The Addams Family in Concert ★★★★
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by Westendwilma
5d ago
(C) Pamela Raith Based on the original single-panel gag cartoons, The Addams Family has music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show opened on Broadway in 2010 just blocks away from the Addams Family mansion located in Central Park. An instant hit, the show won several awards before touring around the US. It wasn’t until 2016 before we welcomed the Addams Family to this side of the pond in Edinburgh, followed by a season in Singapore and two subsequent UK Tours. Now, get ready to scream, laugh and click, click along as Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday and ..read more
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A new production of Lionel Bart’s iconic musical Oliver! to play at Chichester Festival Theatre
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by Westendwilma
1w ago
A new production of Lionel Bart’s iconic musical Oliver! has been fully reconceived by director and choreographer Matthew Bourne and promises to be one of the most unforgettable shows ever at the Chichester Festival Theatre, where it is due to play 8 July – 7 September 2024. The orphaned Oliver escapes the harsh Victorian workhouse and takes refuge in London’s murky underworld with the wily gang leader Fagin and his team of resourceful pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger. He finds a friend in the kind-hearted Nancy and when he’s wrongly arrested for stealing, Oliver meets an unexpected saviou ..read more
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West End Wilma Awards 2024
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by Westendwilma
2w ago
  Coming soon … the 9th West End Wilma Awards, celebrating the best of UK theatre. If you are interested in coming on board as one of this years sponsors please get in touch wilma@westendwilma.com. Check out the action from 2023 below and click here for more. Guest Presenters Performers The winners The post West End Wilma Awards 2024 first appeared on West End Wilma ..read more
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Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse to embark on a major 18-month UK Tour
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by Westendwilma
2w ago
The National Theatre’s global smash-hit production of War Horse, the unforgettable theatrical event based on Michael Morpurgo’s beloved novel, will embark on a major 18-month UK Tour from 5 September 2024, touring through to 2026. War Horse tells the remarkable story of a young boy called Albert and his horse Joey, set against the backdrop of the First World War. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness, filled with stirring music and songs, featuring ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing, gal ..read more
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Romeo & Juliet, starring Tom Holland, makes its way to the West End
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by Westendwilma
2w ago
The Jamie Lloyd Company has announced its new West End production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, starring Tom Holland as Romeo, and directed by Jamie Lloyd. Romeo & Juliet runs at the Duke of York’s Theatre, Saturday 11 May – Saturday 3 August 2024. Further casting to be announced. Tickets go on sale to those signed up for priority booking and ATG+ members on Tuesday 13 February at 8am; general booking opens on Tuesday 13 February at 12pm. The Jamie Lloyd Company also continues its commitment to accessibility, offering 10,000 tickets priced at £25 and under, with 5,000 of these exclu ..read more
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Cool Rider returns the the West End stage for a 10th anniversary reunion concert at The London Palladium
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by Westendwilma
3w ago
TuckShop, in association with Christopher D. Clegg and James DP Drury, has today announced that they will bring Cool Rider back to the stage for a reunion concert at The London Palladium on Sunday 14 April at 7pm to mark the tenth anniversary of the cult-concert. The cult musical sequel, which is a loving, unofficial parody and tribute to everyones favourite follow-up movie, played at the Lyric Theatre for two sold out shows, followed by a smash hit run at Duchess Theatre in April 2014 and was immortalised in May 2015 with the Original Studio Cast Recording, which was funded by fans through a ..read more
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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre announce 2024 summer season
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by Westendwilma
3w ago
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2024 summer season, opening with Twelfth Night (or What You Will) (3 May – 8 June 2024). Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identities is directed by Owen Horsley set against the heat of the Mediterranean sun. Playing during the daytime for those aged 4+ and their families is the new musical version of Roald Dahl’s picture book, The Enormous Crocodile (17 May – 8 June 2024), with book & lyrics by Suhayla El-Bushra, music by Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab and additional music and lyrics from Tom Brady. Developed and directed by Emily Lim, with co-dire ..read more
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The National Theatre announces new productions this summer
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by Westendwilma
3w ago
The National Theatre has announced new productions for all three South Bank stages this summer: Alan Bleasdale’s Boys from the Blackstuff and Mnemonic in the Olivier theatre and The Grapes of Wrath in the Lyttelton theatre, alongside the previously announced The Hot Wing King in the Dorfman theatre. Tickets for all four productions are on sale to the public from Thursday 8 February, nationaltheatre.org.uk. Following its acclaimed run at Liverpool’s Royal Court, James Graham’s powerful new adaptation of Alan Bleasdale’s seminal TV show, Boys from the Blackstuff, comes to the Olivier stage. By ..read more
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15th anniversary production of Spring Awakening to play at Victoria Palace Theatre
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by Westendwilma
3w ago
Celebrating the original London production’s 15th anniversary, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Tony, Olivier and Grammy award-winning musical SPRING AWAKENING, based on the play by Frank Wedekind announces a concert will take place on Sunday 2 June 2024 at Victoria Palace Theatre. Tickets are on sale from 10am, Friday 2 February. Casting to be announced. SPRING AWAKENING tells the story of adolescent anarchy, set to one of the most loved scores of the 21st century. A group of teenagers – silenced and controlled by a censorious society – discover a new world of feeling and freedom outside the c ..read more
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Wild About You makes its World Premiere in London
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by Westendwilma
3w ago
Rachel Tucker and Tori Allen-Martin will be joining Eric McCormack and Oliver Tompsett in the new musical in concert Wild About You, which is making its World Premiere at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th and 26th March. Wild About You is a new musical with music and lyrics by Chilina Kennedy and book by Eric Holmes. When Olivia finds herself in the hospital with limited memory, she must dig through her messy past to figure out which of the loves of her life is her emergency contact, only to understand that her desire to make everyone happy has left no one happy. Through a series of realization ..read more
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