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 Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill star in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1810/Imelda-Staunton-and-Conleth-Hill-star-in-Edward-Albee-s-Who-s-Afraid-of-Virginia-Woolf-.aspx

Sonia Friedman Productions presents Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill in Edward Albee’s landmark play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Harold Pinter Theatre

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:51:51 GMT
School Of Rock West End Cast And Creative Announced http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1808/School-Of-Rock-West-End-Cast-And-Creative-Announced.aspx

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera (which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary) and Sunset Boulevard. In New York, School of Rock – The Musical, a stage version of the movie, is currently running alongside Cats and Phantom of the Opera , equalling Lloyd Webber’s previous record of three shows running simultaneously on Broadway.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:29:29 GMT
Lillian Hellman's Acclaimed The Autumn Garden To Open At Jermyn Street Theatre This October http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1807/Lillian-Hellman-s-Acclaimed-The-Autumn-Garden-To-Open-At-Jermyn-Street-Theatre-This-October.aspx

This October, Jermyn Street Theatre presents the UK premiere of The Autumn Garden by acclaimed US playwright, screenwriter and political activist Lillian Hellman.  Nominated for the New York Critic’s Circle Award and considered by many as her best work (above the better known Little Foxes and Children’s Hour), the play opened on Broadway in 1951 to critical acclaim. 

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:16:10 GMT
The Libertine Opens 22 September, Production Photos Released http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1809/The-Libertine-Opens-22-September--Production-Photos-Released.aspx

Dominic Cooper stars in Stephen Jeffreys’ sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play continues its limited run at Bath Theatre Royal until 17 September as part of the theatre’s 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:09:13 GMT
Mamma Mia! And Mousetrap Theatre Projects To Present Another 'Relaxed Performance' Following Huge Success Of Previous http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1806/Mamma-Mia--And-Mousetrap-Theatre-Projects-To-Present-Another--Relaxed-Performance--Following-Huge-Success-Of-Previous.aspx

Following the huge success of the previous ‘relaxed performance’ of MAMMA MIA! in 2013, the show’s producers and Mousetrap Theatre Projects (MTP) have decided to present a second ‘relaxed performance’ of the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at 6pm on Wednesday 16 November at London’s Novello Theatre. The performance will be for families with one or more children with special needs.

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:25:53 GMT
Natasha J Barnes To Play Title Role In London Palladium Cinderella As Final Casting Announced http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1805/Natasha-J-Barnes-To-Play-Title-Role-In-London-Palladium-Cinderella-As-Final-Casting-Announced.aspx

Natasha J Barnes who will play the title role of Cinderella, Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville who will play The Wicked Stepsisters complete the casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas. They join the previously announced Paul O’Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain) and Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup).

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Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:02:35 GMT
Golden Globe Winner And Five-Time Oscar Nominee Ed Harris To Make West End Debut In The Buried Child http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1804/Golden-Globe-Winner-And-Five-Time-Oscar-Nominee-Ed-Harris-To-Make-West-End-Debut-In-The-Buried-Child.aspx

For the first time, the multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (Pollock, The Hours, The Truman Show and the forthcoming HBO series from J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan; Westworld) will appear on the West End stage, to reprise his role of Dodge in Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year. Harris will be joined by fellow Golden Globe winner, Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), who will also reprise her role of Halie, with further casting to be announced in due course.

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Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:29:54 GMT
Even Before It Opens, The Full Monty Tour Is A Blockbuster With £5 Million Advance & Extra Performances Announced http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1803/Even-Before-It-Opens--The-Full-Monty-Tour-Is-A-Blockbuster-With--5-Million-Advance---Extra-Performances-Announced.aspx

As previously announced, the 2016/17 UK Tour of Simon Beaufoy’s THE FULL MONTY is led by Gary Lucy as Gaz, with Andrew Dunn as Gerald, Louis Emerick as Horse, Chris Fountain as Guy and Kai Owen as Dave.  Anthony Lewis will now be playing the role of Lomper, as Joe Absolom had to withdraw due to contractual filming commitments.

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Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:19:22 GMT
Last Chance To See The Critically Acclaimed Smash Hit American Idiot Closing 25 September 2016 http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1802/Last-Chance-To-See-The-Critically-Acclaimed-Smash-Hit-American-Idiot-Closing-25-September-2016.aspx

In the immortal (and slightly edited) words of Green Day, it’s time to ‘Wake Up Before September Ends’ to catch the smash hit UK production of American Idiot at the Arts Theatre, before it closes on 25 September 2016. 

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Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:42:22 GMT
West End Musical Phenomenon Wicked Extends Booking To November 2017, New Cast Takes To Stage http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1801/West-End-Musical-Phenomenon-Wicked-Extends-Booking-To-November-2017--New-Cast-Takes-To-Stage.aspx

WICKED, the award-winning West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the opening of its 22nd new booking period, on Monday 5 September 2016 at 10am, with over 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 4 November 2017.

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Tue, 06 Sep 2016 09:46:37 GMT
The Addams Family, A New Touring Production of the Musical Comedy In UK & Ireland http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1800/The-Addams-Family--A-New-Touring-Production-of-the-Musical-Comedy-In-UK---Ireland.aspx

United Theatrical, Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited are delighted to present, in association with the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, the UK & Irish premiere a new touring production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams.  The UK & Ireland Tour, which will open at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on 20 April 2017, will be directed by Matthew White.

