The time has come, Waitress, the Broadway Musical has arrived in London. After attending a launch a few months back with composer Sara Bareilles, It was lovely to see her back in London to help get the show off the ground - especially as she has just finished another stint playing the lead character Jenna on the Broadway production of Waitress only days ago. At the Press launch I attend, the cast performed 3 numbers from the musical: 'Bad Idea' - Dr. Pomatter (David Hunter) and Jenna … [Read more...]
Book Tickets for New London West End Musicals 2023
Tickets for New London Musicals in 2023
Here is our guide to some of the best new musicals in London West End, including long-running musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera musical, Les Miserables musical, Jersey Boys musical, and Disney's The Lion King musical, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, to the latest new musicals in the West End, such as Matilda the Musical, Mary Poppins, Moulin Rouge the Musical, Frozen the Musical, Back to the Future the Musical, Grease the Musical, Bat Out of Hell the Musical, the musical Six, Heathers the Musical and Pretty Woman the Musical.
What are some of the most popular new musicals in London?
There are a variety of popular musicals in London's West End in 2023 that cater to a range of interests and preferences. For example, one of the long-running shows, Les Misérables continues to be a popular choice for theatre-goers in London West End, while the newer productions such as Hamilton and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have also been well-received in London. In 2023, 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 musicals in London 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 musicals evolved over time?
The history of musicals in London is a long and rich one, dating back to the early days of the city's theatre scene, to the new productions today. The first musicals in London were probably those that were performed in the London'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 London's city theatre scene grew and developed, so did its musicals.
How expensive are London musicals?
There is no definitive answer to this question as the costs can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. The price of a ticket in London will usually depend on the popularity of the show, the venue, the time of year and the day of the week - and whether it is a new musical. For example, new musicals that are playing at popular West End theatres are likely to be more expensive than new musicals playing at smaller venues.
The London West End’s oldest theatre in use today is Theatre Royal Drury Lane, which opened in 1663.
In 1720, the Theatre Royal Haymarket opened in London, followed by the Adelphi in 1806. Then, following the Theatres Act 1843, more London theatres opened and 'Theatreland' was born
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London West End Musicals
Black is the Color of my Voice and Soul Sessions at Trafalgar Studios
Black is the Color of My Voice is ‘inspired by the life of Nina Simone’, which isn’t quite the same as being a biographically accurate representation of Nina Simone’s life. That said, it’s not quite the life of ‘Mena Bordeaux’ (Apphia Campbell) instead of the life of Simone; there are many similarities between the two, but the separate and distinct Mena character allows for some creative freedom. More than that, it also removes from the equation any sort of analysis with regards to how accurate … [Read more...]
Waitress: Fifi Christophers and Arabella Duffy will share the role of Lulu
It is announced today that the London production of Waitress has cast its youngest company members. At just four and six years old, Fifi Christophers and Arabella Duffy will make their West End debuts sharing the role of Lulu. The Tony-nominated musical by Sara Bareilles will have its official opening night on 7th March at the Adelphi Theatre. Currently playing its third year on Broadway, Waitress brings with it an all-female lead creative team – a West End musical first. Waitress stars … [Read more...]
School of Rock The Musical celebrates 1000th performance + new cast
On 23 February 2019 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning show School of Rock - The Musical will welcome a new kids cast to join Dewey’s band and embrace the power of rock! The hit West End production, based on the iconic film of the same title which this month celebrated 15 years since its UK release, is now booking to January 2020 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre and on 6th March will celebrate 1000 performances. Thee three teams of twelve kids who make up Dewey’s band, and play live at every … [Read more...]
Avenue Q at New Wimbledon Theatre | Review
On the day that the rather disturbing musings of a certain Liam Neeson made headlines all over the world, it seemed somehow appropriate that I should be sitting in the magnificent (New) Wimbledon Theatre listening to a couple of puppets duet a song called Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist. Avenue Q has launched its latest national tour and judging by the packed audience reaction it’s destined to go down a storm from here to (probably) eternity via Aylesbury and Glasgow (amongst many nationwide … [Read more...]