News for September 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!

 Andrew Tomlins reviews The Lyons at The Menier Chocolate Factory

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

London Theatre Direct's lovely Andrew Tomlins takes another look behind the green curtains at Wicked.

Andrew Tomlins reviews Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre

Following its press night on the 25th September the show that charmed the critics at the Chichester Fesitval in 2012 is doing the same at the Duchess Theatre.  Henry Goodman reprises the title role in this fiercely sharp-witted take on the meteoric rise to power of Adolf Hitler.   Presales for the show have been impressive and reviews just in have cemented the show as a must-see.

This week thirty new young dancers will join the cast of Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre as Ballet Girls.

Following the recent press night of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, we present some of the reviews and a new video showing clips from the show!

The Commitments is the latest big musical to open in London’s West End. The production, now in previews, will officially open at the Palace Theatre on Tuesday 8th October 2013 and here are five reasons why we’re very excited about the show...

Full casting has been announced for Michael Grandage's upcoming production of Henry V starring the previously announced Jude Law.

It has been confirmed that Trevor Nunn will direct the world stage premiere of Fatal Attraction. 

Henry Goodman talks about his role in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Duchess Theatre

Strangers on a Train will be the next production at the Gielgud Theatre from Saturday 2 November 2013.

The Commitments at The Palace Theatre opens 21st September.

There are only a few weeks left to see Lucy Kirkwood’s new play Chimerica at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Barking In Essex starring Lee Evans celebrates over £1.5 million advance sales at the Wyndham’s Theatre

It has been announced that Jamie Lloyd is directing the UK premiere of Urinetown.

It has been announced that Ben Miller will lead an all-star cast in the West End premiere of The Duck House. The play is a new comedy set in a world of dodgy receipts, dodgier deceit, and pure Parliamentary panic. 

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui opens at London's Duchess Theatre this week.

The hit musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be holding a special Gala performance in aid of BBC Children in Need on Thursday 7th November 2013.

Full Stephen Ward cast details announced. Opens at Aldwych Theatre in December 2013.

Queen guitarist and music legend Brian May is set to join the ever-increasing list of celebrities appearing as God in Monty Python’s Spamalot, all for charity.  ‘The Season of Spamalot Charity Gods’ at The Playhouse Theatre has been created to raise money for several charities which are supported by the actors who are playing God.

James McAvoy is about to wow audiences at the Trafalgar Studios with his performance as Macbeth in the Scottish play that dare not speak its name... We find out more about James McAvoy.

Cameron Mackintosh’s reimagined version of the epic Vietnam love story, Miss Saigon, story returns to the West End next May. Tickets on sale soon!

As expected, the previously announced X Factor musical which is set to open next March had a further push this week, tying in with the show's return to our small screens.  Ratings for the opening shows this weekend which saw previous judge the inimitable Sharon Osbourne return to the judging panel were up on last year.  Things are looking good for the stage version too with on-the-money casting choices now announced.  Rapidly rising star Cynthia Erivo and Eastenders heartthrob Nigel Harman will anchor the upcoming production.

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