Two New Extensions in the West End
The latest west end shows to add new dates to their booking periods in the capital are “The Woman in Black”, the play based on Susan Hill’s novel, and “We Will Rock You”, the musical based on the hit songs of Queen. Both shows, which have each been running since the 1980s, will now take bookings well into 2012.
“The Woman in Black” welcomes audiences at the Fortune Theatre and was penned by Stephen Mallatratt with Susan Hill’s novel acting as the basis. It is a ghost story that first opened in 1989 and has remained in the same West End location since that date.
The production is unlikely to be losing any audience members any time soon either; the story has been adapted to the big screen and will see release at the beginning of next year with Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter”) taking on the lead role of Arthur Kipps.
In “The Woman in Black” Kipps is an old solicitor relaying one of his early cases to an actor set to portray him onstage. He tells the story of his youthful early days when he headed to Eel Marsh House following the death of its owner Mrs Alice Drablow. When he witnesses a mysterious woman in black at the funeral he ventures into the home, looking for ghostly answers.
It is now booking at the Fortune Theatre until Saturday 15th December 2012.
Meanwhile, “We Will Rock You” has also added new dates at the Dominion Theatre, where it has been welcoming audiences since 2002. Famously featuring a book by Ben Elton, plus the songs of Queen, it tells a unique story set 300 years in the future where the Earth is now Planet Mall and its ruler the Killer Queen. We follow a group of freedom fighters known as the Bohemians as they attempt to return the world to the time of the Rhapsody.
The production has remained a popular one in the capital for some time, regularly breaking records and extending its stay in the capital.
It is now booking at the Dominion Theatre until Saturday 20th October 2012.
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