17 April 2008
Shakespeare’s Globe regular John McEnery returns to the venue this summer to take on the role of Jewish moneylender Shylock in Shakespeare’s The Merchant Of Venice, which runs from 2…Read More
UPDATED: The Lyric Hammersmith’s recently launched youth theatre company the Lyric Young Company is holding auditions for young West Londoners to perform in its debut season this summer.Launched earlier this…Read More
There was tension in the air at the press night of Vernon God Little at the Young Vic. After all, DBC Pierre’s Booker Prize-winning novel is all about a student…Read More
It may be a West End stalwart with more than 10 years’ history, four London homes, numerous national and international tours and, according to the press material, 2,500 pairs of…Read More
Ian Rickson is to direct Harold Pinter’s The Hothouse in the National’s Lyttelton theatre this July. Other highlights in the summer season, announced today, include Thea Sharrock’s production of The…Read More
On film and television, Douglas Henshall has acted alongside Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Hugh Grant, Patsy Kensit and Penelope Cruz. But his role in The Coast Of Utopia at the…Read More
Anna Francolini and Gary Waldhorn join the cast of Into The Woods, the Sondheim and Lapine musical revived by the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio next month. Francolini was most…Read More
The late 1950s, the dawn of the teenager; this is the setting for Absolute Beginners. The nation's youth is beginning to find its voice and exercise its right to free…Read More
Rambert Dance Company, Britain’s flagship modern dance company, is once again holding its annual Youth Dance Summer School, which runs from 30 July-3 August. A week of workshops, dance activities…Read More
Douglas Hodge is possibly the busiest, hardest working man in theatre. When he is not acting, he is directing, and when he is not doing that he is probably writing…Read More
Belinda Lang is to join Matthew Kelly in World War One drama Forgotten Voices, which runs at Riverside Studios from 30 May-7 July (press night 1 June).Lang is well known…Read More
The political drama Called To Account, which examines whether Prime Minister Tony Blair should be indicted for taking Britain to war in Iraq, has extended at the Tricycle until 9…Read More
Following historical drama Total Eclipse, the Menier Chocolate Factory is changing tack with the premiere of a new comedy by Jonathan Lewis and Miranda Foster called All Mouth, opening on…Read More
Buddy, the long running rock ‘n’ roll musical biography of 50s recording star Buddy Holly, returns to London in August for a West End run at the Duchess theatre. Buddy…Read More
The Summer Access London Theatre brochure, which lists all audio-described, signed and captioned performances in London theatre, is now available. The brochure has information about more than 100 assisted performances…Read More
Long-standing Chicago regulars Josefina Gabrielle and Amra-Faye Wright dust off their jazz hands and fishnets as they return to the cast of the musical at the Cambridge from 7 May…Read More
“It would be quite nice if we were doing this in a shed somewhere.” Rory Bremner, the UK’s foremost satirical impressionist, has lofty ambitions as he prepares to make his…Read More
Rambert Dance Company is offering children and their families the chance to gain an insight into the workings of the company and the experience of modern dance through its family…Read More
Rafe Spall and Christine Bottomley lead the cast of Alaska, which runs at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs between 24 May and 23 June. The drama is the very…Read More
The Tony Award-winning Broadway star Faith Prince makes her West End debut in June, starring in English National Opera's new production of Kismet. Prince plays Lalume in the show, which…Read More
The countdown to Kids Week 2007 has begun. The 10th anniversary Kids Week, with new sponsor Buckle My Shoe, runs this summer from 17-31 August (yes, it’s a whole fortnight)…Read More
Charting the highs and lows of a group of students at a performing arts school in New York, Fame is a high-energy, feel-good musical. On 8 May it returns to…Read More
A slightly dingy company office, hidden in the bowels of the Comedy theatre, with the mildly fluorescent glow that comes from being lit entirely by electricity, is the last place…Read More
A new production of fast-paced Shakespearean romp The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) comes to the Arts theatre this summer, from 12 June-23 September. The irreverent show became the…Read More
Matthew Kelly returns to the London stage in Forgotten Voices at the Riverside Studios from 30 May-7 July (press night 1 June).Adapted for the stage by Malcolm McKay, the play…Read More
Singer, songwriter and musical star Tina Arena has been entertaining since she was knee-high to a wombat, kicking off her career as a seven-year-old on Australian variety show Young Talent…Read More
