London Theatre Tickets - rss feed http://www.londontheatredirect.com London theatre tickets - London musicals, plays and attractions bookings with London Theatre Direct en-us London Theatre Direct 2009 - all rights reserved Kathleen Turner And Ian McDiarmid Star In Bakersfield Mist For Strictly Limited Season http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1464/Kathleen-Turner-And-Ian-McDiarmid-Star-In-Bakersfield-Mist-For-Strictly-Limited-Season.aspx

International star of stage and screen Kathleen Turner returns to the West End in Bakersfield Mist, a new comedy by Stephen Sachs. The show, which is inspired by true events follows Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender, who has bought a painting for a few bucks from the thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she thinks it's a Jackson Pollock worth millions.

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:40:43 GMT
Uncle Vanya & Three Sisters Open, John Lloyd Young Leaves Jersey Boys & More This Week #WestEndWeek http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1463/Uncle-Vanya---Three-Sisters-Open--John-Lloyd-Young-Leaves-Jersey-Boys---More-This-Week--WestEndWeek.aspx

Following the long Easter weekend, an unusually quiet week lies ahead in theatreland.

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:25:26 GMT
David Suchet To Play Lady Bracknell in Wilde Masterpiece http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1461/David-Suchet-To-Play-Lady-Bracknell-in-Wilde-Masterpiece.aspx

David Suchet, the seven-time Olivier Award nominee is set to return to the London stage for the first time since his acclaimed performance in 2012’s Olivier Award-winning revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night. He will star as Lady Bracknell in a new production of Oscar Wilde's much loved masterpiece The Importance Of Being Earnest when it opens in the West End next summer.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:21:34 GMT
Rave Reviews Continue For West End Transfer Of Handbagged http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1460/Rave-Reviews-Continue-For-West-End-Transfer-Of-Handbagged.aspx

The ‘wickedly funny’ (Evening Standard) Olivier Awards-nominated Handbagged has transferred from a sold out run at the Tricycle last year to the West End where it continues to receive rave reviews!

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:09:20 GMT
Relative Values, Cool Rider And More This Week… #WestEndWeek http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1459/Relative-Values--Cool-Rider-And-More-This-Week---WestEndWeek.aspx

Theatreland celebrated the past year of London Theatre at the 38th Olivier Awards held at the Royal Opera House. However, while it’s lovely to look back it’s also important to look forward, and there is lots going on in theatreland this week!

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:18:23 GMT
​Feature: Olivier Awards 2014 - The Book of Mormon Triumphs http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1458/-Feature--Olivier-Awards-2014---The-Book-of-Mormon-Triumphs.aspx

The 38th Olivier Awards took place last night (Sunday 13th April 2014) at The Royal Opera House. Hosted by Stephen Mangan (who recently starred in Jeeves and Wooster) and Gemma Arterton (soon to star in Made In Dagenham), the star-studded evening celebrated the past year in theatreland.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:48:58 GMT
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Celebrates Book's 50th Anniversary In Stunning Display http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1457/Charlie-And-The-Chocolate-Factory-Celebrates-Book-s-50th-Anniversary-In-Stunning-Display.aspx

The West End's Olivier-nominated production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has created a full, 3D replica of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory made entirely out of biscuits. The chocolatey chocolate factory was created in honor of Roald Dahl's book upon which the musical was based and stands in the display window of Waterstones flagship shop in Piccadilly.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:01:24 GMT
Full Cast Announced for Good People West End Transfer http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1456/Full-Cast-Announced-for-Good-People-West-End-Transfer.aspx

The full cast has been announced for the highly anticipated West End transfer of David Lindsay-Abaire's play Good People, starring Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:13:47 GMT
Olivier Awards And A Final Farewell to Spamalot This Week #WestEndWeek http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1455/Olivier-Awards-And-A-Final-Farewell-to-Spamalot-This-Week--WestEndWeek.aspx

This week is one of the most important weeks in theatreland as the 2014 Olivier Awards take place at the Royal Opera House on Sunday (13th April 2014). For the second year running ITV are broadcasting a highlights package after the ceremony takes place.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:08:44 GMT
Martin Freeman To Play Richard III http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1454/Martin-Freeman-To-Play-Richard-III.aspx  Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit Trilogy, The Office) will play Richard III, in the first production of Jamie Lloyd’s second season for Trafalgar Transformed, at Trafalgar Studios. Running from the 1 July to 27 September 2014, Shakespeare’s Richard III follows Jamie Lloyd’s critically acclaimed first season for Trafalgar Transformed, which launched with Macbeth starring James McAvoy, The Hothouse, starring John Simm and Simon Russell Beale and The Pride, starring Hayley Atwell and Mathew Horne.

