London Theatre News & Reviews

Whoppi Goldberg Dazzles In Sister Act At West End
Published Mon, 28 October 2019

What can be more entertaining than seeing Sister Act in summer 2020 at West End? To add up the spice of amusement in the musical, Whoppi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders will perform again in the show. Sister Act is an outstanding show based on the 1992 blockbuster of the same name. Oscar Award...

Matilda The Musical, A Multi Award Winning Show
Published Thu, 24 October 2019

Dennis Kelly adapted, Matilda The Musical from 1988 popular children’s book of the same name written by the well-known author Roald Dahl. The efforts behind pleasing the audience with excellent music and lyrics are by Tim Minchin. This dark comedy narrates the life of Matilda, a five year old...

Mamma Mia! will keep entertaining till next year in the West End
Published Wed, 23 October 2019

Anyone who knows about everlasting music knows about Mamma Mia! a world class musical. Yes, we are talking about the most favourite show of over 65 million people across six continents since it first opened in 1999.  With the remarkable music and lyrics by ABBA’s Beny Andersson and Bjorn...

Award-winning Peter Andre to guest star in ‘Thriller Live’ in the West End for two weeks
Published Wed, 23 October 2019

A year after he stopped the show with a mid-song standing ovation at Thriller Live’s 4,000th West End performance, producers today announce that award-winning Peter Andre is to guest star in Thriller Live for a strictly limited two-weekseason in December. Peter will headline at the Lyric...

The Phantom Of The Opera, A Musical Fantasy
Published Fri, 18 October 2019

The Phantom Of The Opera has a history of conquering the hearts of 0ver 100 Million people all over the world. The show has the credit of being one of the highest grossing musicals of all time. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fascinating musical maintains its charm for the audience in the original form...

Make This Halloween Unforgettable With Thriller Live
Published Thu, 17 October 2019

Eleven years of exquisite journey in the West End’s Lyric Theatre, Thriller Live has been melting the hearts of spectators triumphantly. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson made his existence eternal through the remarkable music he created for his fans all over the world. Thriller Live pays...

Celebrate This Christmastime With White Christmas In The West End
Published Mon, 14 October 2019

White Christmas is returning to the West End from the Leicester Curve to make this festive season more special.  Irving Berlin’s phenomenal musical, with book by David Ives and Paul Blake, is going to delight everyone, regardless of the age, at London’s Dominion Theatre on 15...

Shoreditch Town Hall declared the names of year 2020’s amazing shows
Published Fri, 11 October 2019

The ClaimThe show returns to Shoreditch Town Hall after running successfully at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Roundabout Paines Plough. Written by Tim Cowbury and directed by Mark Maughan the play explores the difficulties and challenges of those seeking refuge in UK. The show will be...

Pretty Woman: The Musical, Bringing Romance To West End
Published Fri, 11 October 2019

Pretty woman is all set to warm the hearts of the audience this Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2020 at Piccadilly Theatre. The musical comedy is based on 1990 Block Buster of the same name starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Directed by Garry Marshall and written by J.F Lawton the...

West End’s Waitress Has a New Becky
Published Wed, 9 October 2019

Sandra Marvin enters the diner as new Becky.  The actress has been approached to play the role of new Becky in Waitress in the West End. The first performance of the Marvin is scheduled on 17 October.  Sandra Marvin got acclaimed for her roles in Committee and Emmerdale, will replace...

Cinderella coming to Trafalgar Studios this XMAS!
Published Tue, 8 October 2019

Cinderella is coming to West End this Christmas and the Drag queen will dazzle Trafalgar Studios through her performance. Along with other Drag artists, Ophelia Love(Ugly Sister), Veronica Green(Ugly sister) Holly Stars(Buttons), Baby(Cinderella) and Kemah Bob,(Prince), the challenging role of...

Farewell these splendid shows in style, this October
Published Mon, 7 October 2019

No matter how endearing and fascinating a show is, you have to say good bye to it. But there is still time to grab theatre tickets and enjoy the following shows this month. Fame The MusicalThis brilliant production is about the students at the High School of Performing Arts in New York, and...

Disney’s The Lion King bringing an awe inspiring Red Carpet Performance
Published Fri, 4 October 2019

Disney’s Lion king is all set to celebrate 20 years of smashing success on West End. An out and out cherished musical all over the world, The Lion King is not only the best-selling stage production of West End but also the sixth longest running world class musical. On Saturday, 19th October...

