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Opening night for Matilda musical and 59 years of The Mousetrap

The curtains are now officially up for Matilda The Musical as the holiday period ends and a brand new term begins. Last night was Press Night and it seems that anyone who was anyone was there, including the show’s creative team: writer Dennis Kelly, director Matthew Warchus and composer/lyricist Tim Minchin. Between them, these three…

Where to buy London theatre tickets?
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Where to buy London theatre tickets?

There are many websites that either sell theatre tickets directly or have booking links that take customers through to ticket agents. For the best customer service I would always suggest using a website that has both online booking and a telephone booking help desk. Once purchased online or by telephone, your tickets will either be…

Interview with Simon Shorten: The Phantom of The Opera
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Interview with Simon Shorten: The Phantom of The Opera

At the time of the interview Simon was appearing in The Phantom of The Opera, about which he says “Phantom is rapidly becoming my favourite show, I’m loving every single minute!“ His early stage appearances began at the Debut School of Performing Arts, and during that time he joined local amateur dramatic groups, where he…

Interview with Shayne Ward
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Interview with Shayne Ward

At the time of the interview, Shayne was starring as Stacee Jaxx in the smash hit musical Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Together with an impressive cast, he is receiving rapturous applause every night for his performances. At the relatively young age of 27, Shayne has already enjoyed a highly successful career. Since…

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Phantom 25th DVD release – let the spectacle astound you

People always want to know just what is the meaning of life? There is no definitive answer. For me though, it is all about the memorable experiences that have defined my life so far. There are the big ones: the first time I fell in love; the first time I had my heart broken and,…

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Chicago Musical Review at the Garrick Theatre

A long-running show in the West End can lead to a sense of false security for the theatre-goer – you take it for granted and assume that there’s plenty of time to go along and see it, after all, it’s not like it’s going anywhere right? So when it was announced that Chicago was closing…