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April Theatre News

  • 3 Apr 2010
    All the latest west end show news from BmyConcierge

As we move into the Easter period and beyond there is plenty going on in the West End to keep you entertained and begging for more great theatre at irresistible prices! 

This month pulses will be racing for ladies of a certain age as bona fide 70's heart-throb and star of the new West End show ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR David Essex returns to the London stage. His new project which sees him play recently widowed fun fair owner Levi Lee, and how the story about Lee's relationship with his rebellious teenage son will have us all in tears... we are promised a twist in the tale of this one! All the Fun of the Fair is on sale now with a great No Booking Fee offer valid through until early May.

So last Friday night saw the long awaited TV launch of the BBC's latest talent search - Over the Rainbow. With the hoards of Dorothy wannabes whittled down to ten by the panel of judges, we are left awaiting the results from the public vote to save the "wildcard". The outcome will be announced on Saturday night to complete the lucky eleven who will fight it out to star in the West End production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, rumoured to be on sale within the next month... watch this space!

The BBC gets a big BmyConcierge thumbs up for also featuring BLOOD BROTHERS, CHICAGO and WE WILL ROCK YOU - all of which have great ticket offers available - as well as LEGALLY BLONDE and SWEET CHARITY on their Saturday night show! Meanwhile, another production set to benefit from renewed interest off the back of Over the Rainbow saw a major overhaul of the cast this week. WICKED, the ever popular back story of the Witches of Oz saw a staggering 27 cast changes over the weekend, including that of all the principal roles. Rachel Tucker, Louise Deerman and Louis Bradley (until Lee Mead takes over in May) come in to star as Elphba, Glinda and Fiyero respectively .

Also now on sale are tickets to FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, which will be taking over at the Shaftsbury Theatre from September now that HAIRSPRAY has closed it's doors for the last time, and the Off-Broadway long-runner - THE FANTASTICKS.

Away from The Capital the ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY'S STRATFORD SEASON is now booking, with productions of the following sure to delight the more cultured of you bookers: ROMEO AND JULIET, AS YOU LIKE IT, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, THE WINTER'S TALE, JULIUS CAESAR, MORTE D'ARTHUR and KING LEAR.

Happy theatre going.

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