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Disney’s The Lion King is the much-loved musical stage adaptation of the hugely successful animated film. Disney’s award-winning musical is now in its 20th triumphant year at London’s Lyceum Theatre, having entertained over 15 million theatregoers and become the West End’s sixth longest-running musical of all time. Set against the majesty of the Serengeti, the awe-inspiring musical is directed by Julie Taymor, who also designed the Olivier Award-winning costumes that transform the stage and auditorium of the Lyceum Theatre into the African plains. Occupied by lions, giraffes, birds, zebras, hyenas and even a stampede of wildebeest, the show is perhaps most famous for its Circle Of Life opening number, which provides one of the most spectacular sights and atmospheres in the West End. When the young lion prince Simba is born, his evil uncle Scar is pushed back to second in line to the throne. Unimpressed with his future prospects, Scar plots to kill both Simba and his father, Mufasa, becoming king in the process. Young Simba survives the heinous plot but is led to believe that his father died because of him. Devastated, he flees the kingdom and soon finds a carefree life. But without a real king, the pride soon falls on hard times and a hero is needed to bring back prosperity. Released in 1994, The Lion King quickly became one of Disney’s most popular modern movies. At the 1995 Oscars it won the awards for Best Music: Original Score for Hans Zimmer’s score and Best Music: Original Song for Elton John and Tim Rice’s Can You Feel The Love Tonight. Two of the film’s other songs – Circle Of Life and Hakuna Matata – were also nominated. Both score and songs feature in the stage musical adaptation, along with some new material. The musical adaptation debuted at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, going on to win six Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre in 1997. The show transferred to the Lyceum Theatre in October 1999, where it was nominated for eight Olivier Awards, and it participated at the Royal Variety Performance in 1999 and 2008 in the presence of the Royal Family. A spectacular stage production in which astounding spectacle, uplifting heart and beloved music and lyrics combine, Disney’s The Lion King is not to be missed.
Get yourself where the action is and experience the remarkable story of Jamaica’s rebel superstar. The irresistible new production, Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical has come to life at the Lyric Theatre, London and the message is out. "It isn’t just a joyful night out it’s a major and important cultural event" (The Evening Standard). From the hills of rural Jamaica, blending visionary musical talent and revolutionary zeal, Bob Marley set out to touch the world with his inspirational musical message and soul stirring advocacy for the oppressed. With unlimited access to Marley’s superlative songs of love and unity, the multi award-winning team of Lee Hall (writer), Clint Dyer (director) embody the militant spirit and moving story of one of music’s most significant cultural figures. A sensational company of performers combine with the very best reggae musicians to bring this inspirational tale of passion, political transformation and enduring hope from Trenchtown to the West End. Book now for a "a tribute so infectious it defies an audience not to sing and sway along" (The Guardian) and move yourself to the rhythms of 'Exodus', 'No Woman No Cry', 'Waiting in Vain', 'Three Little Birds', ‘I Shot the Sheriff’, 'Could You Be Loved', 'Redemption Song' and other classics, “music that still feels of and for our times.” (The i). The Lyric Theatre operates with mitigation methods to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. For further information check our COVID-19 secure information page. If you or anyone in your party tests positive for COVID-19 we recommend you stay at home; we operate a 100% exchange guarantee up to 48 hours before your performance. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and they will assist.
