Weekly Top Picks

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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.

Show of the week

Based on the Hollywood Blockbuster starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, this strictly limited run of The Wedding Singer sees multi-talented Strictly Come Dancing star Kevin Clifton (Dirty Dancing, Rock of Ages) take on the role of Robbie Hart. Tickets start from just £16.50 – don’t miss out!

Tickets for £20 or less

A Taste of Honey

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.

Witness For The Prosecution

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

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 Comedy About A Bank Robbery

From the comedy masterminds behind five-star hit The Play That Goes Wrong (Olivier Award for Best New Comedy), The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is fast-paced and riotously hilarious, masterfully uniting screw-ball comedy with real theatrical invention, and is guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles. With tickets from just £11.80, book now for a comedy treat to brighten any January night.

Something different

Ideal Home Show

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!

Meal deals

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.

Weekly Top Picks

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With a host of opening nights, special offers and upcoming shows to choose from, we’ve rounded up this week’s hottest tickets – you won’t want to miss them!

Show of the week

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.

Critics’ Choice

Frank Skinner: Showbiz

Frank Skinner: Showbiz

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

Magic Goes Wrong

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, ★★★★★)

Closing Soon

The Girl From The North Country

The Girl From The North Country
As close as mortals come to heaven on Earth.” – The New York Times

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)

Top Musicals

Come From Away

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!

The Prince of Egypt

The Prince of Egypt

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.

Something different

ABBA Super Trouper’s Exhibition

ABBA Super Trouper's Exhibition

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.

Weekly top picks

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From the hottest tickets in town to shows ending soon, read on for a summary of the shows that we think you should be seeing this week!

Show of the week

Receiving standing ovations night after night, Waitress is “the real deal” (Independent) musical comedy “made from the finest ingredients” (Time Out). Book before 24th Jan and get a free seat upgrade, with tickets from just £19.50 and great stall seats for £49.50!

Hot tickets

Mary Poppins

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.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

With a brand new cast, led by Noah Thomas and Bianca Del Rio (for a limited season), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the award-winning hit musical that everybody is STILL talking about. Book now to see the brand new 2020 cast, with tickets from just £25.

Tickets under £30

Mamma Mia!

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.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Based on Britain’s best-loved picture book by Judith Kerr, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a family favourite. With just one week left of this strictly limited run, book final tickets for as little as £10 and save 52%.

Kunene and the King

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

Perfect last minute gifts for Christmas

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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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Shows we are excited to see in 2020

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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…


The Prince of Egypt
First preview 5th February 2020

“The Prince of Egypt looks like it has all that it takes to become one of the most-loved musicals of all time.” (Broadway World, Sep 2019)

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.

Pretty Woman
First preview 13th February 2020

Aimie Atkinson ( Six, In The Heights, Zorro The Musical) will play ‘Vivian’ and Danny Mac (White Christmas, Sunset Boulevard) will play ‘Edward’.

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 BootsLegally BlondeHairspray), 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
First preview 20th February 2020

Be More Chill cast photo
The cast of London’s Be More Chill

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!

City of Angels
First preview 6th March 2020

★★★★★ This Olivier Award-winning production was hailed as “dazzling, thrilling and sizzlingly sexy.” (The Arts Desk)

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.


Uncle Vanya
First preview 14th January 2020

Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson’s stunning new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece

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).

Kunene and the King
First preview 24th January 2020

Kunene and the King marks the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid

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.

First preview 25th January 2020

Tom Stoppard’s new play, directed by Patrick Marber, is an intimate drama

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.

Upstart Crow
First preview 7th February 2020

Ben Elton brings his critically acclaimed BBC sitcom Upstart Crow to the West End stage

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.

On Blueberry Hill
First preview 5th March 2020

“Beautiful. Mesmerising. Mysterious.” (The New Yorker)

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.

Something different…

Cirque Du Soleil – LUZIA
Performances begin 12th January 2020

Cirque du Soleil returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall with the European Premiere of LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico.

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%.

Performances begin 3rd January 2020

“Proper heart-in-mouth stuff” (The Stage)

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.

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Enduring the test of time: the West End’s longest running shows

The general worldwide consensus at the moment is clear to see every time we turn on the news, pick up a paper or scroll through Twitter – things are uncertain. This uncertainty is not limited only to politics and the Topic That Must Not Be Named (clue: it rhymes with Frexit); shows are coming and going on the West End like never before, staying for about as long as it takes Marius to get over Eponine’s death – so, not long at all.

There are a handful of shows however, such as the one referenced above, that are bucking this trend, and continuing to thrive in spite of the trying times and ever changing audiences. What is it about these productions that have cemented them in the edifice of theatre? Read on and find out…

The Mousetrap

As it prepares to enter its landmark 68th year, it’s fair to say that Agatha Christie’s ‘whodunit’ thriller won’t be going anywhere any time soon. As the world’s longest running show, and with over 28,000 performances under its belt, The Mousetrap continues to thrill audiences of every generation with its masterful, edge-of-your-seat plot – the kind that we could only expect from the “Queen of Mystery”.