Jon brittain's superb, olivier winning play about gender and love transfers to the west end
Published Fri, 23 June 2017

Jon Brittain's superb, Olivier winning play about gender and love transfers to the West End for a further run by Lucinda Everett • London, West End • 23 Jun 2017 Slowly, surely, and not a moment too soon, transgender characters and stories are appearing more regularly on our larger...

WICKED has been named ‘BEST WEST END SHOW’ by theatregoers alongside LES MISÉRABLES
Published Mon, 20 February 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has been named ‘Best West End Show’ by theatregoers for a third time at the WhatsOnStage Awards, tied with Les Misérables. The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards were presented on Sunday 19 February...

HIT MUSICAL WICKED EXTENDS TO 26 MAY 2018
Published Wed, 25 January 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the opening of its 23rd new booking period at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, with tickets now on sale until Saturday 26 May 2018. Acclaimed as “one of the West End’s...

THE MOUSETRAP FACTS AND FIGURES
Published Mon, 21 November 2016

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is unique. It sets a new world record every day for the number of performances. The 26,500th performance took place on Saturday 26th May 2016. For over 57 years The Mousetrap has been the world’s longest running stage production. On 25th November 2012...

ADRIAN SCARBOROUGH AND GAWN GRAINGER JOIN DAVID TENNANT IN D O N J U A N I N S O H O
Published Thu, 17 November 2016

David Tennant, who plays the title role in Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho, will be joined by Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis. The production will preview at Wyndham’s Theatre from 17 March 2017, with press night on 28 March 2017. Don Juan in Soho will complete its strictly...

Lee Mack to Join Griff Rhys Jones in the Miser
Published Mon, 14 November 2016

Producer Mark Goucher today announced that BAFTA winning comedian Lee Mack will make his West End debut in a major revival of Molière’s classic comedy The Miser in early 2017. Mack joins Griff Rhys Jones who is returning to the London stage after five years to lead the ensemble cast. The play...

GRAMMY AWARD - WINNING ARTIST SHEENA EASTON TO MAKE WEST END DEBUT IN 42 ND STREET
Published Fri, 4 November 2016

PREVIEWS FROM MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 AT THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE Sheena Easton – the Grammy Award winning artist who has sold over 20 million records around the world – is to make her West End debut in the forthcoming production of 42nd Street. Easton, who remains the only artist in...

JIM STEINMAN’S BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL EXPLODES ON STAGE AT THE LONDON COLISEUM
Published Thu, 3 November 2016

BOX OFFICE ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC FROM 5PM TODAY WITH MEAT LOAF INTRODUCING ANDREW POLEC AND THE CAST IN A LIVE PERFORMANCE OUTSIDE THE LONDON COLISEUM ON ST MARTIN’S LANE The world premiere of the long-awaited Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will take place in London’s West...

West End Kinky Boots Star David Hunter on Being the Go-To Takeover Guy & Wanting a Sleeping Ovation
Published Mon, 17 October 2016

British actor-singer David Hunter previously inherited the leading role of Guy in London in the Tony-winning musical Once and has now stepped into the co-starring role of Charlie Price in the Tony and Olivier Award-winning Kinky Boots, opposite Matt Henry at the Adelphi Theatre. A veteran of such...

Dreamgirls - Amber Riley will appear on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1 tonight, Friday October 7th
Published Fri, 7 October 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to reveal the first official images of Amber Riley, Ibinabo Jack and Liisi LaFontaine as The Dreams. Exclusive new photography and a behind the scenes video have been made available today ahead of Amber Riley’s appearance on the Graham Norton show where she...

RACHEL TUCKER RETURNS TRIUMPHANTLY FROM BROADWAY TO LEAD 10TH ANNIVERSARY WEST END CAST
Published Mon, 19 September 2016

WICKED, the award-winning musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release new production pictures of Rachel Tucker as Elphaba. Rachel Tucker returns to the West End production at the Apollo Victoria Theatre following an acclaimed engagement on...

42nd Street - The Big Time Broadway Show arrives in the West End March 2017
Published Fri, 5 August 2016

This new production of 42nd STREET - the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre – arrives in London with an all-singing, high-kicking cast of over 50 and some of the greatest songs in musical history, ready to explode on to the West End’s biggest stage. 42nd STREET is the...

FREDDIE FOX WILL BE SHARING THE ROLE OF ROMEO WITH RICHARD MADDEN
Published Mon, 25 July 2016

Freddie Fox will join the company following a period of intensive 26 Julyfrom Tuesday Freddie. last 48 hoursrehearsals with Lily James and the rest of the company over the eatre work recently played the role of Romeo at Sheffield Crucible Theatre. Richard Madden injured his ankle whilst running...

