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Kiss Me, Kate Further Cast Announced

The Barbican’s revival of Kiss Me, Kate is set to open on 4th June and will run until 14th September.

As we already know the show will be led by Stephanie J Block (9 to 5/ The Cher Show) as Lilli Vanessi/ Katharine and Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty) as Fred Graham/ Petruchio.

Further casting has just been announced and includes Nigel Lindsay (An Enemy of the People) and Hamned Animashaun (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as the pair of gangsters. Also joining the cast are Charlie Stemp (Crazy For You/ Mary Poppins) as Bill Calhoun and Georgina Onuorah (The Wizard of Oz/ Oklahoma) as Lois Lane.

Kiss Me, Kate tickets are on sale now.

This new production of the musical is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (The King and I/ South Pacific) and features a company of over 50 including a full-scale orchestra. Kiss Me Kate features an array of Cole Porter classics such as Another Op’nin’, Another Show, Brush Up Your Shakespeare and Tom, Dick or Harry, and of course Kiss Me, Kate.

Kiss Me, Kate follows the onstage and off-stage antics of a theatre company attempting to put on a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. In a world of backstage chaos and romantic entanglement, Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate is a Broadway musical comedy, mixed with Shakespeare and a sprinkle of Noises Off.

From the producer of the Barbican’s previous shows, Anything Goes and A Strange Loop, this musical revival is set to be a hit this summer. Book your Kiss Me, Kate tickets now!

The Choir of Man New Cast Announced

Some new faces are set to join the gang at the best pub in the world! The Choir of Man has announced some new cast members that will join the show until 29th September 2024.

The Choir of Man tickets are available now.

Joining the choir of men are Sam Ebenezer (The Mousetrap/ previous ensemble member) as The Poet, Sam Pope (Bat Out of Hell) as The Joker, and Olugbenga Adelekan (West End debut) as The Pub Bore.

Current cast members that are here to stay include Adam Bayjou (Les Misérables) as The Hard Man, Michele Maria Benvenuto (The Choir of Man -Norweigan Cruise Line) as The Maestro, Ben Goffe Hex) as The Handyman, Luke Conner Hall (Bat Out of Hell) as The Romantic, and Mark Irwin (The Commitments) as The Barman. Niall Woodson will continue as a Swing alongside new swings Seán Keany (Once in Concert), Richard Lock (Original Beast in the West End), and Alex James Ellison (Fiver)… Also joining the cast from Australia will be Robert Godfrey (The Choir of Man at Sydney Opera House) as The Beast.

The on-stage band consists of Emmanuel Nana Kwasi Bonsu on drums, Jack Hartigan on guitar, Darius Luke Thompson on violin, and Sam Tookey on bass.

The multi-award-winning musical continues to play to a full house every night at the Arts Theatre. Featuring breathtaking reinventions of chart-topping hits from your favourite artists. The Choir of Man includes well-known tunes from the likes of Guns’N’Roses, Fun!, Adele, Avicii, Sia and many more. The Choir of Man has something for everyone!

The talented cast of nine guys combine beautiful harmonies and foot-stomping singalongs with world-class tap dance and poetic meditations on the power of community. All of this together creates a brilliant show that pays homage to the place we British know and love… the pub.

Book your Choir of Man theatre tickets now online, over the phone or in person at our box office in Leicester Square.


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THE WOMAN IN BLACK IS CLOSING ON LONDON’S WEST END


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THE WOMAN IN BLACK is the second-longest running play on the West End after Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP. After 33 years and more than 13,000 performances THE WOMAN IN BLACK is officially closing on the 4th March 2023.

Susan Hill’s chilling ghost story comes to life on stage in Stephen Mallatratt’s brilliant adaptation. In June 2019 the play celebrated 30 years on The West End and THE WOMAN IN BLACK cheap tickets are still selling and chilling audiences’ night after night.