If you haven’t yet experienced the suspense of this timeless classic, you can get tickets now from just £23.40.

Les Miserables

Boasting over 30 years in the West End, four different venues, three live concerts (all starring some of the finest talents the world has to offer) and a three-time Academy Award®-winning film adaptation starring Wolverine himself, Les Miserables seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. From the infamously heart-wrenching I Dreamed A Dream to the spine-tingling chorus of Do You Hear The People Sing?, Les Miserables tells the story of a French revolution, but it’s its own revolutionary triumphs that deserve to be celebrated for many years to come.

Les Miserables re-opens at the newly renovated Sondheim Theatre this December. Get tickets from £33 now.

Disney’s The Lion King

A musical that is both a modern-day classic and a state-of-the-art multi-sensory experience, The Lion King continues to flaw audiences worldwide and go from strength to strength. Adapted for the stage from the Academy Award®-winning beloved film, this multi Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, having just celebrated a monumental 20 years in the West End, will redefine your expectations of theatre.

Book tickets now for Disney’s multi-award winning international phenomenon.

The Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical masterpiece is now celebrating 31 years at the Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. The Phantom of the Opera is gloriously grand in style. The show’s immense plot, scenery and, of course, its music, have drawn over 100 million people worldwide to see it. Powerful narrative and traditional illusion come together in this masterpiece to create one of the most successful theatre shows in history, and one of the longest running that the West End has to offer.

Experience the scintillating tale for yourself, with tickets from £30.


Winner of over 100 major awards, including three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and ten theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards, Wicked has now been seen by almost 10 million people in London alone. Boasting a stellar soundtrack and a witty retelling of one of the world’s most famous tales, the re-imagined world of Oz offers nothing but spellbinding theatrical magic.

Witness the magic of the Witches of Oz for yourself, with tickets from just £26.50.

With new shows popping up seemingly every week, from classic adaptations to groundbreaking new productions, it’s hard to imagine what the West End might look like in 20 or even 10 years. Which of these shows would you like to see continue on its legacy? Sound off in the comments below!

Survive the heatwave with a trip to the theatre

It’s official, London is sweltering. With the sun set to scorch for at least the next couple of weeks, it can be hard to picture yourself doing anything other than slapping on the suncream and eating all the ice lollies you can get your hands on. If, like us, you’d still prefer to be out and about in the city, we’ve compiled a handy list of the top shows that you can go and enjoy in the comfort of an air conditioned theatre.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

A new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s multi-award winning musical has landed in the London Palladium for a strictly limited summer run. No need to worry about feeling the Egyptian heat – the London Palladium has air conditioning to keep you cooler than a dip in the Nile. Book tickets now from £24.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Fast-paced and riotously hilarious, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery masterfully unites screw-ball comedy with real theatrical invention, and is guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles. With air conditioning in the Criterion, it’ll be tears of laughter wetting your face, not sweat! Book tickets from just £11.80.

Only Fools and Horses

The record-breaking and top-rated television series Only Fools and Horses is now also a smash-hit, five star West End musical! Join Del Boy, Rodney and Grandad in this brilliant adaptation of the classic sitcom and cool off with the coolest guys that Peckham has to offer. Lovely Jubbly! Book tickets from just £18 this summer.

Night of the Iguana

Tennessee Williams’s last great play comes to the West End for a limited run starring Clive Owen, Lia Williams, Anna Gunn and Julian Glover. Thrown together for one eventful night at a remote coastal Mexican hotel, the only rise in temperature in the Noël Coward Theatre will be from the actors’ chemistry. Book tickets now from £21.


Set in the sunny climates of the Mediterranean, it would be easy with the heatwave to forget that we’re in London at all! Luckily, the Novello Theatre is equipped to keep you cool while you channel your inner dancing queen with this classic jukebox musical. Book tickets for this West End classic from just £18.

All prices correct at time of writing.

Bianca Del Rio joins the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good musical sensation, has today announced that Roy Haylock, best known as his drag alter ego, Bianca Del Rio, will making his West End debut playing the role of Loco Chanelle/Hugo from Saturday 6 May until Saturday 29 June 2019.

Haylock joins recently announced Faye Tozer and Layton Williams who has been leading the cast as Jamie New. You can book tickets to see the smash-hit sensation now from £24.

“I’m absolutely ecstatic to be joining the brilliant cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie! What better way to return to the musical theatre stage than in a WEST END production?! It’s such an incredible honour. Helen Mirren beat me to playing Queen Elizabeth, so I accepted the role of the next best admired queen… Loco Chanelle!”.

