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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. Photo: Manuel Harlan

London Theatre News Today: Tuesday 12 January

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai Published 12 January 2021

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child extends suspension of performances

It was announced today that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, London will be extending their suspension of performances to Sunday 18 July 2021. If you have ticket for an affected performance, please rest assured that your point of purchase will be in touch directly.


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BBC to broadcast a celebratory show about musical theatre later this month

BBC Radio 2 and BBC One are raising the curtain with a very special show direct from the West End, the US and beyond, featuring a glittering cast of UK and international stars performing songs from the musicals in Musicals: The Greatest Show.

It forms the centrepiece of Radio 2 Celebrates Musicals, three days of programmes featuring the music of stage and screen for people to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes, including playing just songs from musical theatre and film across a whole day, and further programming on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer.

Hosted on radio and television by multi-award winning performer Sheridan Smith, Musicals: The Greatest Show puts the songs, the shows, and the stars, back on stage at the world famous London Palladium. It will be broadcast from 7pm – 9pm on Sunday 31 January on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, and as a 75-minute show in February on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. It will be available on BBC iPlayer for a year after broadcast.

Click here for the full story including the highlights including performances from Six, The Prince Of Egypt, Wicked and more! We promise, you won’t want to miss this!

Related Article: BBC to broadcast a special show filmed at the Palladium to celebrate musical theatre
Musicals: The Greatest Show will be broadcast from 7pm - 9pm on Sunday 31 January on BBC Radio 2 & BBC Sounds and will feature all your fave musical stars!

Our 5 fave Hairspray moments

A collage of the cast of Hairspray including Michael Ball as Edna, Marisha Wallace as Motormouth Maybelle, Paul Merton as Wilbur Turnblad and Lizzie Bea as Tracy Turnblad

We’re not sure about you, but we love a feel-good musical to pick us up during lockdown and so, we’ve put together a fun roundup of our fave Hairspray moments. From performances and interviews to quizzes and more, we promise it’ll put a smile on your face today! Click here to read the full story and get ready for a good sing-along!


If you’re missing theatre, don’t forget to check out our online calendar here to find out all the different ways to can enjoy theatre online! There’s live streams, world premieres, podcasts and plenty more to keep you entertained!


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Due to the current pandemic various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows. Please bear with us as we try to keep this page as up to date as possible. If you find a mistake, please let us know by emailing enquiries@soltukt.co.uk. If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

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.

For more than 40 years, TKTS was our on-the-day theatre ticket box office in Leicester Square. Currently closed due to the current situation, we are now selling our great last minute seats and prices online. Click here to learn more.

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.