London Theatre Tickets - rss feed http://www.londontheatredirect.com London theatre tickets - London musicals, plays and attractions bookings with London Theatre Direct en-us London Theatre Direct 2009 - all rights reserved Miss Saigon Picks Up Awards, Kimberley Walsh & Ben Forster Cast In Elf + More #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1603/Miss-Saigon-Picks-Up-Awards--Kimberley-Walsh---Ben-Forster-Cast-In-Elf---More--WestEndUpdate.aspx

Last Sunday (15th February), Mel Giedroyc and Steve Furst hosted the 2015 WhatsOnStage Awards at the Prince of Wales Theatre.  The evening’s biggest winner was Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre) which won an almighty 9 awards from its 12 nominations.

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:03:58 GMT
Kerry Ellis Is The Cat's Whiskers At The London Palladium http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1602/Kerry-Ellis-Is-The-Cat-s-Whiskers-At-The-London-Palladium.aspx

After watching Cats The Musical for the first time as a teenager I have always felt a huge amount of affection for this clever and innovative show. I still have an original eighties t-shirt and poster along with the cassette of the soundtrack which has now been played so many times over the years, it's got a bit stretched in places.

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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:01:44 GMT
Harriet Walter Is 'Immaculate' In Boa At Trafalgar Studios 2 http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1601/Harriet-Walter-Is--Immaculate--In-Boa-At-Trafalgar-Studios-2.aspx

Harriet Walter, Guy Paul, in Boa at Trafalgar Studios 2, a new play by Clara Brennan. Directed by Hannah Price.

A unique opportunity to see one of Britain’s greatest actresses in one of London’s most intimate spaces.

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:08:02 GMT
Further Casting Updates For The Audience Starring Kristin Scott Thomas http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1600/Further-Casting-Updates-For-The-Audience-Starring-Kristin-Scott-Thomas.aspx

Stephen Daldry’s production will preview at the Apollo Theatre from 21 April 2015, with press night on 5 May 2015 and is booking to 25 July 2015.  The Audience has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby. 

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:55:18 GMT
Elf & Kinky Boots Confirm West End Runs; Michael Flatley To Make Final London Stage Appearance + More #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1599/Elf---Kinky-Boots-Confirm-West-End-Runs--Michael-Flatley-To-Make-Final-London-Stage-Appearance---More--WestEndUpdate.aspx

Following months and months of rumours and speculation, both Elf the Musical and Kinky Boots have confirmed all the details of their highly anticipated West End transfers.

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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:58:03 GMT
Kinky Boots London Transfer: A History Of Kink http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1598/Kinky-Boots-London-Transfer--A-History-Of-Kink.aspx

I think we’ve all come to terms with the fact that new openings excite me a lot, and that transfers sometimes excite me even more: the confirmation of a Kinky Boots London transfer to the West End's Adelphi Theatre is one of these cases. 

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Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:56:57 GMT
John Owen Jones Joins Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel in Sweeney Todd http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1597/John-Owen-Jones-Joins-Emma-Thompson---Bryn-Terfel-in-Sweeney-Todd.aspx

After last performing in the West End in 2011, John Owen Jones will return to the London stage in March to play the role of 'Pirelli' in the English National Opera production of Sweeney Todd.

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:32:27 GMT
Michael Flatley Begins His Farewell Tour http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1596/Michael-Flatley-Begins-His-Farewell-Tour.aspx

Following a sold out run at the London Palladium in 2014, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is returning to the West End at the Dominion Theatre from 13 March.

Due to unprecedented demand, Flatley is scheduled to make a special appearance from 13 to 24 March at the Dominion Theatre, paving the way for new young superstar James Keegan, who will be performing the lead role of Lord of the Dance. 

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:31:24 GMT
★★★★★ REVIEW: The Woman In Black Is A Delightful Fright-Fest, A Rightful Classic http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1595/------REVIEW--The-Woman-In-Black-Is-A-Delightful-Fright-Fest--A-Rightful-Classic.aspx

★★★★★

Over 26 years on, the late Stephen Mallatratt’s cherished stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel remains a Theatreland treasure. 

Stephen Mallatratt adapted Susan Hill’s horror novel for the Christmas season at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in 1987, under the wing of the great Alan Ayckbourn. Its downright brilliance saw its transfer to the West End in a little over a year after it premiered.  

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:39:23 GMT
Seven Time Olivier Award-Winning The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Extends! http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1594/Seven-Time-Olivier-Award-Winning-The-Curious-Incident-Of-The-Dog-In-The-Night-Time-Extends-.aspx

The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timeat the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End today (3 February) announced the release of over 150,000 tickets, taking bookings to 24 October 2015. 

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:02:26 GMT
War Horse Extends At The New London Theatre With Over 150,000 New Tickets On Sale Now! http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1593/War-Horse-Extends-At-The-New-London-Theatre-With-Over-150-000-New-Tickets-On-Sale-Now-.aspx

War Horse at the New London Theatre releases over 150,000 new tickets for sale as it extends booking period to 13 February 2016.

