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We asked more readers to share some of their best group days out - and they did not disappoint. Have a look at these…

Chicago The Musical

2021 UK tour of Chicago The Musical announced

The show is set to open in March 2021 at the Birmingham Alexandra Theatre and will visit locations across the UK throughout the year. 

Dreamgirls

Cast announcement for first ever UK tour of Dreamgirls

The producers have revealed who will play the role of the Effie White in the tour which is due to open this autumn. 

Frozen musical cast

Meet the new Elsa and Anna starring in the West End’s Frozen musical

Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon will play Elsa and Anna in the show opening in London later this year. 

Love's Labour's Lost

Get your theatre fix at home with these special online performances

All’s not lost for theatregoers - with the recent closures due to Coronavirus, a number of companies are releasing theatre recordings online.

9 to 5 The Musical

Interview: Brian Conley on Strictly, school life & lying about his age to join Pontins

We interview renowned entertainer Brian Conley who’s currently starring in 9 to 5 the Musical in London. 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Third tour planned for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The National Theatre production will embark on its third tour in the autumn, and return to London for a limited run.

Tina The Musical

More time to see the West End’s Tina Turner musical

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is now taking bookings into 2021, with Chanel Haynes joining the cast as the alternate Tina at select performances.

School of Rock the Musical

School of Rock set for major tour

The first batch of tickets are now on sale for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock the Musical which takes to the road from February 2021. 

Singin' in the Rain

Original production team reunites for Singin’ in the Rain tour

The iconic Singin’ in the Rain will embark on a UK and Ireland tour starting in January 2021, following its season at Sadler’s Wells. 

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong will enter its seventh year on stage

The comedy show has extended its West End run until May 2021. 

The Prince of Egypt

London Theatre Review: Prince of Egypt

GLT went along to see the much-anticipated musical which opened at London’s Dominion Theatre at the start of February. 

By The Waters Of Liverpool

Interview: Eric Potts talks about hope and determination in By The Waters Of Liverpool

Eric Potts - who audiences might recognise from pantomime and Coronation Street, where he played Diggory Compton - chats to us about the play’s tour, its roots in reality and what audiences can expect from the moving production. 

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

New faces and more dates for Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em tour

Producers of the Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em tour have revealed further dates and new cast members to join the run which kicks off in Bromley. 

Carrie Hope Fletcher

Lead character revealed for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella musical

Carrie Hope Fletcher will take to the stage as the main character in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London.

Once UK Tour

Theatre review: Once the musical

A beautifully Irish score matched with fine performers and a heartfelt love story means Once is something that you will want to see again and again - which is rather ironic considering its title.

Waitress the Musical

First ever tour planned for Waitress the Musical

The West End & Broadway hit Waitress will take to the road from 14th November for the first time.

South Pacific at Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre announces exciting Festival 2020 season

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The new season, which which opens in April, includes five world premieres, two musicals, and major revivals of great modern dramas.

Life of Pi at Sheffield Crucible Theatre

Adventurous Life of Pi show set for West End debut

Full casting has been announced for the London debut of Life of Pi, opening at Wyndham’s Theatre in the summer.

SIster Act The Musical Eventim Apollo Whoopi Goldberg

New faces join touring and West End cast for Sister Act musical

Producers Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg have announced that Olivier award-winning actor Clive Rowe and Birds of a Feather regular Lesley Joseph will join the Sister Act cast.

Once The Musical

Interview: Lead stars of Once on the romantic musical’s first UK tour

Daniel Healy and Emma Lucia are taking on the roles for a second time.

Million Dollar Quartet

Stars return to rock ‘n’ roll musical for national tour

The Tony award-winning Million Dollar Quartet embarks on a UK and Ireland tour in March.

The Addams Family

First UK tour for The Addams Family musical

A musical comedy based on Charles Addams’ gothic characters will take to stages across the UK and Ireland from July.

Friendsical

Second UK tour planned for Friends musical

The parody musical Friendsical, which is based on the 1990s show, will return for a second tour of the UK, featuring an updated script and design developments.

The Woman in Black

New stars for The Woman in Black in the West End

Terence Wilton and Max Hutchinson have now taken over as Arthur Kipps and The Actor respectively in the haunting thriller at The Fortune Theatre. 

Nutcracker

Initial dates announced for Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker tour

Sir Matthew Bourne’s production of Nutcracker! will return to the stage after nine years.

Anton & Erin: Dance Those Magical Movies

Theatre Review: Anton and Erin, Dance Those Magical Movies

GLT heads to the opening night of the Strictly Come Dancing duo’s new tour for a step (or three) down movie-memory lane. 

Sadler's Wells

Sadler’s Wells reveals programme of dance and theatre events

Five world premieres and ten UK premieres are expected at the London dance space, which will also host its own productions in 2020.

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL

Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley return to 9 to 5 the Musical

Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley will return to play Violet Newstead and Franklin Hart Jnr respectively in 9 to 5 the Musical at The Savoy Theatre from February.

Hexborn's School of Sorcery

Group rates at new immersive experience, Hexborn’s School of Sorcery

The theatre and dining show, based at The Vaults in Waterloo, will open in September.

Magic Goes Wrong cast

Magic Goes Wrong extends its London run until August

Mischief Theatre’s Magic Goes Wrong is now taking bookings until August at London’s Vaudeville Theatre, continuing to bring chaos to the stage for longer.

Six the musical

Divorced, beheaded…extended again - SIX the musical now playing until 2021

SIX the musical will run at the West End’s Arts Theatre until January next year, with more than 90,000 extra tickets now on sale.  

The original West End cast of Bat Out of Hell The Musical

GLT’s top picks: 10 theatre shows to look out for in 2020

From new productions on the West End Stage to major touring musicals, we’ve rounded up a simple guide giving inspiration for a fantastic trip to the theatre in 2020.

Deen van Meer

Exclusive group bookings for West End’s Frozen musical

Groups can take advantage of an early booking window before tickets go on general sale in March.

Cinderella

Details announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella musical

The reinvented fairytale story will arrive on stage this October. 

Michelle Collins headshot

Michelle Collins to star in The Birthday Party comedy

The Harold Pinter Theatre’s comedy, The Birthday Party, will take to the road across the UK starring Michelle Collins, Tristan Gemmill and Paul Hickey.

Come From Away

New cast announcements for Come From Away musical

Entering its second year on the West End, the musical will be performed by the new cast from 10th February.

Sunny Afternoon 2016/17 tour

Musical about The Kinks will return for UK tour

Sunny Afternoon is set to return for another UK run from August, taking classic hits by The Kinks to some of the country’s biggest cities.

Emma at the Eden Project

Some of the places the GLT team have visited in 2019

The Group Leisure & Travel team have been here, there and everywhere in 2019. We’ve picked out a handful of our favourite visits to help inspire your next group trip. 

Kynren

New park attractions unveiled for Kynren 2020

The park will inhabit the grounds of Kynren, providing new experiences at the live theatre event next year.

Globe on Tour

Selected venues to host Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Shakespeare’s Globe is hitting the road in 2020, bringing three of the bard’s plays to stages around the country.

Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke to star in My Best Friend’s Wedding musical

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke will take to the stage as Julianne Potter in the world premiere of My Best Friend’s Wedding The Musical.

Bat Out of Hell

Bat Out of Hell The Musical returns to the UK for 2020 tour

Tickets are now on sale for the Meatloaf-inspired show, which will tour the country from September 2020 to January 2021.

Pretty Woman The Musical

Stars announced for West End debut of Pretty Woman The Musical

Groups can now book tickets for the musical at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, which is opening in February 2020. 

Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood will direct Strictly Ballroom musical

Baz Luhrmann’s hit musical Strictly Ballroom is set to embark on a new tour with direction by dancer, choreographer and TV judge Craig Revel Horwood.

The Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera reveals its full touring cast

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced full casting for the UK and Ireland tour of The Phantom of the Opera, opening at Leicester’s Curve Theatre in February 2020.

Educating Rita

40th anniversary tour of Educating Rita

After touring the UK in 2019, Willy Russell’s Educating Rita will set off again to commemorate the landmark year.

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls’ first ever UK tour announced

Opening in Bristol in September next year, Dreamgirls will tour the country into 2020.

West End cast of 9 to 5 the Musical 2019

Nottingham & Southampton among cities on next year’s 9 to 5 the Musical tour

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical will travel to a host of different venues across the UK from May 2020 following this year’s sell-out run. 

Helen Woolf (Glinda) and Nikki Bentley (Elphaba) in Wicked

500,000 new tickets released for Wicked

The hit West End musical will now run until November 2020 at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, taking the world of Oz well into 2020 for its 14th year in the capital.

