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 The Wind In The Willows Theatre Royal Plymouth Run And Trailers http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1789/The-Wind-In-The-Willows-Theatre-Royal-Plymouth-Run-And-Trailers.aspx

Adapted for the stage by Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will open at the Theatre Royal Plymouth from 8th October 2016, followed by The Lowry in Salford and Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, prior to opening in London’s West End.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:23:24 GMT
Gawn Grainger To Play Billy Rice In The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's The Entertainer http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1788/Gawn-Grainger-To-Play-Billy-Rice-In-The-Kenneth-Branagh-Theatre-Company-s-The-Entertainer.aspx

Gawn Grainger has joined the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of The Entertainer, which began rehearsals this week. Gawn is playing Billy Rice and replaces John Hurt who, on the advice of his doctors, recently had to withdraw from the production.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:32:18 GMT
Mark Rylance And Louis Jenkins' Critically-Acclaimed Nice Fish Transfers to London Following Sold Out Runs In New York http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1787/Mark-Rylance-And-Louis-Jenkins--Critically-Acclaimed-Nice-Fish-Transfers-to-London-Following-Sold-Out-Runs-In-New-York.aspx

Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins’ critically-acclaimed new comic play Nice Fish set for West End transfer. Direct from sold out seasons at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge  and St Ann’s Warehouse in New York, Academy and Bafta Award-winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, The BFG, Jerusalem, Farinelli and the King) will return to the West End to perform in the production, directed by Claire van Kampen (Farinelli and the King).

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:23:37 GMT
Final Casting Announced For Limited Six Month Return Of Hit Musical The Bodyguard Starring Beverley Knight http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1786/Final-Casting-Announced-For-Limited-Six-Month-Return-Of-Hit-Musical-The-Bodyguard-Starring-Beverley-Knight.aspx

As previously announced, Beverley Knight returns to the international hit musical The Bodyguard for a strictly limited six month run West End run to play Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron with Ben Richards as Frank Farmer, Marron’s bodyguard. Performances begin at the Dominion Theatre on 15 July 2016 for this strictly limited season to 7 January 2017. 

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Mon, 04 Jul 2016 16:06:40 GMT
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: Shortlisted Entries For The Imagination Awards http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1785/Charlie-And-The-Chocolate-Factory--Shortlisted-Entries-For-The-Imagination-Awards.aspx

The shortlists have been announced for The Imagination Awards, a new competition launched by the award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to encourage creativity among inventive youngsters and budding theatre designers.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2016 15:53:47 GMT
Casting News: Amanda Holden Joins Strictly Limited Five Week London Palladium Run Of Cinderella As The Fairy Godmother http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1784/Casting-News--Amanda-Holden-Joins-Strictly-Limited-Five-Week-London-Palladium-Run-Of-Cinderella-As-The-Fairy-Godmother.aspx

Amanda Holden will play The Fairy Godmother in Qdos Entertainment’s London Palladium production of Cinderella. Cinderella will run at the London Palladium for five weeks only over the Festive season from Friday 9 December 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017, with press night on Wednesday 14 December 2016.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:59:59 GMT
WATCH: Disney's The Lion King Cast Gave An Incredible #WestEndLIVE Performance This Weekend http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1783/WATCH--Disney-s-The-Lion-King-Cast-Gave-An-Incredible--WestEndLIVE-Performance-This-Weekend.aspx

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre will redefine your expectations of theatre.

Did you see the cast of THE LION KING give an epic performance at West End Live over the weekend? Relive the magic below!

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:12:46 GMT
BAFTA Award-Winning Justin Fletcher Joins The Railway Children Cast http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1782/BAFTA-Award-Winning-Justin-Fletcher-Joins-The-Railway-Children-Cast.aspx

BAFTA award–winning presenter, actor and voice-over artist, Justin Fletcher will transform from the much-loved children’s character Mr Tumble into the equally loved Mr Perks for two months only, from 31 August to 30 October 2016. The Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage must end on 8 January 2017, following more than two glorious years at King’s Cross Theatre, where it opened to critical and public acclaim on 14 January 2015, following previews from 16 December 2014.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:13:55 GMT
Multi-Olivier Award-Winning Musical Sunny Afternoon To Leave London In October http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1781/Multi-Olivier-Award-Winning-Musical-Sunny-Afternoon-To-Leave-London-In-October.aspx

The multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON will conclude its London run at the end of its current booking period on 29 October this year, after more than two years in the West End.

The production will begin a national tour on 19 August at the Manchester Opera House.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:04:05 GMT
Don't Miss Your Last Chance To See Game Of Thrones' Kit Harington In Doctor Faustus http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1780/Don-t-Miss-Your-Last-Chance-To-See-Game-Of-Thrones--Kit-Harington-In-Doctor-Faustus.aspx

There are just three weeks left to see Game of Thrones star Kit Harington on stage in the title role of Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, this anarchic production of Christopher Marlowe's masterwork, with two acts written by Colin Teevan, must end Saturday 25th June.

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:08:44 GMT
Multi-Award Winning Musical RENT Announces Strictly Limited Run At St James Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1779/Multi-Award-Winning-Musical-RENT-Announces-Strictly-Limited-Run-At-St-James-Theatre.aspx

The legendary rock musical RENT, celebrating its incredible 20th anniversary, comes to St. James Theatre for a strictly limited run, 8 December 2016 - 28 January 2017.

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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:07:15 GMT
Murder Mystery The Mousetrap Begins Final Leg Of Record-Breaking UK Tour http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1778/Murder-Mystery-The-Mousetrap-Begins-Final-Leg-Of-Record-Breaking-UK-Tour.aspx

Agatha Christie’s beloved murder mystery The Mousetrap will begin the final leg of its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour at Glasgow Theatre Royal on 12th September. The tour will then visit Swindon, Cardiff, Wakefield, Perth, Ayr, Edinburgh, Guildford, Birmingham, Tunbridge Wells, Isle of Wight, Derry, Oxford, Carlisle and Aberystwyth.

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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:17:42 GMT
New Sinatra musical to open in West End in 2018 http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1777/New-Sinatra-musical-to-open-in-West-End-in-2018.aspx The Ambassador Theatre Group is to produce a brand new stage musical based on the life of the legendary Frank Sinatra, in partnership with Stewart Till and Frank Sinatra Enterprises.

The show, which is planned to open in 2018, will feature a number of timeless hit songs from Sinatra’s incredible catalogue of over 1400 tracks recorded during his illustrious career. Script development for the Frank Sinatra musical is planned to start shortly.

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:50:31 GMT
Hit British Musical Sunny Afternoon Extends Due To Popular Demand, Booking Until 29 October 2016 http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1776/Hit-British-Musical-Sunny-Afternoon-Extends-Due-To-Popular-Demand--Booking-Until-29-October-2016.aspx

Due to public demand, the multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON has announced another extension to its West End run, until 29 October 2016. The extension will take the show’s West End run past the two year mark.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 10:09:02 GMT
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

‚ÄčWICKED, 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