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The Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen

The Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen, Eugenius! is coming to the West End… our weekly round-up

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements First Published 5 October 2018, Last Updated 31 January 2019

Over the last seven days, the theatre world has been totally and utterly rocked! We’ve had a week absolutely chocked full of exciting announcements. A-list celebs are heading to the West End. The most talked about show in London is getting a cast shake up. Two electric shows are coming to town. And we’ve shared our must-see picks for October. Delve into the biggest news in theatreland this week – it’ll help with that party chit-chat this weekend, promise.

Hamilton announces cast for its 2nd London year

Allyson Ava-Brown, Jamael Westman, Dom Hartley-Harris and Jon Robyns will star in the second year of Hamilton

Lin Manuel Miranda’s rap masterpiece will shortly enter its second year in the West End. To celebrate, 10 brand new cast members have been announced. But don’t worry, you still have time to catch the original cast and some members, including Olivier-nominated Jamael Westman who will continue as Alexander Hamilton.

Find out the new stars of Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre by clicking, below.

Tom Hiddleston, Kit Harington & more stars in Pinter birthday gala

Tom Hiddleston & Kit Harington

All the stars will align at the Harold Pinter Theatre on Wednesday 10 October for the Pinter birthday gala performance. The one-off performance will star Tom Hiddleston, Kit Harington, Kristin Scott Thomas, Indira Varma, Simon Russell Beale, Zawe Ashton, and many more. The performance will be raising money for Amnesty International and Chance to Shine – two of Pinter’s favoured charities.

Find out more about the show and how to book tickets, below.

Six The Musical makes royal return January 2019

The cast of Six The Musical (Photo: Idil Sukan)

Due to rapturous acclaim and popular demand, the queen bee of the West End, Six, will be coming back to the West End in January! The show which retells the story of Henry VIII’s six wives from their perspective will have an open-ended run at the Arts Theatre from 16 January.

Find out more below.

Dear Evan Hansen is coming to London!

The Broadway cat of Dear Evan Hansen

The smash hit, multi-Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen is finally coming to the West End! We don’t have a date yet and we don’t have a cast, but we do know it’ll be autumn 2019 and it’ll be at the Noël Coward Theatre.

Find out more about the show, below.

Eugenius! transfers to the West End

Eugenius The Full Company Photo Scott Rylander.jpg

Comic-book fever is still taking over the world and the latest superhero to sweep audiences off their feet is flying into the West End later this month. Due to phenomenal demand, Eugenius! is transferring to the Ambassadors Theatre for a limited 10-week run.


Alexander Vlahos to star in Peter Pan

Alexander Vlahos in Peter Pan at the Park Theathre

TV star Alexander Vlahos will be starring in Park Theatre’s Peter Pan as the formidable Captain Hook. Alexander (BBC’s Versailles and Merlin) will be joining Nickcolia King-N’Da who is starring as Peter Pan.

Find out more below.

Maxine Peake recognised for Outstanding Contribution To British Theatre

Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake is to be honoured at the 2018 UK Theatre Awards for her Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre.

The Bolton-born actor and writer will receive the award in recognition of her reputation as a champion of regional theatre and a trailblazer for female and working-class voices, as well as her contribution to the cultural life of her home region – especially through her long relationship with Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, where she is an Associate Artist.

Find out more below.

Simon Callow’s A Christmas Carol hits cinemas

Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol

Simon Callow’s critically-acclaimed A Christmas Carol is going to have quite the Christmas. For the past three years, the one-man show has sold-out at the Arts Theatre and this year, it’ll not just return to the same venue for a limited run, but it’s also going to cinemas for one day only.

Find out more, below.

October picks: shows to see this month

October's monthly picks

For the 10th month of the year, we have 12 amazing shows to tell you about. Find out which exciting shows are opening this month and why you should see them in our monthly picks.

Get your October theatre wishlist, below.

Interview: Sara Bareilles on Waitress

Sara Bareilles, songwriter of Waitress

We sat down with the songstress behind Waitress to find out how she feels being apart of the West End’s first all-female creative team, why Waitress is a must-see, and how excited she is about it coming to the Adelphi Theatre next year.

Theatre Spot Test: The “Try Not To Sing Along” Challenge 2

Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Rachel John (Angelica) and Christine Allado (Peggy) in Hamilton (Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Find it hard to keep yourself humming at the theatre? Then you’ll be rubbish at this spot test. We put your will-power to the test with our Try Not To Sing Along challenge where you’ll be tasked with the impossible – listening to some of musical theatre’s catchiest tunes without singing along.

Find out how restrained you can be below.

There was plenty of other news this week. To see what else you missed, click here.


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