THE WOMAN IN BLACK tells the story of Arthur Kipps who believes he is being haunted by some kind of curse. He enlists the help of a young actor to help retell his story as he feels this is the only way to deal with his demons. He recounts the horrors of his ghostly visit to the remote Eel Marsh House when he visited to deal with the affairs of the recently deceased owner and as the story unfolds things start to get creepier and creepier. 

The play was first staged in Scarborough in 1987 at The Stephen Joseph Theatre as a ‘Christmas ghost story’. It then opened in The West End in 1989 at The Lyric Hammersmith before subsequently transferring to The Strand Theatre, then The Playhouse Theatre before finally landing at The Fortune Theatre where it would stay until today. 

Filled with clever special effects, strange happenings and many a jump scare, this THE WOMAN IN BLACK is an absolute must see. Book THE WOMAN IN BLACK tickets now at The Fortune Theatre before its final performance on the 4th March 2023.


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AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS

From the creators of the award-winning, smash hit that is Jersey Boys, get ready for AIN’T TOO PROUD. This brilliant new musical follows the incredible journey of the band The Temptations as they rise from the streets of Detroit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
The Broadway musical brings the sounds of Motown to the West End stage with award-winning choreography and Grammy Award-winning music. Includes classic hits such as My Girl, Just My Imagination, Get Ready, Papa Was A Rolling Stone and so many more. With 42 Top 10 hits and 14 Number Ones, The Temptations rose to fame with their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies.
Buy AIN’T TOO PROUD tickets opens in March 2023 at The Prince Edward Theatre in London.

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DIRTY DANCING

Nobody puts baby in the corner!
It’s the summer of 1963 and 17-year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. DIRTY DANCING returns to London’s West End in 2023 at The Dominion Theatre.
Based on the classic film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, the stage musical includes iconic songs from the movie such as (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life, Do You Love Me and Hungry Eyes.
Get ready for the time of your life and book tickets now!

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THE UNFRIEND

Follow its acclaimed sold out run at The Chichester Festival Theatre, prepare to welcome THE UNFRIEND to the West End for a strictly limited run at The Criterion Theatre from the 15th January 2023.
This riotous dark comedy is from writer Steven Moffat and director Mark Gatiss, the award-winning team behind BBC’s Sherlock. With an uproarious cast including Reece Shersmith, Amanda Abbington and Frances Barber THE UNFRIEND is set to entertain audiences’ night after night.
THE UNFRIEND takes a hugely entertaining and satirical look at middle class England’s disastrous instinct to always appear nice. Manners can be murder.

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THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

The National Theatre and Neal Street Productions’ THE LEHMAN TRILOGY makes a triumphant return to London following an acclaimed season in Los Angeles and a highly lauded run-on Broadway.
Directed by Academy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes and featuring a cast of three playing the Lehman brothers, their sons and their grandsons, it is set to be a ‘genuinely epic production’ (The New York Times).
Winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Play THE LEHMAN TRILOGY is the story of a family and a company that changed the world.

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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF MUSICAL

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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF MUSICAL rises in the West End from the 25th February 2023 at The Noel Coward Theatre, a remarkable event where the nations favorite TV show will become a brand-new Great British Musical.
After 5 years in development, the production has been created in association with the producers of the phenomenally successful TV series. The West End transfer follows a very successful run in Cheltenham where it received standing ovations nightly.
The show follows the trails and tribulations of the bakers as they enter the hallowed tent, including a policeman, a carer, a sixth-form student, a retired dinner lady, an environmentalist vegan, an Italian fashionista, and more as they come together to share their journeys of friendship, love and laughter.
With sixteen original songs, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OF MUSICAL features an original score, written by multi-award-winning duo Jake Brunger (Book and Lyrics) and Pippa Cleary (Music and Lyrics).
The laugh out loud dose of humour, joy and escapism with leave you savouring every delicious bite!


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LONGEST RUNNING WEST END SHOWS! 


