News for January 2013


Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cvitesic to lead cast in Once at the Phoenix Theatre in London.

TV and stage star Jennifer Ellison joins leading man Adam Cooper in Singin' in the Rain at the Palace Theatre.

The West End production of War Horse at the New London Theatre has been extended until February 2014.

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time has extended its run at the Apollo Theatre by 14 weeks.

2013 is going to be a bumper year for London's Theatreland with some amazing plays in the West End. In no particular order, here are ten of the best.

Thriller Live, the concert show that celebrates the music of the world's greatest entertainer and undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, is celebrating selling 1,000,000 tickets in the West End and starting its fifth amazing year at the Lyric Theatre.

Extra preview matinee performances have been added for Stephen Daldry's production of Peter Morgan's The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre.

Alex Jennings leads critically acclaimed double-bill of Hymn and Cocktail Sticks at the Duchess Theatre from 22 March.

Stephen Fry in talks to perform at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. 

Free Q&A after matinee performance of Top Hat on Thursday 28 Feb.

Nicholas Farrell, Ruby Bentall and Olly Alexander to join the cast of Peter and Alice.

UK artist Chip (previously known as Chipmunk) was at the unveiling of Madame Tussauds' latest waxwork figures yesterday, four US stars who are on a short loan from the New York branch of the chain.      Living legends Snoop Dogg and P Diddy aka Puff Daddy, aka Sean John Combs are joined by deceased stars the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur on a short loan for 10 weeks only.     They can be seen in the interactive music zone in Madame Tussauds until March 24th.

Wicked, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will make its Irish premiere at the Bord Gis Energy Theatre in Dublin in November 2013.    Tickets will go on sale Friday 25th January at 10.00AM.   The strictly limited 8-week season will run from Wednesday 27 November 2013 until Saturday 18 January 2014.    The London production continues its record-breaking, open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre where tickets are currently on sale until 2 November 2013.

Casting update for world premiere of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

In addition to the previously announced Scarlet Strallen, John Partridge, Leigh Zimmerman and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, new names have been revealed to make up the cast of the upcoming revival of A Chorus Line.     In a move that reflects the basic story of the show itself, auditions were set up to find additional cast members which resulted in Marc Leslie and Alice Jane Murray being chosen from 2000 hopefuls.

The Tailor-Made Man will open at the Arts Theatre next month.

A new cast has just been announced for award winning West End hit musical Top Hat.

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