A Range of London Booking Extensions
Four productions have added new dates in the capital recently, giving audiences more opportunities to catch some critically acclaimed shows. Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory has added eight more performances, Stephen Ward has extended to May, War Horse had added new dates to February 2015 and Once will remain until at least July 2015.
Candide opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory in November 2013 and features an impressive cast that includes Scarlett Strallen, James Dreyfus and David Thaxton, among others, performing a story from the pen of Leonard Bernstein. Based on Voltaire’s satire, the story focuses on the eponymous character as he journeys through loss and happiness.
The production has added eight additional performances at the Menier Chocolate Factory and will now bow out on Saturday 1st March 2014.
Stephen Ward at the Aldwych Theatre , meanwhile, is directed by Richard Eyre an is the latest musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber and focuses on an overlooked aspect of the Profumo Affair in 1963, a political love scandal that shocked the country.
Starring Alexander Hanson in the lead role, the musical opened its doors in December 2013 and has added new dates so that it is now booking to Saturday 31st May 2014.
The other two West End booking extensions, for War Horse and Once, go much further and give audiences the chance to pick up theatre tickets for performances into 2015.
War Horse has been running at the New London theatre since 2009 following two runs at the Olivier National Theatre. It is the story of Albert, whose horse Joey is sold off to the cavalry during the First World War and his subsequent quest to bring him home. It is now booking at the New London Theatre until Saturday 14th February 2015.
Once opened at the Phoenix Theatre, the home of Blood Brothers for more than two decades, in April 2013 and has amassed great interest. Based on the movie of the same name it follows a Czech immigrant and an Irish musician, who meet thanks to their love of music. It is now booking at the Phoenix Theatre until Saturday 4th July 2015.
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