Theatre News

The King’s Speech

One of the finest British films of this century has come to the stage and arrives fresh from it’s UK tour in London March 22nd. We have some great deals on these tickets – Buy The King’s Speech Tickets Here

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OMG!

We are in shock at Easy Theatre Tickets after it was announced that Legally Blonde will be resting it’s case in April this year. A firm favourite of ours, it will be sorely missed and after the loss of Priscilla, there will be something lacking from the London Muscial scene.

Legally Blonde will be closing it’s doors 7th April so if you haven’t seen this show yet don’t miss out – Buy Legally Blonde Tickets

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Opera North’s Carousel to play London in August 2012

It has recently been announced that classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical CAROUSEL, will return to London for a 5-week run at The Barbican this August.

The romantic fantasy is set at a New England fairground and revolves around the tragic love story straddling both Heaven and Earth, between Carousel ‘barker’ Billy Bigelow and local mill worker Julie Jordan. CAROUSEL last graced the capital 3 years ago when Lesley Garrett led a celebrated cast in Lindsay Posner’s production at The Savoy.

The show premiered on Broadway in 1945 and features a score which includes a number of unforgettable songs such as “What’s the Use of Wond’rin“, “Soliloquy” and of course the timeless “You’ll Never Walk Alone“.

Opera North’s new production will be directed by Jo Davies (RUDDIGORE), with choreography from Kim Bandstrup and design by the Olivier Award-winning Anthony Ward (CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, OLIVER).

CAROUSEL will open at The Barbican on August 15th 2012 – marking the first long-term residency in London for Opera North in 20 years – following short runs at the Leeds Grand and The Lowry in Salford through May.

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Major Cast Changes in The Phantom of the Opera.

Peter Jöback and Earl Carpenter are to join the cast of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

Earl Carpenter will return to the role of The Phantom from December 2011 while Peter Jöback will star as “The Phantom” from 19th March 2012. Katy Treharne will also join the cast as “Christine” at certain performances.

Peter Jöback is one of the most prolific and respected Swedish artists. As a recording artist, Peter has been awarded gold and platinum discs for all of his releases as well as several Grammy nominations.

Earl Carpenter has played Perón in the European Tour of EVITA, Commander Khashoggi in the UK Tour of WE WILL ROCK YOU and Javert in both the West End production and the 25th Anniversary Tour of LES MISERABLES. He has previously played The Phantom in the West End production as well as the starring role of Darryl Van Horne in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is currently booking until 27th October 2012 at Her Majesty Theatre.

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Chicago announce new cast for 2012

Returning to the role of Roxie Hart is Sarah Soetaert who has also appeared in the West End production of KISS ME KATE. Rachel McDowell who plays Velma Kelly is probably best recognised as playing Lisa in the film version of Mamma Mia, as well as roles in the latest James Bond film Quantum of Solace and Streetdance: 3D.

Joining them is Terrence Maynard as Billy Flynn who has had numerous TV appearances including Merlin, Holby City, Young Dracula and most recently Public Enemies.

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Wind in the Willows on its Way to the West End

A new musical version of Kenneth Grahame’s children’s classic THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is to see the light of day in the West End; however dates and venue are yet to be announced.

The stage adaption will be brought to us by Julian Fellowes, with a book by George Stules and Anthony Drewe – the team behind trans-Atlantic success MARY POPPINS.

The Stage reports Fellowes as saying: “The Wind in the Willows is one of our greatest classics, and as true and entertaining now as it has ever been. I am delighted and tremendously flattered to have been asked to write the book for the new musical. In fact, I suspect this is something I’ve been wanting to do subconsciously for many years.”

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