Friday, 23 December 2011
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Masterclass, the Broadway play that hits the west end from January 2012 will now see Dianne Pilkington star opposite Tyne Daly.
Daly and Pilkington will be joined in the play by Naomi O'Connell, Gerard Carey, Garrett Sorenson and Jeremy Cohen, who will make his West End debut reprising his role from the Broadway run of the play.
The award-winning play from Terrence Mcnally takes the audience to one of Callas's famous master classes where, late in her career, she dares what will be the next generation to make the same sacrifices to attempt to rise to the same dizzy heights that made her the most controversial and celebrated singer of her time.
Dianne Pilkington will play the role of Sophie De Palma and was most recently seen on the west end stage in long-runner The 39 Steps but is arguably best known for her 9 month stint at the Apollo Victoria playing Glinda in musical Wicked. Her other stage credits include She Loves Me at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Cats and Beauty And The Beast on tour.
Masterclass will play at the Vaudeville Theatre in London from 21st January until 28th April 2012 and is directed by Stephen Wadsworth.
Theatre tickets in London to Masterclass and all productions at the Vaudeville Theatre are available to book securely through both BmyConcierge and Theatre Tickets London
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Agyness Deyn, the British supermodel will make her stage debut in The Leisure Society, a new comedy about a vulgar couple with more money than sense along side veteran stage actor Ed Stoppard.
François Archambault's comedy play The Leisure Society will open in the west end at Trafalgar Studios 2 on March 1st 2012 with previews from February 28th. A deliciously funny and offensive satire, the four-hander tells the story of a work-numbed, self-obsessed couple, played by Ed Stoppard and Melanie Gray, who suddenly find their life has gone out of control.
The Leisure Society is set over the course of an evening of drunken debauchery with their fast-living best friend and his young 'friend' with benefits, and is described as a morality play with no morals exploring a world of both self-indulgence and excess.
Agyness Deyn will play the promiscuous and free-spirited Paula. The UK super model has graced the cover of fashion magazines and walked down catwalks all over the world and is the face of numerous high-profile fashion houses. Vogue Paris listed her as one of the top 30 models in the world over the last 10 years, and after deciding to take a break from modelling to forge a career in acting, she made her debut in the 2010Hollywood movie Clash Of The Titans playing Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love.
Ed Stoppard makes his return to the London stage after the hit revival of Arcadia at the Duke of York's theatre in 2009 with his other stage credits including English Touring Theatre's Hamlet, The Glass Menagerie at the Apollo Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre's The Seagull. He is also a well known face on TV, and starred in the recent remake of Upstairs Downstairs and Tchaikovsky: Fortune And Tragedy.
The London premiere of The Leisure Society at Trafalgar Studios 2 will be directed by Harry Burton and will run until 24th March 2012.
Theatre tickets in London to all west end plays, musicals and stage shows can be purchased securely through both BmyConcierge and Theatre Tickets London.
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Monday, 19 December 2011
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Theatre Tickets London have learned that Ruth Jones who co wrote the hit TV show Gavin And Stacey has spoken out to the Evening Standard about the possibility of Gavin and Stacey: The Musical in the near future.
Jones and co-star and co-writer James Corden have reportedly had another Christmas special of the romantic Welsh comedy scrapped by the BBC, are keen to keep the show alive on the West End stage.
Jones was quoted in the Evening Standard saying - "We'd love to do Gavin & Stacey: The Musical. I know it is something James wants to do too. I saw Billy Elliot on stage the other day and I thought it would be something good to do. It's something I would definitely be up for".
Would Rob Brydon like to re-create the role of Bryn? Watch this space and find out...
Theatre tickets in London to all west end stage shows, plays and musicals can be purchased securely through both BmyConcierge and Theatre Tickets London
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
The movie starring Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin and Catherine Zeta Jones is set for release early next year and could see ticket sales for the stage production soar with it's 1980's soundtrack packed full of feelgood singalong rock anthems.
So how does the movie version of Rock Of Ages compare to the west end stage show?
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Rock Of Ages tickets are available book at cheap and discount prices from both BmyConcierge and Theatre Tickets London
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
Sunday, 11 December 2011
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Rumours are going around theatreland that a new stage show version of the classic 1991 movie The Commitments is being planned and advanced talks are taking place to bring the show to the west end stage.
The Commitments was a hugely successful movie telling of a group of unemployed Dubliners who form a soul band. The movie was filmed on location in Dublin and directed by Alan Parker from a screenplay adapted by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, and Roddy Doyle and was an international co-production between companies in the UK, Ireland and the United States.
The film featured a cast of mainly unknown actors but had a soundtrack that was packed with timeless soul classic hits including 'Mustang Sally', 'Chain Of Fools', 'Mr Pitful', Bye Bye Baby', 'Take Me To The River' and 'Try A Little Tenderness' and was an international success.
