MATILDA – EXTENDED: Tuesday 26 May 2015 to Sunday 20 December 2015

Matilda The Musical has been extended its London run until 20 December 2015 at the Cambridge Theatre, London.

Matilda The Musical premiered at the RSC’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, playing to sold-out audiences before transferring to London’s West End. It opened at the Cambridge Theatre in October 2011 and is currently booking until May 2015.

Matilda The Musical is written by playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by the anarchic Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin, and direction by Matthew Warchus. The production is designed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and the special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.

In 2011 Matilda The Musical won both The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical at The Critics’ Circle Awards and The Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The production has also collected the awards for Best Musical Production and Best Performance in a Musical (Bertie Carvel) at the Theatre Awards UK 2011.

In February 2012 Matilda The Musical picked up four awards at the Whatsonstage.com awards including Best New Musical, Rob Howell for Best Set Designer, Peter Darling for Best Choreographer and Tim Minchin for the London Newcomer of the Year.

The production went on to smash theatreland records when it scooped a total of seven awards at the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards, securing its place in the Book of Guinness World Records for Most Laurence Olivier award wins. In the process Matilda The Musical stole the title from the 1980 production of Nicholas Nickleby, also a Royal Shakespeare Company production, which had held the record, with six Olivier awards, for more than 20 years.

On 1 May 2012, Matilda The Musical collected the theatre prize in the South Bank Sky Arts Show Awards.

In November 2012, the cast were invited to perform in front of Her Majesty The Queen at the 100th “Royal Variety Performance” for ITV. They performed “When I Grow Up” and “Naughty”. Later that month they appeared with members of Team GB and Paralympics GB for the Regent Street Christmas Lights ceremony.

Matilda The Musical is produced in the West End by the Royal Shakespeare Company with André Ptaszynski as Executive Producer and Denise Wood as Lead Producer. This production was developed with the support of Company Dramaturg Jeanie O’Hare and the RSC Literary Department.

In Spring 2013 Matilda The Musical opened on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre produced by the RSC and the Dodgers, Tony Award®-winning producers of hits like Jersey Boys.

The Return of Miss Saigon – The Prince Edward Theatre‎

Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman.

Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon night club owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as ‘The Engineer’. John, an American GI, buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night. That night will change their lives forever.

Tickets on sale to groups on September 2nd 2013, register your interest now for best availability!

Miss Saigon at Prince Edward Theatre!

The Bodyguard Musical: Opens in the West End this autumn

THE BODYGUARD Musical which is baed on the Warner Bros. film and Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan.

THE BODYGUARD, BASED ON THE SMASH HIT FILM WHICH STARRED KEVIN COSTNER AND WHITNEY HOUSTON, WILL PREMIERE IN LONDON’S WEST END IN AUTUMN 2012.

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a multitude of Whitney Houston’s greatest hits, including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I’m Your Baby Tonight, Run to You, I Have Nothing, How Will I Know, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

Matilda The Musical – Now booking until 21 October 2012

Following a sensational sell-out season at The Courtyard Theatre, the RSC’s production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL has extended its booking period to 21 Oct 2012 at the Cambridge Theatre, London.

Roald Dahl’s much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this brand new musical version by Dennis Kelly  and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Her parents think she is a nuisance and she thinks, quite rightly, they are only interested in watching telly. Life is not much better at school, where the monstrous headmistress Miss Trunchbull terrifies both students and teachers ALIKE. Then one day Matilda discovers she has a very special power and decides it’s time the grown-ups were taught a lesson. Be warned, the children are revolting…

Captioned performances: Thursday 12 April 7.30pm, Wednesday 13 June 7.30pm, Saturday 18 August 2.30pm, Sunday 21 October  2.30pm
Audio-described performances: Wednesday 21 March 2.30pm, Sunday 10 June 3pm, Thursday 30 August 7.30pm, Thursday 11 October 7.30pm

Closing Notice: Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical

The producers of Priscilla Queen of the Desert has posted closing notices for 31 Dec 2011 at Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London.

Adapted from the Oscar-winning film PRISCILLA is Australia’s most successful and best-loved musical which has already been seen by over one million people.

PRISCILLA is the heart warming, uplifting adventure of three friends, a glamorous performing trio, who hop aboard a battered old bus (Priscilla) to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. These three larger-than-life characters go searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.

