Thursday, 30 August 2012

The Lion King Tour – Opens August 31st!

The first ever Lion King Tour is just around the corner!  It opens on Friday 31 August at the Bristol Hippodrome.
2011 was the most successful year for The Lion King musical in the West End.  It broke the industry record for the highest annual gross box office in the history of West End shows. You might ask, why hasn’t it gone on the road before now? Well, it took 4 years to get to this stage – now finally it is here!
Young Simba and Young Nala are being played by a group of local young actors, and the rest of the cast represents 12 different nationalities! Cleveland Cathnott, Carol Stenett and Gugwana Dlamini, who have all appeared in the West End show, will reprise their roles of Mufasa, Nala and Rafiki respectively. Nichloas Nkuna will make his UK debut as Simba.
The Lion King tour begins and Bristol Hippodrome. After 11 weeks, the musical moves to The Palace Theatre, in Manchester. It will be on the road for two years in total.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Save 35% On Shrek The Musical Tickets

There is a 48hr Flash Sale on Shrek the Musical Tickets!  Get top price tickets for only £39.50 – thats over 35% savings!
Show: Shrek The Musical
Venue: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Offer Valid: Monday & Wednesday to Friday evening performances and Thursday matinees, from 3rd September to 12th October.
Offer Ends: Thursday 30th August, 2.30pm
The musical has been adapted from the Dreamworks film, Shrek, set in the not-so-idyllic land of fairytale.  Unlikely hero, Shrek the Ogre, and his equally unlikely noble steed, Donkey, set off to resuce the beautiful Princess Fiona, locked away in the highest room of the tallest tower.  A great, colourful, feel good fairytale – charming, modern and a fun treat for the kids.
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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Phantom of the Opera Cast Changes

From September 3rd, Phantom of the Opera will have new actors in the roles of The Phantom, Raoul, Carlotta and Christine.
Headlining the cast change is Marcus Lovett, who will take the lead role of the Phantom. He is replacing Peter Joback. Lovett has been in the role on Broadway, and now he brings his experience to the West End. Lovett has also been in the Broadway production of Les Miserables.  In the West End he originated the role of The Man in Whistle Down the Wind, at the Aldwych Theatre. He also released a solo album in 2008, ‘Marcus Lovett, The Give Moment’.
Simon Thomas, whose most recent role was as Warner in Legally Blonde, will be taking over from Killian Donnelly as Raoul. Other credits include the lead in Tarzan in Hamburg, and the Prince in Rapunzel at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park.
Lara Martins is replacing Wendy Ferguson as Carlotta, the opera singer with the original solo Think of Me. Martins is a world renowned Soprano opera singer.  Recent parts include Sofia in Il Signor Bruschino by Rossini for the Opéra National de Bordeaux and Blondchen in Entfürung aus dem Serail for Opera de Marseille.
Finally, Anna O’Byrne is replacing Sofia Escobar as Christine at certain performances only. Anna is no stranger to the role. She has most recently played Christine in the Australian premiere of Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to Phantom of the Opera. Anna made her debut professional role as Christine in the Australian production of Phantom of the Opera, initially as an understudy, and then as a lead. She also created the role in the film. Sofia Ecobar will continue as Christine in most performances.
Phantom of the Opera is playing now at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Book now to see Marcus Lovett playing The Phantom.
Monday, 27 August 2012

