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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
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One of my highlights of London's theatrical calendar is always the annual musical produced by the Open Air Theatre at Regent's Park. There have been some wonderful offerings in years gone by, including 'The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess,' 'Crazy For You,' 'Into The Woods,' and 'Hello Dolly!', and this year is certainly no exception.

From The X Factor to the West End
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Despite the short-lived tenure of X Factor-themed musical 'I Can't Sing!' at the London Palladium, former X Factor contestants themselves have not shyed away from treading the boards in Theatreland.

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Football-Mad in the West End!
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It seems as if England is once again being swept by a wave of Girl Power fever at the moment... And No, we're not referring to the Spice Girls' Viva Forever! We're talking about Womens' football! The sport is finally getting the recognition, respect and media attention it deserves, as the England team (aka 'The Lionesses') roars on over the pond at the World Cup in Canada.

Aladdin heading to the West End in Summer 2016?
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Broadway hit musical Aladdin, will be flying into the Prince Edward Theatre in summer 2016, according to Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail. The theatre is currently home to Miss Saigon. A West End transfer has long been rumoured for Disney's screen-to-stage musical, currently playing to sold out houses on Broadway night after night.

“A Handbag?” London's Latest Lady Bracknell
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Oscar Wilde's most famous play The Importance of Being Earnest is set to make a welcome return to London's West End this week, when performances begin at the Vaudeville Theatre. Subtitled “a trivial comedy for serious people” the play holds historic and cultural significances, especially with regards to Oscar Wilde's life in London.

The West End's Best Children's Shows this Summer!
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With the summer holidays on the horizon, anxious parents everywhere are looking for ways to keep their children entertained throughout the extended break. London's West End is famous for housing some of the most popular plays and musicals, but did you know that it is also home to some of the best children's shows in the country, offering a wide selection of productions that appeal to children of all ages?

The 69th Annual Tony Awards - The Best Bits
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The Tony Awards are the highlight of the theatrical calender in New York City, and celebrate the very best of the past Broadway season. Much like London's Olivier Awards, top musicals and plays compete in a number of categories that eventually see the Best New Play and Best Musical gain a box office boost that more often than not go on to become sell out hits.

The Curious Incident of the Broadway Smash!
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As the National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time approaches the first anniversary of its tenure at the Gielgud Theatre and the new additions to the cast are in rehearsal to assume their roles from the 22nd June on the West End stage, I thought I would briefly take a look at the play's overwhelming success on

Further casting revealed for Kenneth Branagh's The Winter's Tale
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Further casting has been announced for The Winter's Tale which runs at the Garrick Theatre, opening the inaugural season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company. Joining the previously announced Judi Dench as Paulina and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes are: Jessie Buckley as Perdita, Miranda Raison as Hermione, Tom Bateman as Florizel and Hadley Fraser as Polixenes. The play runs between 17th October 2015 and 16th January 2016.

Show Of The Month Feature: A Day In The Life Of Miss Saigon's Eva Noblezada
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This June, Miss Saigon is our Show of the Month. Cameron Mackintosh's brand new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon continues to delight audiences at the Prince Edward Theatre as the revival enters its second year in London's West End. One of the world's most popular musicals, the show has been enjoyed by audiences around the globe and this new production was recently nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.

Forever Neverland
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Last week I journeyed to Neverland... That is, I made a trip to the outstanding, new production of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park. It got me to thinking about our ongoing love for the boy who never grew up and the fantasy of Neverland itself. What gives this tale its endless longevity?