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39 Steps, Sunny Afternoon and Thiller Live Extend as Shakespeare In Love Closes

Wednesday, 4th Mar 2015

Updates for Various High Profile west end shows

Various West End shows have announced updates in relation to their booking periods in the months ahead, with three popular musicals adding new dates and the recent arrival Shakespeare In Love announcing its closure.

The 39 Steps is one of the shows extending and it comes as no surprise considering its ongoing popularity, with the show continuing to run strong since it opened at the Criterion Theatre in 2006. Both an adaptation of John Buchan’s original novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s film version, it features many well known set-pieces and famously features a revolving cast of four actors in various roles.

It remains at the Criterion Theatre and audiences can continue to pick up theatre tickets as it books to Saturday 31st October 2015.

Sunny Afternoon is a more recent addition to the West End, but like other jukebox musicals it has made a big impression, meaning that its run at the Harold Pinter Theatre extends. The musical based on the music of The Kinks opened in the Autumn of 2014 following its appearance at the Hampstead Theatre.

It remains at the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre where it is now booking for performances up to Saturday 24th October 2015.

Thriller Live, meanwhile, has entertained audiences at the Lyric Theatre since 2009, opening mere months before the death of Michael Jackson, with the show then revamped to become a celebration of the King of Pop’s whole life. Presented like a series of concerts, it features performances of many of his hit songs.

It continues to pay at the Lyric Theatre in Theatreland and, thanks to its new extension, can take bookings to Sunday 17th April 2016.

Finally, Shakespeare In Love is set to close this April at the Noël Coward Theatre. The adaptation of the hit film opened there in July last year and has been highly regarded. It tells the story of William Shakespeare as he falls in love whilst suffering writer’s block during the writing of Romeo & Juliet.

It is booking at the Noel Coward Theatre until Saturday 18th April 2015.

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