The Commitments focuses on Jimmy Rabbitte who aspires to manage the world's greatest band, with only one type of music in mind: soul. Disgusted with bands in Ireland, Jimmy assembles a soul band in the tradition of his heroes Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and James Brown. Jimmy holds band auditions at his parents' house and assembles together a talented group of young musicians. Unlike his soul idols, Jimmy's band are all white and with the help of Joey "The Lips" Fagan, a veteran musician in the band who tells unlikely stories about meeting and working with famous stars, Jimmy begins to whip the rest of the members into shape - only to have the group eventually fall apart in a clash of egos.
Although this is just rumour and speculation at the moment, a stage version of The Commitments is a very exciting proposition and would appeal to a very large target audience and our sources tell us that advanced negotiations with major producers are now underway so watch this space for further info.
Theatre tickets in London to all west end stage shows, plays and musicals can be purchased securely through both BmyConcierge and Theatre Tickets London
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Monday, 5 December 2011
Today sees the second birthday for Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre in the west end.
Legally Blonde is an Olivier Award winning stage show and has a current cast led by Carley Stenson, Stephen Ashfield, Peter Davison, Ben Freeman, and Natalie Casey.
The story of the show follows the beautiful and very blonde college sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods who doesn't take no for an answer, so when her boyfriend Warner dumps her for someone 'serious', Elle puts down her gold card, hits the books, and heads out for Harvard Law School! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself can never ever go out of style.
Legally Blonde The Musical first opened at the Savoy Theatre in London in December 2009 and has played to packed audiences ever since also winning the award for Best New Musical at the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards.
Theatre tickets to Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre in London can be purchased seucurely through both BmyConcierge and Theatre Tickets London with discount tickets available for certain selected performances.
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Friday, 2 December 2011
Hugh Jackman, the Aussie movie superstar and heart throb is currently breaking box office records in his one man show at the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway in New York where he interacts with the audience and performs some great song-and-dance numbers which it would seem could very well be crossing over the pond and turning up in the west end.
Jackman is currently talking to producer Robert Fox and Cameron Mackintosh about performing in one of his theatres for a series of Sunday night stage shows while he's in London next Spring filming his role of Jean Valjean in the movie version of the musical Les Miserables for Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper.
Show dates are hope to be announced as soon as the Les Miserables shooting schedule dates are fixed dates and a suitable venue is found.
Thiis IS gossip but it's GOOD gossip (don't you agree ladies?)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Freddie Fox two of the most promising rising stars of the west end are to appear alongside Lindsay Duncan and Jeremy Northam in Howard Davies's production of Hay Fever at the Noel Coward Theatre in London from February.
Hay Fever will see Fox play Simon Bliss in Noël Coward's hilarious comedy about a house party at the home of eccentric aging actress Judith Bliss. He has also recently appeared in Cause Celebre and A Flea In Her Ear at the Old Vic since graduating from drama school last year and his screen credits include Any Human Heart, The Shadow Line along with the forthcoming The Mysteries Of Edwin Drood.
Waller-Bridge is currently starring in the new Sky One TV sitcom The Café and her other stage work includes Sixty-Six Books at the Bush theatre and Rope at the Almeida theatre.
The pair joins a cast that already includes Duncan, Northam, Olivia Colman and Kevin McNally. Also now joining them are West End regular Jenny Galloway (Anna Christie, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!), The Bill's Sam Callis and Amy Morgan, who was recently seen in Inadmissible Evidence at the Donmar Warehouse.
Coward's Hay Fever plays at the theatre that bears his name from 9th February to 2nd June, following Million Dollar Quartet, which finishes its run on 14th January 2012.
Theatre tickets to Hay Fever at the Noel Coward Theatre and all other west end plays in London can be purchased securely online from both BmyConcierge and Theatre Tickets London with discounts available for certain performances.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Backbeat at the Duke Of York's Theatre in London which charts the early days of the pop supergroup The Beatles, is to end its run earlier than expected, on 18th February 2012.
The west end stage show adaptation of Iain Softley's 1994 movie, which opened in London in October this year, had originally been booking until 24th March.
Following its run in the west end, producers are hoping to transfer the show over the pond to Canada in the summer of next year.
Speaking about Backbeat, producer Karl Sydow said: "I am enormously proud to have brought Backbeat to London and look forward to working with David Mirvish to take this great production to Canada next year."
Backbeat follows the fortunes of the world's most famous band as they leave their native Liverpool behind to play cover versions of rock songs in Hamburg on the Reeperbahn. As, night after night, they playclassic tracks including singalong classics like Mr Postman and Twist And Shout, the show explores the love triangle between John Lennon, the original bassist Stuart Sutcliffe and German photographer Astrid Kirchherr.
News of the early closure was swiftly followed by the announcement that the star of TV show Scrubs, Zack Braff will make his West End debut in his own play, All New People, which will begin a London run at the Duke of York's Theatre on 22 February 2012.
