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Discover The London Coliseum – London's Grandest Venue
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The ENO, based at London's Coliseum Theatre in the heart of the West End is one of city's largest and most impressive theatrical buildings. Seating over 2500 people across four levels the building has a rich and varied history, from the home of variety and entertainment to a cinema, and is now home to both the English National Ballet and the English National Opera.

TheatrePeople meets Jonathan 'Willy Wonka' Slinger
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This week we went down to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane to catch up with the West End's newest Willy Wonka, Jonathan Slinger, to find out how he's settling into the famous chocolatier's shoes in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical.

Exclusive interview with Sonia Friedman & Gurinder Chadha
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Tomorrow marks the very first preview performance of the world premiere of Bend It Like Beckham, so we sent our reporter Hayden Thomas down to the Phoenix Theatre for an exclusive chat with the show's multi Olivier and Tony Award-winning producer Sonia Friedman, as well as BAFTA-nominated creator, writer and director Gurinder Chadha.

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TheatrePeople meets Billy Elliot's Ruthie Henshall
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Today marks the 10th Anniversary of the Olivier and Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot - The Musical, which is still going strong at the West End's Victoria Palace Theatre. Fit for the occasion, we decided to get our reporter Hayden Thomas to have a chin-wag with Olivier Award winner and Billy's current leading lady Ruthie Henshall.

The Stage Critic Search 2015 in association with TheatrePeople
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TheatrePeople interviews Olivier winner Katie Brayben
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Our reporter Hayden Thomas recently caught up with the newly-crowned Olivier Award-winning 'Best Actress in a Musical' Katie Brayben, who is currently wowing audiences eight times a week as Carole King in the West End premiere of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre.

London Gets Kinky as Cast are Announced
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The eagerly anticipated 2013 Tony Award Winning Musical KINKY BOOTS which opens at the Adelphi Theatre later this summer has announced its full cast ahead of rehearsals for the show beginning in London.

Nicole Kidman brings “theatrical Viagra” back to the West End
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It has been announced that Academy Award Winner and Hollywood icon Nicole Kidman will make a welcome return to the West End stage later this year in a brand new production from The Michael Grandage Company at the Noel Coward Theatre. The star of stage and screen will feature in a brand new production of the play 'Photograph 51' by Anna Ziegler, which will be the UK première of the scientific drama.

TheatrePeople meets Jon Jon Briones, currently appearing in Miss Saigon
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As the 1 year anniversary of the West End revival of Miss Saigon hastily approaches, and a new cast begins rehearsals in preparation, I decided to take a trip down to the Prince Edward Theatre to get a word with one of the show's stars - Jon Jon Briones.

Broadway Baby! The Women of 'Follies'
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Next week the Broadway legend FOLLIES opens at the Royal Albert Hall for one day only featuring a host of inimitable performers from the UK and USA. Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's 1971 musical hasn't been seen in London since the original 1987 production at the Shaftesbury Theatre, making this a unique chance to see one of the celebrated composers grandest and most compelling musicals in a concert setting.

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.