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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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