The producers of ROCK OF AGES are thrilled to announce full casting and additional dates for the UK tour starring Kevin Kennedy as ‘Dennis Dupree’ alongside Cameron Sharp as ‘Stacee Jaxx’ from Tuesday 23 August when the show opens in Inverness. The cast also includes Natalie Winsor as ‘Justice’, David Breeds as ‘Franz Klinenmann’ and Tianna Sealy-Jewiss joins the ensemble. They join returning cast members Sam Turrell as ‘Drew’, Gabriella Williams as ‘Sherrie’, Vicki Manser as ‘Regina’, Joe Gash … [Read more...]
Book Tickets for Musicals in London 2022 - 2023
Book Tickets for London Musicals 2022 - 2023
Here is our guide to some of the best shows in London's West End, including long-running musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Disney's The Lion King to new shows, such as Mary Poppins, Moulin Rouge and Pretty Woman.
What are some of the most popular London musicals?
There are a variety of popular London musicals that cater to a range of interests and preferences. For example, the long-running musical Les Misérables continues to be a popular choice for theatre-goers, while newer musicals such as Hamilton and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have also been well-received. Other popular musicals currently playing in London include The Lion King, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, and The Phantom of the Opera.
What are the origins of London musicals?
The origins of London musicals can be traced back to the city's rich history of theatre and music. The first professional theatre in London was the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which opened in 1663. This theatre was home to many of the city's most popular musicals, including The Beggar's Opera (1728), The Maid of the Mill (1765), and The Beggar's Opera (1728).
How have London musicals evolved over time?
The history of London musicals is a long and rich one, dating back to the early days of the city's theatre scene. The first musicals in London were probably those that were performed in the city's inns and taverns, which were popular entertainment venues in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These early musicals were often quite bawdy and featured crude humor and sexually suggestive lyrics. As the city's theatre scene grew and developed, so did its musicals.
How expensive are London musicals?
There is no definitive answer to this question as the cost of London musicals can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. The price of a ticket will usually depend on the popularity of the show, the venue, the time of year and the day of the week. For example, a musical that is playing at a popular West End theatre is likely to be more expensive than one playing at a smaller venue.
London West End Shows
Sha Dessi graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2021 and is currently making her professional theatre debut as Éponine in Les Misérables. Q: From an aspiring actress at a young age, what were your dreams? Sha: Simply to choose a career that I could see myself being excited about for a long time. There is so much variety in terms of projects in the entertainment industry. I just wanted to contribute to theatre in whatever way I could, it is the thing that moves me most. … [Read more...]
The merchandise stand is selling, amongst other items, the DVDs of the 1992 film Sister Act and its 1993 sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, but don’t expect to hear any of the songs from the films in the musical adaptation. With a relocation of the narrative from San Francisco, CA to Philadelphia, PA, a distance of 2,876 miles, thrown in, this production was supposed to feature Whoopi Goldberg – though filming schedules and other commitments meant it didn’t quite work in the end. Instead, … [Read more...]
Casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical which is now in its 10th year and continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre. We are delighted to announce that Victoria Alsina, Laurel Sumberg and Heidi Williams will join Maisie Mardle in the title role of Matilda, with their first performances from 13th September 2022. The role of Miss Honey will be played by Lauren Byrne and Rakesh Boury and Amy Ellen … [Read more...]
David Ian for Crossroads Live UK and Jonathan Church Theatre Productions present the Curve and Sadler’s Wells production of the musical 42nd STREET, opening at Curve, Leicester on Wednesday 17 May 2023, where it will play until Saturday 3 June 2023, followed by a season at Sadler’s Wells from Wednesday 7 June 2023 to Sunday 2 July 2023 ahead of a UK tour with touring dates to be announced soon. This new production will be directed by Jonathan Church (Singin’ in the Rain, The Drifters Girl) … [Read more...]
Following a record-breaking three-year West End residency, sold-out UK & Ireland Tour and Amazon studios award-winning film, the smash-hit, critically acclaimed and award-winning musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie embarks on a second UK Tour from September 2023 into 2024. The show opens at The Lowry on 7 September 2023 before visiting Sunderland, Nottingham, Bromley, Cardiff, Brighton, Leeds, Blackpool, Llandudno, Newcastle, Wolverhampton and Woking with further tour dates and casting … [Read more...]
As the previous London production of this great musical was so iconic, it is difficult for those of us who remember it not to think back to it. And indeed, it is all so familiar - and sitting in the Curve Theatre in Leicester watching proceedings unfold, I thought to myself, as the late Jim Steinman once wrote, “It’s all coming back to me now”. Yet this is an entirely different production, and gloriously reimagined. One way or another it manages to shave twenty minutes (perhaps a little bit … [Read more...]