News for November 2013


An exclusive sneak peak at The Duck House at the Vaudeville Theatre, starring BEN MILLER.

 It has been announced that Ian Rickson’s critically acclaimed West End revival of Jez Butterworth’s MOJO has extended its West End run at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

It has been announced that Angela Lansbury will return to the West End for the first time in nearly 40 years. The star will reunite with acclaimed director Michael Blakemore to reprise her Tony award-winning Broadway performance as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit.

A show called ‘The Vibrator Play’ is guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows. However, there is more to Sarah Ruhl's play than first meets the eye.

The new Miss Saigon company is from the UK, Australia, Holland, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and USA 

Owain Arthur chats to London Theatre Direct’s Andrew Tomlins about how it feels to be back in the West End production of One Man, Two Guvnors, picking on Gok Wan during the show’s recent gala performance and whether he has noticed any similarities between himself and Francis.

Direct from Edinburgh, Eric and Little Ern has opened at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre for a limited eight week run. The production stars Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel who have also created the show.

The Almeida Theatre has confirmed that its production of Ibsen’s Ghosts, adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios. The production will begin performances on Tuesday 17th December and runs until Saturday 8th March 2014.

Our lovely theatre guru Amdrew Tomlins reviews Strangers On A Train at the Gielgud Theatre

Matilda The Musical welcomes Laura, the one millonth audience member! 

November’s Theatre Blog Of The Month is ‘Theatre Therapy’ which is run by theatre fan Alison Willman. Alison has written an exclusive blog post for London Theatre Direct about the power of theatre and why it makes some of us more teary than others...

Andrew Tomlins reviews Barry Humphries' farewell show EAT, PRAY, LAUGH at the London Palladium.

The West End production of The Bodyguard has released over 300,000 tickets for sale and extended its West End run at the Adelphi Theatre to 30th August 2014.

Last night the winners of the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards were announced at the Savoy Theatre.

London Theatre Direct's Andrew Tomlins reviews Twelve Angry Men At The Garrick Theatre

The West End production of Wicked will celebrate its 3,000th performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre tomorrow afternoon (16th November 2013 at 2.30pm).

With the news that Wicked has reached it's 3000th performance, we present a list of the top 10 longest-running musicals in West End history.

1963. The Scandal That Shook Society. Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD the Musical. Performances from 3rd December. 

The cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical will kick off the annual BBC Children in Need 2013 Appeal Night broadcast on Friday 15th November from 7:30pm on BBC One.

Today,13 November 2013, 11 year old Bradley Perret from Juan les Pins, France will become the thirty-fifth boy to play Billy Elliot in the West End and the first French-born boy to play the title role.

It has been confirmed that a stage adaptation of the 1998 Oscar-winning film Shakespeare In Love will premiere in the West End next summer.

The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui will end its run as scheduled at the Duchess Theatre on Saturday 7th December 2013. Following a hugely successful run at the Chichester Festival Theatre last year, the production transferred to the West End in September.

The Duck House is set to take the Vaudeville Theatre by storm!

In celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, acclaimed comedian and Sony Gold nominee Toby Hadoke performs both of his Who-themed solo shows, Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf and My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver in a West End double bill for one night only on Sunday 17 November.

It has been announced that CBBC’s Dick and Dom will make their West End musical theatre debuts by starring together on stage in Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre. They will play the roles of King Arthur and Patsy from 2nd December for six weeks over the Christmas and New Year festive period.

At the moment we are spoilt for choice when it comes to plays in London, but hidden away inside the smaller theatre at Trafalgar Studios is one of the most special shows I have seen for a while, Mrs Lowry and Son.


With Christmas fast approaching November is a very busy and exciting time for theatreland. Lots of exciting new productions have recently opened while some of the long running shows have welcomed new casts giving them a new lease of life.

It has been announced that award-winning actor Robert Lindsay, comedian Rufus Hound and West End actress Katherine Kingsley will star in the West End premiere of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre from March 2014.

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