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Some of the Latest Shows in London are
42nd Street (Musical)
Aladdin (Disney Classic)
An American in Paris (Musical)
Annie (Musical)
Bat Out of Hell (Musical)
Company (Musical) from September 2018
Dreamgirls (Musical)
Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Musical)
Five Guys Named Moe (Musical)
Girl From the North Country (play)
Kinky Boots (Musical)
La Soiree
Les Miserables (musical);
Mamma Mia (musical)
Matilda (musical)
Motown (Musical)
School of Rock (musical)
Strictly Ballroom (musical) from March 2018
The Book of Mormon (musical)
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (comedy)
The Exorcist
The Ferryman (Play)
The King and I From July 2018
The Lion King (musical)
The Mousetrap (play)
The Phantom of the Opera (musical))
The Play that Goes Wrong
Thriller (musical)
Tina- The Tina Turner Musical from March 2018
Wicked (musical)
Woman in Black (play)
Young Frankenstein

42nd STREET (Musical)

The award-winning musical is returning to Theatre Royal Drury Lane with a fresh production led by Mark Bramble.
42nd Street is a classic musical following the journey of a talented unknown who sets out to be a star. Featuring an outstanding soundtrack, with songs including We’re in the Money and Lullaby of Broadway the 50+ cast set the stage alive.
Fresh-faced Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York from small town America hoping to become a star. With a small chorus role in Broadway’s newest star Peggy isn’t going anywhere fast, but when the show’s leading lady gets injured it could be the chance for stardom that Peggy has always dreamed of.
42nd Street is an American production which first launched on Broadway in 1980, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical. The show then opened in London in 1984 and relaunched in Broadway in 2001, again winning a Tony Award for Best Revival. The latest production of the classic show on the West End features more songs and dances and a modern colourful twist.

ALADDIN Disney Classic
See a ‘whole new world’ with Disney’s Aladdin The Musical, the award-winning musical comedy and Broadway hit. Making its highly anticipated transfer to London’s West End at the Prince Edward Theatre, audiences can experience this world-class show in the UK capital, from the same producers as the hugely successful show The Lion King.
Based on the incredibly popular animated feature, first released in cinemas in 1992, this Disney story is brought to life on stage – ready to sweep you into an exotic world with one rub of the magic lamp! Featuring a mix classic songs and new music, brilliant comedy, spectacular sets and timeless, Aladdin The Musical is a dazzling production people of all ages can enjoy.
With a team of Tony Award winning directors, choreographers and writers including Casey Nicholaw, Alan Menken and Tim Rice, Aladdin The Musical has been seen by over a million people on Broadway, and was itself nominated for five Tony Awards. Sure to be a huge hit with the critics and audiences alike in London, Aladdin The Musical is simply not to be missed!

Premiering on the West End stage for the first time, the Oscar® winning film and multi-award-winning musical, Christopher Wheeldon’s An American in Paris, will be taking Broadway by storm at London’s Dominion Theatre in spring 2017.

Inspired by the much-loved film, the musical will feature timeless music from George and Ira Gershwin and will include some of their most classic songs such as I Got Rhythm, ‘Swonderful and They Can’t Take That Away From Me.
The musical transports us to the streets of Paris where the American World War II Army veteran, Jerry Mulligan, is hoping to forget the life of brutal combat and make it as a painter. Mulligan happens upon a beautiful young dancer called Lise and they become entwined in a contemporary romantic tale of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of the war.
Broadway stars and prestigious ballet dancers, Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope are the show’s leading characters and will be playing the roles of Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin. The award-winning stars will be accompanied by a cast of over 50 actors, dancers and musicians

Enjoy the tender and heart-warming tale of Annie, an orphan who realises her luck’s about to change forever.
The world’s favourite family musical Annie makes its long-awaited return to London this May, starring comedy superstar Miranda Hart. The award-winning writer and star of smash-hit TV shows Miranda and Call the Midwife makes her West End debut as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan in this stunning new production.
Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she's chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family.
With its Tony® award-winning book and score, including the unforgettable songs It’s The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street and Tomorrow – this is a show not to be missed!.

