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Jack O'Connell pr shot for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, London

JACK O’CONNELL

JACK O’CONNELL in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Sienna Miller pr shot for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, London

SIENNA MILLER

SIENNA MILLER in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Tom Hollander headshot

TOM HOLLANDER

TOM HOLLANDER in Travesties

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

The creative team behind The Play That Goes Wrong bring Christmas special Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Apollo theatre

Video: Urinetown The Musical at the Apollo Theatre

Producers of forthcoming musical URINETOWN have released a brand new trailer for the show. Starting previews on 29 September 2014, cult Broadway musical URINETOWN transfers into the West End’s Apollo Theatre following a smash-hit run at the St James Theatre. Directed by Jamie Lloyd and designed by Soutra Gilmour, this multi-Tony Award winning show stars Olivier Award winner Jenna Russell as Penelope Pennywise, Jonathan Slinger as Officer Lockstock, and EastEnders’ Marc Elliott as Mr McQueen. BOOK SPECIAL OFFERS AVAILABLE: Book tickets to Urinetown The Musical at the Apollo Theatre VIDEO New trailer for Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcs52VjoPkM

Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre

Director Jamie Lloyd and designer Soutra Gilmour continue their march on West End domination with the West End transfer of cult Broadway musical URINETOWN to the Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre London

Apollo Theatre, 31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS in The Audience

Hollywood star Kristin Scott Thomas returns to the West End to play Her Majesty The Queen in Peter Morgan’s drama The Audience at the Apollo Theatre.

Jez Butterworth’s Multi Award Winning Jerusalem Returns To London For Strictly Limited 14 Week Season

Ian Rickson’s Royal Court Theatre production of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem will return to London’s West End for a strictly limited 14 week engagement hot on the heels of a triumphant Broadway run. Mark Rylance will reprise his Olivier and Tony award-wining performance as Johnny “Rooster” Byron, directed by Ian Rickson. Previewing at the Apollo Theatre from 8 October 2011, with press night on 17 October, Jerusalem is booking until 14 January 2012. Designs are by Ultz, with lighting by Mimi Jordan Sherin, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and music by Stephen Warbeck. Jerusalem is produced in the West End by Royal Court Theatre Productions and by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Yes, Prime Minister returns

The successful Chichester production of Yes, Prime Minister is making a welcome return to the West End this summer, from 6 July to 17 September 2011.

Yes, Prime Minister tickets at the Apollo Theatre

UNTIL 17 SEPTEMBER AT THE APOLLO THEATRE: Yes, Prime Minister returns to the West End based on the classic BBC sitcom, starring Simon Williams and Richard McCabe. Transfers to the Gielgud Theatre from 20 September.

Opening this week: Blithe Spirit, Flare Path

Première’s this week in the West End include Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit starring Alison Steadman and Ruthie Henshall, Sienna Miller in Flare Path, Polly Rae in Hurly Burly, Matthew Kelly in Sign of the Times and the Olivier Awards this Sunday 13 March.

Photos: Alison Steadman in Blithe Spirit

Production photos of Blithe Spirit at the Apollo Theatre in London.

Noel Coward’s blissful comedy Blithe Spirit starts previews at the Apollo Theatre featuring an all-star cast including Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey), Ruthie Henshall (Chicago), Hermione Norris (Spooks) and Robert Bathurst (Hattie). The revival is directed by the award-winning Thea Sharrock (After the Dance).

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.

Apollo Theatre in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

The Country Girl: Save on tickets

Save £9.50 on tickets to see Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove in The Country Girl at the Apollo Theatre in London

Opening this week: Onassis, Flashdance

This week’s West End openings range from classic American drama to modern Greek tragedy, with Pittsburgh flashdancing and West End blues thrown in. Plus the 80th birthday of a Wicked West End theatre.

Opening this week in London

A busy week for London theatre as comedy, Shakespeare, showgirls and Ben Barnes hit the West End, plus Hamlet, Yes Prime Minister, Les Miserables

The Country Girl

Jenny Seagrove and Martin Shaw star in Clifford Odets’s The Country Girl, about a once-great theatre star who is given the chance to make a major comeback.

All My Sons

David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker star in Arthur Miller’s powerful drama, directed by Howard Davies.

Cold Feet reunited for Coward

Cold Feet stars Hermione Norris and Robert Bathurst to star in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at the Apollo Theatre alongside Alison Steadman

West End Star Watch: Update

Our regular round-up of theatre names hitting town or making the news. This issue includes Alison Steadman, Jenny Galloway, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Haid, Robert Lindsay and Anthony Sher.

New shows this week

New shows starting this week: The Fantasticks, The Crucible, All My Sons and Dream of the Dog

Rylance Broadway bound

The West End’s man-of-the-moment Mark Rylance will star in a revival of David Hirson’s comedy drama La Bete, initially in London and then New York.

Transfer News: Juliet Stevenson, Avenue Q, Prunella Scales and War Horse

It’s all change in the West End as a number of shows close to make way for transfers from other theatres. In an increasingly risk-averse climate for producers, a hit in a small venue or success in a limited run could mean money if it transfers into the West End.  The subsidised National Theatre and Almeida are bringing in War Horse and Duet for One respectively, Cameron Mackintosh decides to keep Avenue Q running and Carrie’s War and Saturday Night transfer from smaller venues. Duet For One The Almeida’s recently acclaimed production Duet for One will transfer to the West …

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London Theatre – 2009 Preview

  If theatre mirrors life then you would expect 2009 to be a bad year for the performing arts in London: economic downturns and credit crunches sound like gloomy news for our discretionary entertainment spending. But West End theatre box office figures have kept on going up in recent years, and the huge number of new productions sailing into town during 2009 could mean that Theatreland manages to buck the trend. THE GREAT REVIVAL The RSC, National Theatre, Donmar and Old Vic dominated straight drama in the West End in 2008, and they haven’t finished yet. Big hitters coming to …

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The Vortex Review

Noel Coward’s far from perfect breakthrough play was The Vortex (1924), and the effect it had on complacent theatre audiences of the day must have been similiar to the impact experienced by theatregoers in 1956 at John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger. Unlike Osborne though, Coward wasn’t an angry young man; just a prodigiously talented one who, even at so young an age, was a master at surfing the celebrity wave. Being controversial, he knew, was the shortest route towards attracting media attention, and what better way was there to be talked about than to write a play about drug …

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