Theatre News

Celebrate 15 years of Mamma Mia! with a free bottle of Prosecco
Wed 23 Apr 2014 14:32
Rebecca Lock joins Mamma Mia!

Rebecca Lock, Alasdair Harvey and Charles Daish will join Dianne Pilkington in the cast of hit ABBA musical Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre from June.

Wed 23 Apr 2014 11:20
Anna Carteret joins Shakespeare In Love

Anna Carteret will follow in the Oscar-winning footsteps of Dame Judi Dench, playing Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare In Love when the stage adaptation of the hit film opens in London this summer.

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Shakespeare at 450: 5 ways to celebrate

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Tue 22 Apr 2014 10:13
Shakespeare at 450: 5 ways to celebrate

This week marks the 450th anniversary of the world’s most influential playwright, William Shakespeare. Find out how you can celebrate in our guide to what’s happening in London.

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Which Shakespeare character are you?

Which Shakespeare character are you?

Ever fancied yourself a bit of a Romeo? Often accused of behaving puckishly? Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday by finding out which of the Bard’s characters you have most in common with.

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Images: West End Switched Off recording

Images: West End Switched Off recording

As the team behind a new musical theatre CD West End Switched Off prepare to launch the album on Sunday, we take a look at its stage stars in the recording studio.

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Olivier winners' reactions: musicals

Olivier winners' reactions: musicals

We spoke to the casts and creative teams behind some of the biggest, best and – for 2014 in particular – most controversial musicals about what it meant to take home this year’s Olivier Awards.

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Michael Xavier Pajama Game blog: Week 1

Michael Xavier Pajama Game blog: Week 1

Between preparing The Pajama Game and hosting the Olivier Awards ITV Stage, Michael Xavier found time to shine a light on goings on at the first week of rehearsals for his latest production.

First Nights

Joshua McGuire stars in Privacy, playing at the Donmar Warehouse (Photo: Johan Persson)Wed 23 Apr 2014

Privacy

James Graham follows the Olivier nominated This House with a vital new play that will make you look at your phone in an entirely new light.

Lucy Robinson, Marian Bailey, Fenella Woolgar and Stella Gonet in Handbagged at the Vaudeville Theatre (Photo: Tristram Kenton)Fri 11 Apr 2014

Handbagged

Two of Britain’s most iconic women are brought to life on stage in performances as impeccable as Her Majesty’s English accent.

Birdland at the Royal Court Theatre (Photo: Richard H Smith)Thu 10 Apr 2014

Birdland

Andrew Scott is a born rock star in Simon Stephens’ bleak surrealist piece that brings an essence of German theatricality to Sloane Square.