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News for October 2013

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7 Spooky Things To See In London This Halloween #Halloween

Thriller Live Wednesday 30 October 2013

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

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Summer Season 2014 Announced

Tuesday 29 October 2013

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

Matilda The Musical Displays Special Installation At Liberty's For Festive Season

Matilda The Musical Tuesday 29 October 2013

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. 

Exquisite Production Of Nutcracker Returns To The London Coliseum This Christmas

Nutcracker Monday 28 October 2013

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

Review: Beverley Knight joins The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre

The Bodyguard Monday 28 October 2013

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

Review: The Nutcracker On Ice At The London Palladium Provides A Treat For All The Family

The Nutcracker On Ice Monday 28 October 2013

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

Interview: The only play is Essex - Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes @BarkingInEssex

Barking In Essex Monday 28 October 2013

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

Michael Ball and Gary Lineker become latest celebrities to play God in Spamalot at the Playhouse The

Spamalot Friday 25 October 2013

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.

Donmar's The Weir To Transfer To Wyndham's Theatre

The Weir Friday 25 October 2013

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

One Man, Two Guvnors celebrates becoming the longest running show at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

One Man, Two Guvnors Wednesday 23 October 2013

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.

Feature: 5 Shows To See Over Half Term #5Shows

Matilda The Musical Monday 21 October 2013

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

Review: Once provides a stripped back, passionate and simplistic evening at the Phoenix Theatre

Once Friday 18 October 2013

Andrew Tomlins reviews Once at the Phoenix Theatre


The Lion King Friday 18 October 2013

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

OnStage: Behind The Scenes Of Disney's The Lion King

The Lion King Thursday 17 October 2013

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

5 Reasons We're Excited About... From Here To Eternity

From Here To Eternity Wednesday 16 October 2013

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.

Richard Fleeshman And Jenna Russell To Star In Urinetown At The St James Theatre

Urinetown Friday 11 October 2013

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

Theatre Blog Of The Month: "You've seen that show HOW many times?"

Once Thursday 10 October 2013

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’

REVIEW: The Commitments Brings Soul To The Palace Theatre

The Commitments Wednesday 09 October 2013

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

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory extends until November 2014 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Monday 07 October 2013

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.

REVIEW: One Man, Two Guvnors Is Funnier Than Ever At The Theatre Royal Haymarket

One Man, Two Guvnors Friday 04 October 2013

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 Announced For Royal Opera House's The Wind In The Willows At The Duchess Theatre

The Wind In The Willows Wednesday 02 October 2013

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

Last Chance To See A Doll’s House At The Duke of York’s Theatre Prior To New York Transfer

A Doll's House Tuesday 01 October 2013

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!

Review: The Lyons - Another High Quality Production At The Menier Chocolate Factory

The Lyons Tuesday 01 October 2013

 Andrew Tomlins reviews The Lyons at The Menier Chocolate Factory

5 Shows You Can’t Miss This Month #5Shows

Top Hat Tuesday 01 October 2013

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


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