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Tuesday 24 November 2015
New figures from Action Fraud show that 2,885 people reported entertainment or sports related ticket fraud between May and October 2015, with losses totalling around £1.3 million.
Monday 23 November 2015
With Disney's Aladdin going on sale today at the Prince Edward Theatre, we take a look at the Aladdin London cast!
Monday 23 November 2015
Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Dean John-Wilson will play the role of Aladdin alongside Jade Ewen as Jasmine in the West End premiere of the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film. Aladdin opens at the Prince Edward Theatre on Wednesday 15 June 2016, with previews from Friday 27 May. Aladdin tickets are on general sale for performances up to and including 1 October 2016.
Sunday 22 November 2015
Undoubtedly, Disney’s transfer of Aladdin the Musical is the most exciting thing to happen in the West End musicals since Miss Saigon returned – rather ironic since it is now replacing the epic musical at the Prince Edward Theatre. Tickets go on general sale towards the end of November with the first preview on the 27th May, but we so far as to hear very little casting information.
Monday 16 November 2015
Billy Elliot the Musical today (16 November 2015) welcomes Euan Garrett, 12 years old from East Lothian, Scotland, who will make his West End stage debut at the Victoria Palace Theatre as the forty-second boy to play the title role in the iconic British musical in London. Also joining the cast today is Matthew Seadon-Young who will play Billy’s older brother Tony.
Thursday 12 November 2015
I don’t know if I’m in the minority with my opinion here but I absolutely adore everything about Cats. I first fell in love with the show a lifetime ago when I was captivated by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fantastic music on the original London cast album and the wonderful performances of the filmed stage performance. So naturally, you can imagine my excitement when Nicole Sherzinger stepped into Grizabella’s boots last Christmas at the Palladium – her performance wowed me so much that I saw her in the role twice and as soon as I found out that Beverley Knight would be taking on the role when the show returned to the Palladium for a limited 11 week run this Christmas, I was equally as excited. But is this show as good this year as it was last? And if you saw last year’s run of Cats at the London Palladium, do you really need to go and see it again?