“Britney Spears died to save us,” observes Scaramouche (Elena Syke). It’s true what they say about the book in We Will Rock You – it’s more than a little bizarre. The narrative assumes a dystopian world in which the only music permitted is state-sanctioned recorded material. But the show is terrible at portraying such a world: all these songs keep appearing, performed live, and none of them sound like the sort of unimaginative fodder the government of the Killer Queen (Brenda Edwards) would come … [Read more...]
Dominion Theatre London Tickets for Grease The Musical
Grittier and more electrifying than ever before, the world’s best-loved musical returns to London, starring Peter Andre as Vince Fontaine and Jason Donovan as Teen Angel in selected performances.
After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?
Bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new production is directed by the Leicester Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, and choreographed by the legendary Arlene Phillips.
DOMINION THEATRE LONDON
268-269 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 7AQ
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Tube Lines: Central, Northern
Directions from nearest tube: The theatre can be seen from the station, on the corner of the crossroads between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.
Railway Station: Euston
Bus Numbers: (Tottenham Ct Rd Station) 7, 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 242; (New Oxford St) 1, 8, 25, 55, 98, 176, 390
Car Park: YMCA Great Russell Street (2mins), Holborn Selkirk House Museum Street (5mins)
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air-conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets, Wheelchair accessible
The Dominion Theatre London
The Dominion Theatre is situated next to Tottenham Court Road underground station. Although its location is reasonably central to London, the theatre is a fair distance away from the centre of Theatreland.
The building was constructed in 1928 and then converted to a cinema in the 1930′s.
According to ‘The Theatres of London book’, by Richard Mander and Joe Mitchenson, this was at one time the site for the St Giles’ Leper Hospital, founded in 1101 by Matilda Queen of Henry I. In 1764 a brewery was on the site, and in 1809 Henry Meux took over the brewery, and it became Meux’s Brewery.
Constructed on two sites, the auditorium and stage were on a site previously occupied by Meux’s brewery. It was designed by the architects William and T R Milburn.
On 3rd October 1929 the theatre opened with an American musical comedy Follow Through, based on golf by De Sylvia Brown and Henderson. However, neither this production or a follow-up musical Silver Wings were very successful. Subsequently there followed Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights, without any dialogue but with music and sound effects. It opened in February 1931 with Chaplin making an appearance. Further live shows followed but in April 1932 a receiver was appointed with a compulsory winding-up order being served on 30th May 1932.
In the mid-1980s, the Dominion was home to the musical Time, which required gutting and reconstructing the theatre to accommodate the show’s ground-breaking effects.
Since the early 1990s, the venue has played host to a number of shows including Jesus Christ Superstar, David Ian and Paul Nicholas’ production of Grease, Scrooge: The Musical, Swan Lake, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a second run of Grease, and Notre Dame de Paris.
In 2002, the musical We Will Rock You, based on the songs of Queen, created by Queen guitarist Brian May and British comedian Ben Elton opened. During October 2006 the show was to close before starting a UK tour, but due to popular demand, the show went on, before finally closing on 31st May 2014.
Due to popular demand, ELF the smash hit musical returns to London’s Dominion Theatre for a second consecutive year to play a strictly limited season from 15 November 2023 until 6 January 2024. After a seven-year absence from the West End, ELF’s 2022 sold-out run at the Dominion was further proof of the production’s public and critical success. Tickets are on sale from 10am 28 April. Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, ELF features a book by Tony Award-winners … [Read more...]
The producers of the Olivier Award-nominated SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL are delighted to announce that the production will return to the West End at the Dominion Theatre from Friday 15 March to Saturday 31 August 2024. The role of Deloris Van Cartier will be played by the multi-award-winning music star and Olivier Award-winning performer Beverley Knight, reprising her performance following sensational acclaim during the show’s run in London during the summer of 2022, from 15 March to 8 June 2024, … [Read more...]
ELF the smash hit musical returns to London in a new production at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season, previewing from 14 November and opening 24 November 2022, with the season finishing on 7 January 2023. Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, ELF features a book by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), with songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin … [Read more...]
Peter Andre will make his West End debut playing the role of Vince Fontaine at certain performances in a new production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE opening at the Dominion Theatre on Tuesday 17 May 2022, with previews from Tuesday 3 May 2022. GREASE is directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips. Dan Partridge (Link Larkin in Hairspray UK tour & Pepper in MAMMA MIA! West End) and Olivia Moore (Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre & … [Read more...]