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Ian McKellen

Celebrating the life and career of Ian McKellen

As one of Britain’s finest actors, Ian McKellen is no stranger to the West End stage. Set to bring his latest production titled Ian McKellen on Stage: Shakespeare, Tolkien and YOU to the Harold Pinter later this year, we take a look at the theatre veteran’s on-stage career, as well as performances on the silver ...

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Frequently asked questions about a trip to the West End

Whether you’re a West End regular, or you’ve never been to see a show at a London theatre before, it’s likely you’ll have questions about your upcoming trip. We’ve put together a list of questions regularly asked about going to the West End and what to do, so you can watch a production with peace ...

The Starry Messenger

West End productions you need to see before they close

With a variety of productions opening in the West End throughout the year, there are also shows which will soon close, having their final performances over the coming weeks. From West End transfers to brand new productions, make sure you’ve got your tickets to these must-see shows with our guide to shows closing soon in ...

The Gruffalo

8 new West End shows that are perfect for family members of all ages

Looking for a family-friendly show that’s guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face? Spark a child’s imagination at the theatre and allow your mind to run wild too with all the possibilities of what to see in London. Whether it’s an educational trip you have in mind at Horrible Histories, or a literary trip ...

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