London Theatre Tickets - rss feed London theatre tickets - London musicals, plays and attractions bookings with London Theatre Direct en-us London Theatre Direct 2009 - all rights reserved A Goodbye To Once And A Hello to Gypsy This Week On The Buzz from the Bardette

There’s a mix of hellos and goodbyes this week in the West End, so grab your tissues but also your excited klaxon.

Last week we said goodbye to a West End favourite- Once. After landing at the Phoenix Theatre in spring 2013, it has been charming the hearts of anyone who went to see this award winning musical. Ronan Keating took over the role of ‘Guy’ in its final months, an Irish busker who falls for a beautiful Czech girl, in a story of love and missed opportunity told through the infectious songs they write.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:39:33 GMT
Harvey Transfers To The West End, Dreamgirls Heading To London + More! #WestEndUpdate

Harvey has transferred to the West End following a short UK Tour. Lindsay Posner’s production runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season until Saturday 2nd May, with an official opening scheduled for Monday 23rd May.

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 00:23:10 GMT
Hogwarts Express Arrives At The Making Of Harry Potter at The Warner Bros Studio Tour

The legendary Platform 9 ¾ is now open at The Making Of Harry Potter at The Warner Bros Studio Tour. The Making Of Harry Potter tickets on sale now!

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:04:54 GMT
Review: Life In The Nether Will Mess With Your Mind

If you had the chance to give up your real life, and become a completely different person - doing anything you wanted, without fear of consequences - would you do it?

This is one of the many questions posed by The Nether, now showing at the Duke Of York's Theatre a deeply disturbing and thought-provoking look at a not-too-distant future.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:08:24 GMT
Sean Hughes Joins The Railway Children Cast As Mr. Perks

Actor and comedian Sean Hughes stars as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children at the King's Cross Theatre from today (17 March).

Sean Hughes started his career in the late 80’s at the Comedy Store, and his first Edinburgh show, A One Night Stand with Sean Hughes won the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award.  He subsequently won a Fringe First for his short plays, Dehydrated and Travellin' Light. 

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:43:02 GMT
5 Best Mother's Day Musicals As Chosen By Mum

I sat down with my mum and said "Ok! You have a choice of five shows. What would you choose?"
Known for her love of musical theatre, she chose five undeniably great musicals. However there is one in there that you may not expect a mum to choose! Let's take a look...

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 12:11:15 GMT
The 5 GREATEST Mothers In Musical Theatre!

Ah, Mothering Sunday. The day in which children all across the country celebrate their lovely mummies and all they have done for them. But what about the fantastic mothers in musicals? Don’t they deserve to be shown some love on this very special day? They certainly do! Here are the FIVE GREATEST Mothers in Musical Theatre:

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:36:05 GMT
Wicked Shortlisted For 'This Morning Audience Award' At The Olivier Awards 2015

WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has been shortlisted for ITV’s This Morning Audience Award. Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre is one of just four long-running shows shortlisted for the Audience Award, presented by the Olivier Awards 2015 with Mastercard. 

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:46:36 GMT
A View From The Bridge, Olivier Awards And More On The Buzz From The Bardette

From Mark Strong’s staggering performance in A View from the Bridge at the Wyndham's Theatre to partying it up with the Beatles in Let It Be, here’s what I’ve been up to and what I’m looking forward to this week. We also can’t go without talking about the glittering Olivier Award nominations that have just been announced and who you want to see win one of this year’s most prestigious awards!

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:18:27 GMT
Billy Elliot Celebrates Tenth Year In London, Fortieth Boy Joins Cast In Title Role

Thomas Hazelby, 10 years old from Doncaster, today (11 March 2015) joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play the title role.  He becomes the fortieth boy to play the role in London, where in May the internationally award-winning musical celebrates its tenth anniversary. Also joining the cast today to play Billy’s best friend Michael is 11 years old Nathan Jones from Prudhoe, Northumberland.

