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42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of...
Lulu returns to the West End to join the cast of 42nd Street in the iconic role of ‘Dorothy Brock’, from 19 March 2018 for a limited 16 Weeks Only. Tom Lister and Clare Halse continue as ‘Julian Marsh’ and ‘Peggy Sawyer’ respectively, and will be joined by Ashley Day (An American in Paris) who takes on the role of ‘Billy Lawlor’.
Winner of 4 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best Musical Revival, 42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway, featuring the iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re in the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames and I Only Have Eyes For You. With the West End’s biggest cast, this is a 5 star musical like no other, entertainment doesn’t get bigger than this.
Age Guidance: 5+
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes with an interval
An extraordinary creative team is led by director and choreographer, Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Music is by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) with lyrics from Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tim Rice (The Lion King) and Chad Beguelin (Elf), who also wrote the book.
The lead roles of Aladdin and Jasmine will be taken by rising British stars Matthew Croke and Jade Ewen (In the Heights). Broadway’s Trevor Dion Nicholas will make his London stage debut as the Genie.
With stunning sets from multi-award-winning designer Bob Crowley and over 350 beautiful costumes from Gregg Barnes, ALADDIN is an unmissable event in London theatre.
Age Guidance: 6+
Warning: This production contains theatrical smoke & fog effects, pyrotechnics, strobe lighting & loud noises.
The Band is a new musical about what it's like to grow up with a boyband. For five 16 year-old friends in 1992, 'the band' is everything. 25 years on, we are reunited with the group of friends, now 40-something women, as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.
With the winning team (Five to Five) from "Let it Shine".
Bat Out of Hell went on to become one of the most successful and iconic rock albums of all time; but it was originally written as a musical. 40 years after its release, Jim Steinman’s exhilarating tale of star-crossed lovers ‘changed the way musicals are staged forever’ (North West End) as a boundary-pushing spectacle featuring thrilling performances of legendary hits by Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf.
Bat Out of Hell takes place in a post-apocalyptic Manhattan, as the forever-young Strat and his out-of-control gang The Lost roam the streets under the rule of the tyrant Falco. One day, Strat’s bleak existence is broken when he falls for Falco’s daughter Raven. Explosive and full of belting tracks, this ‘jaw-dropping spectacle’ is a full-throttle ride towards the rock and roll dream, punctuated by love and rebellion.
The musical features 17 of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, such as ‘I’d Do Anything for Love’, ‘You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth’, and obviously, ‘Bat Out of Hell’.
The Book of Mormon has opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre. The winner of nine 2011 Tony Awards, and with sensational reviews and sell out shows, The Book Of Mormon tickets are some of the hottest in the West End. The Book of Mormon, is written by the creators of South Park Trey Parker and Matt Stone and the co-creator of Avenue Q, Robert Lopez. The Book of Mormon follows the story of two young Mormon missionaries working to spread the word of the Latter Day saints to the locals in a small town in Uganda.
Age Guidance: 12+
Warning: Contains very strong language, haze, gunshots and loud noises
Running Time - 2 hours 30 minutes with an interval
Don’t miss your chance to see the breathtaking new musical adaptation of the iconic poet Khalil Gibran’s epic masterpiece, Broken Wings. Playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 1 – 4 August, Broken Wings tells the autobiographical story of Gibran’s first love, and through poetry and music transports us back two decades and across continents, to turn of the century Beirut.
Co-Writer Nadim Naaman (The Phantom of the Opera) leads the cast as the iconic Gibran, the show’s narrator. His co-stars are Hiba Elchikhe (Princess Jasmine in the Australian production of Disney’s Aladdin) as Selma Karamy and Rob Houchen (Marius in the West End production of Les Miserables and Titanic at Charing Cross Theatre) as Gibran’s teenage self
New York City, 1923. An ageing Gibran narrates from his cold studio. Through poetry and music, he transports us back two decades and across continents, to turn-of-the-century Beirut. His eighteen-year-old self returns to The Middle East after five years in America, to complete his education and discover more of his heritage. He falls deeply in love with Selma Karamy, the daughter of family friend and hugely respected local businessman, Farris Karamy. However, Selma soon becomes betrothed to Mansour Bey Galib, nephew of the powerful Bishop Bulos Galib, who has one eye on the Karamy family fortune. Gibran and Selma fight to reconcile their love for one another, whilst navigating the rules, traditions and expectations that their society lays before them.
Romantic musical based on the legend of King Arthur, his queen Guinevere and Lancelot - the king's favourite knight and the queen's lover. Songs include How To Handle a Woman, Camelot, etc.
