Abracadabra! As their weekly episodes of The Goes Wrong Show continue to delight television audiences, I was delighted to continue my series of Mischief Theatre post-show talks with a return to the Vaudeville Theatre to catch up with the company’s co-writers – Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields – and their co-stars in the latest goes-wrong stage comedy.
Multi-award-winning Iraqi-born playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak returns to London’s Soho Theatre, where he had a breakthrough hit in 2007 with Baghdad Wedding, now returns with his timely new play The Special Relationship. Time to get booking!
Can you stick to the beat? Looks like it’s a prerequisite for the cast of the new beatbox-infused adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning 2016 Young Adults’ novel Crongton Knights. Sneak a peek inside the rehearsal room – and then get booking!
Matt Henry and other members of the Kinky Boots cast reunited yesterday, a year after the multi-award-winning musical finished in the West End, for a private screening of the forthcoming cinematic release. And Mate Terri Paddock got a sneak-peek too. Time to get booking!
To me, COPS, set in 1950s Chicago, comes across as so authentically period that it feels like it must be a finely minted revival. But it’s not: it’s a new play. Even more surprising then that it’s written by an author I’d never heard of before.
“I howled with laughter,” “pretty excellent,” “brilliant magic and very entertaining characters” – audiences love the marvellous mix of character comedy and mindblowing magic in Paul Aitchison’s Could It Be Magic? Take a look at what they said, then book your tickets for the final performances of his short London run at Chiswick Playhouse!
You may have been munching mince pies over the holidays, but the police were working hard… including at London’s Southwark Playhouse where director Andy Jordan has been preparing his four-strong cast of COPS for their UK premiere. Check out our gallery of rehearsal photos – including an astonishingly adorable puppy! – and then get booking!
Unleash the Llama’s acclaimed, sell-out romantic comedy JEW…ish returns to London this month for six performances only at the King’s Head Theatre, running from Tuesday 14 January to Sunday 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?
Magic Goes Wrong has just started previews as part of Mischief Theatre’s year-long residency at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre and it’s already creating a buzz with audiences. Also on social media, the mischief-makers have been getting us in a festive theatregoing spirit with the #12DaysOfMischief. Time to get booking!
Audiences are describing Jud Charlton’s solo staging of Charles Dickens’ festive classic, A (One-Man) Christmas Carol as “excellent” and “amazing”. Take a look at what’s been said about the show, then book your tickets for its final week!
Asya Sosis directs a new production of 1944 Soviet satire Dragon for two performances only this weekend, hot on the heels of the UK’s general election. In the piece, a brave knight’s attempts to kill an evil dragon are met with hostility by the very people he’s trying to liberate. Here, Sosis explores the darker themes in Eugene Schwartz’s play. Time to get booking!
I had my own introduction to Ginger Johnson and Sink the Pink a year ago when I chaired a Q&A for How to Catch a Krampus, the first in a new queer trilogy at the Pleasance Theatre, which also marked the drag collective’s first-ever theatrical residency after a decade of mega club nights, festivals and glitter-doused parties.
Jane Horrocks and Karl Johnson will join, as previously announced, Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe in the Old Vic’s forthcoming revival of Samuel Beckett’s 1957 classic Endgame.
How are your nerves? Can they take the tension-piling, knuckle-whitening short new trailer for thriller You Game? Give it a watch, then book your tickets.
The producers of Waitress have announced the show’s final West End extension at the Adelphi Theatre, where it will finish on 4 July 2020 ahead of a UK tour and planned London return.
BAFTA and Olivier Award nominee actress, singer and radio presenter Preeya Kalidas has this week joined the West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the West End’s Apollo Theatre, becoming the first British Asian to play the role.
How well do you know Soviet-era Russian plays? Following her reinvention of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Flight, Ukrainian-born Gamayun Theatre founder Asya Sosis directs a new reimagining of rarely-seen Soviet political satire Dragon. She told us more about its significance. Time to get booking!
Final casting is announced today for the world premiere of Tom Stoppard’s new play Leopoldstadt.
Rehearsals have started for the return of Alexander Knott and James Lewis’ acclaimed dystopian drama At Last and the full original company have reunited for new dates in Coventry and London. We followed along on Twitter as Proforca Theatre re-introduced cast and creatives. Catch up – and then get booking!