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Kids Week 2015

Kids Week 2015 breaks records

Thu 03 Sep 2015

A staggering 229,143 tickets were sold for this year’s Kids Week, marking an incredible 30% rise in ticket sales and making 2015 the most successful year ever for our popular family theatre ticket promotion.

Arts Theatre hosts Ushers musical

Thu 03 Sep 2015

Programme sellers, ice cream vendors and ticket tearers will take centre stage at the Arts Theatre this month when Ushers: The Front Of House Musical makes its London return.

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Jack Fox stars in Dear Lupin, playing at the Apollo Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Q&A: Jack Fox

Tue 01 Sep 2015

Dear Lupin’s star Jack Fox talks to us about what it’s like to appear on stage with his father, why Harrison Ford offers the best advice and which addiction he could do with professional help to conquer…

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War Horse gives kids an insight into how the show's iconic equine is brought to life in A Hands-On Introduction To Puppetry (Photo: Pamela Raith)

In pictures: Kids Week 2015 activities

From belting out Beatles hits to going ‘grrr’ with The Gruffalo, we look back at what this year’s Kids Week-goers got up to at the promotion’s popular free activities.

Rob Brydon in rehearsals for Future Conditional (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

In rehearsal: Future Conditional

Peek into the rehearsal room for Future Conditional, the first show in Matthew Warchus’ reign at the Old Vic, which brings Rob Brydon back to the London stage.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre (Photo: Johan Persson)

Which Hamlet are you?

As Benedict Cumberbatch opens in Hamlet, we give you a chance to discover through rigorously tested, fool-proof scientific means, which of London’s recent Hamlet’s you are most like.

Nicole Kidman, pictured with the original slide of Photograph 51 taken by Rosalind Franklin

Video: Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51

Hollywood star Nicole Kidman stars in Photograph 51’s teaser trailer and, as she says, “you can really see it” right here, right now. So, what are you waiting for? DNA waits for no man! (Science may not be our strong suit…)

First Nights

The cast of Hatched 'N' Dispatched at the Park Theatre

Hatched ‘N’ Dispatched

Thu 03 Sep 2015

Another poignant and witty family drama, another stellar cast; following last month’s The Gathered Leaves, Hatched ‘N’ Dispatched brings one more delightfully dysfunctional household to the Park Theatre.

Denise Gough in People, Places And Things at the National Theatre Dorfman (Photo: Johan Persson)

People, Places And Things

Wed 02 Sep 2015

A magnificent Denise Gough gives a staggering, career-defining performance in Duncan Macmillan’s exhilarating drama that proves you don’t need chemicals to get your heart racing.

Stephen Wight, Laura Rees and Carly Bawden star in McQueen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (Photo: Specular)


Fri 28 Aug 2015

Wight’s striking performance is a cut above – a genius portrayal of a genius – in this stylish design drama.

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