Show Picks of the Week: Monday 16th January 2023

Here’s a guide to some of the shows that are proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week…

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre: discover the story of Tina Turner from her childhood in Nutbush, Tennessee, to becoming one of the best known figures in Rock ‘n’ Roll. Featuring all of her biggest hits, including ‘River Deep, Mountain High’, ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘Private Dancer’, this musical has plenty to offer for a great night out.

Frozen the Musical, Theatre Royal Drury Lane: if it is theatrical magic that you are looking for, then you and your family will be dazzled by the visual effects in this stage adaptation of the beloved Disney film. Featuring all the classic songs from the film, Frozen the Musical is perfect viewing for the whole family.

Cirque Du Soleil – Kurios, Royal Albert Hall: the renowned circus company are back in London, with Kurios making its European debut at this renowned venue. Currently booking until the 5th March, the show is inspired by the Victorian era and 19th century industrial revolution. Prepare for plenty of stunning routines that will certainly dazzle audiences from start to finish.

Ain’t Too Proud, Prince Edward Theatre: heading to the West End in March, this new musical based on the career of The Temptations will feature many of the group’s biggest hits including: My Girl, Just My Imagination, Get Ready, Papa Was a Rolling Stone. Casting so far is set to include: Cameron Bernard Jones as Melvin Franklin, Kyle Cox as Paul Williams, Sifiso Mazibuko as Otis Williams, Tosh Wanogho-Maud as David Ruffin and Mitchell Zhangazha as Eddie Kendricks as the iconic group.

Sylvia, Old Vic Theatre: beginning performances on the 27th January, this new musical exploring the the life of Sylvia Pankhurst, this show is finally getting a full production, having had a work in progress run back in 2018. Directed and choreographed by Kate Prince, the cast is set to include: Sharon Rose (HamiltonJingle Jangle) as Sylvia Pankhurst, Kelly Agbowu as Mrs Drummond/Mrs Savoy, Verity Blyth as Clementine Churchill/Mrs Scurr, Kimmy Edwards as Emily Davison/Lillie Hardie/Mrs Watkins, Alex Gaumond as Keir Hardie, Jade Hackett as Lady Jennie Churchill/Mrs Payne, Todd Holdsworth as Silvio Corio, Stevie Hutchinson as Lloyd George/Lord Curzon, Kate Ivory Jordan as Mrs Parsons, Hannah Khemoh as Understudy Emmeline Pankhurst, Jaye Marshall as Ensemble, Razak Osman as Harry Pankhurst/Sir Almroth Wright, Jay Perry as Winston Churchill/George Lansbury, Sharon Rose as Sylvia Pankhurst, Kirstie Skivington as Adela Pankhurst and Ellena Vincent as Christabel Pankhurst.

Oklahoma! , Wyndham’s Theatre: this critically acclaimed production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical heads to the West End from the 16th February. This new production of the musical offers something a little bit different for audiences – but of course still features all of the classic songs. It is directed by Daniel Fish and set to star Raphael Bushay (Mike), Arthur Darvill (Curly McLain), James Patrick Davis (Will Parker), Stavros Demetraki (Ali Hakim), Greg Hicks (Andrew Carnes), Rebekah Hinds (Gertie Cummings), Anoushka Lucas (Laurey Williams), Marie-Astrid Mence (Lead Dancer), Liza Sadovy (Aunt Eller) and Patrick Vaill (Jud Fry).

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