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Monday, February 18, 2019

NEWS: Further casting is announced for Josie Rourke’s production of Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse by Press Releases

The Donmar Warehouse has announced further casting for artistic director Josie Rourke’s farewell production Sweet Charity. Joining previously announced cast members Anne-Marie Duff as Char…

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NEWS: Rob Houchen & Celinde Schoenmaker join the cast of The Light in the Piazza London premiere at the South Bank by Press Releases

Joining Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron in the London debut of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza at London’s Royal Festival Hall will be Rob Houchen, Celinde Schoenmak…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

NEWS: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & Ashley Zhangazha are the new leads in West End’s Tina The Musical by Press Releases

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will play Tina Turner in the West End production of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical from 15 April 2019. Joining the company from the same date will be Ashley Zhangazha as …

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

NEWS: Audrey Brisson will play the title role in the UK touring production of Amélie The Musical by Press Releases

French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson will play the iconic altruist Amélie Poulain in the UK stage premiere of Amélie The Musical, an adaptation of the much-loved 2001 award…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

NEWS: Maggie Smith will return to the stage in Christopher Hampton’s new play A German Life at the Bridge Theatre by Press Releases

Maggie Smith will return to the stage for the first time in 12 years in A German Life at the Bridge Theatre, a new play by Christopher Hampton drawn from the life and testimony of Brunhilde …

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Monday, February 11, 2019

NEWS: Michel Legrand’s musical Armour receives its UK professional premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre by Press Releases

The UK professional premiere of five-time Tony-nominated musical Amour, with music by multi-award-winning composer Michel Legrand, will be presented by Danielle Tarento at London’s Charing…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

NEWS: News of Waitress extended booking period comes on first day of West End previews by Press Releases

Ahead of the first preview performance of Waitress in the West End, it has been announced that more tickets have been released and the show has extended its booking period to 19 October 2019…

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NEWS: Laurie Sansom is appointed new artistic director & CEO of Northern Broadsides by Press Releases

Northern Broadsides has announced that Laurie Sansom will succeed Conrad Nelson as artistic Director and CEO in June this year. Sansom’s first production for the company will be in spring …

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NEWS: Martha Plimpton will reprise her role in Donmar Warehouse’s production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage when it transfers to the Gielgud by Press Releases

The Donmar Warehouse’s sold-out production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage will transfer to London’s Gielgud Theatre for a limited six-week run from 7 June 2019, with…

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NEWS: Dates confirmed for West End transfer of Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre by Press Releases

The Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen will begin previews at the Noël Coward Theatre on 29 October 2019 with opening night on Tuesday 19 November. Casting will be announced at a l…

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NEWS: Oliver Tompsett & Cassidy Janson are among the new cast members for West End musical & Juliet by Press Releases

The new cast announced for new West End musical & Juliet features Cassidy Janson; Oliver Tompsett; Arun Blair-Mangat; Melanie La Barrie; Jordan Luke Gage and Tim Mahendran.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

NEWS: Jodie Prenger is cast in the National Theatre’s UK touring production of Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey by Press Releases

The National Theatre has announced a UK tour of Bijan Sheibani’s production of A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney’s taboo-breaking 1950s play which was first produced in the Lyttelton The…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

NEWS: Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher & Matt Lucas will star in Les Misérables concert version when show moves to the Gielgud by Press Releases

Cameron Mackintosh has announced that for 16 weeks only Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thénardier) will lead a large cast an…

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NEWS: Tom Burke & Hayley Atwell will star in Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre by Press Releases

Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell will star as John Rosmer and Rebecca West in Ian Rickson’s new production of Rosmersholm, Ibsen’s classic study of a country in political flux, in a new adapt…

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NEWS: UK premiere of Night of the Living Dead Live opens at Pleasance London in April by Press Releases

Based on George A. Romero’s unparalleled 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, the first ever UK stage adaptation will open at Pleasance, London from 9 April to 19 May 2019. Directed by Benj…

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Monday, February 4, 2019

NEWS: Emma Rice steps in to cover the role of Nora Chance in the Wise Children tour by Press Releases

Emma Rice will be stepping into the role of Nora Chance in the critically-acclaimed production of Wise Children, taking over the role from Etta Murfitt, from 26 March to 6 April, covering pe…

