Extensions for Carole King Musical and Wicked in the West End
New Dates Added for Shows at the Aldwych and Apollo Victoria Theatre
Two of the West End’s musicals have added new dates to their respective runs this week, allowing audiences more performances in which to pick up theatre tickets. The shows are Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and Wicked, which play at the Aldwych Theatre and Apollo Victoria Theatre respectively.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is one of the West End’s more recent success stories. It only opened this year, emerging at the Aldwych Theatre in February, and it has now been granted an extension that will see it through to at least October 2016. The positive reviews have obviously been a big help along with the good words from its US run (where it was Tony-nominated).
Starring Katie Brayben as Carole King, the show follows the rise of the famous song writer and singer who, alongside her song writing partner Gerry Goffin (Alan Morrissey), penned an array of hits. The show explores her early career and follows her as she becomes a solo star.
As such, the show features various well known songs like You’ve Got A Friend, Locomotion, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Take Good Care Of My Baby and So Far Away, amongst many others.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical continues at its home of the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End and is now booking to Saturday 29th October 2016.
Meanwhile, it will come as no surprise to hear that Wicked has extended at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. The musical has been extended on numerous occasions since it first opened at the venue in September 2006, regularly attracting large numbers of theatregoers and selling plenty of tickets.
The prequel story to The Wizard Of Oz, it follows the rise of Glinda and Elphaba who grow up to be the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West respectively. From this month if features Savannah Stevenson and Emma Hatton in the iconic roles.
The production continues at its West End home of the Apollo Victoria Theatre and is currently booking there to Saturday 5th November 2016.
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