Bianca Del Rio

Bianca Del Rio was the season six winner of the hit TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race. A self-proclaimed “clown in a gown,” he received the Best New Television Personality Award from NewNowNext in 2014 and made Variety magazine’s list of Top 10 Comics To Watch for 2015. The New York Times called Haylock the “Joan Rivers of the Drag World”, and Joan Rivers herself referred to him as “So funny! So sharp!

As Bianca, Roy made guest appearances on MTV’s Mardi Gras with Britney Spears and Carson Daly and In Bed With Joan starring Joan Rivers, as well as starring in the LogoTV Christmas special Not Today Bianca. On stage, Haylock has had theatrical starring roles that include Miss Mazeppa in Gypsythe Emcee in Cabaret, and Angel in Rent.

“We are so excited to have a genuine drag queen playing the part of Loco Chanelle/Hugo for the first time. Bianca Del Rio is a queen amongst queens, a world famous, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner. This is her West End debut and while dazzling us as Loco Chanelle, she will also be channelling her inner actor in the double role of Hugo”.

Nica Burns, Producer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

From The Box Office reviews The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice

This sensational production is a treat for children and parents alike, guaranteed to have you singing to your favourite classic Disney songs and have little ones dancing along with much-loved characters.

From the energetic warm-up dance to the final incredible ensemble performance, The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice is a stunning demonstration of awe-inspiring ice skating. The masterful stunts and tricks will leave your jaw on the floor, as characters from Elsa and Anna to Jessie, Buzz and Woody glide across the ice performing fun, charming and daring routines. Looking around at the children’s faces throughout the performance, it was amusing to see that their amazement was mirrored in their parents’ expressions as well!

The show is the perfect balance for a great family day out – with a run time of just 2 hours (including a 20 minute interval), children were engaged and enjoying themselves from start to finish. Dancing to the songs, singing along and waving to their favourite characters, the joy and excitement was palpable, with anticipation building after every routine as we wondered which characters and songs we’d be treated to next.

The best part of this experience for me (because this is far more than just a show), was seeing the wonder in my 5-year-old niece’s face as the cast skated around, performing dazzling stunts while special effect fireworks and lighting lit up the arena, and the joy and excitement that she felt as her favourite characters waved to her in the crowd. Disney holds a special place in the heart of many children (as well as many adults, as was evident from the parents around me!) and this production is merely another example of what makes Disney so very special. With such a wide variety of characters, both from the older classics, such as Aladdin, and new favourites, such as Frozen, there is something in the show to please every generation that grew up watching the heart-warming films.

Note: if you’re worried that you can’t book tickets to see the show because you don’t have children – don’t! I saw a number of groups who had decided to leave the kids at home and have a day of child-like joy with their friends.

The tour still has dates available in Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool and Cardiffbook tickets at your nearest arena now from £20.70.

Kate Moss joins the voice cast of Beasts of London

The Museum of London revealed the final celebrity name that will join the cast of its upcoming experience, Beasts of London, opening on 5 April 2019. In this family-friendly show, you will be able to come face to face with the animals that helped shape the city we know today. Kate Moss will be voicing one of these animals alongside Brian Blessed, Pam Ferris, Nish Kumar, Stephen Mangan, Angellica Belland Joe Pasquale, who were announced earlier this year.

Beasts of London
Kate Moss joins the voice cast of Beasts of London

Beasts of London will immerse visitors into an animal kingdom where you will be taken on a journey through time, from before the city of London was created through to the present day. Inspired by objects in the museum’s collection, the experience will use video projection mapping to highlight the history of animals in the capital.

“We are very pleased to announce that Kate Moss will be joining our already fantastic cast. Their voices will contribute to bringing to life the vibrant stories of some of London’s most significant and long-standing inhabitants – the beasts. We cannot wait to share this fascinating and immersive experience with audiences of all ages.”

Francis Marshall, Curator

Tickets are on-sale from £8.80 – click here to book now.

Jason Donovan to star in Joseph this Summer

After starring as Joseph in the iconic 1991 original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic, Jason will return to the show as the Pharaoh. Tickets are on sale from £24 – book now.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will play a strictly limited 11-week season from Thursday 27 June until Sunday 8 September.

Jason joins Sheridan Smith, with the double Olivier Award winning actress recently announced as The Narrator. Casting for the role of Joseph is to be announced soon.

Jason made his defining stage performance as the title character of Joseph in the 1990s, also at the London Palladium, in a sold-out 18-month run which produced a No.1 single and best-selling soundtrack album. It remains one of the most successful revivals of all time. Jason now returns to the show as Pharaoh, who rocks ‘Song of the King’ in the iconic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, soon to be re-imagined in this brand new production.

You never know the measure of a moment until it becomes a memory, and what a moment that was for me. Joseph was a ground breaker in 1991, and what a blast it will be to be back on the prestigious Palladium stage and be part of it all again with a brand new cast in this re-imagined 2019 production. I’m looking forward to breathing new life into Pharaoh and I’m so relieved he doesn’t wear a loin cloth!

