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Mrs. Doubtfire artwork

Helloooo London! Mrs. Doubtfire musical to open in the West End

Mrs. Doubtfire, a comedy musical based on the iconic movie starring Robin Williams, will open at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre next year.

Wicked London Company

Wicked musical going on tour with groups getting pick of tickets at select venues

One of the West End’s longest running musicals, Wicked, will take to the road once again on a major tour of UK and Ireland - and GTOs can book their tickets before they go on general sale at a number of venues.

The Woman in Black, London

The Woman in Black to haunt the West End for the final time

Susan Hill’s gripping story of The Woman in Black will end its West End run after 33 years, playing its final show at The Fortune Theatre on Saturday 4th March 2023.

The Broadway company of MJ musical

Hit Michael Jackson Broadway musical heading to London’s West End

Going beyond the music to explore the creative process of one of the world’s most successful artists, the Broadway musical, MJ will open at the at the Prince Edward Theatre in London from March 2024.

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Cabaret, London

In pictures: the quirky production of Cabaret

New production shots released by the producers of London’s Cabaret showcase the show’s quirky nature, with outlandish costumes and striking face paint. 

Hamilton the Musical

Hamilton keeps on attracting West End audiences and extends booking again

The story of George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War continues to wow London audiences with its blend of hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, and R&B, with bookings now extended until September 2023.

The Commitments musical

Regional Theatre Review: The Commitments

From toe-tapping and head nodding to everybody up from their seats, The Commitments musical hits all the right notes for a celebration of soul. 

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan in Annie

Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood to star as Miss Hannigan in Annie

Dancer and Strictly Come Dancing judge, Craig Revel Horwood, will tour across the UK and Ireland as Miss Hannigan in the smash hit production of the musical Annie.

Regional Theatre Review: Bugsy Malone

The first ever touring production of Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone is a hit, with the right amount of slapstick to have all ages in hysterics. 

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Buddy Holly musical will take to the road on another UK tour

Smash hit rock & roll musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is back in the UK for 2023, hitting the road off the back of its 30th year anniversary run. 

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Wicked London Company 2022

Group tickets for Wicked now exclusively on sale until June 2024

London’s Wicked is now exclusively on sale to groups until the summer of 2024, with a new online booking portal to provide advice on the best prices, seats and packages.

An Inspector Calls

Regional Theatre Review: An Inspector Calls

Tension, drama and mystery are the key components of the National Theatre’s landmark production of An Inspector Calls, offering audiences a glimpse into a much darker, pre-war Britain. 

West End cast of MAMMA MIA!

Extended booking period revealed for Mamma Mia!

Producer Judy Craymer has announced a major booking extension period for Mamma Mia! at London’s Novello Theatre, extending its stay until Saturday 30th September 2023.

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty to mark 10th anniversary with large tour

Full tour dates and casting have been revealed for the anniversary production of Matthew Bourne’s gothic romance, Sleeping Beauty.

Palace Theatre, London

Spell-binding group rate for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The first ever group accelerator rate for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child production has been announced for 2023 performances, alongside a booking extension.

An Inspector Calls

Anniversary tour of An Inspector Calls marks 30 years since first performance

Stephen Daldry’s seminal production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller, An Inspector Calls, opens this week at the New Wimbledon Theatre, before visiting a huge amount of venues across the UK and Ireland.

Newsies' Disney musical

Disney musical Newsies is reimagined for the West End

From Broadway to London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, Newsies is the award-winning Broadway musical which will premiere in the UK this autumn. 

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Rehearsal Photography

Rehearsal pictures show The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel cast bringing scenes to life

The full cast of the world premiere stage adaptation of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has been announced, with new rehearsal imagery showing the complete line-up performing scenes for the first time. 

Lesley Joseph, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Comedy star Lesley Joseph says the “magic of theatre can change peoples’ lives”

Veteran entertainer Lesley Joseph will star in this year’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomime at Milton Keynes Theatre. We went along to the official launch to find out what audiences can expect and talk about some of her career highlights.

The Cher Show

Regional Theatre Review: The Cher Show

A musical that understands what makes Cher so iconic, from naive newcomer to global pop star.

Mamma Mia!

Regional Theatre Review: Mamma Mia!

This colourful celebration of ABBA’s timeless tunes means audiences across the UK are in for a Super Trouper night out!

The Mousetrap 70th anniversary tour

EastEnders legends and Only Fools and Horses star announced for 70th anniversary run of The Mousetrap

Initial casting has been announced for the 70th anniversary tour of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the world, which will visit more than 70 venues across the UK and Ireland from September.

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