Monday, 27 April 2015

Lion King Extends Until January 2016 At The Lyceum

Producers of Disney's  The Lion King have announced the extension of its booking period until January 2016 at the Lyceum Theatre, with new ticket stock now on sale.

The West End production of the hit musical has so far been seen by an incredible 12 million theatregoers and celebrated its 15th anniversary at the West End venue in October last year while global income from the show has been said to exceed that of any film or entertainment title in box office history.  The Lion King is currently the sixth longest running musical in the history of West End theatre, and recently embarked on a successful tour of the UK which has been seen so far by over 1.8 million people. The show has also to date been showcased in 19 different countries throughout six continents.

The show is based on the animated Walt Disney movie of the same name following the fortunes of Simba the young lion prince whose birth results in his uncle Scar being pushed back to second in line to the throne. The evil Scar both plots and takes action to dispose of young Simba and his father Mufasa, to make himself king.  Although Simba survives he is led to believe that his father died because of him and he decides to flee the kingdom.  After almost dying from exhaustion himself Simba is found and rescued by the unlikely pairing of Timon - a Meercat and Pumbaa - a Wharthog who nurse him back to health and the three of them go off to live a carefree existence in the jungle under the banner of 'Hakuna Matata' (meaning no worries in Swahili) until Simba grows up.  However, after seeing a vision of his father who tells him he must go back to the Pride Lands and reclaim his kingdom, Simba realises that he can no longer run from his past and joined with Timon and Pumbaa decides to go home to fight for his birth right.

The Lion King has a book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, and songs written by Elton John and Tim Rice, along with some additional songs by Lebo M, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer. The show is directed by Julie Taymor, designed by Richard Hudson, with lighting by Donald Holder and choreography by Garth Fagan.

To book tickets to The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in London CLICK HERE
 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Gypsy The Musical Extends Booking Period

Jonathan Kent's hugely acclaimed new production of the Broadway classic musical Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton is extending its booking period following a successful opening night and will now play at the Savoy Theatre in the West End Venue until at least November 28th

Loosely based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the legendary American burlesque entertainer, Gypsy first opened on Broadway in 1959 with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents  and tells the story of Momma Rose and her two daughters, Baby June and Louise, who trek all across the USA with their family vaudeville act.  As times change and audiences become more demanding, the two girls begin to formulate their own ambitions as the rise of burlesque is thrust upon them, and it seems that things will never be the same again for Momma Rose.

Gypsy has been referred to as the greatest ever American musical and the original U.S production received eight Tony Award nominations including 'Best Musical' before closing in 1961 after 702 performances and going on a tour across the USA and subsequently crossing over the pond and opening in London at the Piccadilly Theatre in 1973 where it played 300 performances.  The show has since had several revivals throughout the American continent but this is the first time it has been seen in the West End since closing in 1974.

The current production premiered to huge critical acclaim at the Chichester Festival prior to it's transfer to the Savoy Theatre and was originally set for a limited run up until July 18th before this current booking extension due to popular demand.

To book tickets to Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre in London please CLICK HERE

Friday, 10 April 2015

The Play That Goes Wrong Extends Booking Period

/servlet/file/store5/item274656/version1/fileservice770/274656_770_preview.jpg The Play That Goes Wrong  has announced that they are now extending the booking period until at least February 14th 2016 ensuring that the anarchy and chaos that has so far delighted West End audiences at the Duchess Theatre will go on!
 
The remarkable success story continues for the aptly titled West End production which was first performed at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington back in 2013, and according to producer Kenny Wax ended up showcasing in the West End by mistake after a booking mix up!  Speaking about the show's success story Wax said “It is remarkable that a booking taken accidentally by an intern ‘from The Duchess’ for what she thought was a one-off charity performance for the Duchess of Grantham, has turned into a long running smash hit at the DUCHESS THEATRE in the heart of London's glittering West End. I have invited the intern to the Olivier Awards. It was the least I could do.”

The transfer into the West End was finally made in March this year after a short 4 week run at Trafalgar Studio 2 in Whitehall and audiences and critics alike have raved about the show to the extent that the booking period has now extended.

The plot centres around the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they endeavour to stage a 1920's style murder mystery that result of which being as the title suggests that everything that can possibly go wrong with the ill fated production............does!

The play's marketing department have also got in on the act by amongst other things telling people not to come and printing adverts upside down.  They also claim to have put tickets on sale for the production up until 2026 apparently 'for those who want to book ahead!'

To book The Play That Goes Wrong tickets including online special offers CLICK HERE


 

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Flash Sale For Let It Be - Book By Monday!

Let It Be is back in the West End at the Garrick Theatre and is jam-packed with over forty of The Beatles’ greatest hits.
 
Come and relive The Fab Four's meteoric rise to superstardom from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of the phenomenon that became known as 'Beatlemania', to their eventual Apple studio masterpieces, and see live performances of early hits such as Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. Travel back to the magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
 
GREAT STALLS AND DRESS CIRCLE SEATS WERE £65, BUT IN OUR EXCLUSIVE FLASH SALE THEY ARE JUST £37.50, SAVING YOU £27.50 PER TICKET WHEN YOU BOOK BY MONDAY.*

SAVE OVER 40% - BOOK BY MONDAY

·         Stalls & Dress Circle Seats
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To take advantage of this amazing Flash Sale please CLICK HERE

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