I’m not really a ballroom dancing kind of guy. I have sometimes caught a bit of ‘Strictly’ (only because its followed by Dr Who) but, on the whole I don’t really know a Paso Doble from a Polka or a Waltz from a Quick-Step, and I have personally taken ‘Dad Dancing’ to new heights of cringe worthiness. Anyway, nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say, so off I went to the Aldwych Theatre to see Dance 'til Dawn which has arrived in London for a 10 week run as part of a highly successful … [Read more...]
Book Tickets for London West End Musicals 2023 - 2024
Book Tickets for London Musicals 2023 - 2024
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
I have to confess that I thought I knew very little about The Kinks before the show or should I say their songs - how wrong could I be? I knew every single song and, my goodness, how this excellent cast rose to the challenge of portraying both the atmosphere and personalities of this iconic British band. The show begins with the stage stacked sky high with speakers, and when the riff to 'You Really Got Me' starts, the musical really takes off. The ‘dirty’ sound is achieved when Dave cuts the … [Read more...]
Disney's The Lion King Celebrates 15 Years in London on Sunday 19th October 2014 CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION REMAINS THE WEST END’S MOST POPULAR MUSICAL WITH OVER 810,000 GUESTS PER YEAR DISNEY GIVES AWAY 1500 TICKETS FOR THIS SUNDAY’S ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE TO LONDON THEATREGOERS FINAL DATES ARE ALSO ON SALE FOR THE LION KING’S SELL-OUT UK TOUR, WHICH WILL HAVE BEEN SEEN BY OVER 1.8 MILLION TITLE SET TO BE LICENSED EXCLUSIVELY TO SCHOOLS IN 2015 On Sunday 19th October … [Read more...]
Ever since I have been interested in theatre, I have been fully aware that Evita has always been considered one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous musicals; I saw the production on tour back in late March. Now, the iconic musical has come home after touring across Britain to a limited seven week engagement at the Dominion Theatre, newly restored and refurbished. It seemed to be a fitting home for such a famous musical. Evita follows the story of Eva Duarte Peron, the wife of … [Read more...]
Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro are today announced as the headline act at the 2014 West End Heroes gala concert at the Dominion Theatre on Sunday September 28th. The chart-topping group - the fastest selling new British band of 2014 - will be perfoming a song from their No1 debut album Stars. They will join Michael Ball, Britain’s leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter, who is hosting as … [Read more...]
The production company behind The Lion King, Disney, are possibly the closest thing mankind has to the makers of magic, and their musical films bring pleasure universally to young and old. It seems that after 15 years in London, they are still getting that magic recipe just right, as the theatre was packed out on this Wednesday night, and I'm told that's the norm. And it's not surprising. The Lion King is truly a thing of wonder, and yet not quite in the normal 'Disney way'. There is little in … [Read more...]
Full casting is announced for Evita at the Dominion Theatre, which opens on 22nd September 2014, with previews from 16th September 2014. Joining the previously announced Marti Pellow, Madalena Alberto and Ben Forster will be Matthew Cammelle (Three Phantoms, South Pacific, The Phantom of the Opera) as Peron. They are joined by Sarah McNicholas, Michelle Pentecost, Amira Matthews, Olive Robinson, Verity Burgess, Gemma Atkins, Lizzie Ottley, Joe McCourt, Joe Maxwell, Joel Elferink, Ryan … [Read more...]