Theatre tickets to Backbeat and all productions of the Duke Of York's Theatre in London are available to book securely online through Theatre Tickets London, or BmyConcierge.
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011
Today is known as 'Cyber Monday' and is expected to be the busiest day of the whole year for online shopping so as you all sit down surfing the internet for Christmas gifts for your loved ones, why not take a look at Theatre Ticket Gift Tokens that are an ideal present for any occasion.
Available in £10, £20, and £50 denominations, Theatre Ticket Gift Tokens can be used to purchase tickets and a variety of packages including London theatre breaks and dinner and show offers over the phone and come in a presentation wallet that is dispatched within 24 hours of purchase.
There are some fantastic discounts available this Christmas in the west end as well making either theatre tickets or gift tokens even better value with special offers on massive stage shows such as 42% off the face value of We Will Rock You tickets at the Dominion Theatre, or 35% off The Lion In Winter at the Theatre Royal Haymarket starring Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley.
Big savings can be also be made on other popular west end show productions such as Legally Blonde, Blood Brothers or the hilarious 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre and many many more so why not have a look at the full list of discount west end tickets on offer as there's pretty much something for everyone whether you're a fan of musicals, plays or spectacular stage shows all at the right price
There's no need to break the bank this Christmas with London theatre tickets and Gift Tokens which make a simple and great value solution for Christmas presents for all the family all available securely online at the click of a mouse.
What are you waiting for?......
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Monday, 21 November 2011
Rock of Ages The Jukebox musical has arrived in London at the Shaftebury Theatre. Celebrating rock music of the1980's and the featuring classic anthems by Bon Jovi, Journey, Whitesnake, Poison, Pat Benatar and many more, you can expect to rock and sing along with old favourites including I Wanna Know What Love Is, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Every Rose Has Its Thorn, The Final Countdown, and We Built This City... READ MORE
We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You, the musical at the Dominion Theatre in London came about as the result of a unique collaboration between Ben Elton, and supergroup Queen and features 31 of Queen's greatest hits and has been delighting west end theatre goers for the past decade... READ MORE
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical - the RSC's new awesome hit stage show comes to the Cambridge Theatre in London. . The show has been adapted for stage from Roald Dahl's awesome story about a gifted child with an extraordinary imagination. She loves reading and we, it seems, are all set to fall in love with her....READ MORE
Billy Elliot The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London has clocked up up and amazing nine nominations for Laurence Olivier Awards since opening in 2005 and continues to break box office records for the sale of tickets.. The show is winner of "Best Musical" at the Evening Standard Awards....READ MORE
Les Miserables, Cameron Mackintosh's legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg's musical is indisputably the world's most popular stage show and goes from strength to strength at the Queens Theatre in London where it continues to delight west end audiences after over a quarter of a century on the London stage....READ MORE
The Lion King
The Lion King, is an epic stage show at the Lyceum Theatre in London with a cast of over 40 actors, singers and dancers, and tells the story of of young Simba's epic adventures as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming king....READ MORE
Wicked The Musical arrived in London at the Apollo Victoria Theatre after transferring from Broadway in 2006 and the spectacular stage show about the witches of Oz has been a massive hit with west end theatre goers ever since with tickets to the show in constant high demand....READ MORE
Ghost The Musical
Ghost The Musical, based on the multi-million dollar grossing romantic Hollywood movie is a brand new west end stage show at the Piccadilly Theatre in London that is the latest in a string of modern musicals shows adapted from hit motion picture franchises....READ MORE
Mamma Mia, Catherine Johnson's musical about love, laughter and friendship to the feelgood songs of ABBA has been thrilling London audiences for over a decade playing to a packed house at the Prince Of Wales Theatre. It's popularity grew even more when it recently became the biggest grossing British movie of all time when the three women who created the stage show adapted it for the silver screen....READ MORE
Backbeat - the west end stage musical adaptation of the 1994 movie by Iain Softley on the birth of the Beatles - rock 'n' rolls its way to London at the Duke of York's Theatre Backbeat tells the story of how The Beatles 'became' The Beatles - following John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe as they embarked on their journey from the famous docks of Liverpool to search for musical success in the seedy red light district of Hamburg, working eight days a week, in the nightclubs of the tawdry Reeperbahn, performing rock 'n' roll covers night after night....READ MORE
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
The latest revival of the Sondheim classic, directed by Jonathan Kent, will transfer from The Chichester Festival Theatre where it has received rave reviews including 5 stars from 6 national newspapers from March 10th.
Starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton in the roles of Benjamin Barker aka Sweeney, and his accomplice and landlady Mrs. Lovett, the new production is scheduled to run for an initial booking period of 6 months.
Sweeney Todd premiered in 1979 and revolves around the tragic story of Benjamin Barker whose wife is raped by a judge and subsequently commits suicide.
