News for December 2013

News

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!

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

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

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

“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."

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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:

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

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

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

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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