– Jason Donovan

Jason became an international star with the role of Scott Robinson in Neighbours. The series went on to become one of the highest-rating shows in the UK, which led to Jason’s association and huge success with acclaimed producers, Stock, Aitken and Waterman. His debut album Ten Good Reasons was the biggest selling album of 1989, with career sales of 13 million albums and 4 UK No.1 singles.

Following his Olivier-nominated portrayal of Joseph, he has gone on to star in The Rocky Horror ShowChitty Chitty Bang BangPriscillaAnnie Get Your GunThe Sound of MusicThe King’s Speechand Million Dollar Quartet. On television he has featured in I’m A Celebrityand Strictly Come DancingWho Do You Think You AreITV’s Superstarand Piers Morgan’s Life Stories. Jason also appeared in ITV’s drama Echo Beachand he continues to play sell-out tours across the country.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be directed by Laurence Connor (School of Rock, Miss Saigon).

Book tickets from just £24.

Extension announced for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie!

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good musical sensation, announced on Friday the opening of a new booking period until Saturday 25 January 2020. Dazzling audiences at London’s Apollo Theatre since November 2017 the musical is currently in its second year in the West End.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie won Best Original Cast Recording at the 2019 WhatsOnStage Awards on Sunday 3rd March, adding to its 3 WhatsOnStage Awards, which included Best New Musical in 2018. If you haven’t already bought tickets to this smash-hit sensation, you can grab them here.

“I’m so thrilled to be strutting into 2020 as Jamie New. I love seeing the joy it brings to audience members after every show. It fills my heart and hopefully theirs too!”

Layton Williams, currently playing Jamie New

“We are delighted that Layton Williams is having such a ball playing Jamie that he will continue leading the cast into 2020 and will celebrate our second birthday in November 2019. Thank you to our fantastic audiences and critics for continuing to talk about Jamie and keeping us in the West End alongside someof the world’s favourite musicals.”

Nica Burns, Producer

Rip It Up West End: Who’s the mystery cast member?

It’s Jay McGuiness!

Turns out our first guest was closest. Jay McGuiness starred in Rip It Up’s 50s-themed show, and he’ll return for the 60s. Jay is best known as a singer in boy band The Wanted and as a winner of the 13th season of Strictly Come Dancing.

That makes this cast of four truly fab! Aston and Jay will lend their vocal talents, while Harry Judd will drum up a storm and Louis Smith–an Olympic champion–will perform dizzying acrobatics. Of course, since all of these fab four have legendary dance skills, we assume they’ll all dance together at some point–maybe in an eye-popping, heart-stopping finale.

You won’t want to miss this 60s extravaganza featuring the boy band of dance!


For anybody devastated by England’s world cup defeat, worry no more – we have got you covered! We have constructed a list of the West End’s top 5 feel-good musicals for summer, guaranteed to cheer you up! It’s okay, you can thank us later…


What better way to cheer anyone up than with Disney! Based on the thrilling and heart-warming story of Aladdin, featuring all of the unforgettable songs from the much-loved film, including ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘Friend Like Me’, this production is bound to have you feeling all the joy that you crave. Join Aladdin as he teams up with the adventure-hungry Princess Jasmine and takes on the dastardly Jafar.

This superbly crafted piece of theatre will enchant the entire family and bursts with adventure, romance, magic, and song!


Disney’s Aladdin The Musical is now playing at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Tickets start at £29.75 – For more info and to book now, click here.


With the new film in cinemas any day now, what better way to prepare than to relive the beloved story live on stage! Starting as a hit song by ABBA, Mamma Mia! took off and has become a worldwide phenomenon, resulting in millions of people around the world uniting in their love for the story. This West End show is one of few that has played on three continents!

Discover the enchanting story of Sophie, a desperate bride-to-be on the search to discover her unknown father so that he can walk her down the aisle. Set against the backdrop of beautiful greek islands, and featuring all of the classic songs, like ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Take a Chance on Me’, this performance will have you jumping out of your seats and straight on to the dance floor!


Mamma Mia! is now playing at the Novello Theatre.

Tickets start at £18 and can be found right here!


Thirty-five years after the groundbreaking original production, Dreamgirls has become nothing less than a sensation, winning six Tony awards for the musical, and an Academy Award for the film, which starred music superstars Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson.

Set in 1960’s America, Dreamgirls follows a trio of young women chasing their dreams. With a compelling story, iconic music, and incredible dance moves, you will come out of the theatre feeling energised, emboldened and empowered!


Dreamgirls is now playing at the Savoy Theatre.

Tickets start at just £18.75 – click here to start making your musical dreams come true.


Celebrating over 1,000 performances and winning the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2016, Kinky Boots continues to attract crowds to London’s glittering West End!

With its dazzling energy, sass, and a spectacular cast, it tells the story of Charlie Price, a wannabe London highflyer struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and seeking a different path in life. This lively musical will captivate you and proves that you can do anything with a little belief and commitment!


