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NEWS: Print Room autumn season includes Handspring Puppet Company’s Ubu

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Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet’s Autumn / Winter 2015 season at its new, permanent home at the Coronet in London’s Notting Hill, with two productions presented in the main auditorium at the iconic listed building and former Victorian playhouse, alongside further programming in the smaller studio space. Commenting on Print Room at the Coronet’s …

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NEWS: Nick Payne’s Constellations returns to West End, opening at Trafalgar Studios 14 July

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Following critically acclaimed sold-out runs in the West End, on Broadway, and its first national tour to eight UK cities, the Royal Court Theatre’s production of Nick Payne’s award-winning Constellations will transfer to Trafalgar Studios for three weeks only. Michael Longhurst (Carmen Disruption, A Number) directs Joe Armstrong (Happy Valley) and Louise Brealey (Sherlock) as Roland and Marianne in this hugely popular play from one of the leading voices in UK Theatre.






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NEWS: Britain’s Got Talent’s Jamie Raven joins magic rush in West End Illusionists

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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. [See also: Do You Believe in Magic in the West End?] Fresh from Britain’s Got Talent, where he captivated the British public with his unique magic tricks, Jamie Raven joins this ground breaking spectacular showcasing the dazzling talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.






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NEWS: The 39 Steps ends nine-year run at Criterion Theatre on 5 Sep

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On Saturday 5 September 2015, The 39 Steps will close after nine years at the West End’s Criterion Theatre. Based on John Buchan’s 1914 spy thriller The Thirty Nine Steps and adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow (Desmond Oliver Dingle/The National Theatre of Brent), The 39 Steps is directed by Maria Aitken, with design by Peter McKintosh, lighting by Ian Scott, sound by Mic Pool, and movement by Toby Sedgwick.






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NEWS: Full casting announced for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet at Barbican

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Rehearsals begin today (15 June 2015) for Lyndsey Turner’s production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Joining Cumberbatch are Barry Aird (Soldier), Eddie Arnold (Danish Captain, Servant), Leo Bill (Horatio), Siân Brooke (Ophelia), Nigel Carrington (Servant, Cornelius), Ruairi Conaghan (Player King), Rudi Dharmalingam (Guildenstern), Colin Haigh (Priest, Messenger), Paul Ham (Official), Diveen Henry (Player Queen, …

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NEWS: Chichester Guys & Dolls transfers to West End’s Savoy, 10 Dec

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The highly acclaimed and sell-out production of Guys and Dolls will transfer to London’s Savoy Theatre in December for a strictly limited 13 week run. Chichester Festival Theatre continue their triumphant musical successes with this exuberant revival which follows transfers of Singin’ in the Rain, The Pajama Game and, most recently, Gypsy. Sophie Thompson and Jamie Parker will reprise their roles, with further casting to be announced. Guys and Dolls will open at the Savoy Theatre on 6 January 2016, with previews from 10 December 2015.






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NEWS: Singer Pixie Lott makes West End debut in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Pixie Lott will star as Holly Golightly in a limited 12-week season of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End in 2016. [Editor’s note: A previous version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s ran at the Haymarket in 2009, starring Anna Friel.] This will follow the first UK and Ireland tour of Truman Capote’s classic tale brought …

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NEWS: Leicester Curve announces new artistic director Nikolai Foster’s inaugural season

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Leicester’s Curve theatre announces the inaugural season from new Artistic Director Nikolai Foster. Curve shows directed by Foster include a new production of Tennessee Williams’ seminal work A Streetcar Named Desire, opening on 20 October 2015, with previews from 16 October, and running until 8November. The production features Charlie Brooks as Blanche (recently seen in Curve’s production of Beautiful Thing, …