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Strangers on a Train Will Roll Onto the West End Starring Laurence Fox and Jack Huston

Strangers on a Train Will Roll Onto the West End Starring Laurence Fox and Jack Huston

Murder! Blackmail! Locomotive-based intrigue! A new stage adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1950 page-turner Strangers on a Train—which was famously adapted into a movie by horror legend Alfred Hitchcock—will thrill audiences on the West End this fall.

Strangers on a Train is set to premiere on November 2, 2013 at London’s Gielgud Theatre on the West End, written by Craig ...

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Sex! Revenge! Rabbits! Trevor Nunn to Direct Steamy New Stage Adaptation of Fatal Attraction

Sex! Revenge! Rabbits! Trevor Nunn to Direct Steamy New Stage Adaptation of Fatal Attraction

She's not gonna be ignored, DAN!

Fatal Atraction, the steamy Hollywood hit about an extramarital affair gone wrong, is headed to the London stage. Tony-winning director Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables, Cats) will helm a new stage adaptation of the 1987 film at the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket. Written by original screenwriter James Dearden, the play will begin performances March ...

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Ben Miller to Lead West End Premiere of Parliamentary Comedy The Duck House

Ben Miller to Lead West End Premiere of Parliamentary Comedy The Duck House

Comedian Ben Miller will lead the cast of the West End premiere of Dan Patterson and Colin Swash’s The Duck House, an outrageous comedy set to begin previews on November 27 at London's Vaudeville Theatre. Directed by Terry Johnson, the show opens on December 10 following a five-week U.K. tour.

Miller will join Olivier Award winner Nancy Carroll, Debbie ...

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Big Fish Composer Andrew Lippa Set to Play London Concert with Special Guest Stars

Big Fish Composer Andrew Lippa Set to Play London Concert with Special Guest Stars

Tony-nominated composer Andrew Lippa is crossing the pond to perform a concert in London for the very first time on November 17. Joined by Broadway and West End performers, the one-night-only event will take place at the St. James Theatre.

The Big Fish composer will take the audience on a journey through his life and career as a writer, featuring ...

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Scarlett Strallen, Fra Fee & More to Star in Candide at London's Menier Chocolate Factory

Scarlett Strallen, Fra Fee & More to Star in Candide at London's Menier Chocolate Factory

Candide, the previously announced Christmas musical at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, will star Fra Fee (Les Miserables), Scarlett Strallen (Mary Poppins), David Thaxton (Passion), Cassidy Janson (Tick Tick Boom) and Ben Lewis (Love Never Dies). Directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Adam Cooper, Candide will begin performances November 22 and will play a limited engagement through February 22, 2014 ...

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Additional Casting Set for Frank Langella's King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre and BAM

Additional Casting Set for Frank Langella's King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre and BAM

Long live the king! Catherine McCormack, Lauren O’Neil, Isabella Laughland and more will co-star with three-time Tony-winning stage and screen favorite Frank Langella in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of King Lear. Helmed by Angus Jackson, the production will run at the Minerva Theatre from October 31 through November 30, before transferring to New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music on ...

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Maggie Smith, Judi Dench & More to Lead the National Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Live Broadcast Celebration

Maggie Smith, Judi Dench & More to Lead the National Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Live Broadcast Celebration

London’s brightest theater luminaries are coming together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre of Great Britain. Directed by the National’s Nicholas Hytner, National Theatre: 50 Years On Stage will be broadcast live in movie theaters around the world on November 2.

The special one-night-only event features a starry roster of actors who have performed at the National ...

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Colin Morgan & Tom Rhys Harries Complete the Cast of the West End's Revival of Mojo, Starring Rupert Grint

Colin Morgan & Tom Rhys Harries Complete the Cast of the West End's Revival of Mojo, Starring Rupert Grint

Colin Morgan and Thom Rhys Harries have joined the previously announced West End revival of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo. Directed by original helmer Ian Rickson, the production will begin performances on October 26, with an official opening night on November 13. Mojo will play a limited engagement through January 25, 2014.

Morgan, who plays Skinny, is best known for playing the ...

