17 April 2008
Talented, award-nominated director Edward Hall is the second generation in one of British theatre's powerhouse families. His father has shaped some of the UK's most influential theatrical institutions. Which is…Read More
Harriet Walter's CV is the War And Peace of résumés; you need to sit down with a cup of tea before reading the extensive tome. Not only is it packed,…Read More
At 64, The Rocky Horror Show creator, actor, performer and presenter Richard O'Brien knows what he likes and what he doesn't like, and he's not afraid of saying so. Among…Read More
It takes someone special to have spent nearly half a decade on a national soap opera and successfully worked the lads' mag circuit, and also had an award-nominated classical album…Read More
Sci-fi fans may know him as the werewolf Lucian in the Underworld films, others recognise him as the ex-boyfriend of Underworld co-star Kate Beckinsale, with whom he has a daughter;…Read More
It was one of the highlights of the RSC’s Complete Works season in Stratford, now Marianne Elliott’s colourful Cuban production of Much Ado About Nothing comes to the Novello this…Read More
As productions of Jack And The Beanstalk bring smiles to the faces of impressionable children across the country, it is an overgrown plant of a different size lightening the mood…Read More
It’s all over the telly, people are signing up for lessons in spades, some even do it on ice; dancing hasn’t been this in vogue since the hey day of…Read More
To anyone over 30, Wayne Sleep is the British dancer of the recent times. Almost anyone else will know him as the skinny one who wore the waffle-hat on I’m…Read More
With the outrage over Salman Rushdie and The Satanic Verses, the Danish cartoons of Mohammed and Jerry Springer: The Opera, freedom of speech has been the focus of several high-profile…Read More
If the thought of Watership Down conjures images of cute fluffy bunnies running around a peaceful, sunlit hilltop, think again. Rona Munro's adaptation of Richard Adams's novel is an all-action…Read More
The 'special relationship' between the US and the UK has been a long and at times volatile one, with both sides sharing political, cultural and diplomatic views. This relationship has…Read More
Love And Money is a modern play. It reeks of modernity. Everything about it speaks of the here and now, from Anna Fleischle's minimalist set, where everything is tucked away…Read More
David Hare’s play about a mother-daughter relationship first premiered at the National in 1997 with Judi Dench and Samantha Bond. Nearly 10 years later Amy's View has been revived at…Read More
The hills were definitely alive last night – in fact they were tilting and moving too – as The Sound Of Music opened at the London Palladium. In a year…Read More
Charlotte Emmerson's last West End outing saw her writhing around on the floor with her co-star and murdering her husband in The Postman Always Rings Twice. It's something she's making…Read More
Putting together a multimedia theatrical version of an experimental novel by Virginia Woolf was never going to be an easy task, but director Katie Mitchell decided to take on the…Read More
How do you turn a four-hour opera packed with songs that have become jazz standards over the years into a new £3 million, two-and-a-half-hour musical? The answer, which involves bringing…Read More
At 33, Neve Campbell is a well established film actress. Her big movie break, the 1996 hit Scream, redefined the teen slasher genre with its mixture of gore, scares and…Read More
Claire Bloom has been getting down the gym in preparation for her latest role, as the sprightly Lily, a widow who has retired to Florida and fancies learning to dance,…Read More
The show must go on. Anna Maxwell Martin must have drummed this into her head a thousand times in the days leading up to the press night of Cabaret at…Read More
With a cast of 40, a 20-piece orchestra and £3 million spent on the production, Sir Trevor Nunn's adaptation of the Gershwins' folk musical Porgy And Bess is one of…Read More
After braving the cold of an autumnal London evening, it was a warming surprise to enter the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs for the press night performance of Meredith Oakes's…Read More
English National Opera’s second new production of its autumn season at the London Coliseum is Mozart’s popular comic opera The Marriage Of Figaro, which comes complete with an exciting young…Read More
Does taking an old, much-respected work of art and creating something new with it constitute vandalism and detract from the original work, or is it a reinvigoration of the art,…Read More
