Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Nightly Show, with David Walliams, review: As flat as a Shrove Tuesday pancake

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The Nightly Show, with David Walliams, review: As flat as a Shrove Tuesday pancake

Recorded “as live” at a London theatre earlier this evening, the format aimed for a high-tempo mash-up of topical gags, studio games, celebrity guests and sketch clips. Unfortunately, it wasn’t high-tempo enough and felt under-cooked. Walliams' first ...

Gallery: New Bank Robbery cast

Official London Theatre described the show as "a sure fire hit packed with slick theatrical inventiveness, hilariously silly word play and gravity defying design." Check out the thrilling production photos of the new cast in action below, and then snag ...
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Decibels at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre – Review - London Theatre 1


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Decibels at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre – Review
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Decibels Belonging to a family of “loud, intense people” makes for a lot of anecdotes in the life of young Stephanie, a twenty-something who doesn't appear quite ready for the 'partner, children and mortgage' lifestyle that, come the end of the play ...

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Gallery: New Bank Robbery cast
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Official London Theatre described the show as "a sure fire hit packed with slick theatrical inventiveness, hilariously silly word play and gravity defying design." Check out the thrilling production photos of the new cast in action below, and then snag ...

London Theatre Guide – London West End - London Theatre 1


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London Theatre Guide – London West End
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Dreamgirls Our guide to London theatre – in particular for the West End, but also a mention of a few selected Off West End venues. There are over 40 West End theatres and over 100 Off West End venues.


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Monday, 27 February 2017

Dance Takes Centre Stage in two Stunning West End Musicals - LondonTheatre.co.uk

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Dance Takes Centre Stage in two Stunning West End Musicals - LondonTheatre.co.uk


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Dance Takes Centre Stage in two Stunning West End Musicals
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At a recent rehearsal for the revival it was clear that this highly skilled cast are ready to bring down the houses night after night at London's iconic Theatre Royal Drury Lane. With one of the widest and deepest proscenium stages in the capital ...

Review of Lizzie the Musical at the Greenwich Theatre - LondonTheatre.co.uk


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Review of Lizzie the Musical at the Greenwich Theatre
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Whilst London audiences are used to new musicals arriving in the UK via New York and North America it's certainly a novelty to welcome one following a premiere in Denmark. The UK premiere of Lizzie carries with it all the surface-level sensibilities of ...
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Motown seek next Young Michael Jackson - Official London Theatre


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Motown seek next Young Michael Jackson
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The West End production of Motown The Musical will hold open auditions on Saturday 18 March for the opportunity to portray the young Michael Jackson with the adult cast of the hit musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Natalie Gallacher at Pippa Ailion ...

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Last Chance to Catch London's Fringe Festival 2017

Mat Burt, one of the festival’s three directors (alongside Tim Wilson and Andy George) says that by offering a festival in the months that London theatre (and everyone else) hibernates, they are creating “something to be cheerful about in the dark days.”

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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Globe & Rylance celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday | Official London ... - Official London Theatre

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Shakespeare's Globe and Mark Rylance have announced All Places That The Eye Of Heaven Visits, a unique event at Westminster Abbey, in celebration of ...
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Simon Callow directs all-star Philanthropist cast - Official London Theatre


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Simon Callow directs all-star Philanthropist cast
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BAFTA award winning writer, actor and musician Matt Berry is best known for his roles in comedy hits The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh (BBC3), and as star and writer of sitcom Toast of London (Channel 4), while Simon Bird is best known for his star-making ...
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Review of The Girls - Gary Barlow's new musical at The Phoenix Theatre - LondonTheatre.co.uk


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Review of The Girls - Gary Barlow's new musical at The Phoenix Theatre
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As such, it is a direct line from Firth's sometime collaborator Willy Russell's Blood Brothers (which coincidentally played the greater part of its nearly quarter of a century London run at this same address), and speaks (and sings) with the same ...
The Girls extends to July 2017Official London Theatre
The Girls, Phoenix Theatre, London, review: A fresh and joyous attempt to reinvent the material rather some tired ...The Independent
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Architectural groups support proposed bill to protect London's heritage properties

vacant since 2014 Loew's London Theatre (c1920) 194 Dundas Street Designed by renowned American theatre and cinema architect Thomas Lamb who created over 300 theatres across North America including Toronto’s Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre (1914); Beaux ...

Coronado Playhouse Presents THE 39 STEPS, Running March 24-April 23

The 39 Steps ran in London's West End for 9 years, the 5th longest-running play in the history of London theatre winning numerous awards including the Olivier and What's On Stage awards for Best Comedy. It ran for 771 performances on Broadway, winning both ...

