Bend it like Backham musical

New musical is heading to the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End. Bend it Like Beckman will have its previews from 15th May 2015.

Bend it like Beckman is based on 2002 British movie, starring Parmindek Nagra and Keira Knightley. It will be direted by Guriender Chadha, who has also directed the hit film.

It tells the story of 18 years old Punjabi Sikh girl who lives in London and who against her parents joins the local women’s football team and makes it to the top of the league.

It is already possible to book the tickets, and prices starts for as little as £15.00, so don’t wait and grab special offers, before they’re gone!

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White Christmas

Based on the much loved movie classic ‘White Christmas’ has finally arrived to West End’s theatre.
On 8th November the show came to the Dominion Theatre for 8 weeks only.

Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two ex-army pals as they team up with a pair of sisters to put on a show to save a remote Vermont ski lodge that’s fallen on hard times.

The performance is a perfect idea for a lovely family evening full of magic, laughter, breathtaking dance numbers and amazing songs.

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Casting Announced For West End Revival

Principal
casting has been announced for producer Cameron Mackintosh’s eagerly awaited
West End revival of Miss Saigon, which opens at the Prince Edward Theatre on 3
May 2014, 25 years after its original London debut.

The international cast includes Jon Jon Briones as The
Engineer, Eva Noblezada as Kim, Alistair Brammer as Chris, Tamsin Carroll as
Ellen, Hugh Maynard as John and Rachelle Ann Go as Gigi.

Briones was in the ensemble in the original cast of Miss
Saigon when the show opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He has since
played the role of The Engineer in his native Philippines, in London, on tour
in both the UK and US and also in Germany.

Seventeen year old Eva Noblezada will make her professional
stage debut as Kim.

Brammer made his professional stage debut as Marius in the
West End production of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, having previously
played the same role in a special finale of the show for the show’s 20th
birthday. Following his appearance in the West End, Alistair was cast as Jean
Prouvaire in the film of Les Mis, a role he also played in the 25th Anniversary
of the show at the O2. He can currently be seen as Billy in the West End
production of War Horse.

Carroll was recently seen as Chairy Barnum in Barnum at
Chichester Festival Theatre. She was last seen in the West End as Nancy in
Oliver!, a role she also played in her native Australia, and for which she was
awarded the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Also in
Australia, she received critical acclaim for her performance in the title role
of Dusty, for which she won both the Green Room and Helpmann awards for Best
Actress in a Musical. Her other UK theatre credits include The Magistrate at
the National Theatre, and Ragtime and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, both for the
Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park.

Maynard played the role of John in the first and second
national UK tours of Miss Saigon. He was most recently seen in the UK tour of
Jesus Christ Superstar. His West End credits include Sister Act and the
original cast of The Lion King.

Go is a well-known TV star in the Philippines, having won
their Search for a Star contest, and is a double-platinum recording artist.

Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Alain Boublil and
Claude-Michel Schönberg’s epic musical Miss Saigon has played in 300 cities in
15 different languages, winning awards around the world since its
record-breaking run at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago.

When the forthcoming production went on sale in September
this year, it broke the record for the biggest single day of ticket sales in
West End and Broadway history.

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Christmas West End Musicals

Along with the Christmas time, new shows will arrive to London Theaters.

The Snowman 2013

The most popular and the most awaiting by everyone is definitely The Snowman. This famous musical will be perfect for whole families, especially those with very small children. It is a story of a young boy and its snowman, who set off on a night time quest for adventure. On their travels they meet dancing penguins, reindeer and naturally, Father Christmas. The Snowman is now available to book now. Hurry up before all the seats are gone. They play from 27th November till 5th January 2014.