After a long preview period and a considerable amount of hype, the stars were out last night at the Aldwych for the opening night of the stage show of Dirty…Read More
When Caroline, Or Change opened on Broadway in 2003, it received six Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Director and Best Actress. The production opened…Read More
Adrian Noble’s production of Tennessee Williams’s lesser known play, Summer And Smoke, comes to the West End following a short run in Nottingham. English actress Rosamund Pike plays the uptight…Read More
Before the Hollywood starlets got their hands on the vampy dresses and heavy eye-make up, Ruthie Henshall, playing her initial-sake Roxie Hart, was the star who launched Chicago as an…Read More
Before the show even starts you know you are in for an evening of Pythonic silliness when you are told to let your mobile phone ring “willy-nilly” throughout the performance.…Read More
Artistic Director David Lan introduced the first production in the newly refurbished Young Vic last night. Tobias And The Angel, which was also the first show in the Young Vic’s…Read More
At The Ho-Ho Club, the punters may be laughing, but backstage the jokes are flying through the air like poison-tipped arrows as the group of stand-up comedians employed by compère…Read More
A group of young people emerged from the Shaftesbury on Saturday feeling infinitesimally cooler than when they went in, all thanks to Kids West End and the Mayor of London’s…Read More
Mark Ravenhill and other members of the creative team and cast revealed what was in store for audiences of Dick Whittington And His Cat at the Barbican (29 November 2006–20…Read More
How did the Wicked Witch of the West – frightener of small children, thrower of fireballs and the scariest film baddie of all time – get so evil? All is…Read More
Howard Davies and Kevin Spacey had a critical success with their last joint effort – Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh. Now they have reunited for another O’Neill play, in which…Read More
It’s Christmas Eve and Sharky has returned home to care for his elder brother Richard, who has recently been afflicted by blindness – he fell into a skip on Halloween…Read More
Infectious 70s disco classics, 80s and 90s pop warblings, hip hop battling, big dance routines, dumbfounding break dancing, outrageous beatboxing and a whole lot of soul; that’s what new musical…Read More
Reproducing an action-filled adventure film for the stage is a daunting task for anyone, but Patrick Barlow’s comical adaptation of John Buchan's The 39 Steps, which opened last night at…Read More
He’s only 25, but American actor Chris Carmack has learnt many lessons in his career so far. In overcoming the stereotype that has dogged him, side-stepping the pitfalls of small-screen…Read More
Simon Block’s adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel is a play of two halves. The first is for the most part light-hearted and comic, while the second is dark, moving…Read More
If you didn’t see it the first time around, Lynn Nottage’s tale of a PR diva on the decline, Fabulation, which received much acclaim when it was first seen at…Read More
Purple smoke, explosions, a man in a tutu and a crazy Spaniard with extremely tight trousers were just some of the sights to behold on the Olivier stage at the…Read More
Les Dennis seems to be making a habit of appearing in shows about the television industry. His last role to stick in the mind was as himself in the Ricky…Read More
An opportunity cooler than a cucumber in shades is available for 13-16 year olds on Saturday 30 September; the chance to go backstage at new Boney M musical Daddy Cool.…Read More
Director Thea Sharrock is one of the leading theatrical lights of her generation. The Oxford graduate has risen through the directing ranks so quickly that artistic directors of the calibre…Read More
It was the film that elicited a collective sigh from teenage girls around the world as the final credits rolled: leather-clad Johnny came back from holiday camp exile to extract…Read More
There's something of a theatrical revolution quietly taking place in West London. Under the artistic directorship of David Farr the Lyric Hammersmith is testing the boundaries of what can be…Read More
Karl Theobald is an intriguing character. Over the past six years he has gone from struggling actor and touring stand up comedian to starring in one of Britain's few acclaimed…Read More
You know that a show is youthful when only one member of the 35-strong cast has a child. Such is the case with Daddy Cool, where former Eastenders star and…Read More
How did a shy girl from Preston end up simulating sex with her hand up a puppet’s bum in front of hundreds of people on a West End stage? That’s…Read More
