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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 The Musical June and July
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Dick Whittington (Pantomime) from December 2017
Dreamgirls (Musical)
Half A Sixpence (Musical)
Kinky Boots (Musical)
Les Miserables (musical);
Mamma Mia (musical);
Matilda (musical)
Motown (Musical)
School of Rock (musical)
Stepping Out (Musical)
Stomp (musical)
The Book of Mormon (musical)
The Lion King (musical)
The Mousetrap (play)
The Phantom of the Opera (musical))
The Play that Goes Wrong
The Wind In The Willows from June 2017
Thriller (musical)
Wicked (musical)
Woman in Black (play)
Young Frankenstein from October 2017

42nd STREET (Musical)
Opens April 2017
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!
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Musical)
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
ANNIE
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!.
BEAUTIFUL- The Carole King Musical
One of the most popular and successful singer-songwriters of all time, Carole King’s rise to fame is a fascinating story and the subject of the hit Broadway musical Beautiful. Featuring her classic songs, and the winner of two Olivier Awards, the show has taken the West End by storm – with fabulous music and an inspiring story, Beautiful is simply unmissable.
A talented songwriter from an early age, Carole sells her first song – Will You Love Me Tomorrow – at the age of just seventeen and before long, she’s penned hits for incredible artists such as Aretha Franklin, the Shirelles, the Drifters and the Monkees. The untold story of King’s relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, and her struggle to step into the limelight to perform her own songs, Beautiful charts the singer’s remarkable rise from schoolgirl to superstar.
Featuring Carole King’s greatest hits, the show includes the songs Take Good Care of my Baby, You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman, So Far Away, You’ve Got a Friend and It Might As Well Rain Until September. Perfect for music fans and musical fans alike, Beautiful is one of the most highly-anticipated Broadway transfers of the decade and is not to be missed.
Performances for Beautiful are as follows:
Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday: 2.30pm
DREAMGIRLS
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.*
DICK WHITTINGTON (pantomime) from December 2017
The classic rags-to-riches panto story of Dick Whittington and his cat
Following on from 2016's successful production of Cinderella, pantomime returns to the legendary London Palladium for Christmas 2017. An enchanting new production of Dick Whittington opens on Saturday 9th December 2017. Promising an all-star cast, amazing sets and lots of laughs, book your tickets now for London's best family Christmas show.
Poor Dick Whittington sets off to London to seek his fortune, believing that the streets are paved with gold. There he finds himself in the service of a wealthy merchant with only his cat to keep him company. Unhappy with his lot he leaves London, only to be persuaded to return when he hears London's bells tolling "Turn again Whittington, Lord Mayor of London."
A classic pantomime story, Dick Whittington originates in English folklore and is loosely based around the life of Richard Whittington who really was Lord Mayor of London during the Middle Ages. The tale revolves around Dick's rags to riches story, his trusty cat and the "turn again Whittington" legend. The tale has been produced as a pantomime since the early 19th century and is still popular to this day.
HALF A SIXPENCE Musical
This new stage version of Half A Sixpence, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi-autobiographical novel 'Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul', is a completely fresh adaptation which reunites book-writer Julian Fellowes (Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey) with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the musical team that co-creator Cameron Mackintosh first put together to create the hit stage adaptation of Mary Poppins with Disney. The score is inspired by and features several of composer David Heneker's exhilarating songs from the original production, including 'Flash Bang Wallop', 'Money To Burn' and 'Half A Sixpence'.
Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL The Musical June and July 2017 only
Set for its eagerly-anticipated world premiere, Jim Steinman’s high-octane Bat Out of Hell – The Musical is coming to the West End at London Coliseum in June 2017. 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 Rich Out of My Mouth’, ‘Dead Ringer for Love’ and ‘Bat Out of Hell’, plus many more.
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.
Back in 1974 Steinman wrote a theatrical musical which featured many of the songs which went on to feature on one of the most influential albums Of Jim Steinman’s collaboration with singer Meat Loaf, “Bat Out of Hell”, released in 1977. The album became of the best-selling albums in music history, selling more than 50 million copies worldwide. Having gone full circle, the iconic album is now coming back to the stage in 2017.
KINKY BOOTS
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.
LES MISERABLES (musical)
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)
Since its premiere in the West End in 1999, Mamma Mia! the Musical has been seen by over 45 million people all around the world. With a superb soundtrack featuring some of Abba’s biggest hits, guests on a Mamma Mia! theatre break will be enchanted by this warming and light hearted story of love, laughter and friendship.
Sophie and her mum Donna live on the beautiful Greek island of Calicos, but with her wedding upcoming Sophie longs the father she has never known to walk her down the aisle. The night before her wedding she 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. With Donnas’ two best friends at hand events spiral on in a show that has been pleasing audiences for more than a decade.
Mamma Mia! the Musical is London’s most feel good musical and includes a host of Abba’s greatest hits. As part of your Mamma Mia! theatre break you will enjoy all the popular songs featured in this musical such as Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All, SOS, Knowing Me Knowing You, Take A Chance On Me, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, The Name Of The Game, Money, Money, Money, Super Trouper, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! And Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia lasts for 2 hours and 35 minutes including a 15 minute interval.
Schedule For Mamma Mia London
Evenings: Mon to Thu at 19:30; Fri at 20:30; Sat at 19:30.
Matinees: Fri at 17:00; Sat at 15:00.

