After launching regionally earlier this year, the stage adaptation of cult classic film Back to the Future is finally coming to London’s West End – and you can get your hands on tickets next week!
Back to the Future: The Musical is set to open at London’s Adelphi Theatre on 14 May 2021. Tickets will be going on general sale on Wednesday 16 September. Sign up here to be notified as soon as tickets are available.
The show originally opened to critical acclaim at the Manchester Opera House in February, but shows were halted soon after due to the pandemic.
Creators of the iconic 80s classic trilogy Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale adapted the story for stage. It is directed by the Tony Award-winning John Rando (Urinetown) and produced by Colin Ingram (Ghost — The Musical).
The West End show will feature music and lyrics by Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Alan Silvestri and six-time Grammy Award-winning Glen Ballard. It includes classic tunes from the soundtrack including The Power of Love and Johnny B Goode.
Christopher Lloyd, 81, who played Dr Emmett “Doc” Brown in the movie, and also starred in The Addams Family and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, said about the show coming to the West End: “I’m delighted that Back To The Future the Musical will be up and running in London in mid-May. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the show’s run in Manchester, so I’m excited to finally see it for myself.
“I’ve already heard some of the new songs and met many of the cast members, particularly Roger Bart who plays Doc, so I’m confident the stage version will be exactly what our fans have been hoping for. And, Great Scott, I can’t wait to hear Doc Brown sing!”
Gale said: “Bob Zemeckis and I are over the moon to finally be opening Back To The Future The Musical in the West End at the historic Adelphi Theatre, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience our show. I promise, everyone will be delighted with how we’ve translated the movie to the stage.”
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Get your musical theatre fix with a trip to see Sleepless, an enchanting new romantic musical comedy based on the romcom classic Sleepless In Seattle. Socially-distanced performances are now playing at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre for a strictly limited season until 27 September.
Tickets go on sale today for Doctor Who: Time Fracture, a new immersive theatrical event created by the team behind The Great Gatsby, the UK’s longest-running immersive show.
Officially licensed by BBC Studios, Doctor Who: Time Fracture will begin performances February 17, 2021 at Immersive | LDN, a former military drill hall dating back to 1890. Tickets are available through to April 21.
Featuring an original story arc, Doctor Who: Time Fracture will invite audiences to become immersed in the world of Doctor Who. Placed at the heart of the story, audiences will meet Daleks, Cybermen, Time Lords and many other strange and mysterious characters as they travel across space and time to discover amazingly realised worlds and undertake a mission to save the universe as we know it.
Working in collaboration with BBC Studios, the creative team includes director Tom Maller (Casino Royale, 28 Days Later), writer Daniel Dingsdale (Dark Tourism, Stardust), BBC consultant James Goss (Dirk Gently, Torchwood), production designer Rebecca Brower, and the creative team at Immersive Everywhere.
Writer Dingsdale said in a statement, “Drawing from the rich legacy of Doctor Who, which spans over half a century, we are creating an adventure that will entertain both fans that have immersed themselves in the show’s universe for years, and audience members who will walk in from the street having never seen an episode. It’s going to be an absolute blast.”
The production will adhere to the social distancing guidelines announced by the U.K. government this month.
If you have kids to entertain during the school holidays, you’ll be pleased to hear that a number of family-friendly activities are up and running throughout August! From chilled drive-in movie nights to thrilling theme park rides, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this summer. Here are our top 10 picks.
Head to Thorpe Park for a day of infinite thrills with over 30 rides, immersive events and exhilarating attractions. The park is open now – book one day entry tickets for just £33.
2. Enjoy live kids’ shows at The Drive In
No theatre? No problem! Thanks to The Drive In, you can enjoy the iconic drive-in experience, with live actors, classic cinema refreshments, and great entertainment – all from the safety and comfort of your vehicle.
The hit 90s TV show is brought to life in both London and Manchester. You and your team will run around madly, shout yourself silly, complete all sorts of tricky challenges and finish up in some lovely satin bomber jackets.
Dive in and explore an underwater world of glittering scales, waddling feet and razor-sharp teeth at the UK’s flagship SEA LIFE aquarium located on London’s popular Southbank. Reopening 1st August. Book tickets from £23.
