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New Sinatra tribute to play Palladium

Fri 30 Jan 2015

The iconic music of Frank Sinatra will fill one of the capital’s most iconic venues this summer with the world premiere of Sinatra At The London Palladium.

Just Jim Dale plays West End

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Tony Award winner Jim Dale will bring his New York hit one-man show Just Jim Dale to the Vaudeville Theatre this summer in an appearance that will mark the 50th anniversary of the celebrated performer’s West End musical debut.

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A theatrical Valentine’s survival guide

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Whatever your romantic status, Valentine’s Day is looming. To help you survive the ‘most romantic day of the year’, we’ve put together a very inclusive guide to booking a theatrical date to remember, whether you’re married, single or somewhere in between…

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Anne-Marie Duff and James McAvoy following the gala night performance of The Ruling Class (Photo: Jon Furniss)

In pictures: The Ruling Class gala night

As James McAvoy took to a unicycle in the premiere of Jamie Lloyd’s production of The Ruling Class on Wednesday, stars soon to appear in Theatreland came out to support him. Not literally!

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Mark Strong in rehearsals for A View From The Bridge (Photo: Simon Annand)

Critics’ Circle Awards: winners’ reactions

As the champagne corks were popped – or reservedly left in their bottles; this is an afternoon ceremony after all – we snatched a chat with the winners of the 2015 Critics’ Circle Awards.

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David Hare (Photo: Simon Annand)

In pictures: Playwrights at work

Sarah Solemani in the bath, Tom Stoppard on a balcony and Simon Stephens with his cats; Simon Annand has captured some of Britain’s most exciting playwrights in an intimate series of portraits to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bruntwood Prize.

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Video Exclusive: Backstage at Wicked

From greenifying Elphaba and glamourising Glinda, to warm ups and mic checks, discover what it takes to prepare for a performance of one of the West End’s most loved musicals, exclusively with Official London Theatre.

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Tamzin Outhwaite, Samantha Spiro and Jenna Russell in Di And Viv And Rose (Photo: Johan Persson)

Di And Viv And Rose

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Friendship, nostalgia, warmth and wit; Di And Viv And Rose is a play you could stay mates with through thick and thin.

James McAvoy in The Ruling Class at the Trafalgar Studios (Photo: Johan Persson)

The Ruling Class

Thu 29 Jan 2015

James McAvoy proves himself one of the most versatile actors of his generation in Peter Barnes' anarchic 1969 comedy that adds yet another triumphant production to Jamie Lloyd’s unstoppable success.

Olivia Vinall in The Hard Problem (Photo: Johan Persson)

The Hard Problem

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Olivia Vinall is electric in Tom Stoppard’s latest provocative offering that questions the very building blocks of our being, from the mysteries of morality to the cold facts of evolution.

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