Theatre News

Hadley Fraser stars in Les Miserables (photo: Alastair Muir)
Fri 29 Aug 2014 13:26
Hadley Fraser leads new musical

West End stars Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen will come together in September to workshop a new musical by Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman, Before After.

Fri 29 Aug 2014 13:23
Jamie Lloyd quits Back To The Future

Director Jamie Lloyd has withdrawn from directing the highly anticipated forthcoming musical adaptation of Back To The Future.

Backstage Pass

OLT’s 15 must-see autumn shows


Thu 28 Aug 2014 14:59
OLT’s 15 must-see autumn shows

Futuristic drama, cult Broadway musicals and brand new comedy; welcome to London theatre’s 2014 autumn season. To offer you a petit four-sized look, we’ve debated, whittled and edited the many stupendous offerings down to our list of 15 shows not to be missed.


In rehearsal: Breeders

In rehearsal: Breeders

A brand new play about family, parenthood and sharing sperm? We take a look at what Angela Griffin, Tamzin Outhwaite, Jemima Rooper and Nicholas Burns have been up to in rehearsals for Breeders.


Video: Theatrical Ice Bucket challenge

Video: Theatrical Ice Bucket challenge

As the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge floods social media with hordes of shivering fundraisers donating to Motor Neurone Disease charities, the West End’s finest have got in on the chilly act. Here are our favourites.


Video: John Tiffany interview

Video: John Tiffany interview

Vampires, beauty, Beckett and blood. We find out what drew director John Tiffany to Let The Right One In.


In pictures: Lord Of The Dance launch

In pictures: Lord Of The Dance launch

As Michael Flatley prepares to jig his way back onto the London stage early next month, the Dangerous Games cast, including former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle, took their impressive legs to the London Palladium to launch the show.

First Nights

Hetty Feather at the Vaudeville Theatre (Photo: Donald Cooper)Thu 07 Aug 2014

Hetty Feather

Jacqueline Wilson’s hugely popular heroine makes her West End debut in style, bringing the spectacle of the circus to the Vaudeville Theatre this summer.

Geoffrey Streatfield, Jonathan Broadbent and Julian Ovenden in My Night With Reg at the Donmar Warehouse (Photo: Johan Persson)Wed 06 Aug 2014

My Night With Reg

Many shows promise to make you laugh and cry. Kevin Elyot’s devastating and delightful My Night With Reg delivers.

Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic (Photo: Johan Persson)Tue 29 Jul 2014

A Streetcar Named Desire

Gillian Anderson gives a powerhouse performance as Blanche DuBois in a highly charged production that offers a fresh take on an enduring classic.