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 Billy Elliot Celebrates 10th Birthday, Les Mis Announces 30th Anniversary Cast #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1664/Billy-Elliot-Celebrates-10th-Birthday--Les-Mis-Announces-30th-Anniversary-Cast--WestEndUpdate.aspx

Billy Elliot The Musical has had a busy couple of weeks at the Victoria Palace Theatre! On 12th May the production celebrated its tenth birthday with a special gala performance which saw six Billys unite onstage as well as previous cast members who returned for a spectacular finale! The show’s composer Elton John was also in attendance.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 10:13:55 GMT
The Audience Updated, Mamma Mia! Announces New Cast + More #WestEndUpdate​ http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1663/The-Audience-Updated--Mamma-Mia--Announces-New-Cast---More--WestEndUpdate-.aspx

London's glittering West End has seen three major theatrical openings. Firstly the Theatre Royal Bath’s production of Hay Fever celebrated its official opening at the Duke of York's Theatre last Monday (11th May 2015).

Lindsay Posner’s production of Noël Coward’s comedy of bad manners stars Felicity Kendal who gives a tremendous performance as Judith Bliss. Hay Fever, which first played the West End in 1925, also stars Simon Shepherd (Peak Practice/The Duck House), Michael Simkins (Yes, Prime Minister/Oh What a Lovely War) and Sara Stewart (Heartbreak House/Enron). It runs until 1st August 2015.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 14:44:08 GMT
Berry Gordy: Meet The Man Behind The Motown Sound http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1662/Berry-Gordy--Meet-The-Man-Behind-The-Motown-Sound.aspx

With just $800 borrowed from his family, Berry Gordy founded Motown Records and launched the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and many more.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 11:22:14 GMT
The Buzz From The Bardette: The Audience And Broadway Smash Hit Motown The Musical http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1661/The-Buzz-From-The-Bardette--The-Audience-And-Broadway-Smash-Hit-Motown-The-Musical.aspx

Summer may feel like its months away, but let’s banish those rainy day blues and talk sizzling tickets and some exciting news hot off the press.

As the country celebrates a new addition to the Royal family, we also welcome another royal arrival to the West End stage – The Audience.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 10:51:28 GMT
Motown: The Musical Set To Have London Dancing In The Street http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1660/Motown--The-Musical-Set-To-Have-London-Dancing-In-The-Street.aspx

There have been rumours circulating since last year that Broadway smash hit, Motown: The Musical, might soon be arriving in the West End. Initially, there was speculation that the show would replace We Will Rock You this summer at the Dominion Theatre. Well, it turns out that bit was wrong - but the rest is spot on, as it has been announced today that Motown: The Musical will be coming to London's Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 09:36:28 GMT
Motown: The Musical to premiere at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016 http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1659/Motown--The-Musical-to-premiere-at-the-Shaftesbury-Theatre-in-February-2016.aspx

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale later today (15 May 2015).

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Fri, 15 May 2015 00:35:38 GMT
10 Reasons You Must See Billy Elliot In Its Tenth Anniversary Year http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1658/10-Reasons-You-Must-See-Billy-Elliot-In-Its-Tenth-Anniversary-Year.aspx

Billy Elliot celebrates its tenth anniversary in the West End this year, and yet to my surprise I’ve never seen it, even though I enjoyed the original movie and love a good musical. So here are ten reasons why you (and I) should check out Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre this year.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 10:58:54 GMT
Mutli Award-Winning Musical Billy Elliot Celebrates Ten Years In West End http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1657/Mutli-Award-Winning-Musical-Billy-Elliot-Celebrates-Ten-Years-In-West-End.aspx

Tonight, 12 May 2015, the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical celebrates ten years in the West End. The musical received its world premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre in March 2005 with the gala opening night taking place exactly 10 years ago today. 

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Tue, 12 May 2015 19:03:47 GMT
Matt Cardle Joins Cast Of Memphis The Musical From 6 July, Beverley Knight Extends Through October http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1656/Matt-Cardle-Joins-Cast-Of-Memphis-The-Musical-From-6-July--Beverley-Knight-Extends-Through-October.aspx

Multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle, who rose to fame winning the seventh series of ITVs The X Factor will join the cast of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at London's Shaftesbury Theatre, it is today announced. Cast and company of the award-winning ‘Best Musical’ at the Shaftesbury Theatre are delighted to welcome Matt who will star as radio DJ ‘Huey Calhoun’ from 6 July, taking over from Killian Donnelly who originated the role in the West End.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 15:34:56 GMT
Review: The Twits Is Bizarre, Brilliant And Bonkers http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1655/Review--The-Twits-Is-Bizarre--Brilliant-And-Bonkers.aspx