Barker who assumes the alias of Sweeney Todd vows revenge but following his failure to kill the villainous judge evolves into a serial killer. Todd murders his victims by slitting their throats as they sit in his barber’s chair, whilst his partner in crime Mrs. Lovett disposes of the evidence by using their flesh in her meat pies.
America’s arrival in London coincides with Darius’ return to Chicago
It’s certainly far removed from her most famous role to date – that of loveable loser Betty Saurez in the Emmy awarding winning ABC series which ran for four series to 2010.
In swapping her braces and trade mark specs for fishnets the 27 year old Californian will follow in a long line of Roxies such as Michelle Williams, Denise Van Outen, Brooke Shields and Ashley Simpson.
Opposite Ferrara in this latest casting of the Fosse favourite will be Amra-Faye Wright in the role of Velma, the part she is currently playing on Broadway, and Pop Idol product Darius Campbell (formerly Danesh) as Billy Flynn.
Campbell most recently trod the boards at The New London Theatre back in 2008 as Rhett in Trevor Nunn’s ill -fated Gone with the Wind.
Prior to that the Glaswegian has previously played the role of Flynn, having been the youngest ever performer in the role when he joined the cast of Chicago The Musical in 2005 at the age of just 25. He later went on to consolidate his leading man credentials playing Sky Masterson in Michael Grandage's Olivier Award winning production of Guys and Dolls.
So it’s So Long to the Prince of Wales Theatre where the lycra-clad cast have been entertaining audiences with Abba classics for over 8 years, and hello to the Novello which sits, ironically, just a stones through from Waterloo Bridge.
It can’t be denied that since opening back in 1999 Mamma Mia has certainly had its producers singing Money, Money, Money having played to 50 million people through its 34 productions worldwide and grossed a cool $2bn!!
Producer Judy Craymer is quoted as saying: “I am delighted that the original production of Mamma Mia will move to the stage of the beautiful Novello theatre. It is a perfect space for the musical. The Novello is a gem of a theatre that perfectly suits the creative needs of Mamma Mia, and provides a comfortable and friendly experience for audiences in the heart of Theatreland.”
Ramin Karimloo returns to Les Miserables
Having recently originated the role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies as well as having performed in the title role at the 25th Anniversary performance of Phantom of the Opera he returns to Les Miserables having previously starred as Enjolras.
Karimloo joins a current cast which includes Hadley Fraser as Javert, Caroline Sheen as Fantine and Alexia Khadime as Eponine.
Marti Pellow Joins Blood Brothers
The Scot, a well seasoned stage performer following stints in The Witches of Eastwick and Jekyll and Hyde, stepped into the role of the Narrator at the Pheonix from November the 1st.
Million Dollar Quartet is the juke box musical which tells the story of a legendary evening in rock ‘n’ roll folklore when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins convened on the Sun Records recording studios in Memphis for a impromptu jam session. Following a successful stint in the West End we are told the producers are now planning a national UK tour.
Replacing MDQ at the Noel Coward Theatre, will quite aptly be a Coward work in the form of Hay Fever.
The show which is one of Coward’s most popular, was last seen in the West End in 2006 when it starred Dame Judi Dench as Judith opposite Belinda Lang and Peter Bowles.
This time around Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Northam, Kevin McNally and Olivia Colman will star in Howard Davies’s production.
Lindsay Duncan will take on the role of Judith Bliss, once the star of the London stage and now intent on injecting drama into her retirement.
To spice up her weekend, she invites a young suitor to join her in the country, but her novelist husband and two children also have the same idea. The result of this inadvertent house party is a weekend of misjudged meetings, secret seductions and scandalous revelations
Monday, 14 November 2011
We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You, the musical at the Dominion Theatre in London came about as the result of a unique collaboration between Ben Elton, and supergroup Queen and features 31 of Queen's greatest hits and has been delighting west end theatre goers for the past decade
The Lion King
The Lion King, is an epic stage show at the Lyceum Theatre in London with a cast of over 40 actors, singers and dancers, and tells the story of of young Simba's epic adventures as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming king.
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical - the RSC's new awesome hit stage show comes to the Cambridge Theatre in London. . The show has been adapted for stage from Roald Dahl's awesome story about a gifted child with an extraordinary imagination. She loves reading and we, it seems, are all set to fall in love with her!
Rock Of Ages
Rock of Ages The Jukebox musical has arrived in London at the Shaftebury Theatre. Celebrating rock music of the1980's and the featuring classic anthems by Bon Jovi, Journey, Whitesnake, Poison, Pat Benatar and many more, you can expect to rock and sing along with old favourites including I Wanna Know What Love Is, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Every Rose Has Its Thorn, The Final Countdown, and We Built This City.