Rafta, Rafta means slowly, slowly in Hindi, a most appropriate title for a play about an extremely slow-burning sexual relationship between a newly married couple. Ayub Khan-Din’s play is based…Read More
With director Susan Stroman, writer John Weidman created Contact (currently previewing at the Queen's ), one of the most successful Broadway musicals of recent years. He's had a partnership with…Read More
Adam Garcia and Martin Ball are to leave Wicked on 14 July, to be replaced by Oliver Tompsett and Andy Mace as Fiyero and Doctor Dillamond respectively. Both Tompsett and…Read More
London Children’s Ballet (LCB) brings its adaptation of classic novel The Secret Garden to the Peacock from 17-20 May. This is the first ever ballet of The Secret Garden and…Read More
While summer approaches, the Barbican has its sights set on Christmas as it announces its second annual pantomime, Jack And The Beanstalk, to be penned by Beautiful Thing playwright Jonathan…Read More
Breakin’ Convention, the annual international festival of hip hop dance theatre, returns to Sadler’s Wells on the first May bank holiday weekend, 5-7 May. First staged at Sadler’s Wells in…Read More
Shared Experience presents this affecting play about the lasting effects of displacement on the thousands of children who left Germany just before World War II, alone and frightened. It has…Read More
Every so often a performance sticks in the mind, pushing the multitude of other very good performances into the recesses of the memory. Will Keen's Molina, one of the two…Read More
Margaret Preece is to take over from Lesley Garrett as Mother Abbess in The Sound Of Music from Monday, as the musical announces an extension to its booking period to…Read More
Commissioned to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Slave Trade Act, African Snow sold out its run at the York Theatre Royal earlier this year. The parallel…Read More
We Will Rock You, the blockbuster Queen musical, is celebrating its fifth year in the West End on 14 May with a special performance involving the show’s creators and some…Read More
Our House, the new Madness musical which opened at the Cambridge this week, follows in a long line of high profile musicals based on the back catalogues of pop bands.…Read More
Lindsay Duncan is one of a rare breed, an extremely good actress who has remained fairly anonymous. Though she has two Laurence Olivier Awards glittering in her trophy cabinet –…Read More
The Tricycle continues its tradition of highly charged political plays with Called To Account: The Indictment Of Anthony Charles Lynton Blair For The Crime Of Aggression Against Iraq – A…Read More
Polly Stenham's first play paints a picture of a dysfunctional modern upper-middle class family. Dad is absent – immigrated to Hong Kong – Mum can't look after herself, let alone…Read More
Christopher Cazenove, Barry Cryer, Les Dennis and Angela Rippon have been unveiled as the guest narrators of Side By Side By Sondheim. The new production of the Sondheim revue show,…Read More
Scottish actor Alan Cumming returns to the London stage later this year, playing Dionysus in a new version of The Bacchae.The production is being mounted by the National Theatre of…Read More
Steven Pimlott theatre on 17 May at 11:45. The event is free, not ticketed and open to anyone. Pimlott died in February following a battle with cancer. He was just…Read More
English National Opera has announced the line up for the 2007/8 season. The company will present a total of 11 new productions and three revivals, with some exciting collaborations in…Read More
Additional casting has been announced for the Old Vic’s production of Gaslight. Joining Bond beauty Rosamund Pike and stage and screen veteran Kenneth Cranham will be Andrew Woodhall and Rowena…Read More
Broadway producer Boyett Ostar Productions (Bob Boyett and Bill Haber) has extended its 'first look' arrangement with the National Theatre that gives the company the first chance to take the…Read More
Little Shop Of Horrors has extended its current run in the West End. The musical tale of a blood-loving plant is now booking at the Duke of York's until 1…Read More
Avenue Q has become the first show in the world to offer customers the chance to buy and receive their tickets directly via their mobile phone, after Delfont Mackintosh Theatres…Read More
On a dark moor, in the middle of the night, a man is creeping through the fog. Surrounded by faint and creepy noises, he opens a creaking gate and steps…Read More
Fans of the classic 80s movie Dirty Dancing who haven’t yet been able to see the smash hit stage version at the Aldwych have got a chance to get their…Read More
Nicolas Kent is a busy man. The Artistic Director of the Tricycle is immersed in rehearsals for his new 'tribunal play' Called To Account and is barely coming up for…Read More
On 23 April, half a million new tickets go on sale for the hugely popular Billy Elliot The Musical. The extension means that from next week it will be possible…Read More