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:33:18 GMT
Casting Announcement: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1453/Casting-Announcement--The-Curious-Incident-Of-The-Dog-In-The-Night-Time.aspx

The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will resume its run at the Gielgud Theatre on 24 June 2014.  With press night on 8 July, the production is currently booking at its new West End home to 14 February 2015.

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:05:41 GMT
Helen Mirren in The Audience wins the London Theatre Direct Play Of The Year at SOBOM Awards http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1452/Helen-Mirren-in-The-Audience-wins-the-London-Theatre-Direct-Play-Of-The-Year-at-SOBOM-Awards.aspx

The London Theatre Direct Award for Play Of The Year of the past year was Awarded to The Audience at the SOBOM Awards. Starring Helen Mirren, The Audience captivated audiences at London's Gielgud Theatre.

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:57:09 GMT
Tom Conti & William Gaminara Join Twelve Angry Men At Garrick Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1451/Tom-Conti---William-Gaminara-Join-Twelve-Angry-Men-At-Garrick-Theatre.aspx

Tom Conti and William Gaminara have joined Robert Vaughn and Jeff Fahey in the new production of Twelve Angry Men hailed as ‘the classiest, most intelligent drama in the West End’ (Sunday Telegraph), now playing at the Garrick Theatre for a stricly limited season.

 

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:34:18 GMT
A Week Of Major Openings In The West End #WestEndWeek http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1450/A-Week-Of-Major-Openings-In-The-West-End--WestEndWeek.aspx

With another week comes another major opening in London’s West End. On Wednesday (2nd April 2014) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels officially opens at the Savoy Theatre following three weeks of previews and two out-of-town tryouts.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the legendary 1988 film which famously starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin and was directed by Frank Oz. The musical opened on Broadway in 2005 and ran for just under two years. The West End premiere stars Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound, Katherine Kingsley, Samantha Bond and John Marquez.

 

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:48:26 GMT
Tom Conti & William Gaminara To Join Twelve Angry Men At The Garrick Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1449/Tom-Conti---William-Gaminara-To-Join-Twelve-Angry-Men-At-The-Garrick-Theatre.aspx

It has been announced that Tom Conti and William Gaminara will join Robert Vaughn and Jeff Fahey in Bill Kenwright’s production of Twelve Angry Men at the Garrick Theatre from Monday 31st March 2014. Directed by Christopher Haydon and currently booking until 14th June 2014, Twelve Angry Men has proved popular with audiences and critics, having already extended its run three times.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:48:30 GMT
Hampstead's Good People Starring Imelda Staunton & Lloyd Owen Transfers To The Noel Coward Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1448/Hampstead-s-Good-People-Starring-Imelda-Staunton---Lloyd-Owen-Transfers-To-The-Noel-Coward-Theatre.aspx

It has been confirmed that Good People will transfer from the Hampstead Theatre to the Noel Coward Theatre, beginning previews on 10th April 2014. The production officially opens on 15th April and runs until 14th June, filling the gap between The Full Monty and Shakespeare In Love.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:41:52 GMT
GOSSIP: Scottsboro Boys to transfer to the Garrick Theatre? http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1447/GOSSIP--Scottsboro-Boys-to-transfer-to-the-Garrick-Theatre-.aspx The rumored next show for the Garrick Theatre is tipped to be Kander & Ebb's Scottsboro Boys from June. As yet though, this is unconfirmed and unannounced.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:25:20 GMT
Alexandra Burke To Join Hit West End Musical The Bodyguard http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1446/Alexandra-Burke-To-Join-Hit-West-End-Musical-The-Bodyguard.aspx

Alexandra Burke will join the cast of the hit West End musical The Bodyguard on 2 June, this year. She will play the leading role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron. Burke will play opposite Tristan Gemmill who continues in the role of Rachel’s bodyguard, Frank Farmer.  Alexandra Burke will join the production at the Adelphi Theatre where the show is playing to 30 August 2014.  Beverley Knight will continue in the role of Rachel Marron until 31 May 2014.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:19:18 GMT
I Can't Sing! Press Reviews http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1445/I-Can-t-Sing--Press-Reviews.aspx

I Can't Sing! opened its doors to press and high profile VIP guests last night (26th March 2014) at the London Palladium following a lengthy preview period.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:21:13 GMT
Review: Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1444/Review--Blithe-Spirit-at-the-Gielgud-Theatre.aspx

Living up to the hype, Angela Lansbury's return to the West End stage is as triumphant as many predicted. Having already won a Tony Award for her performance as Madame Arcati in Noël Coward's masterpiece, Blithe Spirit provides a top night out.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:39:09 GMT