Back in June 2016, the Daily Mail’s showbiz correspondent Baz Bamigboye revealed that Broadway hit show Waitress would be opening in the West End in Spring 2017 and then it all went a bit quiet. Obviously the show’s not going to open any time soon in London, but this week whisperings have started up again that the show could see a UK premiere in 2018. Waitress was originally a film written and
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New comedy musical Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein comes alive in the West End in 2017
Seven-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman will direct Dusty, the first authorised musical charting the life of “panda-eyed” songstress Dusty Springfield which will premiere in the UK in 2018. Although Maria Friedman is best know for her award winning performances in musicals, more recently her directing credits have included Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along for Menier Chocolate Factory, which won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical in 2012, and, more
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office.
Today the State Rooms are used extensively by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on state, ceremonial and official occasions. During August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace’s nineteen state rooms are open to visitors. Buckingham Palace Royal Theatre Breaks in London!
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is aiming to be an even greater visual feast in 2017 by adding an extra Splash of Tartan to procedings. With the help of the Scottish Clan Events Fund and the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will feature up to 300 Clansmen and women from the great Clans on special clan nights. The man given the job of organising
Book your Mum a Theatre Break Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 26th March this year, so still plenty of time to organise a beautiful fun-filled spring weekend away for the most important woman in your life – your Mum! Need some help with gift ideas? Look no further … Great shows for Mother and Daughters : This year there’s a “new girl on the block” with Gary Barlow’s The Girls based
Half Term Breaks in London – theatre, event and hotel packages for the whole family available now for Spring, Summer and Autumn half terms in 2017 We have some great ideas for you to keep the kids thoroughly entertained
Romance is in the air on the weekend of 13 – 14th February 2016. Beat the last minute rush and book your Valentine’s Day Theatre Break now to get the best out of what London has to offer.
Prepare to be dazzled by music, action and colour as well as a dash of the unexpected with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Breaks in August 2017.
Take That’s Wonderland at London’s O2 The boys are back this summer but Theatre Breaks have sold out of our Take That Packages featuring tickets for the O2 peformances of Wonderland Live. Sorry! Take That always offer amazing live shows, so whether you are a new fan or a fan from way back, we know that you will have an amazing evening. Our packages included tickets in the lower tier,
No one puts Baby in the corner with Dirty Dancing Theatre Breaks in London this Christmas.
The legendary meeting in 1956 of rock and rolls four most famous stars makes Million Dollar Quartet a million dollar theatre break treat this Christmas
Familiar TV faces will be in the all-star cast of Stepping Out when it steps out on the Vaudeville theatre’s stage next Spring. ITV’s BGT judge Amanda Holden will join Tamsin Outhwaite, Angela Griffin, Tracey-Ann Oberon and Nicola Stephenson in a short tour of Richard Harris’ play Stepping Out, including Bath, Chichester and Richmond, before the heart-warming comedy opens in the West End in March 2017. Harris’ ingenious writing weaves a wonderfully funny
Miss Saigon Theatre Breaks with tickets and hotel packages to suit all budget to see the smash hit musical on its UK tour in 2017/2018. Breaks include optional discounted rail travel: The fall of Saigon in the final days of the Vietnam war is the setting for Miss Saigon – the award winning musical which originally opened in the West End in 1989.
Liam Brennan for Diary of a Madman and Kill the Beast for Don’t Wake the Damp are the first two recipients of The Stage’s Edinburgh Awards for 2016. The theatre newspaper reviews hundreds of Edinburgh Fringe shows each year, taking on extra staff for the job and, for the last 21 years, the awards have highlighted hot shows and excellent acting on the fringe. Don’t Wake the Damp was described
Classic dance remixed with firey Latin flare comes to the Peacock theatre with Burn the Floor this Autumn
Watch those amazing dancing feet with the Broadway transfer of 42nd Street
Winner of 9 prestigious Tonys at the 2016 awards ceremony in New York, the record-breaking Broadway musical, Hamilton, will open at the newly renovated Victoria Palace in October 2017. Creator and starring in the Broadway production, award winning Lin-Manuel Miranda is flying high in the West End after his other brain-child In The Heights triumphed at this year’s Oliviers in London. Producer of the Hamilton’s London production, musical maestro Cameron Mackintosh,
New musical Finding Neverland with songs by Gary Barlow is set to open in London in 2017
Shakespeare’s will returns to Stratford-Upon-Avon for the first time in 400 years 16 July – 4 August 2016, Stratford-Upon-Avon One of the most important original documents relating to William Shakespeare is set to return to his hometown for the very first time since it was written 400 years ago: his will. Exhibiting at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s will is returning home for the very first time since it was written
Rehearsals are going well for Aladdin’s arrival in London next month. Here is Genie (Trevor Dion Nicholas) and Aladdin (Dean John-Wilson) getting to know each other. Rehearsals for Disney’s Aladdin in London are going well. Photo: Johan Persson © Disney The photos of the cast working hard, but obviously having a lot of fun, have been released ahead of the first previews which start next week. Everyone is really excited
Brush off the dust from your air guitar and get set for the British premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit Broadway musical School of Rock opening in London in 2016.
The Lion King in London: Cast News Ex Kiwi rugby player, Nicholas Afoa, has joined the London cast of Disney’s The Lion King. With dreams of becoming an All Black, it seemed most likely that Nicholas Afoa would come to London on the New Zealand team’s tour bus, but following a sporting injury, Nicholas turned to his love of musical theatre and successfully won the chance to play Simba in the
Take yourself on to the romantic French capital with an award winning new production of An American in Paris opening in London in March 2017