Amanda Holden will play The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella
Published Fri, 1 July 2016

Amanda Holden said: “I cannot wait to spread my Fairy Godmother dust over the festive season in this huge production at one of the most iconic theatres in the world. It's an absolute honour to have been asked. I'm very excited but nothing like my two girls who can't wait to watch their Mama...

Lance Corporal Richard Jones stars in IMPOSSIBLE
Published Tue, 14 June 2016

Lance Corporal Richard Jones, stole the hearts of the nation when he was crowned the first ever magician to win Britain’s Got Talent last month. He is now set to will guest star in the return of West End magic show IMPOSSIBLE at the Noël Coward Theatre from 8 July – 27 August. As previously...

Dreamgirls - Full casting announced to join star Amber Riley
Published Fri, 3 June 2016

As previously confirmed, American actress and singer Amber Riley will star as Effie White. Ms Riley will be joined by Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell Robinson and Liisi LaFontaine as Deena Jones, making up the soulful singing trio ‘The Dreams’. Nicholas Bailey will play Marty, Adam J. Bernard will play...

New cast announced for Kinky Boots
Published Wed, 1 June 2016

Kinky Boots, now the winner of every major Best Musical award, is pleased to announce that Matt Henry, who received the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, is extending his acclaimed performance as Lola into 2017. He will be joined by David Hunter (Once; One Man, Two Guvnors) who will take...

Rebel Wilson to join Guys And Dolls at the Phoenix Theatre from 28th June 2016
Published Tue, 24 May 2016

Wilson said: "A lot of people who know me from my more recent film work have no idea how much theatre has influenced my life. I saw my first musical at age 14, a show called 42nd Street, after one of my family's dogs had unsuccessfully auditioned to be in it. It blew me away and I've loved musical...

WICKED ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNIVERSARY LONDON CAST
Published Fri, 20 May 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that, from Monday 5 September 2016, the new cast that will lead the award-­‐winning show through its 10th birthday celebrations at the...

39 Steps to close on the 05th of September after 9 hilarious years
Published Thu, 18 June 2015

The Olivier, Tony and Whatsonstage award-winning comedy has celebrated 9 years in the West End since it opened at the Criterion Theatre in 2006. By the 5th September, The 39 Steps will have played the 5th highest number of performances of any play in West End history. Over the past 9 years, the...

X Factor star Matt Cardle will be joining the cast of Memphis The Musical
Published Wed, 13 May 2015

Multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle, who rose to fame winning the seventh series of ITVs The X Factor will join the cast of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL in London, it is today announced. Cast and company of the award-winning ‘Best Musical’ at the Shaftesbury Theatre are...

Nicole Kidman set to return to the West End stage in Photograph 51
Published Mon, 27 April 2015

The actress will star in Photograph 51, a play about Rosalind Franklin, the British scientist who helped to discover the structure of DNA. Written by Anna Ziegler, the play is described on Ziegler's website as being "about ambition, isolation, and the race for greatness". The show...

Tickets now on sale to the first season of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company
Published Mon, 27 April 2015

Kenneth Branagh is to take over the Garrick Theatre with a new season starting in October. He brings with him a remarkable group of stars including Dame Judi Dench, Lily James and Richard Madden, not to mention the man himself performing in most. His season includes The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade...

Cats will return to the Palladium this October
Published Fri, 24 April 2015

Casting is to be announced for the production; the original Palladium run has seen Nicole Scherzinger and Kerry Ellis play Grizabella, and Jane McDonald will play the role later this year in Blackpool. Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical is directed by Trevor Nunn, with choreography by Gillian Lynne...

Comedian Paul Merton to make a cameo in the hit west end comedy The 39 Steps
Published Mon, 9 March 2015

The 39 Steps, which is currently in its ninth award-winning year at the West End’s Criterion Theatre, is a laugh-a-minute, fast paced comedy, with a cast of just four actors playing over a hundred roles through the course of the show. Paul will play the mystery killer and the surprise 5th member of...

Royal Shakespeare Company new play Oppenheimer transfers into the Vaudeville Theatre
Published Wed, 4 March 2015

The show transfers into the NIMAX Vaudeville Theatre directly after its acclaimed run in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon and will retain most of the original cast, led by John Heffernan in the title role. The production will begin previews from 27 March, with a press performance on 31st...