London Theatre Tickets and London West End News

The collectable conundrum May 26, 2015 A replica of the mask from The Phantom of the Opera: Should there be more collectable items like this available to musical theatre fans?
A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece for this website about regular theatregoers and the different memorabilia they like to collect for each show they see; for example, I always purchase a program on every visit to the theatre, no matter whether I’m seeing a show for the first time or making a return trip to an old favourite. ...
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In Profile with Tim Driesen May 23, 2015 Tim Driesen is currently appearing in the UK and Ireland Tour of Jersey Boys
The talent that exists within the UK theatre industry isn’t limited to the West End alone; we are fortunate enough to have a vast number of highly skilled musical theatre actors performing on stages all around the country, entertaining audiences in regional shows and touring productions. One such talented musical theatre performer who is currently on tour is Tim Driesen, ...
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Just Jim Dale Flash Sale tickets from £10 Vaudeville Theatre May 22, 2015 Just Jim Dale
Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Jim Dale will bring his critically acclaimed show, Just Jim Dale, to the Vaudeville Theatre from the 26th of May, following his huge Off-Broadway success in New York. Jim Dale is one of the world’s great stage entertainers: singer, dancer, comedian, Shakespearean actor, raconteur. In Just Jim Dale, he takes ...
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Studying the understudy May 21, 2015 Many West End stars began as understudies
The entertainment industry is one of the hardest to work in, especially so when it comes to live performance. There are no retakes in theatre, so any mistakes are there, up close and personal, for all the audience to see. On top of that, performers are constantly being judged, and every choice is scrutinised and dissected by the fan base ...
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Beyond Bollywood dance extravaganza with predictable storyline May 20, 2015 Beyond Bollywood
How far would you go to bring a dream to life? Crossing oceans, risking all and sacrificing true love, Beyond Bollywood is not just a show; it is a monsoon of emotion that brings the fire, heat and desire of Indian dance direct to the heart of London. That is how this show is described. Well, I wouldn’t go that far. At first I ...
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Sunny Afternoon Flash sale – Save up to 44% May 20, 2015 Sunny Afternoon Musical
The West End’s most celebrated show is now winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. With Music and Lyrics by Ray Davies, a new Book by Joe Penhall and Direction by Edward Hall, four times Olivier Award-winner Sunny Afternoon depicts the rise to stardom of The Kinks. Featuring many of the band’s hits, including: You Really Got Me, ...
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Boys of the Barricade: Do you hear them sing? May 19, 2015 Boys of the Barricade are a new group of West End performers who have all appeared in Les Miserables
William Shakespeare famously wrote that, ‘All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players’. The men and women of the West End have proven time and again though that there is a world beyond the stage – the West End stage that is – and they have played on many of them. Many have branched out ...
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Ruthie Henshall and Deka Walmsley continue in Billy Elliot The Musical May 18, 2015 Billy Elliot The Musical
Ruthie Henshall and Deka Walmsley are to continue as Mrs Wilkinson and Dad respectively in the London West End cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Likewise, continuing in their role are Chris Grahamson as Tony, Gillian Elisa as Grandma, Howard Crossley as George and Claudia Bradley Dead Mum. Phil Snowdon, in his new role, will ...
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In Profile with Sophie Carmen Jones May 16, 2015 Sophie Carmen-Jones is a rising talent who has worked extensively in the West End
There are many, many highly talented musical theatre performers working in the West End, shining stars lighting up the stage . When the audience are gazing at the brightness of the principal cast however, those who are singing and dancing their way through the show in the ensemble can be harder to spot. That’s what In Profile is for: highlighting ...
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London Motown The Musical Shaftesbury Theatre Tickets May 15, 2015 Motown The Musical
With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more. Motown The Musical uncovers the story of the legendary record label that ...
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Leaving in the interval: Should theatregoers do it? May 14, 2015 Leaving in the interval...should you stay or should you go?
I love the whole experience of going to the theatre and would quite happily see a musical or a play every night of the week, but barring a lottery win, that’s not going to happen. Instead I have to settle for as many visits as my time and money allow, so when I do get the opportunity to go, I ...
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Review of Death of a Salesman at Noel Coward Theatre May 12, 2015 Death of a Salesman
As the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth is celebrated this year, attention certainly is being paid by London theatre, with A View From the Bridge at The Young Vic earlier this year and The Crucible at The Old Vic last year, to rave reviews and Olivier Award nominations and wins. Death of a Salesman then, is striking while the Miller ...
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