Treat your family to the ultimate day out at the London Dungeon…if you dare! The home of scary fun invites you to live and breathe your way through London’s darkest history via a selection of scream-drenched stories and fear-inducing immersive experiences. Reopening 1st August. Book tickets from £24.
Spice up your summer with a live concert of Spice Girls hits followed by a screening of the iconic Spice World at The Drive In.
Award winning Theatre Producer Paul Taylor-Mills has assembled 5 of the West End’s most iconic leading ladies to perform in this special one-night-only concert.
Who are the Spices?
The performance will feature Aimie Atkinson (Six/Pretty Woman) as Ginger, Bronté Barbé (Shrek/Beautiful) as Baby, Lucie Jones (Waitress/Rent) as Sporty, Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins/Strictly Ballroom) as Posh and Danielle Steers (Bat Out of Hell/Six) as Scary.
When is it?
Presented at the Troubadour Meridian Water, the drive-in experience will start at 9pm on Saturday 1 August, with doors opening at 8.15pm.
Social distancing policy
The Drive In is fully contact-free. Sound will be broadcast straight to your vehicle’s speakers; information on how to tune in will be available on the day. The performances are in a raised central location and relayed back to a giant cinema screen, giving everyone a great view wherever they park up. Snacks and drinks are available to order through our mobile app, and will be safely delivered to your car by our team of 1950s drive in attendants.
With vehicles spaced 2 metres apart, tickets will be scanned through your closed car window – and we’ll be putting extra measures in place to ensure all our shows can be enjoyed in line with the latest government advice.
Transport yourself away from COVID Britain to 1950s Hollywood with a trip to a drive-in cinema this summer. As the majority of theatres and cinemas currently remain closed, drive-in cinema is undoubtedly the future of isolation entertainment – and it’s guaranteed to be a movie night like no other.
New venture The Drive In launched on 4th July in north London, allowing you to experience film, theatre and live performances all from the comfort – and safety – of your vehicle.
How does it work?
Pitch up in your car at the Troubadour Meridian Water, pipe the sound via your radio, and enjoy a great view of the screen no matter where you park. Better yet, the screenings will adhere to social distancing restrictions, with cars parked two metres apart and tickets scanned through closed windows. Once you’ve ordered your drinks and snacks through The Drive In’s mobile app, all that’s left to do is recline your car seat and enjoy the show!
What’s on at The Drive In?
From the latest blockbusters to cult classics, stand-up comedy to live music, there is something for everyone at this summer’s must-visit attraction. We’ve categorised the shows by genre to help you decide.
Tickets are from £39.90 per car, regardless of the number of passengers. It is advisable for optimum viewing to limit to two passengers in the front seats, but rear passengers are welcome. Browse all tickets for The Drive Inhere.
Watch the video below to hear audiences’ reactions!
“The show will absolutely go on, just a little later than I’d hoped.”
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Really Useful Group have pushed the premiere of Cinderellafrom this October to next spring. The new musical will now world premiere at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London on Wednesday 7th April 2021, with previews from Friday 19th March 2021.
This highly-anticipated production is set to completely reinvent the classic fairytale. Featuring a brand new score by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Oscar-nominated David Zippel, and a script by Emmy Award nominated Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve, A Promising Young Woman, Call The Midwife, The Crown).
Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables, Heathers, The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins) will play Cinderella, and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (The Wild Party, In The Heights, A Chorus Line, Flashdance, Grease) will play the Wicked Stepmother. Additional cast and creative team have not been announced.
Lloyd Webber said in a statement, “Whilst I continue to impress on the government that theatres can reopen safely based on the London Palladium model, it has become clear that we need to move the opening of Cinderella to next spring. My teams have been working throughout lockdown to prepare the show and are raring to go, but there are key elements, not least casting and the building of sets and costumes, that take months of forward planning and can only start as we get further down the road to normal. So the show will absolutely go on, just a little later than I’d hoped.”
From West End classics to modern hits, we’ve rounded up the hottest musicals playing in London next year. You can book as far ahead as September 2021 to guarantee the best choice of seats and prices. When it comes to musical theatre, it’s never too early to start making plans!
1. 101 Dalmatians at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Don’t miss this all-singing adaptation of Dodie Smith’s iconic kids’ novel at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – an award-winning theatre and London landmark. The new musical has been rescheduled and is now running 15th May – 20th June 2021. Buy tickets from £30.
