Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Top 5 unmissable London musicals in 2019

There's no doubt that London plays can be fun and entertaining, but musicals are just the ticket for soothing your soul and getting your groove on. The Lion King is always a roaring good t…

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Josh Piterman to lead new cast of Phantom of the Opera in London's West End

New casting has been announced for the West End's Phantom of the Opera, now showing at Her Majesty's Theatre and currently playing to packed houses.

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Waitress extends its run at London's Adelphi Theatre

The London production of Waitress has officially announced that it will be extending its West End run through the New Year. Given the musical's overwhelming popularity since its premiere a…

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Casting announced for The Permanent Way at The Vaults

All aboard! David Hare's The Permanent Way finds its cast for the upcoming London run. Staged beneath Waterloo Station at The Vaults, the all-new immersive production opens on 13 September …

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London Theatre Review: the end of history... at the Royal Court Theatre

Jack Thorne is one of Britain’s most acclaimed playwrights and screenwriters but even for him, a family history set over three decades seems bold and ambitious and the end of history… at…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Top 10 unmissable London plays in 2019

The year is already halfway over... or just halfway getting started depending on how you look at it. For optimistic London theatregoers, it's certainly the latter. It seems like every year L…

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The best children’s theatre shows: London 2019

It’s a question as old as time: what to do with the family during the school holidays? Luckily, there are plenty of London theatres catering to kids and their families this summer. You p…

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Q&A with Yasmin Paige from the West End’s Actually

Making its West End premiere in just over 2-weeks time is Anna Ziegler’s provocative play Actually, where stars Yasmin Paige and Simon Manyonda will take to the stage in Trafalgar Studios …

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What's on at the Arcola Theatre for the autumn 2019 season?

It's a season of significant milestones for the Arcola Theatre with its newly announced autumn programme set to feature six plays written and/or adapted by women, including Maxine Peake'…

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5 reasons why On Your Feet! is the show to see this summer

It's a great time to be a jukebox musical in the West End. Just look at the smash-hit Tina Turner Musical and Girl From the North Country (which was so popular that it's now set to ret…

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The reality behind Captain Corelli's Mandolin: How a diary led to justice

The poster for the cinematic release of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which depicted Penelope Cruz in all her bare-décolletage glory sharing an intimate kiss with Nicolas Cage, sold t…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

VR experience and installation to compliment On Bear Ridge play at the Royal Court

The first promo shots for the new National Theatre Wales and Royal Court Theatre joint production of On Bear Ridge have been released ahead of the show's highly-anticipated premiere. The pro…

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Top 10 Fun Facts about Peter Pan

Think you're the greatest Peter Pan buff? Perhaps you've seen the 1953 Disney film dozens of times or maybe Hook starring Robin Williams happens to be one of your favourite movies of al…

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Spotlight on John Malkovich, star of David Mamet’s Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre

Perhaps you've seen him opposite Sandra Bullock in the popular new Netflix film, Bird Box, which has been gaining a lot of buzz lately, or maybe you remember him from way back in the eig…

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These 5 Waitress songs will bake you happy!

Before this five-star pie show had the West End’s taste buds tantalised, it was, and still is, a huge Broadway hit! Despite this musical being the longest-running show that New York’s Br…

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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg to run at Trafalgar Studios this autumn

Peter Nichol's riveting dark comedy from the sixties, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, is confirmed to be heading to London's Trafalgar Studios this September for the play's first staging in…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Q&A with Actually star Simon Manyonda

Anna Ziegler’s provocative play is set to make its West End premiere in just a few weeks time after having first appeared in Los Angeles in 2017. Tickets for Actually are proving popular …

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The West End’s The Prince of Egypt announces initial casting

Back in May 2019 came the long-awaited announcement that this brand-new musical would be making its UK premiere at the West End’s Dominion Theatre in 2020. The Prince of Egypt tickets ar…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Full cast and creatives announced for The Man in the White Suit

The Man in the White Suit has found its full cast and team of creatives for the upcoming premiere in Bath and subsequent West End transfer. The highly-anticipated production will open at Wyn…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

London Theatre Review: The Night of the Iguana at the Noel Coward Theatre

It’s sometimes odd to be crammed into a warm auditorium, amongst your tribe of fast-paced, fidgety Londoners – to wait as those lights dim, and see everyone falling into a trance-like si…

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Further casting announced for Back to the Future world premiere

Further cast members have been announced for the upcoming world premiere of Back to the Future The Musical, joining the previously announced Olly Dobson as Marty McFly.

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The Wolf of Wall Street immersive experience now on sale, plus full cast and venue announced

Full casting and venue location have been announced for the highly-anticipated world premiere of The Wolf of Wall Street, an immersive new experience based on the infamous memoir by Jordan B…

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London Theatre Review: Equus

They shoot horses, don’t they? Well, no. Not in Peter Shaffer’s classic thriller. In Equus, the horses are blinded.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Ghost Stories returns to London's West End this Halloween

Horror theatre fans are in for a trick or treat this Halloween! It has been officially announced today that Ghost Stories is set to apparate back into the West End this October for a f…

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Touching The Void cast announced for the Duke of York's Theatre run

The void has now been filled as the upcoming West End production of Touching The Void finds its cast. The play, which is directed by The Grinning Man's Tom Morris and marks the first stage …

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London Theatre Review: New Cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre

Waitress the musical comedy remains faithful to the plot and structure of the film on which it is based, which is more than you can say for most of its main characters, regarding their spous…

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West End Discount Tickets: Save on these featured London theatre shows this summer for LTD20

Cheers to 20 years! 2019 is in full summer swing as London Theatre Direct officially celebrates two decades in the West End! As a big thank you to all our fine customers, we've officially la…

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25 facts you probably didn't know about Matthew Broderick

Everyone claiming to be a pop culture trivia expert knows that Matthew Broderick is married to Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker, but did you know they're both left-handed? …

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Top 5 stage plays by Inua Ellams ranked

Inua Ellams is the next big thing amongst emerging playwrights, offering new perspectives and stories that are rarely seen on stage. Perhaps Ellams' most striking attribute, and most unique,…

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How to get the best deals on top West End shows this summer

It’s summertime in London and while the living’s easy, finding cheap theatre tickets sure ain’t! But all that’s about to change today with the launch of our epic LTD20 campaign as pa…

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Casting announced for upcoming Troubadour White City production of Peter Pan

Sally Cookson's upcoming Off-West End staging for the National Theatre's Peter Pan is set to run at the all-new Troubadour White City Theatre in London this summer and the cast for this h…

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