Dear Evan Hansen West End 2019

London Theatre Review: Dear Evan Hansen

“My heart was pounding at the end and I just couldn’t hold back the tears” - just one of the comments I hear on the way out of the Noël Coward theatre, affirming my initial thoughts that the story of Dear Evan Hansen resonates with people from all walks of ...

Noah Thomas who will star in Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Introducing Noah Thomas as the lead in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

The producers of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie have revealed that Noah Thomas will play the title role of Jamie New from Monday 6th January 2020 at London’s Apollo Theatre.

Hadley Fraser City of Angels

Tickets now available for City of Angels in the West End

Five years since its opening, Josie Rourke’s production makes its West End transfer for a 2020 limited season.

Beverley Knight

Beverley Knight to star in new musical about The Drifters

The Drifters Girl will open in London’s West End in autumn 2020.

Mary Poppins musical

London Theatre Review: Mary Poppins The Musical

Practically perfect in every way, the revival of the much-loved Mary Poppins story comes with an extra spoonful of sugar. 

The London cast of Heathers the Musical in 2018

Producers reveal initial tour dates for Heathers the Musical

Heathers the Musical will take to the road throughout 2020 for the first time, following on from its London success.

The cast of 9 to 5 The Musical, starring David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff to join the cast of 9 to 5 the Musical

Baywatch star David Hasselhoff will take to the stage in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical from 2nd December, playing the part of Franklin Hart Jnr.

Dear Evan Hansen West End 2019

Booking is extended for Dear Evan Hansen musical

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that Dear Evan Hansen will now play at London’s Noël Coward Theatre until 27th June 2020.

Footloose The Musical tour 2017

Gareth Gates will star in next year’s UK tour of Footloose

Tickets are now on sale for Footloose The Musical’s 2020 tour around the UK, starring Pop Idol singer Gareth Gates.

Only Fools and Horses The Musical

Paul Whitehouse to return as Grandad in Only Fools and Horses musical

Well-known comedian Paul Whitehouse will return to the cast of Only Fools and Horses The Musical for four months from 6th January next year, reprising his role of Grandad.

The Mousetrap 2019

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap adds over 30 venues to UK run

After hitting the road in January of this year, The Mousetrap will continue its run with a set of new dates for 2020.

SIster Act The Musical Eventim Apollo Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg will reprise her star role in Sister Act The Musical

Whoopi is back for the very first time as Deloris Van Cartier in the latest stage adaptation of Sister Act.

Brendan Cole Show Man 2019 tour

Brendan Cole’s Show Man tour will be revived for 2020

The former Strictly Come Dancing star is extending his big band tour into next year. 

The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson artwork

Boris Johnson comedy will tour the UK next year

The hilarious political comedy, The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, will travel across the UK next year following a sold-out run at Park Theatre, London.

Come From Away the Musical

West End’s Come From Away extends its run

The hit musical has revealed that it is now taking bookings until 23rd May 2020 at London’s Phoenix Theatre, having recently celebrated its 300th performance and 300,000th visitor in the UK.

Cabaret the Musical

Interview: Anita Harris on her latest role in Cabaret the Musical

The actress speaks to GLT about her take on Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret the Musical which is touring the UK. 

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution extends in London

The hit production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution has celebrated its second birthday at London’s County Hall, extending its run until September 2020.

The cast of the GREASE 2019 tour

Popular Grease The Musical will hit the road again in 2020

The iconic production will take to the road once more on a national tour following a successful run throughout this year.

Wendi Peters

Wendi Peters & Tessa Peake-Jones among names in Bang Bang! premiere

The UK premiere of John Cleese’s Bang Bang! will open at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre on 6th February next year, starring Wendi Peters, Tessa Peake-Jones and Tony Gardner.

Uncle Vanya, Toby Jones & Richard Armitage

Toby Jones to star in the West End’s Uncle Vanya play next year

Former The Hunger Games and Harry Potter series star Toby Jones will play the title role in Uncle Vanya, alongside Richard Armitage in a new adaptation of Chekhov’s play.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Company

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe cast introduced for Bridge Theatre’s Christmas show

The casting has been announced for the special festive performance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the new Bridge Theatre in London. 

The Boy in the Dress

Royal Shakespeare Company reveals cast for The Boy In A Dress

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced its cast for The Boy In A Dress, running from 8th November until 8th March, 2020, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

101 Dalmations will open Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre's 2020 season

A series of productions will take to the stage at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre throughout 2020, ranging from a much-loved childrens’ favourite to one of Shakespeare’s classics. 

The Red Shoes

Full line-up revealed for upcoming Red Shoes tour

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes takes to the road from November this year, unveiling its all-new cast to link up with the previously announced Sam Archer and Victoria Page.

Laura Baldwin as Dawn with Joe Sugg as Ogie in Waitress

Waitress musical extends for a fourth time with new cast members

The show is now booking until 28th March, 2020 at London’s Adelphi Theatre with new tickets released. 

Dear Evan Hansen

Full cast revealed for London premiere of Dear Evan Hansen

Producer Stacey Mindich has unveiled the full West End cast for the London premiere of Dear Evan Hansen, which begins performances with an all-British cast at the Noël Coward Theatre in October.

Les Misérables

New Les Misérables cast will take to the stage at restored Sondheim Theatre in London

Cameron Mackintosh has announced a new cast for the London production of Les Misérables which will open at the newly renovated Sondheim Theatre on 18th December.

Stacey Dooley

Stacey Dooley to host Strictly Come Dancing Tour next year

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Stacey Dooley will return to next year’s tour as the host for the first time, with tickets now available to a variety of different venues across the UK.

Drawn Lines production will open at Sadler's Wells in spring 2020

Sadler’s Wells announces spring 2020 season

Tickets will go on sale for Sadler’s Wells’ spring 2020 season from 14th October. 

By The Waters of Liverpool

Helen Forrester’s By The Waters of Liverpool extends UK tour

Five more venues have been added to the spring 2020 UK tour of Helen Forrester’s By The Waters of Liverpool. 

The Prince of Egypt musical set design

Full cast and group rates for new Prince of Egypt musical

The full cast has been announced for the new musical which opens in February 2020 and special rates are available for groups. 

Joe Thomas rehearsing What's In A Name

Interview: Joe Thomas on his new role in What’s In A Name?, awkward dinner parties and his love of comedy

Joe Thomas is enjoying making a meal of What’s In A Name?, the international hit play centred around a Moroccan supper.

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as Tina Turner

Tina Turner Musical extends West End run and announces new children’s cast

More than 200,000 new tickets are now on sale for Tina - The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre in the West End until 27th June 2020, with a new children’s cast also revealed.

Meera Syal in Noises Off at  Lyric Hammersmith

Rehearsals begin for West End transfer of Noises Off

The full cast has been announced and started rehearsals ahead of the West End transfer of Noises Off, following a successful run at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.

Les Miserables tour

Further venues and casting announced for the second year of Les Misérables tour

Cameron Mackintosh has revealed an all-knew cast for the second year of the Les Misérables tour, with further venues also added in 2020 following its successful run so far. 

Pretty Woman Artwork

Pretty Woman musical to be staged in the West End for the first time

Pretty Woman: The Musical will begin previews on Valentine’s Day next year, running for 46 weeks at the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End for the first time ever.

Six tour

SIX musical reveals new cast ahead of its UK tour

The hit West End musical SIX has announced the full cast that will take to the road on 24th October, visiting 33 venues until July next year.

ON YOUR FEET!

Full line-up confirmed for On Your Feet! musical ahead of first UK tour date

On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan is set to embark on a UK tour following its conclusion at London Coliseum this month. 

What's In A Name cast

What’s In A Name? cast unveiled ahead of UK tour

The full cast for What’s In A Name? has been announced, with four new faces joining The Inbetweeners actor Joe Thomas on the UK run which begins in September.

Cabaret

New faces revealed to join John Partridge on Cabaret’s UK tour

The full cast has been announced for the UK tour of Cabaret, starring ex-EastEnders and Celebrity MasterChef winner, John Partridge.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong Tinkerbell and Peter

Mischief Theatre announces its cast for Peter Pan Goes Wrong tour

The hilarious Mischief Theatre has revealed its full casting line-up ahead of the Peter Pan Goes Wrong Tour, promising a night of slapstick comedy and organised chaos. 

Patricia Hodge headshot

Further casting announced for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg revival

Olivier Award-winner Patricia Hodge has joined the cast of Peter Nichols’ production A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. 