Chariots Of Fire – Our Reader's Review

Last week, our reader Declan went to see Chariots of Fire, at the Gielgud Theatre. Read his review to find out what he thought!
Opening in May at the Hampstead Theatre before transferring to the Gielgud in June, Mike Bartlett’s adaptation of the 1981 film is proving a commercial success. The play follows the careers of Eric Liddell (Jack Lowden) and Harold Abrahams (James McArdle).  The first is the son of a missionary who claims to run “for the glory of God”, the other a fiercely competitive Cambridge student who runs to prove himself against the prejudice he experiences as a Jew.  In the lead up to the 1924 Paris Olympics, each is challenged by those closest to him, forcing him to question his true motives and to make sacrifices for what he believes in: love, God, King, country, or running.
‘sheer energy of the versatile characters’
Given the immanence of the London Olympics, the production couldn’t be more timely. However, perhaps as a result of being put together in time for the games, the piece feels like it has been rushed into production, and the mix of directorial techniques employed by Edward Hall can be distracting, preventing full engagement with the story or characters. Despite such flaws, the sheer energy maintained by the impressively versatile cast manages to pull the play through, creating, finally, an entertaining evening out.
‘physical comedy often had the audience in stitches’
The greatest strength of the play was its ensemble cast. Changing in and out of 1920s Cambridge University dress, running gear, and Scotch-tweeds whilst jogging props and scenery on and off stage at lightning speed, cast members were used effectively to evoke changing locations and atmospheres on an otherwise bare stage. They were evidently having a great time, belting out Gilbert and Sullivan numbers (Abrahams met his wife Sybil –Savannah Stevenson – at the Cambridge Gilbert and Sullivan society) with gusto. Their joy was infectious, and moments of physical comedy often had the audience in stitches. The leads were less impressive. McArdle spoke in strained but emotionless half-shouts, failing to evoke much sympathy for the bullish Abrahams, whilst Lowden’s relaxed manner meant that we never really got the impression of Liddell as a man torn within himself.
‘imaginative staging’ but a dated score ‘camp rather than moving’
The staging was imaginative, with a figure of eight track running behind members of the audience on both sides of a round centrepiece. This centrepiece had two revolving components, allowing constant movement, and acting as a treadmill so that actors could achieve some pace. Lighting was also used well, combining with minimal, moveable scenery to evoke chapels, college quads, and period film in simple but effective ways. The iconic Vangelis score, however, sounded a little dated with its 1980s-synth timbres. In the context of the frequent Gilbert and Sullivan tunes and the cast’s constant clowning, it came across as camp rather than moving.
‘anyone with Olympic fever will have an excellent time’
Chariots of Fire works as a fun West End show. Its pace, its intense physicality, and its very English spirit of derring-do carry it through despite the hit-and-miss nature of Hall’s impressively bold direction. Anyone with Olympic fever, stirred by patriotic fervour, or very keen on running, will have an excellent time. Others may be impressed by the set pieces but are likely to feel that it ultimately fails to get off the starting line.
Thank you, Declan, for sharing your thoughts!  
Tell us what you think of Chariots of Fire, at the Gielgud Theatre.
Friday, 24 August 2012

Volcano – Our Reader's Review

Our reader Stephanie went to see Noel Coward’s play, Volcano, now playing at the Vaudeville Theatre. Check out what she thought about the steamy play, set on Jamaican-style island Samolo, at the side of a volcano.
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photo by Catherine Ferris
‘overt discussion of sex and infidelity’
Noel Coward’s Volcano, never performed in his lifetime, is a product of his period spent living in Jamaica where he sought refuge from the clamour of fame – and probably tax. The often tense dialogue of the play is contrasted with the steamy, languid atmosphere of the Jamaican tropics. Written during the post-WW2 period of radical change and liberalism, Volcano reveals Cowards ability to change with the times. The play’s often overt discussion of sex and infidelity was not what his audience expected, and Volcano was shelved.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Save Over 25% on Les Miserables Tickets!

Just as one flash sale ends another one begins on great London Musicals!
Missed out on getting your Phantom of the Opera tickets?  Get 25% off top price Les Miserables tickets if you book in the next 48hrs.
Top price tickets worth £65 are down to £48.
Third price tickets worth £48 are down to £34.50.
Show: Les Miserables
Venue: Queen’s Theatre
Starring: Danielle Hope as Eponine
Offer Valid: Monday to Thursday performances between 3rd September and 11th October
Offer Ends: Friday 24th August at 2.30pm
Les Miserables is the longest running musical in the West End.  It has been seen by over 60 million people in 30 cities since it opened.
Our reviewer said: ‘war, freedom and destiny; universal themes, which will continue to captivate and move any audience, from any country, in any era.’ 
Remember to buy your Les Miserables tickets in the next 48hrs to make this great saving!
Monday, 20 August 2012

Save Over 25% On Phantom of the Opera Tickets!


