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[West End, 2022]
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[West End, 2007] [Replacement]
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Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best New Musical

Shaun McKennaThe Lord Of The Rings

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London Theatre Week - See over 50 Award-Winning Musicals and Plays with Tickets from £15, £25 or £35

London Theatre Week is the West End’s biggest promotion, giving you the chance to see over 50 amazing award-winning musicals and stunning plays with tickets from £15, £25 or £35

Photos: Go Inside the New King's Head Theatre

Executive Producer and Interim CEO Sofi Berenger, Chair of the Board James Seabright, and the whole team at the King’s Head Theatre have released new images of the new purpose built 200-seat theatre, now officially opened.

Tickets from £30 for EXHIBITIONISTS at the Brand New King's Head Theatre

A dazzling new comedy about love, sex, happiness and freedom set in the San Francisco art world. When ex-partners collide at an exhibition, sparks fly and their new boyfriends are caught in the blast, igniting a series of comic crises involving a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway that leads them to a mysterious hotelier and new beginnings.

Review: EXHIBITIONISTS, King's Head Theatre

Exhibitionists is, regrettably, not a good play. That’s not to say, however, that it isn’t occasionally a lot of fun. Teetering on the edge of pure camp and exaggerated satire, this bewildering new comedy puts a gay and non-monogamous spin on the classic farce, as fiery exes come face to face at an art gallery.

Felicity Huffman Will Make Her UK Stage Debut in the Revival of HIR at the Park Theatre

​​​​​​​Multi award-winning actress Felicity Huffman, renowned for her roles in the 2005 film Transamerica and international hit television series Desperate Housewives, makes her UK stage debut in the revival of Hir, an explosive comedy by Taylor Mac opening at Park Theatre in 2024.

Cast and Creative Team Set for EXHIBITIONISTS World Premiere at King's Head Theatre

Full cast and creative team have been revealed for the world premiere of Exhibitionists by Shaun McKenna and Andrew Van Sickle, a dazzling new gay romantic comedy about love, sex, happiness and freedom set in the San Francisco art world.

King's Head Theatre Reveals Opening Date for New Venue and Details of Inaugural Season

The King's Head Theatre charity has announced it will open the first new production at its purpose built 200-seat theatre on 8 January 2024, with the world premiere of Exhibitionists by Shaun McKenna and Andrew Van Sickle.

Off-Broadway-Bound Musical MADDIE Will Play New York Theatre Festival This November

Bennett Theatricals has announced New York Theatre Festival’s presentation of new Off-Broadway bound musical, Maddie, which will play November 22nd (6:15PM), November 25th (4:30PM) and November 26th (1PM), part of NYTF WinterFest. 

WHODUNNIT [UNREHEARSED], THE FORSYTE SAGA, and More Come to the Park Theatre in 2024

Park Theatre has announced a plethora of new shows for 2024, including the third installment of their hugely popular Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] series and a two-part adaptation of The Forsyte Saga. 

THE LORD OF THE RINGS Musical Company Celebrates Bilbo and Frodo's Birthday, as The Show Sells Out at The Watermill Theatre

As the company celebrate Bilbo and Frodo Baggins' official birthdays, Artistic Director Paul Hart, Executive Director Claire Murray, and the whole team at Newbury's The Watermill Theatre have announced that their production of THE LORD OF THE RINGS has officially sold out. Learn more about the show here!

Photos & Video: First Look at Immersive THE LORD OF THE RINGS Musical at the Watermill Theatre

Get a first look at photos and video of The Lord of the Rings at the Watermill Theatre!

Full Cast Revealed For THE LORD OF THE RINGS at The Watermill Theatre

Newbury's The Watermill Theatre has announced the full cast of their upcoming musical; a brand-new production of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, a musical tale based on the classic trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, with book and lyrics by Shaun McKenna and Matthew Warchus and music by A.R. Rahman (Bombay Dreams, Slumdog Millionaire), Värttinä and Tony Award winner and Grammy nominated Christopher Nightingale (Matilda the Musical).

UK Tour of Peter James' WISH YOU WERE DEAD Will Visit Milton Keynes Theatre

The UK tour of Peter James' Wish You Were Dead will visit Milton Keynes Theatre, 25 Apr - Sat 29 Apr.

Review: WISH YOU WERE DEAD (UK Tour), Theatre Royal Brighton

Aptly kicking off its UK Tour in James’ hometown – and that of his protagonist detective Roy Grace – this stage adaptation by Shaun McKenna is capably performed and authentically menacing in its simplicity, but a problem with pacing prevents it from fulfilling its full potential.

Storm Large, Nicolas Dromard and Desiree Davar, and More To Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 

Cast and Creative Team Announced For F**KING MEN at Waterloo East Theatre

Alex Britt, Charlie Condou, Derek Mitchell and Stanton Plummer-Cambridge are announced today as the cast in F**king Men, a fascinating, funny and provocative story of sex, love and connection.

Immersive THE LORD OF THE RINGS Musical Will Open in the UK This Summer

A brand-new production of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, a musical tale based on the classic trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, is coming to the Watermill Theatre in London this summer.

Donna McKechnie, Taylor Iman Jones & More to Perform at 54 Below in March

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced For MADDIE: A New Musical, Staged Reading and Concert

Developmental producer Bennett Theatricals has announced the full cast and creative team for the New York premiere of Maddie: A New Musical, revised since its run in the West End.

New Off-Broadway-Bound Musical MADDIE Will Receive Developmental Reading This March

Bennett Theatricals has announced a developmental reading for its new Off-Broadway bound musical, Maddie, which will have one afternoon presentation at Pearl Studios on Friday, March 10th at 2:00PM. Maddie played an acclaimed run at The Lyric Theatre in the West End and is based on the Jack Finney novel 'Marion's Wall' (adapted as the film 'Maxie’).

Shaun McKenna FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Shaun McKenna has written 2 shows including Maddie (Lyricist), Lord of the Rings (Bookwriter/Lyricist).

Shaun McKenna has been nominated for the Olivier Award for Best New Musical for his work on "The Lord Of The Rings."

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