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Pictures: I Can’t Sing! - Simon Cowell’s second baby?

Attending the world premiere of Harry Hill’s X Factor spoof musical I Can’t Sing! was like seeing his second baby born this year, Simon Cowell said last night.

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Cast members from The Commitments, with Denis Grindel in the centre and Jessica Cervi to his right (Picture: Trevor Leighton)

St Patrick’s Day in London: Two minutes with…The Commitments

“Growing up in Dublin, if you didn’t do anything on St Patrick’s Day, you’d be the only one doing nothing on St Patrick’s Day!”

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The Old Operating Theatre Museum in Southwark will host the play (Picture: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

NHS play to show in Parliament and old operating theatre

An old operating theatre and the Houses of Parliament are to become the sets for a new production charting a family’s experience of the NHS.

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Lowri Jones as Charity (Picture: Christopher Tribble)

Opera review: Dido and Aeneas/Young Wife, King’s Head Islington

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.

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Robin Hood Gardens housing estate in Poplar, east London. Macbeth's location has not been announced yet, but producers have described the set as a brutalist east London tower block. (Picture: Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Overnight, immersive Macbeth to play in east London tower block

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.

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Ghost Stories creators Jeremy Dyson (left) and Andy Nyman (Picture: Helen Maybanks)

Ghost Stories: What is it about horror that fascinates?

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.

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Actor Michael J Fox, who played Marty McFly, a Back to the Future DVD launch party in 2002 (Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Back to the Future stage musical to hit London’s West End in 2015

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.

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Shaftesbury Avenue at the heart of London's Theatreland (Picture: Nick Ansell/PA)

Record year for West End theatres as ticket sales boom

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.

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WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Tuckett,        , Choreography and Director - Will Tuckett, Set design - The Quay Brothers, Costumes - Nicky Gillibrand, Lighting - Warren Letton, The Duchess Theatre, 2013, Credit: Johan Persson/

Theatre review: The Wind and the Willows, Duchess Theatre

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.

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Simon Russell Beale as Lear, with Adrian Scarborough playing The Fool (Picture: Mark Douet/National Theatre)

King Lear actor loses voice during National Theatre performance

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.

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Emilia Fox at the BAFTA television awards at the London Palladium.

Silent Witness’ Emilia Fox on motherhood and returning to the stage

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.

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Sylvester Stallone has promised to be completely honest with the audience at his one-man show at the London Palladium.

Stallone said now is his chance to prove action heroes don’t have to be silent with one-man West End show

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

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The Apollo Theatre will be closed for another week. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Apollo Theatre closed for another week after ceiling collapse

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.

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Gary Kemp, brother of fellow Spandau Ballet star Martin

Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be: Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp to lead cast in Theatre Royal Stratford East musical

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.

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The cast of Pussin Boots at Greenwich theatre. Picture: Robert Day

Greenwich panto dame colourful and scene-stealing as ever - Puss in Boots review

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:

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Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung


London24 has teamed up with HarperCollins to offer a free Amazon Kindle taster of Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung.

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