Oliver Ford Davies and Anne-Marie Duff, who recently appeared together in The Soldiers' Fortune at the Young Vic, are to work together again this year in the National Theatre's production…Read More
Susie Blake took to the Apollo Victoria stage last Thursday to entertain an auditorium packed with celebs and theatregoers as teacher-turned-spin doctor Madame Morrible in Wicked. The former Coronation Street…Read More
Jennifer Tanarez makes her professional West End debut when she joins the cast of Avenue Q on 16 April. The recent graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts replaces Naoko…Read More
Jackie Clune joins the cast of Billy Elliot The Musical from 4 June. The actor, comedian, composer and broadcaster is set to play dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson in the West…Read More
Macbeth. The mere mention of the name sends shivers of fear down the spines of even the bravest and least superstitious of actors. Since the very first Macbeth died backstage…Read More
Amy Nuttall joins the cast of hit comedy Boeing-Boeing from 14 May. The former Emmerdale star, who was last seen in the West End playing Sarah Brown in Guys And…Read More
The Royal Ballet's 2007/8 season has been announced, and includes a new production of George Balanchine's Jewels. The season also contains the revival of the Laurence Olivier Award-winning piece Chroma…Read More
The Royal Opera's 2007/8 season has been revealed. In Antonio Pappano's sixth season as Music Director, the company presents one world premiere, two new productions, three co-productions being seen for…Read More
Actress Patricia Hodge joins the cast of hit comedy Boeing-Boeing from 30 April until 23 June. Hodge replaces Frances De La Tour in the role of long-suffering housekeeper Bertha. Of…Read More
Two times Laurence Olivier Award-winner Conleth Hill joins the previously announced Rory Kinnear and Ruth Wilson in the cast of Philistines at the National Lyttelton this May. Hill’s West End…Read More
Theatre-lovers relaxing in the park and in the cafes and bars of Leicester Square can now use their phone, PDA or even PSP to explore the tkts web pages, see…Read More
Tim McInnerny is to join Eamonn Walker in Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe this summer, along with Zoe Tapper and Lorraine Burroughs. McInnerny, who is still widely recognised for playing Lord…Read More
Victorian thriller Gaslight follows The Entertainer at the Old Vic, opening on 14 June. Former bond girl Rosamund Pike is to play the psychologically tormented heroine of the piece alongside…Read More
A new exhibition opened yesterday offering theatre fans a new insight into the theatrical world of the 18th century. Behind The Scenes: The Hidden Life Of Georgian Theatre 1737-1784 is…Read More
If you were asked to name Australia's highest selling female recording artist, a performer who sang at the opening of the Sydney Olympics and the Paris Live 8 concert, you…Read More
Nick Bateman was catapulted to fame by reality TV show Big Brother where he picked up the nickname 'Nasty Nick' for his underhand tactics. Now he's starring in cult musical…Read More
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns to the West End on Tuesday 17 July, when it opens at the Adelphi. In a repeat of last year's How Do You…Read More
Jenny Seagrove and Anthony Andrews are to star in Somerset Maugham’s play The Letter at the Wyndham’s from 19 April (press night 1 May).Set in the heat of a Malaysian…Read More
It may be a long way from Christmas, but Hampstead has already announced details of its family show for the festive season, Little Wolf’s Book Of Badness, which runs from…Read More
Cast members from Monty Python's Spamalot are hoping that the public supports them on St George's Day (23 April) as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the…Read More
Former Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Sam Mendes has announced a new transatlantic theatre venture linking the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in New York and the Old Vic in London.…Read More
Clive Rowe is voicing bloodthirsty plant Audrey II in the musical Little Shop Of Horrors for a two week period which began last night, until 14 April. Rowe is temporarily…Read More
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We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.
We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .
There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.
If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.
We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.
We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.
Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.
In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.
We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.
While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.