Theatre News

Kate Tempest announced as guest director of Brighton Festival 2017
The writer will be at the helm of next year's festival
Sheridan Smith to star in the UK tour of Funny Girl
The Olivier Award-winner will reprise her performance as Fanny Brice
Top 5 theatre openings this week: 19 - 25 September
Shakespeare's on trial, John Malkovich turns to directing and Sir Ian and Sir Patrick return to the West End in this weeks picks
Playwright Edward Albee dies at the age of 88
The writer of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? died at his home in Montauk
Potted Panto returns to the West End
Dan and Jeff will return for a run at the Garrick Theatre
Mark Rylance's Nice Fish extends by three weeks
Free tickets are available to audience members dressed as fish
Kara Tointon to star in Gaslight revival
The new production will open in Birmingham before touring the UK
Full casting announced for Annie Get Your Gun
Paul Foster's production opens in Sheffield in December
Casting announced for Gary Barlow's The Girls
The new musical will begin its run at the Phoenix Theatre in January