Don’t miss the extraordinary and joyously original Caroline, Or Change, as the five-star, Olivier award-winning musical transfers to the West End this November following sell-out runs at the Chichester Festival and Hampstead Theatres.
Louisiana, 1963. Revolution is in the air, though not so much for Caroline, the poorly paid maid toiling endlessly in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household. It’s a fantastical, magical place amidst the piles of laundry and singing washing machines, especially for eight-year-old Noah Gellman who sneaks downstairs to see her whenever he can. Yet a simple gesture to leave more money in Caroline’s pocket is about to test who and how far the winds of change can ever really reach...
Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, the sexiest, sassiest, most sophisticated Broadway musical in history is celebrating 21 years of standing ovations in style. The dazzling tale of jazz slayer Roxie Hart, her cell-block rival Velma Kelly and the smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn has thrilled audiences across the world since 1996.
With the original Broadway choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and a sizzling score featuring the classic songs “Razzle Dazzle”, “Cell Block Tango” and “All That Jazz”, Chicago is so good it should be illegal.
Chicago is playing at the Phoenix Theatre until 5 January 2019.
Book now, it’d be a crime to miss it…
On a foggy, freezing Christmas Eve, tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge is disturbed by the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley. To help Scrooge avoid the ghastly fate that awaits him beyond the grave, Marley arranges for him to be visited by three spirits. But can the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come persuade Scrooge to open his heart to the magic of Christmas before the sun rises?
Discover the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world Winner! Best Musical Across North America Critic's Pick - New York Times
As it continues sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, across the USA and in Canada, Come From Away will land for its UK premiere at London’s Phoenix Theatre from 30th January 2019.
This joyous new musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world that became grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives.
As uneasiness turned into trust and music soared into the night, gratitude grew into friendships and their stories would become a celebration of hope, humanity and unity.
Starring Rosalie Craig, Patti Lupone & Mel Giedroyc
Experience Company, the legendary Broadway musical, as never before | Opens September 2018 for a strictly limited run at the Gielgud Theatre.
Director Marriane Elliot’s new production of Stephen Sondheim’s and George Furth’s musical features a woman in the lead role of Bobby for the first time ever. Rosalie Craig stars as Bobbi with Tony and Olivier award-winner Patti LuPone in the role of Joanne and Mel Giedroyc, one of the UK’s most loved performers, as Sarah.
At her 35th birthday party, all Bobbi’s friends wonder why she isn’t married. Why is it she can’t seem to find the right man, settle down, and start a family? This iconic musical comedy about life, love, and marriage features some of Sondheim’s most iconic songs: “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Being Alive,” and “Side by Side.”
Following a fabulous run wowing audiences in the heart of London’s West End, the multi-award winning Dreamgirls will play its final performance at the Savoy Theatre on the 12 January 2019.
Don’t miss your chance to see this 'unmissable, soulful, sizzling and sensational production' (Heart Radio) in the West End.
Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. With an extraordinary story and unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals, this spectacular musical production soars with the classic songs, And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, I Am Changing, Listen and One Night Only.
Don’t miss out - Book now for a truly dazzling summer!
A brand new musical based on the BBC Three documentary "Jamie: Drag Queen at 16" following real-life teenager Jamie Campbell, who wants to be a drag queen.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, a fearless, funny, and fabulous new musical sensation with catchy songs by Dan Gillespie Sells (lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling) and writer Tom MacRae, comes to the Apollo Theatre.
At sixteen years old, Jamie New lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Though Jamie doesn’t quite fit in and is terrified about the future, he knows one thing: Jamie is going to be a sensation. Supported by friends and a brilliant, loving mum, Jamie struggles past prejudice and bullies to step out of the darkness and into the spotlight.
After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, returns in 2019.
New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical includes such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here and Losing My Mind.
Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Follies is directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom).
TOMMY STEELE RETURNS TO LONDON’S COLISEUM 60 YEARS AFTER STARRING IN RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA
As his legion of fans already know, Tommy Steele – Britain’s first Rock and Roll Star – made his legitimate debut in 1958 starring in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which enjoyed a sold out run at London’s Coliseum Theatre. What they probably don’t know is that the inspiration for Tommy’s extraordinary career was an American band leader whose music Tommy had worshipped from the moment he first heard it in his early teens.
And so, 60 years on, TOMMY STEELE returns to THE LONDON COLISEUM to salute his idol GLENN MILLER, in a new musical celebration…
Featuring the authentic sounds of In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo Choo, and many more…
…the life, fame and untimely death of the big band leader whose music defined an era is celebrated in THE GLENN MILLER STORY.
