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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.

Olivia Moore, Grease

Watch: Olivia Moore from Grease performs Hopelessly Devoted To You

Watch Olivia Moore, who plays the role of Sandy in London’s Grease, sing the classic Hopelessly Devoted To You as made famous by Olivia Newton-John in 1978. 

@sohoplace, London

West End’s first new large-scale theatre for 50 years to open

The first new-build West End theatre for 50 years, @sohoplace, will open this autumn, marking the culmination of a 12 year project headed by producer and theatre owner Nica Burns.

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The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Production photos of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe released

New images of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, which has made its West End premiere, show colourful scenes, extravagant costumes and iconic characters.

Milton Keynes Theatre

Oh yes there are… 8 fantastic pantomimes for all ages

From children’s TV heroes to comedy legends, there are some wonderful entertainers taking to the panto stage this year. Here are eight shows which are sure to offer all the usual antics. 

Shakespeare North Playhouse

First look inside Shakespeare North Playhouse

New images reveal the stylish interiors of Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot near Liverpool – the only 17th century style, timber-built theatre outside of London.

Annie the musical

Much-loved Annie musical to hit theatres across the UK

Producers Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that their smash hit production of the musical Annie will return for a UK tour. 

Shows in London’s West End: what’s extending and what’s finishing?

Find out what shows are extending, when they are now booking to, and what’s finishing soon in London’s Theatreland. 

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The Bridge Theatre’s first musical is… Guys & Dolls

Nicholas Hynter will direct Guys & Dolls, the first musical to be presented at The Bridge Theatre in London. 

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Shrek the Musical

Shrek to paint theatres green on a major tour

The story will be re-imagined for audiences up and down the country, featuring all the classic characters from the animated film along with songs from the original West End musical.  

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel production

Coronation Street star will grace a different stage for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel tour

Actress Rula Lenska is the latest cast member to be announced for the upcoming tour of the production which opens in Richmond this September. 

The Bodyguard UK Tour 2019 cast

The Bodyguard set for huge tour across the UK and Ireland

Producers have announced that the award-winning international smash hit musical The Bodyguard will tour the UK and Ireland next year. 

Bat out of Hell, UK Tour

Regional Theatre Review: Bat out of Hell

Emphatic Meat Loaf hits are the shining star in this production of Bat Out of Hell, which is an extraordinary piece of musical theatre involving fire cannons, confetti, and growling motor bikes.

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Group travel organisers tell us about their favourite theatre shows

We hear from some of our GTO readers about their favourite productions and why a group trip to the theatre is so enjoyable.

The production of Cabaret

Group bookings for West End’s Cabaret extended until 2023

Groups can now book tickets for the production of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club in London until April next year.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, UK tour

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe roars into the West End

C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which has been on the road throughout the UK and Ireland, will make its West End premiere this summer at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane, London.

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 who will take their place on 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…

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.

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