The producers of Riverdance, are pleased to announce that Heartbeat of Home, their extraordinary dance and music extravaganza, embracing flavours and cultures from around the world, will open in the West End this September 2019. Previews at the Piccadilly Theatre will begin on 4 September 2019 with opening night on 11 September 2019. Tickets are released for public sale at 9am on Friday 10th May, with O2 and ATG ticket presale tomorrow at 9am (8 May). Heartbeat of Home is a spine-tingling, … [Read more...]
Piccadilly Theatre London News & Reviews
Pretty Woman: The Musical
One of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time is now coming to the West End!
Pretty Woman: The Musical features direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”) and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.
Book Tickets for Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street, London, W1D 7DY
Piccadilly Theatre Seating Plan
Venue and travel information:
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Tube Lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
Directions from nearest tube: Pass the famous illuminated signs on your right to take Glasshouse Street/Sherwood Street where the theatre can be seen.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 3, 6, 12, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N18, N109, N136
Car Park: Brewer Street
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air conditioned, Bar, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets and Wheelchair accessible
The Piccadilly Theatre London
The opening of the theatre was on 27th April 1928 with the musical Blue Eyes, by Jerome Kern and starring Miss Evelyn Laye.
The Piccadilly Theatre was at the time one of the largest theatres to be built in London, as its souvenir brochure of the time proclaimed “If all the bricks used in the building were laid in a straight line, they would stretch from London to Paris”.
In its early days, the Piccadilly operated as a cinema and made history when it premiered the first talking picture to be shown in Britain, which was The Singing Fool with Al Jolson. Jolson also opened the Jazz Singer in 1928, appearing on-stage after the show to sing Mammy.
When the theatre opened it was named The Piccadilly Theatre in a multi-purpose theatre used to house musicals, revue and films, the theatre reopened as The London Casino on 2nd April 1936 having been converted into a cabaret restaurant which became particularly noted for its lavish stage shows. During the Second World War it was used by servicemen under the name The Queensbury All Services Club.
There have been a number of Royal Shakespeare Company productions including Edward II, starring Ian McKellen. Henry Fonda made his West End debut in the solo play Clarence Darrow and Y. The 1990s witnessed an expansion in musicals, ballet and dance, which resulted in the most successful commercial ballet season ever to play in the West End, Adventures in Motion Pictures production of Swan Lake.
The Piccadilly Theatre has been home to a season of plays directed by Sir Peter Hall, starring famous actors and actresses such as Dame Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Michael Pennington and Eric Sykes. It has also hosted the smash-hit musical Spend Spend Spend starring the Olivier award-winning actress, Barbara Dickson, the sell-out run of Shockheaded Peter, together with one of the most successful plays ever, Noises Off starring Lynn Redgrave. Most recently closing is Annie and before that Jersey Boys, which had transferred from the Prince Edward Theatre.
Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the NT and Neal Street Productions’ critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy will transfer to the Piccadilly Theatre in May 2019. Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles will reprise the roles they originated at the National Theatre in The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Sam Mendes, when it transfers to the West End from 11 May 2019, for a limited 12-week season at the Piccadilly … [Read more...]
Elliott & Harper Productions and Cindy Tolan are thrilled to announce the transfer of the highly acclaimed, sold-out Young Vic production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman to the Piccadilly Theatre from 24th October 2019 to 4th January 2020, with Press Night on Monday 4th November 2019. Following her recent award-winning successes on Company and Angels in America, Marianne Elliott co-directs Death of a Salesman with Miranda Cromwell, who worked as Associate Director on both shows. … [Read more...]
Imagine the two leading characters in a musical singing less than a verse between them. If that strikes you as odd, it’s precisely what happens in the West End version of Strictly Ballroom The Musical, a show that has undergone several reworkings since its inaugural run in Sydney in 2014. Scott Hastings (Jonny Labey) and Fran (Zizi Strallen) are highly talented and could do well to demonstrate so-called ‘triple threat’ skills if only they were given the opportunity. Instead, the repertoire of … [Read more...]
Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family… Annie has Book by Thomas Meehan adapted from the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, Music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by … [Read more...]
From the award-winning visionary Baz Luhrmann, creator of Moulin Rouge!, Romeo & Juliet and The Great Gatsby, comes STRICTLY BALLROOM, a brand new musical for the stage inspired by his classic film. STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring story of Scott Hastings, a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules and follows his heart, not only to find his true calling but also his true love. Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie and featuring … [Read more...]
Never work with children and animals, they say and as Annie gives us both - seven effervescent girls performing their socks off (different seven in three teams perform alternate nights) and the indomitable Amber, the four-year-old Labradoodle, who plays the part of Sandy, the stray that Annie befriends on the street - then the adult performers might well be in for a hard time. But, no. This wonderful feel-good musical is chock-full of infectious gusto delivered by an almost impeccable cast whose … [Read more...]