Theatrepeople.com is offering a Flash Sale on Phantom of the Opera tickets for the next 24 hours only!
Get top price tickets worth £65 for just £48…
… and second price tickets worth £50 for £39.50
That’s over 25% savings!
Show: Phantom of the Opera
Venue: Her Majesty’s Theatre
Offer Valid: Monday to Friday performances between 3rd September and 11th October.
Offer Ends: Wednesday 22nd August at 2.30pm
Our reviewer said…
‘There is certainly something about this production that just works. All the scenes, such as the phantom s candle-lit lair, Christine s dressing room, and the misty opera house roof tops, blend together seamlessly… The lush and lavish set, perfectly captures that over-the-top feel of Victorian operetta, slowly transforming as the plot descends into darkening horror.’
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Friday, 17 August 2012

Bruce Springsteen at the Etihad Stadium – Review

Music-mad Scott Mason saw Bruce Springsteen live in Manchester last month at the Etihad Stadium– and here’s what he thought of the man they call The Boss.


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Toplondonshows: There’s always plenty of hype around a Springsteen concert – is he really as good as people say he is?
SM: When a man who’s nearly a pensioner plays non-stop for 3.5+ hours without losing the slightest bit of interest from a stadium full of people, you know he’s good. The Boss is still bossing the world stage, putting those half his age to shame.

Toplondonshows: Was it your first Springsteen experience? If not, how did it rank compared to previous gigs?
SM: It was my first time, but it certainly won’t be the last. I will have retired from gig-going before he retires from the stage.
Toplondonshows: By all accounts it was a damp night in Manchester – not that there’s any other kind of night in what surely be the wettest city in the UK! Did the weather put a dampener on the atmosphere at all?
SM: It only added to the whole experience. Outdoor gigs are much better in the rain.
Toplondonshows: Give us an idea of the type of setlist he played…
SM: They hit the stage at about 7.15pm because they knew the show was going to be 3.5 hours long, so it all felt a bit surreal to start with. They blasted out Badlands to kick it all off and it all got quite emotional as the show went on. This is the E Street Band’s first European tour since their legendary saxophonist, Clarence Clemons, passed away. His nephew has done a superb job of filling one of the biggest pairs of shoes in the industry.
Toplondonshows: What was the standout tune for you? 
SM: The last song of the night, Twist & Shout, was one of the standout songs of any gig I’ve ever been to. If anybody knows how to put you in a good mood, it’s Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.
ToplondonshowsSpringsteen is renowned for playing epic sets and recently got in trouble for breaking a curfew at his Hyde Park gig. Did his set go on for too long?
SM: It wasn’t long enough! It finished on such a high that my girlfriend and I had post-Bruce blues when we got home! I can’t imagine how mad I would have been if they’d have cut offTwist & Shout in Manchester.
Toplondonshows: Sounds like your Springsteen mad. Planning your next trip to see The Boss?
SM: I actually nearly went to the Hard Rock Calling gig. His last few European gigs this tour are in Scandinavia, so I’m not sure I can afford that at a few days’ notice! I’m sure he’ll be back, though, so I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out.
Thanks for your time, Scott, and keep on rocking!!

Pop Stars in West End Shows for Children in Need

Children in Need is coming up in November. The BBC has launched Pop Goes The Musical 2012, which this year includes Blue, Alexandra Burke and Geri Halliwell. This Autumn, they will sing in West End shows for one special performance.

Alexandra Burke – Les Miserables

On Tuesday 18th September, X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke will perform a hit from the longest running West End show, Les Miserables – the story of Jean Valjean’s struggle during the French Revolution.

Geri Haliwell – Singin’ in the Rain

Queen of Girl Power, Geri Haliwell, has just rocked the stadium at the Olympic closing ceremony. On Thursday 25th October she will join the cast of Singin’ In The Rain. The Viva Forever! musical, with her own Spice Girls songs, will also be on in the West End this autumn.

Stooshe and Macy Gray – Thriller – Live

Two acts, new pop sensation Stooshe, and soul singer Macy Gray, will tread the boards in the Michael Jackson show Thriller – Live. They will join the cast on Thursday 15th November.