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Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) Slated For West End Transfer

Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) Slated For West End Transfer

London buzz, indeed! The Theatre Royal Bath production of In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) will transfer to the West End’s St. James Theatre beginning November 13. The production will star Edward Bennett and Flora Montgomery, reprising their roles as Leo Irving and Sabrina Daldry, respectively. Tony nominee Sarah Woodward will join the cast as Annie. Additional casting ...

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The Holy Grail! Queen's Brian May to Play God On Screen in Monty Python's Spamalot in London

The Holy Grail! Queen's Brian May to Play God On Screen in Monty Python's Spamalot in London

Legendary Queen guitarist and We Will Rock You producer Brian May is set to join the West End's "Summer of Spamalot Charity Gods" lineup, in which a rotating round of celebrities film the part of God to be shown at each performance of Monty Python's Spamalot for a week at a time. May's pre-recorded role will run September 9 through ...

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Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer & More to Lead World Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Stephen Ward

Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer & More to Lead World Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Stephen Ward

The season's hottest scandal has found its players! Casting is complete for the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical Stephen Ward in the West End, based on the Profumo affair of 1963. Alexander Hanson and Charlotte Spencer will lead the production as osteopathic physician Stephen Ward and showgirl Christine Keeler, respectively, with West End newcomer Charlotte Blackledge taking ...

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Robert Vaughn, Martin Shaw & More to Lead New West End Adaptation of Twelve Angry Men

Robert Vaughn, Martin Shaw & More to Lead New West End Adaptation of Twelve Angry Men

Guilty or not guilty? Oscar nominee Robert Vaughn, Martin Shaw, Jeff Fahey and Nick Moran will star in a West End production of Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men, beginning November 7 at the Garrick Theatre. Opening night is set for November 11, directed by Christopher Haydon. Prior to landing in the West End, the production will play the Birmingham Repertory ...

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Aayyy! Ben Freeman to Star as The Fonz in the U.K. Premiere and National Tour of Happy Days Musical

Aayyy! Ben Freeman to Star as The Fonz in the U.K. Premiere and National Tour of Happy Days Musical

West End favorite Ben Freeman will take on the iconic role of The Fonz in the U.K. premiere and national tour of Happy Days — A New Musical, alongside Cheryl Baker as Mrs. Cunningham and the previously announced Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero. Directed and choreographed by Olivier nominee Andrew Wright, the show will launch a national tour following ...

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Glitter and Be Gay! Candide to Open This Fall at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory

Glitter and Be Gay! Candide to Open This Fall at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory

Candide will bring a taste of the New World to London’s Menier Chocolate Factory beginning November 22. Directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Adam Cooper, the production is slated to play a limited engagement through February 22, 2014. Candide features music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Richard Wilbur, a book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler and additional lyrics ...

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Alan Morrissey Joins Nigel Harman & Cynthia Erivo in London Premiere of I Can’t Sing!, The X Factor Musical

Alan Morrissey Joins Nigel Harman & Cynthia Erivo in London Premiere of I Can’t Sing!, The X Factor Musical

British stage and screen actor Alan Morrissey will audition for Simon Cowell in the wacky X Factor musical I Can’t Sing!, slated to premiere February 27, 2014, in the West End. Opening night is set for March 26 at the London Palladium. Morrissey joins previously announced Olivier winner Nigel Harman as infamous X Factor judge Simon Cowell and Cynthia Erivo ...

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Nigel Harman to Play Simon Cowell in Wacky West End X Factor Musical I Can’t Sing

Nigel Harman to Play Simon Cowell in Wacky West End X Factor Musical I Can’t Sing

Olivier winner Nigel Harman will channel infamous reality TV judge Simon Cowell in the new musical I Can’t Sing—The X Factor Musical, according to U.K.’s Daily Mail.

Thankfully for director Sean Foley and writers Steve Brown and Harry Hill, the toughest critic of all—Cowell himself—approves of the casting choice. “The hardest thing was: how do you find someone ...

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Tori Amos on the Lessons She Learned Composing the ‘Dark’ and ‘Brave’ New Musical The Light Princess

Tori Amos on the Lessons She Learned Composing the ‘Dark’ and ‘Brave’ New Musical The Light Princess

While working on her first musical The Light Princess, singer-songwriter Tori Amos received some important advice from Nicholas Hytner, artistic director of the National Theatre: “Writing a musical is a glorious nightmare.” Amos has now experienced this bittersweet process firsthand, having spent five years writing and rewriting The Light Princess for the London stage, only to have it postponed ...