THE MOUSETRAP

Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP is the world’s longest running play. For almost 70 years it has kept millions of people from every corner of the globe on the edge of their seats. This classic murder mystery thriller is based on the book by one of the best-selling novelists of all time. 

The story follows a group of 7 strangers as they find themselves snowed in a country house in the middle of nowhere as news spreads of a suspicious murder in London. When a police sergeant turns up out of the blue, they realise that the killer is in their midst. One by one each of them reveals their sordid pasts but the question is… which one is the murderer? 

A thrilling tale of mystery and intrigue, THE MOUSETRAP tickets is available to keep you in suspense from start to finish.

Book tickets now to see London’s greatest ‘Who Dunnit’!

LES MISERABLES 

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed fully-staged new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s LES MISERABLES is now playing at London’s Sondheim Theatre and is the longest-running musical in the world. 

With an incredible ensemble cast, the show tells the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his desire for redemption, released in 1815 after serving nineteen years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread. Valjean decides to start a new life but a police inspector named Javert refuses to let him escape justice. Alongside this a group of young idealists attempt to overthrow the government at a street barricade in Paris.

Seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53 countries and in 22 languages. The unbelievable score includes songs such as ‘I Dreamed A Dream’, ‘On My Own’, ‘Bring Him Home’ and ‘One Day More’. 

Book tickets now to see one of the world’s most popular musicals!

MAMMA MIA

Mamma Mia

MAMMA MIA has recently celebrated its 23rd anniversary in London’s West End and is the ultimate feel-good musical. With music and lyrics by Abba’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, featuring all the magic of ABBAs timeless hits including ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Honey Honey’ and ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’. Combined with a contemporary love story from British playwright Catherine Johnson, MAMMA MIA tickets are available for a fun night out!

The show follows the story of the young Sophie Sheridan as she prepares for her upcoming wedding on a sunny Greek Island. Things become a lot more complicated when she finds an old diary that her mother kept in her youth and she discovers that she may have 3 possible fathers, she then invites all 3 to her wedding! 

MAMMA MIA continues to delight sold-out audiences night after night and is one of the West Ends most popular shows. 

Book tickets now for a musical that will leave you singing and dancing the whole way home!

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 

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Having recently celebrated its 35th Anniversary in London’s West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has returned home to Her Majesty’s Theatre.
The show has played to over 145 million people in 41 countries and 183 cities in 17 languages.

The musical score includes Music of the NightAll I Ask of YouWishing You Were Somehow Here AgainMasquerade and of course the iconic title song. 

Book now to see the West End’s most haunting love story!

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

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Susan Hill’s chilling ghost story comes to life on stage in Stephan Mallatratt’s brilliant adaptation. Now celebrating over 30 years in London’s West End, this controlled horror story continues to send shivers down the spine of its audience night after night. 

THE WOMAN IN BLACK tells the story of Arthur Kipps who believes he is being haunted by some kind of curse. He enlists the help of a young actor to help retell his story. He recounts the horrors of his ghostly visit to the remote Eel Marsh House when he visited to deal with the affairs of the recently deceased owner and as the story unfolds things start to get creepier and creepier. 

Filled with strange happenings, jump scares and brilliant special effects this classic horror is extremely effective and is sure to scare the living daylights out of you. 


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5 OF LONDON’S MUST SEE MUSICALS RIGHT NOW!


WICKED 

WICKED has recently celebrated its 6000th performance and has been one of the most popular musicals on London’s West End for almost 16 years.

We all know the classic story of The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy famously triumphed over The Wicked Witch of the West but do we know everything? We only heard one side of the story after all!

Based on Gregory Maguire’s acclaimed 1995 novel, ‘Wicked: The life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’. The story re-imagines the Land of Oz, creating a parallel universe to the well-known story originally written by L. Frank Baum in 1900.

