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Tue 16 Sep 2014

New Cast Announced for The Commitments
Jamie Lloyd's production of The Commitments has announced new casting information for the production, which is currently running at the Palace Theatre where it is booking until 19 April 2015.
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Sunny Afternoon Extends Booking Period
The West End transfer of the Hampstead Theatre production of Sunny Afternoon, a new biographical musical based on the rise to fame of The Kinks, has extended its booking period to 31 Jan 2015.
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Sondheim's Sweeney Todd at the ENO
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel will star in the ENO's first musical staging at the London Coliseum for a limited run of 13 performances between 30 March and 12 April 2015.
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Young Vic Announces Two New Plays
The Young Vic have announced two new productions for their Maria Studio in 2015, Mike Bartlett's Bull, followed by Lippy by Bush Moukarzel and Mark O’Halloran.
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Review Forbidden Broadway - Vaudeville
Mark Shenton's review of Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre, where it has transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory, now starring Christina Bianco.
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Fringe & Other London...
Listen, We're Family at Wilton’s Music Hall
JW3 and Wilton’s Music Hall present a revival of Listen, We're Family, by Kerry Shale and Matthew Lloyd, at Wilton’s Music Hall in east London, from 14 to 25 October 2014.
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Saxon Court at the Southwark Playhouse
Made by Brick will present the world premiere of Saxon Court by Daniel Andersen at the Southwark Playhouse in south London from 19 Nov 2014 to 13 Dec, with an official opening on 24 Nov 2014.
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Mon 15 Sep 2014

'Tis Pity She's a Whore - Full Cast announced
Full casting has been announced for Michael Longhurst's upcoming production of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, from 23 Oct to 7 Dec 2014.
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West End transfer for Di and Viv and Rose
Hampstead Theatre's production of Amelia Bullmore's comedy, Di and Viv and Rose, will transfer to the West End's Vaudeville Theatre, from 22 January 2015, booking to 23 May 2015.
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Review of The Play That Goes Wrong
Mark Shenton's review of The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre, written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and directed by Mark Bell.
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Curious Incident Extends Booking Period
The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has announced over 100,000 new tickets on sale, as it has extended its booking period to 23 May 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Spine Transfers to the Soho Theatre
Clara Brennan’s Spine will transfer from Edinburgh to the Soho Theatre in Central London from 21 October to 2 November 2014, with an official opening on 22 October 2014.
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The Curing Room - Pleasance Islington
Stripped Down Productions will transfer David Ian Lee’s The Curing Room to the Pleasance Theatre Islington, north London, for a limited three week run from 21 Oct to 9 Nov.
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MilkMilkLemonade at the Ovalhouse
Arch 468 and Ovalhouse present the UK premiere of Joshua Conkel’s US cult comedy MilkMilkLemonade at the Ovalhouse in Kennington from 8 to the 25 Oct 2014.
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Singin' in the Rain Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Ovation Productions will produce Singin' in the Rain at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in north London, from 17 Dec 2014 to 25 Jan 2015, with an official opening on 19 Dec 2014.
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Fri 12 Sep 2014

West End Dims Lights for Donald Sinden
It has been announced that the West End will dim its lights this evening (12 September) in tribute to the late actor Sir Donald Sinden who has passed away at the age of 90.
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Review of King Charles III - Wyndham's
Mark Shenton's review of King Charles III, a modern history play by Mike Bartlett at the Wyndham's Theatre where it has transferred from the Almeida.
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Alan Titchmarsh in Wind in the Willows
Alan Titchmarsh will make his West End debut in the Royal Opera House's upcoming production of The Wind in the Willows at the Vaudeville Theatre from 26 Nov 2014 to 17 Jan 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Upper Cut at the Southwark Playhouse
W14 Productions will present the world premiere of Upper Cut by Juliet Gilkes Romero at the Southwark Playhouse, south London from 14 January 2015 to 7 February 2015.
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Hampstead Theatre Announces New Plays
The Hampstead Theatre have announced two new plays for November and December, Wildefire by Roy Williams and Tiger Country written and directed by Nina Raine.
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Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show
Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show will run at The Museum of Comedy's Cooper Room as part of a celebration of the much-loved Comedian, from 30 Sep 2014 to 24 Jan 2015.
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Damn Yankees revival at Landor Theatre
The classic Broadway and Tony-award winning musical Damn Yankees will be revived at the Landor Theatre, a fringe venue in Clapham, south London, from 1 October to 8 November 2014.
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Thu 11 Sep 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Rash Dash at the Soho Theatre
Rash Dash present Oh, I Can't Be Bothered at the Soho Theatre Upstairs, in Soho central London from 30 September to 19 October 2014, with an official opening on 2 October 2014.
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Review of Fully Committed at the Menier
Mark Shenton's review of Fully Committed by Becky Mode at the Menier Chocolate Factory, starring Kevin Bishop in the role of Sam, directed by Mark Setlock.
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Free Fall at the Pleasance Theatre
Poleroid Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Free Fall by Vinay Patel at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington north London, from 14 October to 1 November 2014.
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Wed 10 Sep 2014

