Mamma Mia, Gypsy and Matilda Extend in the West End
Three Popular Hit musicals Add New Dates at their Respective Homes
Another week and another set of booking extensions for some of the capital’s biggest shows. Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre, Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre and Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre all extend at their respective homes, capitalising on their huge popularity.
The three productions represent different eras for the West End, with Mamma Mia! opening in 1999, Gypsy opening its doors earlier this month and Matilda The Musical emerging in 2011.
Mamma Mia! is one of the most famous shows in town and has remained popular ever since it was first seen at the Prince Edward Theatre (it has since been seen at the Prince of Wales Theatre before it transferred to the Novello to make way for Book Of Mormon). Its popularity is thanks not only to its original story, which takes audiences to a sun-filled Greek island, but also thanks to its popular musical numbers that are plucked from the back catalogue of pop band Abba.
It continues at the Novello Theatre in London’s West End and audiences now have even more performances to choose from when it comes to picking up theatre tickets as it is booking to Saturday 23rd April 2016.
Gypsy also has a lot going for it. It not only features the songs of Stephen Sondheim, it also boasts a star performer in Imelda Staunton. It only opened in April 2015 but it has already proven popular thanks to positive reviews. It tells the story of Rose and her daughters June and Louise as they struggle in the world of American vaudeville. In part, the show is based on the memoirs of the real life Gypsy Rose Lee and was first staged at New York’s Broadway Theatre in 1959.
Thanks to its hit opening earlier in April, the show now boasts its first booking extension, with performances on sale up to Saturday 28th November 2015.
Finally, Matilda The Musical adds new dates as well as it continues to be one of the most talked-about shows in town. Telling the story of the precocious young girl with extraordinary powers, it has been an award-winning hit thanks to its star performances, the story by Roald Dahl and music from Tim Minchin.
It opened at the Cambridge Theatre in 2011 and, thanks to the latest extension, it is now booking to Sunday 29th May 2016.
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