Six the musical 2 CREDIT Idil Sukan and Draw HQ

West End production of SIX welcomes new Queens

Producers of the critically acclaimed SIX musical have announced three new alternate Queens to join the cast at the Arts Theatre in the West End.

Joe Pasquale & Lee Mead in Aladdin

A round-up of the latest Christmas panto casting announcements…oh yes it is!

Find out who will be treading the boards as some much-loved pantomime characters across the UK this year, promising puns galore, glitzy costumes and plenty of festive fun. 

Circus 1903

Aerial performers and other new acts announced for Circus 1903

Circus 1903 has unveiled new acts to join old favourites for the production’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour, opening in Birmingham on 25th October.

Russia State Ballet Tour, Anna Fedosova

​Russia’s State Ballet will return to UK for 2020 tour

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia is returning for its 18th UK tour from January to March 2020, featuring performances of four of the world’s most popular ballets.

9 to 5 The Musical

New casting for 9 to 5 the Musical in London and on the road

The producers of the hit musical have announced a new leading lady in the West End show, plus a range of new faces who will feature in the production’s UK tour.

Waitress the musical

London Theatre Review: Waitress the musical

GLT went to see the new cast in Waitress the musical, which has been extended until January, to discover the ingredients behind its success. 

Friendsical

New Friends parody musical opens in Cheltenham for UK tour

Production images of Friendsical, based on the iconic TV show Friends, have been released after the show recently opened at the Everyman Theatre. 

David Williamson in Circus 1903

Interview: David Williamson is “living his childhood dream” in Circus 1903

GLT’s Harry Rogers talks nostalgia, elephant puppets and near-disasters with Circus 1903’s Ringmaster, David Williamson, ahead of the production’s new UK tour. 

Aisha Jawando as Tina Turner

8 cast announcements for the West End and regional theatre tours

This summer has seen a raft of new names announced for a host of West End big-hitters and some of the best regional theatre productions. Here’s our round-up of who to look out for. 

Zizi Strallen performing Step in Time in 2015

Full casting announced for West End production of Mary Poppins

The final adult casting for the new production of Mary Poppins has been revealed ahead of the show’s opening at its original West End home on 23rd October. 

The Woman in Black

New UK tour announced for Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black

The show, which has this year celebrated its 30th anniversary in the West End, will open in Blackpool this September before touring venues across the UK. 

The Prince Of Egypt casting

Cast announced for The Prince Of Egypt musical

The producers of the new musical, The Prince Of Egypt, have revealed the initial cast ahead of its West End run which begins on 5th February 2020.

Sarah Earnshaw as Betty & Joe Pasquale as Frank Spencer

Joe Pasquale returns for new Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em tour

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em will travel the UK again, with Joe Pasquale returning as the accident-prone Frank Spencer and Sarah Earnshaw as his wife, Betty.

Whoopi Goldberg and Brenda Edwards

Jamie Wilson & Whoopi Goldberg announce new Sister Act production

Producers Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg have revealed that Brenda Edwards will star in a rewritten version of Sister Act, opening at the Curve in Leicester, on 21st April 2020.

Waitress the musical

Waitress the musical extends West End run

Producers of confirmed that Waitress the musical has extended its booking period until 7th December. 

An Inspector Calls Tour 2018 -19

An Inspector Calls reveals all-new cast for its latest tour

An Inspector Calls has announced a new cast for its latest UK and Ireland tour, beginning its run at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, on Friday 6th September. 

Touching The Void

Touching The Void to transfer to the West End

The producers of Touching The Void have announced that the play will transfer to London following successful runs across the UK and abroad.

Birthday boy with frame and Lord Right

Harry Potter stage actress joins the cast of A Right Royale Tea

Elizabeth Hill, former cast member of West End show Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, will join the cast of A Right Royale Tea in the lead role of Lady Right from 21st July.

Company of Girl From The North Country at The Old Vic

West End return for The Girl from the North Country

The Girl from the North Country will play at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End for an eight week season, running from 10th December until 1st February.

Disney's The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, London..  Credit Johan Persson

GLT goes behind the scenes of The Lion King musical which is celebrating its 20th year

We were invited backstage at London’s Lyceum Theatre to see first-hand how The Lion King has brought the African savannah to the capital so beautifully for two decades.

Six the musical

SIX the musical announces new dates and cast for its West End run

SIX the Musical has extended its run at the Arts Theatre in London until 5th July, 2020,with four new cast members also revealed. 

Anton and Erin Live

Strictly’s Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag announce national tour for 2020

Anton & Erin… Dance Those Magical Movies, will travel the UK from January next year, ‘performing cinema classics live on the dancefloor’.

Glen Joseph as Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly musical’s 30th anniversary tour

Buddy  - The Buddy Holly Story  will open at Harlow Playhouse on 28th August before travelling the UK following a successful six-month run of the USA and Canada. 

The Phantom of the Opera tour

The Phantom of the Opera to tour the UK and Ireland next year

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that the original production of The Phantom of the Opera will tour venues across the UK and Ireland in 2020.

Falsettos rehearsal

Full casting announced for UK premiere of Falsettos

Falsettos the musical has revealed its all-new cast that will take to the West End stage for a limited season from 30th August to 23rd November.

The Cast of Saturday Night Fever

7 of the best: Upcoming theatre tours to have on your radar

There are so many fantastic shows touring the UK & Ireland this year and next, it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve selected 7 productions to look out for at a theatre near you.

Only Fools and Horses The Musical

Only Fools and Horses The Musical extends its Haymarket run

A further 100,000 tickets have been released for Only Fools and Horses The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, following a “huge demand”. 

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen returns to the West End stage for 'mystery' show

Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others And You will transfer to the London stage from September this year.

Birthday boy with frame and Lord Right

A Right Royale Tea immersive experience comes to London

A new immersive and participatory comedy performance, A Right Royale Tea, is coming to London this summer, promising an ‘unexpected 1920’s elegance and a stiff-upper lip’.

Dear Evan Hansen

More tickets released for the West End's Dear Evan Hansen

Following a sell-out booking period, the London premiere of Dear Evan Hansen has gone on sale again, with tickets now available until Saturday 4th April 2020.

Cast of A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls to embark on a nationwide tour

Following its success at Bristol Old Vic, A Monster Calls will travel to 16 venues across the UK next year, beginning its run at Chichester Festival Theatre in February.

Disney's The Lion King

Disney's The Lion King announces cast for new UK & Ireland tour

Casting for The Lion King tour, which opens in Bristol this September, has been announced. 

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre at Blenheim Palace

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre is being recreated at Blenheim Palace

Group bookings are available for peformances at the pop-up Shakespeare Theatre staged at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire from 8th July – 7th September. 

Touring cast of The Worst Witch

Full cast announced for London production of The Worst Witch

The full cast for the West End production of The Worst Witch has been revealed, flying onto the stage at the Vaudeville Theatre in London from 24th July.

Waitress casting shot from the West End

Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison to join the cast of Waitress

Blake Harrison, best known as Neil Sutherland in The Inbetweeners will take over the role of Ogie in the West End production of Waitress on 17th June.

Captain Corelli playing his mandolin

Captain Corelli's Mandolin transfers to the West End

Following a succesful UK tour, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin will take to the stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End from 4th July to 31st August.

Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street to premiere as an immersive experience in London

The Wolf of Wall Street will make its world premiere as an immersive production in London this year, opening on 11th September.

Come From Away the musical

​Come From Away musical extends into 2020

The hit production, which tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers in the wake of 9/11, will now run in the West End until next year.

The Prince of Egypt artwork

DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt to run in the West End

Based on the DreamWorks Animation film, The Prince of Egypt will open in the West End for a 32-week run in February 2020. 

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

One for the kids: Peppa Pig latest tour is the 'Best Day Ever'

Stuck for ideas that will appeal to families with young children? Fear not as Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever will tour from the 18th October, opening at the Dartford Orchard Theatre. 

Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins in the 2015 tour performing Playing the Game

Interview: How Zizi Strallen landed her dream role as Mary Poppins

With the Mary Poppins stage musical returning to London’s West End in October, we talk to Zizi Strallen about what it will be like stepping into familar shoes, and whether she can actually spell supercalifragilisticdocious.

The Vikings ready for battle at Kynren - an epic tale of England

Kynren adds Viking drama to epic outdoor performance

The annual spectacle will return at the end of June for what is billed as the UK’s biggest outdoor theatre performance, with a 1000-strong cast adding The Year of the Viking to this year’s Kynren - an epic tale of England in County Durham.

Olly Dobson as Marty McFly in Back to the Future the Musical

Back to the Future the Musical to debut at Manchester Opera House next year

Back to the Future the Musical will debut on a 12-week run at Manchester Opera House on Thursday 20th February 2020, before moving to the West End.