Women on the Verge...Further Casting
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which will open at the Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Almeida Winter/Spring 2014/15 Season
The Almeida Theatre have announced their Winter/Spring 2014/15 season, which includes a new work by Simon Stephens, a return for Director Robert Icke, and a collaboration with the RSC.
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Review of True West at the Tricycle Theatre
Mark Shenton's review of True West at the Tricycle Theatre in north west London, written by Sam Shepard, directed by Phillip Breen, starring Alex Ferns and Eugene O'Hare.
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A Sudden Burst of Blinding Light
London Grey & Green Theatre Company presents A Sudden Burst of Blinding Light by Ben Maier at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in north London from 7 to the 12 of October 2014.
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Tue 9 Sep 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Two New Plays at the White Bear Theatre
Kenneth Avery-Clark will direct two new plays at the White Bear Theatre, All Things Nice and Time Management which will run as a double bill from 23 September to 4 October 2014.
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Mon 8 Sep 2014

Mark Rylance - Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Mark Rylance will take the lead role of Philippe V in Claire van Kampen's new play with music Farinelli and the King which runs at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 11 Feb to 8 Mar 2015.
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Wicked Extends Booking to 7 Nov 2015
Wicked has extended its booking period at the Apollo Victoria Theatre into its ninth year, to 07 Nov 2015. Half a million more tickets to the show will go on sale today (8th Sep).
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Fringe & Other London...
Tartuffe at The Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton
Nomadic Theatrical Productions will present its debut production, a new adaptation of Moliere's comedy Tartuffe at the Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, east London, from 14 Oct 2014.
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Catherine Tate in Menier's Assassins
Catherine Tate leads the cast of Sondheim's Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory, south London, which runs from 21 Nov 2014 to 7 Mar 2015 directed by Jamie Lloyd.
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Muscovado - Holy Trinity Church Clapham
Burnt Out Theatre will present Muscovado by Matilda Ibini at the Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common, south London, from 1 to 10 October 2014 as part of Black History Month.
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Orton's Fred and Madge - Hope Theatre
Rough Haired Pointer and Adam Spreadbury-Maher present the professional world premiere of Joe Orton's Fred and Madge at The Hope Theatre in Islington, north London, from 15 Sep 2014.
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Sat 6 Sep 2014

Review of The Comedy of Errors at Globe
Mark Shenton's review of The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, directed by Blanche McIntyre, starring Simon Harrison and Matthew Needham, Jamie Wilkes, Brodie Ross...
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Fri 05 Sep 2014

Beautiful the Carole King Musical - London
The Tony nominated production of Beautiful - the Carole King Musical will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Aldwych Theatre on 25 Feb 2015, following previews from 10 Feb 2015.
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Langford and Wilmot Join the Scoundrels
Bonnie Langford and Gary Wilmot will take over from Samantha Bond and John Marquez in the West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre from 16 Sep 2014.
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Full Cast Announced for Ghost Stories - Arts
The West End production of Ghost Stories has announced full casting for its return to the Arts Theatre from 21 September 2014 until 18 January 2015, including Simon Holmes and Paul Kemp.
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City of Angels - full cast announced
Full cast announced for City of Angels, including Katherine Kelly, Tam Mutu, Peter Polycarpou, Rebecca Trehearn, at the Donmar Warehouse from 5 December 2014 to 7 February 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
The Love and Devotion of Ridley Smith
The Old Red Lion will present the premiere of The Love and Devotion of Ridley Smith by Miran Hadzic at The Old Red Lion in Angel, north London, from 23 Sep to 11 Oct 2014.
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Sweeney Todd at Harrington's Pie Shop
The Tooting Arts Club will present Sondheim's musical Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop, Tooting, from 21st Oct to 29th Nov 2014.
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Thu 04 Sep 2014

