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
Home to the New Shakespeare Company, the award-winning Regents Park Open Air Theatre is a firm fixture in the London theatre summer calendar.
The drama of a well turned garden has often caught our eye here at Theatre Breaks and, this year, we are again offering ticket and hotel breaks with the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show packages in May and the Hampton Court Flower show in early July PLUS a Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights Tour which takes place on special dates in August and September. The RHS Shows With innovative
Based on the Meadows in Edinburgh, Circus Hub, created and programmed by Underbelly, will feature two of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s most distinctive venues in 2016: a Spiegletent (the UK’s largest) and a traditional circus tent. Image Credit: Susie Gray Between the two venues, Circus Hub will bring ten world-class shows to Edinburgh: the programme includes two world premieres and one European premiere! Director of Underbelly, Ed Bartlam, said: ‘We’re
We’ve had Lord of the Rings, Titanic, Jerkyl and Hyde, Legally Blonde, Groundhog Day and now another film to stage adaptation comes in the form of The Hunger Games opening, it’s reported, in London in summer 2016.
It’s spring and that can only mean one thing – it’s not long before all eyes will turn to Brighton for its now world famous festival – Brighton Fringe. 2016 will see the arrival of a new venue as Republic makes its festival debut on the beachside. A magnificent 500-seat Spiegeltent, it brings with it a scintillating (and titillating) programme of comedy, cabaret, food, drink and merriment. Acts will feature
Performing Arts university rankings released So have you passed on your love of the theatre or music or dance to your children? Will they take it up as a career or just enjoy watching? If they want to make it an important part of their life, by actually going into the industry, they would be well served by taking a look at the sixth edition of the QS World University
Two British acting legends in the form of Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart co-star in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land at the Wundham’s theatre, London from September 2016.
Michael Crawford returns to the London stage in a musical adaptation of the classic story of passion and deceit in The Go Between
Gemma Arterton (The Duchess of Malfi, Made in Dagenham, Quantum of Solace) will star as one of the first and most acclaimed women to appear on the London stage: Nell Gwynn. The play was on for a blink-and-you-miss-it run at Shakespeare’s Globe but will come to the Apollo Theatre for 12 weeks from 4 February 2016 with Arterton taking over the role from Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Arterton made her professional debut
What’s going on? You’re away from your laptop for 5 days and then come back to a bonkers amount of activity happening in London’s West End theatreland! Mind you, I’m not complaining as the business of it all is what makes British theatre so exciting and always entertaining
Jeff Wayne’s 1970s cult progressive rock musical The War of the Worlds has now closed
All aboard your flying carpets as Broadway hit Disney’s Aladdin brings A Whole New World to the Prince Edward theatre in London next May.
Comedy and Hotel Breaks Theatre Breaks love to have a good laugh and our Comedy and Hotel Breaks will have you rolling in the aisles with glee. As well as London bringing in top comedy acts, Theatre Breaks guests can find something to smile about in Blackpool and Torquay too! Here’s what’s coming up in the next few months… The Play That Goes Wrong Starting off as an Edinburgh Festival sketch, The Play
Kick off the New Year in spectacular fashion when you visit London with Theatre Breaks as the Lumiere London festival comes to town from 14-17 January 2016. For four days – and nights – London’s Theatreland buildings will be quite literally dazzling with the iconic architecture transformed with 3D projections, interactive installations and other extraordinary light works, including the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts and London
Hollywood icon Glenn Close will reprise her role as Norma Desmond in a semi-staged production of Sunset Boulevard at the London Coliseum home to the English National Opera company.
Check out our £99 breaks for 2015 Autumn Theatre Breaks Season. Tickets for featured shows include Bend it Like Beckham, Sunny Afternoon, and Wicked
2009 X-Factor winner Joe McElderry will take the title role in the Lloyd Webber & Rice penned musical Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on a UK tour in 2016.