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To Kill A Mockingbird

Aaron Sorkin acclaimed production of To Kill A Mockingbird transfer to the Gielgud Theatre

Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow

David Mitchell makes his West End debut in Ben Elton’s comedy Upstart Crow

sweat at gielgud theatre

Sweat

Sweat at the Gielgud Theatre starring Martha Plimpton

Patti Lupone singing 'Ladies Who Lunch'

PATTI LUPONE

PATTI LUPONE in Company at the Gielgud Theatre

Paddy Considine as Quinn Carney with Genevieve O’Reilly as his wife Mary. Photograph: Johan Persson

Reviews round-up: The Ferryman

Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes deliver a shattering tale of passion and violence. One not to be missed.

Gielgud Theatre London

Gielgud Theatre, 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR

The Audience – Review

Clive Hirschhorn reviews The Audience starring Helen Mirren at the Gielgud Theatre in London.

Haydn Gwynne, Robert Hardy And Paul Ritter Join Helen Mirren In The Audience

Joining Helen Mirren as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan’s The Audience will be Haydn Gwynne who will play Margaret Thatcher, Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill and Paul Ritter as John Major. Stephen Daldry’s production will preview at the Gielgud Theatre from 15 February 2013

Chariots of Fire at the Gielgud Theatre

Adapted from the Oscar-winning movie, this spectacular retelling of Eric Liddell’s and Harold Abrahams’ quest to become the fastest men on earth is an electrifying and moving tale of two men’s rivalry against overwhelming odds.

New stage version of The Ladykillers announced today

The 1955 classic Ealing comedy is this autumn brought back to life on the stage in a production that will play at the Liverpool Playhouse from November 3rd – 19th, prior to opening at the Gielgud Theatre on November 26th with a press night on December 7th.

Photos: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Production photos of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, currently playing at the Curve Theatre, Leicester and coming to the Gielgud Theatre from 5 March 2011.

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

Opening This Week in the West End

It’s an eclectic bag of shows that are opening this week in the West End, as the autumn season of new shows begins apace. From Wonder Woman to Michael Gambon via Noel Coward and Sebastian Faulks, there’s something there for everyone.

Yes, Prime Minister

Following a sell-out season at Chichester Festival Theatre, the original writers of the BBC series, Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynn, have reunited for this 30th anniversary production of Yes, Prime Minister starring Henry Goodman and David Haig.

HAIR

Acclaimed Tony-award winning Broadway revival of the classic 1960s tribal rock musical, full of famous songs.

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.

Donovan and Swenson bow out of West End

Two West End stars left their roles in major shows this weekend. On Saturday night (29 May) Jason Donovan left Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre and Broadway star Will Swenson left Hair at the Gielgud Theatre.

Hair starts London previews

Hair, the acclaimed Broadway musical revival, starts previews tonight at the Gielgud Theatre in London. Cameron Mackintosh has brought over the entire New York cast of James Rado and Gerome Ragni’s 1967 tribal rock musical, starring the sexy and charismatic Gavin Creel as Claude. The show, set  against the backdrop of the Vietnam war draft during the 1960s, centres on a group of hippies who champion peace, love and freedom and features a famous score including songs Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, Let The Sunshine In and, of course, Hair. The current Broadway production by the Public Theater, which won a …

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GAVIN CREEL in Hair

Broadway star Gavin Creel comes to London in Hair

Broadway Hair to London

Tony award-winning Broadway production of Hair will transfer to London next year.

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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