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Chicago The Musical, which follows the life and careers of two murderous showgirls Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, first opened in the west end at the Adelphi theatre in 1997, and is now finding its third London home at the Garrick.It transferred to from the Adelphi to the Cambridge Theatre in 2006, where it played to more than two million people in its five years at the venueProducer Barry Weissler said about the production: "Last week, and in spite of nature's attempts to spoil the party, we were delighted to see Chicago become the longest running American musical of all time, finally beating A Chorus Line's record set way back in 1990. And this week it brings me huge pleasure and personal pride to be able to announce that London's longest running revival will, thanks to Nica Burns and Nimax Theatres, return to the West End at the Garrick theatre."Over the years, Chicago The Musical has become famous for its inspired casting, with stars including David Hasselhoff, Jerry Springer, Christie Brinkley, Kelly Osborne, Denise Van Outen and Michelle Williams all joining the production. Casting for the opening at the Garrick is yet to be announced so please check the website for details as they come through.
Monday, 8 August 2011
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Monday, 20 June 2011
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Thursday, 2 June 2011
Saturday, 28 May 2011
The Matilda The Musical stage show is based on the much loved story by the late Roald Dahl and the new production has already had considerable success in its run at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon delighting both audiences and critics alike and the shows producers are very confident that this will be a triumphant transfer into the west end for what will be a great night out for all the family!
'Her parents think she is a nuisance and she thinks, quite rightly, they are only interested in watching tv. Life is not much better at school, where the monstrous headmistress Miss Trunchbull terrifies both teachers and pupils alike. Then one day Matilda discovers she has a very special power and decides it's time the grown-ups were taught a lesson. Be warned, the children are revolting...'
So for Matilda The Musical tickets and show story and venue information please visit the brand new dedicated and user friendly website online now from BmyConcierge.
Friday, 27 May 2011
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Monday, 23 May 2011
Advance sales of Rock Of Ages tickets have so far looked promising and suppliers are bullish about the show seeing it as a real challenger to we Will Rock You to be the number one Rock stage show in London after its successful runs in theatres as far and wide as the U.S, Canada and Australia.
And why not? This is a stage show that doesn't take itself too seriousely and is packed with 28 classic singalong rock anthems from the 1980's fused into a cheesy boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy wins girl back again storyline that should provide a nice little bit of escapism for the theatre going public for a couple of hours making Rock Of Ages tickets a nice little investment for people wishing to let their hair down and 'give it large' with a bit of 'air guitar'!
The Shaftesbury Theatre is the venue to host the Rock Of Ages stage show and producers hope that the 1400 seat capacity of the theatre will be enough to accommodate the demand with 8 shows a week to be played out. With a musical score that includes The Final Countdown, Don't Stop Believin', Every Rose Has Its Thorn, and We're Not Gonna Take It from classic 80's rock bands, Rock Of Ages tickets are being snapped up by the lucrative 35-55 age group which is another reason why the expectations are so high for the show.
So will Rock Of Ages in London be a hit or a massive bellyflop disapointment? Only time will tell but the omens are good so get your air guitars at the ready and head down to the Shaftesbury Theatre this September for a dose of sillyness and nostalgia that is sure to have you singing and dancing in the aisles!
Friday, 20 May 2011
Monday, 16 May 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Lend Me a Tenor tickets are now on sale for the shows opening at the Gielgud Theatre in London this June. Lend Me A Tenor is a tale of operatic calamity, set in Ohio in 1934, where the failing Grand Opera Company is about to be saved by the arrival of the world's greatest tenor Tito Merelli. When he is unexpectedly incapacitated, it is down to the director's meek assistant to find a replacement, a task made more difficult by a scheming soprano, a tenor-struck ingénue, a jealous wife and the Cleveland Police department.
Lend Me a Tenor is a musical comedy, which would even give Berlioz a belly-laugh and delight Donizetti, will star Matthew Kelly, making a swift West End return following the closure of Sign of the Times, alongside Damian Humbley, Michael Matus and Sophie-Louise Dann. Further casting is yet to be announced.
Book Lend me a Tenor tickets now for the Gielgud Theatre from 6th June 2011.
Judy Craymer the Mamma Mia producer has confirmed that her new musical project, Viva Forever, featuring the music of The Spice Girls will be directed by British theatre director Marianne Elliott and promises to be a modern fable of camaraderie, love and loyalty, has been written by Jennifer Saunders.
Marianne Elliott has worked for the Royal Exchange, Royal Court, RSC and National Theatre and is most famous for her direction, along with Tom Morris, of the National Theatre's War Horse, which is currently playing at the New London Theatre in London and has recently opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on Broadway to rave reviews. Her other productions include Saint Joan at the National starring Anne-Marie Duff and Alan Ayckbourn's Season's Greetings. Viva Forever is expected to open in London at the end of 2012.
Friday, 6 May 2011
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Even though it's been two decades since the tragic passing of the legendary front man Freddie Mercury people from all over the world still flock to the capital to pay homage to the great man and enjoy the bands music in a live setting on the west end stage.
