Theatre News

The Philippine Dream, playing at Leicester Square Theatre
Wed 30 Jul 2014 11:46
Musical stars lead Philippines’ show

Miss Saigon’s Rachelle Ann Go and Hugh Maynard, Mamma Mia!’s Dianne Pilkington and Olivier Award nominee Summer Strallen are among the stars who will perform in a cabaret to raise funds to build an arts centre for...

Wed 30 Jul 2014 11:08
Simon Callow brings Juvenalia to London

Simon Callow will be acting Juvenal at the St James Theatre later this summer when he transfers Juvenalia to the Victoria venue direct from the Edinburgh Festival.

Backstage Pass

Summer-ready with Mamma Mia!


Tue 29 Jul 2014 15:03
Summer-ready with Mamma Mia!

What better way to celebrate the glorious London summer sunshine, thought the Official London Theatre team, than experience a makeover fit for the Greek island paradise of Mamma Mia!?


Creating Nightmares Of Carlos Fuentes

Creating Nightmares Of Carlos Fuentes

Former EastEnders star Nabil Elouahabi and director Nicolas Kent share what moved them to stage the timely Arcola Theatre production of The Nightmares Of Carlos Fuentes.


Introducing... Michaela Coel

Introducing... Michaela Coel

With four productions at the National Theatre, a playwriting commission from the Bush Theatre and a Channel 4 pilot under her belt, is there anything Michaela Coel can’t do? We chatted to the rising star.


Exclusive: Jennifer Haley on The Nether

Exclusive: Jennifer Haley on The Nether

Jennifer Haley explains what drew her to write her Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning play The Nether, from the thriller’s beginnings in North Hollywood to its London premiere at the Royal Court Theatre this summer.


Video: Holy Warriors

Video: Holy Warriors

Find out from playwright David Eldridge and actor Alexander Siddig why you won’t need any expert knowledge about international politics or medieval history to enjoy Shakespeare’s Globe’s next offering.

First Nights

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.

Nicola Hughes and Rufus Bonds Jr in The Gershwin's Porgy And Bess at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre (Photo: Johan Persson)Tue 29 Jul 2014

The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess

The Gershwins' tragic classic feels fresh and dynamic in the hands of surely one of London’s most spectacular casts.

Zoe Brough and Stanley Townsend in The Nether at the Royal Court (Photo: Johan Persson)Fri 25 Jul 2014

The Nether

Squirm, wince and want to run for the exit, The Nether is distressing and astounding in equal measure.