An Abundance of Extensions in the West End
This month has seen a range of popular west end shows extend their booking periods and that means that four productions currently running in the capital will now remain until 2012 at the earliest. They include “The Railway Children” at the Waterloo Station Theatre, “Stomp” at the Ambassador’s Theatre, “Jersey Boys” at the Prince Edward Theatre and “The Mousetrap” at St Martin’s Theatre.
“The Railway Children” is the popular adaptation of the novel by E Nesbit detailing the lives of city children relocating to the countryside and befriending a railway porter after their father mysteriously disappears. It is also famous as a movie that is regularly aired on television screens.
The production, starring Marcus Brigstocke, is now booking to Sunday 8th January 2012. Meanwhile, “Jersey Boys” is the famous musical from that details the rise and fall of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons in the 1950s and 1960s, from their signing to a major record label to the release of hit songs such as “Sherry”, “December 1963 (Oh What a Night)” and “Walk Like a Man”.
The show, which features hit songs from the Four Seasons, is now booking until Sunday 21st October 2012.
“Stomp”, on the other hand, it an altogether different beast and is famous for featuring a range of everyday items being utilised as percussive instruments, from bin lids to steel-toed work boots. It is the brainchild of Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas and began its current run at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2002, before transferring to its current home of the Ambassador’s Theatre in 2007.
The show is now booking at its West End home until Saturday 15th December 2012.
Finally “The Mousetrap” is the longest running play in the world, having opened its doors at the Ambassador’s Theatre in 1952 before transferring to its current home of St Martin’s Theatre in 1974. Agatha Christie’s classic story is a murder mystery set in a large converted manor house during a snow storm.
It is now booking at St Martin’s Theatre until Saturday 15th December 2012.
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