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Saturday, 25 February 2017

London night tsar calls on theatres to stay open later

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London night tsar calls on theatres to stay open later

Her comments follow similar observations by Society of London Theatre chief executive Julian Bird, who said the introduction of the Night Tube could lead to more flexible start and finish times for shows and special late-night events. They also coincide ...

Live London theatre coming to the Moncrieff

LIVE THEATRE: No Man's Land starring Ian McKellen as Spooner and Patrick Stewart as Hirst will be showing at the Moncrieff entertainment Centre tomorrow. Contributed FOUR award-winning and classic theatre pieces will be screened at Moncrieff Entertainment ...

Acclaimed Manchester musical Hair is heading for a London theatre

CityLife Award nominated Manchester musical Hair is transferring to London following its acclaimed debut up north. The production, created by the city's first space dedicated to musicals Hope Mill Theatre, is heading for an off-West End theatre this autumn ...
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Kali Theatre Company presents READY OR NOT by Naylah Ahmed - London Theatre 1


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Kali Theatre Company presents READY OR NOT by Naylah Ahmed
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Ready or Not Poster London-based KALI THEATRE boasts an ever growing reputation for supporting and producing ground-breaking work by British South Asian female playwrights. Last year's production, The Dishonoured by Aamina Ahmad, was critically ...

Open Auditions held to find young Michael Jackson in Motown the ... - LondonTheatre.co.uk


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Open Auditions held to find young Michael Jackson in Motown the ...
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Producers of the West End production of Motown the Musical have announced that they are holding open auditions to find the role of young Michael Jackson ...
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Friday, 24 February 2017

Twelfth Night at The National Theatre – Review - London Theatre 1

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Twelfth Night at The National Theatre – Review - London Theatre 1


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Twelfth Night at The National Theatre – Review
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Directors love playing around with Shakespeare. There is something in the stories he wrote and the language he used which gives so many of his plays the flexibility to be staged in weird and wonderful ways. I've seen Othello set in the world of ...
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In rehearsal: Filthy Business - Official London Theatre


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In rehearsal: Filthy Business
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Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Ryan Craig's fiery family drama Filthy Business. Directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall, this new ... 1968, East London. Over the years and against all the odds, Yetta Solomon has built a thriving ...


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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Top 10 West End Theatre Shows In London

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Top 10 West End Theatre Shows In London

Taking place in the New London Theatre, the show is a high octane, catchy and fun-filled story about a teacher who adds a big dose of rock to his lessons. Les Miserables tops the list of best London theatre shows due to its award-winning production and ...

Theatre loses too much talent to screen: let's cheer those who make it back

There comes a point where it makes more sense to live in LA, at which point London theatre becomes but a distant memory. Look, Oscars don't land in actors' laps. They are rarely the result of one role alone. To win an Oscar, one has to first win the sort ...
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Video: 5 ways to perfect your Flamenco Dancing - Official London Theatre


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Video: 5 ways to perfect your Flamenco Dancing
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The Flamenco Festival London 2017 is in full, sizzling flow at Sadler's Wells Theatre, with fiery dance and music displays taking over the building to mark the venue's renowned annual season. With a spectacular programme of the very best dancers and ...

Simon Callow to direct new production of The Philanthropist at ... - LondonTheatre.co.uk


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Simon Callow to direct new production of The Philanthropist at ...
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It has been announced that Simon Callow will direct a new production of Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist which will run at the Trafalgar Studios from 3 ...
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Skins star Hannah Murray heads revival of Posh at the Pleasance Theatre - LondonTheatre.co.uk

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Skins star Hannah Murray heads revival of Posh at the Pleasance Theatre - LondonTheatre.co.uk


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Skins star Hannah Murray heads revival of Posh at the Pleasance Theatre
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The hit play will be reinvented for the first time by a company of all-female actors. Darkly comic and disgracefully entertaining, Posh began life at the Royal Court Theatre in 2010 before transferring to the West End and being adapted into the 2014 ...
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All-Female Version of Posh to Star Game of Thrones' Hannah MurrayPlaybill.com

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Theatre Royal Stratford East develops new musical theatre | Official ... - Official London Theatre


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Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced a year-long partnership with the New Musical Development Collective (NMDC), a brand new company focused on ...
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Review of The Wild Party at The Other Palace - LondonTheatre.co.uk


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It's a welcome addition to London's theatrical landscape, which has hitherto not had a single theatre devoted exclusively to musicals, even if two-thirds of the West End's annual audience go to them over anything else. And yet a show like The Wild ...
The Wild Party, theatre review: Gin, skin, sin and fun opens Andrew Lloyd Webber's new PalaceEvening Standard
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Six reasons why 2017 could be a momentous year for London theatre

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Theatre Royal Stratford East develops new musical theatre

Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced a year-long partnership with the New Musical Development Collective (NMDC), a brand new company focused on dramaturgy and development of British musicals and artists. The NMDC launches this month with its ...

