Director Jamie Lloyd has revealed that plans for a second season of plays at the Trafalgar Studios are currently under way, following the success of last year's season of Macbeth, The Hot House and The Pride. The new season will run for a full year and will feature a mix of both classical and contemporary works.
Angela Lansbury stars in Michael Blakemore's revival of Noel Coward's comedy Blithe Spirit which opened at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014. Charles Spencer in The Daily Telegraph highlighted that "Angela Lansbury brings astonishing energy and comic panache to her performance." Paul Taylor in The Independent calls it a "wittily assured production" and The Daily Mail's Quentin Letts says it's "a top-class show."
The National Theatre has revealed that their 'live' cinema presentation of the stage show War Horse has been seen by a record-breaking 125,000 people in the UK and a further 30,000 international - break the previous record set by the cinema broadcast of Helen Mirren in The Audience. The stage presentation of War Horse continues to play to packed audiences at the New London Theatre.
The musical The Commitments, which opened at the Palace Theatre last October, has now announced a new six month booking period covering performances up to 19 April 2015.
In a shock move, having just opened three weeks ago to positive notices and apparently good audiences, the West End production of The Full Monty at the Noel Coward Theatre has posted early closing notices for Saturday 29 March 2014 after a run of just five weeks.
Following a successful season at the Almeida Theatre, Headlong Theatre Company's production of George Orwell's 1984, adapted for the stage by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, transfers to the Playhouse Theatre on 8 May 2014, following public previews from 28 April.
Lucy Bailey's revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 17 July 2014, following public previews from 27 June 2014. Adapted by Simon Brett, this classic comedy is 'presented' in the West End by 'The Bunbury Company of Players' and features Nigel Havers and Siân Phillips in the cast.
Thea Sharrock's revival of David W Rintels' one-man play Clarence Darrow starring Kevin Spacey as the famous American lawyer opens at the Old Vic Theatre on 28 May 2014 for a limited season three week season up to 15 June 2014. Public booking opens on 8 April 2014.
Christopher Haydon's revival of Reginald Rose's jury room drama Twelve Angry Men has extended it's run by three months up to Saturday 14 June 2014. Tom Conti will be joining the cast as 'Juror 8' from Monday 31 March opposite Robert Vaughn and Jeff Fahey who are both continuing in the cast.
Following a successful season in Stratford, the RSC's production of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton, will open at London's Aldwych Theatre on 17 May 2014, following public previews from 1 May. It will be performed in repertory with Bring Up the Bodies.
Following a successful season in Stratford, the RSC's production of Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies, adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton, will open at London's Aldwych Theatre on 17 May 2014, following public previews from 7 May. It will be performed in repertory with Wolf Hall.
After a hugely successful 12 year run, the Queen musical We Will Rock You will finally close at the Dominion Theatre on Saturday 31 May 2014.
The Hampstead Theatre's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's darkly comic play Good People will transfer to the West End's Noel Coward Theatre on 15 April 2014, following public previews from 10 April. Jonathan Kent's production will play for a strictly limited 10 week season.
The hit West End musical Thriller Live at the Lyric Theatre has announced a new six month booking period covering performances up to 19 April 2015. The production originally opened in January 2009 and is currently play its sixth year in London's West End.
Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman's thriller Ghost Stories, which opened last month at the Arts Theatre has now added a new three month booking period covering performances up to Sunday 17 August 2014.
Ian Rickson's revival of Sophocles' Electra, in a version by Frank McGuinness, opens at the Old Vic Theatre on 1 October 2014, following public previews from 20 September. The production, which will play for a limited season up to 20 December 2014, stars Kristin Scott Thomas. Public booking opens on 8 April 2014.
Yael Farber's revival of Arthur Miller's classic play The Crucible opens at the Old Vic Theatre on 9 July 2014, following public previews from 24 June 2014. The production will play a limited season up to 13 September 2014. Public booking opens on 8 April 2014.