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Four Booking Extensions in the West End

Wednesday, 16th May 2012

The Lion King, Jersey Boys, The 39 Steps and Billy Elliot All Set to Entertain Audiences into 2013

There has been an array of booking extensions in the West End in recent weeks, with some well known shows booking into 2013.

“The Lion King” is one such show, having opened at the Lyceum Theatre back in 1999 and continuing to be a popular option for those looking for theatre tickets. The Disney tale of Simba the Lion Cub and his rise to face his demons in the Pride Land has been a huge success and currently features performances from the likes of Shaun Escoffery and George Asprey. It is now booking until Sunday 6th January 2013.

Next up is “Jersey Boys”, which appears at the Prince Edward Theatre. The production tells the story of the rise and success of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who had great success with songs like “Sherry”, “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)”, “My Eyes Adored You” and “Walk Like a Man”. These songs and more appear as part of this jukebox musical, whilst the cast includes the likes of Ryan Molloy/Jon Lee as Frankie Valli and Matthew Wycliffe as Bob Gaudio.

It is now booking until Sunday 17th February 2013.

Another popular show has also extended its stay in the form of “The 39 Steps”, based on John Buchan’s famous novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s even-more-famous film adaptation. Four actors take on more than a hundred roles in the show, from the lead of Richard Hannay to other iconic parts like Pamela, in a story of a man on the run as he attempts to clear his name.

It is now booking at the Criterion Theatre until Saturday 30th March 2013.

Finally, producers have enough faith in “Billy Elliot the Musical” that they have extended its booking period to the end of 2013. At the same time Harrison Dowzell is set to become the latest to portray Billy, the boy who defies those around him to become a ballet dancer in the North East in the 1980s. Based on the movie of the same name, it has also become a beloved West End show and is likely to remain in the capital for many years to come.

It is now booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre until Saturday 21st December 2013.

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