If, like me, you grew up reading Roald Dahl, then you’re probably just as excited as I was to hear about the new production of The Twits at the Royal Court Theatre. Not perhaps one of his best known stories, and often overshadowed by more popular titles like Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Matilda and (my personal favourite) The BFG, The Twits is nonetheless classic Dahl: dark, twisted and actually pretty unsuitable for children at times - but that’s okay, because the good guys always win in the end.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 14:43:19 GMT
Review: Hay Fever At The Duke Of York’s Theatre http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1654/Review--Hay-Fever-At-The-Duke-Of-York-s-Theatre.aspx

Following its success at the Theatre Royal Bath, Noel Coward’s Hay Fever has arrived at the Duke Of York’s Theatre for a limited season. Felicity Kendal stuns as Judith Bliss, the eccentric former actress who is incapable of giving up the spotlight, even to her equally self-involved husband and children. Hay Fever follows the Bliss family through an outrageous weekend of entertaining four unsuspecting guests.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 14:33:29 GMT
Nicole Kidman Announces West End Return, Gypsy Breaks Box Office Records + More #WestEndUpdate http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1653/Nicole-Kidman-Announces-West-End-Return--Gypsy-Breaks-Box-Office-Records---More--WestEndUpdate.aspx

It has been announced that the Academy award-winning Nicole Kidman is returning to the London stage in the UK premiere of Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler. The play will be directed by Michael Grandage, reuniting him with Kidman who he recently directed in the forthcoming feature film Genius.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 11:43:37 GMT
Derek Jacobi Joins Cast Of Kenneth Branagh Production Company's Romeo And Juliet At The Garrick http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1652/Derek-Jacobi-Joins-Cast-Of-Kenneth-Branagh-Production-Company-s-Romeo-And-Juliet-At-The-Garrick.aspx

Derek Jacobi will play Mercutio opposite Lily James as Juliet and Richard Madden as Romeo in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre. The production will run from 12 May 2016 until 13 August 2016.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 10:55:02 GMT
Casting Announced For Dusty http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1651/Casting-Announced-For-Dusty.aspx

Dusty, a unique new multi-media show celebrating the musical icon Dusty Springfield, will receive its world premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre next month with previews beginning 25 May 2015 and press night on 3 June 2015. Tickets are now on sale for this thirteen week run with booking to 22 August 2015. 

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:49:36 GMT
Critically Acclaimed 1984 Returns To West End Ahead Of International Tour http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1650/Critically-Acclaimed-1984-Returns-To-West-End-Ahead-Of-International-Tour.aspx

The Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of 1984 will return to the Playhouse Theatre                   this summer, where it enjoyed a very           run in 2014. 1984 will preview from 12 June 2015, with the press night on 18 June 2015.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:27:26 GMT
★★★★★ Review: Memphis The Musical http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1649/------Review--Memphis-The-Musical.aspx

I have to say I've spent many happy hours in the Shaftebury Theatre. It is so perfectly formed with its delightful foyer and for me it always invokes a joy to be there, in the knowledge I will witness something special.
 
I'd wanted to see Memphis The Musical for some time and when the kind people at LondonTheatreDirect offered me the chance to realise my trip I was ecstatic!

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:39:00 GMT
Nicole Kidman Returns To The West End In Photograph 51, Tickets On Sale Now! http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1648/Nicole-Kidman-Returns-To-The-West-End-In-Photograph-51--Tickets-On-Sale-Now-.aspx

Nicole Kidman will make her much-anticipated return to the London stage in September when she stars in the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51 at the Noël Coward Theatre.

Directed by Michael Grandage, the Academy Award-winning actress will play British scientist Rosalind Franklin in the production from 5 September (press night 14 September) to 21 November.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:12:29 GMT
Press Release: Casting Announced For UK Première Of Kinky Boots http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1647/Press-Release--Casting-Announced-For-UK-Première-Of-Kinky-Boots.aspx

Casting Announced For UK Première Of
Kinky Boots
By Harvey Fierstein & Cyndi Lauper
Directed & Choreographed By Jerry Mitchell
Previews From 21 August 2015 
Press Night 15 September 2015

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:13:50 GMT
The Boots Are Filled! Initial Casting for Kinky Boots At The Adelphi Theatre Announced #KinkyBoots #LondonGetsKinky http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1646/The-Boots-Are-Filled--Initial-Casting-for-Kinky-Boots-At-The-Adelphi-Theatre-Announced--KinkyBoots--LondonGetsKinky.aspx

The West End premiere of the Broadway smash hit KINKY BOOTS by Cyndi Lauper has been announced with Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly leading the cast.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:03:39 GMT
Final Season Announced For Record-Breaking Revival Of Cats At The London Palladium http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/1645/Final-Season-Announced-For-Record-Breaking-Revival-Of-Cats-At-The-London-Palladium.aspx

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record breaking Cats will return to the London Palladium for a final ten week season from 23 October 2015 – 2 January 2016.  Tickets are released for sale on Thursday 14 May 2015. Casting for this strictly limited season will be announced shortly.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:42:36 GMT