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BILLY ELLIOT - THE MUSICAL
Book & Lyrics by Lee Hall , Music by Elton John
at Victoria Palace Theatre
Tale of a motherless boy whose father wants him to take up boxing. Instead, the boy discovers a love for ballet
(from 31 Mar 2005 - Booking to 19 Dec 2015)
BOBBY SOCKS AND BLUE JEANS

at London Palladium Theatre
Featuring over 40 Smash Hits of the 50's & 60's.
(from 19 Oct 2014 - Closing on 19 Oct 2014)
BODYGUARD, THE
Book is by Alex Dinelaris. Based on the Warner Bros. film of the same name with screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan. Features Whitney Houston’s hit songs.
at Adelphi Theatre
A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a multitude of Whitney Houston’s hits .
(from 06 Nov 2012 - Booking to 30 Aug 2014)
BOOK OF MORMON , THE
Book, Music and Lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
at Prince Of Wales Theatre
Follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.
(from 25 Feb 2013 - Booking to 18 Oct 2014 )
CATS
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
at London Palladium Theatre
On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
(from 06 Dec 2014 - Closing on 28 Feb 2015)
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - THE MUSICAL
Based on Roald Dahl's classic story. Book by David Greig and new songs from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
at Drury Lane, Theatre Royal
The mysterious Willy Wonka is opening his Chocolate Factory for just one day, and for Charlie Bucket it promises to be a mouth-watering chance to feast his eyes on sweets beyond his wildest imagination.
(from 22 May 2013 - Booking to 30 May 2015)
CITY OF ANGELS
Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by David Zippel & Book by Larry Gelbart
at Donmar Warehouse
Hollywood comes calling for a New York novelist. The offer is too good to refuse: adapt the private detective protagonist of his books into a big-screen hero. The siren songs of Los Angeles is a dangerous temptation and while his movie plays out in black and white, his new life is all-too colourful.
(from 05 Dec 2014 - Closing on 07 Feb 2015)
COMMITMENTS, THE
Adapted from the novel by Roddy Doyle himself. Songs by various artists.
at Palace Theatre
The Commitments is the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced.
(from 21 Sep 2013 - Booking to 19 Apr 2015)
DANCE ‘TIL DAWN
Book by Ed Curtis
at Aldwych Theatre
In the midst of a Hollywood film shoot leading man Bobby Burns is murdered and a romance develops between beautiful starlet Sadie Strauss and her handsome lover Tony DeLuca.
(from 23 Oct 2014 - Closing on 03 Jan 2015)
DESSA ROSE
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens with Music by Stephen Flaherty; Based on the novel by Sherley Anne Williams
at Trafalgar Studios 2
This story, set in 1846 in the ante-bellum South, follows two young women on their journey to acceptance.
(from 29 Jul 2014 - Closing on 30 Aug 2014)
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
Music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane.
at Savoy Theatre
About sophisticated con artists living it up on the French Riviera.
(from 10 Mar 2014 - Booking to 07 Mar 2015)
EVITA
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice
at Dominion Theatre
Evita charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’.
(from 16 Sep 2014 - Closing on 01 Nov 2014)
FAME FOREVER
Conceived and developed by David De Silva, music by Steve Margoshes, book and lyrics by Ben H Winters
at Lyric Theatre
It’s the 20th Reunion of the Class of ’84, two decades since the original musical’s characters graduated from New York’s famed La Guardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts and there’s a whole new generation pursuing their singular ambition of fame.
(from 08 Sep 2014 - Closing on 08 Sep 2014)
HERE LIES LOVE
Concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, and additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo
at Dorfman, National Theatre
Traces the astonishing journey of Imelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines, from her meteoric rise to power to descent into infamy and disgrace.
(from 30 Sep 2014 - Closing on 08 Jan 2015)
JERSEY BOYS
Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.
at Piccadilly Theatre
The story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
(from 15 Mar 2014 - 15 Feb 2015)
LES MISERABLES
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, has lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schonberg with original text by Alain Boublil and additional material by James Fenton.
at Queen's Theatre
Concerns love and bravery in 19th century France during the revolutionary struggles
(from 03 Apr 2004 - Booking to 25 Apr 2015)
LET IT BE
Music & Lyrics by The Beatles
at Garrick Theatre
Let It Be showcases the music of the world’s most successful rock 'n' roll band, in a spectacular theatrical concert charting the band’s meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool's Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces.
(from 09 Jul 2014 - Closing on 21 Sep 2014)
LION KING, THE
Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, Songs by Elton John and Tim Rice. Additional songs by Lebo M, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina, Hans Zimmer.
at Lyceum Theatre
When the young lion prince Simba is born his evil uncle Scar is pushed back to second in line to the throne. Scar plots to kill both Simba and his father, Mufasa, and proclaim himself king. Simba survives but is led to believe that his father died because of him and he decides to flee the kingdom.
(from 24 Sep 1999 - Booking to 04 Jan 2015)
LORD OF THE DANCE - DANGEROUS GAMES
music by Gerard Fahy
at London Palladium Theatre
Features new staging, new costumes and new choreography . Based on Irish folklore, this is the classic tale of Good vs. Evil, expressed through the universal language of dance.
(from 01 Sep 2014 - Closing on 25 Oct 2014)
MADE IN DAGENHAM - THE MUSICAL
Book by Richard Bean, music by David Arnold, lyrics by Richard Thomas. Based on motion picture of the same name.
at Adelphi Theatre
Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O’Grady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the sewing room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’.
