West End

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical review – wonderfully wild but close to karaoke
With pyrotechnics, a looming elephant, scenery to die for and a cast with energy to burn, this revival only falters when it tries to update the tunes

Kate Wyver

20, Jan, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Hex: National Theatre cancels opening night of Covid-cursed musical
‘Blighted’ by pandemic, Rufus Norris’s festive production will end current run without a press night but return in November

Chris Wiegand

06, Jan, 2022 @1:08 PM

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Jack Hedley obituary
Veteran stage and screen actor who appeared in numerous 1970s TV drama series including Colditz and Who Pays the Ferryman?

Anthony Hayward

22, Dec, 2021 @7:22 PM

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The Guardian view on Covid-hit arts: there is a solution | Editorial
Editorial: A short-time work scheme would help freelancers when the going gets tough


22, Dec, 2021 @6:30 PM

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‘Hanging on by our fingertips’: theatres fear Omicron’s impact on festive season
With a surge in cancellations across the country, the new strain of Covid might be the biggest threat to the UK’s stage industry yet

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

16, Dec, 2021 @2:21 PM

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Covid outbreaks force string of West End cancellations
The Lion King, Life of Pi and the National’s Hex among shows affected during crucial festive season

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

14, Dec, 2021 @5:44 PM

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The Guardian view on musicals: joy and more | Editorial
Editorial: Musical theatre, which is not always taken as seriously as it deserves, is having a moment


05, Dec, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Stephen Sondheim obituary
Lyricist of West Side Story who went on to write music and lyrics for acclaimed works including Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods

Tom Sutcliffe

28, Nov, 2021 @1:05 PM

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The stars with Down’s syndrome lighting up our screens: ‘People are talking about us instead of hiding us away’
From Line of Duty to Mare of Easttown, a new generation of performers are breaking through. Meet the actors, models and presenters leading a revolution in representation

Hayley Maitland

27, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Stephen Sondheim: a daring and dazzling musical theatre icon
The American composer and lyricist, who has died aged 91, shaped the musical artform with his wise, witty and extravagantly clever work

Mark Lawson

26, Nov, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Fishnets, French kisses and fireworks: inside Moulin Rouge! The Musical
After winning 10 Tony awards on Broadway, an adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s high-kicking, pop song-mashing film hits both the West End and Melbourne. Its creators draw back the red velvet curtain …

Lyndsey Winship

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘A total dream’: the mother-and-daughter stars of Les Mis and The Lion King
Chanice Alexander-Burnett stars as Fantine in the West End while 12-year-old Chanai Owusu-Ansah plays Young Nala up the road. The pair talk nerves, show tunes and homework

Anya Ryan

12, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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