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 Wicked Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor 'Certificate Of Excellence' http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1679/Wicked-Awarded-2015-TripAdvisor--Certificate-Of-Excellence-.aspx

WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that the long-running West End production has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:41:32 GMT
Kinky Boots Extends Booking To 6 February 2016 At The Adelphi Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1678/Kinky-Boots-Extends-Booking-To-6-February-2016-At-The-Adelphi-Theatre.aspx

The upcoming UK première of Kinky Boots, Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 6 February 2016. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 29 June 2015. Winner of six Broadway Tony Awards, Kinky Boots will open at London's Adelphi Theatre on 15 September 2015, with previews from 21 August 2015.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:05:45 GMT
The most acclaimed new play of the decade transfers to the West End for 8 weeks only THE FATHER at the Wyndham’s Theatre, London http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1677/The-most-acclaimed-new-play-of-the-decade-transfers-to-the-West-End-for-8-weeks-only-THE-FATHER-at-the-Wyndham-s-Theatre--London.aspx Following successful runs at the Ustinov Studio in Bath and the Tricycle Theatre in London, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and the Tricycle Theatre will transfer Florian Zeller’s Moliere award-winning play, THE FATHER, starring Kenneth Cranham and Claire Skinner, to London’s Wyndham’s Theatre for a limited season, Wednesday 30th September – Saturday 21st November. In the two weeks prior to the transfer, the production will play a very limited run at Cambridge Arts Theatre, 15th – 26th September

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:04:50 GMT
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Third Cast Marks Start Of Third Golden Year In The West End http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1676/Charlie-And-The-Chocolate-Factory-Third-Cast-Marks-Start-Of-Third-Golden-Year-In-The-West-End.aspx

The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, marked its second anniversary with a gala performance and party for cast, crew and special guests.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:12:47 GMT
Stephen Merchant Theatrical And West End Debut In Comedy The Mentalists Running At Wyndham's Theatre Until 26 September http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1675/Stephen-Merchant-Theatrical-And-West-End-Debut-In-Comedy-The-Mentalists-Running-At-Wyndham-s-Theatre-Until-26-September.aspx

Rehearsal images have been released of BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning writer, comedian and actor Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, Hello Ladies) and critically acclaimed actor Steffan Rhodri (Gavin & Stacey, Harry Potter, Posh) as they prepare to open wickedly funny comedy The Mentalists, which runs for a strictly limited season at the Wyndham’s Theatre from Friday 3 July to 26 September.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:29:45 GMT
Andrew Dunn To Star In The Railway Children At King's Cross Theatre From 24 June http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1674/Andrew-Dunn-To-Star-In-The-Railway-Children-At-King-s-Cross-Theatre-From-24-June.aspx

Andrew Dunn will star as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children from tomorrow, Wednesday 24 June.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:38:44 GMT
BGT Phenomenon Jamie Raven In West End Premiere Of Broadway's Highest Grossing Magic Spectacular http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1673/BGT-Phenomenon-Jamie-Raven-In-West-End-Premiere-Of-Broadway-s-Highest-Grossing-Magic-Spectacular--.aspx

THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE - the world’s best-selling touring magic show which has sold out in 71 cities across 17 countries - comes to London’s West End for the first time, playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre from Saturday 14 November – Sunday 3 January (Press Night: Monday 16 November, 7pm), starring the UK’s hottest magician Jamie Raven.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:29:08 GMT
Last Chance To See The audience Starring Kristin Scott Thomas As The Queen http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1672/Last-Chance-To-See-The-audience-Starring-Kristin-Scott-Thomas-As-The-Queen.aspx

Stephen Daldry’s hit production of Peter Morgan’s The Audience will complete its run at the Apollo Theatre on 25 July 2015 as previously announced.  The production, starring Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen, opened in May to critical acclaim. The Audience - a play about the weekly meeting between the Queen and her Prime Ministers - has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:15:59 GMT
Beverley Knight Lands New Role, Hedwig Heading To London And Guys & Dolls Announces Transfer #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1671/Beverley-Knight-Lands-New-Role--Hedwig-Heading-To-London-And-Guys---Dolls-Announces-Transfer--WestEndUpdate.aspx

Beverley Knight may be known as the Queen of Soul, but she is on track to becoming a true West End theatrical icon. Knight set the box office alight when she made her West End debut in The Bodyguard and went on to receive an Olivier Award nomination for her performance in Memphis The Musical (currently running at the Shaftesbury Theatre).​​

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:49:23 GMT
Multi-Award Winning The 39 Steps To Close After 9 Years In West End http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1670/Multi-Award-Winning-The-39-Steps-To-Close-After-9-Years-In-West-End.aspx

The Olivier, Tony and Whatsonstage award-winning comedy The 39 Steps has celebrated 9 years in the West End since it opened at the Criterion Theatre in 2006. The 39 Steps’ 9 year run will close on September 5th 2015, having played the 5th highest number of performances of any play in West End history. 