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:51:19 GMT
West End Welcomes New Jersey Boy, Lord Of The Dance Returns + More #WestEndUpdate

Next week (18th March) the West End production of Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre will welcome Gary Watson to the cast. The actor, who previously played Marius in Les Miserables and Zach in A Chorus Line, replaces Matt Nalton as Nick Massi. Watson joins a stellar cast at the Piccadilly Theatre including Michael Watson as Frankie Valli, Edd Post as Bob Gaudio and Jon Boydon as Tommy DeVito, all of whom have been in the show for many years.

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:40:53 GMT
Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games Cast To Make Television Appearances, Girl Aloud Reprises Role

Nadine Coyle will reprise the role of Erin the Goddess in Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at the Dominion Theatre, London for 10 performances only from 13 to 21 March.

Nadine Coyle was one fifth of the pop group Girls Aloud, whose record-breaking success included over 4.3 million singles sales and 4 million albums sales in the UK alone.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:36:41 GMT
Further Casting Updates For The West End Transfer Of Gypsy

Further casting has been announced for the much anticipated West End transfer Gypsy, opening at the Savoy Theatre in April (with previews beginning at the end of this month). Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in Jonathan Kent’s production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton who reprise the roles of Louise and June respectively in the five star Chichester Festival Theatre production, while Peter Davison joins the cast to play Herbie. 

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:20:35 GMT
The Buzz from the Bardette: Beautiful, Chichester Festival, And Awards This Week!

Well what an exciting week it has been in theatre land! We’ve had new openings, exciting seasons have been released and some great casting announcements, also a special award for a theatrical Hollywood A-Lister.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:05:06 GMT
Katie Brayben Impresses In Beautiful, Jonathan Slinger Cast As Willy Wonka + More #WestEndUpdate

Following its triumphant opening earlier this week, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre has become the hottest musical theatre ticket in town. Due to public demand, the musical has already extended its booking period at the Aldwych Theatre to 13th February 2016; over 350,000 new tickets have been released for sale!

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:42:37 GMT
Review: Katie Brayben Is A Phenomenal New Talent In Beautiful

I felt extremely privileged to be given the opportunity to see this show in its official opening weeks thanks to London Theatre Direct.
Having been extremely successful on Broadway, Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole King's remarkable rise to stardom. From being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:09:24 GMT
REVIEW: What's So Great About Miss Saigon?

This week, I had another opportunity to see the award-winning new production of Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre, and I was reminded once again why I fell in love with it the first time (and the second time). It would be far, far quicker to explain what’s not great about it… but a review that just says ‘nothing’ wouldn’t make for very interesting reading. So let’s give this a go!

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:24:20 GMT
An Exclusive First Look At The Bend It Like Beckham Cast

London previews begin for the new British musical Bend It Like Beckham at the Phoenix Theatre on 15 May 2015 with opening night on 24 June 2015. Due to popular demand, in January a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale at the Phoenix Theatre, taking bookings to 24 October 2015. 

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:26:16 GMT
REVIEW: 13 Times And Miss Saigon Isn't Unlucky For Anyone

Regular readers of mine will know that I have a minor obsession with a few musicals. Ok, a major obsession. Miss Saigon is one of them. I've seen the show twelve times and know all of the words from both the original production and the new one. I was even one of the lucky few to get tickets for the 25th Anniversary Gala back in September which saw the fabulous original Kim, Lea Salonga and other members of the 80's cast join the wonderful new ensemble for a celebration of all things Saigon.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:06:36 GMT
Stomp Turns 13, Continues Breaking Records

Celebrations began early for Stomp in London, with two record-breaking performances at the Ambassadors Theatre on Saturday 14 February.  The evening show was the highest grossing performance of any production in the 102-year history of the theatre.  It was also the highest grossing Saturday matinee in the theatre's history, meaning Box Office records were broken twice on Valentine’s Day.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:57:58 GMT