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The Audience returns to the West End - starring Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen
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Peter Morgan's award-winning play, The Audience, will return to the West End in 2015. A new version of Stephen Daldry's production - starring Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen - will preview at the Apollo Theatre from 21 April 2015, with press night on 5 May 2015 and is booking to 25 July 2015.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre announces their 2015 season
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Peter Pan, The Lord of the Flies, The Seagull and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers make up the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre’s 2015 season. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday 9th December. J.M. Barrie’s PETER PAN will kick off the season on Friday 15 May 2015 running until Sunday 14 June. Artistic Director Timothy Sheader will rediscover the original stage play, creating a Never Land where danger stalks dreams and adventure breeds mischief, imagination takes flight in this darkly comic tale.

East Is East Opens This Wednesday At Trafalgar Studios
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The eagerly-anticipated revival of Ayub Khan Din's much-loved culture-clash comedy East Is East has its official opening at London's Trafalgar Studios this Wednesday 15 October. Jane Horrocks stars as Ella in up-and-coming director Sam Yates' production, which is part of the second of Jamie Lloyd's Trafalgar Transformed seasons, and the first Trafalgar Transformed play not to be directed by Lloyd himself.

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The Lion King To Celebrate 15 Years In The West End This Sunday
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There's a big day coming for the West End's biggest cat: this Sunday 19 October Disney's The Lion King will celebrate its 15th anniversary at the Lyceum Theatre.

Halloween: Spooky Show, Terrifying Audience
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I love Halloween. Call it arrested development, but I do. I was a gruesome kid in many ways, with a penchant for staying up late to watch horror double-bills on TV, building model kits of giant praying mantises devouring New York, and leaping out of the shadows at the top of the stairs to scare the living daylights out of my sisters. Dressing up as a skeleton and scrounging off the neighbours felt more like Christmas to me than Christmas itself. Old habits die hard, I guess.

David Arnold: Made In Dagenham's Maestro Speaks
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David Arnold has garnered international renown as the composer of the scores for five James Bond movies and the music for TV's Sherlock, not to mention dozens of other high-profile film, TV and music projects on which he's collaborated with artists as diverse as David McAlmont, Iggy Pop and Adele.

Bend It Like Beckham Musical Tipped For West End In Spring 2015
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British film director Gurinder Chadha’s long-awaited stage musical version of her 2002 movie comedy Bend It Like Beckham is strongly rumoured to be kicking off at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre in 2015. 

Once The Musical Closing In March 2015
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The producers of Tony and Olivier-award-winning musical Once have announced that the show will finish its West End run at the Phoenix Theatre on 21 March 2015, following Ronan Keating’s replacement of David Hunter as Guy, which officially begins on 25 November following a week of previews from 17 November. 

Arthur Darvill Is Long John Silver In The National's Treasure Island
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No jokes about 'ARRRHH!'-rated theatre productions please. Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless tale of buccaneers and buried booty Treasure Island is coming to the NT's Olivier Theatre this Christmas in a new dramatization for families by Bryony Lavery.

Emma Hatton Will Play Wicked's Elphaba From Feb 2015
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Further to the recent news that Jennifer DiNoia will be succeeding Kerry Ellis as Elphaba in Wicked this month, it's been announced that Emma Hatton will in turn follow DiNoia in the role of the green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from 2 February 2015.

Aaron Tveit For Menier's Assassins, Plus Further Casting Announced
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Broadway star Aaron Tveit (pictured) is set to make his British stage debut on 21 November at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, when he takes up the mantle of Abraham Lincoln’s killer John Wilkes Booth in a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins.

The Railway Children Steams Into Kings Cross Station
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The lavish, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children is returning to London, where it will commence previews in a dedicated venue at Kings Cross Station on 16 December with a press night on 14 January.