Enter a whole new world – two classic re-imaginings in the West End right now!
Currently booking until Nov 27th
An All-Star Concert Version (starring Alfie Boe, Matt Lucas
and Carrie Hope Fletcher) will run for 16 weeks at the Gielgud Theatre whilst the Queen’s Theatre goes under renovation.
Now, we know what you’re thinking. What? Les Misérables isn’t closing, is it?! Not technically. But the current production which has been running at the Queen’s Theatre is set to close on July 13th whilst the theatre goes through renovations. An all-star concert version will fill it’s place at the Gielgud Theatre down Shaftesbury Avenue and when the famous musical returns, it will be a different production, different staging and modelled on the 2009 25th Anniversary Tour rather than the original production from way back in the 1980s. The creative input that made the show a monstrous success will be no more! Different direction, set, choreography and more will transform this show into something sharper. Not necessarily a bad thing for things to adapt and change with time, but this is your last chance to catch the original production of a show that changed musical history!
Prince Edward Theatre
Catch it before it goes! Closing on August 31st
This Disney classic will soon be hanging up it’s hat at the end of the Summer to make room for another beloved musical, Mary Poppins. So if you haven’t seen the show yet, you only have a couple of months (wishes) left!
This fairytale story set in the land of Agrabah, centres on a young man named Aladdin who finds a lamp containing a wish-granting genie. Aladdin falls in love and tries to woo Princess Jasmine while an evil force plans to take over the land in this musical written by Alan Menken. This is fun for all the family, with songs such as ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘Friend Like Me’ and the act one finale features impressive stage tricks worth seeing.
WORDS: Tomm Ingram