West End

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‘Why can’t we do it?’: the Ringham brothers’ daring sound designs
Having settled the ‘sound wars’ of their childhood, Ben and Max Ringham reveal how they went from drum’n’bass maestros to prolific theatrical duo

Arifa Akbar

28, Jun, 2022 @11:20 AM

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Emilia Clarke: ‘The best place in the world is backstage at a theatre’
The Game of Thrones star on her self-doubt as the hit show took off, her decision to write about her brain aneurysms and showing her love through baking

Kathryn Bromwich

26, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘What happened to Free Willy?’ Cock ticket prices drop after shock at £400 seats
‘Dynamic pricing’ sees ticket costs fluctuate wildly for the acclaimed production’s final performances in the West End

Chris Wiegand

11, May, 2022 @3:08 PM

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‘The trembling is real’: how does it feel to sing a musical showstopper?
From Elsa letting it go in Frozen to Sally Bowles belting out Cabaret, the performers of the most barnstorming numbers in musicals share the thrill of bringing the house down

Miriam Gillinson

11, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Dennis Waterman obituary
Popular stage and screen actor best known for the much-loved television series The Sweeney, Minder and New Tricks

Michael Coveney

09, May, 2022 @12:42 PM

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‘I turned up as a snotty kid who looked right’: Tom Felton’s life after Harry Potter
Tom Felton struck gold when he was cast as Draco Malfoy, the evil schoolboy wizard, in the first Harry Potter film. Twenty years on, he’s still coming to terms with the franchise’s success – but first he’s on the West End stage in a ghost story that’s giving him the jitters

Michael Segalov

08, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the West End: a perilous business | Editorial
Editorial: The closure of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella is a sign of the fragility of theatre in the wake of Covid-19

Editorial

04, May, 2022 @5:26 PM

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Union demands compensation for Cinderella cast after sudden closure
Equity says ‘sacking by press release’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End show caused pain and distress

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

03, May, 2022 @4:25 PM

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella reopened the West End in style – its closure is no way to ‘build back better’
The composer’s glorious new musical deserves fuller audiences – and its talented workforce deserved to be given better warning about its future

Chris Wiegand

02, May, 2022 @3:58 PM

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Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cinderella to close in the West End
Shock news that show will end in June at London’s Gillian Lynne theatre brings heartache for company and those who had been due to join cast

Chris Wiegand

02, May, 2022 @8:21 AM

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Jennifer Piercey obituary
Other lives: Actor who worked with Alan Ayckbourn and appeared on TV in The Two of Us

Alan Strachan

01, May, 2022 @4:22 PM

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Mark Rylance calls out Tory arts cuts in new Jerusalem programme
The actor, who is reprising his role in Jez Butterworth’s celebrated play, points out that leading politicians’ school Eton has extensive theatre facilities

Chris Wiegand

29, Apr, 2022 @11:33 AM

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