Jay McGuiness as Josh Baskin in BIG

Further cast announcements made for Big the Musical

Who will be joining Jay McGuiness in the West End musical version of the hit 80s film?

The Nicest Kids in Town in 2017 Hairspray UK Tour

Hairspray the Musical to tour the UK for a third time

Hairspray the Musical will take to the road for a third time this summer, stretching well into 2021. 

Carole King Musical 2017 - 2018 Tour Cast. Photo Craig Sugden

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical to tour the UK and Ireland in 2020

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will embark on a new tour of the UK and Ireland following a hugely succesful, sold-out run in 2017/2018. 

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Bishop’s Palace in Somerset to host Outdoor Theatre Season

The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Somerset, is hosting its annual Summer Outdoor Theatre event, bringing some classic productions to the stage between July and August.

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Mischief Theatre's new Peter Pan Goes Wrong tour

Mischief Theatre has announced a new national tour of its hilarious Peter Pan Goes Wrong, a comical performance that will visit London’s Alexandra Palace on its run.

Falsettos

Broadway musical Falsettos will make UK debut at The Other Palace

The award-winning Selladoor Worldwide production of Falsettos will open in London this summer. 

Dear Evan Hansen

Bookings now open for Dear Evan Hansen musical

Tickets are now on sale for the musical, Dear Evan Hansen, which is opening in the West End later this year. 

Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ - The Musical

Classic tale of Adrian Mole comes to the West End

A musical adaptation of the popular novel, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾, is heading to London this summer.

Thriller Live

West End's Thriller Live extends into 2020

Thriller Live, the West End concert show, is extending its run to April 2020 with a new booking period announced.

9 to 5 The Musical

Look out for these top theatre stars in 2019

We round up some of the top theatre cast announcements to have on your group travel radar. 

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train tour extends with new venues added

The UK tour of the play, based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins, is now running until November 2019.

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery extends into 2020

Mischief Theatre’s slapstick comedy play has announced it will now be taking bookings into 2020.

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! musical celebrates 20th year with extension

ABBA musical, Mamma Mia! has announced its extension into next year, to mark its 20th anniversary in the West End.

Big the Musical

Big The Musical to come to West End

For a limited run from September, Big the Musical, based on the hit movie, will arrive at the Dominion Theatre in London.

White Christmas

Group tickets available for White Christmas musical

A new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will open at London’s Dominion Theatre this November with group tickets now on sale.

Jac Yarrow

Exciting young actor debuts in Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat

A new star will be taking the lead role in the new West End production of Joseph at the London Palladium, which opens on 27th June. So who is Jac Yarrow?

Riverdance

Anniversary tour planned for Riverdance

Popular Irish dancing show, Riverdance, is set to tour the UK with a new 25th anniversary celebratory show in 2020.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

More tickets conjured up for Harry Potter play

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, staged at London’s Palace Theatre, is now taking bookings until January 2020.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical, adds more tour dates

The musical, touring the UK from this September has now revealed more dates, taking it into 2020.

Deen van Meer

Disney's Frozen musical to open in West End

Based on the popular Disney animated film by the same name, Frozen the musical will make its UK debut at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2020.

Club Tropicana the Musical

Interview: Kate Robbins on her part in the new Club Tropicana musical

Michael de Burća meets Kate Robbins to talk about her role in the new musical Club Tropicana the Musical.

Mary Poppins 2015 tour

Further casting revealed for upcoming Mary Poppins musical

Cameron Mackintosh and Disney have announced that Petula Clark and Joseph Millson will join the previously announced cast in the new production of Mary Poppins.

The Twilight Zone

London Theatre Review: The Twilight Zone

A bewitching experience that will leave you questioning alien existence and human imagination, says Laura Sexton after reviewing the show at The Ambassadors Theatre in London.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie the musical

Interview: Layton Williams on his lead role in the musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie

GLT speaks to the actor about performing his dream part in the hit musical which is currently playing at the Apollo Theatre in the West End. 

Magic Goes Wrong

Mischief Theatre announces new comedy show

Mischief Theatre, the Olivier award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, has announced its new comedy, Magic Goes Wrong

Calendar Girls The Musical

Lesley Joseph to join cast of Calendar Girls musical

The upcoming tour of Calendar Girls The Musical, by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, has revealed that Lesley Joseph will join the cast.

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black celebrates 30th anniversary with new cast

A new cast has been announced ahead of the 30th anniversary of the London production. 

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution extends into 2020

The Agatha Christie play, Witness for the Prosecution, has extended its run at London County Hall until 2020, with more tickets now released.

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! the musical returns for UK tour this year

The popular production based on the songs of ABBA will tour the UK again starting this September.

Come From Away the musical

London Theatre Review: Come From Away

GLT reviews Come From Away,  the musical based on the remarkable true events of 9/11. 

The cast of the UK and Ireland tour of Calendar Girls The Musical

New cast for tour of Calendar Girls The Musical

A new cast has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy, Calendar Girls The Musical.

Joe McFadden

Joe McFadden to star in upcoming Priscilla tour

The 2019/20 tour of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert will star actor and Strictly Come Dancing winner, Joe McFadden in the production.

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Tina musical welcomes new principal star

The musical, telling the story of rock and roll artist Tina Turner, has revealed its new lead actor.

Katharine McPhee in Waitress

Waitress extends its first West End run

The musical announced its extension news ahead of its first West End preview.

Matthew Croke as Aladdin and Trevor Dion Nicholas as Genie in Aladdin

Family friendly theatre shows to see this year

With so many shows coming up this year, here is a selection of family-friendly productions to add to your diaries.

Samantha Womack starring in The Girl on the Train tour

Theatre review… The Girl on the Train

It will have you guessing right until the last minute, says Shannon Clark after going to the opening night of The Girl on the Train’s UK tour.

Jaymi Hensley from Union J

Union J star cast as lead in upcoming ‘Joseph’ tour

Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat has revealed its lead casting.

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Royal Shakespeare Company to host premiere of The Boy in the Dress

David Walliams’ The Boy in the Dress will open at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre this November.

The cast of The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre

New mischievous cast announced for The Play That Goes Wrong

Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong, has revealed a new cast for its performances at the Duchess Theatre in London.

Alfie Boe

Star studded cast announced for Les Mis concerts at Gielgud

Whilst The Queen’s Theatre closes for refurbishments, a concert version of Les Misérables will open next door at the Gielgud, with a new cast announced.

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After more than 12 years and almost 10 million visitors at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, “this hit musical is still casting a spell over London” (Time Out).

Groan Ups

Mischief Theatre to open new show at Vaudeville Theatre

Mischief Theatre, the company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, has announced it will take over the Vaudeville Theatre with a season of new works from September 2019.

Oliver Farnworth and Samantha Womack in Girl on the Train

Interview: The Cast of The Girl on the Train

Simon Button speaks with Samantha Womack and Oliver Farnworth on their intense roles in The Girl on the Train.

Fiddler on the Roof

West End transfer for Fiddler on the Roof

The Menier Chocolate Factory’s production of Fiddler on the Roof will transfer to the West End this year.

Austentatious

Comedy play Austentatious to have residency at Fortune Theatre

Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel will begin a Monday night residency at the Fortune Theatre from February 2019.

Cast of Mary Poppins.

Tickets for Mary Poppins now on sale

Tickets for the upcoming West End production of Mary Poppins have now gone on sale.

Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner.

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical to continue West End run

Over 200,000 new tickets will go on sale for the hit musical based on the iconic artist, Tina Turner.

Cast of SIX The Musical

SIX The Musical’s West End run extended until 2020

The producers of SIX The Musical have announced that it is extending to 5th January 2020.

West End cast of Annie

Full casting revealed for UK tour of Annie

The cast that will join Craig Revel Horwood and Anita Dobson in the UK tour of Annie, has now been revealed.

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Shakespeare’s Globe announces its summer season

Performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It are on the summer season line-up at Shakespeare’s Globe for 2019.

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan in Annie

Big stars to look out for in Theatre Land this year

We look at some of the big shows opening this year, with big names.

The Cast of The Twilight Zone

Full casting announced for West End transfer of The Twilight Zone

Full casting has been revealed for the West End transfer of the Almeida’s sell out production of The Twilight Zone.

The Lion King

The Lion King to roar across the UK in new tour

The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has announced that the musical The Lion King will embark on a second UK and Ireland tour, commencing this September.

Les Miserables

Les Misérables to move to different London theatre

Popular West End Show, Les Misérables, will be moving to a different London theatre for four months whilst refurbishments are being done to its current home, the Queen’s Theatre.

