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 Initial Casting For Strictly Limited Cinderella Panto At The London Palladium: Julian Clary, Paul O'Grady And More Confirmed http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1775/Initial-Casting-For-Strictly-Limited-Cinderella-Panto-At-The-London-Palladium--Julian-Clary--Paul-O-Grady-And-More-Confirmed.aspx

Initial casting is announced today (26 May 2016) for Qdos Entertainment’s London Palladium production of Cinderella.  The 32 strong cast will be led by Paul O’Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup.  The roles of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Ugly Sisters will be announced soon. 

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Thu, 26 May 2016 10:46:15 GMT
Wicked Announces 10th Anniversary London Cast: Rachel Tucker, Anita Dobson, Suzie Mathers And More http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1774/Wicked-Announces-10th-Anniversary-London-Cast--Rachel-Tucker--Anita-Dobson--Suzie-Mathers-And-More.aspx

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that, from Monday 5 September 2016, the new cast that will lead the award-winning show through its 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre will include: Rachel Tucker, who will return to the London production direct from a triumphant run on Broadway to play Elphaba; Suzie Mathers, who joins from the Australian production to star as Glinda; Oliver Savile, who continues as Fiyero; Anita Dobson, who joins to play Madame Morrible; Mark Curry, who continues as The Wizard; original cast member Martin Ball, who returns to play Doctor Dillamond; original cast member Katie Rowley Jones, who continues as Nessarose and Idriss Kargbo, who joins to play Boq. Alice Fearn will be Standby for Elphaba and Carina Gillespie continues as Standby for Glinda.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 16:10:35 GMT
New Cast Join Disney's The Lion King At London's Lyceum Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1773/New-Cast-Join-Disney-s-The-Lion-King-At-London-s-Lyceum-Theatre.aspx ]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 13:38:28 GMT Booking Period Announced For School Of Rock - The Musical At The New London Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1772/Booking-Period-Announced-For-School-Of-Rock---The-Musical-At-The-New-London-Theatre.aspx

Public booking will open on 25 May 2016 for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production of School of Rock - The Musical. Previewing at the New London Theatre from 24 October 2016 with opening night on 14 November 2016, School of Rock - The Musical is initially booking to 12 February 2017.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 11:27:35 GMT
Nigel Lindsay to join Guys and Dolls cast for limited period as Nathan Detroit http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1771/Nigel-Lindsay-to-join-Guys-and-Dolls-cast-for-limited-period-as-Nathan-Detroit.aspx

Guys and Dolls today announced Nigel Lindsay will be joining the West End cast for a limited time at the Phoenix Theatre to play the part of Nathan Detroit from Thursday 26 May until Sunday 26 June 2016.

 

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Wed, 18 May 2016 15:48:19 GMT
Further Casting Announced For Dreamgirls At The Savoy Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1767/Further-Casting-Announced-For-Dreamgirls-At-The-Savoy-Theatre.aspx

Sonia Friedman Productions announce today that Ruth Brown and Karen Mav will support Amber Riley in the role of soulful singer ‘Effie White’ in Dreamgirls when the previously confirmed Ms Riley is not scheduled to perform (Wednesday evenings). Amber will star in the role for seven performances per week when the Tony Award-winning musical has its UK premiere at the Savoy Theatre with preview performances from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016.

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Fri, 13 May 2016 11:49:53 GMT
Michael Nunn OBE, William Levitt OBE And Kerry Whelan To Become Artistic Directors For BBODance (British Ballet Organization) http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1768/Michael-Nunn-OBE--William-Levitt-OBE-And-Kerry-Whelan-To-Become-Artistic-Directors-For-BBODance--British-Ballet-Organization-.aspx

bbodance, formerly known as the British Ballet Organization, has today announced the appointment of Michael Nunn OBE, William Trevitt OBE and Kerry Whelan as the new Co-Artistic Director consultants of the organisation. Nunn, Trevitt and Whelan, the team behind internationally renowned dance company BalletBoyz join bbodance to provide artistic direction, help grow membership and introduce innovative and exciting projects.

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Fri, 13 May 2016 11:49:30 GMT
Matt Smith, Amanda Drew and more announced for Unreachable cast http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1769/Matt-Smith--Amanda-Drew-and-more-announced-for-Unreachable-cast.aspx

Amanda Drew, Tamara Lawrance, Jonjo O'Neill, Richard Pyros and Matt Smith have been announced as the cast in Unreachable at the Royal Court by Anthony Neilson.

Rehearsals start on 16 May the production runs from 2 July 2016 to 6 August 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.  Writer and director Anthony Neilson returns to the Royal Court with a new play that will be created in the rehearsal room.

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Fri, 13 May 2016 10:45:16 GMT
Natasha J Barnes plays Fanny Brice in Funny Girl during Sheridan Smith’s leave of absence http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1770/Natasha-J-Barnes-plays-Fanny-Brice-in-Funny-Girl-during-Sheridan-Smith-s-leave-of-absence.aspx

Natasha J Barnes plays the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre for a short period whilst Sheridan Smith takes 2 - 4 weeks leave of absence from the production due to stress and exhaustion.

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Thu, 12 May 2016 11:33:02 GMT
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning New Musical To Open March 2017 At London's Dominion Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1766/AN-AMERICAN-IN-PARIS--Broadway-s-Tony-Award-winning-New-Musical-To-Open-March-2017-At-London-s-Dominion-Theatre.aspx

An American in Paris bursts into life on the West End stage for the first time when Christopher Wheeldon’s multi award-winning new Broadway musical comes to London’s Dominion Theatre next spring.

