Comedy Theatre

Comedy Theatre to be renamed in honour of Harold Pinter

Major theatre owner Ambassador Theatre Group has announced that it will rename one of its London playhouses in honour of playwright, screen writer and director Harold Pinter, who died in 2008.

Full Casting Announced: Anthony Calf And Tom Goodman-Hill Will Play Alongside Thandie Newton In Death And The Maiden At The Comedy Theatre

The role of Gerado, the husband of Paulina Salas (Thandie Newton), will be played by Tom Goodman-Hill, and Doctor Roberto Miranda will be played by Anthony Calf in Ariel Dorfman’s Olivier award-winning thriller Death and the Maiden. The play will open at the Comedy Theatre from Thursday 13th October 2011. Jeremy Herrin, Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Court, will direct and the production will be designed by Peter McKintosh.

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.

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.

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

Shows closing in September

It’s all change in the West End next month as September sees a number of shows bid farewell.

Birdsong

A new stage adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ acclaimed novel Birdsong, adapted by Rachel Wagstaff, directed by Trevor Nunn and starring the Chronicles of Narnia’s Ben Barnes, Nicholas Farrell, Iain Mitchell, Genevieve O’Reilly and Lee Ross.

La Bete

Hilarious comedy directed by Matthew Warchus (Boeing, Boeing) and starring David Hyde Pierce, Joanna Lumley and Mark Rylance.

La Bete set for opening

Star-studded opening night set for La Bete at the Comedy Theatre

Great offers on West End plays

Fancy seeing a good play – and saving money?

The West End is having a bit of a Play renaissance at the moment and to celebrate we have put together some great offers on the best drama and comedy in London.

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.

Major shows to close on 30 May

Sunset Boulevard, Spring Awakening, Shout and Joseph to all close on 30 May.   A number of major West End shows are closing this month – with only days left for theatregoers to catch them. Despite astonishing critical acclaim, Spring Awakening at the Novello Theatre is to close early on 30 May. Spring Awakening had its European premiere at Lyric Hammersmith earlier this year, where the mix of Frank Wedekind’s classic story about teenage sexual discovery fused with teen rock garnered numerous five star reviews. Stephen Daldry’s 1992 National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls will go into …

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