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Tina the Musical has landed at the Aldwych Theatre and it was worth the wait. The production is directed by Phyllida Lloyd of Mamma Mia fame, a director who has been determined to make women the centre of the story. The story of Turner’s difficult childhood, dysfunctional and violent relationship with Ike and her comeback are well known, in part due to the amazing 1993 biopic What's Love Got to Do with It, which starred Angela Bassett as Tina and Laurence Fishburne as Ike (both were nominated for Academy Awards).

The latest in a line of spectacular shows from James Graham (Ink and Labour of Love), Quiz has transferred from the Chichester Festival Theatre to London’s West End, playing at the Noel Coward Theatre from 31 March until 16 June 2018.

In a recent poll by cinema-goers, Harold and Maude was rated one of the best films of all time. It has a reputation as a cult classic, full of dark humour and satire. I took a wander down to the Charing Cross Theatre to see how it would translate from screen to stage. Maude meets Harold (Patrick Walshe McBride) at a funeral – (neither of them having known the deceased) – and it sparks something within them both.

The fabulous West End production of Thriller Live, a concert-style musical featuring some of Michael Jackson's greatest hits, has just announced a new booking period. The show is currently moonwalking its way across the Lyric Theatre stage.

Bill Bailey's live comedy show, Larks In Transit, will transfer to the West End stage for a limited engagement this December. The comedian's show is currently on tour in the UK.

Award-winning musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie has confirmed Shobna Gulati for the role of Ray. She will be replacing Jamie veteran Mina Anwar, who played Ray during the show's premiere in Sheffield and reprised her role for the West End transfer. Anwar left the production to pursue other projects.

The London production of Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's Kinky Boots has just announced a fabulous new cast and extension.

The West End's longest running show, The Mousetrap, has just announced its cast for its 66th consecutive year on the London stage.

Heathers The Musical, which is set to star Carrie Hope Fletcher as Veronica, broke box office records last week when it became the largest selling production at The Other Palace in the theatre's history. The musical is set to officially premiere on 9 June for a limited 8-week engagement.

Following a hugely successful opening that was well-received by fans and critics alike, TINA: The Tina Turner Musical has once again prolonged its run.

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