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News for September 2013

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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!

REVIEW: Wicked Continues To Cast A Spell Over Audiences At The Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked Sunday 29 September 2013

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

REVIEW: Les Dennis And Warwick Davis Join Spamalot At The Playhouse

Spamalot Friday 27 September 2013

Andrew Tomlins reviews Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre

Critics can't resist The Resistible Rise

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Friday 27 September 2013

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.

New Ballet Girls Join Billy Elliot At The Victoria Palace Theatre

Billy Elliot Tuesday 24 September 2013

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

Great Reviews for A Midsummer Night's Dream with David Walliams And Sheridan Smith

A Midsummer Night's Dream Tuesday 24 September 2013

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!

5 Reasons We're Excited About... The Commitments

The Commitments Monday 23 September 2013

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 Announced For Michael Grandage's Henry V Starring Jude Law At The Noel Coward Theatre

Henry V Monday 23 September 2013

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

Trevor Nunn To Direct World Stage Premiere Of Fatal Attraction At Theatre Royal Haymarket

Fatal Attraction Friday 20 September 2013

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

VIDEO: Henry Goodman: Becoming Arturo Ui

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Thursday 19 September 2013

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

Strangers On A Train to open at the Gielgud Theatre

Strangers On A Train Thursday 19 September 2013

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

The Commitments - World Premiere Opens In Two Days!

The Commitments Thursday 19 September 2013

The Commitments at The Palace Theatre opens 21st September.

Last Chance To See Critically Acclaimed Chimerica At The Harold Pinter Theatre

Chimerica Wednesday 18 September 2013

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

Over £1.5 million Barking In Essex Tickets Sold!

Barking In Essex Wednesday 18 September 2013

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

Urinetown To Receive UK Premiere At The St. James Theatre Next Year

Tuesday 17 September 2013

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

Ben Miller and X Factor's Diana Vickers cast in The Duck House at Vaudeville Theatre

The Duck House Monday 16 September 2013

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 This Week!

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Monday 16 September 2013

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

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Children In Need!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Friday 13 September 2013

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.

Casting Announced for Stephen Ward The Musical

Stephen Ward Friday 06 September 2013

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

Rock God Brian May...to play God...in Spamalot!

Spamalot Friday 06 September 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.

BLOG : SPOTLIGHT ON: James McAvoy, starring in Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios

Macbeth Thursday 05 September 2013

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.

May 3rd 2014 - Miss Saigon is landing!

Miss Saigon Tuesday 03 September 2013

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!

Inspired casting choices increase X Factor musical I Can't Sing!'s chances of success

I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical Tuesday 03 September 2013

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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