2. Only Fools and Horses at Theatre Royal Haymarket
The record-breaking and top-rated television series Only Fools and Horses undoubtedly holds a special place in the hearts of the British public. The iconic series has now been adapted into a brand-new, home-grown British Musical spectacular. Tickets are currently on sale up to 6th February 2021. Buy tickets from £18.
3. Sister Act! The Musical at Eventim Apollo
Academy® Award winning actress Whoopi Goldberg is back as Deloris Van Cartier with BAFTA Award winner Jennifer Saunders in the role of Mother Superior in the newly adapted, smash-hit musical. Sister Act! The Musical is now running at the Eventim Apollo from 20 July 2021 to 29 August 2021. You’ll find good availability w/c 20th July 2021. Buy tickets from £96.60.
4.The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre
Disney’s Academy Award®-winning beloved film is transformed into a magical theatrical experience that explodes with life in the rhythms of Africa. You can currently book up to 3rd July 2021. Buy tickets for The Lion King from £34.
5. Pretty Woman at Piccadilly Theatre
Experience one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time on the West End stage. Tickets are currently available up to 6th February 2021. Buy tickets for Pretty Woman from £18.
6. TINA: The Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre
Explore the story of a woman who didn’t just break the rules, but rewrote them – defying the bounds of age, race, and gender time and time again. The five-star smash-hit musical is booking to June 2021. Buy tickets for TINA from £12.
Following last year’s sell out pop-concert musical, SIX returns triumphantly to the Arts Theatre powered by an all-female band. The 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude is currently playing until September 2021. Buy tickets from £28.75.
9. The Book of Mormon at Prince of Wales Theatre
This hilarious musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the brains behind South Park) manages to simultaneously be incredibly rude, potentially offensive and unexpectedly endearing. The sell-out musical is currently booking through to March 2021. Buy tickets for The Book of Mormon from £23.
10. Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre
Transport yourself to a stunningly re-imagined world of Oz in WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation. Tickets are currently available up to May 2021. Buy tickets from £26.50.
The producers of Sister Act announced today that performances in London have now been rescheduled due to the current global pandemic.
Sister Act was due to open at the Eventim Apollo from 21 July 2020 to 30 August 2020. It is now rescheduled to open 20 July 2021 where it will play until 29 August 2021.
Current ticketholders for the London run have been moved into the same seats for equivalent performances by day of week for the 2021 run. Patrons will be able to use their current ticket for performances next year. Performance times remain unchanged.
The show will star the previously announced Whoopi Goldberg as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ and Jennifer Saunders as ‘Mother Superior’. Further casting for the London run will be announced soon.
Whoopi Goldberg, who is also one of the producers of Sister Act, said today:
‘We are thrilled with the overwhelming support from people all over the world who have been buying tickets for Sister Act. We are all disappointed not to be able to do the show this summer, but Jennifer and I can’t wait to see you all next year’.
Producer Jamie Wilson said today:
Due to COVID-19, We have made the very difficult decision to reschedule our London run of Sister Act to 2021. By rescheduling the production exactly 12 months later to the same performance dates, meaning ticket holders keeping their same seats, we believe we have made the best decision open to us. I would like to thank the team at the Eventim Apollo, Whoopi, Jennifer and everyone involved with the show who has reworked their schedules to make this move possible. We can’t wait to open the convent next year and share this incredibly celebratory musical with you all’.
Sister Act is now running at Eventim Apollo from 20 July 2021 to 29 August 2021. If you didn’t get your hands on tickets the first time round, you’re in luck! There is good availability w/c 20th July – browse tickets here.
It’s day 456761 of lockdown and we’ve run out of Tiktoks, funny cat videos and new dance trends to try. It’s definitely time for some feel-good musical theatre tunes to lift our spirits! We dare you to still feel blue after giving these hits a go…
Come From Away The heart-warming tale of a community that comes together in the dark days following 9/11 seems a fitting soundtrack to lift our spirits while we’re social distancing. Featuring plenty of upbeat and catchy songs, Screech In will be the perfect track to get everybody up and dancing.