Directed by the award-winning theatre and opera director Jay Scheib, this rock ‘n’ roll musical features many of the songs from the world-famous “Bat Out of Hell” albums with hits including ‘I’d Do Anything for Love’, ‘You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth’, ‘Dead Ringer for Love’ and ‘Bat Out of Hell’, plus many more. Winner of Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017, Jim Steinman’s smash-hit musical Bat Out of Hell returns to London in 2018 at the iconic Dominion Theatre!
Bat Out of Hell – The Musical is a romantic rock ’n’ roll adventure about rebellious youth and passion-filled teenage love where Strat, the leader of The Lost gang as they roam the streets of the post-apocalyptic city, Obsidian. Strat is madly in love with the daughter of the despotic ruler of Obsidian, Falco, and Strat will stop at nothing to rescue Raven from the clutches of her tyrannical father.

COMPANY (Musical) from September 2018
Marianne Elliott directs Company, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical comedy about life, love and marriage. Elliott & Harper Productions present this iconic musical with the lead role of 'Bobby' re-imagined for the first time as a woman. Featuring Stephen Sondheim's iconic songs - The Ladies Who Lunch, Being Alive, and Side by Side.
At Bobbi's 35th birthday party all her friends are wondering why isn't she married? Why can't she find the right man? Why doesn't she settle down and have a family? One thing is for certain; you will fall in love with Company on the West End.
Originally from Broadway, this London adaptation stars Rosalie Craig as Bobbi and Tony and Olivier award-winner Patti LuPone as Joanne. This musical masterpiece opens in September 2018 at the Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Glee star, Amber Riley stars in the show as she makes her West End debut. Playing the role of Effie, the American star has tweeted her excitement to be part of the London debut of the show.
Set in 1960’s America, the era of R&B, Dreamgirls is the tale of a girl group from Chicago called “The Dreams”. The girls come across Curtis Taylor, a former used car salesman who wants to be their manager. Although the group finds initial success, rifts form in the band as Curtis tries to replace the current lead singer, Effie, with her best friend, Deena.
Tony and Olivier Award-winning Book of Mormon and Aladdin director, Casey Nicholaw will direct the show, working alongside Friedman who will work as the show’s producer. With a book a lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger, the show will highlight all of the classic musical numbers that made the production a hit on Broadway in 1981. Originally choreographed by A Chorus Line co-creator, Michael Bennett, the show will keep a vast proportion of the original dance moves.
Dreamgirls includes iconic musical numbers such as “I Am Changing”, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”, “Dreamgirls”, “Listen” and “One Night Only.” Fans of classic R&B and soul music will be blown away by the powerful vocals throughout the show which, judging by Glee, we know Amber Riley can deliver!
As well as winning six Tony Awards in its opening year on Broadway, Dreamgirls was also adapted into a movie. The 2006 film, starring Beyonce Knowles as Deena and Jennifer Hudson as Effie, won supporting actress Hudson an Academy Award, with further nominations commending the show’s musical score.
Don't miss out on your chance to see the incredible Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre this winter!
*Amber Riley will play the role of Effie for 7 out of 8 performances per week.
Currently the alternate will perform on Wednesday evenings.
Further casting will be announced in due course.*
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Sheffield Theatres’ critically acclaimed production Everybody’s Talking About Jamie transfers to the West End’s Apollo Theatre, following a smash-hit run at Sheffield Crucible. A brand new British musical by composer and lyricist duo Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, the uplifting coming-of-age story finally arrives in London.
Based on a true documentary, the musical follows sixteen-year old Jamie, who resides in a Sheffield council estate. Terrified about the near future and struggling to find his feet after his Dad leaves, Jamie finds it increasingly difficult to fit in at school. But Jamie is destined for something better, brighter and completely sensational. With the help of his ever-supportive Mum and friends, Jamie finds a way to overcome the prejudice and battle the bullies to step into the spotlight. A fearless, funny and fabulous musical about stepping out of the darkness, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie simply proves that dreams really can come true.p>
After receiving multiple nominations at The Stage Debut Awards, Dan Gillespie Sells swiped the award for Best Composer, for the exciting score which includes numbers such as “Don’t Even Know It”, “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” and “It Means Beautiful”. An uplifting, sensational story that is incredibly relevant today, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie plays at London’s Apollo Theatre from November 2017.