The Snowman Tickets

 

 

Disney on Ice

Another famous and longed-for show is Disney on Ice – Dare to Dream at the O2 Arena. It is a celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories so something that cannot really be missed. It will be an event of a lifetime where all the favorite princesses of Disney appear on the ice in a spectacular finale. Book now and experience the beauty, sparkle, and spirit when Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream comes to London this Christmas! Booking starts from 26th December until 5th January 2014.
Disney on Ice Tickets

 

Seussical

Last but not the least recommended musical for Christmas 2013 is Seussical at the Arts Theater. It tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing some very peculiar creatures known as Whos. Among them is Jojo, a Who child sent off to a military school for thinking too many ‘thinks’.

Horton’s attention to the speck of dust and his laissez-faire care of Mayzie LaBird’s egg prompts taunts and accusations from the rest of the animal kingdom – except for Gertrude McFuzz, who longs for his attention, and JoJo, whose ‘thinks’ save them all in the end. It is another brilliant show for the whole family, where each member will enjoy it regardless the age. The show will take place at the Arts Theatre from 30th November till 5th January 2014.
Seussical Tickets

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West end shows announced to be extended

Four popular West end shows are announced to be extended. New dates have been released for performances of War Horse, Matilda The Musical, Billy Elliot The Musical and Spamalot. .

The longest running will be Matilda, as the theatre decided to extend the show for the second time further into the year with dates until December 2014. Based on Roald Dahl book it tells the story of a young girl with extraordinary powers

Second show to be extended is War Horse and its final performance will be held in New London Theatre on 27th October 2014. This record-breaking West End play set during Second World War cannot be missed!

Further on the list to run longer are Spamalot and Wicked. From now on it will be possible to book Spamalot until 8th February 2014, whilst Wicked in Apollo Victoria until November next year.

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Miss Saigon Ticket information

 

Tickets to Miss Saigon

MISS SAIGON is making a sensational return to the West End on Saturday 3rd May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical’s 25th Anniversary Year, booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014. However booking for the show starts this month.

A story of love between a American GI and a young Vietnamese girl during the final chapters of the Vietnam war it has cemented in West End history as one of the most successful shows ever and seen by over 35 million people.

Keep an eye out for tickets to Miss Saigon here

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West End Live 2013

This year’s West End Live is going to be held in Trafalger Square this year:

Saturday 22nd 11pm until 6pm and; Sunday 23rd 12pm until 6pm.

There will be performances from more than 25 of the capital’s hottest shows including West End musicals Wicked, Disney’s The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, The Phantom Of The Opera, Les Misérables, Top Hat, Thriller Live, Jersey Boys, Monty Python’s Spamalot, We Will Rock You and the winner of this year’s BBC Radio 2 Audience Award Billy Elliot The Musical.

As well as more recent additions, as Burn The Floor, The Bodyguard, A Chorus Line, The Golden Voice, High Society, Once, Peter Pan: Never Ending Story, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, From Here To Eternity, Merrily We Roll Along, The Colour Purple and The Sound Of Music. All in all best value for money in Theatreland FREE!

There will be refreshments and other stalls there also.

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No rest for this Wicked

Last weekend saw the award winning Wicked welcome it’s five millionth customer,  proving that the show is still a huge hit, even after 7 years in the West End. The lucky couple attended the matinee and were from Fife.

 

UK Executive Producer Michael McCabe said: “All long-running shows depend as much on audiences coming back for more as they do on first-time visitors, and Wicked is no exception. We have been swept along to the incredible milestone of 5 million visitors by passionate fans and incredible word-of-mouth that inspires new ticket buyers every day. We are truly grateful to everyone who continues to make Wicked such a popular and enduring success..”

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Singin in the Rain closes for the summer

We are sad to hear that Singin’ in the Rain has announced that its final performance will be the 8th of June. The show has had a fantastic run at the Palace Theatre and has been popular but the intention is to take it on a UK Tour.

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The Book of Mormon breaks sales records

The newly opened Book of Mormon, written by the creators of Americas South Park and winner of 7 Tonys (including Best Musical), has smashed opening days sales with over £2m in one day. Despite the producers realising another 150,000 tickets the show is sold out I until June.

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