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Motown The Musical, which will come to the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2016

Motown The Musical extends West End run

Fri 12 Feb 2016

Following its first London preview last night, Motown The Musical has released 200,000 extra tickets and extended its booking period to 18 February 2017.

Musical Show Boat sails into London

Fri 12 Feb 2016

Sheffield Theatres’ hit production of Show Boat will make its musical way to the West End’s New London Theatre later this spring.

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Curtain Up runs at the V&A from 9 Feb to 31 August (Photo credit: Victoria and Albert Museum, London)

Exclusive: First look at Curtain Up

Mon 08 Feb 2016

After years of hard work, Curtain Up, a unique celebration of Olivier and Tony Award-winning shows, opens this week at the V&A. We were given a sneak preview to film an exclusive first look at the incredible theatrical experience for our readers.

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Miss Atomic Bomb rehearsals

Exclusive: Miss Atomic Bomb rehearsal diary

King of West End musical puppetry, Simon Lipkin is in rehearsals for new puppetless musical Miss Atomic Bomb. He tells Official London Theatre exclusively how it’s going and why he’s trying to manipulate his feet.

Sian Thomas in rehearsals for Welcome Home, Mr Fox (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

In rehearsal: Welcome Home, Captain Fox!

It’s not a sequel to Roald Dahl’s fantastic story. It doesn’t even feature an ocean-going forest-dweller. We looked into Welcome Home, Captain Fox’s rehearsals to find out more.

Charles Randolph-Wright (Director), Aisha Jawando (Martha Reeves), Berry Gordy, Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) and Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) at the Motown The Musical launch (Photo: Craig Sugden)

In his words: Motown’s Charles Randolph-Wright

Motown The Musical’s director, Charles Randolph-Wright, tells us why bringing the hit Broadway show to London was something of a homecoming…

David Essex and Heidi Range in rehearsal for Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds

In rehearsal: The War Of The Worlds

“No-one would have believed, in the last years of the 19th century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space.” Or that in the 21st that The War Of The Worlds’ rehearsals were being peeked into...

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Christina Cole, Lloyd Owen, Matthew Perry and Jennifer Mudge in The End Of Longing (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

The End Of Longing

Fri 12 Feb 2016

Snappy one-liners, slick staging and laugh out loud performances, Matthew Perry’s playwriting debut brings a loveably dysfunctional grown up sitcom to the stage.

Cirque Berserk! at the Peacock Theatre

Cirque Berserk!

Wed 10 Feb 2016

Sit back and let yourself be entertained. Cirque Berserk! is a circus extravaganza easy to watch, even easier to enjoy, and impossible to tear your eyes from.

John Light in The Winter's Tale at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Photo: Marc Brenner)

The Winter's Tale

Mon 08 Feb 2016

Director Michael Longhurst perfectly balances intensity and fun in Shakespeare’s play of two halves.

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