REVIEW: The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre

Having officially opened twenty years ago at the Lyceum Theatre, Julie Taymor’s production is still as beautiful and emotional as ever. Whether it is the haunting opening sequence to the ‘Circle of Life’ or the vibrantly presented version of ‘I Just Can’t Wait to be King’, it is hard to deny that The Lion King… Read More

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REVIEW: Tommy

This 1975 film based on The Who’s original rock opera album of the same title is being re-released in cinemas as part of the BFI’s film musical season. Oliver Reed, Tina Turner, Ann-Magaret, Jack Nicholson and Elton John are just a few of the familiar faces you can expect to see in this powerful and… Read More

NEWS: Gala Performance of The Lion King Announced to Mark 20th Anniversary in West End

The gala performance will take place at the Lyceum Theatre on the 19th October. On the 19th October, The Lion King will celebrate its 20th anniversary in the West End with a special gala performance in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Royal Academy of Music. Tickets are on sale now. Since its… Read More

NEWS: Disney’s The Lion King Announces Second UK Tour

The musical will embark on a brand new UK to celebrate twenty years on the London stage.  The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has confirmed that the award-winning musical will embark on its second UK and Ireland tour, opening in Bristol in September before moving to Edinburgh in December. Tickets for the Bristol run will go on sale in February 2019 and for the Edinburgh run in March 2019. Patrons can… Read More

NEWS: Disney’s The Lion King Announces New Cast

The London production has  announced eleven new cast members joining the musical from today.  The new cast includes Janique Charles, Gary Jordan and Dominique Planter who are taking over the principle roles of Nala, Zazu and Shenzi in the production, which is now in its 18th year at the Lyceum Theatre. Janique Charles makes her West… Read More

Billy Elliot: The Musical to Close in West End

The hit musical will close at the Victoria Palace Theatre on the 9th April 2016, before embarking on its first UK tour.  After 4,600 performances at the Victoria Palace Theatre, the hit musical based on the 2000 film will close following the announcement that the theatre will be undergoing refurbishment. The show, which has been… Read More

Billy Elliot, Victoria Palace Theatre: Review

Having recently celebrated a decade in the West End, Billy Elliot is certainly still going strong and so I finally thought it would be a good idea to see what all the hype was about… Having navigated Victoria underground station (which to be frank is a nightmare to get out of – I thought I… Read More