Chris Raven

Chris Raven is a freelance picture and feature contributor at WestEndTheatre.com with a background in entertainment and travel photo-journalism. He studied fashion photography at the London College of Fashion (University of Arts London). In addition to writing for WestEndTheatre.com Chris has co-written 4 books, 2 screen plays and is currently in the process of writing a new comedy. He has been a contributor at WestEndTheatre.com since 2016. You can contact Chris via email: chris [ @ ] westendtheatre.com

London Afternoon Teas

London’s top Afternoon Teas

Even the most dedicated theatre buff cannot live on showbiz alone, which makes Afternoon Tea the perfect meal to schedule in before that evening performance. Here we pick five of the best, from the glitzy Ritz to the alternative oriental afternoon tea of Yauatcha.

London Theatre Exhibitions

London’s top Theatre Exhibitions

Whilst the loss of the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden is still keenly felt, there are a number of opportunities to dip into the history of London’s theatre scene – from the V&A’s new Theatre & Performance space, to theatres such as the National and the Globe.

London Cocktail Bars

London’s top Cocktail Bars

The time between a matinee and an evening performance is better known as “the cocktail hour”. Here we reveal five tributes to all things shaken and stirred in our run down of fabulous cocktail bars in London.

London Backstage Tours

London’s top Backstage Tours

Going behind the curtain can be an eye-opening experience. The sheer scale of West End theatres such as Drury Lane, the National or the Royal Opera House is hugely impressive and a backstage tour is a great opportunity to see the hidden world of costume departments, scene-building and technical magic.

London's Haunted Theatres

London’s most Haunted Theatres

Discover London’s most haunted theatres as we go on a ghost hunt around the West End’s spookiest venues. From actor-managers stabbed to death at the stage door to floating heads, mysterious men in grey, spooks in the Stalls and strange backstage noises.

London Walking Tours

London’s top Walking Tours

London is a compact city that can only really be discovered by walking its streets. Experience the incredible history of London by taking a guided walking tour of the city, including Theatreland Walking Tours.

Chris Raven

Chris Raven

Chris Raven is a freelance picture and feature contributor

Chicago is back!

Check out Cuba Gooding Jr & Ruthie Henshall in Chicago The Musical

Girl From The North Country cast recording

Girl From The North Country announce cast recording

The Old Vic’s acclaimed production of Girl From The North Country has announced an official London cast recording. Written and directed by Conor McPherson and set to Bob Dylan’s songs, Girl from the North Country is aptly set in Bob Dylan’s hometown of Duluth, Minnesota in the depression era of 1934. The original story follows a guesthouse owner, Nick, who owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth who is losing her mind, their daughter and guests who all have a story to tell. Brought to life by a 20-piece company of actors and musicians, award-winning playwright …

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Imelda Staunton as Sally Durant Plummer in FOLLIES at the National Theatre (c) Johan Persson

First look at Follies

A glorious new production of Follies at the National Theatre

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