Mark Williams

UK tour of Doctor Dolittle cancelled

It has been announced that the UK tour of Doctor Dolittle, starring Mark Williams, has been cancelled.

Jack McBrayer to star in Waitress

US TV star Jack McBrayer cast in Waitress

Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer, best known as Kenneth in 30 Rock, is set to make his West End debut in Waitress.

Theo James

Two announcements complete City of Angels cast

A Hollywood star and Royal Shakespeare Company actor complete the principal cast of the play’s latest revival.

Mamma Mia! The Party

10 of the most read articles of 2018

Counting down to the most read article, here are the most popular news stories and features that caught your attention on the Group Leisure & Travel website in 2018.

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Interview: Fame The Musical’s Keith Jack

Keith Jack, who will star as Nick Piazza in the 30th anniversary tour of Fame The Musical, shares his insight into the show.

The King & I

The King & I set to tour the UK in 2019

Following its season at the London Palladium, comes the announcement that The King & I will embark on a major UK tour from Spring 2019.

Shane Richie

TV star Shane Richie to join cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

The West End show has revealed that EastEnders star Shane Richie will be joining the cast.

Nativity! The Musical

Nativity! The Musical to tour the UK again in 2019

The popular festive musical will once again tour the country, opening in Wolverhampton in October 2019.

Bonnie Langford

Bonnie Langford to star in 9 to 5 musical

Bonnie Langford, who is currently starring as Dorothy Brock in London’s 42nd Street, will take on the role of Roz in the upcoming Dolly Parton show, 9 to 5 the Musical.

Cast of Avenue Q

Comedy musical Avenue Q to return in 2019 with UK tour

The musical featuring puppets will be visiting venues up and down the UK in 2019 opening at Portsmouth Kings Theatre on 25th January.

Katherine McPhee

Principal role cast in new West End production of Waitress

Katharine McPhee will make her West End debut starring as Jenna in the UK premiere of Waitress, having played the role on Broadway earlier this year.

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery announces extension and new cast

The play will now be booking until November 2019, with a new cast set to join the show.

We Will Rock You UK and Ireland Tour

We Will Rock You returns for UK and Ireland tour

The smash hit Queen and Ben Elton musical will embark on a brand new tour in September 2019.

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre

Pop-up Shakespeare's Rose Theatre to come to Blenheim Palace in 2019

The Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre will arrive at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on 8th July.

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Wicked extends West End bookings until November 2019

The West End production of Wicked has released 500,000 new tickets and is now booking until 30th November 2019.

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Disney’s The Lion King marks 20th anniversary with extra group dates

The musical is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary in the West End in 2019, with booking extended for groups.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar to transfer to London's Barbican Theatre

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar will be returning to London in 2019.

Gwyneth Strong as Mrs Boyle

National tour of The Mousetrap to star Gwyneth Strong

The national tour of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery play The Mousetrap will star Only Fools and Horses’ Gwyneth Strong.

Alexandra Burke

7 great theatre tours to put in your diary for 2019

A round up of some of the top theatre productions that will be hitting the road in 2019.

Sir Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen to present 80 venue one-man tour

Sir Ian McKellen will be touring the country in 2019 on an 80-venue tour, visiting locations such as London, Northampton, Oxford and Norwich.

Cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie musical extended until September 2019

The West End show will now run for an additional six months at the Apollo Theatre, booking until September 2019.

Elliot Harper will play Miss Trunchbull

New Miss Trunchbull announced for Matilda The Musical

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that Elliot Harper will play Miss Trunchbull in 2019.

Come From Away

What’s coming and going in Theatreland?

We look at shows entering the West End soon and those you won’t want to miss before they vacate their London home.

The Bodyguard

Full casting announced for UK and Ireland tour of The Bodyguard

The cast joining Strictly Come Dancing star Alexandra Burke on the UK and Ireland tour of The Bodyguard have been revealed.

Jake Quickenden and Daisy Wood-Davis in Hair the Musical

Star cast announced for 50th anniversary of Hair musical

The legendary rock musical is back in 2019 with a cast starring Jake Quickenden, Daisy Wood-Davis and Marcus Collins.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat returns to London

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns to London

A new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, will return to London in 2019.

Rain Man

New cast announced for extended Rain Man tour

The tour of Rain Man, which opened for a short-run in August has been extended until April 2019.

Exterior wall of Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Old Vic’s history brought to foreground in new experience

The new heritage experience will acknowledge the 252-year history of the Bristol Old Vic through a host of experiences and attractions.

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine to brighten stages across the UK

The Broadway musical, Little Miss Sunshine, will make its European premiere in London in March 2019, before touring the UK.

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London Theatre review… Aladdin

After readers voted Aladdin as their Best Theatre Production at the 2018 Group Leisure & Travel Awards, Laura Sexton went along to the West End to see what all the fuss is about.

Sharon D. Clarke in Caroline Or Change

Caroline, or Change extends until April next year

It has been announced that the West End production of Caroline, or Change is now booking until 6th April 2019.

Samantha Womack

The Girl on the Train play to tour until July 2019

The stage adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ novel, The Girl on the Train, will tour the UK from January 2019, starring EastEnders’ Samantha Womack in the title role.

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Sadler’s Wells announces spring 2019 season

The London theatre has revealed the spring season will feature three world premieres, more than 15 UK premieres and new partnerships.

Danielle Bird as Mildred

World premiere of The Worst Witch to open in Northampton

The show, based on the popular children’s novel, will open in Northampton this Christmas before embarking on a nationwide tour.

Amelie the Musical

Amélie the Musical to come to the UK in 2019

The stage adaptation of the award-winning film, Amélie, will premiere in the UK in April before embarking on a UK tour.

Layton Williams

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie to welcome new lead actor

The West End hit will be welcoming a new principal actor from January to take over the role of Jamie.

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Initial casting announced for premiere of Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d

Casting announcements have revealed that Susie Blake and Simon Shepherd will star in the production.

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Cast announced for UK tour of Peter James’ The House on Cold Hill

The adaptation of the thriller novel will star Rita Simons, Joe McFadden, Charlie Clements and Persephone Swales-Dawson.

The Twilight Zone

Enter The Twilight Zone in London’s West End

The Twilight Zone will be transferring to the West End and will run an open-ended season at the Ambassadors Theatre from March 2019.

Witness for the Prosecution in The Chamber at London County Hall

Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution extends

The Agatha Christie play, Witness for The Prosecution has extended its booking period after a successful first year in London’s County Hall.

Ben Adams and Joanne Clifton are starring in The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show set to travel the UK

The Rocky Horror Show will be returning for a 12-month UK tour opening later this year in Brighton.

Come From Away Cast

Further details announced for UK and Ireland premiere of Come From Away

Details of the debut of Come From Away, arriving in London in January 2019, have been announced.

Cast of Only Fools and Horses Musical

Only Fools and Horses is coming to the West End

The iconic British television series Only Fools and Horses will be heading to the West End for a new musical adaptation.

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Group tickets on sale for the West End’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now taking bookings until July next year.

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GLT launches Theatre and Cruise newsletters

Group Leisure & Travel magazine now offers regular dedicated email newsletters for people interested in organising group trips to the theatre, and for those looking for cruise holiday ideas and offers.

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour

Shearings Holidays unveils Strictly Come Dancing breaks

Shearings Holidays has launched its 2019 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour packages which include tickets to the live shows, as well as transport and accommodation.

Adele Anderson

Cast revealed for the UK tour of Doctor Dolittle

Further details have been announced about the cast for the UK tour of Doctor Dolittle.

The cast of Bat Out Of Hell

Bat out of Hell to leave the West End

The West End season of the Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will draw to a close in January, 2019.

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Photo by Sara Beaumont

The Royal Shakespeare Company announces 2019 season

Next year will see two Shakespeare plays, two restoration plays and a new play at Royal Shakespeare Company theatres.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

First production of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin to tour the UK in 2019

The first major stage production of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin will open its UK tour in April at Leicester’s Curve Theatre.

Wicked

5 thrilling shows that promise a fright for your group

As it’s almost Halloween, here are a selection of spine-tingling theatre productions to consider seeing with your group in the future.

Tobacco Theatre

Tobacco Factory Theatres to re-open in Bristol

Southville’s Tobacco Factory Theatres will re-open this October following a major development.

Adrienne Warren

Tina Turner musical to welcome audiences until July 2019

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical will now be taking bookings until next July, it has been announced, with reports of around 200,000 more tickets on sale.

Pierro Niel-Mee

Cast revealed for tour of Shakespeare in Love

The full casting for the tour of Shakespeare in Love has been announced with more dates to be revealed.