Five Guys Named Moe musical
A brand new pop-up theatre, replicating a 1940s New Orleans jazz bar, has been specifically designed for the production and will host a high-octane show, filled with singing, dancing and plenty of fantastic jazz music.
Nomax is single, broke and drinking his sorrows away when five guys named Moe - Big Moe, Little Moe, Eat Moe, Know Moe and Four-Eyed Moe – appear out of nowhere to help him straighten out and sing and dance his way to love! Featuring the irresistible hits of the original king of jazz Louis Jordan, including "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby", "Early In The Morning", "Choo Choo Ch’Boogie" and "Saturday Night Fish Fry", Five Guys Named Moe is a theatrical event like no other.
The original UK production of Five Guys Named Moe made its UK debut in 1990 and ran for over four years in London's West End before a successful stint on Broadway. The West End show won two prestigious Olivier Awards including Best Entertainment and Best Theatre Choreographer while the Broadway production was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical.

Girl from the North Country play
Irish playwright and director, Conor McPherson brings his latest play to the West End following a sell out season at The Old Vic. In a strictly limited 12 week run, ending on 24th March 2018, Girl from the North Country weaves the iconic songbook of Bob Dylan into a powerful show full of hope, heartbreak and soul.
Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge huddle together in the local guesthouse. The owner, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth is losing her mind and their daughter Marianne is carrying a child no-one will account for. When a preacher selling bibles and a boxer looking for a comeback show up in the middle of the night, things start to spiral beyond the point of no return.
Conor McPherson's latest play premiered at The Old Vic in July 2017 and ran until October. The play starred several stars of stage and screen including Ron Cook, Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Norton and Stanley Townsend. The Old Vic production gained universal critical acclaims with five star reviews from The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and The Mail on Sunday among others.

The winner of six Tony Awards, and a certified hit on Broadway, Kinky Boots the Musical is finally transferring to London; this hotly anticipated show, adapted from the popular British film, is uplifting, funny and must be seen. With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and a book by multiple Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein, the show has a wealth of creative talent behind it.
Inspired by a true story, the musical takes us to the shoe-making town of Northampton, where young businessman Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s legacy, and desperately trying to keep up the family business. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in a pair of high-heeled stilettos, as fabulous performer Lola struts into Charlie’s life demanding a sturdier set of shoes.
A joyous celebration of unlikely friendships and world-changing ideas, Kinky Boots the Musical teaches us that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), this award-winning show is certain to impress audiences on this side of the Atlantic too – don’t miss Kinky Boots the Musical in London this year.

La Soiree
Now in its 8th Christmas season, LA SOIRÉE is playing at the Aldwych Theatre to cause some trouble and bring our own brand of mischief to this grand theatre over the festive season.
A theatrical phenomenon, a unique and inspirational night of live entertainment, LA SOIRÉE’s heady cocktail of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety is more potent than ever. LA SOIRÉE is a show that has come from the fringes. It celebrates performers that come from the fringes of the performing arts world across the globe. It’s joyous, celebratory, hilarious, cheeky, irreverent and at times quite saucy and slightly twisted.
The show has previously won an Olivier Award, and now it's playing on a West End stage. So step in from the cold, leave your troubles at the door and prepare for a night of thrills, shocks, laughter and disbelief as LA SOIRÉE banishes the winter blues and leaves you wanting to see it all over again.

Renowned as the longest running musical of all time Les Misérables London is the powerful story of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his attempts to re-enter into a society that has abandoned him. Set in 19th Century France amidst the struggles of the French revolution, Les Misérables the musical is a tale of passion, love and broken dreams.
After 19 years in prison Jean Valjean is a free man, yet marked by his parole papers he is made an outcast. In an attempt to start his life anew Jean Valjean changes his name and moves away, breaking his parole. Pursued by Inspector Javert the two men’s lives interweave as their paths cross time and time again. With an array of emotive characters, driving plot twists and impressive songs Les Misérables the musical has placed itself firmly in the hearts of its audience.
Les Misérables theatre breaks include an award winning score which includes the songs I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, One More Day and Do You Hear The People Sing. Seen by more than 60 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages, this spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo's masterpiece continues to thrill audiences night after night.
Geronimo Rauch stars as Jean Valjean with Tam Mutu as Javert. Celinde Schoenmaker will play the role of Fantine on Les Miserables theatre breaks.
Please note that the performance schedule is subject to change without notice.