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Sarah & Duck come to the Polka Theatre - Official London Theatre

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Sarah & Duck come to the Polka Theatre - Official London Theatre


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Sarah & Duck come to the Polka Theatre
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The enchanting world of CBeebies' hit animated series Sarah & Duck will be brought to life on stage for the first time this Spring, as it plays at the Polka Theatre. Featuring a host of wonderful characters from the BAFTA Award-winning show, embarking ...

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What the West End wears | Official London Theatre
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In the past year or so, some truly fabulous costumes have hit the boards of the West End and the Great White Way. Whether in new shows or revivals, the togs ...

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Vivienne Franzmann returns to Royal Court | Official London Theatre
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Vivienne Franzmann will return to the Royal Court Theatre with new play Bodies, directed by Jude Christian and premiering in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, this ...
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First Look at Gary Barlow's The Girls Musical at the Phoenix Theatre - LondonTheatre.co.uk


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First Look at Gary Barlow's The Girls Musical at the Phoenix Theatre
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First production images have been released of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical The Girls which opens at The Phoenix Theatre in London's West End on ...
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Theatre Tickets Today in London

Grab your London theatre tickets today and enjoy all the wonder of this spectacular show. The Shaftbury Avenue Theatre has played host to some of the world's biggest theatrical productions, but none have had as much soul and character as Motown ...

WICKED Named Best West End Show for Third Time at WhatsOnStage Awards

Acclaimed as "one of the West End's true modern classics" (Metro), WICKED is already the 17th longest running show in London theatre history and has played over 4000 performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre where it is now in its 11th smash hit year.

Samuel French Closes London Theatre Bookshop

We were saddened to hear today that play publisher Samuel French will close their theatre bookshop in London in mid-April. Samuel French has been publishing plays in London for over 187 years, but faced with a rental increase of 200%, the shop's current ...

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Monday, 20 February 2017

Whatsonstage Awards presentations parallel the ascendancy of British theatre

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Whatsonstage Awards presentations parallel the ascendancy of British theatre

The other one served partly as a tongue-in- cheek summary of key events in the London theatre scene over the past year, and partly as a sort of Gilbert and Sullivan-esque patter-song, in which, quite impressively, every single nominated performer was name ...
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The other one served partly as a tongue-in- cheek summary of key events in the London theatre scene over the past year, and partly as a sort of Gilbert and Sullivan-esque patter-song, in which, quite impressively, every single nominated performer was ...
Harry Potter casts another spell with eight gongs at theatre awardsEast Lothian Courier
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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Review of Red Zone Theatre's September 11th - London Theatre 1

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Review of Red Zone Theatre's September 11th
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Some of the traditions and rituals that take place in the show are somewhat unfamiliar to Western audiences, thus a post-show talk with the show's director, Kuhel Khalid proved most insightful (there's one every night during this short London run). The ...


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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Casting announced for Killology at Royal Court Theatre - Official London Theatre

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Casting announced for Killology at Royal Court Theatre - Official London Theatre


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Casting announced for Killology at Royal Court Theatre
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Se├ín Gleeson, Richard Mylan and Sion Daniel Young will play the three roles in Gary Owen's new play Killology, a co-production between the Royal Court Theatre London and Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. In 2015 Gary Owen's Iphigenia in Splott won the UK ...

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Acclaimed Manchester musical Hair is heading for a London theatre ...
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CityLife Award nominated Manchester musical Hair is transferring to London following its acclaimed debut up north. The production, created by the city's first ...
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Five Fascinating Facts about Ben Jonson

He started writing for the London theatre in his mid-twenties, and his first play to make a real splash was The Isle of Dogs, in 1597. However, this play – co-authored with Thomas Nashe – made its mark for the wrong reason. The play was suppressed for ...

Prince Harry surprises rugby fans at England training

Harry and Meghan spotted on London theatre date! For Valentine's Day, the lovebirds are believed to have celebrated at Harry's home in Kensington Palace. A source told Us Weekly: "Harry and Meghan are together at Kensington Palace. Tonight, she and Harry ...

London Theatre: March Highlights

David Tennant is a sex addict, Damian Lewis is in love with a goat and the Labour Party is splitting: London theatres are not short of drama this March. Here's the five best plays to see this month. S' wonderful news for musical theatre fans in London ...

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