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:18:17 GMT
The Kinks Musical Sunny Afternoon Extends Booking To October 2015 http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1592/The-Kinks-Musical-Sunny-Afternoon-Extends-Booking-To-October-2015.aspx

Due to extraordinary public demand, the new hit British musical Sunny Afternoon at the Harold Pinter Theatre has announced a further extension to its West End run. It is now booking until 24 October 2015.

The critically acclaimed new musical, which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, recently celebrated its 100th performance.

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:04:05 GMT
What’s On The West End Stage in 2015? http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1591/What-s-On-The-West-End-Stage-in-2015-.aspx

I must start this post and be honest with you all: this might be one of the most exciting blog posts I have ever written. I made one of these for my own blog last year and it is so thrilling to take a look ahead at the amazing theatre coming to London in the year. So, for those of you who aren’t as clued up as others, or for those of you that are just intrigued to hear more and for a little bit of clarity behind rumours, here’s my pick of the top 5 most exciting West End openings that we’ll be seeing in 2015.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:29:27 GMT
Beverley Knight Extends In Memphis, Penelope Wilton Dazzles In Taken At Midnight + More! #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1590/Beverley-Knight-Extends-In-Memphis--Penelope-Wilton-Dazzles-In-Taken-At-Midnight---More---WestEndUpdate.aspx

Producers of Memphis have announced that Beverley Knight has extended her run in the show until July 2015. Following her West End debut in The Bodyguard, Knight has been impressing West End audiences and critics with her killer vocals and newly found acting talents. Knight plays Felicia Farrell in Memphis, which is currently booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre until 31st October, alongside Killian Donnelly as Huey Calhoun.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:05:44 GMT
Kinky Boots & Sing-Along Frozen Coming To The West End; My Night With Reg Opens + More #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1589/Kinky-Boots---Sing-Along-Frozen-Coming-To-The-West-End--My-Night-With-Reg-Opens---More--WestEndUpdate.aspx

Theatreland may have quietened down for a few weeks over Christmas, but now it’s back to business as usual with non-stop breaking news and exciting openings!

The hottest news at the moment is that it looks like Kinky Boots is set to open in the West End in August. A casting call has revealed that previews will begin in London "on or about" 21st August 2015; however, a theatre and any further information is yet to be confirmed.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:19:22 GMT
Feature: Dr Zhivago Starring Tam Mutu Launches In London Ahead Of Broadway Premiere http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1588/Feature--Dr-Zhivago-Starring-Tam-Mutu-Launches-In-London-Ahead-Of-Broadway-Premiere.aspx

Ahead of its Broadway premiere in April, Dr Zhivago held its launch in London last week.

The musical, which is based on Boris Pasternak's 1957 novel, is directed by Des McAnuff who attended the launch. McAnuff is behind many theatrical hits, including the Broadway and West End productions of Jersey Boys. The stellar creative team also includes Michael Weller (book), Lucy Simon (music), Michael Korie (lyrics), Amy Powers (lyrics) and Kelly Devine (choreography).

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:39:50 GMT
Review: Witness The Sheer Beauty That Is Miss Saigon http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1587/Review--Witness-The-Sheer-Beauty-That-Is-Miss-Saigon.aspx

Miss Saigon Review: ★★★★★

On Wednesday the 24th of December I woke up with the intention of writing a review for the previous night’s performance of Miss Saigon. The next thing I know, I’m on my way into the heart of theatre land to see the production again, now for the sixth time.

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:09:09 GMT
FEATURE: Broadway Musicals Take The West End By Storm http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1586/FEATURE--Broadway-Musicals-Take-The-West-End-By-Storm.aspx

Broadway is well known for creating some of the biggest and most successful musicals in theatrical history. Shows transfer between Broadway and the West End all the time, and the West End is currently home to a wide range of Broadway hits.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:33:56 GMT
BREAKING NEWS: Over 100,000 New Tickets Released As Cats Extends Run http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1585/BREAKING-NEWS--Over-100-000-New-Tickets-Released-As-Cats-Extends-Run.aspx

Due to extraordinary public demand, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record breaking Cats today announces the release of over 100,000 new tickets for sale.  Now booking at the London Palladium to 25 April 2015, tickets for Cats at the London Palladium are on sale now!

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:25:51 GMT
Kerry Ellis Brings Her Famous Growl To Cats http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1584/Kerry-Ellis-Brings-Her-Famous-Growl-To-Cats.aspx

Rumours have been confirmed and it has been announced today that the Queen of the West End, Kerry Ellis will be joining the cast of Cats at the London Palladium from the 9th February 2015. The classic show with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on TS Eliot's Old Possums Book Of Practical Cats, has been playing to packed houses since it opened at the beginning of December. 

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:02:33 GMT