LONDON SPRING SEASON PREVIEW: In the West End and Beyond, Expect Helen Mirren, Daniel Radcliffe, Jude Law and More

By Mark Shenton
27 Dec 2012

Just as Broadway often lives by its star power, London theatre is also full of big names this spring, with many returning home to the stage where their careers began and have long drawn sustenance from.



The year ahead already promises Judi Dench, Helen Mirrren, Daniel Radcliffe, Jude Law, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rufus Sewell, Rupert Everett, Antony Sher, Felicity Kendal, Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones, Fiona Shaw and James McAvoy, as well as returning stage comics Rowan Atkinson and Lee Evans in plays and Kim Cattrall — British-born and trained but long resident in the U.S. — joining them.

Two Tony-winning musicals, The Book of Mormon and Once, arrive from New York to lead the musical race, joined by the first West End revival of A Chorus Line since the original production was recreated here, plus new musical adaptations of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and From Here to Eternity.

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