In the warmth of summertime, songwriter Orpheus and his muse Eurydice are living it up and falling in love. But as winter approaches, reality sets in: these young dreamers can't survive on songs alone. Tempted by the promise of plenty, Eurydice is lured to the depths of industrial Hadestown. On a quest to save her, Orpheus journeys to the underworld where their trust is put to a final test.
From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation American became.
“She’s my best friend. God, I hate her.”
Don’t miss HEATHERS THE MUSICAL as it transfers to the West End from 3 September for 12 weeks only at the Theatre Royal Haymarket following a record breaking sold-out run at The Other Palace. This hilarious adaptation of the classic 1980s movie features sensational brand-new songs and stars Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Misérables, Addams Family Tour) as Veronica.
Greetings, salutations. Welcome to Westerberg High, where Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day. But when she’s unexpectedly taken under the wings of the three beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity finally start to come true. Until JD turns up, the mysterious teen rebel who teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it’s murder being a somebody…
Due to phenomenal demand, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I has extended its engagement for a final three weeks to Saturday 29th September at London's iconic Palladium. This is the very last opportunity West End audiences will have to see the Broadway stars reprise their original roles on the London stage.
Five extra matinees on Thursdays (30 August, 6, 13, 20 and 27 September) have been added to the London Palladium performance schedule. This follows continued unprecedented demand for tickets, with early performances already sold out
Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Awardwinning performance and ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times), Kelli O’Hara (Anna), Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King), and reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Ruthie Ann Miles (Lady Thiang). Joining the cast are West End star of Aladdin, Dean John-Wilson and Na-Young Jeon as the young lovers, Lun Tha and Tuptim.
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
With a superior score of treasured songs including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre. The greatest musical from the golden age of musicals. A once in a life time opportunity – book now for performances to 29th September.
Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father's Northampton shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... and discovers that when you change your mind, you can change the world.
Knights of the Rose, an epic medieval tale featuring a timeless playlist of classic rock songs. Headlined by five unforgettable Bon Jovi masterpieces and accompanied by much loved songs from Bonnie Tyler, Meatloaf, No Doubt and more
In this epic tale of betrayal, love, bloodshed and redemption, the noble Knights of the Rose must defend their House and their honour. Even as the chivalrous knights return from a glorious victory, a greater threat against the kingdom stirs. As they face the greatest battle of the age and betrayal threatens to tear them apart, can true love and honour triumph?
With rich interwoven literature from Marlowe, Shakespeare and Chaucer mixed with legendary classic rock music; Knights of the Rose is a glorious fusion of popular culture, evocative of Game of Thrones and Bat out of Hell.
Les Miserables has been on stage for twenty-nine years. It is the longest running musical on the West End and has won more awards than can be listed here. More people have seen the musical worldwide than the entire population of the UK. A lot more. Les Miserables tickets are still selling out and the cast continues to play to a packed house. The enduring brilliance of this now legendary musical cannot be denied.
Adapted from the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is an epic tale of love lost and found, sacrifice, redemption and the human spirit. The action is set in nineteenth-century revolutionary France where ex-convict Jean Valjean has been hunted for decades by the merciless policeman Javert after he breaks his parole. However, when Valjean takes on the care of Cosette, the young daughter of factory worker Fantine, everything changes.
With music composed by Claude-Michel Schonberg and libretto by Alain Boubil, this is a sung-through musical of extraordinary imaginative power and musical prowess. Now at London’s Queens Theatre, the sets and costumes add to the incredible sense of drama and scale. The frenetic revolutionary setting is truly brought to life and the stirring music, with songs including ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and ‘Do You Hear the People Sing’, is given a fitting space in which to thrill and move the audience.
It’s alive…somewhere that’s green!
For the misfits who live on Skid Row, life is nothing more than a series of broken dreams and dead ends. But there may be hope on the horizon for Seymour, a lowly flower shop assistant, when he discovers a mysterious new plant with killer potential. Could Seymour’s sudden fame and fortune possibly win the attention of kind, sweet, delicate Audrey – at last? Can he finally break free of Skid Row and be happy…whatever the consequences?
Please note: the auditorium and stage are completely uncovered and shows in the main theatre repertoire may be cancelled or abandoned because of the weather (this excludes films and one-off live music and comedy shows which are never cancelled because of the weather). Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged in accordance with the policy set out in section 5 of Regent’s Park Theatre’s terms and conditions which are at www.openairtheatre.com/terms. Pre-purchased food and drink will be available whatever the weather and no exchange can be offered for these. Otherwise, please be aware that all ticket purchases are nonexchangeable and non-refundable unless a show is cancelled for non-weather related reasons.
Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.
Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget!
Since premiering in London more than 16 years ago, this irresistibly funny comedy has thrilled over 54 million people all around the world and there's never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical in the West End, where it all began. Whatever age you are, you can‘t help but have the time of your life at Mamma Mia!
