As previously reported earlier this year that Motown The Musical was likely to be heading to London, with the Dominion Theatre a probable venue, first reported in March 2014, it has been confirmed today. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is Broadway’s record-breaking smash hit that tells the true story behind the world’s most iconic sound. Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations – MOTOWN THE MUSICAL shows how these legendary artists and so many more created … [Read more...]
Dominion Theatre London Tickets, News & Reviews
Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.
With a huge cast and orchestra of almost 60 artists, this spectacular production is based on the classic DreamWorks Animation film and features the Academy Award®-winning song When You Believe.
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.
The show has been 'A Kind of Magic' and as shows go it's not just 'Another One Bites The Dust', and it is ' A Hard Life. And, 'Who Wants to Live Forever'? 'Was It All Worth It? Around the world 'The Show Must Go On', it isn't a 'Scandal', 'Play The Game' with 'One Vision', maybe even a 'Seaside Rendezvous' and a 'Brighton Rock'? 'Don't Try So Hard' to hide your 'Body language' as it is time for the 'Hammer To Fall'. 'Ride The Wild Wind', listen to 'Radio Ga Ga' and always believe 'We Will … [Read more...]
We Will Rock You is to close at the Dominion Theatre, London, at the end of May 2014. The final show will be on 31st May 2014, shortly after its 12th anniversary. The original West End production opened at the Dominion Theatre on 14th May 2002, with Tony Vincent, Hannah Jane Fox, Sharon D. Clarke and Kerry Ellis in principal roles. Co-creators Ben Elton, Brian May and Roger Taylor said: “We want to thank every one of the many hundreds of incredible musical theatre artists, musicians and … [Read more...]
After the incredible success of West End Eurovision 2013, the Make A Difference (MAD) Trust have announced that their annual fundraiser West End Eurovision will be returning to the Dominion theatre on 22nd May 2014. Now in its 7th and FINAL year, West End Eurovision - The Final Battle, is sure to go out with a Boom Bang-A-Bang! West End Eurovision sees 10 casts from some of the biggest shows in the West End perform on the same stage for one night only; fiercely competing against each other … [Read more...]
The Make A Difference Trust has a number of regular events on their fundraising calendar; West End Bares is always a highly entertaining night and the most recent event, A West End Christmas, was a sell-out success. It’s that time again though, as what is probably the charity’s most popular event rolls around again: West End Eurovision. West End Eurovision is the brainchild of MADTrust volunteers Garry Cruickshank and Kevin Henry, whose love for the Eurovision Song Contest led them to create … [Read more...]