BBC Two Sitcom Upstart Crow is Coming to London’s West End Next Year

David Mitchell is taking his portrayal of William Shakespeare to the stage next year with a theatre-adaptation of the BBC Two show Upstart Crow. Read More >>

Creators of the UK’s First VR Theatre Experience LIVR Is Coming to Battersea

Wandsworth Council is bringing the magic of the theatre to residents of Nine Elms, Battersea, by offering a VR theatre experience this autumn. Read More >>

Jason Donovan is Doing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Again

We closed our eyes, drew back the curtain, and there was Jason Donovan. Read More >>

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I Went Inside Someone Else’s Virtual World and Cried My Eyes Out

Imagine you’re standing in a driveway with no shoes on, just your socks, facing a house. The world unfolds around you in glorious illustrations – it looks like you’re inside a living comic book. A warm voice invites you to open the door in front of you and when you reach out, you can feel it. You open the door and step inside, and instead of hard floor you can feel carpet beneath your toes. You’re home. Read More >>

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In Defence of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

It’s wild that an eighth Harry Potter story exists in the world and almost no one talks about it. Read More >>

Northerner Blags Shakespeare Job

Famous northerner Christopher Eccleston has landed himself a decent job down south, but he had to go and bloody make the poshos give it to him. Read More >>

Theatre Chain Bans Noisy Snacks

Nimax Theatres, which manages many of the poshest, most famous, and expensive places in the country where people go to sit and be bored for hours, has started noise-testing the snacks it sells — and banning ones that make the loudest crinkly sounds. Read More >>

The Twilight Zone Is Coming To the Stage as a New Play

Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone is one of the most genre-defining bodies of work in 20th century science fiction. Now, nearly 60 years after its original debut on CBS, the series is being reimagined as a stage play premiering in London later this year. Read More >>

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Sweeps the Olivier Awards

Every year the Society of London Theatre issues Olivier Awards to recognise the UK’s best theatrical productions. This year, they pretty much all went to Harry Potter: The Next Generation. Read More >>

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Don’t Buy Scalped Tickets To Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

“Don’t buy scalped tickets” is a good lesson at any time. But really don’t buy scalped tickets if you’re in London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The production has just taken some drastic measures and you could be out a lot of money. Read More >>

From Secret Cinema to the Crystal Maze: Why Immersive Theatre is So Damn Popular Now

Later today, the Rage Virus will be once again released in London. Still a few years shy of 28 Years Later, the latest Secret Cinema immersive experience will be kicking off at a secret location somewhere in the capital. This time the event will be themed around the cult 2002 horror film 28 Days Later, and will see audiences dodging zombies in a recreation of post-Rage London before grabbing the popcorn for a screening of the film itself. Read More >>

Benedict Cumberbatch Would Like to Shove That Phone Down Your Throat

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has had it with you common folk filming his stage performances as if you somehow understand what he's going on about, claiming that it's distracting for actors of his stature to have people shining phone cameras at them all night while they're trying to do some serious acting and get across all those metaphors and shit. Read More >>

‘King Lear With Sheep’ is Real and Happening and Costs £10 to See

One man and eight sheep make up the cast of a play that's set to run in Hoxton early next month, as director Missouri Williams rethinks the classic King Lear for a modern and substantially more ironic audience. With animals in costumes. Read More >>

This Play Can Turn Lefty Hipsters Into Capitalist Swine

It's very easy to be magnanimous towards your fellow man when you're sipping a craft beer with your beret-wearing mates. It's a little different when you're sitting in a boardroom and you're staring down the barrel of the next shareholders' meeting. Read More >>

Rocky: The Musical on its Way to London’s West End?

In all the history of unlikely musicals, an all-singing, all-dancing adaptation of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky has to rank up there as one of the most outlandish. But following the show's successful opening on Broadway last week, its ringside wailing may now be coming to London's West End, too. Read More >>