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Q: Change of casts in shows ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Change of casts in shows
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Performing Arts
Asked by: dtnl42-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 20 May 2005 04:59 PDT
Expires: 19 Jun 2005 04:59 PDT
Question ID: 523652
How can I find the dates of changes of casts, or news of such sent to
me, for London West End shows, in particular musicals
Subject: Re: Change of casts in shows
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 20 May 2005 11:02 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
I have gathered some material that should help you to stay up-to-date
on cast changes and other news of theatrical presentations in London.


The London Theatre Guide website contains a wealth of useful
information which is updated frequently:

London Theatre Guide: Latest News

The same site offers two subscription services: an email newletter and
an email "live update." The live update sends you theatre news
immediately, as soon as the news item is received by the editors; the
newsletter compiles all the London theatre news from each week into a
single email, which arrives each Sunday. A free six-week trial is

More info on the newsletter and the update may be found here:


Here you can read a sample newsletter:

London Theatre Guide: London Theatre News


The British Theatre Guide has two online news pages:

British Theatre Guide: Recent News

British Theatre Guide: News for 15th May, 2005

The British Theatre Guide offers its own free newsletter, which is
published on Sunday:

British Theatre Guide: Newsletter


As mentioned by my friend and colleague Kriswrite in a comment below,
Playbill is a good source of current information about theatre
worldwide. The online version of Playbill maintains a page of
International news which frequently mentions cast changes in London

Playbill: News: International

As samples, here are two articles concerning West End cast changes
that appeared in the past in the International News section of
Playbill. As you can see, quite a lot of detail is provided, and the
announcement is made well in advance of the change:

Playbill: West End Les MisÚrables Announces Cast Changes

Playbill: West End Chicago Announces Cast Changes


Other online sources of online British theatre news:

TheatreNet: News and Events

Official London Theatre Guide: Latest News

UK Theatre Web

Albemarle of London: London Theatre News


My Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: london OR "west end" theatre OR shows news OR newsletter


I hope this helps! Happy theatre-going!

Best regards,
dtnl42-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Change of casts in shows
From: kriswrite-ga on 20 May 2005 05:42 PDT is an excellent source for all cast changes and
notices of new shows.


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