre. 

I see many shows as a writer. Ordinarily, I scribble down notes on the play and mentally compose paragraphs whilst my eyes zoom in on actors catching my attention, ready to piece it all together when I leave the theatre.

'We don't need no education.' The West End production of School of Rock, which is now playing at the newly renamed Gillian Lynne Theatre, has just announced its cast for its third consecutive year.

Everybody is still talking about this multi-award-winning musical following a recent announcement that the show is being adapted into a major motion picture. Now, the production team for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has confirmed two new cast members to be joining the ensemble. The hit show is currently playing at the Apollo Theatre.

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