Kinky Boots is now playing at the Adelphi Theatre! You could get tickets to this feel-good extravaganza from just £15 right here.


This brand new musical, based on the BBC documentary “Jamie: Drag Queen at 16”, is a must see and is a perfect way to start your summer! The fearless, funny and heartbreaking plotline will captivate you and encourage you to chase your dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem.

Focusing on young Jamie, terrified about his future and mercilessly bullied, he manages to overcome prejudices, step out of the darkness, and straight into the spotlight! Encouraging young people to be unique and to not succumb to society’s expectations, this musical will leave you feeling empowered and fresh!


Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is now playing at the Apollo Theatre.

For tickets starting at just £23, click here!

We hope one of these fantastic shows can take you out of your post-World Cup funk and get back into the feel-good fun of Summer!



10 Reasons To See ‘The Great Gatsby’

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale of love and extravagance in the height of the roaring 20’s has enchanted readers for generations, so much so that multiple film and television adaptations have been made. Now, you can get close to Gatsby like never before – here’s ten reasons why this immersive theatrical experience in London is nothing short of spectacular (Leonardo DiCaprio not included, sorry!).

1. It’s one of the UK’s longest running immersive theatre shows – ever!

Following on from its immense success at the 2017 Vault Festival, Gatsby himself invites you to join his little soiree and become the guest of honour in this fantastic theatre experience. Venture to Gatsby’s Drug Store in London’s South Bank for a party that will put all others to shame – you’ve never known magnificence like this, that we can promise you.

2. The composition is unlike any other show you’ll see in London.

You’ll be closer to the action than ever before, drinking, dancing and breathing the very same air as Gatsby himself. The production itself is comprised of 57 scenes, taking place over 2 floors and in nine custom built rooms – yes, nine! This guarantees that every time you visit, you’ll have an entirely unique experience that will leave you desperate for your next encounter with the mysterious Great Gatsby.

3. Gin lovers, rejoice! There’s definitely plenty to go around…

You may be surprised to learn that The Great Gatsby is the second largest distributor of Copperhead gin on the planet! Set in a world of bootlegging and prohibition, wind down and enjoy the refreshing taste of the illicit beverages on offer. In fact, over 1.2 million millilitres of Copperhead have been sold at Gatsby’s Drug Store, but we won’t tell if you don’t, old sport!

4. For first class service, there’s nowhere quite like Gatsby’s Drugstore.

As if being personally invited to a party by the Jay Gatsby isn’t enough, you could also be in with the chance of getting up close to the legend himself. To date, Gatsby himself has poured over 7,000 drinks for the special audience members that are lucky enough to be invited into his private syndicate scene. Curious? There’s only one way for you to find out Gatsby’s secrets…

5. The cast’s linguistic prowess seemingly knows no bounds.

To date, the cast have spoken an impressive grand total of 11,076,000 words, which is the equivalent of reading the novel itself 228 times! This, of course, includes Gatsby’s favourite expression, ‘old sport’, which has been said an incredible 18,176 times – and yet we never get tired of hearing it!

6. It’s a production open to anybody and everybody.

The Arts are a form of expression for people of all sorts of identities, and The Great Gatsby encourages and celebrates this. The show operates with a policy of gender equal recruitment, even including the transgender community. So far, it has employed a total of 64 people, 50% of which identify as men and the other 50% as women. And who doesn’t love some good, old-fashioned equality?

7. The secrets aren’t all for Gatsby…

Much like high school girls and their crushes, the most successful of bootleggers have mastered the art of note passing; some things are just too dangerous to say out loud! To date, there have been 1575 secret notes passed from the audience members of this immersive show to the cast. We bet you’re desperate to find out what they say!

8. Your literature knowledge will be put to the test.

You may notice that the hosts, crew and bar staff all have show names that refer to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s other classic novels. Fritz, Baby-Face, Tennessee, Big Mac and Kitty can all be found around the set, among others. How many of characters do you know, and can you remember which novels they appear in?

9. Don’t miss out on the show that thousands have already experienced.

Since it opened its doors in London’s South Bank, Gatsby’s Drugstore has welcomed over 75,000 people and invited them to join in the one of a kind party on offer. With the show opening in 7 countries over the next 18 months, there’s never been a better time to experience the extravaganza for yourself.

10. We currently have an exciting and exclusive offer!

Again proving that there’s no better time to witness the decadence of The Great Gatsby, From The Box Office is offering a fantastic opportunity for you to experience this magnificent immersive show, with 42% savings on tickets! Don’t miss out on this unique and thrilling theatre experience.

For tickets to the party of the century, click here!

An Ideal Husband With Edward & Freddie Fox: A First Look

Previews began last week for Classic Spring’s new production of the esteemed English comedy An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde. 

