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...]
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
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...]
When Bobby Child (Charlie Stemp) turns up in Deadrock, Nevada – a fictional town (yes, I had the naivety to look it up) – he’s desperate for some water: it’s inadvertently relatable in a heatwave, even in the wonderfully air-conditioned Chichester Festival Theatre. Crazy For You is far more about song and dance than it is about the storyline, but there’s something rather topical about a theatre that has fallen on hard times that is eventually saved through philanthropy and without an iota of … [Read more...]
Joining the cast for the Autumn tour are Jay Worley (Eddie), Richard Munday (Narrator) and Timothy Lucas (Sammy). They will join previous cast members; Paula Tappenden (Mrs Lyons), Tim Churchill (Mr Lyons), Carly Burns (Linda), Nick Wilkes (Policeman/Teacher), Josh Capper (Neighbour), Grace Galloway (Donna Marie/Miss Jones), Melissa Potts (Brenda), Andy Owens (Perkins) and Jacob Yolland (Bus Conductor). Written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell, few musicals have been received with … [Read more...]
Producers, Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that the award-winning international smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD starring former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton will tour the UK and Ireland opening at Glasgow King’s Theatre on Saturday 28 January 2023. Further casting to be announced soon. Selling over 70 million albums as a member of one of the most celebrated girl groups of all time, The Pussycat Dolls, Melody Thornton is a multi-platinum Grammy-nominated artist. … [Read more...]
Jamie Wilson, Mark Goucher, Gavin Kalin and Kevin McCollum are thrilled to announce the principal casting for Made at Curve’s production of Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS touring the UK this winter. The production will star Jay McGuiness as Bob Wallace, Lorna Luft as Martha Watson, Michael Starke as General Waverly and Dan Burton, Jessica Daley and Monique Young returning in their roles as Phil Davis, Betty Haynes and Judy Haynes respectively. WHITE CHRISTMAS opens at the Truro Hall for … [Read more...]