Peter Andre

Peter Andre to star in UK tour of Grease

Singer Peter Andre is set to take to the stage as the character Teen Angel in the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of Grease.

Thomas Dennis in War Horse

Interview: War Horse star, Thomas Dennis

Thomas Dennis, who stars as Albert in the record-breaking production, talks about being part of such an iconic show.

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Jason Donovan to produce new Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, musical

The new production of hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, will tour the UK in 2019.

Cast of Mary Poppins.

Aladdin will make way for West End run of Mary Poppins musical

The award-winning production of Mary Poppins will return to its original West End home for performances in 2019.

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Louise Redknapp will star in new Dolly Parton musical

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical will play London’s Savoy Theatre from January to August next year.

Thriller Live

Thriller Live releases more tickets to mark tenth birthday

The concert style show, Thriller Live, will celebrate its tenth birthday in the West End in January and has announced the release of 190,000 more tickets.

A Russian State Ballet of Siberia performance of Swan Lake

Russian State Ballet announces UK tour

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia returns in 2019 for a 23-venue schedule, running from 2nd January until 16th March.

Edward Baruwa will play the leading role of Berry Gordy in the UK tour of Motown the Musical

Cast announced for UK and Ireland tour of Motown the Musical

The producers of Motown the Musical have revealed the cast for the UK and Ireland tour which opens in Birmingham.

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

Craig Revel Horwood to reprise role of Miss Hannigan in Annie tour

Strictly judge, Craig Revel Horwood will be returning to the role of Miss Hannigan in the upcoming UK tour of Annie.

Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner.

Interview: Adrienne Warren on playing Tina in the latest Tina Turner musical

GLT speaks to Adrienne Warren about playing the role of a lifetime Tina Turner, in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

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The theatre productions voted as finalists for GLT Awards

Your votes have been counted and verified and for the first time ever, we are revealing the finalists for all of the categories in the Group Leisure & Travel Awards, ahead of the winners being announced at the ceremony in October.

The Inheritance

Modern classic, The Inheritance, to open in West End

New play, The Inheritance, surrounding the lives of a group of New Yorkers, will open in October at London’s Noel Coward Theatre.

Mamma Mia! The Party

Mamma Mia! dining experience to open at London O2

A dining experience, combined with the theatricals of the show Mamma Mia!, will be opening at The O2, London next spring.

Duncan James

TV’s Duncan James to star in West End’s Chicago

From this September, Duncan James of boyband Blue fame, will join the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Billy Flynn.

Waitress - Broadway cast

Broadway musical Waitress to charm West End audiences next spring

Waitress will be opening at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019, with music by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.

Jordan Luke Gage

Jordan Luke Gage taking on lead role in Bat Out of Hell

Former X-Factor contestant Jordan Luke Gage is raring to go after securing the lead role in the smash hit show Bat Out of Hell – The Musical next month.

Cast of Motown the Musical

Motown The Musical to leave West End ahead of tour

Motown The Musical will be leaving the West End next April before embarking on a UK wide tour.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

11 pantos and shows to look forward to this Christmas

We round up some of the best pantomimes and festive performances that groups will love to see this winter season.

Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard

Alexandra Burke returning for The Bodyguard UK tour

Former X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke, will return to the starring role of Rachel Marron in the forthcoming tour of the musical The Bodyguard this December.

Hayden Tee

New Miss Trunchbull for London’s Matilda the Musical

Hayden Tee will take on the role of Miss Trunchbull for the first time this September in Matilda The Musical.

Danielle Hope

Lead casting revealed for UK tour of Rock of Ages

Danielle Hope and Sam Ferriday will join the cast of the musical Rock of Ages for its UK tour from September.

Saturday Night Fever

Star dancer to lead casting of Saturday Night Fever tour

Saturday Night Fever will begin a tour of the UK this month at New Wimbledon Theatre, and will star former Matthew Bourne dancer.

The Band Musical

Interview: Leading ladies in Take That’s musical The Band

Vicky Edwards meets the mostly female cast of smash-hit show The Band, co-produced by Take That – to talk about growing up obsessed with a boyband.

Tim Howar

New cast announced for The Phantom of the Opera

As The Phantom of the Opera heads into its 33rd year, Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Chris Mackintosh have announced a new cast for the show at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Haymarket, London.

London Theatre Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Emily Ansell Elfer left the Apollo dreaming of glitter and killer red heels after seeing Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

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Bat Out of Hell extends through to 2019

Due to popular demand, Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell the Musical, will be extending through to January next year.

Anton and Erin

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Anton and Erin to tour UK

Dancers, Anton and Erin, best known for performances on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show, are set to tour the UK next year with a ‘musical’ themed production.

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing set to tour the UK again

A new tour of Dirty Dancing will open in Brighton this September before embarking on a UK wide tour running until July 2019.

Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke to lead Chicago cast ahead of extension

Chicago, playing at London’s Phoenix Theatre is now booking until January 2019 and will star pop singer Alexandra Burke from this August.

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery to tour UK

Mischief Theatre’s West End show The Comedy About A Bank Robbery has revealed details of its first UK tour.

The Full Monty

The Full Monty takes off on tour for the final time

The Full Monty – one of the most popular plays of all time – will begin its last ever UK and Ireland tour on 3rd September.

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Simon & Garfunkel tribute fills void after emotional farewell by superstar

The sound of silence following singer Paul Simon’s last ever performance in the UK won’t last for long.

Mamma Mia! cast

GLT’s top picks: musicals to lift your spirit

The sun may still be shining, for now, but if your group’s in need of a pick-me-up here are some toe-tapping musicals that are sure to have you on your feet.

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London Theatre Review: Witness for the Prosecution

You’ll leave the courtroom in a state of shock, both from finding out ‘whodunnit’ and from how impeccable the production is, says Laura Sexton after reviewing the Agatha Christie play at London County Hall.

The Pavilion - Winter Gardens

Blackpool’s legendary Pavilion Theatre to be restored to former glory

Plans have been announced to restore Blackpool’s historic Pavilion Theatre and turn it into a creative hub that will stage works accessible to northern audiences.

Bonnie Langford

Eastenders star Bonnie Langford to star in final run of 42nd Street at Theatre Royal

The star will join the cast of the musical 42nd Street for its final run.

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National Youth Theatre announces summer and autumn season

Details of the summer and autumn season by the National Youth Theatre (NYT) have been released including shows such as Victoria’s Knickers and Consensual.

Iwan Rheon

Game of Thrones star to lead cast in West End premiere of Foxfinder

Iwan Rheon will star in a revival of Dawn King’s play Foxfinder which is set to premiere at London’s Ambassadors Theatre.

Carrie Hope Fletcher

Heathers - The Musical to transfer to West End

Following its premiere at The Other Palace, Heathers - The Musical will transfer to the West End this September.

John Partridge

The Case Of The Frightened Lady casting revealed

A new cast has been announced for the autumn tour of The Case Of The Frightened Lady, led by John Partridge.

The team behind Pop Music

World premiere tour announced for new musical Pop Music

Tour dates have been announced for Pop Music, a world premiere which will open in Birmingham in September.

Young Frankenstein

7 upcoming theatre tours you won’t want to miss

We round up some of the UK’s upcoming theatre tours, from plays to musicals, and explain why you’ll want to get tickets.

Shakespeare in Love

Autumn start for Shakespeare in Love tour

Having previously shown in the West End in 2014, Shakespeare in Love will open for a new venture this autumn at the Theatre Royal Bath before touring a number of UK venues.

Come From Away

New musical Come From Away to open in West End

The UK and Ireland premiere of Come From Away will open in Dublin later this year, prior to its West End debut in 2019.

Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent to star in A Very Very Very Dark Matter

It’s been confirmed that actor Jim Broadbent will play Hans Christian Andersen in the world premiere of Martin McDonagh’s A Very Very Very Dark Matter.

Bristol Old Vic

Five of England’s oldest group friendly theatres

We take a look at some of England’s oldest theatres, which also happen to be great for groups.

Shakespeare's Globe

Winter season of plays announced for The Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe has revealed its 2018/19 winter season which opens on 7th November.

Kevin Kennedy

Corrie star to lead in new Rock of Ages UK tour

Kevin Kennedy, known as Curly Watts in Coronation Street, will star in a new tour of Rock of Ages.

An Inspector Calls

New tour of An Inspector Calls to start in York

An Inspector Calls will visit UK venues on a new tour opening at the York Theatre Royal in September.

The Swan

Swan Lake to embark on 32-week UK tour in September

Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake will head on a 32-week tour this winter.

