West End

'Sherlock' Actor Martin Bags West End Role

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Sherlock’ actor Martin Freeman is determined not to let Benedict Cumberbatch have all the fun and has announced he’ll be treading the boards at...

Kickstarters v. Investors

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

There's been much debate in the press recently about whether Kickstarter crowd funding campaigns offer backers a raw deal. If the rewards offered: previews, back-stage passes, special commemorative t-shirts, and premier invitations are really adequate compensation for early investment in a speculative project...

The Emotional Exhaustion of a Kickstarter Campaign

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

Some 72 hours ago, David Baddiel, Stratford East and I launched our Kickstarter campaign, for Infidel - the Musical! In the weeks before this decision was reached, long debates were had. Was it odd, unseemly even, to be asking strangers and fans for money?

'The Full Monty' West End Show To Close Early

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘The Full Monty’ West End show will close early in March due to poor ticket sales. The musical’s run was supposed to continue until 14 June,...

Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Nigel?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK

One of the Tories' most high-profile celebrity supporters, musician Sir Tim Rice, donated £7,500 to Ukip last year, according to the Sunday Times. ...

Review: 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' at London's Apollo Theatre

Adam Moscoe | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Moscoe

I am very hopeful that the run of Curious Incident will resume as soon as possible, as the show offers a meaningful depiction of autism and the impact of the condition on families around the world, as explored through the mind of a young boy - Christopher Boone (Jack Loxton, who gives an arresting performance) - in an innovative production that should not be missed.

Eyewitnesses Described 'Chaos And Panic'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: London Fire Brigade described 81 people as "walking wounded" with seven taken to hospital with "more serious injuries". Eyewitnesses have...

Apollo Theatre Collapse In London, Injuries Expected

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: London Fire Brigade described 81 people as "walking wounded" with seven taken to hospital with "more serious injuries". A rescue operatio...

The Ghosts of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Nigel Planer | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nigel Planer

Drury Lane is the oldest and most haunted theatre in London. In fact, some say it is the most haunted building in the world. So far, I haven't personally seen any ghosts since we opened in June, but other members of cast and crew claim to have.

'Be Proactive, Always Seek To Better Yourself' - Meeting Chart-Topper Louise Dearman

Claire Meadows | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Claire Meadows

Last week, I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet Louise Dearman, the widely known British musical theatre actress.

The Commitments: A West End Review

Tom Ward | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

My fears dropped away like the bag of revels I'd just spilt on the floor. As the broad Irish swearing continued, a few old people in the front rows began to shuffle and glance about nervously. It was clear The Commitments was going to be a show like no other.

20 Tips to Get Your Show on the West End in Under Six Months

Gemma Hurley | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Gemma Hurley

I am a producer, marketer, publicist, designer, video editor, stage manager, fundraiser, production manager, accountant, digital marketer, social media marketer, promoter, flyer-er, sound designer, and general tea maker.

An Open Letter to Kate Winslet

Michael P. Clarkson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Michael P. Clarkson

When you wrote to James Cameron every day asking to be considered for Rose, I bet you didn't imagine your own plan being used against you?

Trend: Ten Cube Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The concept of the cube hotel first emerged in Spain, and has grown in popularity in recent years to spread to many diverse corners of the world, from the Swedish Lapland to the Australian Outback and the coast of Thailand.

Home at London's National Theatre

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The National Theatre Shed is the perfect performance space for such a piece, and Ruth Sutcliffe's set looks as though it has quite literally been lifted from this East London Hostel.

A Chorus Line, One of Broadway's Finest Hours (or two) in London

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Being involved in musical theatre from a young age, the score of A Chorus Line has been circling around my head for the last decade at least.

Five Worst Royal Baby Tie-ins

Marianka Swain | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marianka Swain

In what can only be described as adding insult to injury, the Ham & High reported a badly injured cyclist being taken to St Mary's Hospital, "where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth". The bizarrely inappropriate royal reference has since been removed from the article.

Celebrating the Right to Be Heard: 'The Color Purple - The Musical' Premieres in London

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Joao Paulo Nunes

Despite its success with audiences after it opened on Broadway in 2005, the adaptation of Alice Walker 's novel The Color Purple into a musical play was never going to garner the most effusive of welcomes by theatre and literary critics.

A Delicious Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Treat? 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Musical (REVIEW)

Matthew Tucker | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Tucker

This loud and confident show ticks so many boxes and oozes confidence, a delicious night out for families - long live the magic of the real-life Willy Wonka: Roald Dahl.

Alan Ayckbourn's 'Relatively Speaking', Wyndham's Theatre, London, May 2013

James Willstrop | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Willstrop

A finely crafted piece of farcical, light theatre, it has all the necessary conflicts which are consequences of the many misunderstandings and lies that take place. The narrative is perfectly split between two acts with two scenes, and runs just nicely for two hours that fly by.

Sob! Who's Leaving Strictly?

PA | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Four of Strictly Come Dancing's professional dancers are leaving the programme, the BBC confirmed. One of them - Erin Boag - has been dancing with ...

'Quiet! I'm Trying To Do A Play In Here!'

PA | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Dame Helen Mirren broke character from her regal role yesterday evening when she yelled at a group of drummers to be quiet while still dressed in her ...

Ding Dong the Witch Is Alive!

Lee Mannion | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lee Mannion

With Wicked the musical celebrating its 10th anniversary later this year, should Andrew Lloyd Webber be looking over his shoulder?

Save Our Souls: Why Theatre Is Good for You

Katy Corr | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Katy Corr

As theatres struggle to make ends meet, scientists reveal why supporting your local playhouse may do more than just boost the books.

The Making of 'The Situation Room'

James Blakey | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Blakey

As our audiences arrive at Shoreditch Town Hall, they're divided into two teams. Their objective is simple: to beat the other side. As the show goes on, the actions become more extreme, the morality more blurred. The choice between A and B becomes harder to make as the pressure on you to make it becomes higher. If the game is violence and the goal is victory, will you win at all cost or will you play to lose?