Exploring corruption and morality, and bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home, An Ideal Husband is Classic Spring’s latest offering from their year-long celebration of Wilde.

Real life father and son, Edward and Freddie Fox, star together for the first time, playing fictional father and son.

Edward Fox in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre
Edward Fox stars as the Earl of Caversham

Edward Fox, who is most well-known for his performance in The Day of the Jackal and ITV’s Edward & Mrs Simpson, will play the Earl of Caversham.

Freddie Fox playing Lord Goring in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre
Freddie Fox stars as Lord Goring

Freddie Fox plays Lord Goring, son of the Earl of Caversham. His stage credits include Hampstead Theatre’s The Judas Kiss.

Frances Barber in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre
Frances Barber plays Mrs. Cheveley

Starring alongside the duo as Mrs Cheveley is Frances Barber – best known for her role as Caroline Warwick in BBC’s Silk.

Also starring the production is Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC) as Lady Chiltern, and Susan Hampshire (Monarch of the Glen, BBC) as Lady Markby.

An Ideal Husband plays at London’s Vaudeville Theatre until 14th July 2018, with a press night on 3rd May 2018 at 7pm.

Evening performances begin at 7.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and matinees begin at 2:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Tickets are on sale from only £23.40. Book via fromtheboxoffice.com/anidealhusband/tickets.

Peaky Blinders star Paul Anderson makes his West End debut in Tartuffe

Paul Anderson and Audrey Fleurot will star in the West End’s first ever dual language production: a new adaptation of Moliere’s Tartuffe. Adaptor Christopher Hampton and director Gerald Garutti have reimagined this 1600s French classic as a darkly comic story of human frailties set in present-day L.A.

When French film tycoon Orgon relocates to Tinsel town with his family, he has his heart set on becoming Hollywood royalty. And with a palatial Beverly Hills mansion and new studio to his name, he seems well on his way to establishing an infallible empire. But Orgon soon falls under the seductive spell of a radical American evangelist named Tartuffe. Completely hoodwinked, Orgon risks losing his fortune and family to Tartuffe’s sly machinations. The so-called evangelist plans to steal Orgon’s vast wealth, drive away his son, seduce his wife, and marry his daughter. Will Orgon come to his senses before it’s too late?

In 1664, Tartuffe, or The Imposter was regarded as one of Moliere’s best plays. Today, it’s a trenchant mockery of human frailties set against the backdrop of Donald Trump’s America. Both then and now, it’s a humorous tale with an undercurrent that’s frighteningly relevant.

The production finds a fitting home at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, which was nicknamed “The New French Theatre” after its opening in 1720. To reflect its swiftly unfolding plot, the play will alternate between English with French surtitles and French with English surtitles.

In the title role of the radical evangelist is Paul Anderson, known for his star turn in the hit drama Peaky Blinders, as well as leading roles in The Revenant, In the Heart of the Sea, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Playing Orgon’s wily, strong-willed wife Elmire is French star Audrey Fleurot. Fleurot’s stage and screen roles include playing The Lady of the Lake in Kaamelott, Joséphine Karlsson in Spiral (BAFTA nominated), Hortense Larcher in Un village francais, and Magalie in international hit The Intouchables. She also played herself in Netflix’s Call My Agent! / Dix pour cent!

Additional casting has not yet been announced.

Adapting Moliere’s classic comedy is Academy, BAFTA, and Olivier Award-winning writer and director Christopher Hampton, whose vast screenplay credits include Dangerous Liaisons (Oscar winner), and Atonement. For the stage, Hampton has worked on an Olivier Award-winning adaptation of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Sunset Boulevard, and several original plays including Appomatox and The Talking Cure.

Director Gerald Garutti is well-poised at the helm of this dual-language production: he’s directed an English performance of Dangerous Liaisons at the Royal Shakespeare Company and is the former dramaturg of the French National Theatre (Théâtre National Populaire, 2006-11). His many other productions include Notes from the Underground, The Fall Of The House of Usher, and the sell-out French production Brief Praise of Night.

Tartuffe premieres for a limited ten-week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket starting Friday 25th May 2018. (Press Night is Tuesday 29th May.)

Find tickets from £18.


Directed by Gerald Garutti
Adapted by Christopher Hampton
Composed by Laurent Petitgand
Designed by Tim Goodchild
Lighting design by Paul Anderson
Sound design by David Gregory


Theatre Royal Haymarket
18 Suffolk Street


Friday 25 May – Saturday 28 July 2018


Tuesday 29 May at 7.00pm

10 things you didn’t know about Kinky Boots The Musical

Kinky Boots sees its 1,000th performance and proudly welcomes its 1,000,000th customer in the West End! In celebration, here are 10  fun facts you didn’t know about the Olivier Award-winning show:

