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News for December 2013

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Your Favourite #TheatreMoments in 2013

The Audience Tuesday 31 December 2013

We asked our lovely Twitter followers what their favourite #TheatreMoments in 2013 were. Here is a selection of your favourite moments. Happy New Year Everyone!

Review: Andrew Lloyd Webber opens Stephen Ward at the Aldwych Theatre ★★★☆☆

Stephen Ward Saturday 28 December 2013

Andrew Tomlins reviews Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical Stephen Ward at the Aldwych Theatre.

London Mayor, Boris Johnson: Theatreland 'open for business'

Friday 20 December 2013

Boris Johnson insists that London Theatreland is 'open for business.'

Review: The Wind in the Willows At The Duchess Theatre ★★★★★

The Wind In The Willows Friday 20 December 2013

Our lovely Andrew Tomlins reviews The Wind In The Willows at the Duchess Theatre.

Society Of London Theatre: Apollo Statement

Friday 20 December 2013

“On behalf of London’s theatre industry, our thoughts and sympathies go out to everyone who was injured and affected by last night’s incident at the Apollo Theatre."

DON'T MISS: Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit Thursday 19 December 2013

Theatre legend, Oscar-winner and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the West End this spring for the first time in nearly forty years, in a new production of Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit.

Andrew Lloyd Webber To Feature On Sunday's ITV Documentary Sex, Lies and a Very British Scapegoat

Stephen Ward Thursday 19 December 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber will discuss Stephen Ward as part of Sex, Lies and a Very British Scapegoat

Feature: 5 Reasons Why We’re Excited About Stephen Ward #5Reasons

Stephen Ward Thursday 19 December 2013

London Theatre Direct's Andrew Tomlins updates us on why we're excited about Stephen Ward as it opens tonight!

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense extends West End run at the Duke Of York’s Theatre

Jeeves and Wooster: Perfect Nonsense Tuesday 17 December 2013

It has been announced that Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense has extended its West End run at the Duke of York’s Theatre until 20th September 2014 due to public demand.

Chichester’s The Pajama Game confirms West End transfer to the Shaftesbury Theatre

The Pajama Game Monday 16 December 2013

It has been confirmed that Chichester Festival Theatre's critically acclaimed production of The Pajama Game will transfer to the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre next year.  The Pajama Game will begin performances from 1st May 2014 ahead of an official opening night on 13th May. Directed by Richard Eyre, the production will run for a limited West End season until 13th September 2014.

DON'T MISS: Matthew Bourne's Spectacular Swan Lake At Sadler's Wells

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake Saturday 14 December 2013

Matthew Bourne's spectacular Swan Lake is already performing at Sadler's Wells!

VIDEO: Jude Law On Stage In Henry V At The Noel Coward Theatre

Henry V Friday 13 December 2013

Can the King of England hold his nerve to embrace his duty, command his men and lead his country to victory in France? Shakespeare’s great play of nationhood investigates the bloody horrors of war and the turbulence of a land in crisis.

Samantha Bond & John Marquez To Star In Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Friday 13 December 2013

Samantha Bond and John Marquez to join Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in cast of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre, London

5 Shows You Must See This Christmas #5Shows

Billy Elliot Friday 13 December 2013

Christmas is the perfect time of year to book a trip to the theatre, whether you want to spend an evening with your family, have a couple of hours of escapism or see a show for your office party, there is something for everyone in London’s West End. Below are five shows you can’t miss this Christmas:

Review: Ben Miller Is A Revelation In Hilarious New Comedy The Duck House ★★★★★

The Duck House Wednesday 11 December 2013

London Theatre Direct's Andrew Tomlins gives a glowing review to The Duck House at the Vaudeville Theatre

VIDEO: Third Clip From The Duck House at The Vaudeville Theatre

The Duck House Wednesday 11 December 2013

A third clip from The Duck House at the Vaudeville Theatre has been released starring Ben Miller and Nancy Carroll.

Scooby-Doo! The Mystery of The Pyramid To Go On UK Tour

Wednesday 11 December 2013

By Popular Demand: Cartoon Favourite Scooby-Doo Back With A Brand New Stage Show

Full Casting Announced For I Can’t Sing At The London Palladium

I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical Wednesday 11 December 2013

Full casting has been announced for I Can't Sing, The X Factor Musical which premieres in the West End next year. Written by Harry Hill and Steve Brown, the production will open at the London Palladium on Wednesday 28th March (previews from Thursday 27th February).

20th Century Boy: Smash Hit Marc Bolan Musical Tours Prior To West End

Wednesday 11 December 2013

20th Century Boy, a brand new musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, explodes onto the stage nearly four decades after the iconic star’s tragic death.

Beverley Knight Extends Run In The Bodyguard Due To High Demand

The Bodyguard Friday 06 December 2013

Producers of The Bodyguard have confirmed that Beverley Knight has extended her run in the starring role of Rachel Marron until 31st May 2014. Knight joined the show in September this year and has received high praise from critics and audiences for her performance. Many cannot believe the role marks her acting debut.

Marc Elliot Joins Jamie Lloyd’s Urinetown At The St James Theatre

Urinetown Friday 06 December 2013

It has been announced that Marc Elliot, best known for playing Syed Masood in Eastenders, has joined Jamie Lloyd’s production of Urinetown which receives its West End premiere next year at the St James Theatre.

VIDEO: Ben Miller and Nancy Carroll in an exclusive scene from The Duck House!

The Duck House Wednesday 04 December 2013

In a second snippet from The Duck House at the Vaudeville Theatre, Ben Miller and Nancy Carroll in character discuss which ministerial post he may get.

Review: The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre ★★★★☆

Phantom of The Opera Monday 02 December 2013

Andrew Tomlins takes another look at Andrew Lloyd Webber's signature show, The Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre.


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