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Cinema screening: Hamlet

Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch is broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre on 15 October 2015.

Benedict Cumberbatch to take After The Dance to Broadway?

Thea Sharrock’s award-winning production of Terence Rattigan’s drama After The Dance at the National Theatre may be Broadway-bound.
And its star – Benedict Cumberbatch, who is currently wowing audiences at the National Theatre in Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, may be heading with it.

Your theatre week, 21 to 27 March 2011

This week sees a number of birthday celebrations, including two American theatre greats: Stephen Sondheim turns 81 after a riotous year of 80th birthday tributes culminating in his Olivier Special Award, and this week marks the centenary of the great Tennessee Williams. Also Priscilla makes it to two years old this week as the Broadway production starts camping it up on the other side of the Atlantic, and Kneehigh Theatre Company follow their acclaimed production of Brief Encounter with another reimagining of a cinema classic, this time French movie The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

Frankenstein in cinemas tonight

The National Theatre’s sold out production of Frankenstein will play two dates as part of the NT Live cinema programme, starting tonight.

More presenters announced for Olivier Awards

The Society of London Theatre has released more details of the presenters at this year’s revamped Olivier Awards, at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 13 March 2011. Stars include Barry Manilow, Danielle Hope, Benedict Cumberbatch, Elaine Paige and Rupert Everett.

Shows get the movie treatment

A buoyant West End is leading to some big-screen remakes of West End hits, including The Woman in Black, War Horse, Wicked and The Rocky Horror Show.

Frankenstein: two dates for cinemas

The National Theatre’s sold out production of Frankenstein will play two dates as part of the NT Live cinema programme.

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.

Brian Cox to reveal Frankenstein science

The National Theatre is to run a series of talks in their Platform series this winter around the new production of Frankenstein.

Hot new shows in June

June is proving to be a busy month for West End Theatre with a number of high-profile openings, including work from big name directors such as Sam Mendes, Richard Eyre and Matthew Warchus.

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