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Major Cast Changes for Les Miserables in the West End

Les Miserables Friday 30 November 2012

Celinde Schoenmaker, Vicky Entwistle, Jamie Ward and Christopher Jacobsen join West End cast.

Further cast announced joining Helen Mirren in The Audience

The Audience Friday 30 November 2012

New cast members announced alongside Helen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE at the Gielgud Theatre.

Madame Tussauds gets a new Madonna for Christmas!

Tuesday 27 November 2012

MDNA-inspired Madonna waxwork will debut at Madame Tussauds in December!

Dallas star Larry Hagman, TV's J.R. Ewing, dies at 81

Saturday 24 November 2012

Larry Hagman, most famous for his role as the villainous J.R. Ewing in Dallas dies aged 81.

Richard III and Twelfth Night Open to Sensational Five Star Reviews

Richard III Friday 23 November 2012

Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance have wowed the critics on the opening nights of Richard III and Twelfth Night at The Apollo Theatre with five star reviews. Tickets are flying out the door, so book now before it's too late. Read on to see what they had to say...

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The Lion King Friday 23 November 2012

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Demonstrators interrupt Sadler's Wells Batsheva Ensemble performance

Wednesday 21 November 2012

A performance by Israeli dance group, Batsheva Ensemble at London's Sadler's Wells disrupted on Monday by activists protesting against the ongoing Israeli air strike campaign in Gaza.

What's on at Sadlers Wells this Winter

The Snowman Tuesday 20 November 2012

Read on to find out what's on the program at London's Dance House Sadlers Wells this winter!

One-off star-studded performance celebrates 60 years of The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap Tuesday 20 November 2012

This Sunday 18th November saw famous faces including Miranda Hart, Hugh Bonneville and Iain Glen perform a unique staged reading of Agatha Christie's record-breaking play as part of the show's ongoing 60th birthday celebrations.  The cast which also included Julie Walters and Patrick Stewart had only 8 hours to rehearse and thus carried their scripts for the gala performance but still admitted they were nervous about doing the show justice.

BLOG : Goodnight Mister Tom - what's the play all about?

Goodnight Mr Tom Wednesday 14 November 2012

Goodnight Mister Tom follows the story of 8 year old evacuee William Beech who is sent to live in the heart of the English countryside in the quiet village of Little Weirwold during the Second World War.

Rave reviews for Goodnight Mr Tom - get tickets now and pay no booking fees!

Goodnight Mr Tom Wednesday 14 November 2012

Goodnight Mister Tom which opens on 22 November 2012 at the Phoenix Theatre opened to rave reviews from critics in both national and local press…

Driving Miss Daisy Will Extend National Tour Into 2013

Driving Miss Daisy Will Extend National Tour Into 2013 Tuesday 13 November 2012

Driving Miss Daisy, currently on tour until December 2012, will extend its national tour to April 2013 due to popular demand.  The critically acclaimed production, presented by Julian Stoneman Associates, in association with Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, follows sell-out runs on Broadway and in the West End.

Casting is Announced for The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon Monday 12 November 2012

Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner will play Elder Price and Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon, which previews at the Prince of Wales Theatre from 25 February 2013. They are currently leading the company in the Los Angeles production, which has broken all box office records at the Pantages Theatre.

Chariots of Fire Welcomes Final West End Cast

Chariots of Fire Monday 12 November 2012

Tomorrow, Tuesday 13 November 2012 sees the final cast in Edward Hall’s critically acclaimed production of Chariots of Fire take to the track at the Gielgud Theatre after its previously announced extension through to 2 February 2013.

Rufus Hound Joins West End Cast of One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors Monday 12 November 2012

 Actor, stand-up comic and presenter Rufus Hound will join the cast of Nicholas Hytner’s five star West End production of One Man, Two Guvnors to play lovable chancer Frances Henshall in Richard Bean’s award-winning version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters.

Exclusive interview with Richard Cadell about upcoming Sooty In Space

Sooty In Space Friday 09 November 2012

Legendary puppet - part-time magician and full time prankster - Sooty is set to head into outer space this winter with his new show Sooty In Space.   The festive spectacular also stars his loveable sidekicks mischievous Sweep and sensible Soo.   Richard Cadell will be on hand to try and keep things under control.   We caught up with him to hear more about the show.

Video: See the Just Released Trailer For Burn The Floor

Burn The Floor Thursday 08 November 2012

Special guest stars Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff (BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing) take to the floor in the global dance hit, BURN THE FLOOR, at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 6 March 2013.

Wicked Announces Major Tour of the UK and Ireland

Wicked Tuesday 06 November 2012

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will begin a major tour of the UK and Ireland at the Palace Theatre in Manchester on 12 September 2013. Public booking will open on 19 November 2012. Further tour dates and casting will be announced at a later date.

Uncle Vanya Opens at the Vaudeville Theatre to Shining Reviews

Uncle Vanya Monday 05 November 2012

Uncle Vanya opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on Friday night and the critics were quite impressed as you can see from the following quotes.

Hayden Gwynne, Robert Hardy and Paul Ritter join Helen Mirren in The Audience

The Audience Friday 02 November 2012

Joining Helen Mirren as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan’s The Audience will be Haydn Gwynne who will play Margaret Thatcher, Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill and Paul Ritter as John Major.  Stephen Daldry’s production will preview at the Gielgud Theatre from 15 February 2013, with press night on 5 March 2013 and is currently booking to 15 June 2013.  Designs are by Bob Crowley, lighting by Rick Fisher and sound is by Paul Arditti and video by Ian William Galloway.  Further casting will be announced shortly.

Gavin Lee to join cast of Top Hat at the Aldwych

Top Hat Friday 02 November 2012

From 5 February 2013 Gavin Lee will join the cast of the hit West End production of Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre, to play Jerry Travers, the role played in the original RKO motion picture by Fred Astaire.

Haydn Gwynne, Robert Hardy and Paul Ritter join Helen Mirren in The Audience

The Audience Friday 02 November 2012

Joining Helen Mirren as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan’s The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre will be Haydn Gwynne who will play Margaret Thatcher, Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill and Paul Ritter as John Major.  

Curious Incident play transfers to London's West End Apollo Theatre

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Thursday 01 November 2012

Luke Treadaway will once again play 15-year-old Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time after it transfers from the National Theatre to the Apollo Theatre.


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