Dear Evan Hansen It’s the musical that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, and now the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack can serve as the perfect reminder that we are never as alone as we think we are. If you’re in need of some kind words, we recommend what is probably the most well known track, You Will Be Found, but Sincerely, Me is also a great song if you need a laugh.
Hairspray Quite possibly the best film adaptation of a musical (don’t fight us on this), it doesn’t get much more feel-good than Hairspray! Rather than choosing one stand-out song, we recommend putting this smash-hit soundtrack on repeat and turning the volume up as high as is socially acceptable.
Mamma Mia! It’s ABBA… it’s Meryl Streep singing ABBA… do we need any further explanation? If Meryl can’t make you smile, Pierce Brosnan could potentially at least make you laugh.
Kinky Boots It’s got sass, it’s got catchy tunes and it encourages us all to love ourselves a little more – the Kinky Boots soundtrack really does have it all! It’s impossible to be sad while listening to the feel-good lyrics of Raise You Up.
Funny Girl Barbra Streisand. That’s it. That’s all we need.
Jersey Boys There have been productions of this classic jukebox show in London’s West End, Las Vegas, Chicago, Toronto, Melbourne (and other Australian cities), Singapore, South Africa, The Netherlands, Japan, Dubai, and China for good reason! Who can resist singing along to the smooth tones of Frank Valli and The Four Seasons?
Hamilton This smash-hit sensation, brought to us by the creative genius that is Lin-Manuel Miranda, features some of the greatest lyrics in musical theatre history. And who knows, perhaps by the time we’ve finished social distancing, we’ll all be able to rap the soundtrack like a pro!
Let that lonely (self isolation) feeling wash away, raise the barricades and get ready to defy gravity, as today marks #WorldTheatreDay! While this year’s festivities can’t involve a trip to see a glittering West End show, there are still plenty of ways that you can celebrate your love of theatre…
Netflix and… sing?
One of the many gifts that the internet has given us is the ability to access and stream a myriad of films, tv programmes, music, podcasts – and now theatre too! Below we’ve rounded up the incredible selection of musicals, movie adaptations and plays currently available on a range of streaming platforms. Get bingeing!
West Side Story (1961) The classic musical of star-crossed lovers in New York City.
Les Misérables (2012) Hugh Jackman… need we say more? The Oscar-winning adaptation is also available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
Fiddler on the Roof (1971) This 3-hour epic is the perfect way to pass #WorldTheatreDay.
The Last Five Years (2014) Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan (swoon) star in the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s hit musical.
Dreamgirls(2006) The film that propelled Jennifer Hudson to superstardom, get ready to beltI Am Telling You at the top of your lungs.
Grease John Travolta in his prime and shaking his hips – what more could you need? And yes, there’s a sing along version too!
Apple Music and Spotify users rejoice – with more soundtracks than ever before instantly available to stream and download, you can enjoy your favourite musical theatre tunes from the comfort of your home. Our top recommendations include…
SIX Take six of the most infamous women in human history, write a girl-power fuelled smash-hit musical, cast ridiculously talented queens, record an album, and what do you end up with? The SIX: The Musical soundtrack. These are the perfect power ballads to get us through the drolls of self isolation!
Hamilton With catchy music and impressive lyrics from talent power-house and all-round beacon of positivity, Lin-Manuel Miranda (if you don’t follow him on social media, we highly recommend), it’s no wonder that the Hamilton soundtrack is one of the most streamed worldwide. It could also be a great way to teach the kids some history as part of their home schooling!
Company (2018) It wouldn’t be #WorldTheatreDay without Sondheim or Patti LuPone! Following a five-star West End run in 2018, the critically acclaimed gender-switched adaptation of Company transferred to Broadway in 2019, and has wowed audiences on both sides of the pond. If you didn’t get a chance to see the show yourself, listening to the soundtrack will give you a taste of the talent behind this new version of Sondheim’s classic.
The power of social media
The National Theatre recently announced that they will be uploading one of their past productions to their YouTube channel every Thursday at 7PM, and they they’ll also available on-demand for a full week afterwards. The first production to go live will be One Man, Two Guvnors, starring James Corden in the role that saw him win a Tony award. This will be live from 2nd April, with full details on further productions available here.
