News Archive

21st September 2018
The National Theatre production of Simon Stephens's adaptation of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, about a 15 year old boy on the autism spectrum living in Swindon, directed by Marianne Elliott, will return to the West End, opening at the Piccadilly...
14th September 2018
9 To 5 The Musical, adapted from the 1980 film about three secretaries taking revenge on their chauvinist boss, with a book by Patricia Resnick, based on her screenplay, and music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, with Louise Redknapp, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen and Brian Conley, directed...
6th September 2018
The National Theatre's Annual Report for 2017/2018 reveals that it had an income of 107m, up 2.3m on the previous year, with 3.3m attendances worldwide, including NT Live screenings, playing to 91% capacity on the South Bank, down from 93% the previous year. On The Casting ...
31st August 2018
John Masefield's The Box Of Delights, a Christmas story about a wondrous device with time travelling power, adapted by Piers Torday, directed by Justin Audibert, will return to Wilton's Music Hall, in Rotherhithe, from 30th November to 5th January The autumn season at Northern...
24th August 2018
The current Broadway musical Waitress, book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, adapted from the 2007 film about a waitress and pie maker trapped in abusive relationship whose life changes when she discovers she is pregnant, directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography...
17th August 2018
The Menier Chocolate Factory, in Southwark, will stage the musical Fiddler On The Roof, book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, the story of a milkman and his family in a rural Russian village during the turbulent times at the turn of the 20th century...
10th August 2018
New York TheatreNet: The National Theatre production of Network, adapted by Lee Hall from Paddy Chayefsky's 1976 film about a television news anchor who's "mad as hell and is not going to take it any more", with Bryan Cranston, directed by Ivo van Hove, will be remounted on Broadway...
3rd August 2018
The Menier Chocolate Factory will stage High Whitemore's Pack Of Lies, inspired by the real life unmasking of a seemingly ordinary suburban couple as Russian spies in 1961, with Finty Williams and Jasper Britton, directed by Hannah Chissick, opening on 1st October. The Almeida...
27th July 2018
Conor McPherson's St Nicholas, a one person play in which a middle aged theatre critic falls for a young actress, and as he attempts to woo her, a group of vampires offer him a deal, performed by Brendan Coyle, directed by Simon Evans, will play at the Donmar Warehouse's Dryden Street...
20th July 2018
The autumn season at the Jermyn Street Theatre, off Piccadilly, will include the premiere of Alice Allemano's About Leo, a bioplay about the English born Mexican artist and writer Leonora Carrington, directed by Michael Oakley, opening on 7th September; Bathsheba Doran's Parents' ...
13th July 2018
New York TheatreNet: A new production of West Side Story, the musical relocating the story of Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet to Hell's Kitchen in 1950s New York, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Ivo van Hove, with, for the...
6th July 2018
Dawn King's Foxfinder, a darkly comic dystopian thriller, with Iwan Rheon, directed by Rachel O'Riordan, will open at the Ambassadors Theatre on 13th September. The Other Palace production of the Off Broadway show Heathers The Musical, book, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe...
29th June 2018
All About Eve, a stage adaptation of Joseph L Mankiewicz's screenplay of the 1950 film, about a young actress who schemes her way to becoming a Broadway star, with Lily James and Gillian Anderson, directed by Ivo van Hove, will open at the Noel Coward Theatre in February. It's...
22nd June 2018
New productions in the autumn season at the National Theatre will comprise in the Olivier Theatre: Shakespeare's Antony And Cleopatra, with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, directed by Simon Godwin; in the Lyttelton Theatre: the premiere of David Hare's I'm Not Running, a conflict...
8th June 2018
The autumn/winter season at the Old Vic will include the premiere of Angela Carter's Wise Children, about twin chorus girls and their theatrical family, adapted and directed by Emma Rice, opening on 17th October; the return of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, in the version by...
1st June 2018
Gods and Monsters Theatre will stage Frank L Baum's The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, adapted and directed by Phil Wilmott, with Justin Murray; and Sir Thomas Malory's King Arthur, adapted and directed by Phil Wilmott, at The Scoop, the 1,000 seater open air amphitheatre next to City Hall...
25th May 2018
The Society Of London Theatre is presenting the 21st Kids Week in the West End, designed to introduce young people to the theatregoing experience, with thousands of free tickets and special events. Once again this year it will run for a whole month, from 1st to 31st August. Children...
18th May 2018
The current Young Vic production of Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance, about gay life in New York City a generation after the AIDS crisis, directed by Stephen Daldry, will be remounted at the Noel Coward Theatre, opening on 13th October, with the majority of the original cast, including...