The Woman in Black

London Theatre Review: The Woman in Black

As The Woman in Black celebrates its 30th year on the West End, GLT’s editor Keeley Rodgers braves the stalls to see why it continues to attract audiences looking for a fright.

Mark Williams as Doctor Dolittle

Harry Potter star to lead in Doctor Dolittle tour

Mark Williams will star as Doctor Dolittle at the first ten venues of the new touring production from this autumn.

The Supremes in Motown

Motown the Musical now booking until November 2019

Almost half a million new tickets have been released for the West End production of Motown the Musical.

Interview: Chris Leask… The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Laura Sexton speaks to Chris Leask about making people laugh, playing multiple characters and why audiences will love The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.

Matilda the Musical

Regional Theatre Review: Matilda The Musical

Catchy songs, colourful set designs, and a cast you can’t help but fall in love with. Laura Sexton reports back after reviewing the UK touring production of Matilda The Musical at Milton Keynes Theatre.

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Dreamgirls to leave West End for UK tour

The final performance of Dreamgirls at London’s Savoy Theatre will be on January 12th 2019, prior to a UK tour, with full dates to be announced in due course.

Milton Keynes Theatre

5 regional theatre offerings for groups

We round up a selection of great group-friendly regional theatres that offer more than just discounts.

Matt Ford

Autumn tour dates released for Simply Sinatra

Simply Sinatra, a concert of music and songs made famous by one of the world’s most loved singer, Frank Sinatra, will tour the UK this autumn.

Matt Terry

X-Factor winner to star in Madagascar stage musical

A new touring production called Madagascar - The Musical is due to open at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 21st July.

Cast of Allelujah!

Bridge Theatre to host world premiere of Alan Bennett’s Allelujah!

The new Bridge Theatre in London, will present the world premiere of Nicholas Hytner’s production of Alan Bennett’s Allelujah!.

Edward Fox in An Ideal Husband

Shakespeare and Wilde plays to feature in Bath’s Theatre Royal summer season

The Theatre Royal’s summer season will feature a selection of both UK premieres and renowned classics.

On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

UK premiere revealed for On Your Feet!

On Your Feet! will play a limited season at the London Coliseum from 14th June to 31st August 2019.

Keith Jack

Casting revealed for 30th anniversary Fame tour

Keith Jack, Mica Paris and Jorgie Porter will star in the new UK tour of Fame opening at Manchester Palace.

Harold Pinter

Season of one-act plays to celebrate the work of Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter’s one-act play season will commence at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London this September, with a well-known cast.

The Mirror Crack'd

The Mirror Crack’d to be adapted for stage for first time in UK

Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d is to be adapted for the stage will premiere at Salisbury Playhouse next February before touring.

Passion Play

Passion Play: Tour operators selling group tickets announced

The historic Passion Play that takes place in Oberammergau, Germany every ten years will be releasing tickets later this year and expects to be more popular than ever among groups.

Mark Hawkins

Woman in Black to celebrate 30 years with new cast

The play, The Woman in Black, is set to celebrate its 30th birthday in the West End this June and will introduce a new cast at the Fortune Theatre in London.

Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter to extend in West End

Due to high demand, Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter has now been extended and is running until September at Empire Cinema Haymarket.

Hadley Fraser and Ross Noble in Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein to tour UK

It has been announced that Mel Brooks’ comedy musical, Young Frankenstein will have its last West End performance this August, before it embarks on a tour of the UK next year.

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

GLT’s top picks: 5 West End shows to make you laugh

We round up five shows in London that are likely to make you and your group chuckle this summer.

Bat Out Of Hell

London Theatre Review: Bat Out of Hell The Musical

GLT editor Keeley Rodgers describes herself as nothing less than all revved up after watching as Bat Out of Hell, which has just returned to the West End.

Thriller Live

190,000 extra seats go on sale for Thriller Live

Thriller Live, a show that celebrates Michael Jackson’s musical legacy, has revealed a new booking period.

Dawn French

Dawn French to star in London Palladium’s Snow-White panto

Comedian and actress Dawn French will join other stars in this year’s London Palladium pantomime of Snow White.

Ian McKellen and Danny Webb

King Lear: More cast members announced to join Sir Ian McKellen

Further casting has been revealed for the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s King Lear.

Chicago

London Theatre Review: Chicago

Chicago will give you a much-needed dose of razzle dazzle, mixed with a welcome familiarity, says Laura Sexton after reviewing it at the Phoenix Theatre in London.

Les Miserables

Further dates and lead role announced for Les Misérables tour

Three more venues have been added to the forthcoming Les Misérables UK tour which is opening this November in Leicester.

2CELLOS

Full line-up revealed for Kew the Music

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has announced the final headline artist to join the much-loved Kew the Music.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

London Theatre Review: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

A tribute to a true star, by a true star: Adrienne Warren dazzles as pop legend Tina Turner, says Rachel Bailey.

Rufus Hound

Rufus Hound among cast for Dusty Springfield musical

Dusty, the new musical about the life of Dusty Springfield, will see actor, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound playing Dusty’s manager, Billings.

 Fantasia

Disney Fantasia to be celebrated in new immersive show

The Vaults, London’s home for immersive theatre and alternative arts, has created a new experience celebrating Disney Fantasia, opening this summer.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery extends into third year

The Mischief Theatre comedy play will enter its third year in the West End next year, extending until April 2019.

Still Alice

Tour confirmed for Lisa Genova’s Still Alice stage adaptation

The stage adaptation of Lisa Genova’s novel, Still Alice, will tour the UK from September 2018.

The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day to begin tour in Northampton

Residential organisation, Kingswood, has revealed its £1million investment in Grosvenor Hall adventure centre in Ashford, Kent.

Oxford Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare Festival to return to Oxford Castle

The Oxford Shakespeare Festival will return to Oxford Castle & Prison this summer for the fourth consecutive year.

Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical

Bat Out Of Hell announces new booking period

The producers of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical have already announced an extension for the show, which officially opens at the Dominion Theatre later this month.

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Countdown begins to the opening of Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

A pop-up Shakespearean Theatre will make its debut in the historic city of York this summer.

A Christmas Carol

The Old Vic to welcome back A Christmas Carol

This December, Matthew Warchus’ rendition of A Christmas Carol, a play adapted from the Charles Dickens story, will return to The Old Vic Theatre in London.

Harry Reid

Witness for the Prosecution extends into 2019

The Agatha Christie play which is currently being staged at London County Hall has released more tickets, taking its booking up to 31st March 2019.

Motown the Musical

London Theatre Review: Motown the Musical

Keeley Rodgers reviews Motown the Musical to find out if it’s still one of the hottest shows in town.

Avenue Q

Avenue Q to return for a new UK tour

Comedy musical Avenue Q will hit the road again next year when it begins a new tour of UK venues.

Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park announces three new daytime shows for 2018

The theme park in Northamptonshire will welcome three daytime shows to its 2018 programme with themed of wartime and the sixties.

Cast of The Band with Take That

Take That musical, The Band, to have West End run

It has been announced that the musical, The Band, will have a six-week run in London following the success of its UK tour.

New London Theatre

West End welcomes first ever theatre named after a woman

Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced that the New London Theatre is to be renamed in honour of the trailblazing choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne.

Chicago

Chicago extends booking period due to high demand

The show which is set to open in April at the Phoenix Theatre in London has extended its booking period until October.

The Full Monty

Last ever UK & Ireland tour of The Full Monty announced

The Full Monty will tour the UK and Ireland for the final ever time opening at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.

Rock of Ages

Further tour dates announced for Rock of Ages

The show, opening at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley on 20th September, has now extended its running time, with more venues added to the tour for 2019.

Ammar Haj Ahmad

West End transfer announced for The Jungle

The show, a sell-out at the Young Vic theatre, will open this July at the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End with tickets on sale from Thursday (15th March).

The Bodyguard

Glasgow start for UK tour of The Bodyguard

A new tour for musical The Bodyguard will open at the Glasgow Theatre Royal on 3rd December.

Photo by Helen Maybanks

Regional theatre review: Fat Friends - The Musical

Although the show may not be as memorable as some of the greats, you’ll still have an enjoyable evening.

Wicked

2017 breaks record for West End show attendances

The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has announced that last year was a record breaker for the capital’s theatre industry with attendances topping 15 million.

Les Mis%C3%A9rables

November start confirmed for Les Misérables UK tour

Almost a decade since its last tour, the musical Les Misérables will once again visit UK venues when it hits the road this autumn.

Lulu

Lulu to star as Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street

Singer and actress Lulu will take over the role of Dorothy Brock, previously held by Sheena Easton, in the West End production of 42nd Street, it has been announced.

