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Equity Votes to Campaign For the Abolition of Student Tuition Fees
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2024


UK Equity has voted to actively campaign and lobby for the abolition of student tuition fees for drama schools at its recent 2024 conference.

Photos: Imelda Staunton and More in Rehearsal For HELLO, DOLLY!
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2024


All new rehearsal photos have been released for this summer’s new production of Hello, Dolly!, as one of the most iconic musicals of all time comes to The London Palladium.

Review: MAY B - COMPAGNIE MAGUY MARIN, Sadler's Wells
by Matthew Paluch - May 22, 2024


Marin is regarded as a major force in French modern dance, and one can understand why when appreciating the work's overall accomplished structuring…but that doesn't mean it will be an unequivocally enjoyable experience for all.

Review: RICHARD III, The Globe
by Alexander Cohen - May 22, 2024


Terry’s Richard is a hyper masculine misogynist grunting, lumbering, and bruising his way to the throne.

Matt Rawle, Monique Young & More to Star in BARNUM at The Watermill Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2024


The Watermill Theatre has revealed the cast and creative team for Barnum, the venue’s spectacular summer musical. Learn how to purchase tickets.

BONNIE & CLYDE UK and Ireland Tour Cancels Remainder of Run
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2024


The UK and Ireland tour of Bonnie & Clyde the Musical, originally set to run through October 2024, has cancelled the remainder of its run.

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO is Headed to the UK
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2024


It was announced last night, at the How to Dance in Ohio original cast reunion concert, that the musical is headed to the UK! Producer Ben Holtzman took to the stage to make the announcement in front of an excited audience.

Photos/Video: First Look at the UK Tour of HERE YOU COME AGAIN
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2024


Having enjoyed several successful runs across the United States, Here You Come Again is now embarking on UK tour, which opened in Leeds last week. Check out all new photos and video clips here!

Cast Set For SONGS FOR SLUTTY GIRLS at The Other Palace
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2024


The cast has been announced for Songs for Slutty Girls, a new musical by New York-based composer and lyricist Kailey Marshall, which will receive its UK premiere in a staged reading at The Other Palace on Saturday 8 June.

Full Cast Set For RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA! in Concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2024


Further casting has been announced for RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA! in Concert, which returns to its original West End home, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, on Monday 19 August and Tuesday 20 August.

Review: THE BOOK OF GRACE, Arcola Theatre
by Abbie Grundy - May 21, 2024


Political and punchy, the Book Grace is an incredibly powerful piece of theatre.

Photos: Stephanie J. Block and More in Rehearsal For KISS ME, KATE
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2024


Stephanie J. Block and Adrian Dunbar will star in Kiss Me, Kate at London's Barbican Centre beginning 4 June and running through 14 September.  Check out all new rehearsal photos here!

Full Cast Set For West End Transfer of NEXT TO NORMAL
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2024


The Donmar Warehouse production of the Broadway musical Next To Normal has announce its full company ahead of its transfer to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre this summer. Learn more about the cast here!

MY FAVORITE THINGS: THE RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN 80TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Will Air on Sky Arts in the UK
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2024


The star-studded My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert will be broadcast on Sky Arts on Sunday, 26 May 2024 at 6 p.m.

Guest Blog: Writer Martin Landry on FUN AT THE BEACH ROMP-BOMP-A-LOMP
by Guest Author - May 21, 2024


As I write this, I'm in a rehearsal room with an immensely talented group of creative people - people who have dedicated their lives to the study and creation of theatre - figuring out what it looks like to revive a fish from the dead. You would not believe the variety of ways one can go about this. If you have some free time, and are absolutely certain you're alone, you should see how many you can come up with. It's fun! 

Cast Announced for CRAZY COQS SINGS BARBIE: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION
by Blair Ingenthron - May 20, 2024


Big news, Dolls: The cast of “Crazy Coqs Sings Barbie: A Musical Celebration” has been announced! Following four sold-out performances in New York, the producing team behind “54 Sings Barbie” is bringing the same sparkle to London on 23 June!

Findlay, Garai, and More Set for THE YEARS at Almeida Theatre; Additional Season Casting Announced
by Blair Ingenthron - May 20, 2024


The Almeida Theatre has announced casting for Eline Arbo’s The Years and the Angry and Young season. 

Creative Team and Undestudies Set For the UK Premiere of SLAVE PLAY
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2024


As rehearsals begin,  the full creative team and understudies have been revealed for the UK premiere of Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris. Learn more about the new members of the team here!

Three New Productions Will Be Available to Stream Soon From National Theatre at Home
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2024


Three new titles are coming soon to stream on National Theatre at Home, beginning with Till The Stars Come Down next month. Dear Octopus and Underdog will soon follow, with streaming dates to be announced in the future. Learn more about the upcoming productions here!

Tickets on Sale Now For DEATH OF ENGLAND: THE PLAYS at @sohoplace
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2024


Tickets are on sale now for Death of England: The Plays at @sohoplace! Performances run 15 July 2024 - 28 September 2024.

New Cast Members Set to Join TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL in London Next Month
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2024


The West End production  of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL has announced the full cast joining the previously announced Karis Anderson and Zoe Birkett who share the role of Tina Turner and Rolan Bell as Ike Turner. Learn more about the cast here!

Review: THE COLOUR OF DINOSAURS, Polka Theatre
by Kat Mokrynski - May 20, 2024


The Colour of Dinosaurs, devised and performed by Dom Coyote, Lloyd Coleman, Jakob Vinther, Victoria Oruwari, Harry Miller and Roxana Vilk, has arrived at the Polka Theatre. The show explores how a palaeontologist, Dr. Jakob Vinther, used melanin to discover what the colours of dinosaurs actually were.

Review: DAVE HILL: CAVEMAN IN A SPACESHIP, Soho Theatre
by Kat Mokrynski - May 20, 2024


Dave Hill: Caveman in a Spaceship begins with Hill bursting through the door of Soho Theatre Upstairs on a bicycle, circling around the stage as music blasts and the audience cheers. A smoke machine goes off, covering the stage in fog, as another machine blows out snow-like confetti, with Hill going straight into its line of fire.

Full Cast Announced For Jordan Luke Gage's REDCLIFFE Musical Workshop at The Other Palace Studio
by Blair Ingenthron - May 19, 2024


Penned by Jordan Luke Gage, harmonized by Ben Tomalin, and directed by Bronagh Lagan, Redcliffe has unveiled its powerhouse cast for the upcoming public workshop performances on 29 - 31 May at The Other Palace Studio.

ARTCRY Fund to Relaunch Next Week
by Blair Ingenthron - May 19, 2024


Notable cultural leaders relaunch ARTCRY, a political art fund supporting fast response artworks in public spaces. The fund reopens in May, offering grants to artists and seeking organizational collaborations.


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