Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Rory Kinnear announced as a new Ambassador for Cardboard Citizens - Official London Theatre

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Rory Kinnear announced as a new Ambassador for Cardboard Citizens
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Rory said: “I am honoured to be an Ambassador for Cardboard Citizens, an unusual charity which uses theatre in multiple ways to help homeless and ex-homeless people move forwards with their lives. This year the company is celebrating its 25th birthday, ...

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The National Theatre today launches the first episode in a 10 part podcast series seeking to interact with the social and cultural questions of our time, using ...

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New Harry Potter images released - Official London Theatre


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New Harry Potter images released
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Ahead of the new cast's first performance at London's Palace Theatre on Wednesday (24 May 2017), the Producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child release a first-look set of portraits by Charlie Gray. Seen in character for the first time are Jamie ...
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Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire in West End world premiere - Official London Theatre


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Labour of Love, with Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire leading the company. Labour of Love sees the return of MGC to the West End following Photograph 51 and their acclaimed 2013/14 season, also at the Noel Coward Theatre, and for Headlong with ...
Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire star in James Graham's Labour of Love at the Noel Coward TheatreLondonTheatre.co.uk
Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire to star in new James Graham playWhatsOnStage.com

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F. Murray Abraham to star in The Mentor at The Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End - LondonTheatre.co.uk


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Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Nica Burns have announced that they will transfer their recent production of Daniel Kehlmann's The Mentor starring F. Murray Abraham to the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End for a limited run from 24 June to 2 ...
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Monday, 22 May 2017

WEST END BAKE OFF in aid of Acting For Others - London Theatre 1

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I was impressed with Iris Theatre's gingerbread house, put together to mark their forthcoming production of Hansel and Gretel. Overall, the more popular stands were the ones that were more enthusiastic in getting the punters in – by the time I left ...

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Mamma Mia! Here we go again: Hollywood bosses CONFIRM sequel to 2008's ABBA-themed hit

The title of the musical is, of course, taken from the group's 1975 chart-topper of the same name. As of 2016, the show is the eighth longest-running show in London theatre history, as well as various international productions.

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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Review of JUDY! Arts Theatre London - London Theatre 1

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Fittingly for an unconventional woman, Rackham's piece takes an unconventional approach. He presents to us Judy in three stages of her career, the tenacious young girl vying against Shirley Temple for her first role as Dorothy, Palace Theatre Judy at ...
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42ND STREET Wins Third Annual West End Bake Off Benefiting Acting for Others

Talk about 42 hours, it must have taken 142 hours!" West End Bake Off is supported by Official London Theatre. Acting for Others is an umbrella organisation that represents 15 UK theatrical charities. These charities are: ACT - Actor's Children's Trust ...

Cheap days out in London: From cheap West End theatre tickets and tours to free museums to visit the capital for less

Here's the top places to find cheap London theatre deals: London may be known for its extortionate food and drink prices, but there are ways to eat for less in the capital. Carnaby Street is a popular hot spot for tourists and Londoners alike - from ...

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

The Other Palace rolls out development programme - Official London Theatre

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The Other Palace rolls out development programme
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Having opened in February 2017 as a new home for musical theatre, the Other Palace aims to discover, develop and reimagine musicals. The team behind the venue want the spaces to be used to nurture the next ... Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “I want The ...

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Hampstead announces Autumn season - Official London Theatre


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Hampstead announces Autumn season
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The Hampstead Theatre has announced its Autumn season 2017 for the Main Stage, including two world premieres and stars Robert Lindsay and Claire Skinner. The season opens with the world premiere of Prism, based on the life of ... Miss Roach is forced ...
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Labour of Love, with Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire leading the company. Labour of Love sees the return of MGC to the West End following Photograph ...
Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire star in James Graham's ...LondonTheatre.co.uk
Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire to star in new James Graham ...WhatsOnStage.com

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Robert Lindsay and Claire Skinner lead Hampstead Theatre season

The play will premiere at the north London theatre, running from September 6 to October 14. Press night will be on September 14, and the production will also be directed by Johnson. The theatre's autumn season also includes a revival of Simon Gray's Cell ...