London sightseeing tours operate taking visitors to see the great mans house in Logan Place, Kensington which has become a shrine with thousands of fans and well wishers scrawling messages to Freddie on the surrounding walls, so combining this with a trip to the theatre to see the We Will Rock You stage show is surely a must for all Queen fans wherever they are from.
Another reason why we Will Rock You tickets have remained so popular with the public over the past 9 years is value for money. in these troubled times of recession and uncertainty people need a bit of fun and release from their daily lives and this show provides that at very attractive prices as astute dealings between the theatre and major ticket suppliers mean that it is actually possible to book We Will Rock You tickets at discount prices for most performances with savings of up to 40% off the normal face value of the ticket.
As most people thrive on a bit of nostalgia the target audience for the show was originally the 35-50 age group, however the popularity of Queen seems incredibly to have increased over the past two decades and the band have found a brand new and younger fan base as well who book We Will Rock You tickets in their thousands looking for a rip roaring night out at affordable prices.
The combination of a fantastic musical score from Queen's back catalogue, along with a spectacular set, scene changes and a tongue in cheek story written by Ben Elton and great value for money discount prices looks set to ensure that We Will Rock you tickets will continue to be amongst the west ends best sellers for many years to come. So if you're a fan of Queen and enjoy music in a vibrant atmosphere live on stage then the We Will Rock You show at the Dominion is surely on the things to do list' for your next trip to London.
Monday, 2 May 2011
The omens are so far good with initial advance sales of Rock Of Ages tickets looking positive and with the shows successful runs in the U.S, Canada and Australia it is likely that the Rock Of Ages London show will be just as popular with the punters as the show targets the very lucrative 30-50 age group both male and female and looks to delight west end audiences with some great sing along anthems and tongue in cheek nostalgia giving a welcome release from daily life to the public with a good night out.
The Rock Of Ages stage show tries its best not to take itself too seriously with its boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back again storyline that manages to mix in 28 classic 1980's rock anthems into the mix including 'The Final Countdown' (Europe), 'We're Not Gonna Take It, (Twisted Sister), 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' (Bon Jovi) and of course 'Don't Stop Believing' (Journey) and it is this fusion of simple uncomplicated storyline mixed in with a rocking familiar musical score that the producers are pinning their hopes of wowing the west end theatre going public on.
Another plus point that should help the success of the show and sale of Rock Of Ages tickets is the confirmation of a making of a Hollywood movie version of the show starring Tom Cruise and Russell Brand which on paper looks to be inspired casting and could see the stage show audience increasing with the popularity of the movie as was the case with the (still) incredibly successful Mamma Mia.
So all in all the signals are positive for the sale of Rock Of Ages tickets and London could have a new pretender to the west end rock musical crown, so watch this space and 'Don't Stop Believing!'
Sunday, 1 May 2011
The story of Galileo and his group of Bohemians trying to bring rock music back to the people in a futuristic GaGa world ruled by the evil Killer Queen has now wowed audiences all over the world and has become a global phenomenon making We Will Rock You tickets some of the hottest property in theatre.
It is at the Dominion in London though where the show has its spritual home and looks to run for years to come as the London show has created what seems to be a unique atmosphere that delights audiences night after night as they sing along to the fantastic back catalogue of Queen hits that comes blasting into the auditorium. The We Will Rock You stage show has redefined west end theatre and brought a whole new type of audience to the Dominion as the incredible Queen fan base old and new lap it up.
The show is made even better value as astute dealings between the theatre and major ticket suppliers mean that We Will Rock You tickets can actually be bought at discount prices midweek for most performances making it even better value to the consumer adding to the fun.
The thirst for entertainment and nostalgia from the public along with a need for a good old fashioned knees up have all contributed to the success of the We Will Rock You show in London and the trend could be set to continue as another rock musical Rock Of Ages comes to the Shaftesbury Theatre in September, but its looking like We Will Rock You tickets will be in demand for a long time to come as great value and entertainment go hand in hand and both are available in abundence at the Dominion easing the stress and strain of modern daily life.
Saturday, 30 April 2011
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
London's west end is one of the best places in the world to see a stage show. Broadway in New York will always be the first place that a lot of people think of but for the sheer variety and number of shows, London can proudly claim to be the major location for any theatre lover. No matter what type of show you are interested in, there is something for just about everyone that will make for a great night out.
Although the We Will Rock You London performances are a stage musical like most others, the fact that the show features songs from the back catalogue of rock supergroup Queen makes this show popular to the bands huge global army of fans. The problem with many musicals is that they feature music that people are not familiar with which prevents them from fully getting into the show and puts them off. This is not the case with We Will Rock You in London as the vast majority of people will know all of the songs inside out. The music of Queen is still as popular today as it has ever been which can be seen in the wide demographic of the audience who come to see the show night after night!
Even people who were not even born at the time of Freddie Mercury’s tragic and untimely death are capable of being Queen fans and the fan base of the band has definitely increased over the past twenty years. The success of the musical will no doubt have played a part in this but with the quality of the music on offer, the band were never going to disappear from the public eye. We Will Rock You London performances are a perfect example of how the music of a group can live on long after they stop performing.