(from 09 Oct 2014 - Booking to 28 Mar 2015)
MAMMA MIA
Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Book by Catherine Johnson. And some songs by Stig Anderson.
at Novello Theatre
A story of a mother and daughter set on the eve of the daughter's wedding.
(from 06 Sep 2012 - Booking to 25 Apr 2015)
MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Roald Dahl. Book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin
at Cambridge Theatre
The musical centres on Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life.
(from 25 Oct 2011 - Booking to 24 May 2015)
MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL
Based on a concept by George W. George. Book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro. Music & lyrics by David Bryan
at Shaftesbury Theatre
Featuring an original score with gospel, rhythm & blues, and early rock 'n' roll fused with Byran’s own contemporary sensibility, Memphis follows the fictionalized life story of young, white radio disc jockey Huey Calhoon growing up in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950’s.
(from 09 Oct 2014 - Booking to 28 Mar 2015)
MISS SAIGON
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg with lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. Based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly.
at Prince Edward Theatre
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman.
(from 03 May 2014 - Booking to 25 Apr 2015)
ONCE
Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, with book by Enda Walsh. Based on the motion picture written by John Carney
at Phoenix Theatre
When an Irish busker and a young Czech mother meet through a shared love of music, their songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender, longing romance that neither of them could have expected.
(from 16 Mar 2013 - Booking to 04 Jul 2015)
PAJAMA GAME , THE
Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell; Based on Bissell’s novel 7 ½ Cents
at Shaftesbury Theatre
In 1950s America, love is in the air at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory as handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin falls head-over-heels for firebrand Union rep Babe Williams. Sparks fly when the employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cents raise, leaving Sid and Babe deliciously at odds as the temperature rises. . . Will love, eventually, conquer all?
(from 02 May 2014 - Closing on 13 Sep 2014)
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart , based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel
at Her Majesty's Theatre
Tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance.
(from 27 Sep 1986 - Booking to 25 Apr 2015)
PORGY AND BESS
By George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin. Book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Musical Score adapted by Diedre L. Murray.
at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
A story of love and betrayal, Porgy and Bess is about Porgy, a beggar, and his devotion to taming wild Bess to save her from a life of ruin.
(from 17 Jul 2014 - Closing on 23 Aug 2014)
SCOTTSBORO BOYS, THE
Music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson
at Garrick Theatre
The Scottsboro Boys tells the true story of nine young black men, aged between 12 and 19, travelling on a train through Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931 in search of a new life. By the end of their journey their lives had been changed forever.
(from 04 Oct 2014 - Booking to 21 Feb 2015)
SOME GIRL I USED TO KNOW
by Denise Van Outen and Terry Ronald
at Arts Theatre
Stephanie Canworth has it all: a successful career, supportive husband and she's a media darling. But it takes just one Facebook poke from a former love and the memories come flooding back. Is this really the life she wants? Songs from the 80s and 90s accompany Stephanie's journey down memory lane in this intimate story about life and love.
(from 22 Aug 2014 - Booking to 13 Sep 2014)
STOMP
created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas
at Ambassadors Theatre
Takes the clutter and junk of everyday life and transforms it into a theatrical event.
(from 27 Sep 2007 - Booking to 20 Dec 2015)
SUNNY AFTERNOON
Music and Lyrics by Ray Davies, Book by Joe Penhall, Original story by Ray Davies
at Harold Pinter Theatre
Set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, this production explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations.
(from 04 Oct 2014 - Booking to 29 Nov 2014)
THRILLER LIVE
Featuring the songs of Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5. Originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant.
at Lyric Theatre
Pays tribute to the musical hits and career of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5.
(from 02 Jan 2009 - Booking to 19 Apr 2015)
URINETOWN THE MUSICAL
Music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann; Book and lyrics by Greg Kotis
at Apollo Theatre
Tells the tale of a town fit to burst; spending a penny can prove problematic in a place where the privilege to pee has become a punishable offence. There is no such thing as rent free relief until our young hero, Bobby Strong, appears – with more than a good set of pipes – and starts a revolution!
(from 29 Sep 2014 - Booking to 24 Jan 2015)
WHITE CHRISTMAS
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
at Dominion Theatre
Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells the story of two ex-army pals as they team up with a pair of sisters to put on a show to save their former General's remote Vermont ski lodge that's fallen on hard times.
(from 08 Nov 2014 - Closing on 03 Jan 2015)
WICKED
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman
at Apollo Victoria Theatre
Story of two unlikely friends and how they end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
(from 07 Sep 2006 - Booking to 25 Apr 2015)
WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE
based on the novel by Kenneth Grahame. Music by Martin Ward
at Vaudeville Theatre
Based on Kenneth Grahame's timeless classic, the adventures of four woodland friends are retold through dance, song, music and puppetry. From a dusty old attic a wonderful tale unfolds; the peaceful riverbank world is rocked by a speeding car, a racing train and criminal deeds cooked up in the Wild Wood.
(from 26 Nov 2014 - Closing on 17 Jan 2015)
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek, Book by Jeffrey Lane; Based on the original film by Pedro Almodovar
at Playhouse Theatre
Capturing the sexy and colourful spirit of Pedro Almodovar’s Madrid, Pepa and her friends juggle their everyday lives and extraordinary moments in a surprising, heart-breaking and rebellious musical comedy.
(from 20 Dec 2014 - Booking to 09 May 2015)
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