A statement has been issued by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) on behalf of the major commercial West End theatre operators and the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR) to provide clear information for theatre customers in light of this week’s shutdown and help ease the unprecedented strain on box offices and ticket agents.
My Theatre Mates have been collecting official announcements of theatre closures up and down the country in the Twitter thread below and will continue to add updates as they come in.
In light of the continued coronavirus emergency and advice from Prime Minister Boris Johnson that people should avoid “pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues” during the pandemic, SOLT and UK Theatre has announced that member venues will close from the evening of Monday 16 March 2020.
While audiences may find The Pirate Queen too repetitive to work as a fully realised production, it provides an evening of outstanding vocal talent and swashbuckling storytelling.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never seen Ben Elton’s TV comedy series Upstart Crow (I hadn’t) as the stage play is a stand-alone piece
Rachel Tucker is taking on the role of Grace O’Malley in the one night only London premiere of the musical Pirate Queen. Rachel told us all about the show, her favourite moments and what it’s like to bring real life characters to life on stage.
It is stuffed dogs, ladders and individual performances in Endgame which stay with me rather than anything more philosophical about the human condition.
A star cast led by Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Cumming and Jane Horrocks make light work of the Beckett classic Endgame.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a show which delights and inspires in equal measure and is sure to retain its spot in theatre lovers’ hearts for the foreseeable future.
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!
I very nearly did see this one, but it opened and closed so swiftly that I didn’t really have the chance – I wasn’t living in London at that point, so a bit more planning was required for my theatre trips.
On 4 and 9 February 2020, Kinky Boots The Musical, the multi-award-winning stage hit based on the hit 2005 Britflick, will be screened at more than 650 cinemas across the UK and Ireland care of More2Screen. Critics enjoyed strutting their stuff when the Broadway blockbuster first transferred to the West End in 2015. As a reminder, we’ve rounded up highlights from reviews and other media coverage at the time.
Kinky Boots returns to the big screen in February. More2Screen has announced the cinema release of the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning West End and Broadway musical based on the hit 2005 Britflick. Kinky Boots The Musical, the winner of every major Best Musical award, will be screened at more than 650 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 4 and 9 February 2020.
Curtains is a toe-tapping, giggle-inducing spectacular that stays just as true to the whodunnit – Samuel Holmes absolutely steals the show.
A Kander & Ebb premiere in the West End you say? Curtains makes its bow at the Wyndham’s Theatre and I had an arrestingly good time with it.
After finishing in Falsettos at The Other Palace tonight (23 November 2019), Joel Montague will return to the West End to take over from YouTube star Joe Sugg as Ogie in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. His first performance takes place on Monday 2 December 2019.
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.
David Greig’s much-lauded mountaineering survival story fails to reach the dizzy heights.
A suicide. A lie. The unexpected… Dear Evan Hansen is an entertaining – and filled with talent – show, that will have a long life in the West End. And this is not a lie.
Final casting is announced today for the world premiere of Tom Stoppard’s new play Leopoldstadt.