Latest Booking Extensions in the West End
Singin’ in the Rain and War Hose Both Taking Bookings into 2013
Two high profile west end shows have announced booking extensions, which means that both of them will be runnning well into 2013. One is “Singin’ in the Rain”, which opened its doors at the Palace Theatre last month, and the other is “War Horse”, which continues its successful run at the New London theatre following the release of the Oscar-nominated movie over Christmas.
“Singin’ in the Rain” is the stage version of the famous 1952 movie which stars Adam Cooper in the role famously portrayed by Gene Kelly on the big screen. He stars as Don Lockwood, the star of silent movies who is struggling to make the transition to the talkies. Meanwhile, he meets a brand new star and as she has a wonderful singing voice, she could save a movie that is struggling due to the vocal flaws of one of his co-stars. It features classic songs such as “Singin’ in the Rain”, “Good Morning”, “Moses”, “Make ‘Em Laugh” and “You Were Meant For Me”, among others.
The production also stars Scarlett Strallen as Kathy Seldon and continues at the Palace Theatre, where it is now booking until Saturday 23rd February 2013.
Meanwhile, “War Horse” is set during the First World War with the focus on Albert and his horse Joey as the latter is sold off to the cavalry to fight in the war effort. When he leaves for Europe, Albert misses Joey terribly and decides to take matters into his own hands as he embarks into the war zone to bring his friend home. Meanwhile, Joey has a treacherous adventure of his own as he helps on both sides of the conflict, finds himself under heavy fire and eventually finds himself stranded in no-man’s land.
The production opened at the Olivier National Theatre in 2007 and enjoyed two runs at the venue before its West End transfer to the New London Theatre in 2009. Based on the book by Michael Morpurgo it has also been adapted to the big screen in an Oscar-nominated production from Steven Spielberg, which landed in cinemas over Christmas.
“War Horse” continues at the New London Theatre and is now booking until Saturday 26th October 2013.
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