NEWS: National Portrait Gallery to Stage First Exhibition of European Old Master Drawings

The National Portrait Gallery have confirmed that it will be staging its first exhibition of old master European portrait drawings this summer.  Titled The Encounter:Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt , the exhibition will include many works created by masters of the Renaissance and Baroque such as Albrecht Dürer, Anthony Van Dyck, Peter Paul Rubens and Leonardo da Vinci. This… Read More

NEWS: Miranda Hart to Make West End Debut in Annie

It has been announced today that the actress will play Miss Hannigan when the musical heads to the West End.  Following a successful UK tour, it has been announced Nikolai Foster’s production will play at the Piccadilly Theatre from the 23rd May, following the departure of Jersey Boys from the theatre. Considered to be a firm… Read More

NEWS: Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill to star in London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s Honeymoon in Vegas

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra have announced initial casting for its first concert of 2017  a performance of the Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas.  Following on from the success of the orchestra’s previous concerts State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens‘ A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre,… Read More

First Glimpse: The Understudy, Canal Cafe Theatre

Production images and casting for The Understudy which opens at the Canal Cafe Theatre next week  have been released.  This UK premiere production of Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck’s play will run at the theatre from the 21st February until the 11th March. Full of laugh-out-loud comedy and vivacious satire, The Understudy dissects the backstage friction… Read More

NEWS: Edward Fox to Return to the West End in Sand in the Sandwiches

It has been announced that Edward Fox will return to the London stage in Hugh Whitemore’s one man play celebrating the life and work of John Betjeman.  Playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited season from the 30th May to the 3rd June, Gareth Armstrong’s production will then continue to tour the UK. Sand in… Read More

NEWS: School of Rock Extends Run at New London Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production School of Rock has confirmed that it is now booking at the New London Theatre until the 14th January 2018.  Having opened to strong reviews from critics in November 2016, School of Rock stars David Fynn as Dewey Finn alongside Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins, Oliver Jackson as Ned Schneebly and Preeya Kalidas… Read More

NEWS: Further Casting announced for West End Transfer of the RSC’s Queen Anne

Further casting has been confirmed for the West End transfer of the Royal Shakespeare’s production of Helen Edmundson’s play.  Joining the previously announced Romola Garai  as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and  Emma Cunniffe as Queen Anne will be Jonathan Christie, Michael Fenton-Stevens, James Garnon, Richard Hope, Hywel Morgan, Beth Park and Carl Prekopp with more casting to… Read More

Review Round Up: David Hockney Exhibition, Tate Britain

Now on display at Tate Britain, the exhibition looks at the career of one of the most popular British artists of the twentieth century. Find out what critics have been saying about it here: (c) Tate, Youtube The Guardian: **** “In some senses the subsequent 40 years of Hockney’s career look like a series of… Read More

NEWS: Ben Forster Extends Run as The Phantom Until September 2017

It has been confirmed that Ben Forster will continue to play The Phantom in the hit musical The Phantom of the Opera until the 2nd September.  Now in its 31st year, it has been confirmed that Ben Forster will continue to play The Phantom until the 2nd September 2017 in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical.… Read More

NEWS: Lillias White to Make London Stage Debut in This Joint is Jumpin’

It has been announced that Broadway star Lillias White and British actor Samuel Anderson will lead the cast of This Joint is Jumpin’.  Playing at The Other Palace Studio from the 4th April, This Joint is Jumpin’ is a celebration of the life and music of Fats Waller. Celebrating jazz icon Fats Waller’s life and music, New… Read More