Month: January 2011

Photos: The Children’s Hour

Show images for The Children’s Hour at the Comedy Theatre in London, starring Elisabeth Moss, Keira Knightley, Ellen Burstyn, Carol Kane and Tobias Menzies.

The Woman in Black the Movie starring Daniel Radcliffe

Having scared West End audiences for over twenty years at the Fortune Theatre in London, Susan Hill’s terrifying ghost story The Woman in Black is set for a big screen remake starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Studios London has been making wax figures for over 150 years and remains one of the world’s great tourist attractions.

Sheridan Smith to return to West End

Legally Blonde’s Sheridan Smith and Rome’s James Purefoy will join Sienna Miller in Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket this March.

Open Air Theatre in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NR

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2011 Season

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre promises a fun-filled 2011 season including new productions of Lord of the Flies, The Beggar’s Opera, Pericles and Crazy for You.

The Tower of London

The iconic Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous buildings. Home to the Crown jewels and site of numerous executions!

Clybourne Park scoops awards

Bruce Norris’s new play Clybourne Park, produced by the Royal Court last year and transferring to the Wyndham’s Theatre from 28 January, has scooped two major best new play awards.

London Zoo

London Zoo has over 16,000 amazing animals to discover. With incredible animal displays and fascinating trails to follow, London Zoo is the perfect family day out.

Women Playwrights in the West End

Maggie B Gale’s excellent book West End Women: Women and the London stage 1918 – 1962 reveals the vital place of women playwrights within West End theatre history.

Natasha Hamilton in Blood Brothers tonight

This week in the West End two big shows see a change of stars as Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton joins the cast of Blood Brothers, and Carina Gillespie replaces Lauren Samuels as Sandy in Grease.

New this week: The Children’s Hour

New shows coming to London this week include The Children’s Hour at the Comedy Theatre starring Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss; the Royal Court’s award-winning Clybourne Park to the Wyndham’s Theatre; and Will & Grace star Leslie Jordan in his Trip Down the Pink Carpet.

Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down The Pink Carpet

Hilarious American actor Leslie Jordan brings his outrageous show to London. Best known for his role in Will & Grace, Jordan tells an entertaining collection of true life stories from small-town USA to the pink carpet of Hollywood.

Sondheim’s Follies to return to West End?

Exciting news for Sondheim fans. Trevor Nunn is taking over as artistic director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket, and one of the muted productions for his first season is a revival of classic musical Follies.

Nunn directs Sienna Miller in Rattigan

Trevor Nunn will direct Hollywood actress Sienna Miller in a new revival of Terence Rattigan’s 1942 play Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket this spring.

Tributes paid to Susannah York

Actress Susannah York has died at the age of 72. Her son, actor Orlando Wells, told the Telegraph newspaper that his mother had died after suffering from bone marrow cancer. He said she was “an absolutely fantastic mother”.

Jude Law in new Donmar season

Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Grandage announces his final season, starring Jude Law, Ruth Wilson, Douglas Hodge and Eddie Redmayne.

Me and My Girl to the Shaftesbury?

Anna Mackmin’s fun new production of Me and My Girl, which has been running over Christmas at the Sheffield Crucible (until 29 January) looks set to come to London.

APASSIONATA at the O2 Arena – Save £12

Experience the magic of APASSIONATA, featuring more than 40 horses, fast-paced action and an amazing sound track – all in the spectacular setting of the O2 Arena in London.

Offer: Blithe Spirit with Alison Steadman

Save £8.50 on tickets to see Blithe Spirit at the Apollo Theatre in London
Featuring an all-star cast including Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey) as Madame Arcati, Ruthie Henshall (Crazy for You) as Elvira, Hermione Norris (Spooks) as Ruth and Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet) as Charles Condomine.

Spider-Man No.1 on Broadway

The world’s most expensive musical, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, has knocked Wicked off the Number One slot at the box-office on Broadway.

Free Hotel Rooms in London

Celebrate winter with our great new hotel and theatre promotion, with blockbuster shows including Love Never Dies, Legally Blonde, Priscilla, Jersey Boys and Billy Elliot.

Press Release: Free London Hotel Rooms

A new initiative has been launched in London’s West End Theatre district this winter to promote a wide range of musicals and plays.

Tennant and Tate in Much Ado

Former Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate will reunite on stage this summer in a brand new production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Romeo and Juliet at the O2

The Royal Ballet present Kenneth MacMillan’s timeless classic Romeo and Juliet in the spectacular setting of the O2, featuring a stellar cast of Royal Ballet dancers including Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Mara Galeazzi, Edward Watson, Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg.

Shoes The Musical tickets at the Peacock Theatre

Richard Thomas and Stephen Mear’s fabulously original new dance show returns to London after a smash-hit run at Sadler’s Wells. “It’s shiny, exuberant and consciously naughty. A high-spirited night out” (The Independent).

Hancock, Suchet and Walter lead honours

Veteran stage and screen actors Sheila Hancock, David Suchet and Harriet Walter have been awarded New Year honours, along with Les Mis lyricist Herbert Kretzmer.

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