March 9 2014 Latest news:
American football, sex tapes and cheerleaders. This is opera, but perhaps not quite as we know it, as OperaUpClose’s production of Dido and Aeneas takes Henry Purcell’s Virgilian tragedy into the American High School.
A 12-hour long, overnight production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which will immerse the audience in its world of guilt, ambition and tragedy at an undisclosed brutalist tower block in east London, opens this summer.
As someone who’s never taken a great interest in horror, and frankly finds the genre a bit weird, I approached my interviews with the two men behind a West End show described as “deeply unsettling” and “pant-wettingly terrifying” with not a little trepidation.
A Back to the Future stage musical, developed by the original film’s writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, will open in London’s West End next year.
Major musicals such as The Book of Mormon and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory contributed to a record year for ticket sales in the West End in 2013, according to new figures.
It’s the first time a Royal Opera House production has transferred commercially to the West End, and the wide appeal and accessibility of Will Tuckett’s acclaimed production of The Wind in the Willows make it an ideal choice.
Simon Russell Beale, who is currently playing King Lear in Sam Mendes’ production of the Shakespeare tragedy at the National Theatre, has said cast members believed Sam Troughton was still acting when he lost his voice during a performance on Tuesday.
It’s exactly a decade since Emilia Fox last trod the boards. After an unhappy experience in a savagely reviewed West End revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the Silent Witness actress swore not to endure the baptism of fire of the London critics again.
Sylvester Stallone said he wants people to see ‘another side of him’ as he gears up for his one man show at the London Palladium
More performances of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time have been cancelled after the ceiling of the Apollo Theatre collapsed injuring 80 people.
Former Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp is to lead a cast in a production of Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Nick Rutherford says Andrew Pollard, writer, director and star of the anual show at Greenwich Theatre, pulls off another terrific panto performance with Puss in Boots:
William Jaffrey says audiences should be prepared to be ‘shocked, depressed and amused’ by Tom Wells’ new comic drama:
The adult cast members in The National Theatre’s latest family production Emil And The Detectives, are outnumbered by the kids two to one, and everyone is clearly having a ball.
The National Theatre’s new fairy tale musical, The Light Princess, directed by Marianne Elliott, is like a breath of fresh air on the theatre scene.