Niall Palmer

Niall Palmer founded West End Guides in 2019. He gained is Equity Card in 1996 and ran the TKTS booth in Leicester Square for many years. He's been a Front of House manager as well as Box Office, and is now a member of the management team at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Theatres return to full capacity

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced yesterday that theatres can return to full capacity from 19th July 2021. The date, coined ‘Freedom Day’ comes almost a month later than theatres had originally anticipated returning to unrestricted re-opening. Lifting of restrictions The complete lifting of restrictions is hugely positive for theatre producers, who will be hoping …

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Arrest Postponed

Andrew Lloyd Webber today announced that his new production, the long-awaited Cinderella, will go ahead with social distancing in place. Lloyd Webber had planned to open the show at full capacity, risking prison for breaking government regulations following this week’s announcement of a delay to lifting restrictions, caused by the spread of the Delta variant. …

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West Side Story movie trailer released

The much anticipated Spielberg remake of classic musical West Side Story has finally been unveiled. The trailer was premiered during this week’s Oscar ceremony. The annual Los Angeles celebration of the film industry, which this year took place in Union Station, LA, saw winners from the world of Theatre crowned, including Sir Anthony Hopkins for …

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Moulin Rouge! Australian Cast announced

Casting has been announced for the Melbourne production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. The production will be the first international production of the show following its pre-pandemic Broadway opening. Moulin Rouge! Melbourne cast The Moulin Rouge! Melbourne cast features Alinta Chidzey as Satine and Des Flanagan as Christian, with stalwart Simon Burke as Harold Zidler. …

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