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Wednesday, 21st Jan 2015

Miss Saigon, Shakespeare In Love, The Lion King and The Book of Mormon Add New Dates in the Capital

Many of the West End’s most successful shows have added new dates recently, meaning that audiences have more chances to witness the likes of Miss Saigon, Shakespeare In Love, The Lion King and The Book Of Mormon.

Miss Saigon opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in May last year and the success of this revival shows that audiences continue to get a lot out of the Cameron Mackintosh production over twenty-five since it was first seen in the capital. The retelling of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly transfers the story to Saigon during the Vietnam war with an American GI and a bar girl involved in a story that includes some memorable songs.

The production continues at the Prince Edward Theatre and, with the new extension, is now booking until Saturday 26th September 2015.

It wasn’t the only show to open in the West End last summer as Shakespeare In Love opened at the Noël Coward Theatre in July. The adaptation of the film of the same name follows William Shakespeare as he attempts to write Romeo & Juliet and instead finds himself with writer’s block. It may take the help of his muse Viola De Lesseps to complete it as a story of romance and mistaken identity unfolds.

With Orlando James as the Bard, Shakespeare In Love is now booking at the Noël Coward Theatre until Saturday 27th June 2015.

Next up is a production that has been in the West End for longer than both of them. The Lion King has been running at the Lyceum Theatre since 1999 and is one of the biggest shows in the capital. The adaptation of the 1994 Disney film sees Simba the Lion Cub exiled from The Pride Land following the death of his father King Mufasa.

No stranger to regular booking extensions, The Lion King is now running at the Lyceum Theatre until Sunday 4th October 2015.

Finally, The Book Of Mormon opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre in March 2013 and has been a critical success on both sides of the Atlantic. A comedic musical, it tells the story of Mormon missionaries who struggle to spread the word of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in a war-torn Uganda, ravaged with famine.

It is now booking at the West End venue until Saturday 2nd May 2015.

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