Although the We Will Rock You London stage show feature a great cast and ensemble, it is definitely the music that underpins its success. The plot-line can be humorous but when it is pinned over such famous and well known tunes, the audience cannot help but be swept away by the joy and excitement of the show. One of the major reasons a musical will do well is if the audience feels as though they are involved and knowing the music helps this to happen. This is because as well as watching the story on stage, people will be recalling their own memories that are conjured up by the music of Queen.
Of all the great value stage shows that are available in London at the moment, We Will Rock You tickets have to be some of the very best value as the audience know what they're getting before they set foot in the Dominion Theatre almost guaranteeing a great night out due to the fact that fans get to experience the magic of Queen songs in a live setting again. For any genuine Queen fan, the opportunity to relive those golden memories makes this a musical that cannot be missed. Who says 'nostalgia aint what it used to be!'
Monday, 25 April 2011
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Saturday, 23 April 2011
Fans of Queen are no longer able to see the original line-up perform due to the untimely death of the legendary Freddie Mercury but by buying We Will Rock You tickets, it is possible to experience the bands unforgettable songs once again in a live setting. There is something magical about being in the audience watching the music performed live you know and love, and this is something that the We Will Rock You show in London provides for its audience night after night.
In fact, you could say that We Will Rock You tickets have ‘a kind of magic’ which enables people to see and hear this fantastic back catalogue of songs once again in theatrical fashion! The sad and untimely passing of Freddie Mercury robbed the world of showbiz one of its most enigmatic performers and there is no doubt that the great man himself would have been tickled at the thought of his music forming the basis for a west end stage-show. There were few performers who could put on a better live show than Freddie Mercury and this show acts as a lasting tribute to his majestic stage performances.
It is not as though the music of Queen was all about one man though, as Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon were all involved in creating the magical unforgettable songs that people love! Brian May and Roger Taylor are also heavily involved along with comedian Ben Elton in the creation of the We Will Rock You stage show and it was their dream and perseverance that has led to the show being such a major west end hit that has now transformed into a global franchise. No matter where it is performed, We Will Rock You tickets are always in demand, indicating the popularity of this exceptional stage show and the songs on offer.
There is a great excitement about going to the theatre to see a show but not everyone enjoys this form of entertainment. Some people instinctively think that the theatre is boring and dull but then suddenly a show like We Will Rock You comes along to change people’s perceptions attracting a whole new audience to the theatre. There are many great west end shows to enjoy but for people who prefer their musicals to be more lively and modern; this is the type of show that will appeal. We Will Rock You tickets have helped modernise the London theatre for many people, giving them the chance to see a musical that they will enjoy.
We Will Rock You tickets have been selling to a wide audience all over the world which is an indication that musicals can be enjoyed by everyone. The mass popularity of Queen no doubt plays a big role in so many people being desperate to snap up tickets but it does indicate that people are prepared to give the theatre a try if they think they will like it. The mixture of plot-line and music works so well, it is no wonder that many people start to develop a wider appreciation of stage shows after witnessing We Will Rock You at its spiritual home of the Dominion Theatre in London.
Friday, 22 April 2011
Classic rock has experienced a revival recently but considering that We Will Rock You tickets have been selling like hot cakes since 2002, it would be wrong to tie the success of the show in with the recent revivals an reforming of other bands from the 1970's and '80's. The current craze for classic rock certainly won’t hurt anyones desire to see the show but even without it We Will Rock You tickets would still be hot property as the popularirty of Queen has never diminished.
There are many reasons for the over-riding popularity of the show and the huge demand for We Will Rock You tickets, but it would be wrong to overlook the importance of Queen. The legendary band have so many fans all over the world that there will always be a demand to see the show and as you would expect, there are some fans who have seen the show over and over again as it provides the perfect opportunity to relive these classic songs in a live setting bringing out the very best in these classic rock anthems.
There was a sense of flamboyance, pomp and majesty about the music of Queen and this is why their music works so well on the stage. The plotline for the We Will Rock You stage show is set in a futuristic world and is as hugely extravagant and over the top as you would expect. The setting for the show ties in perfectly with the music of the group and keen fans of the band will be snapping up We Will Rock You tickets for as long as the show remains on the London west end stage.
Although the Queen hits are central to the demand for We Will Rock You tickets, it would be wrong to underplay the role of the cast in the show’s success. Great songs and writing is one thing but it takes quality actors and performers to pull the show together and get the audience going and believing in the plot. This is certainly the case with the We Will Rock You show, which is no mean feat given the outlandish and spectacular nature of the show. Of course, this means the show is a lot more upbeat and energetic than many west end musicals, which makes it perfect for people who may not necessarily consider themselves fans of the genre.
