Theatre News

Bat Boy: The Musical, playing at Southwark Playhouse
Fri 31 Oct 2014 14:02
Bat Boy musical flies back to London

Cult hit show Bat Boy: The Musical will bring its quirky tale to London again, a decade after making its debut in the capital, when it runs at the Southwark Playhouse next January.

Fri 31 Oct 2014 11:01
London scores Beckham musical

A new musical version of hit film Bend It Like Beckham will kick off its London run in May 2015, when it opens at the Phoenix Theatre.

Backstage Pass

Video: David Bryan on Memphis


Thu 30 Oct 2014 11:27
Video: David Bryan on Memphis

Bon Jovi’s David Bryan tells us why Memphis The Musical’s story inspired him to swap rock for musical theatre and how he feels about bringing the hit show to London.


In Pictures: Halloween at Thriller Live

In Pictures: Halloween at Thriller Live

Halloween just wouldn’t be the same for the Official London Theatre team without an injection of Thriller Live zombie fun, so we were suitably spooked, chilled and thrilled to see these terrifying(ly cute) photos in our inbox this morning.


In Pictures: Railway Children auditions

In Pictures: Railway Children auditions

Take a look at our gallery from The Railway Children’s open auditions. Can you tell which of the aspiring young performers are on the right track to stage stardom?


In rehearsal: Accolade

In rehearsal: Accolade

Take a look inside the Accolade rehearsal room to see the latest winter knitwear trends. Oh, and to find out how the cast and creative team are getting along with preparations for the show.


Exclusive: Richard Eyre book extracts

Exclusive: Richard Eyre book extracts

Have you ever wondered what former National Theatre Director Richard Eyre thinks about Dame Judi Dench, Arthur Miller or Guys And Dolls? Wonder no longer.

First Nights

La Bohème at the London Coliseum (Photo: ENO/Thomas Bowles)Thu 30 Oct 2014

La Bohème

Wear waterproof mascara, keep tissues to hand and lose yourself in the soaring swell of emotion that is arguably opera’s greatest tragic love story.

Alex Waldmann & Peter Egan in Jonah And Otto, playing at the Park Theatre (Photo: Jack Sain)Thu 30 Oct 2014

Jonah And Otto

Loneliness, magic, a symbolic apple and ‘rumpy pumpy’; it may conjure images of Eden but East Sussex is far from paradise in this existential tale.

Fiona Button and Stefano Braschi in 'Tis Pity She's A Whore at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Photo: Simon Kane)Wed 29 Oct 2014

‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore

Will there ever be a production better suited to the candle-lit surroundings of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse than Michael Longhurst’s ingenious take on John Ford’s Jacobean tragedy?