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September Spectacular Starts Here
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Summer’s come and gone in lickety-split fashion, but with sepia-and-russet September embracing us in its cool autumnal caress, now’s not the time to go into a seasonal slump. September offers boundless riches, not least the return of the Supermoon on the 9th and, er, International Talk Like A Pirate Day on the 19th.

Ruthie Henshall: 'I Truly Cannot Believe My Luck That I Get To Do This For A Living'
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Billy Elliot is TheatrePeople’s Show Of The Month this September. After nine years on stage, Stephen Daldry, Lee Hall and Elton John’s inspiring musical about a young northern lad who dreams of escaping his dying town and becoming a dancer remains a much-loved and perennially popular draw at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre.

Michael Flatley And Nadine Coyle Launch Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games At London Palladium
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Michael Flatley, the Irish-American dancer / choreographer who turned Irish dance into an international entertainment phenomenon in the ‘90s with Riverdance, launched the updated / upgraded version of his hit show Lord Of The Dance this morning at the London Palladium.

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Miss Saigon To Celebrate 25 Years With Gala Performance On 22 Sept
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Miss Saigon is set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its original London opening with a Gala performance on 22 September at the West End's Prince Edward Theatre. The cast of the current production, led by Eva Noblezada and Alistair Brammer, will be joined by members of the original cast for an all-star finale.

Full Casting Announced For East Is East At Trafalgar Studios
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Full casting has been announced for Sam Yates' new production of Ayub Khan Din's East Is East, which commences performances on 4 October at Trafalgar Studios prior to its official opening on 15 October.

Jeeves And Wooster Shutters In West End; Tours UK From September
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Award-winning comedy Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense is saying 'cheerio' to its residency at the West End's Duke Of York's Theatre on 20 September.

Miss Saigon’s Noblezada Joins Cast Of Philippines Benefit Show This Sunday
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Fans of Miss Saigon should make a bee-line for the Leicester Square Theatre this Sunday 17 August.

Richard Schiff, Nigel Lindsay Announced For Speed-the-Plow
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It's been announced that star of The West Wing Richard Schiff (pictured) and homegrown stager Nigel Lindsay will be joining Lindsay Lohan in the cast of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow when it commences performances at London's Playhouse Theatre on 24 September.

Denise Van Outen: Some Girl I Used To Know
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Denise Van Outen is bringing her one-woman show Some Girl I Used To Know to London's Arts Theatre for three weeks only from 22 August. The show reunites Essex's most talented glamour girl with writer / musician Terry Ronald following their successful collaboration on Rent: Remixed in 2007.

Lucy Punch To Star In Great Britain At Theatre Royal Haymarket
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Lucy Punch will play the leading role of Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean’s new play Great Britain. She's replacing Billie Piper, who essayed the part at the National Theatre earlier this year.

Full Casting Announced For Made In Dagenham
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Full casting has been announced for Made In Dagenham, the sixties-set musical starring Gemma Arterton that begins performances at the West End's Adelphi Theatre on 9 October. 

Wicked Young Writers' Awards Ceremony Takes Place At Apollo Victoria
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Some of Britain’s most promising young authors and poets assembled this afternoon at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre for the prize-giving ceremony of the Wicked Young Writers Awards.