Blue – Jersey Boys

Finally, the boy band Blue will become the Four Seasons in the Jersey Boys musical, a hit on Broadway and here in the West End. They will put on the famous red jackets of the Jersey Boys on Thursday 11th October.
The special price top seat tickets will be £80, and half the money will go to Children in Need.
This is the second year that Children in Need have put celebs into West End shows with Pop Goes The Musical. Last year four top pop acts performed hit songs in other London musicals.
Geri Haliwell’s fellow Spice girl Mel C, appeared in the Queen musical, We Will Rock You, to sing ‘We Are The Champions’. This was not the first time she had starred in a West End show, she was Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers in 2009 and will be in the upcoming tour of Jesus Christ Superstar along with Chris Moyles. X-Factor winner Stacey Soloman sang ‘For Good’ in Wicked, Peter Andre sang ‘Unchained Melody’ in Ghost, and The Sugar Babes sang the title track of the musical Mamma Mia!
We do not yet know which songs this year’s popsters will sing. Anyone got any thoughts on what they would like to see these stars singing?
Thursday, 16 August 2012

Harry Hill Creating ‘X Factor the Musical’

Yes you read that right, there is going to be a X Factor Musical!

Harry Hill, the comedian famous for Harry Hill’s TV Burp, which disects all the funny moments from the week’s TV programmes has confirmed that he and co-writer Steve Brown are writing the musical based on the long running ITV talent competition.
Unbelievably, Simon Cowell has given the go-ahead for the musical too!
Hill said ”He [Cowell] liked it, so we’re doing it. It’s like a TV Burp treatment, a celebration/piss-take, to get the lovers and haters in. It’s not caustic, like Jerry Springer: The Opera. That would be quite an easy route to take, but we want it to be funny above everything.”
This sounds like a brilliant idea! Thinking back to all the infamous and dodgy auditions, they will have a lot of fun with this!
No word yet on when or where the musical will materialise, or even an official name for the show but we do hope it’s soon! It’s certainly going to be different to anything we’ve seen, lets hope it makes it to London and becomes one of the big west end musicals.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Save Over 35% On Billy Elliot Tickets!

Theatrepeople.com are running a Flash Sale on the hot London Musical, Billy Elliot!  Top price Billy Elliot tickets for only £39.99!  What a bargain!
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Tickets usually worth £65 are down to £39.99.
Tickets worth £37.50 are down to £29.99.
Show: Billy Elliot
Venue: Victoria Palace Theatre
Saving: Over 35%
Valid for: Monday to Friday performances from 15th August to 26th October
Offer Ends: Friday August 17th
We said: ‘Billy Elliot is set in a County Durham mining town in 1984/5, in the heart of Arthur Scargill s miners strikes. The working-class solidarity which lurks in the background of the film is brought to the fore in Elton John s uplifting refrains, ‘ Solidarity, solidarity forever! ’ and ’We all go together when we go … the best musical in the West End since The Lion King’

Alice Cooper in Rock of Ages!

Earlier this week, speculation was growing for a rumoured performance by Alice Cooper in Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury Theatre!
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He was hinting on Twitter, leading up to the Tuesday night performance, that he might make an appearance. 
He didn’t disappoint either! Alice Cooper bounded on stage to perform his classic 1972 hit “School’s Out” to celebrate the song’s 40th anniversary!
Here’s some sneaky footage of his performance on stage!
In his hay day, some MP’s tried to get Alice Cooper banned from performing in the UK due to his outrageous behaviour and performances which often included snakes, saws and guillotines! It obviously didn’t work, just look at the audience’s reaction, they were loving it!
Was anyone lucky enough to see him in Rock of Ages on Tuesday?
Monday, 13 August 2012

58% Off The 39 Steps Tickets!

Good news, for 48 hours only you can get 58% off top price tickets to see The 39 Steps!
Tickets worth £47.50 are down to £19.99 if you book before Wednesday 2.30pm.

Show: The 39 Steps
Venue: The Criterion Theatre
Offer Valid: Monday – Friday performances between Sunday 19th August to Friday 28th September.
Offer Ends: Wednesday 15th August 2.30pm
It is 1935, rumour and war is rife in London, and somehow innocent bystander Richard Hannay has been caught up in a top secret spy mission regarding the rumours. This hilarious stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s film The 39 Steps is a farcical spoof, in which a cast of four courageously attempt to represent every role in the character-heavy film.
Consistently rated 5 stars by or customers!  
Saturday, 11 August 2012

Why Was it So Hard to Buy Olympic Tickets?

