Theatre News

What The Ladybird Heard at the Lyric Theatre

What The Ladybird Heard holds illustration workshop

Lydia Monks, who illustrated the bestselling picture book What The Ladybird Heard, is holding a workshop at London’s National Gallery to celebrate the West End show.

Motown The Musical extends into 2019

Motown The Musical has this morning extended its West End booking period at the Shaftesbury Theatre until 5 January 2019, sixty years since the record company was founded.

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Les Misérables

20 Longest-Running West End Musicals

These 20 top musicals sustained success for years—some for decades—as they entertained both London residents and global visitors performance after performance.

Theatre Lounge LIVE: Aladdin

Theatre Lounge Live: Disney's Aladdin

Disney's Aladdin took us to a whole new world with three incredible performances on a very special Theatre Lounge Live from Facebook HQ.

Joseph Millson and Jamie Lloyd in rehearsal for Apologia

Q&A: Apologia star Joseph Millson

Banished and The Last Kingdom actor Joseph Millson returns to the West End this month as part of a starry cast for Alexi Kaye Campbell's dark comedy Apologia; we found out how preparations are going.

Sienna Miller (Maggie) and Jack O'Connell (Brick) in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at the Apollo Theatre (Photo: Johan Persson)

Production photos: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

A steamy night in Mississippi sees a Southern family, played by a starry cast including Sienna Miller, Jack O'Connell and Colm Meaney, fight for survival - and these production shots of the revival are suitably stunning for such an occasion.

Mark Quartley in The Tempest at the Barbican Theatre (Photo: Topher McGrillis, RSC)

A Day In The Life: Mark Quartley

Mark Quartley, Ariel in the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Tempest at the Barbican, is playing a part unlike any other; he gives us an insight into his preparations for the ground-breaking part.

First Nights

Colin Campbell and Evanna Lynch in Disco Pigs at Trafalgar Studios (Photo: Alex Brenner)

Reasons to see: Disco Pigs

Wed 19 Jul 2017

On the 20th anniversary of its British debut, the play that launched multi-award winning writer Enda Walsh into the proverbial spotlight, Disco Pigs, bursts back onto the London stage at Trafalgar Studios.

Touch - Naana Agyei-Ampadu - Amy Morgan - Photo: Helen Maybanks

Reasons To See: Touch

Fri 14 Jul 2017

New to the city and in a stop-gap job, Dee has the chance to reinvent herself. But how can you change your life when you don’t know what you want? Touch is the latest play from the creators of the international cult hit Fleabag.

Rohan Shinn (Boy) in Bodies at the Royal Court (Photo: Bronwen Sharp)

Reasons To See: Bodies

Thu 13 Jul 2017

Vivienne Franzmann returns to the Royal Court with her new play Bodies, which explores the human cost of surrogacy. We've got five reasons why you shouldn’t miss it.