Year: 2013

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.

Putting It Together at the St James Theatre

Putting It Together is a sparkling Stephen Sondheim revue at the St James Theatre starring David Bedella, Daniel Crossley, Janie Dee, Damian Humbley and Caroline Sheen.

Annie The Musical | Broadway Tickets

Little orphan Annie returns to Broadway in this big, lavish new production featuring terrific performances, directed by Tony winner James Lapine.

Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre | Broadway Tickets

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good… before Dorothy dropped in from Kansas, in the smash-hit Broadway show.

We Will Rock You Free Meal Deals

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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.

Thriller Live Free Meal Deals

Enjoy a free restaurant meal in the West End when buying tickets to Thriller Live with this great offer.

Mamma Mia! Free Meal Deals

Enjoy a free restaurant meal in the West End when buying tickets to MAMMA MIA!

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.

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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 …

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Dinosaur Zoo at the Phoenix Theatre

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo comes hot foot from Australia to bring awesome pre-historic creatures to life on the London stage.

Wind in the Willows set for West End; opportunity to invest

A new stage musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel The Wind in the Willows is set to open in London’s West End, and producers are giving theatregoers the chance to invest in the show.

Three Sisters at the Wyndham’s Theatre

Acclaimed Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky brings his acclaimed production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters to the Wyndham’s Theatre.

Uncle Vanya at the Wyndham’s Theatre

Acclaimed Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky brings his acclaimed production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya to the Wyndham’s Theatre.

The Full Monty – Video Trailer

Watch a trailer for the new stage adaptation of hit movie The Full Monty, coming to the Noel Coward Theatre.

West End sisters are doing it for themselves

Just when you thought that Viva Forever! had put Girl Power back about 40 years in the West End, the women of Theatreland are rising up – and it’s about time too.

West End Theatre gets a battering

We may think that West End Theatre is the best in the world, but not everyone does!… and that includes Louis Walsh.

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.

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 Nutcracker - Royal Opera House, Christmas 2017

The Nutcracker – Royal Ballet

Peter Wright’s classic Royal Ballet production of The Nutcracker returns to the Royal Opera House this Christmas.

Dancing on Ice – The Final Tour 2014

Join Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean for the last ever Dancing on Ice UK tour, as this spectacular live show comes to arenas across the country.

BLAM! at the Peacock Theatre

Acclaimed physical theatre company Neander bring their hit show BLAM! to London’s Peacock Theatre fresh from a wildly successful run in Edinburgh this summer.

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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Queen Extravaganza

Massive new Queen tribute tour produced by Queen drummer Roger Taylor hits the UK.

Dickens Abridged at the Arts Theatre

The Reduced Shakespeare Company founder Adam Long brings his high-speed journey through Dickens to the Arts Theatre this Christmas.

Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory

A Christmas treat at the Menier Chocolate Factory with Leonard Bernstein’s joyous musical Candide starring Jackie Clune, James Dreyfus, Scarlett Strallen and David Thaxton.

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.

London's Blue Plaques

Blue Plaques: Theatre People in London

London’s Blue Plaques are an institution and none more so than for theatre people. Here we take a celebratory tour of theatre blue plaques in London including Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, David Garrick, Edith Evans and many more.

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