Chicago returns to London’s Phoenix Theatre

Chicago Tickets Phoenix Theatre London

Following a five and a half year absence, Chicago the musical returns to London’s West End as the show celebrates its 21st Anniversary. Now the longest-running American musical in history, Chicago will open at the Phoenix Theatre from 26 March 2018. Chicago originally opened at the Adelphi Theatre in 1997 to rave reviews, winning the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production. It transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in April 2006, then transferred to the Garrick Theatre until September 2012. It’s fifteen year run made Chicago the West End’s longest-running revival. Barry Weissler, who, along with his wife Fran, has produced the show in New York, London and around the world, said, “This year we celebrated the production’s 21st Anniversary and had our most successful year to date.  Chicago is as relevant and timely as the day we opened.  After spending the last several years touring throughout the UK it … Read more

Maureen Nolan and Gareth Gates Headline Footloose UK Tour

Maureen Nolan joins the cast of Footloose on Tour n the Uk in 2016

It was announced this morning that Maureen Nolan will join the 2016 UK tour cast of Footloose playing Vi Moore. She will be joining Gareth Gates as Willard and Luke Baker who will play Ren McCormack. Gareth Gates will play Willard from 29 January until 16 April, returning to the show from 20 June 201 Based on the 1984 screen sensation starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose: The Musical tells the story of city boy Ren, who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. All hell breaks out as Ren breaks loose and soon has the whole town up on its feet. Featuring classic 80s hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear it for the Boy and the unforgettable title track, Footloose: The Musical is set to take the world by storm once again in this brand new production, bursting with youthful … Read more

Gareth Gates Plays Willard In Footloose Tour 2016

Gareth Gates will play Willard in Footloose on tour.

17 years to the day since it first opened on Broadway, it is announced that worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2016, touring the UK from January. Gareth Gates will play Willard from 29 January until 16 April, returning to the show from 20 June 2016. Gareth rose to fame through the inaugural series of Pop Idol in 2001, going on to sell over 5 million records worldwide and have hits across the globe. His version of Unchained Melody sold over a million copies in the UK and is the 3rd best-selling single of the Noughties. Gareth is also the youngest ever-male solo artist to debut at number 1. More recently Gareth has enjoyed a successful career on stage, with credits including Les Misérables, Legally Blonde and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. In 2014 Gareth appeared in the final series of … Read more

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