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Les Miserables - Showing at Queen's Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Cameron Mackintosh's legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Miserables is a global stage sensation - it has been seen by more than 70 million people in 44 different countries.

Les Miserables has been showing at Queen's Theatre now for well over a decade - the first performance was on the 12 April 2004

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Mamma Mia - Showing at Novello Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

It started as a hit song by ABBA, then it became a musical, and now it’s a phenomenon. Mamma Mia! first premiered in London and has since been seen by tens of millions of people across the globe.

Mamma Mia has been showing at the Novello Theatre since 6 September 2012

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Phantom Of The Opera - Showing at Her Majestys Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Having opened in 1986, The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre remains one of London’s most popular shows.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s glittering musical is the most successful of all time with more than 100 million Phantom of the Opera tickets sold worldwide and it has won over 50 major theatre awards.

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Stomp - Showing at Ambassadors Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Stomp is the show that has the world DANCING to a new BEAT!

For 9 years at The Ambassadors Theatre 25 years Stomp has been shaking things up across the globe, bringing audiences to life with its unique blend of comedy, dance and pure rhythm! Using everyday objects, the performers will have your toes tapping and your adrenaline pumping. Once Stomp starts, you won’t know what’s hit you.

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Lion King - Showing at The Lyceum Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Cameron Mackintosh's legendary production of Disney's The Lion King is a worldwide theatrical phenomenon, seen by over 80 million people and still drawing sell-out crowds at London's Lyceum Theatre as it enters its 18th year. Now ranked as one of the sixth longest-running musicals in West End history and confirmed as a true London landmark, the show offers a theatrical experience unlike any other.

Ingeniously adapted from Disney's classic film, this spectacular production explodes with glorious colours and stunning effects, all set to the enchanting rhythms of Africa. With dazzling staging and highly imaginative costumes, masks and puppets, The Lion King uses breathtaking theatrical magic to tell the story of Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.

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Wicked - Showing at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future.

West End and Broadway favourite Wicked is currently playing at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre where it is thrilling audience members.

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Carole King Musical - Showing at Aldwych Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

The Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning Musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is now playing at London’s Aldwych Theatre.

Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

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Book of Mormon - Showing at Prince of Wales Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Debuting at The Price of Wales Theatre in February 2013, The Book of Mormon is a musical about two young Mormon missionaries who travel to Africa to preach about their religion.

It is religious satire that derides the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The show was written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone - who are best known for creating the animated comedy South Park. Parker and Stone co-created the music with Lopez, the co-composer/co-lyricist of Avenue Q, and more recently, Frozen.

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Dreamgirls - Showing at Savoy Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Thirty-five years after the original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award - winning musical Dreamgirls comes to the Savoy Theatre.

Dreamgirls transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history and charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called ‘The Dreams’. They learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous

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Kinky Boots - Showing at Adelphi Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Since its first showing at the Adelphi in August 2015 and winning the 2016 Olivier Award for best new musical, Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award and is the hottest show in town.

Inspired by true events, this joyous story of Brit grit to high heeled hit takes you from the factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan in a feel good and heart warming tale of friendship, filled with joy, laughter, stunning costumes and heart stopping choreography.

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Matilda The Musical - Showing at Cambridge Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Matilda the Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.
Winner of over 75 international awards, including 15 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences in London, Australia and on tour around the USA.

 

Matilda the musical started playing at the Cambridge Theatre in November 25th 2011.

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An American in Paris - Showing at Dominion Theatre

An American in Paris

Directly following celebrated engagements in New York and Paris, this critically acclaimed and multi Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of love and hope lights up the West End from Saturday 4 March at London’s Dominion Theatre.
Inspired by the Oscar winning MGM filmAN AMERICAN IN PARIS features many of George and Ira Gershwin’s timelessly popular songs and music, including I Got Rhythm, I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise, The Man I LoveThey Can’t Take That Away From Me and ’S Wonderful.
Featuring its original, award-winning Broadway stars, and an exceptional company of 50 actors, dancers and musicians, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS tells the story of a young American soldier striving to make it as a painter in the aftermath of war.
Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer, the City of Light becomes the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love.
An American in Paris starts on 21th March at the Dominion Theatre.

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The Play that goes wrong- Showing at Duchess Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Following a triumphal six-month international tour and a Best New Comedy win at the What’s On Stage Awards 2014, The Play That Goes Wrong is now enjoying an extended run at the West End’s Duchess Theatre. 
The Play That Goes Wrong is a side-splitting farce about an amateur drama society’s attempts to stage a 1920s murder mystery play. The group of hapless thespians and backstage crew battle fudged lines, crumbling sets and disappearing props as they claw their way desperately to the final curtain call.

The play that goes wrong started playing at the Duchess Theatre in 2014 and is still playing there now.

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Woman In Black - Showing at Fortune Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

The Woman in Black is based on the 1983 book by Susan Hill. Stephen Mallatrat, who adapted the book for the stage, read the book on a beach in Greece, in the bright, unthreatening sunshine, but still found it an uncomfortable and disturbing experience. A classic in the making with a 1989 film version behind it as well as the 2012 movie, it’s guaranteed to give you a thrill you’re unlikely to forget in a hurry… so much so that some audience members find themselves leaving the lights on a home for weeks afterwards!
Woman In Black started performing at the Fortune Theatre in 2006 till present.  

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Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night- Showing at Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Adapted by Simon Stephens from the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won seven Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best Play. After a sold-out run at the National Theatre and the Apollo Theatre, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is back on the West End at the Gielgud Theatre.

