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'I was watching Player Kings and then Sir Ian McKellen flew head first into me'

Johanna, 30, spoke of the moment the veteran stage and screen actor fell onto her during a production of Player Kings in the West End

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Sir Ian McKellen doing ‘very very well’ after fall says his understudy

David Semark is taking the veteran actor’s place as Falstaff for the final West End performances of Player Kings.

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‘Disappointed’ theatre fans send get well wishes to Sir Ian McKellen

The veteran stage and screen actor, 85, fell from the stage during a performance of Player Kings on Monday.

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Ignore the West End critics – there are plenty of cheap theatre seats | Letter

Patrick Gracey of the Society of London Theatre says media reports that highlight the most expensive tickets of a few hit shows can be misleadingRe your report (Top-price West End theatre tickets rise by 9% in a year and reach £300, 13 June), a record 17.1 million people attended a West End show la...

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Ian McKellen’s understudy to perform in final London dates of Player Kings

David Semark takes over role of Falstaff for last three shows after veteran actor’s fall from stageIan McKellen will not be immediately returning to the stage following his fall on Monday, after it was confirmed his understudy will replace him for the rest of the London run of Player Kings.It was ...

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Sir Ian McKellen having physiotherapy as he takes break from play after fall

The veteran actor is recuperating following the accident on Monday.

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Novel which explores representation in publishing among Indie Book Award winners

The Indie Book Awards celebrate the best paperback books to read during the summer.

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‘We needed this’: UK audiences thirsty for black British love stories, says playwright

As Benedict Lombe’s play Shifters transfers to West End, she is only third black British woman to have play staged thereTheatre audiences are “thirsty” for romance stories told from a black perspective, according to a playwright who is only the third black British woman to have a production pu...

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Sir Ian McKellen’s West End play cancelled until Thursday after fall

The veteran stage and screen actor was portraying John Falstaff in a production of Player Kings when he fell from the stage.

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Two Sir Ian McKellen theatre shows axed after actor's stage fall

The veteran actor lost his footing and fell from the stage during Monday evening’s performance

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Dame Imelda Staunton says performing in Gypsy was ‘tough’ on husband Jim Carter

The 68-year-old won the best actress in a musical gong at the 2016 Olivier Awards for her role in the West End musical.

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Ian McKellen expected to make ‘speedy recovery’ after falling off stage

Actor ‘in good spirits’ after fall during Player Kings performance, Noël Coward theatre spokesperson saidIan McKellen was “in good spirits” and expected to make “a speedy and full recovery” after a fall during Monday evening’s performance of Player Kings, a spokesperson for the Noël ...

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Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood announces debut solo album

Revelations: Songs Boys Don’t Sing will be released in October followed by a tour

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Top-price West End theatre tickets rise by 9% in a year and reach £300

The Stage’s annual survey found that, for the first time, three plays in London – including Romeo and Juliet with Tom Holland – are charging more than £200 for their most expensive seatTop-price theatre tickets in the West End of London have risen by more than 9% in a year, with the musical C...

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‘I can’t understand a lyric’: Patti LuPone laments lost art of projection in musical theatre

Award-winning star, who is bringing the concert A Life in Notes to London’s Coliseum, says lyricists’ words are not reaching audiences clearly, due to a lack of training and overbearing sound mixesOver a 50-year career she has sung lines written by musical theatre’s biggest names but the Tony ...

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Cara Delevingne celebrates two ‘magical years’ with girlfriend Minke

The couple went to boarding school together.

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A View from the Bridge review – Dominic West leads 50s drama into the present

Theatre Royal Haymarket, LondonArthur Miller’s story of family, masculinity and immigrant struggles could seem dated but a brilliant cast bring out uncomfortably modern resonancesThis revival of Arthur Miller’s slowly detonating study of illicit desire in a 1950s Italian-American household is ad...

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Jodie Whittaker returns to London stage to play The Duchess

The Doctor Who star’s performance coincides with David Tennant’s Macbeth and Ncuti Gatwa appearing in The Importance of Being EarnestJodie Whittaker is returning to the stage for the first time in over a decade in a version of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, adapted and directed by Zinnie...

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Michael Ball praises ‘immeasurable’ legacy of Steve Wright in Love Songs debut

Veteran broadcaster Steve Wright hosted the programme on BBC Radio 2 up until his death in February.

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The best theatre to stream this month: David Suchet’s Poirot secrets, Oklahoma! and more

This month’s roundup includes the versatile actor’s 75th birthday show, Succession’s Harriet Walter playing Lorca’s matriarch and supreme showman Hugh Jackman in the classic musicalTo mark his 75th birthday, David Suchet headed out on tour with an affable show that combined Shakespearean spe...