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Tom McGowan plays The Wizard in Wicked (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Tom McGowan joins West End’s Wicked

Fri 31 Jul 2015

Broadway star Tom McGowan is heading to London’s Emerald City this autumn, as he is set to enchant Wicked’s audiences as Oz’s new Wizard from 21 September.

West End transfer for Almeida’s Oresteia

Fri 31 Jul 2015

The Almeida Theatre’s hugely acclaimed Oresteia will transfer to the West End next month with original cast members including Lia Williams, Angus Wright and Jessica Brown Findlay reprising their roles.

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Laura Rees, Tracy Ann Oberman, Stephen Wight and Carly Bawden in rehearsals for McQueen, playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (Photo: Specular)

In rehearsal: McQueen

Wed 29 Jul 2015

The McQueen cast has reconvened with a new leading lady, new lines and a new interval as it prepares to bring its designer tale to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. We’ve got pics from the rehearsal room.

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Beverley Knight as Grizabella in Cats (Photo: Matt Crockett)

Video: Beverley Knight sings Cats’ Memory

What better way to brighten up a Friday than watching the profoundly talented Beverley Knight perform Cats’ iconic track Memory for the first time? Yes, the first time. Watch it. Watch it now!

Jonathan Goodwin in magic show Impossible, playing at the Noel Coward Theatre (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

First Look: Impossible images

Laser beams, crossbows, fire, inescapable boxes; London theatre has never been more dangerous, and it’s all thanks to new magic extravaganza Impossible.

West End Bares 2015 (Photo: Darren Bell)

In pictures: West End Bares 2015 promo

The first pictures to promote West End Bares 2015: Take Off have been released, and they’re hotter than a packed windowless dressing room in the height of summer.

Ali Cook performs Houdini's water tank escape at the launch of West End magic show Impossible (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

Video: Impossible’s Ali Cook

With just days to go until Impossible begins its West End run, we caught up with one of its stars, Ali Cook, to get a sneaky (and soggy) peek into his role in the show.

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Jonathan Goodwin in magic show Impossible, playing at the Noel Coward Theatre (Photo: Helen Maybanks)


Fri 31 Jul 2015

Prepare to be bewildered, perplexed, baffled, wowed and thoroughly entertained as magic takes centre stage in the West End.

Ben Whishaw and Bertie Carvel in Bakkhai, playing at the Almeida Theatre (Photo: Marc Brenner)


Fri 31 Jul 2015

Ben Whishaw and Bertie Carvel give near god-like performances in this startling and memorable tale of supernatural revenge.

Neal Foster and Anthony Spargo in Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain – Part Three! at the Garrick Theatre

Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain – Part Three!

Thu 30 Jul 2015

History repeats itself as Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain returns to the West End with another fact-filled hit that makes our nation’s past look preposterous.

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