Yoo Capital and Deutsche Finance International (DFI) – developers of the £1.3 billion regeneration of Olympia – have announced a major agreement with Trafalgar Entertainment to run the site’s new 1,575-seat theatre. The theatre will be the largest new permanent theatre build of its kind to open in London since the National Theatre in 1976.
Four new productions to follow South Pacific in Chichester’s Festival 2021 have today been announced by artistic director Daniel Evans and executive director Kathy Bourne. Two world premieres: The Long Song, a new adaptation by Suhayla El-Bushra based on Andrea Levy’s novel, directed by Charlotte Gwinner The Flock, by Zoe Cooper, directed by Guy Jones Revivals of two great modern …
The Old Vic has announced its Back Together season, the seventh from artistic director Matthew Warchus, which will run from July 2021 to July 2022 and combines both streamed and live shows.
English theatres will finally be able to reopen their doors from next week after the Government today confirmed the next stage of its post lockdown roadmap will begin on 17 May 2021.
Presented by an OffWestEnd OnComm awarded team, David Harrold’s play Villain In Tinseltown – ‘a satirical monologue and life warning from the legendary, Oscar-winning actor George Sanders – is the production reopening London’s White Bear Theatre from 18- 29 May 2021.
Actor Les Dennis is to join the new production of Hairspray the Musical which is set to play a limited season at the London Coliseum from 21 June to 29 September 2021.
Young Vic artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah has announced a new season of work, Welcome Back and Welcome Home, welcoming theatre-makers and audiences back through the doors for the first time since the venues’s 50th Birthday celebrations in October 2020.
Linzi Hateley – who starred in the original London Palladium production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – will make a return to the musical during the show’s strictly limited season at the theatre.
The principal cast for the return of Les Misérables – The Staged Concert at London’s Sondheim Theatre on 20 May 2021 will be Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean, Bradley Jaden as Javert, Lucie Jones as Fantine, Gerard Carey as Thénardier, Josefina Gabrielle as Madame Thénardier, Shan Ako as Éponine, Harry Apps as Marius, Jamie Muscato as Enjolras and Charlie Burn as Cosette, with Dean Chisnall playing the role of Jean Valjean at certain performances.
The full cast has been announced for the forthcoming world premiere production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, featuring music by Lloyd Webber, book by Academy Award-winning Emerald Fennell and lyrics from David Zippel.
Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh, producers of the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, are delighted to announce that from 19 August 2021 the show will resume performances at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
Casting has been announced for the return of The Phantom of The Opera to its West End home, Her Majesty’s Theatre, on 27 July 2021. Lucy St Louis will play Christine Daaé and Rhys Whitfield will play Raoul. They join the previously announced double Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly as The Phantom.
Luke Bateman, Michael Conley, Stefan Bednarczyk and Molly Lynch will star in the streaming premiere of The Sorrows Of Satan, ‘a hell of a comedy about a devil of a musical’, from 5-8 May 2021 and then on-demand from 9-31 May.
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Jonathan Church Productions’ critically acclaimed production of David Mamet’s drama Oleanna, directed by Lucy Bailey, will tour the UK this summer from 8 June 2021, visiting Cambridge Arts Theatre (8 June-12 June), Theatre Royal Bath (14 June-3 July), MAST Mayflower Studio Southampton (5 July-10 July) and Malvern Theatres (12 July-17 July), before transferring to the West End’s Arts Theatre from 21 July to 23 October.
In an exciting development the prestigious S&S Award has turned producer to become S&S Theatre Productions, dedicated to producing radical new musical theatre with partnerships between the UK and the USA. Literary agent Caroline Underwood and writer Warner Brown (who originally co-founded the Award in 2011) have joined forces with London-based, multiple Offie-nominated Mercurius Theatre and Kent Nicholson, doyen of new musical theatre …
Twenty-three young theatre producers are being given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present their work in the West End for the first time via Nimax Theatres’ Rising Stars Festival.
Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt, directed by Patrick Marber and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, will return to London’s Wyndham’s Theatre for a 12-week run from 7 August to 30 October 2021.
A brand new version of Oscar Wilde’s classis tale, The Tragedy of Dorian Gray, which sets the tale in amid the swinging 60s, will run as both a live and streamable production at the Brighton Fringe this summer. Book your tickets now!
The Royal Shakespeare Company has released full details of its summer 2021 programme which includes an artists’ impression of the newly conceived Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre.
Simon Russell Beale will play JS Bach in the world premiere of Nina Raine’s Bach & Sons, directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Bridge Theatre from 23 June to 9 September 2021 with opening night on 29 June 2021.