Today, 7 December 2015, Andrew Lloyd Webber announces that following its triumphant Broadway opening last night at the Winter Garden Theatre, the West End production of School of Rock – The Musical will open at the London Palladium in Autumn 2016. Dates for the West End run will be confirmed in the New Year with details of when the production will go on sale.
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Internationally acclaimed actor Matthew Perry (Friends, The Odd Couple) leads the cast in the world premiere of his playwriting debut, The End of Longing, at the Playhouse Theatre, London, from 2 February to 14 May 2016.
Following a critically acclaimed opening at the Menier Chocolate Factory this week, the smash hit production of Funny Girl extends its booking period at the Savoy Theatre due to popular demand. Michael Mayer’s “exhilarating embrace of a production – Independent” will now run until 10 September 2016 – marking the musical’s 50th anniversary year. Tickets for the extended booking period production starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and “phenomenal talent – Independent” Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale today.
Chichester Festival Theatre Chairman, Sir William Castell, announced today that the Board has appointed Daniel Evans to succeed Jonathan Church as Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre. Daniel Evans has been Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres since 2009. He will take up his new post in July 2016.
Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announces a new Spring Season of three plays which includes: Welcome Home, Captain Fox!, a new version of Jean Anouilh’s Le Voyageur Sans Bagage by Anthony Weigh, directed by Blanche McIntyre; a world premiere of a new play by Nick Payne, Elegy, directed by Josie Rourke; and a revival of Brian Friel’s Faith Healer, directed by Lyndsey Turner and starring Stephen Dillane and Gina McKee.
Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is extending its run at the Playhouse Theatre for three weeks, now finishing on 24 January 2016. Tickets for the new period are now on sale.
Following critical acclaim and a sell-out run at Shakespeare’s Globe, Jessica Swale’s new play Nell Gwynn, directed by Christopher Luscombe, transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season from Thursday 4 February 2016 starring Gemma Arterton in the title role.
Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera are delighted to present the return of Mandela Trilogy, opening at Wales Millennium Centre on 24 August 2016, followed by a UK and Ireland tour (including London’s Royal Festival Hall from 31 August to 3 September), finishing on 24 September 2016.
Award winning film-maker Gary Sinyor has written and will direct his first play, NotMoses, previewing at the Arts Theatre from 10 March 2016, with press night on 15 March 2016. NotMoses is designed by Carla Goodman with lighting by Humphrey McDermott.
In 2014-15 the National Theatre’s worldwide paying audience was 4.1million. More people saw National Theatre shows on tour in the UK than on the South Bank. 46% of the UK audience of 2.9million were outside London.