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BLOG : Opening and Closing on London's West End in March 2017

By Shanine Salmon
Tuesday 28 February 2017

Spring has sprung and we say Hello to some new West End shows and a wave goodbye to those shows that kept us going through the long winter months.

Goodbye to…

Buried Child-4 March
Sam Shepherd’s Pulitzer-Prize winning play came to London after a 37-year wait and now we have to say goodbye. Academy Award nominated Ed Harris along with Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominated Amy Madigan star in this play set in rural America where years of secrets are revealed in one night. Save up to £10 on tickets


The Kite Runner-11 March
Based on the 2003 novel, the fast-paced play which depicts most of what happens in the book The Kite Runner, is narrated by Amir, who is obsessed with an "unatoned sin" he committed as a well-off child in 1970s Kabul: Amir betrayed his childhood friend, servant, and kite running partner Hasan when Amir's cowardice, and his desperate need to please his father, cause him to abandon Hasan in the face of a vicious and shocking attack by a neighbourhood bully. In 2001, Amir has settled in America when he receives a call telling him: "There is a way to be good again.” Tickets from £15


Love Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing-18 March
RSC brings their productions, set in the early twentieth century, of these classic plays together and they must not be missed. No Booking fees.


Jersey Boys-25 March
The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons comes to a sad end after 9 years. The Broadway production closed in January 2017 so don’t miss out on this final opportunity to see it in the West End.


Also Closing
Mother Africa (11th March)
Dirty Great Love (18th March)
An Inspector Calls (25th March)


 

Hello to…

The Miser – 1 March
After a brief tour, The Miser opens with Double Olivier Award-winner Griff Rhys Jones, Lee Mack and Mathew Horne in this Sean Foley adaptation of the Moliere classic.  A matchmaker motivated only by money, he sets his sights on wealthy spouses for his children, so his riches are safe from their grubby hands. Will he allow his children to follow their hearts, or will his love of gold prove all-consuming? Tickets from £18


Stepping Out -1 March
This production, directed by Maria Friedman, is about a dance class and their lives both in and out of their dancing shoes. The all-star cast includes Amanda Holden, Nicola Stephenson, Tamzin Outhwaite and Tracy-Ann Oberman.


An American in Paris-4 March
Broadway’s triumphant, Tony® Award-winning hit musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS  comes to London with the original stars, Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.
Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war. . . Tickets from £19.75


Don Juan in Soho-17 March
Patrick Marber’s adaptation returns to London ten years after its Donmar Warehouse debut, starring David Tennant in the lead role. The cast also includes Gawn Grainger (The Entertainer) and Adrian Scarborough (Betty Blue Eyes). Based on Moliere’s 'Don Juan'  it transports the action to contemporary London where it follows the final adventures of its debauched protagonist – a cruel seducer who lives only for pleasure. This is the second Moliere adaptation to open in March.


Also Opening
42nd Street (20th March)
The Wipers Times (21st March)


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Shanine Salmon

Shanine Salmon was a latecomer to theatre after being seduced by the National Theatre's £5 entry pass tickets and a slight obsession with Alex Jennings. She is sadly no longer eligible for 16-25 theatre tickets but she continues to abuse under 30 offers. There was a market for bringing awareness that London theatre was affordable in an era of £100+ West End tickets – Shanine’s blog, View from the Cheap Seat, launched in April 2016, focuses on productions and theatres that have tickets available for £20 and under. She is also quite opinionated and has views on diversity, pricing, theatre seats and nudity on stage. Her interests include Rocky Horror, gaming, theatre (of course) and she also has her own Etsy shop. Shanine tweets at @Braintree_.

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