Winning a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival, this intimate and electrifying new production of CABARET is London's hottest ticket. In a time when the world is changing forever, there is one place where everyone can be free. Welcome to the Kit Kat Club, London. Come hear the music play. What is the show about? One of the most successful musicals of all time, CABARET features the songs Wilkommen, Don’t Tell Mama, Mein Herr, Maybe This Time, Money and the title number. It has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Who is currently starring in the show? Callum Scott Howells plays the Emcee. He is best known for playing Colin in Russel T Davies’ hit Channel 4 drama It’s a Sin. For his performance as Colin, Callum won the BAFTA Cymru Award for Leading Actor and the Royal Television Society Award for Best Male Actor. For the same role, he was twice nominated at the 2022 BAFTA Television Awards; for Best Supporting Actor and Virgin Media’s Must See Moment. Later this year, he will be seen in the Netflix film The Beautiful Game opposite Bill Nighy. Callum’s theatre credits include She Loves Me at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Matthew Bourne’s production of Lord of the Flies. Madeline Brewer plays Sally Bowles. She has starred as Janine Lindo in all four seasons of Hulu’s hit drama The Handmaid’s Tale, for which she was nominated for the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - and will star in the fifth season of the show, due to premiere this September. Madeline began her career portraying Tricia Miller in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Her film credits include Hustlers alongside Jennifer Lopez and Cam for Netflix. Madeline’s other credits include Netflix/Channel 4’s Black Mirror and Apple TV’s Shining Girls. Further casting from October 3 2022 will be confirmed in the near future. Can I make my experience even more special? Before the show, guests are invited to enjoy the club with drinks, dining and pre-show entertainment all on offer. When booking, guests will receive a 'club entry time' and, for the richest experience and to immerse themselves fully in the club, we encourage people to arrive as close to this specified time as possible. We offer a range of dining, drinks and hospitality packages including: - An intimate stage-side table for two with table service, alight three-course dinner and a bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne. - Reservations in our ‘Green Bar’ for an exclusive pre-show experience with gourmet charcuterie tins, macaroons, cocktails and interval ice creams included. - The Moët & Chandon private room for groups of up to 26 with hot food, free-flowing drinks and exclusive cloakroom & toilet facilities included.
THE OLIVIER NOMINATED, WORLDWIDE SMASH HIT IS RETURNS FROM 1 OCTOBER 2022! Welcome to THE CHOIR OF MAN- the best night in your local you’ve ever had. It’s a party, it’s a concert, it’s a lock in like no other. Featuring breath-taking reinventions of chart topping hits from artists including Guns’N’Roses, Fun!, Adele, Avicii, Paul Simon, Sia and many more, THE CHOIR OF MAN has something for everyone! The multi-talented cast of nine guys combine beautiful harmonies and foot-stomping singalongs with world-class tap dance and poetic meditations on the power of community. This is a riotously feel-good homage to that gathering place we’ve all missed so much over the last year: the pub. With a real working bar on stage, come ready to drink in the action!
Romeo who?! With her bags packed and ready to escape Verona, Juliet recovers from heartbreak in the best way possible… by dancing the night away with her best friends by her side! But when the sparkle fades, the confetti falls and reality catches up, it’s clear that Juliet needs to face her past in order to find her future. Can she reclaim a story that has been written in the stars? Is there really life after Romeo… or could he be worth one more try? Come along for the ride as the original Anne Hathaway takes on her husband William Shakespeare to remix his legendary play. As comedy meets tragedy, will Juliet get the ending she truly deserves? And most importantly, can their love survive this battle of wills? Fabulously fresh and riotously funny, & JULIET explodes with dozens of pop anthems you already know and love by legendary songwriter Max Martin, including …Baby One More Time, Since U Been Gone, Roar, It’s My Life, I Want It That Way, and Can’t Stop the Feeling! Brought to life by an award-winning creative team, this vibrant, colourful and timely musical is directed by Luke Sheppard (In the Heights) with a story by David West Read (Netflix’s Schitt’s Creek), electrifying choreography from Jennifer Weber and stunning set design from Soutra Gilmour. “One of the best new musicals in a while and then some” (WhatsOnStage), & JULIET is a riotous blast of fun so book now and join the celebration this autumn!
The Book Of Mormon is a nine-time Tony-winning, multi-Olivier awarded and Grammy-getting musical. Playing at London’s Prince of Wales Theatre, it continues to have West End audiences knocking on its door. Have you joined the mission? Written by the animated sitcom’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, The Book Of Mormon is a satirical musical that takes shots at everything from organised religion to consumerism, the state of the economy and the musical theatre genre itself. The show tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries who travel to Africa to preach the Mormon religion, only to discover they have a lot more to learn about the real world than they have to teach about Mormonism. When the pair of opposites land in a poverty-stricken, crime-riddled and disease-filled village in Uganda, the enigmatic over-achiever and prideful Mormon Elder Price learns that charms and good looks don’t get you far. As for his awkward and enthusiastic partner Elder Cunningham; well, he’s just happy to have a friend and be included in something. Thousands of miles from Salt Lake City and facing the biggest of reality checks, Elder Price’s faith is shaken. He must convince himself of the scriptures he’s preaching before he can convert any of the locals who are more concerned with war, famine, and AIDS than Mormonism. However, armed with his own interpretation of the Book and an innocent disposition, Elder Cunningham thrives… sort of.
