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Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51 (Photo: Johan Persson)

Photograph 51 plans gala performance

Fri 02 Oct 2015

The Nicole Kidman-led hit West End drama Photograph 51 will play a special charity performance on 19 November in aid of the real-life story’s scientific setting.

Charlie launches Oompa-Loompa search

Fri 02 Oct 2015

Hit West End musical Charlie And The Chocolate Factory will be on the lookout for performers to take on the roles of its iconic Oompas-Loompas at the production’s first ever open auditions later this month.

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The Statue of Liberty and a New York cab visit TKTS in Leicester Square

In pictures: New York comes to TKTS

Thu 01 Oct 2015

It’s not often you spot the Statue of Liberty in Leicester Square, but to celebrate our new prize draw offering a chance to win a trip to Broadway, she hopped in a yellow cab and headed to TKTS.

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Jade Ewen and the cast of In The Heights in rehearsals (Photo: Robert Workman)

In rehearsal: In The Heights

Just what is the cast of In The Heights smiling about as they rehearse for the musical’s run at the King’s Cross Theatre next month? We’ve got a pretty good idea…

Bertie Carvel in rehearsal for The Hairy Ape (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

In rehearsal: The Hairy Ape

Bertie Carvel and his fellow The Hairy Ape co-stars claim to be in rehearsals for The Old Vic’s forthcoming production, but we’re not so sure…


Round up: #15SecondShakespeare

It’s the craze that’s sweeping the acting world like an over-active cleaner at the London Palladium. We’ve picked some of our favourite #15SecondShakespeares and collected them in one handy place.

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Video: How to get out of awkward situations

Are you rubbish at escaping from cringeworthy situations? Take inspiration for your Houdini-like actions from The Play That Goes Wrong and TKTS.

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Nick Moran in Roaring Trade (Photo: Robert Workman)

Roaring Trade

Fri 02 Oct 2015

Get ready to feel equally compelled and disgusted as you step into the shoes of a bond trader in Steve Thompson’s Roaring Trade.

Kate Fleetwood and the cast of Medea at the Almeida Theatre (Photo: Marc Brenner)


Fri 02 Oct 2015

Kate Fleetwood throws her hat into the awards ring with a coruscating, visceral, haunting and stunning performance in Rachel Cusk’s magnificent modern Medea.

Andrew Pugsley, Lucy Trodd, Ruth Bratt, Phillip Pellew and Justin Brett in Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (Photo: Geraint Lewis)

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Thu 01 Oct 2015

Forget spectacular British bakes, this autumn is all about the theatrical Showstoppers, who bring a whole new level of hilarious to the West End with a unique combination of stand-up comedy and musical ingenuity.

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