Sadler’s Wells have also announced a programme of full-length dance performances and workshops online, to keep you entertained and connected through dance, wherever you are in the world while their live stages are dark. The programme launches today (Friday 27 March), with an exclusive online screening of Deluxe by BalletBoyz at 7.30PM. It will be available to watch on the Sadler’s Wells Facebook page as the first in their weekly series of Sadler’s Wells Facebook Premieres.
Game of Thrones fans that missed out on Maisie Williams’ stage debut are in luck – Hampstead Theatre have announced that they will be broadcasting their production of Lauren Gunderson’s play ‘I and You’, which tells the story of two students studying Walt Whitman on Instagram. Watch from March 23-29 on Hampstead Theatre’s IGTV @hampstead-theatre.
However you are celebrating #WorldTheatreDay, we hope you are staying safe and well!
As far as weeks go, it has definitely been an exciting one in the whirlwind world of theatre. From new show openings to WhatsOnStage award-winners and Olivier nominations, we’ve rounded up the top shows that you need to be seeing…
Award-winning film director Mira Nair brings her exuberant and sumptuous film Monsoon Wedding to life, in a new musical adaptation, set to light up the stage this summer. With priority tickets on sale now from just £16.50, prepare for a perfect storm of drama, love, hope, laughs, and a whole lot of rain!
Raking in six WhatsOnStage awards and earning an incredible nineOlivier nominations all in one week – & Juliet is the must-see musical this award season! Featuring a myriad of smash-hits from iconic songwriter Max Martin, it seems there is no stopping this feel-good sensation. Don’t miss out on tickets from just £24.60.
In light of their two WhatsOnStage award wins last weekend, and seven Olivier nominations earlier this week, it’s safe to say that the West End transfer of Dear Evan Hansen is carrying on the award-winning success of the Broadway show. Featuring a score from the songwriters of The Greatest Showman and La La Land, if you haven’t yet experienced the ‘theatrical lightning’ (New York Times) that is Dear Evan Hansen, you can book tickets now from £30.
Olivier Award-winner Juliet Stevenson delivers “one of the performances of the year” (Evening Standard) in the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s sold-out, five-star, now Olivier Award nominated Almeida Theatre production. Book tickets from just £18 to see the performance that has earned Juliet Stevenson another Best Actress Olivier nomination.
One of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time opened on the West End this week and boy did the audience love it! Labelled a ‘blockbuster musical’ (Evening Standard) and raking in a whole host of four and five-star reviews, we don’t doubt that missing out on this smash-hit would be a big mistake. Big. Huge. Get tickets now from just £18.
With Michael Ball set to reprise his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad, alongside Have I Got News For You star, Paul Merton, Hairspray is on track to be the show to see this summer. Check out the incredible performance from Marisha Wallace below (we’re so here for Michael Ball’s reactions) and book your tickets for this must-see return of Hairspray, opening in April!
Hailed as a musical triumph and recipient of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda is the perfect treat for children of all ages this half term. If you haven’t already seen this delightful production, based on the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, book tickets now!
Opening to rave reviews this week, Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. It is Stoppard’s most humane and heart-breaking play. With tickets from just £24, don’t miss out on this triumphant and possibly final play from Tom Stoppard.
Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, One Man, Two Guvnors) leads the cast of A Taste of Honey in this gritty depiction of working-class life in post-war Britain. Don’t miss out on Shelagh Delaney’s ground-breaking British classic with over 50% off final tickets.
After a sell-out, critically acclaimed premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon’s brilliantly funny play will arrive in the West End from 11th May. The Shark is Broken reveals the hilarious behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, and tickets are on sale now from just £18.75.
All prices and offer details are correct at time of writing. Subject to change thereafter.
It’s finally over and we survived what felt like the longest January in history. There’s only one way to celebrate this pay day – with a theatre treat to look forward to! We’ve rounded up this week’s hottest shows for you to choose from, including our favourite picks for the perfect Date Night or Mate’s Night this Valentine’s Day.
Jessica Chastain makes her West End debut as Nora in Frank McGuinness’ ‘triumphant and thrilling’ (The New Yorker) adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, in a radical new production by director Jamie Lloyd. Following Cyrano de Bergerac and The Seagull, the third and final show in The Jamie Lloyd Company’s Playhouse Season is a story of one woman’s fight for her own life.
