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Ghost Stories and We Will Rock You Both Add Dates in the West End

Monday, 28th Mar 2011  

The Latest Booking Extensions in the Capital

Both “Ghost Stories” and “We Will Rock You” have recently added to their booking periods at the Duke of York’s Theatre and the Dominion Theatre respectively. It means that audiences will now be purchasing theatre tickets to witness the shows right up until October 2011, giving more theatregoers the opportunity to witness two of the most talked-about productions in town – “Ghost Stories” as an acclaimed and spooky story and “We Will Rock You” as one of the most famous musicals in the country.

“Ghost Stories” is Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s acclaimed piece that does exactly what it says on the tin and since it originally appeared at the Liverpool Playhouse and Lyric Hammersmith in 2010 has become a much talked-about and critically acclaimed show. As such it opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End in June 2010 and has since extended on multiple occasions. During this time it has also featured appearance from performers like Reece Shearsmith (who will soon be seen in “Betty Blue Eyes” at the Novello Theatre). It is now booking to Sunday 2nd October 2011.

Meanwhile, there are no surprises with the latest booking extension granted to “We Will Rock You”, which is also booking to October with a current end-date of Saturday 22nd October 2011 (though expect it to extend beyond there with time). The production is the famous musical that takes an original story and amplifies it with the songs of Queen. The show was penned by Ben Elton, with Arlene Philips as choreographer, and opened at the venue back in 2002. It has also been seen by audiences all over the country on nationwide tours of regional theatres.

The plot takes audiences 300 years into the future where globalisation is complete. The Earth is now going by the name Planet Mall and it is ruled by the strict authoritarian Globalsoft Corporation. With freedom of expression (including musical expression) banned it is up to freedom fighters the Bohemians to restore the world to the golden age known as the Rhapsody.  Along the way songs include “Radio Ga Ga”, “Another One Bites the Dust” and much more.

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