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

NEWS: Winners of the Offies 2019 Awards are announced by Press Releases

Winners of the Offies 2019 Awards, held in the refurbished Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre, have been announced. It was the ninth year of thee awards presented by Off West End. In 2018,…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

NEWS: Josie Rourke’s farewell production at the Donmar Warehouse will be Sweet Charity starring Anne-Marie Duff by Press Releases

Anne-Marie Duff will lead the cast in Donmar Warehouse’s artistic director Josie Rourke’s farewell production, Sweet Charity, opposite Arthur Darvill making his Donmar Warehouse debut as…

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NEWS: Clive Owen will return to the West End for the first time in 18 years in The Night Of The Iguana by Press Releases

Clive Owen will return to the West End for the first time in 18 years to play the Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon in The Night Of The Iguana in a new production directed by James Macdonald. The pro…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

NEWS: Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex makes her first official visit to the National Theatre as Royal Patron by Press Releases

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex has made her first official visit to the National Theatre. Earlier this month The Duchess was announced as Patron of the National Theatre, one of two Patrona…

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NEWS: Richard Emerson leads cast of Gershwin musical Strike Up The Band at Upstairs at the Gatehouse by Press Releases

Casting has been announced for director Mark Giesser’s production of George and Ira Gershwin's madcap musical hidden gem Strike Up The Band which runs at London’s Upstairs at the Gatehou…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

NEWS: Laura Pitt-Pulford & Gary Wilmot join the cast of Little Miss Sunshine European premiere by Press Releases

The European premiere of Little Miss Sunshine at Arcola Theatre will star Laura Pitt-Pulford as Sheryl, the matriarch of the eccentric Hoover family and Gary Wilmot as Grandpa. The Off-Broad…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

NEWS: Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance & gender-swapping Company are the big winners at the Critics’ Circle Awards by Press Releases

Matthew Lopez’s epic two-part drama The Inheritance was the big winner at the 2018 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards held today at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End, hosted…

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NEWS: Barn Theatre Cirencester’s new season includes comic thriller The 39 Steps & musical Daddy Long Legs by Press Releases

Winner of Best Fringe Theatre in the 2019 Stage Awards, The Barn Theatre has announced its line-up of five in-house productions for the upcoming 2019 season, including Michael Morpurgo’s T…

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NEWS: John Malkovich makes his first West End appearance for 30 years in world premiere of David Mamet’s Bitter Wheat by Press Releases

The multi award-winning actor John Malkovich returns to the West End stage after nearly 30 years to play Barney Fein, a top dog Hollywood producer in Bitter Wheat, a new play by the legendar…

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NEWS: Proforca takes over Lion & Unicorn Theatre to relaunch as hub for new fringe talent by Press Releases

Proforca Theatre Company will soon have a permanent home of its own. It takes over Lion & Unicorn Theatre in March.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

NEWS: Mark Ravenhill, Robbie Williams & Guy Chambers will pen new musical version of David Walliams’ The Boy in the Dress in RSC winter season by Press Releases

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Winter 2019 season will include a new musical of David Walliams’ novel The Boy in the Dress with a book by Mark Ravenhill and music and lyrics by Robbie W…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

NEWS: Menier Chocolate Factory’s Fiddler on the Roof will transfer to the West End by Press Releases

Trevor Nunn’s critically-acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof with Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn will transfer from the Menier Chocolate Factory to the reconfigured Playhouse Theatre fro…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

NEWS: Top UK theatres named at The Stage Awards 2019 include the Bush, Barn Cirencester & Nottingham Playhouse by Press Releases

Winners of The Stage Awards 2019 have been announced at the Bridge Theatre, London. The Bush Theatre was named London Theatre of the Year, Regional Theatre of the Year was won by Nottingham …

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NEWS: Miriam-Teak Lee will star in new musical & Juliet featuring the work of songwriter Max Martin by Press Releases

Award-winning Miriam-Teak Lee is to star in the brand new musical & Juliet featuring the music of acclaimed songwriter Max Martin who has written some of the biggest pop anthems of the …

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NEWS: Record theatre box office figures are boosted by the performance of hit musicals like Hamilton by Press Releases

Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre have released data for ticket sales across their member venues in 2018. The figures reveal a combined audience of over 34 million and ticket r…

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