Phantom, Les Mis and The Book Of Mormon Extend in the West End
Three High Profile musicals Adding New Dates at their Respective Homes
Three of the capital’s best known musicals relish in their success this month as they add the latest in a long line of booking extensions at their respective West End homes.
Les Misérables is the longest running musical in the capital and will celebrate its 30th anniversary this December. The Cameron Mackintosh and RSC production opened its doors at the BarbicanTheatre in 1985 before transferring to the Palace and then the Queen’s Theatre during its run. It is the classic story of Jean Valjean and his pursuit by Inspector Javert in Napoleonic France, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.
The show will run beyond its 30 years in the capital as it extends its run at the Queen’s Theatre to Saturday 26th March 2016.
The Phantom Of The Opera is close behind Les Misérables in terms of longevity as it opened at its still-current home of Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1986. It too will be celebrating its 30th anniversary soon as it continues to draw in the crowds.
It tells the story of the mysterious figure lurking underneath the Paris Opera House, who causes destruction when things don’t go his way, whilst falling in love with the singer Christine.
The show matches the extension of Les Misérables by adding new dates at Her Majesty’s Theatre to Saturday 26th March 2016.
Finally, The Book Of Mormon is one of the world’s most recent musical theatre success stories, having won numerous awards on both sides of the Atlantic and attracting high sales of theatre tickets.
Created by South Park’s Trey Parker & Matt Stone and Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez, it tells the story of Mormon missionaries who head to Uganda to spread the word of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Whilst there they realise the locals are more concerned with famine and war than religion.
It opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre in March 2013 and has now extended its run at the venue to Saturday 22nd August 2015.