UK: John Farrell Arena Group, UK Theatres

The Society of London Theatre, which measures these figures, said this marked a 1.7 percent year-on-year increase. UK Theatre, the body responsible for the majority of theaters outside of the English capital, measured overall ticket sales of £471.7 ...

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Friday, 19 May 2017

Front Of House Staff Can Have A Big Impact On Theatre Access

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Front Of House Staff Can Have A Big Impact On Theatre Access

Last year, I went to see Show Boat at the New London Theatre. As a part-time wheelchair user, I would never usually book tickets without first researching accessibility, but this was a one-time, spontaneous trip and obviously, I couldn't live with myself ...

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The Editor’s View: Culture wars rage on in our opera houses

Magazine. He is also the author of the London Theatre Report and a founder of the My Theatre Matters! campaign. Our opera special arrives this week, riding on the coat tails of a small controversy. Exeunt, a website that specialises in experimental and ...
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The Mentor makes West End move - Official London Theatre


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The Mentor makes West End move
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Laurence Boswell's acclaimed production of Daniel Kehlmann's compelling comedy The Mentor will transfer to the West End this summer. Playing at London's Vaudeville Theatre from 24 June to 2 September, with opening night for press on Tuesday 4 July, ...
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The F. Murray Abraham-Led The Mentor Will Transfer to West EndPlaybill.com

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

UK: John Farrell Arena Group, UK Theatres

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UK: John Farrell Arena Group, UK Theatres

The Society of London Theatre, which measures these figures, said this marked a 1.7 percent year-on-year increase. UK Theatre, the body responsible for the majority of theaters outside of the English capital, measured overall ticket sales of £471.7 ...

Arts funding crisis: minister says government money ‘worst solution’ to plugging cuts

Ahead of the election on June 8, UK Theatre, the Society of London Theatre and Equity have all called for efforts to combat cuts to local arts funding to be redoubled.

World famous show War Horse announces Sussex date during UK tour

War Horse, which has been seen by over seven million people worldwide, completed its record-breaking eight year London run at the New London Theatre on March 12 2016. It has won 25 awards, including the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway. Directed by ...

Thomas Dennis, Bob Fox, and More Announced for UK Tour of WAR HORSE

War Horse received its world premiere on 9 October 2007 at the National Theatre, where it played for two seasons before opening at the New London Theatre in March 2009. Since then, War Horse has been seen in 97 cities in 10 countries, including productions ...
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Stockard Channing to star in Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia - Official London Theatre


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Stockard Channing to star in Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia
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Hollywood and Broadway icon Stockard Channing will return to the London stage this summer, to star in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell's acclaimed drama Apologia, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd. Opening at ...
Stockard Channing returns to the West End in Apologia at Trafalgar ...LondonTheatre.co.uk
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Adrian Mole Musical makes Menier London debut | Official London ... - Official London Theatre


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Adrian Mole Musical makes Menier London debut | Official London ...
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In the titular character's 50th birthday year, the Menier Chocolate Factory has today announced a brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary Of ...
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical heading ...LondonTheatre.co.uk
Menier Chocolate Factory to stage new production of The Secret ...WhatsOnStage.com
Adrian Mole's secret diary coming to the stage for musical at Menier Chocolate FactoryEvening Standard

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Ticketing tips: How to buy London theatre tickets - Official London Theatre


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When trying to buy London theatre tickets to a West End show, there're plenty of things to take into account, whether it be finding exactly what you're looking for (London offers plays, musicals, operas, dance, and much more), where to look to find the ...


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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Woman accused of lying in Rolf Harris case

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Woman accused of lying in Rolf Harris case

Witnesses on Tuesday gave evidence in support of her claim, with one former youth band member saying he recalled seeing her very upset and crying at the London theatre and that her father was noticeably irritated. Another band member from the 1971 festival ...

