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Winner of over 100 international awards, Wic…

Winner of over 100 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell across the world for over a decade and continues to break records at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is already the 15th longest running show in West End theatre history. An ingenious and witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, 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. This multi record-breaking production, acclaimed as ‘the ultimate Broadway experience for theatre audiences all over the UK’ (Northern Echo), flies back for a return engagement complete with all the spectacle and magic that make this spellbinding show an unforgettable experience
for audiences of all ages. 

UK Tour tickets available here: http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/wicked-tickets/

Tipped to be London’s theatrical event o…

Tipped to be London’s theatrical event of 2018, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I comes to London’s iconic Palladium in Spring 2018.

Starring the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Kelli O’Haraand Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe. Fresh from London’s critical smash hit production of Oslo, director Bartlett Sher reunites the original creative team of Catherine Zuber (Tony Award winner for Best Costume), set designer Michael Yeargan, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

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 Iis a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.

The greatest musical from the golden age of theatre. A once in a life time opportunity – limited engagement booking until 4 August 2018.

Get your tickets here! http://www.kingandimusical.co.uk/

Following its sell out run here at The Old Vic, Girl From The…

Following its sell out run here at The Old Vic, Girl From The North Country will transfer to the Noël Coward Theatre for a limited run of 12 weeks only from 29th December 2017.

Duluth, Minnesota. 1934.

A community living on a knife-edge huddle together in the local guesthouse.

The owner, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth is losing her mind and their daughter Marianne is carrying a child no-one will account for.

And, when a preacher selling bibles and a boxer looking for a comeback show up in the middle of the night, things start to spiral beyond the point of no return…

Brought to life by a 20-piece company of actors and musicians, award-winning playwright Conor McPherson beautifully weaves the iconic songbook of Bob Dylan into this new show full of hope, heartbreak and soul.

Following its hugely successful premiere at Bristol Old Vic…

Following its hugely successful premiere at Bristol Old Vic where it received nightly standing ovations, the critically acclaimed The Grinning Man transfers to the West End for a limited season only.

From Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (War Horse) and Kneehigh writer Carl Grose, The Grinning Man is a magical reimagining of the classic novel by Victor Hugo (Les Misérables).

A strange new act has arrived at the fairground. Who is Grinpayne and how did he get his hideous smile? Paraded as a freak, then celebrated as a star, only the love of a sightless girl can reveal his terrible secret.

Featuring “an outstanding score” (Sunday Times) by Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler, and set in a fantastical world brought to life with the visually stunning puppetry of Gyre & Gimble, the original War Horse puppeteers, and designer Jon Bausor (Bat Out of Hell).

The Grinning Man invites you to be seduced by the darkness from 6 December.  

Tickets available here:  https://thegrinningmanmusical.com/ 

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic’s…

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic’s 250th Anniversary season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles in Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

The Tyrones’ summer home, August 1912. Haunted by the past but unable to face the truth of the present, the Tyrones and their two sons test the bonds of a family caught in a cycle of love and resentment. As day turns to night and the family indulge in their vices, the truth unravels leaving behind a quartet of ruined lives.

One of the UK’s leading and critically acclaimed actors, Academy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winner, Jeremy Irons returns to the London stage for the first time in over ten years. He is joined by BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Lesley Manville, one of Britain’s most respected actresses, who is reunited with director Richard Eyre following their critically acclaimed, sold-out production of Ibsen’s Ghosts.

Considered one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century, Long Day’s Journey Into Night plays a strictly limited season at Wyndham’s Theatre, London from 27 January 2018 for 10 weeks only.

Tickets here: http://www.longdaystheplay.com/

Plucky heroine Daisy is ready for a topping new term and to take…

Plucky heroine Daisy is ready for a topping new term and to take on a jolly ripping mystery in this whizzo family treat for Christmas. In Go People’s anarchic hands, Denise Deegan’s fabulously affectionate parody of 1920s schoolgirl novels is transformed into a riproaring spectacle of ensemble theatrical magic.

Spiffing! Hooray! It’s the perfect addition to your Christmas festivities: a riotous adventure to chase away the winter chills, served with lashings of love from the company behind the Park Theatre sell-out Almost, Maine.

This one’s certainly not just for the kids!

Directed by prolific theatre and television director Paulette Randall (for theatre: Five Guys Named Moe, Play Mas and Fences; for TV: Holby City, River City and The Real McCoy) and starring Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless), Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter film series, Hollyoaks), Shobna Gulati (Dinnerladies, Coronation Street) and Clare Perkins (EastEnders, Family Affairs).

Tickets: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/daisy-pulls-it-off

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein – the new comedy musical based on…

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein – the new comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie – opens in the West End this autumn. Young Frankenstein, the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic, see’s Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherit a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his deranged genius grandfather, Victor Von Frankenstein. He now faces a dilemma – does he continue to run from his family’s tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga? Based on the hilarious 1974 film and co-written with Thomas Meehan, Brooks will once again collaborate with Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman for this all-singing all-dancing new production, bringing his and Gene Wilder’s classic movie to life on stage.

Tickets: https://www.youngfrankenstein.co.uk/

What is it to really know your own father? Meet Edward Bloom,…

What is it to really know your own father? Meet Edward Bloom, played by Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe award-winner Kelsey Grammer. An ordinary man, and an extraordinary father. He has always told his son tall tales filled with beauty, love and imagination but when his son confronts him about what is truth and what is fiction, they go on a life-affirming journey that will change them forever.

Adapted from the much-loved book and Tim Burton movie, this brand new musical is directed by Nigel Harman and is set to a beautiful score by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party), with a new book by John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

Landing at The Other Palace for a strictly limited Christmas season and bursting with heart and humanity, Big Fish The Musical will leave you holding on to your family and friends just that little bit tighter.

Starring Kelsey Grammer
Book by John August | Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa | Directed by Nigel Harman
Based on the novel Big Fish by Daniel Wallace
And the Columbia Pictures screenplay by John August

Click here for tickets: https://www.theotherpalace.co.uk/whats-on/big-fish-the-musical

Straight from its world tour success, critically acclaimed…

Straight from its world tour success, critically acclaimed comedy parody, Graeme of Thrones will transfer to London’s West End at the Charing Cross Theatre this autumn.

In this theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms, avid ‘Thrones’ fan Graeme just wants to recreate his favourite fantasy saga on stage. He doesn’t quite have the same budget as the TV show, or as many cast members, or the performance skills required, but he’s sure George RR Martin would approve – and that’s what matters. But when news reaches him that an influential theatrical producer is in the building, Graeme decides that this could be his big break – as long as nothing goes wrong…

After huge success in Chicago, Toronto, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. Londoners can now discover a show which Time Out described as ‘a must for any Game Of Thrones fan’, 

Click here for tickets: tickets.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

Irish chart-toppers The Script have just announced a HUGE set of…

Irish chart-toppers The Script have just announced a HUGE set of live tour dates all around the UK and they’ll be bringing their latest album ‘Freedom Child’ to an arena near you very soon.

This album is the first project since The Script’s 2014’s ‘No Sound Without Silence’ and so fans can be sure to expect a live show packed with not only the band’s most recent hit songs but all the classics from across the last ten years.

Click here for tickets: www.gigsandtours.com