Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Picks of the Week: Monday 23rd August

Here’s a guide to some popular theatre shows that are on sale now…

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre: discover the story behind Tina Turner’s rise to fame in this award winning musical that includes the songs ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ and ‘(Simply) The Best’. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the cast includes Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo as Tina and Ike. Check out our 2018 review here.

Frozen the Musical, Theatre Royal Drury Lane: beginning performances at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane this week, Frozen is based on the immensely popular 2013 Disney film that includes the songs ‘Let It Go’ and ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman’. The cast includes Samantha Barks, Stephanie McKeon, Obioma Ugoala and Craig Gallivan.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Piccadilly Theatre: this eagerly anticipated stage production based on the 2001 film will be heading to the West End this November. While casting has yet to be announced, it is directed by Alex Timbers and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine. Read our five reasons why we can’t wait to see it here.

The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long running musical is now back in the West End. Featuring classic songs such as ‘Music of the Night’, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘All I ask of You’, the cast for the production includes Killian Donnelly as The Phantom, Lucy St. Louis as Christine Daaé and Rhys Whitfield as Raoul.

The Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre: in need of some laughs? Then you will be pleased to hear that this West End production will be heading back to the stage in November. Created by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, the musical follows the fortunes of two Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far away a from Salt Lake City as you can get.

Cinderella, Gillian Lynne Theatre: having opened to five star reviews last week, this reimagining of the classic fairy tale features a script by Emerald Fennell as well as music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The cast is led by Carrie Hope Fletcher in the title role, with Ivano Turco as Prince Sebastian, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt playing The Stepmother and Rebecca Trehearn, who will play The Queen. Catch up on what we thought of the West End cast recording here.

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