A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist created for everyone aged six and over news…

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre was voted London Theatre of the Year in the Stage Awards 2017, and recently announced a collaboration with English National Opera for their 2018 season, with Timothy Sheader directing Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the ...

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Regent's Park announces Dickens Uncovered casts | Official ... - Official London Theatre


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Regent's Park announces Dickens Uncovered casts | Official ...
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Full casting and completed creative teams have been announced for Dickens Uncovered at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, two shows playing in repertory to ...

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West End Bares back for 2017 - Official London Theatre


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West End Bares back for 2017
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Following last year's two sold-out shows, West End Bares, theatre's cheekiest annual fundraiser, is returning on Sunday 29 October 2017 to The Novello Theatre at 7pm and 9.30pm in aid of the Make A Difference Trust. This year's theme and celebrity ...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is ‘a surprisingly captivating and compelling show’

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is ‘a surprisingly captivating and compelling show’

In the last few months, more than one producer has questioned me directly about whether a certain show praised by critics and audiences in a smaller London theatre would succeed if a West End transfer were considered. Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour proves ...

Greene King : PUB BASED THEATRE GROUP CELEBRATING WEST END TRANSFER

During this time the London Theatre Workshop (LTW) has grown and developed exponentially. With dozens of BroadwayWorld, Off-West-End, and Also Recognised award nominations, across a number of our productions in Fulham, and winning London Theatre Pub of the ...

Game Of Thrones' Natalie Dormer returns to London theatre in Venus In Fur

Game Of Thrones star Natalie Dormer will return to London theatre to play an actress who turns up unannounced for an audition in black comedy Venus In Fur. The actress will appear alongside Victoria’s David Oakes in the David Ives play, which will be ...
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Taj Express receives UK premiere at The Peacock - Official London Theatre


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Taj Express receives UK premiere at The Peacock
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Transporting the kaleidoscopic colours of India into the heart of London's West End from Tuesday 13 June - Sunday 2 July 2017, Taj Express follows the story of ones man's passion and another man's genius. Young composer Shankar struggles with his music ...

Slava's Snowshow returns to Southbank - Official London Theatre


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Slava's Snowshow returns to Southbank
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The multi-award winning international clowning sensation Slava's Snowshow will return to London's Southbank Centre this winter for an unprecedented fifth season of festive magic from 18 December – 4 January 2018. A combination of theatrical clowning ...

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Monday, 15 May 2017

Budget aftershocks leave arts students high and dry

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Budget aftershocks leave arts students high and dry

‘Consider; in my professional life I've had all these shows, I've had an associate job at a mainstage theatre company, I was literary manager at a London theatre, I've won three premiers awards and a bunch of other trophies, worked in 10 ...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Acting For Others award-winners announced - Official London Theatre

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Acting For Others award-winners announced - Official London Theatre


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Acting For Others award-winners announced
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The Golden Bucket Award, London, which is awarded to the Theatreland show which raised the most money through bucket collections went to The Book Of Mormon. Other recipients included Bill Kenwright Limited (Tour De Force Award - for most supportive ...
Christopher Biggins among winners of theatrical charity award ...The Stage

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Geri Horner enjoys a bonding session with daughter Bluebell as they join Preeya Kalidas and the School Of Rock cast backstage in the West End

But Geri Horner was joined by her oldest child, daughter Bluebell, as they posed backstage with the School Of Rock cast at the New London theatre, Drury Lane on Saturday. The former Spice Girls bandmate, 44, looked slender as she showcased her post-baby ...

Katherine Jackson's nephew demands she pay his legal costs

Game Of Thrones' Natalie Dormer returns to London theatre in Venus In Fur Game Of Thrones star Natalie Dormer will return to London theatre to play an actress who turns up unannounced for an audition in black comedy Venus In Fur.

