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An Inspector Calls on tour

An Inspector Calls on London again

Fri 27 May 2016

Stephen Daldry’s Olivier Award-winning production of An Inspector Calls will return again to London this autumn. It will run at the Playhouse Theatre from 4 November.

Celia Imrie joins Old Vic’s King Lear

Fri 27 May 2016

Celia Imrie, Morfydd Clark and William Chubb have joined the cast of The Old Vic’s much-anticipated forthcoming production of King Lear led by Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson.

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Trevor Dion Nicholas and Dean John-Wilson in rehearsals for Disney's Aladdin (Photo: Johan Persson)

In rehearsal: Disney's Aladdin

Wed 18 May 2016

We might not be able to show you A Whole New World, but we can offer you a glimpse into the rehearsal room of hotly anticipated new musical Disney’s Aladdin, which is close.

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Simon Harrison and Beth Cordingly in rehearsals for Sideways (Photo: Pamela Raith)

Q&A: Beth Cordingly

We quizzed former The Bill and Dead Set star Beth Cordingly, now starring in new comedy Sideways, about the wine, show, wine, performing and wine again.

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Bruce Alexander in rehearsals for A View From Islington North (Photo: Piers Foley)

Alistair Beaton’s View From Islington North

Playwright Alistair Beaton on the worries of penning a new political play for evening of satire A View From Islington North, and the danger of it being made irrelevant by actual events.

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Debbie Kurup at the Olivier Awards with MasterCard (Photo: Sarah Jeynes)

Playlist: Threepenny Opera's Debbie Kurup

Debbie Kurup takes us through her life in music, and with mentions for everyone from Black Sabbath to The Stranglers, it’s an eclectic mix befitting someone whose career has spanned West End blockbuster musicals and National Theatre revivals…

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Nicholas Afoa

Video: Meet The Lion King’s new star

You’d be forgiven for expecting the new star of Disney’s The Lion King to sing Haka-una Matata as he takes to the London stage, as Nicholas Afoa used to play rugby for New Zealand.

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George Ikediashi and Rory Kinnear in The Threepenny Opera at the National Theatre (Photo: Richard H Smith)

The Threepenny Opera

Fri 27 May 2016

Steeped in creepiness, stewed in surrealism, Rufus Norris and Simon Stephens get down and dirty for a witty, dark, delectable evening.

Romeo And Juliet, playing at the Garrick Theatre (Photo: Johan Persson)

Romeo And Juliet

Thu 26 May 2016

Derek Jacobi gives a bravura performance in Branagh’s intoxicatingly Italian Romeo And Juliet.

Daniel Collins and Rachel Muldoon in Jekyll & Hyde at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Jekyll & Hyde

Thu 26 May 2016

Drew McOnie’s star is not so much rising as soaring, with another triumph in the bag as his terrifying, intense, dark and downright raunchy Jekyll & Hyde sets hearts racing.

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