Mamma Mia musical
A feel-good theatre classic, Mamma Mia! the Musical includes a host of Swedish super group, ABBA’s greatest hits, including Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All, SOS plus many more. The musical romantic comedy has been a West End sensation, luring in audiences for over 17 years, and as well as having received four Olivier Award nominations, the show has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide.
Sophie and her mum Donna live on the beautiful Greek island of Calicos, but with her upcoming wedding Sophie longs for the father she has never known to walk her down the aisle. The night before her wedding Sophie confesses to her friends that she has invited the three men, who she thinks could be her father, to the big day. As they all arrive to the island they last visited 20 years ago, she struggles to keep them hidden from her mother whilst trying to find clues to the identity of her real father.
The show opened in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre in 1999 and transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2004 before moving to the Novello Theatre where it plays today. The show played on Broadway in 2001 and has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide. In 2008, the musical sensation was made into a film with a star-studded cast including Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep and Julie Walters.

MATILDA (musical)
Following a hugely successful run in Stratford upon Avon, Matilda the Musical has taken over London’s Cambridge Theatre. Roald Dahl’s much loved story has been brought to life by Dennis Kelly and award-winning comedian and musician Tim Minchin, meaning fantastic Matilda the Musical theatre breaks are now available for everyone to enjoy.
Matilda the Musical follows the story of an ordinary girl with extraordinary powers. Matilda Wormwood’s parents think she is nothing but a nuisance where as she thinks they care more about the TV than her. When they are not slouched in front of the telly, she is ignored by her mother in favour of ballroom dancing and by her father for dodgy business deals. At school Matilda life isn’t much better with the monstrous Miss Trunchbull terrifying the students and teachers, that is until one day Matilda discovers her powers and decides the grown ups need to be taught a lesson.
In 1996 the fantastic story of Matilda was adapted into a film and now the stage adaptation is taking the theatre world by storm. Matilda the Musical is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, the show is suitable for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Following an incredibly popular run on Broadway, Motown: The Musical is the explosive new musical set to hit London’s West End. Sure to be the most soulful show on the London stage, this production is one of the most hotly-anticipated for 2016.
Set to much-loved hits from the Motown era, follow the unlikely success story of once anspiring boxer and Motown record label founder Berry Gordy as he discovers talents like Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson. With a story spanning a number of decades, the audience will discover the truth of Motown’s rise to fame, and the personal dramas behind the soundtrack of a generation.
Featuring an incredible selection of Motown’s most recognisable hits, Motown The Musical is certain to have audiences dancing in the aisles. World-conquering songs including ‘Dancing In The Street’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ and ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ are just a few of the 50 hits that appear in the show performed by an eighteen piece orchestra. A treat for music-lovers and theatre fans alike, Motown The Musical at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre is simply not to be missed.

School of Rock musical
School of Rock is a brand new musical on London's West End based on the iconic Paramount film written by Mike White, which starred Jack Black.
The musical, which has enjoyed a successful run on Broadway, follows Dewey Finn - a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn his crust by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in academia, Dewey decides to create his own class rules, turning his class into a bona fide, heavy rock band!
The stage musical is produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has composed 14 catchy new songs to create a score, which also features all of the much-loved original songs from the 2003 movie. School of Rock, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music.

Strictly Ballroom
Acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann brings his smash-hit film to London's West End for the first time in March 2018. Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie, Strictly Ballroom features all the hit songs from the film including Love Is In The Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time alongside brand new songs created specially for the show.
Strictly Ballroom tells the inspiring story of Scott Hastings, a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules and follows his heart, not only to find his true calling but also his true love.
Strictly Ballroom started life as a short play staged by Luhrmann and fellow students while studying at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney. Inspired by his own life experiences, the play was a critical success and Luhrmann was offered the chance to direct a film version in 1990. Despite it's small budget and lack of big-name stars, the film was a hit, taking over $80 million dollars at the box office making it one of the most successful Australian films of all time. The film was first adapted into a musical in 2014 with it's premiere in Sydney before moving on to Melbourne and Brisbane the following year. It made it's debut on the UK stage in Leeds in 2016 and will make it's much-anticipated West End bow in March 2018.