  1. There are 216 pairs of shoes/boots in Kinky Boots.
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  2. Lola, Charlie and the Angels wear the highest heels at 6″. Each of the factory workers have heels at a height of 4″.
  3. All of the boots have a platform ranging from 1/2″ to 1″. Some are visible, some aren’t!
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  4. The shoes and boots can take up to a week to make, depending on the design, height and leather used. It’s clear why it can take up to 4 months to have new boots made for the entire cast!kinky blog 1
  5. Kinky Boots was inspired by a true story. The original shoe factory’s name was W.J. Brooks Shoe Company. It was the BBC who nicknamed W.J. Brooks the ‘Kinky Boot’ Factory.blog kinky 3
  6. Charlie Price’s journey is based on the life of Steve Pateman, an Englishman who was struggling to save his family-run shoe factory from closure. Under pressure from changes in fashion and competition from abroad, he started to look for new markets. An unexpected call from a woman who ran a shop specialising in transgender glamour wear convinced him to try a line of women’s shoes in men’s sizes. He developed his line of ‘kinky boots’ under the brand name “Divine Footwear”.
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  7. 90% of the male cast had not worn heels before appearing in Kinky Boots.
  8. Each boot is made specifically to fit the wearer; an outline of each foot and 21 measurements around the foot and leg are taken.blog kinky 2
  9. In 2016, Kinky Boots was nominated for 7 Olivier Awards and won the award for ‘Best New Musical’.
  10. Each finale boot holds 5 metres of coloured elastic for the laces. blog kinky 7

Turn your ‘Blue Monday’ RED with a trip to Kinky Boots. Browse tickets here. 

The incredible new acts joining La Soirée this year

London’s favourite naughty cabaret circus has made a triumphant return this festive season, but this time, they’ve gone posh! You can now find them delivering their classic debauchery and mayhem at the Aldwych Theatre.

La Soirée’s 8th season of sauciness promises to be more potent than ever, and here we’re giving you the complete low-down on everything you can expect from the theatrical phenomenon this year.


La Soirée is a night of live performance like no other; the mix of new burlesque, circus sideshow, comedy, and contemporary variety will stagger and astound, and leave you begging for more.

With stunning displays from some of the best cabaret artists from around the world, combined with jaw-dropping, daring comedy acts, it’s perfect for Christmas parties or a fun and unforgettable night out with friends.


La Soirée has become well-known and loved for its priceless cheekiness, so this year sees the addition of the brand new afternoon offspring La Petite Soirée – a show with all of the spirit of La Soirée, just with a little less sauce!

La Petite Soirée is an hour-long version suitable for children aged 8+, so the whole family can enjoy!


This year marks a first for La Soirée: they have been let loose in a proper West End theatre! With the Aldwych boasting some real height, they have introduced some new aerial acts that have not yet been possible.

 Brett Haylock, Creative Producer of La Soirée:
“This glamorous old dame of a theatre has allowed us to present work above and beyond our beloved spiegeltent’s Big Top so prepare to meet a whole host of new gravity defying artists that will leave you in a spin!”


They have brought with them their usual round stage, and audience members will have the opportunity to sit in the ‘posh’ seats on the theatre’s traditional stage to be up close and personal with the action! round stage


You can bag grand circle seats for just £23, dress circle seats for £50.10, stalls seats for £56, ringside seats for £67.90, and posh seats for £93.80.
Seating is unreserved within each band, so it’s best to arrive in plenty of time to get your pick of the seats! Doors will open half an hour before the show starts.

NOTE: There’s a strong possibility that audience members in ringside seats will get slightly more than they bargained for…





The unparalleled Amy G is a legend of the international cabaret scene. A comic powerhouse with a truly spectacular voice, she’s played in over 40 countries, 7 languages, and on La Soiree’s round, red stage for over a decade.

Whether she’s rolling around on skates, belting out a huge number, or blowing your mind with her golden kazoo, her intoxicating mix of physical, musical and stand-up comedy will leave you astounded, dizzy, and giggling inappropriately.





Montreal puppeteers Cabaret Decadense opened La Soirée’s first London season at the Hippodrome in 2008 and return for the first West End season.

A cast of amazing characters, made from stuffed rags and scraps of materials, are showcased with breath-taking choreographed performances alongside a haunting soundtrack.

It’s a jaunty, sassy, sexy and hilarious puppet feast for adults, in which you’ll find the puppeteers to be as mesmerising as the puppets themselves.




After raising the roof at the spiegeltent last year at Leicester Square, Daredevil Chicken Club are back!

Fusing vulgar slapstick and 80s pop melodrama, this hilariously unforgettable duo will have your sides splitting with their vaudevillian verve, and matrimonial mischief.

Having shared love and laughter in over 36 countries, this Vegas couple are living proof that what happens in Vegas should not stay in Vegas.




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Fancy Chance has been hanging by her hair since 2007.  Self-taught and a slightly mad for doing so, she’s been dangling by her locks, doing one woman shows, dragging it up as Prince, burlesque-clowning it and causing general mischief for over a decade around the UK and across the globe.




