When can we all get back to our fave shows? The most recent statement from the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) – on behalf of the major commercial West End theatre operators – confirms that theatres will remain closed until at least August.
After Thriller and Waitress, we're sad to wave goodbye to another rollicking West End musical whose run has been cut short by the coronavirus crisis. But we LOVE these celebratory quotes from its #StageFaves stars including David Hasselhoff, Bonnie Langford, Louise Redknapp, Chelsea Halfpenny, Natalie McQueen and many others.
There are some theatre productions, both big and small, that aren’t going to make it through the current shutdown and we’re sad to report that when London Theatreland gets back to some kind of normal Waitress will be missing.
In amidst all the theatre closures taking place due to the coronavirus crisis, Thriller Live performed its last Moonwalk at London’s Lyric Theatre on 15 March 2020, just three shows away from becoming the 11th-longest running West End musical of all time. It was the show’s 4657th West End performance.
Sad news, and the kind of story that we are likely to see more off in the months to come: Due to uncertainty over the current Covid-19 outbreak, the decision has been made to put the Hope Mill Theatre production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on hold indefinitely.
Following Boris Johnson’s statement regarding the coronavirus pandemic, advising the public that they should avoid non-essential contact including going to the theatre, it was announced on 16 March 2020 by SOLT and UK Theatre that all member venues would close with immediate effect. One after the other, from Les Misérables to Wicked, and right across the country, venues went dark, but if the Tweets below are anything to go by, the theatre community will come back fighting.
How many pies can you fit in before next summer? Following a final extension, WAITRESS has posted closing notices at the West End's Adelphi Theatre for 4 July 2020. Sweeter news? An extensive tour and London return is planned.
Despite five star reviews the UK professional premiere production of legendary composer Michel Legrand’s musical comedy Amour will end its run early, on 8 June 2019, having played 45 performances. There’s only two more weeks to see this “genuinely enchanting” and “utterly gorgeous” production so there’s no time to waste in booking your tickets.
Fans of BAT OUT OF HELL might be crying over the recent news that it'll be closing in January, but that still means we have a couple of months to enjoy it! So why not remind yourself why you love this blockbuster of a show, and check out this very special performance of the Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf song "I would do anything for Love'...
While Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical continues to be performed in Germany and on a North American tour, the award-winning production at the Dominion Theatre will bid farewell on 5 January 2019. BOOH fans prepare…
After a seven-month run at the Piccadilly Theatre, Drew McOnie’s staging of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, starring Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen and recent addition Matt Cardle, will play its final performance on Saturday 27 October.
We heard it through the grapevine... and we're not happy about it at all. MOTOWN will finish its three-year West End run in April next year when the Shaftesbury Theatre closes for major refurbishment. Ahead of that, a separate UK tour will launch this October...
It's all-change at 42ND STREET as Bonnie Langford will take on the role of Dorothy Brock this September, before the show closes in January 2019 as the Theatre Royal Drury Lane also closes for refurb. That's three pieces of news in one! We can hardly keep up...
It's been a wild ride! After two years of touring madness and multiple London runs, mod musical ALL OR NOTHING is now in its final fortnight of its West End run at the Ambassadors Theatre. It must now finish on 12 May 2018, rather than 2 June as previously scheduled. Can you help send off the Small Faces in fashion?
It's been a loud and exciting 15 years but in January 2018 the record-breaking, worldwide phenomenon will put down its trash-can lids for one last time and take a final, raucous bow! But, is this the end for STOMP in the capital..?
It brought a slice of Parisian romance to London's West End but it's time for the new musical, inspired by the Hollywood classic of the same name, to bid a fond farewell. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is now playing its fina 14 weeks, anding on 6 January 2018. But fear not, it has been filmed for future release...
It's been a dream run for the cast and crew of the stunning BAT OUT OF HELL. After TWO extensions and more standing ovations than you could possibly imagine, Andrew Polec made an emotional speech after its last show on 22 August 2017 before leaving the theatre with Christina Bennington on the back of a motorbike and announcing...it'll be back in 2018!! WATCH the full speech and the moment the team live-streamed their plans to return next year...
The amazing Mr Toad and his furry friends are packing up and leaving us at the end of the summer. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will now finish its West End run at the London Palladium on 2 September. Will you have a chance to see it before it closes? Big plus: Kids go FREE!
How can time have flown by so quickly? On Saturday 5th August BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL bowed out after more than two fabulous years in the West End and we were so sad to see it go! The good news is that a UK tour with a new cast kicks off in September! In the meantime, we counted down 10 top tweets from the final night. Warning: you may need a box of tissues handy…
It's been a triumphant run, but Gary Barlow's THE GIRLS has now left London's West End. The show, which found a home at the Phoenix Theatre for six wonderful months will head on tour next summer, but the hole it's left in London's theatre district has been felt strongly by thousands of fans. Becky Mary from our friends at the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society, shares her thoughts on its closing...