News for October 2013


We've rounded up 7 fabulously scary things to see in London this Halloween! Are you scared yet?!

All My Sons, Hobson's Choice, Porgy And Bess and Twelfth Night will complete the 2014 Season.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical has teamed up with renowned London store Liberty for half term and the festive season. 

The English National Ballet's stunning production of Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum

Andrew Tomlins checks out current Queen Of The Night, Beverley Knight starring in The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre.

The Imperial Ice Stars have brought their breathtakingly stunning production of The Nutcracker On Ice to London’s most prestigious venue, The London Palladium.

The stars of Barking In Essex, Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes talk swearing, schooling and stocking fillers…

Michael Ball, Professor Brian Cox, Greg Dyke, Robert Lindsay and Gary Lineker are the latest big names to play God (a pre-recorded cameo role) in the West End production of Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre. Each star can be seen as God for one week only to raise money for charity.

Following the critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Donmar Warehouse, The Weir to Wyndham's Theatre for twelve weeks only.

Last week the West End production of One Man, Two Guvnors held a gala performance to celebrate becoming the longest running show at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in its almost two hundred-year history.

Here are five West End shows not to be missed this half term! What are your #5Shows?

Disney’s award-winning musical THE LION KING has now entered its 15th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre.

See the EXCLUSIVE ONSTAGE INTERVIEW with Shaun Escoffery (Mufasa) and George Asprey (Scar) who talk about the magic of The Lion King.

The wait is finally over. Next week Tim Rice’s new musical From Here To Eternity officially opens at the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre.

Casting has been announced for the West End premiere of Urinetown at the St James Theatre.

Each month we are asking a theatre blogger to write an exclusive article for London Theatre Direct. First up is Olivia Edmonds who, as well as being a full-time English teacher, runs theatre blog ‘Thoughts of a Blue Eyed Girl’

London Theatre Direct's Andrew Tomlins reviews new musical THE COMMITMENTS.

The producers of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have announced that the production has extended its West End run at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane by six months until 1st November 2014.

Since premiering at the National Theatre in May 2011, Richard Bean’s comedy One Man, Two Guvnors has taken the world by storm.

Full casting has been announced for the West End Transfer of the Royal Opera House's (ROH) production of The Wind in the Willows.

You only have four weeks left to see Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed production of A Doll’s House at the Duke of York’s Theatre!

 Andrew Tomlins reviews The Lyons at The Menier Chocolate Factory

We round up 5 West End shows you simply cannot miss this month!

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