Stage and screen star Ian McKellen has been named number one in The Stage 100, ‘the definitive guide to the most influential figures working in the UK theatre and performing arts industry today’. He is the first actor to ever top the list.
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Rachel O’Riordan’s debut season as artistic director at Lyric Hammersmith continues this month with Faustus: That Damned Woman, a co-production between the Lyric and Headlong, in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
London’s Arcola Theatre has announced its 2020 season, a special, year-long programme to celebrate the theatre’s 20th anniversary featuring familiar faces from the venue’s first two decades alongside exciting newcomers.
Elton John, Sam Mendes, Christopher Hampton, Natasha Gordon, James Graham, Giles Terera and Stephen Mear are among the list of theatre and showbusiness luminaries who feature in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Stratton Oakmont Productions Ltd has announced that The Wolf of Wall Street immersive production will cease dealings on 19 January 2020.
Southwark Playhouse has announced a new slate of productions for spring 2020 as they prepare to move into new premises. How many have you booked for already?
You can catch Rebel Theatre’s “charming presentation” Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic A Little Princess at Drayton Arms Theatre this weekend. It’s the perfect alternative to pantomime for all the family this Christmas… as these new production shots prove. Have a look at our full gallery – and then get booking!
The Turbine Theatre has announced its spring 2020 season which includes the programming of a variety of new work and emerging talent from visiting companies, as well as the transfer of one of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s 2019 hit shows, #HonestAmy.
The next Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, celebrating the best of 2019’s theatre, will take place at 1pm on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre, hosted by Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman Henry Hitchings and produced by (MyTheatreMates’ own) Terri Paddock. The ceremony is one of the best-loved in the theatre awards calendar with its …
The Jamie Lloyd Company has announced that Emilia Clarke is to make her West End debut as Nina in Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, completing the new season at the Playhouse Theatre.
Matt Lucas will step in to play the role of Thénardier in the new production of Les Misérables at the newly refurbished Sondheim Theatre in the West End where performances began on 18 December 2020.
Irish theatre company, Fishamble: The New Play Company, will be bringing its production of Sebastian Barry’s new play On Blueberry Hill to the West End in spring 2020.
Sophie Isaacs will be crowned the new Katherine Howard in the West End cast of Six The Musical at the Arts Theatre, joining the production on 21 January 2020.
The production team that ensured the show could go on after part of a West End theatre ceiling collapsed and the revival of much-loved pop magazine Smash Hits are among the nominees for The Stage Awards 2020.
Aimie Atkinson will play Vivian and Danny Mac will play Edward in Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre from 13 February 2020 where it will play for a strictly limited engagement of 46 weeks.
Carolyn Maitland, Dave Willetts and Sam Attwater will star as Rebecca, Avram and Bronfman respectively in RAGS The Musical at London’s Park Theatre. The show will run for a limited season from 9 January to 8 February 2020, with a press night on 14 January.
Casting for the UK premiere of Be More Chill, the hit Broadway musical has been announced. The lead roles of Jeremy Heere will be played by Scott Folan and Michael Mell by Blake Patrick Anderson
It has been announced that British actress and singer Samantha Barks has been cast as Elsa in the West End production of Frozen The Musical, opening at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane in October 2020.
Frozen The Musical will reopen the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane, with previews commencing in October 2020.
Rhys Ifans will play the iconic role of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, the new play by Aaron Sorkin based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, directed by Bartlett Sher, which will open in London’s West End in 2020. Further casting will be announced.