Theatre News

Footloose: The Musical to return for major UK tour
Racky Plews will direct Gareth Gates with further casting to be announced
Lenny Henry to present BBC black British theatre series
The actor and comedian received a knighthood for services to drama and charity this year
The Almeida to stage a one-off reading of The Odyssey
The reading will be live streamed throughout London.
Lyric Hammersmith announces spring 2016 season
The season includes an opera adaptation of Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis and the return of Filter's riotous A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mamma Mia! extends booking until October 2016
The popular musical currently stars Mazz Murray, Dianne Pilkington and Gabriella Williams
People, Places and Things to transfer to the West End
Denise Gough reprises her role in Duncan Macmillan's play
Gypsy wins a double at 2015 UK Theatre Awards
The awards, compered by Michael Xavier, took place at London's Guildhall
Darius Campbell joins Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl
The "Colourblind" singer is among the cast joining Smith in Michael Mayer's production
West End run of Kinky Boots to extend
The West End production of Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's musical will run until May
Casting announced for UK tour of Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang
Jason Manford and Lee Mead will share the role of Caractacus Potts