London Theatre Tickets and London West End News

Review of Dear Lupin at the Apollo Theatre London August 4, 2015 Dear Lupin
I arrived early at the Apollo Theatre. The auditorium was quiet and almost empty. From somewhere backstage came the sound of ‘Tit Willow' from The Mikado. It played distantly and softly, as if someone was playing the tape for their own pleasure. It stopped soon, but the immediate impression of something being created for private enjoyment pervaded the evening. The actual ...
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Sheridan Smith cast as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl August 4, 2015 Sheridan Smith Olivier Awards 2011
The Menier Chocolate Factory have announced that award-winning actress Sheridan Smith will play the role of Fanny Brice in a major new revival of Funny Girl. The multi award-winning Michael Mayer directs the production, which opens on 2nd December, with previews from 20th November, and runs until 5th March 2016. The production is presented in association with Sonia Friedman Productions ...
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Training vs Non-Training: Is the stage big enough for everyone? August 4, 2015 Fame - The Musical was all about a group of students at a New York performing arts school, but is professional training really that important when it comes to the theatre industry?
From an early age, you're told to work hard at school and get good grades, so you'll do well in your exams, so you can go to college/university and continue studying and get qualifications... all so you're guaranteed to get a good job and 'make something of yourself'. That's what life is all about right? Not for everyone. There are ...
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In Profile with Dan Burton August 1, 2015 Dan Burton is currently appearing in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre's critically acclaimed revival of Gypsy was a runaway hit in its original run at Chichester, and is repeating that success at the Savoy Theatre during its West End run. Imelda Staunton has won over critics and theatregoers alike with her performance in the iconic role of Mama Rose, but there are plenty of other stars in the ...
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The Rocky Horror Show – Sinatra Offer and more… August 1, 2015 Swan Lake
Terms and conditions * See website for full terms and conditions. A postage charge is payable on bookings made 5 days or more from the date of the performance. Please note that for discounted tickets, phone bookings are charged at a £1.50 supplement per ticket over our internet prices. Subject to availability. Prices reflect the purchase price with the booking fee already included. ...
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Impossible review: engaging and family-friendly August 1, 2015 Impossible magic show
Whether you are a regular or occasional visitor to the theatre, the chances are that at some point you will have witnessed the following. A curtain will have fallen, or otherwise the stage will become quite dark. Some music will play, and after no more than thirty seconds at the very most, the curtain rises again, the lights are bright once more, and ...
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5 star The Who’s Tommy at Greenwich Theatre August 1, 2015 Ashley Birchall as Tommy and The Company in The Who's Tommy.
Can an iconic rock opera album, first released 46 years ago and made into a movie remembered with great fondness by many people, actually be any good as a musical theatre performance in 2015? That was one of the many questions that sprang to mind as I headed to The Greenwich Theatre to see the new production of “The Who’s ...
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The Rocky Horror Show London Tickets July 31, 2015 The Rocky Horror Show
One of the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musicals is set to thrill London once again when it comes to the Playhouse Theatre for an exclusive 11 performances during September 2015, before embarking on a UK tour in December. Richard O’Brien returns to the cast for the first time in more than 20 years as the Narrator! The Rocky Horror Show tells the ...
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Beverley Knight singing Memory from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS July 31, 2015 Beverley Knight (Grizabella)
A first look (and listen) to Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of CATS starring Beverley Knight. As previously announced, Beverley Knight is to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats to play the role of Grizabella. Returning to the London Palladium from 23rd October 2015, for a strictly limited 11 week season until 2nd January 2016. Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old ...
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IMPOSSIBLE: An entertaining evening of magical tricks and illusions July 31, 2015 Impossible magic show
Impossible at the Noel Coward Theatre is an entertaining evening of magical tricks and illusions brought together into a circus-style show by some fantastic graphics, a great score and the loose story of a little boy learning about magic for the first time. Featuring eight skilled individuals, the evening certainly kept the audience on their toes, never lingering too long over a particular ...
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Aladdin opens in London’s West End Summer 2016 July 30, 2015 Aladdin on Broadway poster
Disney's Aladdin has announced Open Auditions in London, Birmingham and Manchester - August and September 2015 ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical will open in London’s West End in summer 2016. This spectacular new musical, based on the beloved animated film, is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (BOOK OF MORMON), and composed by Tony® Award-winner Alan Menken. It features lyrics ...
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Review of Jekyll & Hyde at Platform Theatre July 30, 2015 Jekyll & Hyde at Platform Theatre London
Jonathan Holloway’s ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, in collaboration with Chung Ying Theatre Company, delivers a dull adaption of Stevenson’s extremely engaging novel. The intriguing set by Neil Hirish, a promising apocalyptic scenario, creates high expectations which are never met. Shortly after the beginning of the play, the disappointingly comic appearance of the protagonist - as proved by the audience’s laughter - sets the tone of the ...
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