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West End Hot Watch: Natalie McQueen

Actress and singer Natalie McQueen is currently performing in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria playing in the Ensemble and covering Elphaba.

Cirque du Soleil to develop West End and Broadway shows

Entertainment group Cirque du Soleil announce new theatrical division. The worldwide entertainment group Cirque du Soleil has announced that it is launching a new theatrical division based in New York to develop shows for Broadway, the West End and international tours. The Quebec based circus group has named Scott Zeiger the head of Cirque du Soleil Theatrical, which will stage productions using the company’s signature style and aesthetic but with a marked shift from the current Vegas and touring shows Cirque du Soleil audiences are used to. Zeiger co-founded BASE, which produced Vegas adaptations of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of

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Enjoy big savings on three acclaimed operas from English National Opera: Rigoletto, Peter Grimes and Rodelinda

New Theatre Dames: Penelope Keith, Angela Lansbury join New Year Honours 2014

The UK’s New Year Honours list has been announced and a number of high-profile West End, theatre and arts people have been honoured.

Highlights of this year’s list include West End producer Michael Codron, actresses Penelope Keith and Angela Lansbury, The Phantom of the Opera choreographer Gillian Lynne, former artistic director of the Royal Court Dominic Cooke and Cameron Mackintosh’s right-hand man Nick Allott.

Let It Be Free Meal Deals

Enjoy a free restaurant meal in the West End when buying tickets to Let It Be with this great offer.

Wicked hits 3,000th landmark tomorrow

Musical WICKED will hit a major milestone in the West End tomorrow, 16 November 2013, having played for 3,000 performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London.

Great offers on Comedy in the West End

Enjoy a great West End comedy this winter with some crowd-pleasing plays and musicals guaranteed to make you laugh. Offers include One, Man Two Guvnors, Barking in Essex, The Duck House and more. One Man, Two Guvnors Save up to 38% TICKETS FROM £11 FLASH SALE: Catch this hilarious National Theatre show in its last months in the West End Barking in Essex Save up to 35% FLASH SALE TICKET SALE: Diabolically funny new comedy starring Sheila Hancock, Lee Evans and Keeley Hawes The Duck House Save up to 29% WICKEDLY FUNNY Outrageous new comedy about the MP’s expenses scandal

West End Theatre: News this week

A round-up of news and gossip from the West End this week, including Denise van Outen’s new one-woman show, gala nights at One Man, Two Guvnors and The Bodyguard, The Lion King reaches its 14th birthday and more.

Private Lives to be screened in cinemas

Jonathan Kent’s production of Noel Coward’s Privates Lives, which originated in Chichester and recently closed at the Gielgud Theatre, is to get a big-screen outing.

Broadway: This Week’s News Round-up

Daniel Evans in a gay version of Company, Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Wicked celebrates its 10th anniversary, The Lion King tops the billion mark and more.

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.

Jake Gyllenhaal set for West End return

Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal has spoken about returning to the London stage following his 2002 performance in This Is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre.

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

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.

New Poster: Much Ado About Nothing starring Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones

New Poster: Mark Rylance directs Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones in Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Vic Theatre this Autumn. While young lovers Claudio and Hero threaten to have their imminent nuptials thwarted by the resentful scheming of a Prince, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice (Vanessa Redgrave) and Benedick (James Earl Jones). Redgrave and Earl Jones take on these roles for the first time. Book tickets to Much Ado About Nothing starring Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones

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