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Tue, 06 Sep 2016 09:10:04 GMT
Matt Smith, Daisy Lewis, Hugh Bonneville & More Announced For National Youth Theatre's 60th Anniversary Gala http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1799/Matt-Smith--Daisy-Lewis--Hugh-Bonneville---More-Announced-For-National-Youth-Theatre-s-60th-Anniversary-Gala.aspx

Paul Roseby, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) has today announced the initial line up of alumni who will join current members on stage in London’s West End on 18th September for the company’s Diamond Anniversary Gala.  Taking to the stage at the Shaftesbury Theatre in celebration of the company’s 60th birthday will be former members including: Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Daisy Lewis (Downton Abbey), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Twenty Twelve, W1A), Timothy Dalton (James Bond), Jessica Hynes (Twenty Twelve, W1A) and Gina McKee (Our Friends in the North). More names are still to be announced.

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Tue, 06 Sep 2016 09:00:22 GMT
Over 200,000 Tickets Sold For Breakfast At Tiffany's http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1798/Over-200-000-Tickets-Sold-For-Breakfast-At-Tiffany-s.aspx

With just over two weeks to go before the West End run of Breakfast at Tiffany’s ends and Georgia May Foote replaces Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly to complete the last two months of the UK & Ireland Tour, the production has already sold over 200,000 tickets, with Pixie Lott selling 119,550 tickets over her 19 weeks’ performances, which represents a sell through of 80% of capacity.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 21:44:40 GMT
BalletBoyz To Present Their First Ever Feature Length Film http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1797/BalletBoyz-To-Present-Their-First-Ever-Feature-Length-Film.aspx

The internationally acclaimed, all-male dance company BalletBoyz is to present their first ever full length feature film, Young Men. BalletBoyz, renowned for their use of film and technology in their performance work, will be the first ever dance company to release a feature length film.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 21:35:11 GMT
First Look: Anita Dobson As Madame Morrible And New Cast Of Wicked In London http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1796/First-Look--Anita-Dobson-As-Madame-Morrible-And-New-Cast-Of-Wicked-In-London.aspx

WICKED, the award-winning West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first production pictures of Anita Dobson as Madame Morrible and the new principal cast who join the production from Monday 5 September 2016.

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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:55:08 GMT
Murder Ballad Extends Booking Period, Now Booking To 3rd December http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1795/Murder-Ballad-Extends-Booking-Period--Now-Booking-To-3rd-December.aspx

Murder Ballad, starring Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo, Victoria Hamilton – Barritt and Norman Bowman, extends booking period to December 3rd at The Arts Theatre.

Completing the cast are Natalie McQueen as Alternate Sara and Cover Narrator and Matthew Harvey who will cover the roles of Michael and Tom.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:46:12 GMT
Casting News: Richard Madden Will Not Return To Romeo And Juliet At The Garrick, Freddie Fox Takes Over Role Of Romeo http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1794/Casting-News--Richard-Madden-Will-Not-Return-To-Romeo-And-Juliet-At-The-Garrick--Freddie-Fox-Takes-Over-Role-Of-Romeo.aspx

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company today sadly announced that due to medical advice, Richard Madden will not be returning to the company of Romeo and Juliet before the production completes its run on 13 August. Richard Madden injured his ankle last month whilst running and has been receiving physiotherapy since. However, although Richard is expected to make a full recovery, the injury to Richard’s ankle has not healed as quickly as hoped, and as a result his doctors have prescribed further rest which makes it impossible for him to return to the stage before the production closes.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:20:54 GMT
Final Four Weeks To See Daniel Evans' Five Star Sheffield Theatres' Production Of Show Boat http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1793/Final-Four-Weeks-To-See-Daniel-Evans--Five-Star-Sheffield-Theatres--Production-Of-Show-Boat.aspx

This limited season of Daniel Evans’ five star Sheffield Crucible production of Show Boat today enters its final four weeks, playing its last West End performance at the New London Theatre on Saturday on 27 August 2016.  

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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:24:37 GMT
250,000 New Tickets Released For Harry Potter And The Cursed Child http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1792/250-000-New-Tickets-Released-For-Harry-Potter-And-The-Cursed-Child.aspx

Following rave reviews Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,  announced that a further 250,000 tickets will be released for sale next week on Thursday 4 August 2016 at 11am BST, booking through to 10 December 2017. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets are priced from £15 per part and for every performance there will be 300 tickets at £20 or less per part.

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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:41:36 GMT
The Critically Acclaimed And Celebrated UK Production of American Idiot To Hold Another Special 'Rock-A-Long' Performance http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1791/The-Critically-Acclaimed-And-Celebrated-UK-Production-of-American-Idiot-To-Hold-Another-Special--Rock-A-Long--Performance.aspx

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day’s hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special ‘Rock-A-Long’ performance for one night only on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year’s event, audience members are encouraged to ‘ROCK OUT’ with the cast, following the musical’s return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:14:43 GMT