We follow the story of an unlikely friendship between 2 young women, Elphaba and Glinda. After their encounter with ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ their lives take very different paths that lead them to eventually become ‘The Wicked Witch of the West’ and ‘Glinda the Good’.

Book the wicked tickets now for an ‘Ozmipolitan night out because there really is ‘no place like WICKED!’

&JULIET

& juliet tickets

The greatest love story of all time has now been ‘remixed’. We’re saying ‘Romeo who’?? 

&JULIET is from the writer of Schitt’s Creek and is jam packed with many classic pop songs that you will definitely recognise from the legendary songwriter Max Martin. The show includes hits such as Britney’s ‘Baby One More Time’, Katy Perry’s ‘Roar, The Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way’ and a brand-new song written especially for the musical ‘One More Try’.

The story sees Shakespeare’s wife Anne Hathaway reimagine his classic tale and we find out what might have happened if Juliet didn’t kill herself after Romeo dies. We follow Juliet as she travels to Verona to ‘live her best life’ with her new best friends. Will Juliet finally get the ending she deserves and is there really life after Romeo? 

Book & Juliet tickets to find out and join the celebration!

MARY POPPINS

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Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS is flying high at The Prince Edward Theatre

The classic story follows the world’s favourite Nanny and is adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and of course the original film of the same name. With an iconic score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman including all the memorable songs we know and love. Such as ‘Step in Time’, ‘Feed the Birds’ and of course ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’! 

The show features spectacular choreography and incredible special effects, you could say its ‘Practically perfect in every way’. Book Now!

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

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MATILDA is the multi-award-winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the ingenious author Roald Dahl and has been delighting London’s audiences for over a decade. 

With original songs from the brilliant Tim Minchin and a book by Dennis Kelly, the show follows the story of an extraordinary young girl named Matilda with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind as she takes a stand to change her own destiny. 

Playing to sold out audiences and standing ovations night after night MATILDA is one of London’s most sought-after musicals that you wouldn’t want to miss!

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES THE MUSICAL

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES THE MUSICAL

The landmark, record-breaking television series ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES celebrates its 40th anniversary! Written by the late, great John Sullivan, the critically acclaimed home-grown British Musical continues to make audiences laugh out loud at The Theatre Royal Haymarket.
You could say it’s… Lovely Jubbly!

Featuring all the cherished moments that you know and love from the TV series along with all the dodgy dealings too, ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES takes us on a trip back in time to 1989. Along with some brilliant musical numbers including the iconic theme song, the show has all you need for a right good knees up! 

Book Only Fools And Horses Tickets now, you’d be a plonker to miss it!



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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST THE MUSICAL

Beauty and the beast The musical
Disney’s Beauty and the beast the musical


The beloved ‘Tale as old as time’ is returning to the stage, 28 years after it’s Broadway debut.
Members of the original creative team have come together once again to put together this new reimagined production of the classic Disney musical. Featuring all of the music from the original score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Time Rice, including ‘Belle’, ‘Gaston’, ‘Be our guest’ and ‘Beauty and the beast’.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is coming to The London Palladium from the 24th June – 17th September 2022. ‘Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes!’


MY FAIR LADY
The Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed, multi award-winning production of MY FAIR LADY comes to London in Summer 2022, the first major revival of Lerner & Loewes much loved musical for 21 years. Starring Amara Okereke as Eliza, Henry Haddon-Paton as Mr Higgins and stage legend Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins.

The incredible score includes the classic My Fair Lady songs I Could Have Danced All Night, Get Me to the Church on Time, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, On the Street Where You Live, The Rain in Spain, and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.

This production of MY FAIR LADY premiered on Broadway in 2018, ran on Broadway for 15 months, and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning a Tony for Best Costume Design.


