West End

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The case of the Covid-compliant murder: how The Mousetrap is snapping back to life
Agatha Christie’s snowbound whodunnit is the world’s longest-running play. Now it’s leading the big reopening – with a double cast and no kissing

Mark Lawson

05, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘I wanted to capture the joy’: J’Ouvert writer Yasmin Joseph on bringing Europe’s biggest carnival to the stage
Joseph’s soca-saturated play about three young women losing themselves to the best and worst at Notting Hill carnival parades into the West End and on to our screens

Claire Armitstead

27, Apr, 2021 @5:03 PM

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Theatre newcomers get their chance to shine as London’s West End reopens
Impresario Nica Burns is giving 23 young producers their big break with a showcase at top London venues

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Apr, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Peter Capaldi and Sheila Atim among rotating cast in Constellations revival
Star-studded new run of acclaimed two-hander will use four pairs of actors, with Zoë Wanamaker and Chris O’Dowd also signed up

Chris Wiegand

09, Apr, 2021 @10:37 AM

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Talawa theatre company: 'It's time to double down on Black Lives Matter pledges'
The minds behind Britain’s oldest black theatre group discuss pulling out of Birmingham Rep when it became a Nightingale court – and their plans to conquer the West End

Arifa Akbar

26, Mar, 2021 @7:06 PM

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Rafe Spall to star in West End premiere of To Kill a Mockingbird
Spall will replace Rhys Ifans as Atticus Finch in production opening at the Gielgud theatre in March 2022

Chris Wiegand

26, Mar, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Seun Shote, 'superbly talented' actor, dies unexpectedly aged 47
Shote appeared on the West End, television and stages across the UK, and was artistic director of Orísun Productions, focusing on talent from the African diaspora

Chris Wiegand

17, Mar, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Patti LuPone meets Jonathan Bailey: ‘You’re the biggest star in the world!’
The stars of Netflix’s Bridgerton and Hollywood talk about singing in the shower, the alchemy of the theatre – and why no one in Stephen Sondheim’s Company would ask LuPone to dance

Chris Wiegand

16, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sonia Friedman unveils season of West End plays for 'bold new world'
Gemma Arterton and Emma Corrin will be among cast in set of dramas confronting urgent issues

Chris Wiegand

12, Mar, 2021 @12:28 PM

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Trevor Peacock obituary
Actor and songwriter best known for playing Jim Trott in the BBC’s comedy series The Vicar of Dibley

Michael Coveney

09, Mar, 2021 @4:48 PM

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Tim Rice: 'Evita was a bonkers idea'
As the great songwriter prepares to take Jesus Christ Superstar on a 50th birthday tour, he talks about penning hits, his idea for a new musical – and drinking from Lloyd Webber’s Georgian wine glasses

Rob Walker

14, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'He did love his dressing gowns': Noël Coward's private life goes on display
The playwright’s silk robes, preserved for 60 years, form part of a fascinating collection – including letters and photographs – open to the public in London next month

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

20, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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