News: Tim Pigott-Smith bows out of King Charles III

    22/10/14   137

West End star Tim Pigott-Smith has been forced to abdicate the throne in King Charles III after breaking his collarbone. The veteran actor, who has appeared in numerous blockbusters including Quantum of Solace and V For Vendetta, reportedly sustained the injury in a car accident. His understudy will step up and take the reigns while […]

News: West End transfer for The Nether

    22/10/14   94

Never say Nether — Jennifer Haley’s critically acclaimed play will make its way to the West End next year. Following a sold-out multi award-winning run at the Royal Court Theatre, The Nether will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre in January 2015, following on from the closure of Tim Firth’s Neville’s Island. In a […]

News: Dirty Rotten Scandal?

    22/10/14   118

In true thespian style, Rufus Hound has made a dramatic exit from the West End musical adaptation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The comedian-turned-actor will be replaced by West End regular Alex Gaumond (Top Hat, Matilda) from 11th November, with Hound’s understudy Gavin Alex performing in his place in the meantime. Fresh from playing Miss Trunchbull […]

News: Sleepless in the West End?

    14/10/14   216

The brand new musical adaptation of the classic 1993 movie Sleepless In Seattle could be making its way to the West End in 2015. Having recently had its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse in June, Sleepless In Seattle: The New Musical hopes to bring the show to the West End and Broadway before embarking […]

News: Once to close in March

    13/10/14   241

After two successful years in London’s West End, Once The Musical will have its final curtain call and bow out of Theatreland in the March of next year. The previously announced Ronan Keating will takeover the role of Guy from November 17th, and remain in the Tony and Olivier Award-winning production until it closes at […]

Review: Ghost Stories, London

    03/10/14   419

Tip: For the best experience sit in the front, far-left corner of the stalls in the Arts Theatre…if you dare. Horror films don’t phase me. Predictable and passive, you can see the monsters lurking miles away. Trapped in the intimacy of the Arts Theatre however, Ghost Stories is performed in the perfect setting, leaving the […]

News: Al Pacino returns to the West End

    02/10/14   461

Al Pacino has revealed his plans to return to London’s West End to star in Oscar Wilde’s Salome. The American actor and filmmaker recently starred in a movie adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s tragedy Salome, and has revealed that a full scale production of the tearjerker will make its way to Theatreland in spring 2016. Best […]

News: King Charles III to reign on Broadway

    01/10/14   304

It looks like the US of A can’t get enough of seeing the British Royal family on stage as King Charles III makes its way across the pond to reign on Broadway. The London play joins two other West End imports about the British monarchy; The Audience starring Dame Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II […]

News: Pride set for musical makeover

    25/09/14   355

Stephen Beresford’s movie comedy Pride looks set to be the latest movie-to-musical adaptation to land in the West End. If the homegrown drama does make it to Theatreland, the movie would be following in the footsteps of other hit British films that have made their way to the West End including Made in Dagenham, Billy […]

News: New Elphaba flies into the West End

    23/09/14   371

West End actresses everywhere will be green with envy as Jennifer DiNoia is preparing to defy gravity as Elphaba in the London production of Wicked the Musical. US actress Jennifer DiNoia will take over from Kerry Ellis and join the London cast of Wicked as of 27th October 2014. She will star as the iconic […]