Theatreland Spotlight

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Hamilton, West End

Lin-Manual Miranda’s Hamilton welcomes new cast to its London stage

Producers of the West End production of Hamilton have revealed new casting for the show, taking to the stage at the Victoria Palace Theatre for the first time this summer. 

Grease The Musical, London

London Theatre Review: Grease The Musical

Peter Andre and co shine in the Dominion Theatre’s latest revival of Grease. Expect iconic songs, terrific dance routines and that feel-good feeling.

Les Misérables UK tour

Regional Theatre Review: Les Misérables

We all know that classic songs tell the emotional story of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, but it’s this touring production which really strikes a chord with audiences.

& Juliet

Imagery of the & Juliet musical shows colourful sets and The Greatest Showman star

New photographs of the West End’s & Juliet cast have been released, featuring colourful sets, flamboyant costumes and shots of The Greatest Showman movie star. Take a look for yourself…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella

The ball is over for Cinderella as Lloyd Webber musical closes early

Cinderella, the musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber is to cut its West End run short with its last performance at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 12th June.

Jersey Boys

Living the dream: Jersey Boys star Ben Joyce on the pressure and joy of playing Frankie Valli in London

Ben Joyce made his West End debut in the role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys. Here he tells us how it’s going, what it’s like to be in The Four Seasons and his unusual pre-show ritual.

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More Wonka fun promised as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical returns for 2023 tour

A new production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical is embarking on a UK and Ireland tour from February 2023 with a host of venues already confirmed.

Beverley Knight, Adam J Bernard in The Drifters Girl © Johan Persson

London Theatre Review: The Drifters Girl

Classic R&B records are reunited with their theatrical roots in a new concert-style musical, led by West End icon Beverley Knight.

Mamma Mia! celebrates 23 years in London with more dates added

Mamma Mia! has marked its 23rd year in the West End by announcing a booking extension, taking the show up to Sunday 5th March 2023 at the Novello Theatre.

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Emmerdale’s Sandra Marvin and Lesley Joseph join cast of Sister Act tour

Television and musical theatre star Sandra Marvin has been confirmed for the role of Deloris Van Cartier of Sister Act The Musical in the upcoming UK and Ireland tour, alongside Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior.

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Rock of Ages

Corrie star Kevin Kennedy announced for Rock of Ages tour

Rock of Ages producers have revealed full casting and new dates for the UK and Ireland tour, including the return of Coronation Street star Kevin Kennedy in the role of Dennis Dupree.

Wicked the Musical

Rolling out the green carpet for the stars of Emerald City

GLT went along to the press night of Wicked to welcome in the all-new cast, including Gary Wilmot as The Wizard and Lucie Jones as Elphaba.

The Drifters Girl, London

The Drifters Girl musical in London extends into 2023

Producers Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that The Drifters Girl has extended its run at Garrick Theatre in London, telling the story of the woman behind one of the most successful vocal groups in history. 

The Mousetrap 2021 London cast

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap celebrates 70th anniversary with UK tour

The world’s longest running play, The Mousetrap, will take to the road later this year on an extensive UK and Ireland tour to mark the 70th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s iconic thriller.

Back to the Future the Musical

Roger Bart talks Back to the Future the Musical, working with Al Pacino and his Disney cameo

Roger Bart, who appears as the hilarious Doc Brown in Back to the Future the Musical, tells us more about his take on the role, memories of when the original film was released and some of the huge stars he’s worked with so far.

Grease

Peter Andre to make West End debut as Vince Fontaine in Grease

Peter Andre will make his West End debut in the role of Vince Fontaine at certain performances in a new production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s legendary musical Grease.

Jersey Boys UK & Ireland Tour

Regional Theatre Review: Jersey Boys

Packed with a string of number-one hits, smooth harmonies and deft dance moves, this Jersey Boys production will take you back to the 60s with its epic story of heartbreak and fame.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella

Carrie Hope Fletcher on her title role as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “darker version of Cinderella”

Harry Rogers chatted to West End superstar Carrie Hope Fletcher about her role as Cinderella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest hit, what it’s like to work with the musical genius and her funniest memory on stage.

School of Rock the Musical

In pictures: expect guitar solos, knee slides and plenty of attitude in School of Rock the Musical

We went along to Milton Keynes Theatre to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning hit School of Rock the Musical and thought we’d share some of the incredible snaps taken from the production.

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GLT theatre newsletter makes a welcome return

Group Leisure & Travel is to restart sending its regular dedicated email newsletter for people interested in organising group trips to the theatre. Do you want to receive it too?

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady to run in London’s West End this summer

The 16-week production of My Fair Lady will run at the London Coliseum, the first major West End revival of the Lerner & Loewe’s musical in 21 years. 

Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe marks 25th anniversary with ‘epic’ summer season

Shakespeare’s Globe in London has announced its 2022 summer season which will run from April until October with productions including Much Ado About Nothing and Henry VIII.