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Thriller - Showing at Lyric Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Now in its record breaking 8th year, Thriller live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer.After opening in the Lyric Theatre in London on 2 January 2009 to rave reviews, Thriller Live has celebrated its seventh birthday in the West End, embarked on a world tour and a sell-out UK arena tour, played over 3000 shows globally to 3 million fans, visited over 30 counties and entered the West end record books by becoming the longest running show in the Lyric Theatres 125 year history.

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School of Rock - Showing at New London Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

 

School of Rock, the hit Broadway musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber, is back in London!
Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

22nd October 2016 to present

 

 

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Half a Sixpence - Showing at Noel Coward Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

 

Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper's assistant at the turn of the last century, unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society. His childhood companion, Ann Pornick, watches with dismay as Arthur is made over in a new image by the beautiful and classy Helen Walsingham. Both young women undoubtedly love Arthur - but which of them should he listen to? With the help of his friends, Arthur learns that if you want to have the chance of living the right life, you need to make the right choices. The show started from November 17th 2016 and is still showing now.

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Harry Potter - Showing at Palace Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

 

 

One of the world's most beloved characters comes to the stage for the very first time in a brand new production produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a brand new stage play based on the Harry Potter franchise written by Jack Thorne based on an original story by J.K Rowling and is now running at the Palace Theatre in London's West End.

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The Girls - Showing at Phoenix Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

 

The Girls makes its West End premiere at the Phoenix Theatre. Based on the true story, film and stage play of Calendar Girls, this new musical comedy features original music by Gary Barlow and lyrics by Tim Firth, who wrote the original screenplay and West End play. The production follows the real life story of a Women’s Institute group who decide to fund-raise for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar and inadvertently become media sensations. The Girls will run from 28 January 2017 until 15 July 2017 at the Phoenix Theatre.

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Jersey Boys - Showing at Piccadilly Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

 

Winner of 54 major awards worldwide, Jersey Boys in London won both the Whatsonstage.com and Olivier Awards for Best New Musical in 2009.
This unforgettable story a group of working class boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest pop music phenomenons’s, Jersey Boys, the smash hit Broadway musical sensation, opened in the West End in February 2008 and has transferred to the Piccadilly Theatre. Jersey Boys has been playing at the Piccadilly Theatre since 15th 2014.

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An Inspector Calls - Showing at Playhouse Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

 

Stephen Daldry’s multi-award winning production of An Inspector Calls returns to the West End, exactly 70 years after it was first staged in the UK. Famously revived by Daldry at the National Theatre in 1992, An Inspector Calls has since won 19 major awards across the globe. AnInspector Calls is set to begin previews at London’s Playhouse Theatre on November 4th 2016.

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Aladdin - Showing at Prince Edward Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

 

Brought to theatrical life by the legendary Disney creative team, brand new Broadway musical ALADDIN at the Prince Edward Theatre will sweep you into a world full of beauty, fun and breathtaking spectacle.
The classic hit film, hugely successful on Broadway, is brought to thrilling life on stage by the producer of The Lion King, featuring all the songs from the Academy Award winning score, together with new music written for this production. 
Aladdin started playing at the Prince Edward 9th June 2016.

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Motown the Musical - Showing at Shaftsbury Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Motown the Musical has been playing at the Shaftsbury Theatre Since 11th February 2016.
The Songs, the sound and the story of Motown the Musical celebrates 12 spectacular months in the west end.
Motown the musical uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.
Featuring an eighteen piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including “My Girl”, “Dancing In The Street”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, Motown The Musical is a musical sensation with real soul.

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The Mousetrap - Showing at St Martins Theatre

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

The Mousetrap is celebrating the 64th year of a record breaking run during which over 26,000 performances have been given. It is quite simply a great piece of theatrical history because of what it is, a whodunit written by the greatest crime writer of all time.
The world's longest-running play of any kind, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at the St Martins Theatre is now in its 62nd year! 

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42nd Street - Showing at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

A new revival of the classic Broadway musical 42nd Street will officially open in London's West End on 4th April 2017, following previews from 20th March. After originally opening on Broadway in 1980 produced by David Merrick and directed by Gower Champion, the musical won the Tony Award for Best Musical and ran for 3,486 performances to January 1989. A West End production opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 8 August 1984 starring Catherine Zeta Jones and went on to win the Olivier Award for Best Musical.

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Much Ado About Nothing - Showing at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Les Miserables, Queen's Theatre, London West End

Much Ado About Nothing is back on the West End! Do not miss this winter's season of two great Shakespeare's plays at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. One of the most popular Shakespeare's comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, is a comedy of much wit and humour. The central characters of Don Pedro, Benedick and Beatrice, Leonato and Hero often have the best intentions with others - to help them fall in love and be happy, however, these attempts often end up a failure, or even more, as a source of confusion and deception.

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Stepping Out - Showing at Vaudeville Theatre

Stepping Out, Vaudville Theatre, London West End

Stepping Out follows eight individuals from a mix of backgrounds who find themselves together in a North London church hall for a weekly tap dancing class. Whilst they begin the class for a variety of reasons, their motivations develop as we begin to meet each of the characters. Many begin the class with a lack of coordination and skill but as the weeks develop they each begin to master the basics, leading to a performance at a charity gala. The group continue to tap their troubles away and their distinct personalities begin to shine through, creating a funny and heart-warming comedy.

Cast list: Amanda Holden (Vera), Natalie Casey (Sylvia), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Maxine), Tamzin Outhwaite (Mavis), Nicola Stephenson (Dorothy)

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Dreamgirls Music at Savoy Theatre, London West End Disney's Lion King, The Lyceum Theatre, London west end
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