West End

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Leslie Bricusse obituary
Oscar-winning composer and lyricist known for his hugely successful songs for Willy Wonka and Doctor Dolittle

Michael Coveney

20, Oct, 2021 @2:08 PM

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Having a ball: the fairytale couple at heart of West End’s revival
Carrie Hope Fletcher is the star of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella; Oliver Ormson is in Disney’s Frozen. The pair discuss romance, musicals and returning to the stage amid theatre’s crisis

Chris Wiegand

09, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Jodie Comer to make West End debut in one-woman drama about sexual assault
The Killing Eve star will play a barrister who defends men of rape, until she is assaulted herself, in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s Prima Facie

Harriet Sherwood Arts correspondent

01, Oct, 2021 @11:59 AM

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Arinzé Kene on playing Bob Marley: ‘You can’t just sit back and enjoy my work. I want you to be challenged’
The actor and playwright is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting faces of British theatre. Now he’s stepping into the shoes of Bob Marley in the new West End musical Get Up, Stand Up!

Lanre Bakare

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘We didn’t want to do a Grease’: how Everybody’s Talking About Jamie became a film
How do you turn hit musicals like Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Dear Evan Hansen into films? You axe songs, throw out plots and don’t worry about anyone’s favourite bit

Ryan Gilbey

20, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Amy Adams to make her West End debut in The Glass Menagerie
Hollywood actor will perform at Duke of York’s theatre, London, as Amanda Wingfield in one of Tennessee Williams’ most autobiographical plays

Chris Wiegand

13, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Back to the Future: The Musical review – the car’s the star
This is a splashy theatre-film mashup, with gravity-defying effects, cute quirks and offbeat gags

Arifa Akbar

13, Sep, 2021 @10:59 PM

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‘Up yours, Covid!’ Roger Bart on playing ‘Doc’ Emmett Brown
Fire up the DeLorean! The Desperate Housewives actor is playing the time-travelling scientist in the Back to the Future musical – now he can finally sing in Christopher Lloyd’s accent

Ryan Gilbey

13, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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West End theatres bank on staging a revival with big-budget productions
As venues try to bounce back, will Covid’s impact on schedules mean the end of the midweek matinee?

Mark Sweney

13, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Digested week: after 18 months, being part of an audience left me a mess
This week an 80-year-old woman began a 600-mile trek, while a night at the theatre had me out of action for days

Lucy Mangan

10, Sep, 2021 @11:20 AM

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Frozen review – stunning musical extravaganza creates its own magic
Beyond the visual thrills and powerful ballads, this adaptation brings an unexpected depth to the relationship between two tortured sisters

Arifa Akbar

08, Sep, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Dilys Watling obituary
Vivacious stage and screen actor who was a stalwart of West End shows and TV entertainment programmes

Anthony Hayward

31, Aug, 2021 @4:57 PM

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