Dominating the headlines for the last week have been stories about the sheer amount of empty seats, how hard it has been get tickets to events and the problems that official seller, Ticketmaster, have faced during the entire ticket-buying process. Here are some of the ways they could have improved the experience.

- Improve the appearance of the website
The London Olympics is one of the most anticipated events on the planet. The website really doesn’t reflect the excitement and significance of the event – it feels rather boring and uninspiring unlike the Olympics itself!
 
- Have a helpful search filter
When searching for tickets, the website forces you to search by venue or event – which there are a lot of. This is extremely time consuming as 9 times out of 10, there are no tickets and the process resembles finding a needle in a haystack. What would have made more sense is being able to search by date or just list all available tickets!
 
- Only show available price brackets
In the unlikely event that you actually find available tickets for a sport you want to see, all the price bracket prices are shown. This is deceiving as it suggests that the whole range of prices are available. Tickets can cost from £20.12 to £2,012. There is nothing worse than the disappointment you feel once you realise the two tickets you have found will cost you a lot more money.
 
- Lower ticket prices for that matter!
Lower prices = more tickets sold, meaning less empty seats in the first place! At a time of recession in the UK wouldn’t have been fantastic to see tickets fairly made available to everyone regardless of income?
 
- Selected ticket doesn’t mean reserved ticket
The heartbreak doesn’t stop there. Once you’ve found the tickets, happy with the price you are going to pay, you go straight to the checkout, right? –  wrong. Your ‘selected tickets’ are not yours yet – and may not even exist. You’re then put in a queue whilst Ticketmaster actually checks if there are tickets available for sale. If you get past this stage you are one of the lucky ones!
 
- Applying a purchase time countdown
The main source of Ticketmaster’s problems is the slow updates on which tickets are available. This is a problem they experienced while selling tickets for the Beijing Olympics too.  Having a reservation countdown once a user has selected tickets would mean a lot less disappointment and a few more happy customers. We think this would create a fairer system so customers know how long they’ve got to complete the purchase, just like we have on Ticket.com!
 
- Avoid selling tickets for same/following day events
Although LOCOG’s (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) releasing of unused tickets is combating the whole empty seat problem, selling tickets for the day or following day doesn’t give much of a chance to those living outside London or near other venues. A lot of the re-released tickets go on sale a few hours before the event starts which doesn’t allow people to plan ahead, arrange travel and work and in some cases it is going to put people off buying tickets. Since tickets have started to be re-released, according to Reuters UK, 2.5 million people have been trying to get tickets everyday.
 
- Keep the website running – even in busy periods
Ticketmaster was selected to be the Olympic ticket seller because of their experience and strong infrastructure. However, throughout the ticket selling process they have had problems with the slow updates of ticket availability. This has affected both the selling and reselling websites. The problems are something that would not be expected of such a massive ticket company, who were thought to be well equipped for a process as big as the Olympics.
Thursday, 9 August 2012

Shows for the Summer Holidays

he 6 week summer holidays can feel like a long time! If you’re stuck for ideas on what to do with the kids this summer, take a look at what west end musicals and plays are on offer, perfect for children.
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Matilda The Musical

Fast becoming one of the most popular west end musicals, Matilda is the show that everyone wants to see. Based on the Roald Dahl classic, the stage show captures all the naughtiness of the book. Get your west end tickets now.
Cambridge Theatre until 17th February 2013
Tickets from £32
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Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain

History has never been so fun thanks to CBBC’s Horrible Histories series. The TV programme is now just as popular on stage, and the Barmy Britain tour is even more gory, gruesome and hilarious.
Garrick Theatre until 1st September 2012
Tickets from £15

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Shrek The Musical

The popular fairytale film has recently made its move to the stage and has had a host of familiar faces in its cast, from Richard Blackwood to Amanda Holden. The show is just as funny as the film for both children and adults.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane until 30th June 2013
Tickets from £21 

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The classic children’s picture book has been brought to life with music and lyrics. The show is full of sing-a-long’s and laughter, perfect for the little ones.
Lyric Theatre until 2nd September 2012
Tickets from £17

