London Theatre News

A View From The Bridge transfers 16 February 2015

It has been officially confirmed that, following an extended, sell-out season at the Young Vic earlier this year, Ivo van Hove's acclaimed revival of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge starring Mark Strong will transfer to the West End's Wydnham's Theatre on Monday 16 February 2015, following public previews from 11 February. In Brooklyn New York, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Italian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie's jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret - one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. When this production was seen at the Young Vic Paul Taylor in the Independent praised it as being "unforgettable" and Henry Hitchings in the London Evening Standard hailed it as being a "magnificent, electrifying production." A View From The Bridge will play at the Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited season up to Saturday 11 April 2015.

White Christmas: "an explosion of song & high-energy hoofing"

The stage version of the classic Irving Berlin movie White Christmas opened at the Dominion Theatre on Wednesday 12 November 2014 starring Aled Jones and Tom Chambers. Two successful Broadway partners stay at a ski resort in Vermont, but as there is no snow, there are no other guests - so they arrange to stage their Broadway bound revue at the resort. When the production opened Dominic Cavendish in the Daily Telegraph ssaid it "seemingly compresses 12 days' worth of hearty good cheer into two and a half hours" while Lyn Gardner in the Guardian highlighted that "it liberally sprinkles snowflakes and cosiness and throws in an explosion of song and high-energy hoofing." White Christmas plays for a strictly limited holiday season at the Dominion Theatre up to Saturday 3 January 2015.

My Night With Reg transfers 23 January 2015

The Donmar Warehouse's acclaimed production of Robert Hastie's 20th Anniversary revival of Kevin Elyot's comedy My Night With Reg transfers to the West End's Apollo Theatre on Friday 23 January 2015, following public previews from 17 January. Set in the Summer 1985 when a group of old and new friends gather to party through the night, but their world is about to change forever. When this production opened at the Donmar Warehouse in August 2015 Patrick Marmion in the Daily Mail hailed it as "a landmark production of a landmark play" and Sarah Hemming in the Financial Times hailed it as a "touching and superbly acted revival." The entire cast from the Donmar reprise their roles in the West End transfer of My Night With Reg which will run for a strictly limited season up to Saturday 11 April 2015.

Urinetown The Musical to close two weeks early

It has been announced that the musical Urinetown, currently playing at the the Apollo Theatre, will close two weeks earlier than expected on Sturday 10 January 2015 after a run of 14 weeks in the West End. Set sometime in the near future in a world where the privilege to pee has become a punishable offence, the show transferred to the West End following a run at the St James Theatre in Victoria. Fiona Mountford in the London Evening Standard praised this "sparky production full of notable ensemble pizzazz that revels in the piece's gleeful self-referentiality." It has also been announced that Phill Jupitus will be joining the cast in the role of 'Caldwell B. Cladwell' from Monday 1 December 2014, while Jenna Russell who is currently playing the role of 'Penelope Pennywise' will be leaving on Saturday 29 November 2014. Urinetown The Musical continues at the Apollo Theatre up to Saturday 10 December 2014.

Made in Dagenham: "witty, fun, fitfully inventive and distinctly English"

The new musical comedy Made in Dagenham, adapted for the stage from the hit 2010 British movie, opened at the Adelphi Theatre on Wednesday 5 November 2015. Adapted from the film by Richard Bean with original songs by David Arnold and Richard Thomas, the show is inspired by the true story in 1968 of the women workers at the Ford car plant in Dagenham, Essex, who were the first women to challenge for equal pay leading to them going on strike and winning their case. When it opened Quentin Letts in the Daily Mail hailed it as being "witty, fun, fitfully inventive and distinctly English... with its feel-good approach to a long-won battle for fairness, this show will win plenty of friends out for an evening’s easy entertainment." Made in Dagenham is currently booking up to Saturday 28 March 2015.

October 2014 News