In Matilda, the central character is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her parents but impresses her schoolteacher and, over the course of her first term at school, teacher and pupil have a profound effect on each other's lives.
Roald Dahl's much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this brand new musical version by Dennis Kelly and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Suitable for ages 6+.
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 changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.
The smash-hit French musical returns to London for 7 performances only, after touring in 23 countries worldwide in nine languages over the last 20 years.
Based on the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo, Notre Dame de Paris tells the story of the cathedral bell-ringer Quasimodo and his tragic love for the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmeralda. This stage spectacular features an international ensemble internationally acclaimed cast of singers, dancers, acrobats and a live orchestra, as well as unforgettable music composed by Richard Cocciante, with lyrics by Luc Plamondon.
The original French production will be performed in London with English surtitles.
On Your Feet! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom and features some of the most iconic pops songs of the era, including Rhythm is Gonna Get You, Conga, Get On Your Feet, Don't Want To Lose You Nowand 1-2-3.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical masterpiece is now celebrating 31 years at the Her Majesty’s Theatre in London! A scintillating musical score, an unconventional love story, and the extravagant sets and costumes ensures this classic West End musical continues to dazzle audiences of all ages.
Lurking deep beneath the lavish Paris Opera House lives the Phantom. Ashamed of his physical deformities and an object of intense fear among the public, he lives in the shadows. The Phantom has one companion, Christiane Daae, his prot�g�e and the object of his obsessive love.
The Phantom of the Opera is gloriously grand in style. The show's immensity of its plot, its scenery and, of course, its music, has drawn over 100 million people worldwide to see it. Powerful narrative and traditional illusion have come together to create the most successful theatre show in history.
While enjoying record-breaking runs in theatres across the world, tickets for The Phantom of the Opera at London’s Her Majesty’s Theatre gain you a seat at the original production of this musical supernova - Book this Landmark Musical Today!
Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school.
There he turns a class of straight –A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?
A writer has just one hour to create a hit show to impress his producer. Stuck for ideas, he takes audience suggestions for a title, storylines and musical styles that they'd like to see in the show. The Showstoppers then create a musical from scratch based around that structure. Utterly unpredictable, frequently side-splittingly funny, packed with drama and featuring dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies, Showstopper! leaves delighted audiences singing all the way home.
DIVORCED. BEHEADED. LIVE IN CONCERT!
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take the mic to tell their tale, remixing five hundred years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude.
Following last year’s sell out pop-concert musical, SIX returns triumphantly to the Arts Theatre powered by an all-female band.
Meet Scott Hastings. Ballroom Dancer. Future champion. Rebel.
When Scott’s radical dance moves raise eyebrows with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner who has no moves at all. Inspiring each other, the couple find the courage to defy both convention and their families - and discover that to be a winner, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom...
Adapted from Baz Luhrmann’s beloved and award-winning film, STRICTLY BALLROOM has been transformed into a glorious stage musical. Combining the story’s heart, comedy and drama with white-hot dance, eye-popping costumes by four-time Oscar-winner Catherine Martin and over 40 classic chart hits including Time After Time, Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps and Love is in the Air, director and choreographer Drew McOnie has created an unforgettable production that will make your heart soar and your feet want to dance!
A musical celebration featuring the hit songs of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. Thriller is a stage and video spectacular celebrating the wonderful music of one of the greatest entertainers of modern times, Michael Jackson. The show has mind-blowing choreography and brilliant vocal performances as Jackson's amazing songs and videos are brought to life on stage. A full company of 40 performers including singers, dancers, a gospel choir and live band put on a mind blowing show, with over two hours of back to back hit songs including I Want You Back, I'll Be There, Rock With You, She's Out of My Life, Billie Jean and Earth Song. Michael Jackson died 25th June 2009.
One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 11 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.
Featuring her much loved songs, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.
Presented in association with Tina Turner.
WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
With show-stopping songs by Stephen Schwartz and adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman from the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED is an unforgettable musical that transports audiences to a stunningly re-imagined world of Oz, providing marvels beyond your imagination.
Legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks brings his classic monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein to life on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing musical collaboration with Tony-award winning Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman.
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced ‘Fronk-en-steen’) inherits a castle in Transylvania leading him to fulfill his grandfather's legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. With help and hindrance from hunchback henchman Igor, buxom assistant Inga and needy fiance Elizabeth, his experiment yields madcap success and monstrous consequences.
Age Guidance:10+ with guidance of mild adult themes and humour
Warning: This production contains theatrical smoke & fog effects, pyrotechnics, strobe lighting & loud noises.
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes with an interval