Three Shows Extend in the West End
There are three West End booking extensions to report this week as a trio of some of the most renowned shows in the capital add new dates that will see them forward for more than a year. War Horse and Matilda the Musical have added performances to the end of 2014 whilst Billy Elliot The Musial has gone even further by extending to May 2015.
War Horse is one of the most renowned productions to emerge from the National Theatre in recent years and whereas another hit – One Man, Two Guvnors – has announced an end-date of March 2014, the play based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel will continue on.
The show is set during the First World War and follows Albert as he heads off into war-torn Europe to rescue is beloved horse Joey, who has been sold off to fight in the cavalry. Featuring renowned puppet work it has been critically acclaimed since it originally opened at the National Theatre in 2007. It is now booking at the New London theatre to Monday 27th October 2014.
Meanwhile, Matilda The Musical is a more recent addition to the West End landscape having transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in 2011 following a run at the Courtyard Theatre. The Royal Shakespeare Company production is based on the book by Roald Dahl and features music from comedian Tim Minchin.
It tells the story of a young girl with extraordinary powers who uses her gift to teach lessons to those around her. Once the change of booking period is updated audiences will have the option of purchasing theatre tickets for performances up to December 2014.
Finally, Billy Elliot The Musical has added even more dates than the others with performances now going on sale up to May 2015.
Based on the hit movie Billy Elliot, the musical production opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2005 and has been a popular production ever since, winning various Laurence Olivier Awards and then winning a host of Tony Awards when a production opened on Broadway.
It is now booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre until Saturday 16th May 2015.
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