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Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company to become the Hottest Ticket in Town
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An exciting new theatre company are set to take the West End by storm, as The Garrick Theatre becomes the resident home of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company from October 2015 to November 2016. Tickets are now on sale for this extensive West End season which is already set to be one of the hottest tickets of the coming year.

2015 Olivier Award Winners
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The 39th annual Laurence Olivier Awards took place last night in a star studded ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. The awards are the biggest theatrical event of the year, with celebrities, actors and creative teams turning out in their droves to celebrate another season of fantastic theatre in London's West End.

TheatrePeople meets Haydn Gwynne at the Playhouse
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This week we sent our reporter Hayden Thomas (Twitter: @WestEndReporter) over the verge and down to the Playhouse Theatre to catch up with 2015 Olivier Award nominee Haydn Gwynne, who is currently starring in the West End premiere of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

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Arthur Miller Continues to Dominate the West End in his Centenary Year
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2015 marks the centenary of the birth of one of the greatest dramatists of the twentieth century – Arthur Miller. Born on 17 October 1915 in Harlem, New York City, to a Austrian Jewish immigrant family, Arthur grew up with relative wealth, before the Wall Street Crash of 1929 reversed his family fortunes, leaving him with nothing.

Billy Elliot – A Decade of Success
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Today, 31 March 2015, marks a decade since Billy Elliot the Musical opened for previews at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London's West End.

Here come the girls?
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Fans of Gary Barlow, Musical Theatre and partial nudity rejoice! It was officially announced on Sunday that a new musical version of the 2003 hit Brit-Flick Calendar Girls (now renamed simply as 'The Girls') is on its way.

Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd: Five reasons why you should swing your razor high
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Yesterday marked composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's 85th birthday. He is without question one of the most influential living contributors to the musical theatre form and his success and popularity seems to only be increasing. With a string of successful productions under his belt he is well known on either side of the Atlantic, as well as globally thanks to the many internationally recognisable titles he is responsible and part responsible for.

Everything's Coming Up Gypsy
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Don't miss the hottest musical to open this Spring...

Dreamgirls coming to the West End?
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And I am telling you... They are FINALLY coming to London! We may have to wait until 2016 or even 2017, but the seven-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical 'DREAMGIRLS' will at last have its long-awaited West End premiere, according to the Daily Mail.

Olivier Awards 2015 Nominees in full
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As this weekend proved that spring has certainly sprung – the new season can only mean one thing to theatre fans – the build up to the Olivier Awards. Theatreland's most glamorous evening takes place on Sunday 12 April in an exclusive star-studded event at the Royal Opera House, celebrating the finest plays, musicals, opera, dance and entertainment that the West End has seen over the past twelve months.