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.
MOTOWN (MUSICAL)
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.
MOUSETRAP (play)
Enjoy a Moustrap theatre break and witness the classic Agatha Christies play that has kept audiences guessing for years. As it enters its 62nd incredible year, this record breaking production continues to attract audiences and with well over 23,000 performances it is one of the greatest whodunits by one of the greatest crime writers of all time. Guests on a Mousetrap theatre break will experience incredibly long-standing show which is famous for its major twist at the end. As audiences are asked to not reveal the plot it remains one of the West Ends best kept secrets!
The Mousetrap London story is set in a country hotel recently opened by a young couple. During a wintery night the couple, along with four guests and one lone traveller, are snowed in. As the night draws in Detective Sergeant Trotter arrives to inform the group a murderer is on the loose and heading their way. It doesn’t take long before someone falls victim to the murderer and as everyone begins to point fingers at the likely suspect, it becomes clear that all is not what it seems and soon everyone is a suspect.
Since its original opening at the Ambassadors Theatre in 1952, St Martin’s Theatre has been home to The Mousetrap London for the last 34 years which is well over half of this shows record breaking run. The Mousetrap also changes its cast annually, with no fewer than 382 actors and actresses appearing in the play, but has made theatrical history by having original cast member Deryck Guyler reading the news bulletin to this day.
Performance times for The Mousetrap are as follows:
Evenings: Mon– Sat at 7.30pm
Matinee: Tue at 3pm and Sat at 4pm
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 movie. School of Rock, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music.
'No One Can Stop The School of Rock!'
STOMP (musical)
Stomp London uses everyday objects and the movements of the body to create unique and thrilling performances. Focusing on rhythm and patterns Stomp has captured the imagination of its audience and is now a global phenomenon, with shows in London, America and across Europe.
Stomp London, is a multi award winning show about a group of people with strong personalities who work together to create something complex. With no words and no specific rules Stomp theatre breaks the boundaries of conventional music, reaching across genres to touch millions of people. Fast paced and innovative Stomp is a show that will get your foot tapping, your heart pounding and bring a smile to your face.
Stomp has thrilled audiences across the world and is now celebrating 8 years in London’s West End. Debuting at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1991, the multi award winning show has never looked back. Using everything from Zippo Lighters, plastic bags and bin lids to create a universal language of rhythm, comedy and dance, Stomp in London still remains a fresh and unique show that everyone can understand.
The Ambassador theatre was opened in 1913 and has seen an array of shows pass through its doors. It has been home to Stomp, London since 2007.
Performance times for Stomp theatre breaks are as follows:
Evenings: Mon & Thu to Sat at 20:00; Sun at 19:30.
Matinees: Thu & Sat at 15:00; Sun at 14:00.
The show runs for approximately 100 minutes with no interval.
STEPPING OUT (Musical)
The wonderfully funny and heart-warming comedy Stepping Out follows the lives of seven women and one man attempting to tap their troubles away at a weekly dancing class.
Showing at London’s Vaudeville Theatre, Stepping Out is a comedy musical which was awarded the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy in 1984. This new version of the side-splitting show will be directed by triple Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman and boasts an all-star cast, including Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson.
A group of seven women and one man attempt to dance their troubles away at a weekly tap dancing class. Despite showing little coordination at first, the group is just getting to grip with the basics when they are asked to take part in a charity gala.
STOMP (Music and dance)
Enjoy the fantastically fast-paced Stomp live at the West End.
From Zippo lighters and plastic bags to bin lids and even the kitchen sink, STOMP London uses unlikely objects to create rhythms and patterns beyond the imagination. Now with new routines, new choreography and new music, STOMP London is set to astound everyone that is lucky enough to see it.
After astonishing audiences across the world, STOMP London fast became known as the multi award winning West End show that combines rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance in an unforgettable stage production. With no storyline and no script, audiences of STOMP London are taken on an audio and visual journey which has to be seen to be believed. Showcasing 8 of the London’s most talented performers, STOMP London breaks the boundaries of conventional music with fast paced and innovative arrangements that will have your foot tapping the whole way through.
Stomp has enjoyed success across the world for an amazing 25 years. From its humble beginnings in Brighton, with a single drum hung around Luke Creswell’s neck in 1991, Stomp has grown into a worldwide phenomenon.
THE BOOK OF MORMON (musical)
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 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 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (musical)
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
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.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS(Musical Comedy)
Kenneth Grahame’s wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr Toad comes to life in a brand new stage musical with a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
This riotous comedy follows the impulsive Mr Toad whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall.
Featuring eye-poppingly beautiful design, exuberant choreography and a gloriously British score, The Wind in the Willows brings an explosion of anarchy, humour and heart to the world-famous London Palladium.
THRILLER (musical)
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 Musical brings to life the distinctive dancing and sounds of Michael Jacksons greatest hits. With over two hours of non-stop hit songs from a live band and amazing cast you will find yourself dancing in your seats to classic Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 smash hits, such as I Want You Back, Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller and many more.
Bringing to life the sensational Thriller Live is the award-winning director Gary Lloyd and choreographer LaVelle Smith Jnr. They use a mixture of eye-catching multi-media effects and stunning choreography to create this distinctive award winning show showcasing Jacksons life as an early teen singing ABC with his brothers and sisters to his breakthrough album off the wall.
The high-octane Thriller Musical found its home in the Lyric Theatre and since its arrival it has been exciting audiences of all ages. The Lyric Theatre opened its doors in 1888 with the comic opera 'Dorothy' and today it is now one of the oldest theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue.
Michael Jackson has been named 'Most Successful Entertainer of All Time' by the Guinness World Records and the Thriller Musical will not disappoint.
Performance times for Thriller Musical are as follows:
Evenings: Tue to Fri at 19:30; Sat at 20:00; Sun at 19:30.
Matinees: Sat at 16:00; Sun at 15:30.

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

WOMAN IN BLACK (play)
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
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN from October 2017
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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