Four Shows Extend in the West End
New booking extensions have rolled-in for numerous high profile west end shows, giving them new dates into 2015. Thriller Live and War Horse both extend to late next year, whilst Shakespeare In Love and The Book Of Mormon add new dates that take them into the first half of the calendar.
Thriller Live continues its run at the Lyric Theatre, where it has been entertaining audiences since 2009. Its latest extension announcement coincides with news, courtesy of Official London theatre, that it is now the 20th longest running musical in the West End, moving ahead of high profile hits like The Sound Of Music.
The Michael Jackson musical, which features some of the King of Pop’s biggest hits, is now booking at the Lyric Theatre until Sunday 6th September 2015.
Meanwhile, War Horse has also extended to a similar part of next year, allowing audiences to witness the compelling drama, set during the First World War, well into 2015. The play is a production of the National Theatre and runs at the New London Theatre in the West End, where audiences witness a story of a boy’s attempt to retrieve his beloved horse from the horrors of the war in Europe.
The story, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, is now booking at the New London Theatre for dates up to Saturday 24th October 2015.
Next up is Shakespeare In Love, which is a newer addition to the West End, having opened in July of this year. It is the stage adaptation of the famous film and includes the like of Tom Bateman as William Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola De Lessups.
The show is running at the Noel Coward Theatre and has now added new dates that take it to Saturday 18th April 2015.
Finally, The Book Of Mormon has also added new dates, taking its recent booking extension (which was announced in August) to January instead. The musical, from South Park’s Trey Parker & Matt Stone and Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez, focuses on Mormon missionaries in Uganda that face difficulties when the locals of bigger worries than religion.
It is now booking at the Prince of Wales Theatre for dates up to Saturday 10th January 2015.
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