Maxime Blanckaert & Nathan Briscoe


Maxime & Nathan, AKA The Chilly Brothers, share the passion that art should constantly renew itself and defy the limits of reality.

From Canada to France, Asia to the Baltic Sea, they have captivated audiences with their death-defying Russian Cradle.

You’ll be on the edge of your seat throughout their jaw-dropping and surreal display of human strength and precision.





A dazzling aerial artist and six-time German Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion, Lea Hinz delivers a captivating fusion of grace and flexibility with unbelievable strength.

After watching her in her element on stage, it’s difficult to believe that she very nearly gave up the world of performing for medical school!







LJ Marles takes aerial straps to new heights in this year’s edition of La Soirée. With breath-taking precision, this home-grown Hackney talent wows audiences world-wide with his revolutionary new aerial concept.









Highly energetic hula-hooper Symoné specialises in a unique multi-hoop performance, inspiring a myriad of hula fans to take the plunge into the world of hoops. With her distinctive dance hall rhythms and electrifying voguing, alongside her fierce attitude, you’ll be up on your feet, swaying your hips in harmony.






Straight from the streets of Mumbai comes the amazing ancient art of Mallakhamb from Rajesh Amrale and Rajesh Rao.

Rarely performed outside of its homeland India, this pair of awesome acrobats will blow your minds with their incredible mix of exceptional strength, sensational speed and spectacular skill.





Boasting champion gymnastic backgrounds, this captivating pair make the perfect partnership. Smouldering Leon, an ex-acro gymnast, showcases superb strength, and the fiery former rhythmic gymnast Klodi flaunts effortless flexibility.



From China to the US, this daringly dexterous hula-hooper has hypnotised crowds across the globe. Incomprehensible illusions and risky rotations make for Michele’s signature style. The combination of skill, flair, and unbelievable precision delivers a truly original and unforgettable performance. One thing’s for sure — Michele Clark’s hoop tricks will spin you dizzy!

Playing at the Aldwych Theatre until 3 February. Book tickets for La Soirée & La Petite Soirée now.

Why Cirque du Soleil will cure your January Blues!

Discover why Cirque du Soleil will cure your January Blues!

If you’re in need of a little bit of sunshine this winter, look no further!
Cirque du Soleil, aka ‘the Circus of the Sun’, is coming to town with their new show ‘OVO’ and they know exactly how to light up a stage: Winter blues be gone!

OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.

And if you happened to be walking around central London on the 14th of December, there is a chance that you have come across what was very different from the average selfie:

Ice-webbing as a new olympic sport!

Not an average London telephone booth selfie

Including a giant spider in action and a couple of bugs, Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO cast were posing for a London photoshoot. Better still, catch them at their best at the stage of the iconic Royal Albert Hall in January.

It is with reason that the troupe has come a long way from its humble street performer roots in Montreal, as they take over the world with skill, artistry and grace, quickly becoming one of the world’s best known performance groups of all time.

Still need convincing? We’ve put together 5 great reasons why one should not miss the opportunity to grab a seat for a performance of the uplifting, life-affirming and vibrant OVO:


  1. Cirque Du Soleil’s every production is a new story

Cirque du Soleil is so much more than a few acrobatics and jugglers – every new show is an enchanting story! From the ice-covered mind of Crystal, to the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor, each show entices you into a weird and wonderful world. It’s not just a circus, it’s a thrilling experience that will have you at the edge of your seat!


  1. Each costume is unique

The legendary costumes are incredibly detailed and custom-designed in-house. With the entire cast measured head-to-toe, you can be sure they’ll be showed off to perfection.


  1. Diversity is praised

 Unlike some types of shows, Cirque du Soleil praises diverse body types and performers that look unique. In a world that often tries hard to make us conform, Cirque du Soleil wants its artists to stand out and be proud of who they are! What’s not to like about that?



  1. They have a Las Vegas residency

Cirque du Soleil have performed resident shows in the mighty Las Vegas for more than two decades now! To have staying power in this city that never sleeps means you’ve really got something special! Their spectacular sets, show-stopping costumes and awesome acrobatics have made them one of the top things to do in Las Vegas. Luckily, this winter you won’t have to travel that far…

  1. New show ‘OVO’ is teeming with life

The performers that hit the London streets this December were giving Londoners a little taste of the never-seen-in-the-UK before show ‘OVO’, a colorful riot that dives into our ecosystem, uncovering the world of insects while being a little bit more flexible than David Attenborough! Expect non-stop energy and movement as colorful crickets, silky spiders, and flexible fleas take to the stage to take your breath away like only the Cirque Du Soleil can do! OVO is a show that’s guaranteed to get the whole family buzzing for days.

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Roll up to see the world’s greatest circus at the iconic Albert Hall from January 2018: Book your tickets today!

Opens from 7 January – 4 March 2018

Premieres 10 January 2018