Tony Award winning show, The Book of Mormon Musical is heading to the Prince of Wales Theatre this year after roaring success on the stage in 2011. Guests can enjoy hilariously funny The Book of Mormon theatre breaks, brought to the stage by the Emmy Award winning creators of hit series, South Park.
The musical follows two young Mormon missionaries sent to convert an African village and satirises everything from religion to The Lion King. The mismatched pair end up as far away from their home of Salt Lake City as you can imagine, as audiences watching raucous comedy, The Book of Mormon Musical, see their trials and tribulations unfold. The show romped to the top of the 'hardest ticket to find' list last year after winning nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, and opened this year's Tony Awards ceremony.
For a unique and humorous evening, The Book of Mormon is not to be missed.
FIVE STARS – “You’ll laugh your head off. Mormon is musical comedy heaven.” - Time Out New York
Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner playing Elder Price and Elder Cunningham.
Performance times for The Book of Mormon theatre breaks are as follows:
Evening: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Matinee: Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm
Please note: The Book of Mormon is for audiences over the age of 18 only. This musical contains explicit language.
The estimated running time for The Book of Mormon is 2 hours 30 minutes (Including 1 interval)

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy about a Bank Robbery is a Mischief Theatre production that has taken over The Criterion Theatre in London’s West End. The smash-and-grab play is a light-hearted and hilarious story about a town where everyone is a criminal. Receiving rave reviews everywhere, this play written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields is set to be one of the best comedies in the West End.
Set in the summer of 1958, an invaluable diamond has been left in the hands of the Minneapolis City Bank, unfortunately, this diamond is in high demand. With an escaped convict on the loose, the fate of the gem doesn’t look too bright. With the help of his wacky sidekick, trickster girlfriend and anyone else he can persuade, the play follows a path of lies, cheats and mistaken identities. In a town where no one can be trusted, the outcome is uncertain.

The Exorcist
There’s something wrong with Regan. But don’t worry, she’s not alone…When the medical profession fails to provide answers to young Regan’s strange symptoms her desperate mother Chris turns to a local priest for help. But before Father Damian can tackle what’s before him, he must overcome his own shaken beliefs, as this fight is for more than just one girl’s soul.

London's hottest new play, The Ferryman, is wowing critics and audiences alike as it's West End popularity continues. Directed by Sam Mendes, famous as the director of American Beauty, Road to Perdition and Skyfall, and scripted by Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem, The River), The Ferryman tells tale of the past coming back to haunt a Northern Ireland family.
Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.
The Ferryman had its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in London in April 2017 before transferring to the Gielgud Theatre in June. At the 2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards, The Ferryman was nominated for four awards, winning three for Best Play, Best Director and Best Emerging Talent for Tom Glynn-Carney. The Ferryman's strong ensemble cast also includes Stuart Graham (Hunger, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Charles Dale (Casualty, Coronation Street) and Sarah Greene (Olivier nomination for her role in The Cripple of Inishmaan).

Starring the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Kelli O'Hara and Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe. Fresh from London's critical smash hit production of Oslo, director Bartlett Sher reunites the original creative team of Catherine Zuber (Tony Award winner for Best Costume), set designer Michael Yeargan, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. With a superior score of treasured songs including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.
Tipped to be London's theatrical event of 2018, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I comes to London's iconic Palladium in Spring 2018.

THE LION KING (musical)
Disney’s The Lion King Musical is a stage adaptation of the spectacular film which transports you to the Serengeti Plains with the moving rhythms of Africa. Join the touching story of young lion prince Simba as he starts his epic journey to become the King of the Pride Lands with help along the way from friends Timon and Pumbaa.
After the birth of Simba to King Mufasa and his Queen Sarabi his evil uncle Scar hatches a plan to kill both Simba and Mufasa and proclaim himself as rightful King. Scar tells Mufasa that Simba is trapped and in need of help, Mufasa rushes to rescue his son, but is caught up in a stampede of wildebeests. Simba believing his fathers death is his fault flees the kingdom leaving Scar to reign over the Pride Land. Guests on The Lion King theatre breaks follow Simba as he grows up and decides whether to return to the kingdom which has been almost destroyed believing he is to blame.
This wonderful show is complete with giant giraffes and antelopes and many more animals brought to life by striking puppets and special effects. The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and above.
Performance times for the Lion King Musical are as follows:
Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 19:30 Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 14:30
Please note: The show is recommended for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre

The Mousetrap
A West End institution, Agatha Christie’s classic play The Mousetrap has delighted audiences for over 26,500 performances, having initially opened way back in 1952. A classic whodunit where everyone is a suspect, seeing The Mousetrap has become a quintessential theatrical experience. Famous for its twist ending, tradition dictates that audiences be asked not to reveal the solution to this famous mystery. With a brand new cast, the Mousetrap is as fresh as ever as it enters its 65th year
Set in a country hotel recently opened by a young couple, the hoteliers and their five guests become snowbound one evening. Soon a policeman, Detective Sergeant Trotter, arrives to tell them that a murderer is on the loose and is heading straight for them. Sure enough, one of the party soon falls foul at the hands of the murderer. Who was the killer? Suspect everyone.