The beauty of We Will Rock You tickets is that they provide more than a show; they provide the audience with the opportunity to enjoy the songs of Queen once more live. Listening to the songs at home can be enjoyable but seeing them performed in the live theatre with a full crowd singing along adds an extra dimension and atmosphere to the songs, which greatly increases the enjoyment factor. We Will Rock You is a tremendous way to enjoy live theatre while recapturing the great moments of greatest rock bands of all time from their heyday.
Thursday, 21 April 2011
There are other ways to relive and experience the music of Queen, one being enjoying a night at the theatre seeing We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre in London. We Will Rock You tickets give Queen fans both old and new an opportunity to experience the classic songs in a live setting once again.
Freddie Mercury used to know how to work a crowd and was one of the most flamboyant entertainers ever to grace the stage. You get the impression that the great man himself would have loved the idea of his songs being used as the basis for a west end musical entertaining audiences night after night and now that the show has been a hit right across the globe We Will Rock You tickets are in high demand as the show is one of the biggest stage successes of all time. Given the worldwide popularity of Queen this comes as no real suprise and acts as a legacy to the esteem that the band is held in.
The music in the show is of course important but We Will RockYou tickets wouldn't be in such high demand if the show didn't also have the 'wow' factor as well. If people were only interested in listening to Queen songs they could just as easily sit at home and listen to records or watch DVD's, thankfully the plot of the show with great writing from Ben Elton along with spectacular settings and scene changes complements the music perfectly making it a very enjoyable night out at the theatre even for people not fully aquainted with the Queen back catalogue.
Knowing the music of Queen however makes the evening an even greater thrill and gives audiences the opportunity to sing along with all of their favourite songs throughout the show. Part of the reason that there is so much demand for We Will Rock You tickets is that audiences know what they're getting before the the curtain goes up and can participate throughout the evening with a good old sing song!
Queen were at the top of their game for two decades in their original format and accrued a massive global fanbase but thanks to the We Will Rock You stage show they have now recruited a whole new generation of fans two decades after the tragic passing of Freddie Mercury.
There are many great west end show tickets to pick up but very few with the universal appeal of We Will Rock You tickets. This is because the show manages to combine a good storyline with some of the greatest rock anthems of all time. Whether you love musicals, queen or just enjoy a good night out, the We Will Rock You show at the Dominion Theatre in London delivers the goods, and if you manage to get your hands on discount tickets which can be available for midweek performances all the better!
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Queen are probably one of the most popular rock bands of all time with a back catalogue of songs that are instantly recognisable to the majority of people on the planet which gives extra appeal to the We Will Rock You stage show as fans of Queen young and old alike snap up tickets to enjoy a great singalong night out at the theatre. The fact that Queen songs have stood the test of time is probably why We Will Rock You tickets are still as popular today as they were back in 2002 as the public lap up the live experience of the cast blasting out their favourite hits from the legendary rock band.
The plot of the We Will Rock You London show blends in the Queen songs into a futuristic world where manufactured pop bands rule the roost and guitar and rock bands are outlawed. An underground movement exists though where this music can be enjoyed which gains enough momentum to eventually overthrow the evil 'Killer Queen'. Although the plot is a simple one designed to accommodate the vast array of Queen hits there is great writing from Ben Elton giving the show a humorous edge to it. It is this fusion between the music and storyline that has ensured the popularity of We Will Rock You tickets for nearly a decade and has attracted a loyal public that would perhaps not usually go to west end musicals.
The simple fact that the We Will Rock You show focuses around the music of Queen brings an entirely new audience to the west end as loyal Queen fans lap it up again and again coming from all around the world to see the show in its spiritual home of the Dominion Theatre and it would seem that even though We Will Rock You tickets can be bought for performances of the show in cities accross the globe as it has become an international franchise the London version seems to just go from strength to strength.
In fact the emergence of the We Will Rock you musical franchise has bred a brand new generation of Queen fans who maybe wouldn't have familiarised themselves with the band if the show hadn't opened which has perhaps given Queen a legacy that will last for decades to come.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
So will it be We Will Rock You or Rock Of Ages tickets that are the hottest draw on the London stage this summer? The London opening of Rock Of Ages will see a new show packed with 28 classic rock anthems from the 1980's including 'The Final Countdown', 'We're Not Gonna Take It' and 'Don't Stop Believing' to name but a few and covering a whole decade and appealing to the 30-50 age group which should pretty much guarantee a solid run in the west end.
We Will Rock You tickets although available now at discount prices are still a major draw and the show featuring the hits from supergroup Queen continues packing them in at the Dominion theatre and the shows popularity shows no sign of going away.
Of course there is very possibly room for both of these shows in the capital but with the arrival of Rock Of Ages the theatre going public now have another rock musical option which should eventually see fierce competition for tickets which should hopefully benefit the consumer.
We Will Rock You Vs Rock Of Ages? One thing is for sure, the air guitars are going to be put to good use this summer!
Monday, 18 April 2011
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