The record-breaking and top-rated television series Only Fools and Horses undoubtedly holds a special place in the hearts of the British public. Now Jim Sullivan has teamed up with comedy giant Paul Whitehouse to adapt the iconic series into a brand-new, home-grown British Musical spectacular. Book new tickets from just £18.
& Juliet is the irreverent and fun-loving new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she…wrote her own story? Grab your girlfriends and get booking, because Valentine’s isn’t only for couples!
Hairspray the Musical is back and starring the West End’s hottest couple! Don’t miss Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad alongside star of Have I Got News For You, Paul Merton, as husband Wilbur, as well as the previously announced Marisha Wallace and Lizzie Bea. The huge-hearted, smash-hit musical arrives at the magnificent London Coliseum from 23 April for a strictly limited 18-week season.
“…both Sher […] and Kani give it their all. Kani in particular paints powerfully a picture of a man whose essential goodness and dignity hides a constant anger at all that has happened to him. He is wonderful to watch.” (WhatsOnStage)
All prices and offer details are correct at time of writing. Subject to change thereafter.
Day 8913 in the month of January and it still feels like February is a lifetime away. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up a host of fantastic shows that will be a great ailment to banish those pesky January blues without breaking the bank.
Shelagh Delaney’s ground-breaking British classic A Taste of Honey returns to the West End for the first time in 60 years. Jodie Prenger leads the cast as Helen in an exciting staging, featuring original compositions performed live by an on stage three-piece band and sung by the cast. Save over 50% on selected tickets for a sweet, cheap, theatre night treat to warm your cold January nights. Offer ends 29th Feb 2020.
This production of Agatha Christie’s thrilling classic immerses the audience in a unique courtroom setting, complete with drama and intensity to keep you enthralled. With tickets from just £13.80, don’t miss out on this gripping story of justice, passion, and betrayal.
The Mousetrap has become the longest running show of any kind in the world by keeping audiences on the edge of their seat in this masterful whodunit by the “Queen of Mystery”. Tickets start from just £19.52 – book now and pay no booking fees on selected tickets! Offer ends 31st Jan 2020.
The Ideal Home Show sponsored by NatWest will offer everything you need to make your house a home to be proud of. Whether you have a big home project, or just want to add those finishing touches, you’ll discover fresh ideas at the UK’s biggest home event. Tickets are just £9.50 – don’t miss out!
It’s the return of one of the most classic combinations known to man – dinner and a show. Buy selected theatre tickets and warm your winter night with a delicious 2 or 3 course meal at your choice of some of London’s most popular restaurants, our treat! Browse our fantastic selection of shows and restaurants to create your ideal evening out.
Cirque du Soleil returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall with the European Premiere of LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. The thrilling feats displayed by the stunningly talented cast, which have garnered a number of four-star reviews, will have you wondering how such acts are humanly possible! Playing until 1st March only, don’t miss out on the “effortless, heart-stopping skill” (The Guardian) displayed – book your tickets now.
Following a sold out 2019 national tour, comedy legend Frank Skinner’s critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz kicked off a strictly limited five week run in the West End this week. With critics calling the comic’s performance a “a masterclass in owning the room” (The Arts Desk), and tickets priced at just £31.80, this is the perfect show to beat the January Blues.
Magic Goes Wrong is the latest in Mischief Theatre’s already impressive line-up (which includes The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery) and, given the four and five-star reviews that this latest instalment has racked up, it’s safe to say that they’ve knocked it out of the park again! Now booking until June, with further tickets going on sale very soon, book now from just £25 to see the show that will have you “laughing into next week” (The Sun, ★★★★★)
The critically acclaimed, double Olivier Award-winning Old Vic production of Girl From The North Country, which reimagines the music of Bob Dylan as roof-raising ensemble pieces and soul-stirring solos, returned to London in December for a strictly limited run. With just 3 weeks of performances left, and no booking fees on selected tickets, don’t miss out on the “show that transports the soul.” (The Times)
Come From Away are welcoming 10 new cast members to the Rock from 10 February! Winner of 4 Olivier Awards, and playing to nightly standing ovations, this joyous musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world that became grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11. Book tickets from just £18.75 and prepare to become an honorary Islander for life!
Following the incredible cast performance on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, and opening at the Dominion Theatre in just under a month, The Prince of Egypt is set to be the West End’s latest musical triumph! Based on the classic animated film, journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. Get tickets from just £24.40.
ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition is the brand new can’t-miss, 14,000 square foot immersive experience that invites you inside the iconic band’s personal and creative journey as it ‘skilfully weaves the story of their meteoric rise’ (The Mirror) to global superstardom. For a limited time only, save over 30% on tickets to this ‘informative and fun’ (The Telegraph) exhibition. Offer ends 31st Jan 2020.
Opening to five-star reviews, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s multi award-winning musical returned to its original West End home and audiences are loving it! Don’t miss out on the smash-hit phenomenon – book tickets from just £17.25.
With just two weeks to go until Tom Stoppard’s latest masterpiece arrives in London, Leopoldstadt, directed by Patrick Marber, is pegged to be a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. It is Stoppard’s most humane and heart-breaking play. Book tickets now from £25.
Set on an exotic Greek island and featuring a host of ABBA classics, what could be better? Mamma Mia! is the classic musical that has been seen by millions of people worldwide – see it for yourself with a host of tickets available for just £30.
With plenty of tickets from just £25, there’s no reason to miss out on John Kani’s highly acclaimed play, marking the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid with a strictly limited London run, following its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon and a sold-out run in Cape Town. Book now!
All prices are correct at the time of writing. Subject to change thereafter.
Christmas is just a few days away and if you’re struggling with all of the shopping this year, From The Box Office is here to make things easier. Read on for a simple guide of the top shows that we think would make perfect Christmas gifts for all the family!
Feel good and festive
Nativity! The Musical This Christmas join the legendary Sharon Osbourne, father and daughter Danny and Dani Dyer, TV and radio presenter Rylan Clark-Neal and West End star Simon Lipkin as he reprises his role as ‘Mr Poppy’ in the hit show. Not only is this the perfect family Christmas treat, it’s also your last chance to catch the smash-hit show, as 2019 will be its final year on the London stage! Book final tickets with no fees from £29.
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Gather your loved ones and celebrate the magic of Christmas with the spectacular new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. The perfect heartwarming family musical is currently turning London’s Dominion Theatre merry and bright for a strictly limited season. Book final tickets and save over 65% (offer ends 4th Jan 2020).
Only Fools and Horses Mais ouis, mais ouis, Only Fools and Horses has undoubtedly become 2019’s smash-hit new show! The record-breaking and top-rated television series Only Fools and Horses undoubtedly holds a special place in the hearts of the British public and if you haven’t yet had a chance to experience the musical extravaganza that reunites good ‘ol Del Boy, Rodney and the rest of the gang, Christmas is the perfect time to get your hands on tickets! Book from just £17.25.
Mamma Mia! The Party Mamma Mia! and party in the same sentence? We don’t need to hear any more than that! Now booking through to February 2020 due to phenomenal demand, this is the ultimate ABBA night out and perfect for anybody this festive period. Boasting a wonderful three course meal, an immersive show and an ABBA disco to keep you boogying into the night, you can’t go wrong! Book more than two tickets and get yourself a free bottle of fizz (offer ends 31st Dec 2019).
For drama lovers
To Kill A Mockingbird “All rise for the miracle that is ‘Mockingbird’. Unmissable and unforgettable. An American classic” (Rolling Stone)
Since it began performances on Broadway, To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin’s new play based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, has not played to an empty seat; becoming the most successful American play in Broadway history. Starring BAFTA Award nominee Rhys Ifans as the infamous Atticus Finch, don’t miss when this lands on London’s West End in 2020. Book tickets now from £30 for the perfect gift for the plays lovers in your life.
Cyrano De Bergerac James McAvoy returns to the West End in an inventive new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s masterwork by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd. Fresh from their triumphant Broadway transfer of Betrayal, The Jamie Lloyd Company’s latest production blazes into the Playhouse Theatre with linguistic ingenuity that has earned a host of five star reviews. Get tickets to experience ‘the most breathtakingly exciting show in London right now’ (Evening Standard) from just £18.75.
On Blueberry Hill Following critically-acclaimed and sell-out runs in New York and Dublin, Sebastian Barry’s universally celebrated play, On Blueberry Hill, comes to London’s West End for 8 weeks only in March 2020. Directed by Fishamble’s Jim Culleton, this new play is bursting with humanity as it explores forgiveness, survival, and ultimately, love. With tickets from just £18, don’t miss out on this strictly limited run of Barry’s “beautiful”, “mesmerising”, “mysterious” (The New Yorker) play.
