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Nicholas Afoa – Lion King life

New cast have joined the London production of Disney’s The Lion King this summer, including New Zealander Nicholas Afoa who has taken on the role of Simba at the Lyceum Theatre. Afoa made his stage debut in the Australian production in 2013 and played Simba in the Sydney production of the musical between 2013 and [...]

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Ricardo Walker-Harris – Roaring His Way to the Top

Ricardo Walker-Harris is one of the newest cast members in Disney’s The Lion King, currently playing at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Born and raised in Angel, Islington, Ricardo always loved to dance but was unaware it was a possible career option. He did not even know what a drama school was until it was [...]

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Cats To Return To London

Cats The Musical

The iconic musical Cats will return to the London Palladium later this year, playing a final ten week season from 23 October 2015, having already seen its West End revival earlier this year which was a huge success. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s creation will go on sale on 14 May for the run, which plays from [...]

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Site-Specific Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

There is a site-specific Mamma Mia! set for cities worldwide, with the first Mamma Mia! The Party is being produced in Stockholm by Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus. The New York Times has reported that the Abba-centric musical Mamma Mia! will receive a new ‘immersive’ staging in a Stockholm beer hall. The beer hall is situated near [...]

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McQueen stars announced

McQueen at the St James Theatre

The world premiere of the imminent new play “McQueen” is set for 12 May at St. James Theatre, London. It will map a journey into the visionary imagination and dark world of fashion designer Alexander McQueen, set on a single London night. More than a bio-play, it steps onto the landscape of McQueen’s mind, seen [...]

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Judy – The Life And Music Of A Hollywood Legend

Judy Garland

As the only authorised Judy Garland show in the world today, the UK premiere of a breathtaking new musical show, Judy – The Life And Music Of A Hollywood Legend, will tour UK theatres, opening at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 8 May. Highly-acclaimed choreographer, Arlene Phillips, will be Creative Director for the production, with the [...]

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Trevor Nunn To Direct Two Gentlemen Of Verona For ArtsEd students

ArtsEd Logo

Trevor Nunn, an eminent figure of theatre, is set to direct ArtsEd students in their amateur production of William Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, a huge coup for both the students and Arts Educational. Nunn is an internationally acclaimed director and ArtsEd Patron; ArtsEd is the first UK drama school to work with Nunn on [...]

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New Today, Gone Tomorrow


When new musicals hit London’s West End in particular, there is often a sense of excitement and anticipation, but possibly now one of cynicism too. How long will it last? What will the audience and box office figures be like? Following such a barrage of shows opening and closing within the same year throughout 2014, [...]

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ELF The Musical To Open In The Autumn

Elf the Musical

As a much loved Christmas classic, ELF the Musical will open at the Dominion Theatre on 24 October, for a strictly limited 10 week season. Following the sold-out UK and Ireland premieres in Plymouth and Dublin in December 2014, ELF the musical will receive its London premiere this autumn, with the run ending on 2 [...]

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Dates Revealed For Mack And Mabel Tour

Mack & Mabel

Mack and Mabel, the musical story of the tumultuous relationship between Keystone Cops director Mack Sennett and actress Mabel Normand, one of Sennett’s Bathing Beauties, is set to run at the Chichester Festival Theatre from 13 July–5 September. The pair had a rocky relationship however the tale is lifted by the wonderful score including numbers [...]

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