The Brilliant Original: The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 25th Anniversary with three spectacular sell-out performances at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2011.Now in its 30th record-breaking year, this multi-award winning musical continues to captivate audiences night after night. Renowned across the globe The Phantom of the Opera is the world’s best selling musical. Discover the Gothic tale of love and destruction in the heart of the Paris Opera based on the 1911 novel by Gaston Leroux on a The Phantom of the Opera theatre break.
When the lead soprano of the opera refuses to go on stage through fear of the mysterious opera ghost, chorus girl Christine Daaé gets her opportunity to shine. Triumphant on the stage she returns to her dressing room to be congratulated by childhood friend Raoul, confiding in him that it is the Angel of Music who has taught her. Fraught with jealousy the Phantom of the Opera appears to Christine and takes her to his lair across the lake beneath the Opera House. Struggling with his love for Christine and determined that she will sing the lead in the opera for him the Phantom wreaks havoc on any that try to halt his plans. With powerful songs, striking performances and an astounding set, The Phantom of the Opera theatre breaks are a must for every theatre lover.
The Phantom of the Opera London has won over 50 major theatre awards, including the 1986 Olivier Award and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical, and has been seen by over 100 million people. Opening at Her Majesty’s theatre in 1986 the Phantom has resided there since and has staged over 10,000 performances at that theatre alone.
Guests on The Phantom of the Opera theatre breaks can currently enjoy Marcus Lovett as the Phantom, Simon Thomas as Raoul, Lara Martins as Carlotta with Sofia Escobar as Christine. Anna O’Bryne will appear as the alternative Christine. Please note, cast members cannot be guaranteed for every performance.
Performance times for The Phantom Of The Opera London are as follows:
Evenings: Monday to Saturday at 19:30
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday at 14:30

The Play That Goes Wrong, a farcical comedy that has enjoyed vast success, first as a hit Fringe show and most recently on an acclaimed tour around the country, finally returns to London and the West End. Described as a comical hybrid of Fawlty Towers and Michael Frayn’s seminal meta-theatrical comedy Noises Off, this production has proved an astoundingly popular show, with hysterical performances and superb timing.
When the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to stage a 1920s murder mystery play, nothing goes right; prop doors don’t open, sets come crashing down and tempers flare in this brilliantly-observed farce. The winner of this year’s Whatsonstage award for Best Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong has been lauded by critics and audiences alike.
Thriller - Live musical
A high-octane, hit-filled musical, the sensational Thriller Live has been brought to the West End by the award-winning director Gary Lloyd and choreographer LaVelle Smith Jnr. The show acts as a brilliant musical tribute to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. With an incredible, pop soundtrack including well-known hits such as ‘Man in the Mirror’, ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘Thriller’, it’s a musical which is bound to have audiences up on their feet.
With a musical career spanning over 40 years and selling over 750 million records worldwide, the Thriller Musical celebrates the legendary career of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Thriller - Live brings to life the distinctive dancing and sounds of Michael Jackson's greatest hits and pays a tribute to his career from his time in Jackson 5 to his solo career.
Thriller – Live first previewed at London’s Dominion Theatre in 2006 before premiering in the West End in 2009 at the Lyric Theatre in Shaftsbury Avenue, with a host of celebrities attending the opening event including Tito Jackson, Vanessa Feltz and Nicholas Hoult.
TINA - The Tina Turner Musical
From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.
One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 11 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.
TINA - The Tina Turner Musical follows the life and career of one of music's biggest stars. Born Anna Mae Ruddock in the tiny Southern town of Nutbush, Tennessee, she escapes from a difficult home life by spending nights in St. Louis nightclubs, in particular, Club Manhattan where she meets Ike Turner, frontman of the Kings of Rhythm. Renamed Tina Turner, her recording career with Ike (who would later become her husband) goes from strength to strength including hits such as "River Deep, Mountain High" and "Nutbush City Limits".
Following her split with Ike, Tina's career really took off with internationally recognised songs like "What’s Love Got to Do With It”, "We Don't Need Another Hero" and of course "Simply The Best".
Featuring her much-loved songs, TINA, The Tina Turner Musical is written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd. Don’t miss this world premiere, opening at London’s Aldwych Theatre in Spring 2018!