Welcome to Hill Valley! Take an electrifying ride back in time as the 1985 blockbuster film and pop culture phenomenon arrives in London’s West End as a groundbreaking new musical adventure! When Marty McFly finds himself transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the present, escape the past and send himself… back to the future. Adapting this iconic story for the stage are the movie’s creators Bob Gale (Back to the Future trilogy) and Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump). The production features original music by multi-Grammy winners Alan Silvestri (Avengers: Endgame) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror), alongside hit songs from the movie including The Power of Love, Johnny B. Goode, Earth Angel and Back in Time. Tony® Award-winning director John Rando leads the Tony® and Olivier Award-winning creative team. Strap yourself in for a thrilling theatrical experience! When BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL hits 88mph, you’re gonna see some serious… entertainment. Book your tickets yesterday!
The critically acclaimed musical Come From Away, the moving tale that captured the spirit of true events that transpired in the wake of 9/11. Winning four Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, Come From Away has swept the West End being praised with a wave of five star reviews from both critics and the public alike. Come From Away tells the story of what happened to a small town called Gander,Newfoundland and Labrador during the events of September 11, 2001, when 38 planes had to unexpectedly land. The small community had to rally together throughout the struggle and accommodate nearly 7,000 passengers following the tragedy of 9/11. Many of the characters are based upon real-life passengers, including Nick and Diane Marson, a Brit and an American who fell in love in real life following the disaster. Tony® and Grammy® nominated writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein have taken the accounts of those involved and created a musical full of charm, wit and compassion. Come From Away stars Alice Fearn as Annette, Beverly Bass and others; Mark Dugdale as Garth, Kevin Tuerff and others; James Doherty as Claude Elliot and others; Tarinn Callender as Bob and others; Emma Salvo as Janice Mosher and others; Jonathan Andrew Hume as Ali, Kevin Jung and others; Mary Doherty as Bonnie Harris and others; Alistair Harvey as Doug, Nick Marson and others; Harry Morrison as Oz Fudge and others; Kate Graham as Diane Gray and others; Cat Simmons as Hannah O’Rourke and others; and Jenna Boyd as Beulah Davis and others. The show is directed by Christopher Ashley.
As the sun rises on the plains of the Serengeti, watch in awe as giraffes, gazelles and birds bring the story of Simba to life in a spectacle unlike any other. Directed by Julie Taymor, this captivating reimagining of the beloved Disney animated feature won 6 Tony awards when it premiered on Broadway in 1997. Since then, the production has played in theatres all over the world, and embarked on multiple UK, US and international tours.
After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a sixteen year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive? Based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction – winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide – and featuring breath-taking puppetry and state-of-the-art visuals, Life of Pi is a universally acclaimed, smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope. Long after the curtain falls, “Life of Pi will make you believe in the power of theatre” (The Times).
The sensational Moulin Rouge! The Musical comes to London’s Piccadilly Theatre from 12 November 2021 - and the West End has never seen anything like it. With 5 Drama Desk Awards, 11 Outer Critics Circle Awards, and 14 Tony Award Nominations including Best Musical, Best Director, and Best Choreography, this is a mash-up musical like no other. A world of spectacle, romance, and eye-popping excess awaits you at Moulin Rouge! The Musical, where bohemians and aristocrats alike revel in delightful decadence. Compere extraordinaire Harold Zidler invites you to take a seat, and prepare for a theatrical experience of truth, beauty, freedom and above all - love. Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life in the West End, remixed with over 70 songs to create a pop score unique in musical theatre while still firmly rooted in character and storytelling. Its home, the Piccadilly Theatre, has been revamped and reconfigured especially for this production. No matter your sin, you’re welcome here. No matter your desire, you’re welcome here. For this is more than a nightclub. The Moulin Rouge is a state of mind! What is the show about? “This is a story about love. About passionate love, desperate love, and foolish love! And the kind of love you never forget.” Set in Paris, 1899, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and reprobates, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the story of a lovesick American writer, Christian, and Satine, the dazzling star of the Moulin Rouge nightclub. When their lives collide, they fall hopelessly in love - only to be thwarted by the nightclub’s host and impresario, Harold Zidler, and The Duke of Monroth, the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including Satine. Together with his Bohemian friends (the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec, and the greatest tango dancer in all of Paris, Santiago) Christian stages a musical spectacular to save the Moulin Rouge and finally win the heart of Satine.
From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race. One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history. Featuring her much-loved songs, TINA - The Tina Turner Musical is written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.