11th May 2018
It's Official! As previously forecast here, a season of all 20 one act plays by Harold Pinter will be staged at the Harold Pinter Theatre, comprising The Lover and The Collection, with David Suchet and John Macmillan, directed by Jamie Lloyd, opening on 27th September; One For The...
27th April 2018
The Donmar Warehouse will stage Brian Friel's Aristocrats, a 'Checkovian' play about three sisters and a brother who return to their ancestral home in 1970s Ireland, with Elaine Cassidy, Daniel Dawson, David Ganley, Emmet Kirwan, Aisling Loftus, Ciaran McIntyre and Eileen Walsh, ...
20th April 2018
The National Theatre has announced that the New York Theatre Workshop production of the musical Hadestown, book, music and lyrics by Anais Mitchell, mixing American folk music with jazz to tell the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice's journey into the underworld, developed and directed...
13th April 2018
The Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn will reopen after a 2 year 5.5m refurbishment as the Kiln Theatre with the premiere of Alexis Zegerman's Holy Sh!t, a dark comedy about the struggle to get a child into the 'right' school, directed by Indhu Rubasingham, opening on 10th September; ...
6th April 2018
Pressure, written by and featuring David Haig, about how the decision of whether or not to make the D-Day landing in 1944 came down to a meteorologist's assessment of the weather forecast, with Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers, directed by John Dove, will open at the Ambassadors...
29th March 2018
Tracy Letts's Killer Joe, a black comedy thriller about a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire in a family 'murder for the insurance' plan that goes horribly wrong, with Orlando Bloom, directed by Simon Evans, will open at Trafalgar Studios 1 on 4th June. The autumn season ...
23rd March 2018
Donmar Warehouse will stage Muriel Spark's The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, the story of an idiosyncratic 1930s Edinburgh school teacher and her pupils, in a new adaptation by David Harrower, with Lia Williams, Rona Morison, Nicola Coughlan, Emma Hindle, Grace Saif, Sylvestra Le Touzel...
16th March 2018
The Royal Shakespeare Company production of Mike Poulton's two part adaptation of Robert Harris's Imperium novels, charting the downfall of the Republic of Rome and the role of philosopher and rhetorician Cicero in the death of Julius Caesar, with Richard McCabe, Siobhan Redmond, ...
9th March 2018
The Tall Stories Theatre Company production of Room On The Broom, adapted and directed by Toby Mitchell and Olivia Jacobs, from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's children's picture book about a witch and her cat, will play daytime performances at the Lyric Theatre from 24th November...
2nd March 2018
The summer season at the Southwark Playhouse, at the Elephant and Castle, will include David Wood's Goodnight Mister Tom, adapted from Michelle Magorian's novel about a boy evacuated from London during the Second World War who is put in the care of an elderly recluse, opening on ...
23rd February 2018
The Bridge Theatre, at London Bridge, will stage the premieres of Alan Bennett's Allelujah!, set in the geriatric ward of a Yorkshire hospital, directed by Nicholas Hytner, opening on 18th July; and Lucinda Coxon's adaptation of Alys, Always, Harriet Laine's psychological thriller...
16th February 2018
The new season at the Royal Court Theatre will include Thomas Eccleshare's Instructions For Correct Assembly, a dark comedy exploring the failure of modern parenting, directed by Hamish Pirie, opening on 13th April; and the premieres of Rory Mullarkey's Pity, a comically probing ...
2nd February 2018
The recent Chichester Festival Theatre production of Shakespeare's King Lear, with Ian McKellen and Sinead Cusack, directed by Jonathan Munby, will be remounted at the Duke of York's Theatre from 12th July. Gore Vidal's The Best Man, about power, ambition, political secrets and...
26th January 2018
Moliere's Tartuffe, in a new adaptation by Christopher Hampton, relocating the action to contemporary Hollywood, where a French film tycoon comes under the spell of an American evangelist, directed by Gerald Garutti, performed in both French and English with dual surtitles, will ...
19th January 2018
The Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg will play a season at the Haymarket Theatre from 8th to 20th May, comprising Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a tale of unrequited love, dogged perseverance, and the strength of the human spirit; and Vasily Grossman's Life And Fate, a semiautobiographical...
12th January 2018
The Selfish Giant, a new folk opera by Guy Chambers, adapted from Oscar Wilde's children's story in which a giant faces eternal winter because he won't allow anyone to enter his garden, directed by Bill Buckhurst, will play at the Vaudeville Theatre from 10th to 14th April. The...
5th January 2018
This year's Shakespeare's Globe season will include in the Globe: Shakespeare's Hamlet and As You Like It, presented without a director by an ensemble including Federay Holmes, Bettrys Jones, Jack Laskey, Nadia Nadarajah, Pearce Quigley, Shubham Saraf, Elle While, Tanika Yearwood...