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the misanthrope
press night

keira knightley (jennifer) makes her stage debut playing a spoilt hollywood film star opposite damian lewis (alceste) in an updated version of moliere's 17th-century comedy, directed by thea sharrock at the comedy theatre
the institute of directors
harold pinter theatre

after party

bertie carvel (rupert cadell), blake ritson (wyndham brandon), alex waldmann (charles granillo) and henry lloyd-hughes (kenneth raglan) star in the revival of patrick hamilton's classic thriller at the almeida theatre
almeida theatre

oliver! the musical
cast change
griff rhys jones

double olivier award winner griff rhys jones takes on fagin while nine year old edward cooke assumes the title role at the theatre royal in drury lane
theatre royal drury lane

matthew bourne's swan lake
press night

matthew bourne's modern re-interpretation of swan lake returns to where it all started, sadler's wells, for a limited xmas season and stars richard winsor and jonathan olliver alternating the role of the swan
sadler's wells

after party

bob golding stars as eric morecambe in this single-hander at the duchess theatre until january.
duchess theatre
pj's bar

dress rehearsal

the imagine theatre and penny rock production stars graham kent (widow twankey), oliver seymour-marsh (aladdin), bill geraghty (abanazar) and jess robinson (spirit of the ring/hee shee/shee hee)
shaw theatre

after party

michael grandage directs alfred molina (mark rothko) and eddie redmayne (ken) in the world premiere of john logan's red at the donmar warehouse
donmar warehouse

2010 whatsonstage.com awards

nominations for our tenth annual whatsonstage.com awards, the 'theatregoers' choice', will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony held today at the west end's cafe de paris
cafe de paris

peter pan
o2 arena transfer

peter pan flies into the meridian gardens at the o2 this christmas, starring jonathan hyde (captain hook/mr darling), abby ford (wendy darling) and ciaran kellgren (peter pan) , after a successful run in kensington gardens this summer
the o2 arena

sweet charity
after party

matthew white's sweet charity stars tamzin outhwaite (charity hope valentine), josefina gabrielle (nickie/ursula) and mark umbers (charlie/vittorio vidal/oscar lindquist) at the menier chocolate factory
menier chocolate factory

cat on a hot tin roof
press night

the broadway production of tennessee williams' pulitzer prize-winning classic cat on a hot tin roof comes to london starring james earl jones (big daddy), phylicia rashad (big mama), sanaa lathan (maggie) and adrian lester (brick)
novello theatre
paramount club


the launch of bushgreen.org, the first online play publishing website by the bush theatre, with support of the jerwood charitable foundation, at the jerwood space
jerwood space

the priory
after party

a new play by michael wynne about a group of thirtysomethings at a new year's eve party in the country, directed by jeremy herrin and starring rupert penry-jones (carl), joseph millson (daniel), jessica hynes (kate) and rachael stirling (rebecca)
royal court theatre

la clique
roundhouse transfer

hit west end show la clique transfers to the roundhouse in camden for a limited season and features mario queen of the circus, ursula martinez, the wau wau sisters, meow meow and carl-einar hackner

a christmas carol
after party

gareth hale is joined by simon lipkin, rebecca thornhill and michael matus for a christmas carol at the arts theatre, a musical version of the classic festive tale
arts theatre

2009 evening standard theatre awards

the royal court dominates with four awards from its 11 nominations, including best actor for mark rylance, while lenny henry picks up best newcomer
royal opera house

swing on a star
curtain call

jonathan pryce is joined on stage by michael ball and alfred molina for the curtain call of swing on a star at the bloomsbury theatre in aid of friends united network
bloomsbury theatre

jest end
press night

a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the west end's most popular musicals including sister act, jersey boys, les miserables, oliver, hairspray, priscilla, billy elliot and more
paramount club
jermyn street theatre

after party

court regular mike bartlett offers up his new play about a guy who takes a break from his boyfriend and meets the girl of his dreams. cast includes ben whishaw and katherine parkinson while james macdonald directs
royal court theatre

public property
after party

nigel harman (larry), robert daws (geoffrey) and steven webb (jamie) star in sam peter jackson's play about a darkly comic tale of a newsreader engaged in a fierce powerplay with his publicist as the paparazzi bay at the door
trafalgar studios

mixed up north
after party

written by robin soans and directed by max stafford-clark, mixed up north is based on real events in the lancashire mill town of burnley where trish sets up a youth theatre group to bring asian and white teenagers together
wilton's music hall

gate theatre
30th anniversary gala

the gate theatre celebrates 30 years as notting hill's local theatre with a fundraising gala hosted by former artistic director stephen daldry at porchester hall
porchester hall

seize the day
after party

diane abbott hobnobs with debbie allen, eamonn walker, author kwame kwei-armah and the cast for a traditional press night curry upstairs at the tricycle
tricycle theatre

2009 tma theatre awards

best performance in a play goes to anna francolini for her lead performance in the prime of miss jean brodie and alexandra silber collects best performance in a musical for carousel at the 2009 tma theatre awards
lyric theatre
lyric hammersmith

la cage aux folles
first birthday

john barrowman (albin/zaza) and simon burke (georges) lead the celebrations as the cast complete a year at the playhouse theatre
playhouse theatre

mrs klein
after party

nicholas wright's witty and poignant study of mother starring clare higgins (mrs klein), nicola walker (paula) and zoe waites (melitta), directed by thea sharrock
almeida theatre

legally blonde
wear it pink day

the london cast of legally blonde, including sheridan smith (elle), duncan james (warner) and peter davison (callahan), raise awareness for breast cancer campaign's wear it pink day
duthy hall studios

arturo brachetti: change
press night

italian quick-change artist arturo brachetti brings his new one-man show change to the garrick theatre
garrick theatre
national gallery cafe

not the messiah: 40 years of monty python

michael palin, terry jones and terry gilliam join eric idle at the royal albert hall for not the messiah (he's a very naughty boy) to celebrate 40 years of monty python
royal albert hall

the rise & fall of little voice
press night

x factor finalist diana vickers (little voice) makes her stage acting debut, as lesley sharp (mari hoff) and marc warren (ray say) co-star in terry johnson's production at the vaudeville theatre
jewel bar, maiden lane
vaudeville theatre

cat on a hot tin roof

tony winner james earl jones (big daddy), voice of darth vader, phylicia rashad (big mama), clair huxtable in the cosby show, adrian lester (brick), mickey bricks in hustle, sanaa lathan (maggie 'the cat'), landau in nip/tuck and emmy & golden globe winner debbie allen (director), lydia grant in fame, launch cat on a hot tin roof
dominion theatre

the lion king
10th anniversary

david cameron attends the 10th anniversary gala performance of the lion king at the lyceum theatre
lyceum theatre
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