An American In Paris tickets on sale NOW

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:55:37 GMT
Britain's Got Talent Singing Sensation Beau Dermott Visits Wicked And Meets The Cast Backstage http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1765/Britain-s-Got-Talent-Singing-Sensation-Beau-Dermott-Visits-Wicked-And-Meets-The-Cast-Backstage.aspx

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, was delighted to welcome Beau Dermott and her family to the Apollo Victoria Theatre at the weekend (Friday 15 April), where she met the cast after the show. 12 year old Beau’s rendition of Wicked’s hit song ‘Defying Gravity’ wowed the judges on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, winning her the ‘Golden Buzzer’ and immediately securing herself a place in the live semi-finals.

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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:06:17 GMT
Wicked Becomes 8th Longest-Running Show In The West End http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1764/Wicked-Becomes-8th-Longest-Running-Show-In-The-West-End.aspx

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has become the 8th longest-running show currently playing in the West End, following the closure on Saturday 9th April 2016 of Billy Elliot The Musical after an incredible run of 11 years. Wicked, which is now in its 10th year, is already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:37:31 GMT
Casting Announcement: No Man's Land - Owen Teale To Play 'Briggs' http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1763/Casting-Announcement--No-Man-s-Land---Owen-Teale-To-Play--Briggs-.aspx

Welsh actor Owen Teale will play ‘Briggs’ in Sean Mathias’ production of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, touring venues across the UK from 3 August prior to a limited engagement at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre from 8 September. Tony Award-winning Teale joins the already confirmed Ian McKellen as ‘Spooner’ and Patrick Stewart as ‘Hirst’ in the play, with further casting still to be announced.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:37:42 GMT
1984 Returns to West End For Limited 12 Week Season At Playhouse Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1762/1984-Returns-to-West-End-For-Limited-12-Week-Season-At-Playhouse-Theatre.aspx

Following a sell-out international tour, this critically and publicly acclaimed production of 1984 will return to the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End this summer. George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, adapted by Olivier Award-winner Robert Icke and Olivier Award-nominee Duncan Macmillan, will preview from 14 June 2016, with the press night on 28 June 2016.

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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:41:47 GMT
The European Premiere Of The Critically Acclaimed Off-broadway Hit Comedy The Spoils. Written By & Starring Jesse Eisenberg. http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1761/The-European-Premiere-Of-The-Critically-Acclaimed-Off-broadway-Hit-Comedy-The-Spoils--Written-By---Starring-Jesse-Eisenberg-.aspx

The European premiere of The New Group’s critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils, a razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring internationally acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice), will transfer for a strictly limited season at London’s Trafalgar Studios, from 27 May to 13 August, with press night on 2 June.

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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 11:50:48 GMT
The Olivier Awards 2016 Full List Of Winners #OlivierAwards http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1760/The-Olivier-Awards-2016-Full-List-Of-Winners--OlivierAwards.aspx

After a stunning Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House, we present all the winners. But a special mention must go to Judi Dench who wins a record-breaking eighth prize at Olivier Awards 2016.

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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:23:52 GMT
Incredible standing ovation as Glenn Close and the cast of Sunset Boulevard blows the roof off the London Coliseum http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1759/Incredible-standing-ovation-as-Glenn-Close-and-the-cast-of-Sunset-Boulevard-blows-the-roof-off-the-London-Coliseum.aspx

The legendary Glenn Close wowed audiences at the London Coliseum last night, reprising the role of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard. Stunning audience members with a powerful and mesmerising performance, the Coliseum erupted into a standing ovation before Glenn Close finished her last note. With the official press night on 4th April, we've put together some of the best tweets following last night's first preview.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 09:08:35 GMT
Production Shots: Sunset Boulevard Starring Glenn Close http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1758/Production-Shots--Sunset-Boulevard-Starring-Glenn-Close.aspx

Don't miss these stunning production shots for Sunset Boulevard! (photo credit: Richard Hubert Smith)

Glenn Close, in her West End debut, reprises her Tony-Award winning role as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard at the ENO.

In addition to Glenn Close, the cast also features Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Siobhan Dillon (Betty Shaefer) and Fred Johanson (Max Von Mayerling), Anna Woodside (Hedda Hopper), Emily Bull (Hedy Lamarr), Julian Forsyth (Cecil B DeMille), Mark Goldthorp (Sheldrake), Fenton Gray (Manfred), Haydn Oakley (Artie Green), and James Paterson (Jonesy). The company also includes Carly Anderson, Michelle Bishop, Jacob Chapman, Nadeem Crowe, Cornelia Farnsworth, Ria Jones, Katie Kerr, Aaron Lee Lambert, Matthew McKenna, Jo Morris, Tanya Robb, Ashley Robinson, Vicki Lee Taylor, Gary Tushaw, Adam Vaughan, and Stuart Winter.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:23:09 GMT
Tickets For Dreamgirls Starring Glee's Amber Riley On General Sale Friday 1 April, 2016 http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1757/Tickets-For-Dreamgirls-Starring-Glee-s-Amber-Riley-On-General-Sale-Friday-1-April--2016.aspx

Sonia Friedman Productions has announced that tickets for the long awaited UK premiere of Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls go on sale Friday, 1 April, 2016. The brand new production begins preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November with Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016.

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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:12:30 GMT
First Look: Mark Curry As The Wizard In Wicked http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1756/First-Look--Mark-Curry-As-The-Wizard-In-Wicked.aspx

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first pictures (by photographer Matt Crockett) of Mark Curry as The Wizard. The popular actor and presenter played his first performance on Friday 25 March 2016.

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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:51:58 GMT