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:36:44 GMT
Curious Incident Wins Big At Tony Awards, West End Production Releases Over 120,000 New Tickets For Sale http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1669/Curious-Incident-Wins-Big-At-Tony-Awards--West-End-Production-Releases-Over-120-000-New-Tickets-For-Sale.aspx

The National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was one of the big winners at last night’s prestigious Tony Awards held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York (7 June 2015), winning 5 awards: Best New Play - Simon Stephens, Best Direction of a Play -  Marianne Elliott, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Alex Sharp as Christopher Boone, Best Lighting Design of a Play  – Paule Constable and Best Scenic Design of a Play  – Bunny Christie and Finn Ross.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 14:26:24 GMT
Pixie Lott To Star In Breakfast At Tiffany's At The Theatre Royal Haymarket For Limited Run http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1668/Pixie-Lott-To-Star-In-Breakfast-At-Tiffany-s-At-The-Theatre-Royal-Haymarket-For-Limited-Run.aspx

Pixie Lott is set to star in the upcoming West End production of Breakfast At Tiffany's. The show will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited twelve week run from 30 June 2016 to 17 September 2016.

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Sun, 07 Jun 2015 10:17:17 GMT
BREAKING NEWS: Beverley Knight Joins Cast Of Record-Breaking Cats For Strictly Limited Season http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1666/BREAKING-NEWS--Beverley-Knight-Joins-Cast-Of-Record-Breaking-Cats-For-Strictly-Limited-Season.aspx

Beverley Knight is to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical Cats the musical to play the role of Grizabella. Returning to the London Palladium from 23 October 2015, Lloyd Webber’s Cats will run for a ten week season until 2 January 2016.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:26:48 GMT
BREAKING NEWS: Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Announces Casting For The Winter's Tale And Harlequinade http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1667/BREAKING-NEWS--Kenneth-Branagh-Theatre-Company-Announces-Casting-For-The-Winter-s-Tale-And-Harlequinade.aspx

Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Hadley Fraser, Michael Pennington, Zoe Rainey, Miranda Raison, John Shrapnel, Kathryn Wilder and Jimmy Yuill join the cast of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company productions of The Winter’s Tale and Harlequinade at Garrick Theatre. The two productions will play in repertory from 17 October 2015 until 16 January 2016.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:24:11 GMT
Last Chance To See American Buffalo Starring Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge! http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1665/Last-Chance-To-See-American-Buffalo-Starring-Damian-Lewis--John-Goodman-and-Tom-Sturridge-.aspx

A hit with critics and public alike, Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge star in the major new revival of David Mamet’s gripping 1975 play American Buffalo at Wyndham's Theatre which must end on 27 June 2015.

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:58:19 GMT
Billy Elliot Celebrates 10th Birthday, Les Mis Announces 30th Anniversary Cast #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1664/Billy-Elliot-Celebrates-10th-Birthday--Les-Mis-Announces-30th-Anniversary-Cast--WestEndUpdate.aspx

Billy Elliot The Musical has had a busy couple of weeks at the Victoria Palace Theatre! On 12th May the production celebrated its tenth birthday with a special gala performance which saw six Billys unite onstage as well as previous cast members who returned for a spectacular finale! The show’s composer Elton John was also in attendance.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 10:13:55 GMT
The Audience Updated, Mamma Mia! Announces New Cast + More #WestEndUpdate​ http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1663/The-Audience-Updated--Mamma-Mia--Announces-New-Cast---More--WestEndUpdate-.aspx

London's glittering West End has seen three major theatrical openings. Firstly the Theatre Royal Bath’s production of Hay Fever celebrated its official opening at the Duke of York's Theatre last Monday (11th May 2015).

Lindsay Posner’s production of Noël Coward’s comedy of bad manners stars Felicity Kendal who gives a tremendous performance as Judith Bliss. Hay Fever, which first played the West End in 1925, also stars Simon Shepherd (Peak Practice/The Duck House), Michael Simkins (Yes, Prime Minister/Oh What a Lovely War) and Sara Stewart (Heartbreak House/Enron). It runs until 1st August 2015.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 14:44:08 GMT
Berry Gordy: Meet The Man Behind The Motown Sound http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1662/Berry-Gordy--Meet-The-Man-Behind-The-Motown-Sound.aspx

With just $800 borrowed from his family, Berry Gordy founded Motown Records and launched the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and many more.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 11:22:14 GMT
The Buzz From The Bardette: The Audience And Broadway Smash Hit Motown The Musical http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1661/The-Buzz-From-The-Bardette--The-Audience-And-Broadway-Smash-Hit-Motown-The-Musical.aspx

Summer may feel like its months away, but let’s banish those rainy day blues and talk sizzling tickets and some exciting news hot off the press.

As the country celebrates a new addition to the Royal family, we also welcome another royal arrival to the West End stage – The Audience.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 10:51:28 GMT
Motown: The Musical Set To Have London Dancing In The Street http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1660/Motown--The-Musical-Set-To-Have-London-Dancing-In-The-Street.aspx

There have been rumours circulating since last year that Broadway smash hit, Motown: The Musical, might soon be arriving in the West End. Initially, there was speculation that the show would replace We Will Rock You this summer at the Dominion Theatre. Well, it turns out that bit was wrong - but the rest is spot on, as it has been announced today that Motown: The Musical will be coming to London's Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 09:36:28 GMT