The Doctor Gaining five star reviews from The Guardian, The Telegraph, Financial Times, The Sunday Times and WhatsOnStage, Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson delivers “one of the performances of the year” (Evening Standard) in the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s sold-out, five-star Almeida Theatre production. Treat yourself and fellow theatre lovers to “one of the peaks of the theatrical year” (Guardian) with tickets from just £18.
Theatre Gift Card There is a much simpler option, of course – if you can’t pick the perfect show from our incredible selection, let your nearest and dearest decide for themselves with a theatre gift card from From The Box Office. From award-winning West End shows to mind-blowing and fascinating exhibitions, a gift card offers the chance for your loved ones to experience something new and exciting. Get yours here for a simple and thoughtful Christmas gift.
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2020 is set to be another fantastic year for London’s theatre scene, with a whole host of exciting new shows preparing to take the West End by storm. In this handy guide, we’ve rounded up the top shows that we’re most excited for…
Join Luke Brady, Liam Tamne, Christine Allado and Alexia Khadime on a journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt in this new musical. Based on the acclaimed DreamWorks Animation film, The Prince of Egypt is staged by an international, multi-award-winning creative team and features the Academy Award®-winning song ‘When You Believe’, which was a global hit for Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. Tickets are available now from as little as £23.40.
One of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time is now coming to the West End! Pretty Woman: The Musical features direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), and an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams. Opening on 13th February, this is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, with tickets from just £18.
BE MORE CHILL is the new musical sensation that’s about to invade your brain… in the best way. An unprecedented international phenomenon, this original and hilarious show exploded onto the musical theatre scene and electrified audiences during its runs off- and on Broadway. With tickets from just £23.40, there’s no need to miss out on the fun!
Josie Rourke’s “ingenious, stupendous revival” (The Telegraph) premiered in 2014, when it was hailed as “a blissful evening” (The Stage) that’s “smart, seductive and very funny” (Evening Standard). Starring Rosalie Craig (Company), with a swinging score and a brilliantly witty book, CITY OF ANGELS is a musical love letter to the glamorous world of old Hollywood and film noir. Tickets are on sale now from £20.
Critically acclaimed director Ian Rickson returns to Chekhov for the first time since his landmark production of The Seagull in 2007, reuniting with BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Toby Jones. Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson’s stunning new adaptation is a portrayal of life at the turn of the 20th century, full of tumultuous frustration, dark humour and hidden passions. Get tickets from just £15 with no booking fees on selected tickets (offer ends 5th January 2020).
Written by South African actor, activist and playwright John Kani (Black Panther, The Island, Sizwe Banzi is Dead), Kunene and the King sees fellow South African Antony Sher (King Lear, Death of a Salesman) perform alongside John Kani in two exceptionally moving performances. With live music and vocals by Lungiswa Plaatjies completing the company, don’t miss out on tickets from £25 with no fees on selected tickets until 15th Feb 2020.
Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement and a genius for enjoying life. A tenth of the population were Jews. It was not to last. Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. With tickets from just £22.50, don’t miss Stoppard’s most humane and heart-breaking play.
Starring David Mitchell, once more donning the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare, and Gemma Whelan as the sweet and fragrant Kate, Ben Elton’s much adored Upstart Crow is set to delight London’s West End from February 2020. Get tickets now from just £22.50.
Following critically-acclaimed and sell-out runs in New York and Dublin, Olivier-Award winning Fishamble and Sebastian Barry’s universally celebrated play, On Blueberry Hill, comes to London’s West End for 8 weeks only from March 2020. Don’t miss out on tickets from just £15, with no fees on selected tickets until 5th Jan 2020.
Escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Book by 26th December and save over 45%.
Following sell out performances across Europe and the UK, NoFit State Circus’ LEXICON comes to London for a strictly limited season at the Roundhouse, promising audiences a spirited and mischievous start to the New Year. NoFit State showcase an array of breathtaking contemporary circus skills and you won’t want to miss it – book by 5th Jan 2020 and save over 45% on selected tickets.