THE GLASS MENAGERIE
‘Memory is seated predominantly in the heart – Tennessee Williams

Six-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams is set to make her West End debut in THE GLASS MENAGERIE at The Duke of York’s theatre for a strictly limited season from 23 May 2022.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE


Known as the ‘memory play’ THE GLASS MENAGERIE premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on its author, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister.
The play is told through the eyes of Tom (Tom Glynn-Carney – The Ferryman, Dunkirk) who tells the story of his emotionally vulnerable daughter, Laura (Lizzie Annis in her stage debut) and his obsessive mother Amanda Wingfield (Amy Adams).

Amanda is devastated by her husband’s abandonment and her attentions change to focus on the future security of her children. Years later, through the fractured prism of memory, Tom relives and reflects on the pressure that was placed on his sister to find a suitor and his own pursuit of freedom.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE would ultimately become one of Williams’ greatest works, with future plays including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire. This ambitious reimagining of the classic play is set to encapsulate audiences from May 2022.  


BONNIE AND CLYDE
Two small-town kids from the middle of nowhere became the biggest folk heroes in all America. They craved adventure—and each other. Their names were Bonnie and Clyde.

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BONNIE AND CLYDE THE MUSICAL details the true events that followed Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in the early 20th century America. . When they first met, it seemed as if their criminal career was unstoppable. They’d rob banks, kill people, and be on the run evading the law for months on end. Then, as their families and friends were pulled into their lifestyle, Bonnie and Clyde realised just how tiresome their way of living was. Join the glamourised criminals for an evening of spectacular entertainment and how they became American heroes.

Fearless, shameless, and alluring, BONNIE AND CLYDE tickets is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire nation.

Frances Mayli McCann and Jordan Luke Gage star in the West End premiere of the cult-sensation.
Now celebrating 10 years since its original BROADWAY opening, this brand new production follows two sell-out concert performances at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in January this year with this much anticipated West End Premiere opening at the Arts Theatre on 9 April 2022.


TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD


Harper Lee’s story of racial injustice has sold 45 million copies worldwide, with 2020 marking the 60th anniversary of its publication. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is adapted by Aaron Sorkin, but based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-winning novel. The play tells the story of young Scout and her father Atticus Finch, a lawyer tasked with defending a local, Tom Robinson, who is accused of rape. The novel explores justice and racial tension in a small Southern town, and is one of the best-selling novels of all-time.

This new adaptation will be directed by Bartlett Sher, stars Rafe Spall as Atticus Finch will open at the Gielgud Theatre in March 2022.


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Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Star in Waitress the Musical in London


Waitress the Musical composer and lyricist Sara Bareilles is now starring in the West End production of her hit musical at the Adelphi Theatre… and Gavin Creel is here too!

Grammy award winner and composer Sara Bareilles debuts in the West End reprising the role of Jenna that she had already played for two runs on Broadway in 2017 and 2018. For the special occasion, she brought along her Broadway co-star and friend, Tony-winner Gavin Creel as Dr. Pomatter. The pair started performances on 27 January and will perform for a six-weeks run until 7 March 2020.

A Brief History of the Waitress Musical

Waitress The Musical is based on the 2007 film with Keri Russel and follows Jenna, a creative pie-maker who invents new weirdly-named pies according to what’s going on in her life, as she carries through an unwanted pregnancy in an unsatisfying marriage. Her new gynecologist is Dr. Pomatter, an equally clumsy and attractive man who really loves her pies and their maker, and a backing contest is about to be held in a nearby county. Will this give Jenna the strength to find a new recipe for her personal happiness?

Waitress The Musical officially opened at the Adelphi Theatre in March 2019 to enthusiastic reviews and will play in the West End until 4th July 2020 before embarking on a UK Tour! When Bareilles and Creel will end their engagement, the roles of Jenna and Dr. Pomatter will be reprised by Lucie Jones and David Hunter on 9 March.

Don’t miss the chance to see the amazing Sara Bareilles perform in her own show alongside Gavin Creel! Check the availability for tickets to see Waitress The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre on our website!


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