Ben Forster Joins cast of Evita - Dominion
ITV's 'Superstar' winner Ben Forster will join the cast of the upcoming West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita at the Dominion Theatre.
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Review of Little Revolution at the Almeida
Read Mark Shenton's review of Little Revolution at the Almeida Theatre in Islington, north London, written by Alecky Blythe and directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins.
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Review of Lord of the Dance at the Palladium
Read our review of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at the London Palladium starring Michael Flatley and Nadine Coyle which runs until 25 October 2015 before a World tour.
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Wed 03 Sep 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Warehouse of Dreams - Lion & Unicorn
Random Thoughts Limited presents Warehouse of Dreams by Chuck Anderson at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town, from 11 Nov to 6 Dec 2014, with an official opening on 13 Nov 2014.
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Review of Autobahn at the King's Head
Read our review of Autobahn by Neil LaBute at the King's Head Theatre in Islington, presented by Savio(u)r Theatre Company starring Sharon Maughan and Henry Everett.
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I Love You Because at Bridewell Theatre
Sedos presents I Love You Because, a musical comedy by Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzmanby, at the Bridewell Theatre, near Fleet Street in city of London, from 16 to 20 September.
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Tue 02 Sep 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Fifth Column at secret location in London SE1
CoLab present Fifth Column, an interactive and immersive production, written and directed by Bertie Watkins, at a secret location in London SE1 from 18 Sep to 15 Nov 2014.
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Tower Theatre present The Kitchen Sink
Tower Theatre Amateur Dramatic Company presents The Kitchen Sink by Tom Wells at the Theatro Technis, north London, from 23 - 27 September 2014.
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Sheridan's The Rivals - Arcola Theatre
The Arcola Theatre in Dalston, east London will present a revival of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1775 play The Rivals from 15 Oct to 15 Nov 2014, with an official opening on 21 Oct 2014. .
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Mon 01 Sep 2014

The Daily Telegraph's Charles Spencer Retires
The Daily Telegraph's chief theatre critic Charles Spencer has announced that he is retiring after 25 years working for the paper, saying "critics shouldn’t go on too long".
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Fringe & Other London...
The Proposal/To Be a Wife - Hen & Chickens
Goblin Baby Theatre Company will present a new production of The Proposal/To Be a Wife at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in Islington, north London from 7 to 11 October 2014.
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Myths - comedy at Blue Elephant Theatre
Hammer & Tongs Theatre presents Myths, written and directed by Jennifer R. Lee, at The Blue Elephant Theatre in south London, from 18 November to 6 December 2014.
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Rosemary Ashe in The Singing Teacher
West End star Rosemary Ashe will star in a new intimate four-hander musical The Singing Teacher at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington, south London, from 7 to the 11 Oct 2014.
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Who Do We Think We Are? - Southwark
Visible Theatre Ensemble have announced their production of Who Do We Think We Are? will run at the Southwark Playhouse in south London from 29 October to 15 November 2014.
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Sat 30 Aug 2014

Nikki Davis-Jones withdraws from Wicked
Nikki Davis-Jones withdraws from UK Tour of Wicked & will no longer play 'Elphaba' at West End's Apollo Victoria Theatre from 27 October as previously announced.
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Fri 29 Aug 2014

Neville's Island - Duke of York's from 10 Oct
Tim Firth comedy Neville's Island, with Adrian Edmondson, Miles Jupp, Neil Morrissey and Robert Webb, at the Duke of York's Theatre from 10 October 2014 to 3 January 2015.
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Snakes! The Musical - Leicester Sq Theatre
Quite Nice Theatre present Snakes! The Musical, at the Leicester Square Theatre Lounge from 25 Sep to 19 Oct 2014. Written, devised and performed by Will Guppy, Thom Sellwood & Marina Waters.
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Urinetown - Full Casting Announced
Full casting has been announced for the upcoming West End transfer of Urinetown The Musical, directed by Jamie Lloyd, at the Apollo Theatre from 29 Sep 2014, led by Matthew Seadon-Young.
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The Woman in Black extends to 25 July 2015
The long running thriller The Woman in Black, written by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill, has extended its booking period to 25 July 2015 at the Fortune Theatre.
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Fringe & Other London...
Alice on the Underground at the Chickenshed
The Chickenshed Theatre in Southgate, north London, presents Alice on the Underground, a 'fast-moving, entertaining musical production' written & directed by Chris Bond, from 8 to 25 Oct 2014.
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The Silence of Snow: Old Red Lion
Midnight Bell Productions presents The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton at the Old Red Lion in Angel, north London from 25 September to 11 October 2014.
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The Woman in the Moon - Rose Playhouse
The Dolphin's Back will present The Woman in the Moon, an astrological sex comedy by Renaissance playwright John Lyly at the Rose Playhouse, Bankside from 16 Sep to 4 Oct 2014.
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Thu 28 Aug 2014

