The West End season of the award-winning Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical must end at the Dominion Theatre on Saturday 5 January 2019. Meanwhile, the North American Tour opens in Toronto, Canada on 16 October 2018 and the German language premiere will open in Oberhausen, Germany on 2 November 2018. Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical wowed critics and public … [Read more...]
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BIG The Musical
Experience the fun-filled family spectacular BIG the Musical this autumn. Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, BIG makes its West End premiere at the Dominion Theatre from September 2019. Starring Jay McGuiness (The Wanted, winner of Strictly Come Dancing).
Josh Baskin is twelve and life sucks, until one night at a carnival his wish to be big is granted. Now, trapped in an adult body in a grown-up world, he’s asking: is being BIG all it’s cracked up to be?
Don’t miss the hilarious, heart-warming BIG hearted musical as it lights up London for nine weeks only.
If you make a wish this autumn - make sure it’s a BIG one.
BIG THE MUSICAL
Performances: Friday 6th September - Saturday 2nd November 2019
Performances: 16th November 2019 to 4th January 2020
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.
Winner of the Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical, Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical has already broken box office records at London’s Dominion Theatre, taking £350,000 on the first day of on-sale. The musical returns to London’s West End in 2018, with performances at the Dominion Theatre from Monday 2 April. Bat Out Of Hell - The … [Read more...]
London’s Dominion Theatre, home to Christopher Wheeldon’s stunning reinvention of the Oscar® winning Hollywood musical An American in Paris, has completed a £6 million restoration and unveils a brand new double-sided LED screen on Tottenham Court Road, the largest and highest resolution projecting screen on the exterior of a West End theatre. The extensive … [Read more...]
Jane Asher, Haydn Oakley, Zoë Rainey, David Seadon-Young and Ashley Day join Broadway stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in the Tony® Award-winning new musical at the Dominion Theatre from 4th March 2017. Full casting is announced for Christopher Wheeldon’s stunning reinvention of the Oscar® winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron). An … [Read more...]
In 1973, Dolly Parton wrote and recorded a song for her one time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner. Although Dolly had two No 1 hits with the song on the the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, the track wasn’t that well known until 1992 when a singer called Whitney Houston recorded a cover for a movie she was was starring in. The song was “I Will Always Love You” and … [Read more...]
Ben Richards will join previously announced Beverley Knight in the international hit musical The Bodyguard when it returns to the West End at the Dominion Theatre for a limited six month run in July this year. Richards will play Frank Farmer, Rachel Marron’s bodyguard, alongside Beverley Knight in the leading role of the Oscar-nominated superstar Marron. Performances … [Read more...]
HG Well’s The War of the Worlds was published in 1898, when still on the throne and electric light was still in its infancy. The book is uniquely English, with aliens landing on Primrose Hill, North London. The book caused a stir when it was published and continues to attract new audiences to its enthralling storyline. Now, the book has … [Read more...]
Featuring a stellar cast, Jeff Wayne’s global music phenomenon is reimagined and brought to spectacular West End life for its much-anticipated world stage premiere. Making their West End debuts are iconic actor, musician, and writer Jimmy Nail, singer-songwriter Daniel Bedingfield, and former Sugababes popstar Heidi Range. Joining them are West End … [Read more...]
Alongside the onscreen appearance of Liam Neeson and the onstage appearance of Jeff Wayne and his magnificent Black Smoke Band and ULLAdubULLA string orchestra, casting has now been announced for the World Stage Premiere of The War of The Worlds at the Dominion Theatre. Making his West End debut singer-songwriter, actor, musician, and writer Jimmy Nail plays Parson … [Read more...]