Skylight Recoups Investment in Five Weeks

Skylight Wyndham's Theatre

Just five weeks after it’s critically acclaimed opening night, Stephen Daldry’s revival of Skylight has announced it has recouped its costs. The production which stars Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan has broken box office records at the Wyndhams Theatre and continues to play to sell-out houses. Skylight is produced in the West-End by Robert Fox and Scott Rudin. There will be a NT Live screening of the play on Thursday 17th July 2014. Book tickets for Skylight Read our review for Skylight

New Miss Saigon Trailer Released

Miss Saigon London

BritishTheatre.com is pleased to bring you a first-look at the new trailer for Cameron Mackintosh’s epic revival of Miss Saigon currently playing at The Prince Edward Theatre in London. Book your tickets for Miss Saigon now. Don’t miss it!

Jersey Boys – UK and Irish Tour Cast Announced

Jersey Boys

The producers of the Jersey Boys UK tour today announced the full cast for the first ever tour of the multi-award winning musical. Tim Driesen will star as Frankie Valli, with Stephen Webb, Sam Ferriday and Lewis Griffiths will star as Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi respectively. Matt Corner will play the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances. Also in the cast will be Sean Kingsley as Gyp DeCarlo, Matt Gillett as Bob Crewe, Nathaniel Morrison as Barry Belson, Dominic Smith as Norm Waxman, Damian Buhagiar as Joey Pesci, Henry Davis as Hank Majewski, Leanne Garretty as Lorraine, Amelia Adams-Pearce as Mary Delgado and Sinead Long as Francine, with Dan Krikler, Dayle Hodge, Luke Morton and Charlie Allen. Jersey Boys has been seen by over 19 million people worldwide and is firmly established as one of the West End’s longest running and most popular shows, where it … Read more

Cats comes to the London Palladium for Christmas

Cats Launch London Palladium

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn and Gillian Lynne were today joined by Producer David Ian to announce that Cats will be returning to the West End in a “new edition” of the show. Originally produced at The New London Theatre, the show ran for over 21 years confounding early naysayers who thought that a musical based on T.S Elliot’s Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats would never work.  The show went on to be staged around the world conquering all before it. Lloyd Webber and his original creative team were excited to reveal that the London Palladium production would allow them to create a new blueprint for the show going forward for years to come.  Lloyd Webber revealed that this production would allow him a chance to re-work Growltiger’s Last Stand, which he was never really happy with, and to re-work The Rum Tum Tugger as a modern day rapper. … Read more

The Print Room Moves To Notting Hill

The Coronet Theatre in Notting Hill to be home to The Print Room

In a move set to secure its long-term future, West London fringe theatre is moving to former playhouse The Coronet in Notting Hill. The Print Room’s current landlord recently announced plans to demolish its current building to make way for luxury accommodation, prompting a search for a new home. Now, the Print Room is to take up permanent residency at the Coronet in Notting Hill, which was originally built as a theatre but has most recently been a two-screen cinema. The Print Room will launch its inaugural season at the venue this autumn in the building’s smaller cinema space, which will be converted into a 100-seat theatre. Plans for the venue will eventually see it’s conversion into three flexible spaces – the largest of which will remain operational as a cinema, under the direction of the Print Room’s team, led by artistic director Anda Winters. There will also be rehearsal … Read more

If/Then Cast Album Has Show Stopping Chart Debut

Idina Menzel in If Then

Currently running on Broadway, the cast album for If/Then scored the highest debut on the Billboard charts since the cast album for Rent was released in 1996. If/Then which stars Idina Menzel who also featured in the original cast of Rent has had quite a year voicing the character of Elsa in Disney’s Record breaking animated film Frozen. She made chart history as the first Tony Award winner for acting to have also notched up a top 10 single. Rent, The Book Of Mormon and If/Then are three of only four cast albums to reach the top 20 of the charts since 1980. The other?, Dreamgirls, which peaked at No 11 on the chart dated Aug 21, 1982. Purchase the If/Then cast album from Amazon. Watch Idina perform You Learn To Live Without from If/Then