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Matt Henry (Lola) and Killian Donnelly (Charlie) in Kinky Boots (Photo: Matt Crockett)

Matt Henry (Lola) and Killian Donnelly (Charlie) in Kinky Boots (Photo: Matt Crockett)

A Kinky reunion, Tom Hiddleston, a history lesson and more – the week in theatre

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements Published 16 November 2018

Epic comebacks are on the agenda this week in theatre with iconic casts reuniting for one last time, international superstars returning to the West End, sneak peeks at highly anticipated musical revivals, and the monumental rise of ballet – we’ve got it all and more in this week’s theatre round-up.

Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry to return to Kinky Boots for a limited time only

Matt Henry (Lola) and Killian Donnelly (Charlie) in Kinky Boots (Photo: Matt Crockett)

There are just two short months until the Olivier Award-winning Kinky Boots trots out of the West End for good. But before it does, the original stars – Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry – will be returning for a handful of performances later this month. And the reason? They’re filming a live performance of the show which will be shown in cinemas worldwide. See the Olivier Award-nominated duo from Monday 26 – Wednesday 28 November 2018.

Tom Hiddleston to return to the West End stage

Tom Hiddleston will star in Betrayal (Photo: Charlie Gray)

Golden Globe and Olivier Award-winning actor Tom Hiddleston is set to appear in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal in March next year. It will be the final production in Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter At The Pinter season.

We got a sneak peek of Caroline, Or Change

Sharon D Clarke and the cast of Caroline, Or Change in rehearsals

Ahead of it starting previews next week, Caroline, Or Change invited us to an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming production. This week, we attended a rehearsal and saw Olivier Award-winner Sharon D Clarke and the rest of the cast perform live… and we filmed it all for you to see, too.

Casting for The American Clock announced

The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

The Old Vic is on the Arthur Miller train! And after announcing that Sally Field and Bill Pullman will star in All My Sons, the news of a production of The American Clock was released and this week, we’ve found out who will be starring. See Josie Walker, John Marquez, Clare Burt and Golda Rosheuvel in the ground-breaking play about hope, idealism and a nation’s unwavering faith in capitalism.

First look: Production shots of Pinter Four

Jessica Barden in Pinter Four. Photo credit: Marc Brenner.

The stars are out once again for the Pinter At The Pinter season. With Pinter Four in full swing, we gave you the change to see the production starring Jessica Barden, Bríd Brennan, Janie Dee, Robert Glenister, Isis Hainsworth, Peter Polycarpou, Dwane Walcott and Al Weaver with these first look shots.

Rip It Up – The 60s went on sale

Harry Judd, Jay McGuiness, Aston Merrygold and Louis Smith will star in Rip It Up - The 60s

After the very popular news that Harry Judd, Jay McGuiness, Ashton Merrygold and Louis Smith are heading to the West End with their hit show Rip It Up – The 60s, people across the land were asking where they could get tickets. Now, you can get them right here with us! Rip It Up – The 60s is now on sale so don’t miss out.

We look back at the history of ballet

English National Ballet's Nutcracker (Photo: Laurent Liotardo)

With English National Ballet’s upcoming season at the London Coliseum, we take a look back at how ballet became the phenomena it is. From its creation in the noble courts in Italy to the latest productions of Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Manon, get some interesting facts that’ll make you seem really sophisticated at your next dinner party.

It was Caption Awareness Week

National Theatre Smart Captioning Glasses (Photo: James Bellorini, Design: Alex Bell)

Leading arts charity Stagetext celebrated its fourth annual Captioning Awareness Week to champion access to the arts for people who are d/Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.

TheatreCraft is on Monday!

TheatreCraft 2018 (Photography: Rocio Charon)

Are you between 16 and 30? Are you looking to start a career in theatre? Then head to Waldorf Hilton Hotel on Monday 19 November for a day of workshops, panels and Q&As that can help give you a kickstart to the rest of your life.

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

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