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The Lion King

The Lion King is one of the longest running musicals in London. Its beautiful and intricate costumes and set are vibrant and the show is energetic and colourful – perfect for sparking little imaginations!
Lyceum Theatre until 14th April 2013
Tickets from £38

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Dora The Explorer

Dora The Explorer is live on stage again but this time she has lost her toys and sets out on an adventure with all her friends to find them!
Apollo Theatre 28th August – 16th September
Tickets from £17


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The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe

Watch this beautiful production from within a 360 degree theatre with 3D projections all around. The wonderful set, props and costumes takes you on the journey to Narnia with Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.
The ThreeSixty Theatre until 9th September 2012
Tickets from £18.50

Ice Age Live! a Mammoth Adventure

Ice Age Live is touring the UK, playing in London, Cardiff and Nottingham. This brand-new story brings you all your favourite Ice Age characters and some new ones too! Fun packed, dramatic and funny – this is a must for the family.
Various Venues until 18th September 2012
Tickets from £30

Hyde Park – The Place To Be This Summer

This summer, Hyde Park has become the home to many events from sport, to festivals, to theatre. Two of these events are perfect for summer holiday outings and a little different to anything else.
 
A new attraction, Russia.Sochi.Park is the latest event to have found it’s way to London’s favourite park. 
 
Taking place for the duration of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the event includes spectacular ice shows, children’s activities, Russian athletes, and a chance to sample food and drink from across Russia.

 
It’s a great opportunity to learn about a completely different culture with activities that will appeal to the whole family in the beautiful surrounds of Hyde Park.
 
The idea is to promote Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics 2012. The theme is winter wonderland and the main focus will be on the amazing Ice Arena.  
 
 
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26th July — 12th August 2012
— Visitor experience: 10am – 9:30pm 
    (8:30pm last admission)
— Ice arena (afternoon): 1pm – 3pm
— Ice arena (evening): 7:00pm – 9:30pm
 
Russia.Sochi.Park website
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The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

 
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe is also playing in Hyde Park this summer, at The Three Sixty Theatre until 9th September 2012. 
 
The theatre is a completely unique experience to any other production space. The show features amazing 3D projection and epic scenery, costume and staging has been enjoyed by thousands of people during it’s run but is soon coming to an end.
 
The stageshow is an adaptation of C.S Lewis’ classic children’s novel of the same name. We follow Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy on their journey through the wardrobe and into the magical Narnia.
 
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardobe tickets
Wednesday, 8 August 2012

The Bodyguard Musical Cast Announced

The new  West End Show, The Bodyguard musical, is previewing at the Adelphi Theatre from November!
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From the hit film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, the musical takes Whitney Houston’s classic tracks, including ‘One Moment In Time’, and transforms them into the classic love story.
The full cast of the Bodyguard musical has just been announced:
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R&B artist, Heather Headley, will play Whitney Houston’s role, Rachel Marron. Heather’s hits include ‘In My Mind’ and ‘I Wish I Wasn’t', and she is a notable singing partner of classical singer, Andrea Bocelli.  The Bodyguard will be Headley’s West End shows debut.
Lloyd Owen
Lloyd Owen will play the ‘Bodyguard’ himself, Frank Farmer.  Owen has an impressive back record of West End theatre to his name, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, Closer, and Our Boys.  Lloyd Owen is less known for his musical appearances, so it remains to be seen how he does as The Bodyguard!
Other cast members include Debbie Kurup as Nicki Marron (credits include Velma in Chicago, Deloris in Sister Act) and Mark Letheren as the Stalker.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

36% Off Top Hat Tickets!

Good news!  We are breaking with tradition, and for the next week only are having a flash sale Monday to Wednesday! Offer is available on Theatrepeople.com

Get 36% Off  Top Hat tickets, for 48hrs only!
£62.50 down to £39.99 on top price seats.
£45.00 down to £29.99 on second price seats.
Show: Top Hat
Venue: Aldwych Theatre
Starring: Tom Chambers
Valid for: Monday to Saturday performances between 6th August and 1st September.
Offer ends: Wednesday 8th August, 14.30.
The Guardian – ‘The evening can be quickly summed up as great songs, daft book; and one simply waits patiently for the next Irving Berlin number or elegant dance routine to come along which, happily, they do with reasonable frequency.’