Final casting has been announced for the West End return of The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas, which starts performances on 13 December 2017 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, home to its first West End run in 2003.
Rose Theatre Kingston announces the centrepiece of their ten-year anniversary: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, starring Mel Giedroyc as Beatrice and directed by Simon Dormandy in a limited season from 13 April to 6 May 2018.
Marooned Theatre’s contemporary reimagining of John Vanbrugh’s 1697 Restoration comedy, The Provoked Wife, moves into Islington’s Hope Theatre next month after a sell-out season at the White Bear Theatre earlier this summer. In this morning’s blog, director Hannah Bolland Moore explained how and why she youthened the characters and reset the action at a modern music festival. Now it’s time to meet the …
The Board of the Young Vic announced today that the artistic director David Lan will step down after leading the company for almost two decades.
This year’s Traverse Festival programme presents eight world premieres, three European premieres and five Scottish premieres, among them a record five Traverse Theatre Company productions in the 70th anniversary year of the Edinburgh Festival.
Arthur Darvill leads the cast of the UK premiere of HIR, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Taylor, at London’s Bush Theatre.
Legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov comes to the West End with the UK premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov, running for four nights only at the Apollo Theatre from 3 to 6 May 2017. Brodsky/Baryshnikov is a one-man show, performed by Baryshnikov and based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky. The production is an emotional journey deep into the poet’s visceral and complex …
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was the big winner at this year’s Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, taking home three prizes, while elsewhere Glenda Jackson, Billie Piper and Stephen Dillane all won acting prizes.
West End musicals Kinky Boots and Wicked have both announced new booking periods.
Following high-profile productions of Fool for Love and, currently at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios starring Ed Harris, Buried Child, London has another major Sam Shepard revival to look forward to. Defibrillator presents a new production of Shepard’s 1985 play A Lie of the Mind at Southwark Playhouse this spring. Helmed by artistic director James Hillier, it will run from 4 to …
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth are offering nurses free seats to see the Dress Rehearsal of their new musical comedy THE GIRLS at the Phoenix Theatre in London on Saturday 28 January 2017 at 2.30pm.
STOMP in London finished 2016 on a high with two consecutive record-breaking performances on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 December.
Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce casting for the next two productions in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The White Devil runs from 26 January to 16 April with a press night on 1 February. Othello runs from 23 February to 16 April with a apress night on 2 March.
Hot on the heels of a record breaking, critically acclaimed West End run this ‘utterly irresistible’ (The Sunday Times) new production of FUNNY GIRL embarks on a major national tour in 2017. The five-star production opens at Manchester Palace where it runs for a week from 20 February 2017.
Ahead of the very first performance in the UK, Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that Aladdin has extended its booking period into 2017. Tickets for the spectacular production are now on sale for performances up to and including 11 February 2017. Aladdin’s official opening night will be on Wednesday 15 June.
Mischief Theatre, the creators of the smash-hit, Oliver Award-winning show The Play That Goes Wrong today announce the extension of their critically acclaimed brand new smash-hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery which has extended for a further 6 months, and is now booking until 23 April 2017, completing a year in the West End. The production opened last week at the Criterion Theatre to rave reviews and has already taken more than £1m at the box office.
This review is not going to have any spoilers in it so it will be brief. However, what I can say is this is a modern take on a traditional magic show on a very grand scale. The scene is set as you take to your seat and find an envelope with “Top Secret” written upon it.
Some plays fit gloriously into their surroundings. The Hope Theatre, a dark little room above a pub, captured perfectly the essence of, well, a dark room above a pub. Only this one is a brothel. Set in contemporary London, Ollie and Blue are doomed to circle the same small sphere of existence, searching for meaning or escape.
Due to popular demand, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Kenny Wax and Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions are delighted to announce the return of Joshua Harmon’s BAD JEWS to the West End, at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket. The critically-acclaimed production will run from 8th February until 19th March 2016, following sell-out runs at Ustinov Studio, Bath, St James Theatre and the Arts Theatre, London.
I’m often asked by friends and workmates why I’m so
passionate about theatre and what got me hooked on going to see shows. I
normally just turn the question back on them with whatever they are passionate
about (live music, football and food are common denominators). Recent events in
my home life have led to me thinking back to early theatre memories, going to
The Kings in Southsea and The Mayflower in Southampton with my parents… having
to send a stamped addressed envelope to the theatre with a cheque for the
How things have changed… These days a quick google search
will bring up dozens of options for buying tickets, you can purchase through
most productions websites, Amazon are in on the act and my fine friends at MyTheatreMates can help you out too
(check the link here).
There’s even an app specialising in
a more last minute theatre buyer. TodayTix,
http://www.todaytix.com, only offers tickets for the forthcoming week, updated daily. It’s
a great little app and has made waves in New York. When it launched in London I
was interested in seeing how it worked and thanks to the fine folks behind the
app I was able to use it to see Miss Saigon on Thursday (review to follow). The app was wonderfully easy to use and I was pleasantly surprised by the range of shows available in the West End and beyond.
It’s brilliantly easy to use and as well as offering ticket
purchasing, they’ve teamed up with the producers of Kinky Boots and the Adelphi
Theatre to offer a daily ticket lottery and the first e-tickets in the West
So, if you’re planning on a trip to the theatre I’d heartily
recommend you hit up MyTheatreMates to book in advance, but if you get the
sudden urge to see what might be available go check out TodayTix!