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Back To The Future The Musical, London

Back To The Future musical to open in West End

Back To The Future The Musical is coming to London’s West End theatre-land in a spectacular new stage adaptation. Based on the classic 80s film franchise starring Michael J Fox, the musical follows Marty McFly, a rock ‘n’ roll teenager who is accidentally transported back in time, but before he can return to 1985 he must make sure his high school-aged parents fall in love in order to save his own existence. West End actor Olly Dobson (Bat Out Of Hell The Musical, Matilda) has been cast in the lead role of Marty McFly with further casting to be announced. Bob …

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The Jungle, Playhouse Theatre, London

Refugee play The Jungle transfers to West End

The Young Vic and National Theatre co-production of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s The Jungle will transfer to the Playhouse Theatre in June 2018. Directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, The Jungle debuted to critical acclaim at The Young Vic last year, selling-out the South London theatre’s limited run.     Set in France’s Calais camp, at one point Europe’s largest un-official refugee camp, the show tells stories of loss, fear, community and hope.   Miriam Buether’s in-the-round design will be re-imagined in the Playhouse Theatre; the Stalls will be reconfigured into the Afghan café in the Calais camp, …

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Stage Spy: Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins reunite for The Dresser

Sir Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser to be remade by the BBC starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen The Telegraph reports today that the BBC is planning a big new dramatisation of Ronald Harwood’s award-winning 1980 play The Dresser. Directed by Sir Richard Eyre, the production will see the two Sirs reunited after working with each other way back in the Sixties at Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre Company at the Old Vic. McKellen will play the dresser Norman, with Hopkins as the actor-manager “Sir”, believed to have been based on the great West End actor Sir Donald Wolfit. The …

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Photos: Billy Elliot Live

Photos of Billy Elliot Live at the Victoria Palace Theatre on Sunday 28 September 2014

Made in Dagenham – New Poster released

Photo Update: A new poster has been released for forthcoming musical Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre starring Gemma Arterton.

Photos of The Crucible

Production photos of The Crucible at the Old Vic starring Richard Armitage

Photos: Tony Awards 2014 – Performances

Tony Awards 2014: Check out these photos of performances given at this year’s awards including Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, awards host Hugh Jackman, Idina Menzel performs from If/Then Musical, Jennifer Hudson, Sting and more.

THE PAJAMA GAME: Peter Polycarpou and Gary Wilmot join the cast

Peter Polycarpou and Gary Wilmot join the cast of The Pajama Game at the Shaftesbury Theatre Further casting has been announced for Richard Eyre’s Chichester revival of The Pajama Game, which is playing the Shaftesbury Theatre from 2 May 2014. Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton will join the cast of the show, alongside already-announced leads Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. Peter Polycarpou and Colin Stinton will both reprise their roles as Vernon Hines and Hasler in the show, and Gary Wilmot will join the cast taking over the role of Vernon Hines from 2 June. The full cast …

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One Man, Two Guvnors celebrates milestone

National Theatre comedy One Man, Two Guvnors celebrates as it becomes the longest-running play ever at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket

The National Theatre’s Rufus Norris – Biography

A biography of RUFUS NORRIS, new Artistic Director of the National Theatre. Rufus Norris trained as an actor at RADA before becoming a theatre director. He came to prominence in 2001 with his production of Afore Night Came at the Young Vic, winning a Most Promising Newcomer Evening Standard Theatre Award. He won his second Evening Standard Award and the Critics Circle Award for his production of Festen in 2004. Other shows include an adaptation of DBC Pierre’s Booker Prize winning novel Vernon God Little at the Young Vic, and a West End revival of Cabaret, which won two Oliviers. …

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Haunted London – Special Offers

As the nights draw in, enjoy a scary day out in old London town as we feature these great (terrifying) things to do in the Capital. This feature includes a fabulous ticket offer on The Woman in Black – London’s scariest show. Also why not combine a matinee show of The Woman in Black with a Jack the Ripper Walking Tour and a visit to London’s greatest tourist attraction – The London Dungeon. Our great Discount Combo ticket to the Tower of London and the London Dungeon proves a handy way of exploring two spooky attractions and saving £5 per …

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Brits on Broadway this Autumn

British actors dominate Broadway this season as a host of famous UK names – including Daniel Craig, Ian McKellen, Mark Rylance and Orlando Bloom hit the Great White Way.

Future stars join West End talent for gala concert

A major musicals concert will be held at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Sunday 11 August 2013 featuring West End stars performing alongside talented youth arts groups from around the UK.

Stage set for biggest ever West End Live this weekend

This weekend’s annual theatre event West End Live is set to be the biggest ever as West End shows perform at the free event in Trafalgar Square this weekend (Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June).

West End Live set for 22 and 23 June in Trafalgar Square

Annual theatre event West End Live is set to return to Trafalgar Square this year for two days of FREE theatrical entertainment.From Here To Eternity, The Color Purple, Open Air’s The Sound Of Music to premiere at the event.

ATG buys Foxwoods Theatre on Broadway

BREAKING NEWS: The UK’s biggest theatre owner, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), has bought Foxwoods Theatre in New York.

VIDEO: New Les Mis mural

VIDEO: Cameron Mackintosh commissions Les Mis mural for the Queen’s Theatre

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