Peter Morgan, author of BAFTA-winning TV drama The Deal, has already proved he has a talent for portraying a battle of wits between worthy adversaries; now he’s done it again,…Read More
David Cook changed his name to David Essex in 1964 on finding another identically monikered actor already in Equity. From then until now his name has become equated with a…Read More
The final Shakespearean offering in Shakespeare’s Globe’s The Edges Of Rome season is a right Roman romp. The Comedy Of Errors is an unlikely tale of twin brothers with twin…Read More
If there was a list of ideal places to stage The Pirates Of Penzance, a replica galleon would probably be fairly near the top, possibly just underneath a desert island…Read More
The unravelling of a couple’s relationship is often played out for all the world to see, with its simmering arguments, startling confessions, and a ‘he said, she said’ airing of…Read More
Ah, the French Riviera: where young aristocratic English girls are sent to become fine women, ripe for marriage; where the sun always shines; where cheerfulness is almost constant. In Regent’s…Read More
Based on his BAFTA award-winning The Last Of The Blonde Bombshells, which starred Dame Judi Dench, Ian Holm and Leslie Caron, Alan Pater’s stage version, Blonde Bombshells of 1943, swung…Read More
Have you ever wondered how Long John Silver lost his leg? Or why he wasn’t called Short John Silver? No? Well Simon Bent wants to tell you anyway, because his…Read More
Third to open in Shakespeare’s Globe’s The Edges Of Rome season is Antony And Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s history of the political powers of Egypt and Rome and the passion between Roman…Read More
Bringing Chaucer’s epic story of pilgrims wending their way towards Canterbury to the stage is a gargantuan project, especially when you intend to use almost all of the tales. But…Read More
After last year’s two-week sell-out run at the Tricycle, it was inevitable that Robert Newman would return to the scene of his triumph with his new show, No Planet B…Read More
This production of Samuel Beckett’s play, adapted from the original television play by director Atom Egoyan, is an eerie, bizarre event which certainly does not make for an average night…Read More
By the time the visiting Bishop of Lax proclaims ‘Sergeant, arrest most of these vicars!’ there are more men of the cloth on the Duchess stage than the non-ordained. How…Read More
During the televised search for a new play to put on in the West End, the panel of the Channel 4 programme The Play’s The Thing – producer Sonia Friedman,…Read More
It has been described as Sesame Street for adults, but new musical Avenue Q is much more than that. The show, which originated off-Broadway before leaping onto the Great White…Read More
Maria Friedman is one of the world’s most renowned and versatile musical actresses, who has wowed audiences in a host of shows ranging from Oklahoma! to Chicago. She is currently…Read More
A desolate motel room: the bed is functional, but little else, the desk is cold and unloved. Through the windows, the flashing of the neon sign can be seen. This…Read More
In the programme notes to the Donmar Warehouse production of A Voyage Round My Father, 83-year-old playwright John Mortimer writes that he still refers to the standards by which his…Read More
The National’s Olivier theatre plays host to an entire shopping centre this summer as it launches David Eldridge’s new play Market Boy. Featuring a cast of 30 actors – some…Read More
Since interpretation of Hicks’s views on such subjects as the Iraq war, the state of the music industry (Dido and Coldplay are particular targets), 9/11, the presidency of George W…Read More
Sam Buntrock’s revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday In The Park With George opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory last year. Following much acclaim it has transferred to the larger Wyndham’s…Read More
Daniel Evans has a voice that sounds like a warm breeze working its way idly through a grassy valley where sheep casually graze; a musical Welsh lilt to which you…Read More
Kim Cattrall is one of America’s most renowned actresses. She has won Golden Globe Awards, starred in Hollywood blockbusters and been a regular on stage in plays in virtually all…Read More
In Cheek By Jowl’s 25th year, the innovative theatre company has found a home at the Barbican, where it will present two pieces each year for the next three years,…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.
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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.