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Trevor Ashley's Cabaret Show Liza (On an E) Set to Return to the West End; U.K. Tour Announced

Trevor Ashley's Cabaret Show Liza (On an E) Set to Return to the West End; U.K. Tour Announced

Break out your favorite red sequined suit! Following his West End debut earlier this year at the Vaudeville Theatre, Australian stage star Trevor Ashley is bringing his solo show Liza (On an E) to London for a one-night return at the Lyric Theatre on October 7 before heading off on a short U.K. tour. Directed and co-written by Dean ...

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Stage Adaptation of Children's Book The Snail and the Whale Sets International Tour, West End Holiday Run

Stage Adaptation of Children's Book The Snail and the Whale Sets International Tour, West End Holiday Run

Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler’s beloved children’s book The Snail and the Whale is coming to the stage! A music-filled adaptation will launch a U.K. tour—which will then play America, Canada, Dubai and Bermuda—beginning at Jacksons Lane in London on September 7, 2013.  will then play a Christmas run at the St. James Theatre in the West End ...

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Miss Saigon Revival Sets Dates at London’s Prince Edward Theatre

Miss Saigon Revival Sets Dates at London’s Prince Edward Theatre

Miss Saigon fans, the wait is over! A new revival of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s beloved musical will begin previews on May 3, 2014 at London’s Prince Edward Theatre. Directed by Laurence Connor, the new production will feature musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt. No casting or opening night has been announced.

“Of all ...

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Amanda Coutts and Rolan Bell Join West End Hit We Will Rock You

Amanda Coutts and Rolan Bell Join West End Hit We Will Rock You

Yes, they’re having a good time, and they don’t want to stop at all! We Will Rock You vets Amanda Coutts and Rolan Bell are joining the musical’s long-running West End production beginning October 7. Coutts will return to the role of Meat, and Bell will play Britney. Directed by Ben Elton, the futuristic Queen musical continues at London’s Dominion ...

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Les Miserables Creators Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg to Bring Revamped Martin Guerre to the West End

Les Miserables Creators Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg to Bring Revamped Martin Guerre to the West End

Les Miserables and Miss Saigon creators Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg are currently working on a “deep rewrite” of their 1996 musical Martin Guere, according to U.K. website The Stage. The composers hope to bring their production to the West End as early as 2014. No dates or theater have been set.

Martin Guerre features a book by Schonberg ...

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Isla Blair and Nicholas Day to Lead The Lyons in London; Complete Cast Announced

Isla Blair and Nicholas Day to Lead The Lyons in London; Complete Cast Announced

Isla Blair and Nicholas Day will star as Rita and Ben Lyons, the pair of dysfunctional,hysterical parents, in the London premiere of Nicky Silver’s comedy The Lyons. Helmed by the show’s Broadway director, Mark Brokaw, the production will run at the Menier Chocolate Factory from September 19 through November 16.

In addition to Blair and Day, the cast will ...

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Max Irons, Rachel Tucker and Shaun Williamson to Lead U.K. Premiere of Beau Willimon’s Political Drama Farragut North

Max Irons, Rachel Tucker and Shaun Williamson to Lead U.K. Premiere of Beau Willimon’s Political Drama Farragut North

Max Irons, Rachel Tucker and EastEnders star Shaun Williamson are headlining the forthcoming U.K. premiere of Beau Willimon’s political thriller Farragut North. Directed by Guy Unsworth, the play will run at the Southwark Playhouse from September 11 through October 5, 2013, with opening night set for September 13.

Named for a Washington, D.C. subway stop, Farragut North tells ...

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Jessica Raine, Linda Bassett & More Set for Roots Revival at the Donmar Warehouse

Jessica Raine, Linda Bassett & More Set for Roots Revival at the Donmar Warehouse

English stage and screen actress Jessica Raine will lead James Macdonald’s revival of Arnold Wesker’s Roots at the Donmar Warhouse. The production runs October 3 through November 30, with an press opening on October 8.

In addition to Raine as Beatie Bryant, the production will co-star Linda Bassett as her mother Mrs. Bryant, David Burke as Stan Mann, Lisa Ellis ...

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