Richard Grieve dons the glitter make up as Tick/Mitzi, joining Don Gallagher (Bernadette), Oliver Thornton (Adam/Felicia) and Mark Moraghan (Bob).  With a dazzling array of spectacular and colourful costumes, this brilliant cast share the limelight with the scene-stealing, performing bus. 

PRISCILLA is the ultimate joyous theatrical experience and features over 20 well-known dance floor classics such as: I Will Survive, Don’t Leave Me This Way, Finally, I Love the Night Life, Colour My World and Shake Your Groove Thing. PRISCILLA will have you laughing, singing and dancing in your seats – so, hop on board!

Book tickets for Priscilla Queen of the Desert!

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical at Cambridge Theatre from 18 Oct 2011

Following a sensational sell-out season at The Courtyard Theatre, the RSC’s production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL transfers to London’s West End this October.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s new musical version of Roald Dahl’s Matilda is a triumph: enchanting, bold and ingenious’ The Evening Standard.

Roald Dahl’s much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this brand new musical version by Dennis Kelly  and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Her parents think she is a nuisance and she thinks, quite rightly, they are only interested in watching telly. Life is not much better at school, where the monstrous headmistress Miss Trunchbull terrifies both students and teachers ALIKE. Then one day Matilda discovers she has a very special power and decides it’s time the grown-ups were taught a lesson. Be warned, the children are revolting…

MATILDA THE MUSICAL previews at the Cambridge Theatre from 18 October.

Wicked Young Writer’s Award 2011

The smash hit West End musical WICKED is proud to announce the second year of its hugely successful WICKED Young Writers’ Award. The Award recognises excellence in writing, encourages creativity, and helps develop literacy and writing talent in young people between the ages of 5 and 25 years old.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire which re-imagined the characters and stories created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

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For more information, visit: www.wickedyoungwriters.com

Flashdance The Musical is to close Early!

Producers of Flashdance The Musical has posted early closing notices at the Shaftesbury Theatre London, where it will now close on 15 January 2011.

Sparks will fly this year as the West End Premiere of FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL explodes onto the stage. Leading the cast are Matt Willis (Busted, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here) as Nick and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Flashdance The Musical UK tour, Grease) as Alex.

Set in Pittsburgh USA, FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL tells the story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, whose dream is to obtain a place at the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy.
Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL is an unmistakably unique musical about holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds.

The show features an iconic score including the smash hit “Maniac”, along with “Manhunt”, “Gloria”, “I Love Rock & Roll” and the Academy Award winning title track “Flashdance – What a Feeling” as well as 14 original songs created for the musical.

Full of raw energy and breathtaking choreography by Arlene Phillips (So You Think You Can Dance, We Will Rock You, Strictly Come Dancing, Grease) FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL promises to be the theatrical event of the year – so take your passion and make it happen!

Tickets are on Sale for Ghost The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre London

The dazzling new musical GHOST The Musical, based on the phenomenal Oscar winning Paramount Pictures film, opens at the Piccadilly Theatre in June 2011 and public booking opens from today.

A timeless fantasy about the power of love in which Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next trying to communicate with girlfriend Molly through a phoney psychic, in the hope of saving her from his murderer. Ghost features stunning new music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winning legends Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (writer of Michael Jackson’s Man In The Mirror), and also includes the unforgettable ‘Unchained Melody’.

Directed by the multi-award-winning Matthew Warchus, designed by Rob Howell and with extraordinary and stunning stage effects by Paul Kieve (illusionist for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), GHOST promises to be a magical night out that will send spirits soaring .

Buy tickets for Ghost The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre!

Grease The Musical is to Close Early!

Grease The Musical, which was originally booking to 3rd of September, has posted its closing notices for 30 April 2011, at the Piccadilly Theatre.

The smash-hit musical GREASE is now in its third great year at London’s Piccadilly Theatre – the longest running show in the venue’s history!

NOEL SULLIVAN (Flashdance The Musical, Hear’say) stars as Danny Zuko and SIOBHAN DILLON (finalist in BBC’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?) stars as Sandy.

GREASE is the original high-school musical featuring all the unforgettable songs from the movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy and Greased Lightnin’.

Book now. Don’t miss GREASE… IT’S ELECTRIFYING!