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Six, a musical based on King Henry VIII's six wives, has just announced its new cast members for its return to the London stage in August.

Award-winning musical Come From Away soon to 'come to nearby' as it makes its way to London's West End this winter. The show originated as a workshop in Canada before seeing its first major production in Seattle in 2015, followed by a Toronto premiere in 2016 and a Broadway production last year.

You ain't never had a Genie like 'he'! It has just been announced that current West End Genie Trevor Dion Nicholas will be doing the ol' switcheroo this summer, swapping places with Michael James Scott, who has currently been playing the Genie for the US tour of Aladdin.

From sitting backstage eating carrots with houmous to becoming the new star of 42nd Street, Steph Parry is truly a modern rags-to-riches story! This heroic understudy for Dorothy Brock has now officially landed the role and will be replacing Lulu next month.

Now that Pride in London is in full swing ahead of July's Pride Parade, we decided to have a sit down with the writer of Lonely Planet for a quickfire Q&A session. The piece was originally written by Dietz in 1992 at the height of the AIDS crisis and is also his most performed work to date. Have a look at our Q&A chat below:

The West End revival of Sam Shephard's True West is on its way to the Vaudeville later this year and is set to feature two megastars, multi-talented musician and actor Johnny Flynn and Game of Thrones star Kit Harington.

The West End is a pretty dazzling place and has numerous musicals on offer that just scream “must see” at you but Matilda the Musical certainly stands out to me after having seen it for the first time just recently. Like many others, I always loved the Matilda movie (and book) and wasn’t sure how this would translate onto the stage, especially with the addition of the musical aspect. Of course, when you go see a musical that is an adaptation, you are going to make comparisons, but this won’t be at the forefront of your mind when the curtains go up.

Is the summer weather not hot enough for you? Well, it's about to get a whole lot warmer because Pride is back in town! If you plan on visiting the capital for LGBT Pride, or just happen to find yourself in London this June or July, then we have got some great ideas on what shows you can see during this year's Pride festivities. Here are our Top 5 picks for London's gay pride!  #PrideMatters

Serve us up a slice of that sweet cherry pie! Sara Bareilles teases fans about Broadway musical Waitress, dropping hints that a West End production is in the works.

Highly popular comedian Mo Gilligan has announced that he will be extending his London residency this autumn at the Vaudeville Theatre, where he is set to perform his sell-out Copula Cans Tour. This special leg of his widely successful tour, which was originally scheduled for just six nights, has now doubled its performance schedule with six new dates added!

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