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Rory Kinnear at the Olivier Awards 2014 with Mastercard (Photo: Pamela Raith)

Rory Kinnear makes directorial debut

Thu 05 May 2016

Two time Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear will make his directorial debut at the ENO next year, directing Ryan Wigglesworth’s The Winter’s Tale as part of the opera company’s 2016/2017 season.

Glenda Jackson leads Old Vic season

Wed 04 May 2016

Glenda Jackson will return to the stage to play King Lear as part of Matthew Warchus hugely exciting, star-studded second season as Artistic Director of The Old Vic that also includes the stage return of Star Wars’ John Boyega.

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The Buskers Opera

Exclusive: Samuels & Maguire sing Love Song

Tue 26 Apr 2016

As brand new musical The Buskers Opera prepares for its first preview at the Park Theatre, its stars Lauren Samuels and George Maguire have given OLT an exclusive taste of what to expect by recording Love Song. Listen now.

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Pixie Lott performs at the Breakfast At Tiffany's launch

Video: Pixie Lott performs Moon River

We know Breakfast At Tiffany’s doesn’t open in the West End until June, but when you’re invited to be serenaded by Pixie Lott over champagne cocktails to celebrate the show’s London run it would be foolish to delay.

Tanya Noor

A life in the theatre: Make-Up

Ever wondered what life as a theatrical make-up artist would entail? We certainly have, so we went right to the top and quizzed The Phantom Of The Opera’s Make-Up Supervisor Tanya Noor about what it takes to create one of the West End’s most iconic faces…

Jade Ewen to star as Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin

Video: Jade Ewen on Aladdin

The West End’s very own Disney Princess-in-waiting, Aladdin’s Jade Ewen, took a few minutes out of rehearsals to talk about her forthcoming role and her own personal favourite Disney classic songs.

Joshua Fernandes with Oona the Elephant in Running Wild rehearsals (Photo: Johan Persson)

In rehearsal: Running Wild

The puppeteers behind War Horse are back as the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre prepares to be overtaken by elephants and tigers… Check out these rehearsal images from the theatre’s summer family offering Running Wild here.

First Nights

Zoë Wanamaker in Elegy at the Donmar Warehouse (Photo: Johan Persson)


Thu 28 Apr 2016

Josie Rourke directs Nick Payne latest thought-provoking drama Elegy; a beautiful, terrifying, devastating and provocative triumph of the mind.

Kit Harington in Doctor Faustus, playing at the Duke of York's Theatre (Photo: Marc Brenner)

Doctor Faustus

Tue 26 Apr 2016

Siegfried and Roy meets Game Of Thrones via The League Of Gentlemen and Bottom; Doctor Faustus is a bloody, bonkers devil of a show.

Show Boat (Photo: Johan Persson)

Show Boat

Tue 26 Apr 2016

Step aboard the Cotton Blossom for Daniel Evans’ glorious, joyful and flawlessly performed production that breathes new life into this exhilarating classic.

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