West End Long Runners – October 2014 Update

West End Theatre Longest Running Shows

The Top 20 longest running West End musical list is undergoing some change as shows like Thriller Live surpass long running classics like My Fair Lady and The Sound Of Music. The current long runners list looks like this:- 1. Les Misérables – still running, over 11,963 performances 2. The Phantom of the Opera – still running, over 11,632 3. Blood Brothers (closed, 10,013 performances) 4. Cats (closed, 8,949 performances) 5. Starlight Express (closed, 7,406 performances) 6. Mamma Mia! – still running, over 6,479 performances 7. Disney’s The Lion King still running, over 6250 performances 8. Chicago (closed, 6,187) 9. Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (closed, 5,140) 10. We Will Rock You – (closed, 4,659) 11. Miss Saigon (original 1989 production / closed 4,264) 12. Billy Elliot The Musical – still running, over 3,952) 13. Wicked – still running, over 3,358 performances 14. Jesus Christ Superstar (original 1972 production … Read more

Aaron Tveit Joins The Cast Of Assasins At The Menier

Aaron Tveit

Tony nominated actor Aaron Tveit will join the cast of Jamie Lloyd’s production of Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Assassins will make Tveit’s UK stage debut. His credits include Next To Normal on Broadway and the film of Les Miserables. He is currently appearing in the hit television police drama Graceland. Casting for the production also includes Jamie Parker (The History Boys, Chichester Guys and Dolls), Harry Morrison (Guys and Dolls), Carly Bawden (Pippin, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), Stewart Clarke (The Return Of The Soldier, Chost, Loserville), Simon Lipkin (Avenue Q, Rock Of Ages), Mike McShane (Little Shop Of Horrors, La Cage Aux Folles), Harry Morrison (Crazy For You, Kiss Me Kate), Andy Nyman (Abigail’s Party), Jamie Parker (Proof, Ghost Stories), David Roberts ( Aspects Of Love), and Catherine Tate (The Catherine Tate Show, Doctor Who, Much Ado About Nothing). With music by Stephen Sondheim and Book by John … Read more

The Railway Children Returns This Christmas

Book now for The Railway Children at King's Cross Theatre

Following it’s highly successful season at London’s Waterloo Station, The Railway Children is returning this Christmas to a specially constructed venue behind Kings Cross Station. The purpose built 1000 seat theatre, complete with railway track and platforms and with state of the art heating system on land on Kings Boulevard, which has been loaned to the production for the duration of the run by Google. The production will once again feature a live 60 tonne steam locomotive and carriage. The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure. But the mystery remains – where is Father, and is he ever coming back? Edith … Read more

Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary Video Released

Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary

Following the sell-out success of the 25th Anniversary Gala of Miss Saigon on the 22 September, 2014, the celebratory encore teaser of that special performance has just been released via You Tube. The 25th Anniversary Gala saw the current cast of Miss Saigon joined by original 1989 cast members including Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga, Simon Bowman and Claire Moore. Tickets for the 25th Anniversary Gala – with tickets set at original 1989 prices sold out within minutes. Sir Cameron Mackintosh said at the end of the show: ” We never thought we would ever get this chance to do it all over again. To have two fantastic casts here is just extraordinary. We are incredibly blessed.” We’ll just have to wait to see if the rumours of Miss Saigon following Les Miserables onto the big screen eventuate. We hope so! Enjoy the teaser footage of this special event.