Opened in 1997, the new Globe is a replica of the old Shakespeare theatre: oak poles, Norfolk canes, chalk with goat hair, lime and sand. That's how Sam Wanamaker wanted it: the American actor and director, since 1949, began a long campaign for the reconstruction of the Shakespearean theater.
Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.
Join the ultimate feel-good party as MAMMA MIA! celebrates 18 years as the world's sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical!
Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards 2017 including Best Actor in a Musical (Charlie Stemp), this award winning musical contains one of 'the top 10 ecstatic musical showstoppers of the last 70 years which spreads delirium from the stage into the auditorium' and 'has the key quality any musical needs: a moment of pure ecstasy' (Michael Billington, The Guardian).
Aladdin is like nothing you’ve ever seen before: magical, spectacular and truly unforgettable! Disney’s smash hit musical ALADDIN is delighting West End audiences, featuring all the songs from the much-loved film, together with a whole world of exceptional performances and the theatrical magic.
Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks teamed up to create 1974 comedy horror film 'Young Frankenstein', a spoof of Mary Shelley's monstrous classic. Now their gleefully schlocky story is belatedly hitting the West End, in a musical that Brooks has co-written with Thomas Meehan.
For this production, the Open Air Theatre’s Artistic Director Timothy Sheader calls the shots, just as he did last year. Drew McOnie also provides choreography, making this one of two shows in which audiences can witness his work at the Open Air Theatre this year (the other being On The Town, which he also directs). So with some well known talents bringing Jesus Christ Superstar to the stage this will be a show to look out for, whether you are familiar with the musical or not.
Fabulously sassy, uplifting and ever so kinky, the Tony Award-winning musical that’s been dazzling audiences has finally high-kicked its way from Broadway to the West End.
To start with, the red curtain rises just a foot off the stage. And it artfully reveals the star attraction of this mind-blowingly lavish revival of a classic Broadway musical: 40-odd pairs of tap-dancing feet, hammering the boards in perfect unison.