West End awash with Ice Bucket Challenges

    29/08/14   51

It’s been a washout week in the West End as the stars of Theatreland’s biggest shows have been joining in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenges. From entire casts to single performers, we’ve picked some of our favourite videos for you to enjoy.   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Alex Jennings, the West End’s very own […]

Top 5 film-to-stage adaptations

    28/08/14   92

Loads of popular films have been adapted into West End musicals and can experienced in London’s celebrated Theatreland. These amazing productions capture the magic of the original films and present it to audiences in a uniquely fresh new way. Here are our top 5 film-to-stage musical adaptations you simply must see. Matilda Roald Dahl’s imaginative […]

News: Mockingbird to land at the Barbican

    28/08/14   109

The critically acclaimed production of To Kill A Mockingbird is coming home to roost at the West End’s Barbican Theatre next summer. Following not one, but two hugely successful runs at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, the hit production of To Kill A Mockingbird will run at the Barbican Theatre from 24th June to […]

News: RIP Richard Attenborough

    28/08/14   138

Lord Richard Attenborough CBE, acting legend, and star of film and stage passed away on 24th August, aged 90. The highly decorated veteran actor was a distinguished craftsman, winning two Academy Awards (Best Picture and Best Director) for directing the biographic Gandhi, which starred Sir Ben Kingsley. Attenborough was above all an iconic British actor, […]

News: Superman flies into the West End

    27/08/14   191

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Superman The Musical making his way to the West End in 2015. We’ve used our own X-ray vision to do some snooping and have discovered that Superman, the Last Son of Krypton, will be adapted from the comic books to the stage in a brand […]

News: Shakespeare In Love extends

    26/08/14   128

Shakespeare In Love, the most enchanting play in the West End, has extended its run at the Noël Coward Theatre until January 2015. The critically acclaimed production, which recently announced plans to transfer to Broadway, has received numerous 5-star reviews so it’s no surprise that West End audiences want more of the Bard. Due to […]

Musical Manners

    26/08/14   232

You’re sitting and enjoying the show – or trying to. But someone next to you seems determined to put on a rival production, talking loudly to friends or even chatting on their mobile. This kind of behaviour isn’t only infuriating for the majority of theatre-goers, but also for the actors. Here’s a look at several […]

News: Motown moves West

    22/08/14   199

The rumours are true — Motown the Musical will be making its way to the West End in 2015. For a while, the word on the Theatreland street has been that Motown the Musical would soon be heading to the West End, taking up residency in the recently empty Dominion Theatre. Producers have now confirmed […]

News: Broadway falls for Shakespeare In Love

    21/08/14   182

The Bard is set to woo American audiences as the critically acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare in Love makes its way across the pond. It’s only been open in the West End for a month, but with tickets selling like hot cakes, producers are keen to go ahead with plans for a Broadway transfer for the […]

News: Miss Saigon anniversary

    21/08/14   364

Miss Saigon celebrates its fabulous 25th anniversary with a spectacular gala performance on Monday 22nd September. The special performance takes place at its usual home of the Prince Edward Theatre at 7pm and joining the regular cast will be some familiar faces from the original 1989 production. Miss Saigon also follows in the footsteps of […]