The Lovely Bones

World premiere for The Lovely Bones confirmed

The Lovely Bones, the best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, has been adapted for stage and will premiere in Northampton this year.

The War of the Worlds

Jason Donovan to star in The War of the Worlds

Jeff Wayne’s musical version of H.G Well’s The War of the Worlds will return for a tour of the UK this year to celebrate its 40th year and will feature some big names.

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Strictly professionals to take new tour around UK in 2019

Next year will see the professional dancers of the popular television show Strictly Come Dancing tour the country in their own show.

Studio 144

Theatre and arts complex opens in Southampton

Studio 144 is now open in Guildhall Square in Southampton and is home to a gallery and a theatre company.

Carl Spencer

Motown marks second birthday with new title casting

Motown the Musical is celebrating two years in the West End this month and will be introducing new cast members in the title roles.

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen to star in West End transfer of King Lear

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s King Lear will be transferring to the West End this July and will star Sir Ian McKellen in the title role.

Mel Giedroyc

Mel Giedroyc to star in West End’s Company

The television presenter, actress and comedian, Mel Giedroyc will join the cast of Elliott & Harper’s new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Tony musical, Company.

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London run confirmed for The King & I

A new West End run for The King & I will run at the London Palladium from June until September.

Titanic The Musical

First UK tour of Titanic the Musical

The first tour of Titanic the Musical will open in Southampton in April, before visiting cities across the nation until August.

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Photo gallery: Julius Caesar opens at the Bridge Theatre

Julius Caesar has opened at the Bridge Theatre in London and the first production images have been revealed.

Adrienne Warren and Tina Turner at the Tina launch

Over 100,000 new tickets released for sale for Tina

A new booking period has been announced for the premiere of Tina, opening at the Aldwych Theatre on 17th April.

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Interview: The Ferryman’s Justin Edwards

Justin Edwards, who is currently starring as Tom Kettle in The Ferryman at the Gielgud Theatre in London, tells GLT about his return to the stage and tackling political issues in the show.

Calendar Girls cast

Fern Britton to star in UK tour of Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls the Musical will head out on a UK tour from August, opening at the Leeds Grand Theatre in Yorkshire.

Motown The Musical credit Tristram Kenton

October start for first ever Motown The Musical tour

The first UK and Ireland tour of Motown The Musical will begin this October at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre.

Matilda credit Manuel Harlan

Casting announced for UK and Ireland Matilda tour

The title casting for the first UK tour of Matilda The Musical has been revealed, ahead of the regional production opening in March in Leicester.

Fame - The Musical

Anniversary tour for Fame to mark 30 years of performances

Fame - The Musical is set to play at venues across the UK in a new 30th anniversary tour opening at Manchester Palace on 26th July 2018.

Ovo

UK tour for Cirque du Soleil’s OVO

OVO, Cirque Du Soleil’s latest production which is themed around insects has announced a UK tour commencing in August.

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Regional Theatre Review: War Horse

“A simply stunning and moving production”, GLT reviews War Horse at the New Theatre in Oxford.

Kinky Boots

Top shows to look forward to in 2018

To kick start the new year, we round up some top picks for theatre this year.

Bat Out Of Hell

Bat Out Of Hell to return to the West End in 2018

It has been announced that Jim Steinman’s musical will be returning to London’s West End next year, with performances beginning at the Dominion Theatre on 2nd April.

Chicago

Chicago to return to the West End

It has been announced that Chicago, the world’s longest American musical, will return to London in March next year.

Dorset

10 of the most read features of 2017

Counting down to first place, we look back at the most read articles on the Group Leisure & Travel website for 2017.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Full casting announced for tour of The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest will be heading on a tour of the nation, starring Wicked star Kerry Ellis.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Extension for The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

The Mischief Theatre production is now taking bookings until November 2018 at the Criterion Theatre in London and has welcomed new cast members for its new extended period.

Doctor Dolittle

New stage production of Doctor Dolittle to tour UK

The show will begin its tour in November 2018 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the film.

Birdsong

Final UK tour for Birdsong

Birdsong, a play adapted by Rachel Wagstaff from the Sebastian Faulks novel of the same name, will be touring the UK for the last time next year.

Benidorm Live cast

Benidorm Live: Stage show to hit theatres next year

Benidorm Live is a new stage show based on the hit ITV comedy, and is due to premiere next year.

The Play That Goes Wrong - West End cast

Full casting announced for tour of The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong, currently playing at the Duchess Theatre in London, has revealed a UK tour for 2018 which has had its cast confirmed.

Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Old Vic 2018: Chekov, Shakespeare and Dickens confirmed

The Bristol Old Vic has revealed that its upcoming year of entertainment will have a theme of the ‘Year of Change’.

Stephen Leask

Q&A with School of Rock's Stephen Leask

Group Leisure & Travel spoke to Stephen Leask about his new role as Dewey Finn in School of Rock the Musical.

Summer Holiday

New musical: Summer Holiday to tour UK

Summer Holiday, a 1960s film featuring the classic hits of singer Cliff Richard, has been adapted for stage and is set to tour the UK during 2018 and 2019.

Hadley Fraser and Ross Noble in Young Frankenstein

London Theatre Review: Young Frankenstein

“Spectacularly funny, insanely rhythmic, and horrifyingly good”; GLT reviews Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre in London.

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution extends until September

Witness for the Prosecution will extend its run on London’s South Bank until 16th September 2018.

TV judge Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell, Susan Calman and Jonnie Peacock to join Strictly live tour

New names have been confirmed participate in the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK tour in 2018.

Flavia and Vincent

Regional Theatre Review: Tango Moderno

Jude Riley asks “What on earth did we watch on TV on a Saturday night before Strictly?” as she reviews Tango Moderno at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Hairspray UK tour

Regional Theatre Review: Hairspray

A truly entertaining night out that’s guaranteed to have you on your feet by the end.

Trioperas

Trioperas to have its world debut in London

Trioperas, a show described as ‘three operas in one evening’ will open in May 2018 for the first time, at the Peacock Theatre in London.

Mamma Mia cast

Mamma Mia! extends booking period

West End musical, Mamma Mia!, has announced another extended booking period, taking the run into its 19th year with performances now available until 20th October 2018.

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots announces first UK tour

The popular West End musical, Kinky Boots, has revealed that it will be embarking on its first ever UK tour from next September.

All Night Long

Strictly’s Brendan Cole to tour the UK

Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, Brendan Cole will embark on a UK tour from January with his show, All Night Long.

Theatre Royal Bath

Theatre Royal Bath announces spring season 2018

The Theatre Royal Bath has announced its programme for next spring, which will include three new in-house productions.

Marisha Wallace

Cast changes and extended run announced for Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls has announced a new cast and an extended run through to 2nd June 2018.

 Katherine Kingsley

Dusty Springfield musical: Tour dates announced

Dusty, a new musical charting the life of Dusty Springfield, will tour four cities in June and July next year.

Stomp London

Stomp to close in London

The Olivier Award-winning production of Stomp will end its 15 year run in London’s West End on 7th January 2018.

Meera Syal as Miss Hannigan

New Miss Hannigan announced for Annie

The role of Miss Hannigan in the West End’s production of Annie will be passed on to British comedian Meera Syal, as of 27th November.

Girl from the North Country

Girl from the North Country to open in the West End

After a critically-acclaimed run at The Old Vic theatre, Bob Dylan and Conor McPherson’s Girl from the North Country will be transferring to the West End for a limited run.

Artist impression of the new studio theatre

Tobacco Factory Theatres to build new studio theatre

The Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol will be adding to its existing theatre space, which includes the Factory Theatre, with a studio theatre within its compounds.

Tina Turner and Adrienne Warren

Broadway star to play Tina Turner in musical

Adrienne Warren has been announced as the actress set to play Tina Turner in the upcoming show, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

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More dates added to second tour of Jersey Boys

The popular musical, Jersey Boys, is embarking on its second UK and Ireland tour, and has added new dates and announced its lead casting.

Bridge Theatre

New Bridge Theatre welcomes first audience

The recently completed Bridge Theatre, situated on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall in London, recently welcomed its first ever audience ahead of officially opening.

The Mousetrap cast

West End cast change and weekly matinee added for The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, playing at St Martin’s Theatre in London, will see a cast change as of this month.

Catherine Steadman

Q&A with Catherine Steadman from Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution is running until March 2018 at London County Hall.

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure

Madagascar musical set to tour the UK in 2018

The popular 3D animated film, Madagascar, is being adapted into a stage production, which is set to tour the UK next year.