West End

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James Norton to star in West End version of bestselling novel A Little Life
Author Hanya Yanagihara and director Ivo van Hove adapt ‘mesmerising’ story about effects of child abuse for London stage

Chris Wiegand

23, Nov, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Fleabag producer brings Berlusconi musical to London stage
‘Fierce, feminist’ show from Francesca Moody is written by former Grange Hill actors Ricky Simmonds and Simon Vaughan and tells an ‘almost true’ story

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

23, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘We put Disney in the bin’: Victoria Hamilton-Barritt on being theatre’s top Christmas villain
She starred in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights while eight months pregnant and played Cinderella’s stepmother in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s abruptly closed musical. Now Hamilton-Barritt has bounced back as a tormented ogress in Hex

Chris Wiegand

22, Nov, 2022 @2:42 PM

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Operation Mincemeat: ‘little victory’ for fringe theatre as musical marches into West End
SpitLip’s award-winning show, based on an audacious episode of wartime espionage, takes over from The Woman in Black at the Fortune theatre

Natasha Tripney

21, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘It’s relatable’ … The Crown’s Emma Corrin on playing gender-swapping, time-travelling Orlando
The actor and the director Michael Grandage talk about how relevant their staging of Virginia Woolf’s classic work of gender fluidity feels – and remember their own queer battles

Claire Armitstead

15, Nov, 2022 @4:32 PM

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The Woman in Black to close after 33 years on West End stage
‘A world of rising prices’ ushers in the final curtain for the second longest running non-musical play in London

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

09, Nov, 2022 @12:51 PM

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Leslie Phillips obituary
Veteran stage and screen actor known for his roles in the Carry On films, the Doctor series and voicing the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter

Michael Coveney

08, Nov, 2022 @5:21 PM

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Aidan Turner and Jenna Coleman to star in drama about a word-rationed world
The actors will bring a revival of Sam Steiner’s 2015 play Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons to London, Manchester and Brighton, directed by Josie Rourke

Chris Wiegand

08, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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James Roose-Evans obituary
Founder director of the Hampstead theatre club who brought landmark productions to the London stage

Michael Coveney

04, Nov, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Vardy v Rooney: ‘Wagatha Christie’ play to hit West End stage
Producer says trial asked questions about boundaries between privacy and celebrity and what it is to be a Wag

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

20, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Sophie Okonedo to play Medea at new West End theatre
The production, beginning next February, will be directed by Dominic Cooke for @sohoplace in London

Chris Wiegand

19, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘I totally fondled her Oscar!’: Jemima Rooper on larking around with Angela Lansbury
In 2014 the legendary US grande dame – who died this month – returned to the theatre in Blithe Spirit. Her co-star remembers their Christmas together and getting the giggles on stage

Interview by Chris Wiegand

17, Oct, 2022 @2:39 PM

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