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All of the latest Theatre News from Theatre Weekly.  Including West End Theatre and Regional Theatre.

The Moderate Soprano Will Have West End Premiere

David Hare’s critically acclaimed play The Moderate Soprano will make its West End premiere next spring at the Duke of York’s Theatre, with performances from 5 April to 30 June 2018. Jeremy Herrin, whose celebrated production enjoyed a sold out run at Hampstead Theatre in 2015, will return to direct the play with

2017-12-15T11:58:30+00:00 Friday, December 15, 2017|

Dirty Dancing Set for New 2018 Tour

An all new tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will be mamboing back into theatres in 2018. The show opens at Brighton Theatre Royal on Thursday 20 September 2018 before touring to Dartford, York, Stoke, Hastings, Southend, Birmingham, Preston, London (New Wimbledon Theatre) Plymouth and Oxford – with further

2017-12-15T11:56:10+00:00 Friday, December 15, 2017|

Chicago Returns to London’s West End

The world’s longest running American musical, the multi award-winning Chicago, returns to London’s West End after a 5½-year absence.  Following a successful UK and international tour, Chicago will be transferring into London, with performances at the Phoenix Theatre from Monday 26 March 2018. Barry Weissler, who, along with his wife Fran, has produced

2017-12-15T12:12:33+00:00 Friday, December 15, 2017|

Full Cast Announced for Eugenius at The Other Palace

The Full cast has been announced for the hotly anticipated new musical, Eugenius! which is coming to London for a strictly limited run at The Other Palace from 22 January until the 3 March 2018. Making his London theatre debut is American born Liam Forde who will play the lead role of ‘Eugene’.

2017-12-14T17:29:00+00:00 Thursday, December 14, 2017|

Two Ground-Breaking International Productions to Kick Off 2018 at The Gate Theatre

Ellen McDougall’s critically acclaimed first season continues at the Gate Theatre with two groundbreaking international productions.  This morning the venue announces that actress Nina Bowers will play over 25 roles in the new production of Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.  The play, directed by Ola Ince, opens on 11th  January. When

2017-12-14T17:24:57+00:00 Thursday, December 14, 2017|

Preview: The Believers Are But Brothers at Bush Theatre

Writer and theatre maker Javaad Alipoor presents his 2017 Scotsman Fringe First Award-winning play The Believers Are But Brothers at the Bush Theatre from 24 January.  This morning the shows’ use of WhatsApp live group chat, putting technology at the core of the performance, has been shortlisted for The Stage newspaper’s Innovation Award.

2017-12-14T17:21:05+00:00 Thursday, December 14, 2017|

Helen Anker to Star in Union Theatre’s First Essential Classics Production

West End and Broadway leading lady Helen Anker plays Hesione Hushabye in Heartbreak House, gathering the outrageously eccentric family of Captain Shotover together in their country house to save her young protégé from a marriage of convenience to an ageing industrialist. But the bride to be is not as naive as she appears,

2017-12-13T17:50:07+00:00 Wednesday, December 13, 2017|

Rita Sue and Bob Too Cancelled at Royal Court

The touring production of Rita Sue and Bob Too will no longer play The Royal Court Theatre following the departure of Max Stafford-Clark from Out of Joint.  The Royal Court and Out of Joint have made the following joint statement. “The Royal Court Theatre and Out of Joint have chosen not to present

2017-12-13T17:45:21+00:00 Wednesday, December 13, 2017|

Nativity! The Musical Plans 2018 Return

Back by popular demand and after sold out performances at The Eventim Apollo in 2017, Jamie Wilson, Entertainment One (eOne), Ramin Sabi and Belgrade Theatre Coventry have announced the return of Birmingham Repertory’s production of Nativity! The Musical at The Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London for an extended Christmas run in 2018. Producer,

2017-12-13T17:40:19+00:00 Wednesday, December 13, 2017|

Preview: Be Prepared at VAULT Festival

Following its premiere at Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Ian Bonar and Rob Watt collaborate once again to bring Be Prepared to VAULT Festival for a limited run. This is a heart-breaking and moving yet hilarious play about one man struggling to remember while another finds himself unable to forget. Tom’s a mess. Mr Chambers

2017-12-12T16:58:24+00:00 Tuesday, December 12, 2017|