West End Weekly Round Up – 11 February 2017

The Ferryman transfers to the Gielgud Theatre

It’s been a busy week in London’s West End this week. Here is this week’s West End Weekly Round Up.


To follow up his plays Jerusalem and The River, Jes Butterworth will premiere his new play The Ferryman at the Royal Court. The play became the fastest selling play ever at the Royal Court selling out in less than a day. The Ferryman has now announced its transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in June following the closure of the long-running The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time on 3rd June.

Mel Brooks will bring his new musical comedy Young Frankenstein to the Garrick Theatre in September 2017 after a brief out of town run at the Theatre Royal Newcastle. Based on the classic film of the same name that starred Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman, Young Frankenstein is a follow-up to Brooks’ wildly successful musical The Producers.

Audra McDonald had to cancel the West End season of Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill last year when she became pregnant, but true to her word she has now rescheduled the award-winning show in which she plays iconic singer Billie Holiday. Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill will play London’s Wyndham’s Theatre from 17 June for a limited season.


We review John Tiffany’s production of The Glass Menagerie at the Duke Of York’s Theatre. We also got a sneak peek at Disney’s movie screening of award-winning musical Newsies which will be screened nationwide from 16 February.


The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket have saving of up to 66% for bookings between 14 February and 3 March 2017 but you must book before 13 February.

You can also save up to 30% on tickets for Mamma Mia! for tickets to certain performances if you book by 28 February 2017.