It has been announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined is now booking until the 14th February 2016 as the production breaks box office records at the Criterion Theatre.
Opening to public and critical acclaim on October the 15th, the new musical features Burt Bacharach’s songbook including: ‘What the World Needs Now is Love’, ‘Walk on By’ and of course ‘Close to You’.
Talking about the extension Burt Bacharach said: ” I’m thrilled to hear that its West End run is being extended due to popular demand until Valentine’s Day which also seems very fitting since most of my songs are love songs. I am in awe of what Kyle Riabko has done with my music, and I’m truly in love with this extraordinary show.”
Performed by a young and multi-talented cast, led by musician and performer Kyle Riabko, the production features his new interpretations of Bacharach’s songs. It blends thirty timeless classics together to create a show that takes audiences on an extraordinary musical journey.
It transferred to the West End following a hugely successful runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the New York Theatre Workshop. This is the last opportunity for audiences to catch the show in the West End.
The production is directed by Steven Hoggett, with Set Design by Christine Jones and Brett Banakis, Costume Design by Matthew Wright, Lighting Design by Tim Lutkin, and Sound Design by Richard Brooker.
Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined is on at the Criterion Theatre until the 14th February 2016. to book tickets visit: Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk , Discount Theatre.com , Last Minute.com , Love Theatre.com and Ticketmaster.co.uk .
Here is what Love London Love Culture thought of the show .