WICKED (musical)
Wicked the Musical first took the world by storm back in 2003 when it hit Broadway and has been leaving London audiences spell bound since 2006.
Guests on a Wicked theatre break can see the magic for themselves at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, which has been home to Wicked the Musical ever since it’s grand opening in September 2006.
Wicked the Musical tells the incredible story of an unlikely friendship of two very different girls and their extraordinary adventures in Oz. One is blonde and popular the other is green and misunderstood and after meeting as Sorcery Students they embark on a journey that will change their lives.
Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and the girls take very different paths. One is seduced by power and the other remains true to herself as they ultimately fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
This stage adaptation features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz as well as incredible performances from Rachel Tucker, Gina Beck and Matt Willis, amazing scenery and powerful songs. Wicked the Musical is the unforgettable untold story of Oz as never seen before. Wicked was the winner of the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for most popular show and has been named the “Best Night Out” at the prestigious Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2011. Wicked has also been nominated Best West End Show at the Whatsonstage.com Awards 2013.
Performance times for Wicked the Musical are as follows:
Evenings: Mon to Sat at 19:30.
Matinees: Wed and Sat at 14:30

Celebrating over 20 years in the West End, The Woman in Black London perfectly combines the power of live theatre with a film noir inspired cinematic quality. Woman in Black London is a Stephen Mallatratt adaptation of Susan Hill’s best selling novel and has been described as one of the most thrilling, gripping and successful theatre events ever.
Guests on a spine-chilling Women in Black theatre break will follow the story of a young junior solicitor Arthur Kipps who is sent to the funeral of Alice Drablow to sort out her papers. His task is a lonely one and he is completely unaware of the tragic secrets that lie within Alice Drablow’s home, Eel Marsh House. Filled with unease at the funeral Arthur catches a glimpse of a young woman dressed all in black and again later at the graveyard. Her wasted face and presence plays on his mind and he tries to find out who she is but with the locals not knowing or not willing to talk about her he must wait until she appears again and reveals her identity and her terrible purpose.
It is estimated in its 20 plus years over 7 million people have seen The Woman in Black either in the West End or the many cities up and down the UK. First performed in Scarborough in 1987 The Woman in Black reached the West End in 1989 and has been attracting audiences ever since. With a selection of fantastic central London hotels to choose from, enjoying a Women in Black theatre break couldn’t be easier.
Performance times for Woman in Black are as follows:
Evenings: Mon to Sat at 20:00.
Matinees: Tue at 15:00; Sat at 16:00

Following on from his success with The Producers, Mel Brooks has adapted another of his films for the stage in Young Frankenstein. Considered by many, including Brooks himself, to be his finest film, Young Frankenstein is a pastiche of 1930's horror films. The film starred Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle and was nominated for several Academy Awards.
Following the death of mad scientist, Dr. Victor von Frankenstein, his castle is inherited by his American grandson Frederick. However, Frederick does not want to be associated with his grandfather's work, even insisting his name is pronounced "Fronkensteen". Frederick travels to Transylvania to inspect the property, leaving behind his fiancée Elizabeth. Arriving in Transylvania he meets his assistants Igor and Inga and the mysterious Frau Blucher. Despite insisting he has no interest in the re-animation of dead tissue, he resolves to continue his grandfather's experiments after he finds Victor's notes. His activities arouse the suspicion of the villagers and local police chief Inspector Kemp. Thanks to Igor's bungling the experiment goes wrong, with disastrous consequences.
The 1974 film Young Frankenstein was a critical and commercial hit and was voted into Total Film magazine's readers' "List of the 50 Greatest Comedy Films of All Time" as well as winning countless other industry awards. Following the runaway success of The Producers when it was adapted for the stage, the decision to adapt Young Frankenstein was an easy one to take for Mel Brooks and his creative team. Young Frankenstein ran for 485 performances on Broadway and toured twice around the United States to favorable reviews. It will make its eagerly-anticipated West End debut in October 2017.

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