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

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In rehearsal: The Ugly One

#theatre #london #rehearsals #beauty #identity #londontheatre A post shared by Official London Theatre (@londontheatre) on May 12, 2017 at 5:54am PDT Staged ten years after its debut at the Royal Court Theatre, The Ugly One will run at the Park Theatre ...
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Acting For Others award-winners announced | Official London Theatre
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The awards celebrate the most supportive and successful fundraisers, who have helped the charity raise £380,000 over the previous twelve months. The Golden ...
Christopher Biggins among winners of theatrical charity award ...The Stage

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In rehearsal: The Ugly One
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Staged ten years after its debut at the Royal Court Theatre, The Ugly One will run at the Park Theatre from 1-24 June, with press night on 9 June. Directed by 2016 James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award winner Roy Alexander Weise and following his ...


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Friday, 12 May 2017

The Editor’s View: Box office boom belies the cuts damaging theatre’s roots

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The Editor’s View: Box office boom belies the cuts damaging theatre’s roots

Magazine. He is also the author of the London Theatre Report and a founder of the My Theatre Matters! campaign. Theatre’s box office performance against a worsening backdrop of funding cuts is impressive, but it should not be read without a series of ...

ORDINARY DAYS at London Theatre Workshop

Following two sold out performances at the Hen and Chickens in October, Streetlights, People! Productions are transferring their production of Adam Gwon's award-winning musical Ordinary Days to London Theatre Workshop for a strictly limited three-week ...

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In rehearsal: Annie - Official London Theatre


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In rehearsal: Annie
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It's A Hard Knock Life for some of the kids' characters in beloved family musical Annie - but judging from the beaming smiles on their young faces, the cast, including Miranda Hart, are having a rich time in the rehearsal room.
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The Stage Supports ambassadors announced - Official London Theatre


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The Stage Supports ambassadors announced
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The Stage has announced five illustrious ambassadors for The Stage Supports, the publication's campaign to celebrate and nurture on- and offstage talent in theatre and the performing arts. The five ambassadors, actor Noma Dumezweni, director Michael ...

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Paapa Essiedu's Hamlet to hit Hackney - Official London Theatre


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Paapa Essiedu's Hamlet to hit Hackney
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Paapa won Best Performance in a Play at the UK Theatre Awards in 2016 for his portrayal of Hamlet, with his other RSC credits including Edmund in King Lear, Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Mouse and his Child. Additional theatre credits ...
RSC's Hamlet starring Paapa Essiedu to play London and tourWhatsOnStage.com
Paapa Essiedu's Hamlet to tour the UK in 2018The Stage

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Bake Off unveils 2017 judges & bakers - Official London Theatre

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Bake Off unveils 2017 judges & bakers - Official London Theatre


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Bake Off unveils 2017 judges & bakers
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Today, the West End Bake Off, in aid of theatrical charity Acting for Others, announced Dame Barbara Windsor will return to the judging panel for a third year alongside first time Bake Off judges Arlene Phillips and Janie Dee. The third annual West End ...

Video: Set Build for Life Of Galileo - Official London Theatre


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Video: Set Build for Life Of Galileo
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Designer Lizzie Clachlan said, "Transforming the Main House at the Young Vic is always one of my favourite creative challenges; the flexibility of the space makes each production really unique and gives audiences a chance to experience theatre in a ...

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Time for another round: the rebirth of pub theatre

Easy as it is to romanticise the past, there’s a fair bit of truth in that. London theatre has changed – almost beyond recognition. Pub theatres haven’t. Run on a shoestring, stuck in shabby black boxes, how could they? The Play That Goes Wrong ...

Cuts yet to bite as UK box office banks £1.1bn

When combined with the Society of London Theatre’s 2016 figures, which include the principal West End and London theatres, box office income across the whole of the UK totalled £1.12 billion in 2016. This marked an increase of £30 million on 2015.

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