To Kill a Mockingbird - Barbican 2015
The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production of To Kill A Mockingbird will transfer to the Barbican Theatre from 24 June to 25 July 2015, with an official opening on 2 July 2015.
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Wed 27 Aug 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Marry Me a Little Returns to St James Studio
Aria Entertainment have announced that their recent production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Marry Me A Little will return to the St James Studio for one week from 6 Oct 2014.
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Neil LaBute's Autobahn - King's Head
Savio(u)r Theatre return to the King's Head Theatre with the professional UK premiere of Neil LaBute's Autobahn, which runs from 27 Aug to 20 Sep 2014, with an official opening on 29 Sep 2014.
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Above the Stag Theatre New Season
The Above the Stag Theatre in Vauxhall, south London, has announced its upcoming season, which will bring the venue to its first anniversary in its new home, with two new plays and a panto.
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Tue 26 Aug 2014

The Trials of Oscar Wile transfers to West End
John O’Connor for European Arts Company presents The Trials of Oscar Wilde by Merlin Holland and John O’Connor at Trafalgar Studios 2 from 13 Oct to 8 Nov 2014.
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Fringe & Other London...
Menier Chocolate Factory New Season
Menier Chocolate Factory new season announced from from 21 Nov 2014 to 2 May 2015 - Assassins by Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman and Buyer and Cellar by Jonathan Tolins, with Michael Urie.
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Hampstead Downstairs Autumn Season
Hampstead Theatre Downstairs announces Autumn 2014 Season - Four Minutes Twelve Seconds by James Fritz, State Red by Atiha Sen Gupta, Elephants by Rose Heiney.
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Fri 22 Aug 2014

Shakespeare In Love extends to 10 Jan 2015
The stage premiere of Shakespeare In Love, adapted by Lee Hall from the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, has extended to 10 January 2015 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
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Fringe & Other London...
Virgins Die Horny - London Premiere
Selectwork Productions present the London premiere of Virgins Die Horny, written and directed by Sal Cesare, at the Courtyard Theatre, Islington, north London, from 28 Oct to 16 Nov.
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Thu 21 Aug 2014

Fringe & Other London...
Casting for Our Town at the Almeida
Casting has been announced for Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, at the Almeida Theatre in Islington, north London. The production runs from 10 October to 29 November 2014.
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Castro of Mediterranean at Theatro Technis
Theatro Technis presents Castro of Mediterranean, written and directed by George Eugeniou, at the Theatro Technis, north London, from 9 to 20 September 2014.
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Wed 20 Aug 2014

Character - dark comedy at Leicester Square
Katalyst Productions present Character, by Florence Vincent, directed by Rachel Creeger, at the Lounge at Leicester Square Theatre from 16 to 20 September 2014.
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Fringe & Other London...
Theatre503 - Autumn 2014 Season
Theatre503 in south London have announced their season for autumn 2014, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival transfer of Freak and the world premiere of Blind Eye.
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Tue 19 Aug 2014

East is East Full Cast Announced
Jamie Lloyd Productions have today announced the full cast for the second show in their Trafalgar Transformed second season, East is East, which will run at the venue from 4 Oct to 3 Jan 2015.
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Fringe & Other London...
Beyond Cragporth Rock: Bussey Building
Haste Theatre Company will present Beyond Cragporth Rock at the CLF Art Cafe AKA The Bussey Building in Peckham, south-east London from 23 September to 4 October 2014.
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Mon 18 Aug 2014

King Charles III Full Cast Announced
The Almeida production of King Charles III has announced the full cast for its West End transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre, including Tim Pigott-Smith and Oliver Chris reprising roles.
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Jeeves and Wooster Closes 20 Sep 2014
It has been announced that the West End production of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense which is currently playing at the Duke of York's Theatre, will close on 20 Sep 2014.
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Fringe & Other London...
David Edgar's The Iron Curtain Trilogy
Burning Coal Theatre Company will present The Iron Curtain: A David Edgar Trilogy at the Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone, north-west London from 13 to 30 November 2014.
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Waiting For Godot at The Cockpit Theatre
The Godot Company will present a new version of Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot which will run at the Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone, north-west London from 1 to 29 October 2014.
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles Musial Premiere
A new musical adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles will receive its world premiere at the New Wimbledon Theatre Studio on 4 Sep, following previews from 2 Sep 2014.
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