The Latest West End Booking Extensions
Les Miserables, Ghost the Musical and The Phantom of the Opera Add New Dates at their West End Homes
Three blockbuster West End musicals have extended their booking period to April 2013 in the last couple of weeks: “Les Misérables”, “Ghost the Musical” and “The Phantom of the Opera”. It gives audiences new opportunities to pick up theatre tickets and witness some of the capital’s biggest current shows.
“Les Misérables” is the West End’s longest running show, having opened at the Barbican Theatre in October 1985 before transferring to the Palace Theatre in December 1985 and then arriving at the Queen’s Theatre in April 2004. It celebrated its 25th anniversary in the capital in 2010 with a huge show at the O2 in London.
Recently it was announced that Geromino Rauch, Tam Mutu and Danielle Hope would be taking on the roles of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert and Eponine, respectively, from Monday 18th June 2012. They take part in a decades-spanning tale set in France in the early 19th century, with Javert chasing ex-con Valjean in a cat-and-mouse chase against a backdrop of unrest.
It is now booking at the Queen’s Theatre until Saturday 27th April 2013.
“Ghost the Musical”, meanwhile, is a more recent addition to the West End line-up, having opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in July 2011 following a run at the Manchester Opera House. It is an adaptation of the hit Patrick Swayze movie “Ghost” and features Siobhan Dillon, Mark Evans and Sharon D Clarke as Molly Jensen, Sam Wheat and Oda Mae Brown, respectively.
It tells the story of Sam, who is murdered in front of his girlfriend Molly and must protect her from beyond the grave as she may face the same fate by the hands of the same attacker.
It is now booking at the Piccadilly Theatre until Saturday 13th April 2013.
Finally, “The Phantom of the Opera” is second only to “Les Misérables” as the longest running musical in town. It opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1986 and has remained there ever since, becoming one of the most famous musicals in the world, spawning a movie in 2004 and a sequel, “Love Never Dies, in 2010.
It is now booking at Her Majesty’s Theatre until Saturday 27th April 2013.
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