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Extensions for Three West End Shows

Thursday, 1st Aug 2013

The Lion King, The Mousetrap and Stomp Add New Dates to their Respective Booking Periods in the Capital

Three high profile west end shows have announced booking extensions, two of which will allow audiences to book theatre tickets for performances in 2014 and another until January 2015.

The three shows are The Mousetrap, until January 2015, The Lion King, until April 2014, and Stomp, until December 2014.

Few will be surprised about the long extension for The Mousetrap. The show is the longest running production in the world, having originally opened its doors at the Ambassadors Theatre in 1952, before transferring to its current home of St Martin’s Theatre in 1974 without missing out a performance.

Written by Agatha Christie, it is a tale set inside a mansion, which is now operating as a hotel. One night, during a blizzard, a policeman makes his way to the location with news of a murder. It is clear that one of the inhabitants of the hotel is the culprit.

The Mousetrap is now booking at St Martin’s Theatre until Saturday 3rd January 2015.

The Lion King does not come close to The Mousetrap’s record-breaking run, having opened at the Lyceum Theatre in 1999, but it remains a popular beast in the West End. The critically-acclaimed show continues to attract visitors and is held in as high regards as the 1994 on which it is based.

It tells the story of Simba, the lion cub born to King Mufasa of the pride Land. We follow him as he grows up there, but when he witnesses his father’s death at the hands of his Uncle Scar he blames himself and flees his home, only returning when many years have passed to face Scar Once and for all.

It is now booking at the Lyceum Theatre until Sunday 20th April 2014.

Finally, the most recent show to announce a booking extension is Stomp, the percussion-based production from Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. Using everyday objects, a talented group of performers create percussive sounds plus spectacular visuals and even some comedy.

Having opened at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2002, it transferred to the Ambassadors Theatre in 2007 where it is now booking until Sunday 21st December 2014.  

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