Two West End Booking Extensions
Two shows have added new dates to their runs in the capital this week, taking one of them well into 2014 and the other adds two extra weeks to give audiences more opportunities to pick up theatre tickets.
One of the productions is the long running Les Misérables and that is the one that will continue to entertain audiences at the Queen’s Theatre well into 2014. The other is a production – The Pride - that is given a surprising extension at Trafalgar Studios 1 until late November.
Les Misérables is the longest running musical in the capital, having opened at the Barbican Theatre in 1985, transferring to the Palace Theatre later the same year and then to the Queen’s in 2004. It is second only to The Mousetrap as the longest running show in the capital and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010, a year before the equally as popular The Phantom of the Opera did the same in 2011.
It is set during turbulent political times in France in the early 19th century, with Jean Valjean violating his parole after being freed from prison, then being mercilessly pursued by Inspector Javert over the course of many decades.
It continues at its home of the Queen’s Theatre and whilst it is likely to remain there for some time to come its current extension means that it is taking bookings up to Saturday 25th October 2014.
Meanwhile, The Pride is a more recent addition to the West End landscape, having opened at the Trafalgar Studios earlier this year. The production, which features Captain America: The First Avenger star Hayley Atwell, plus Gavin & Stacey star Mathew Horne and Al Weaver, was originally due to bow out at the venue on Saturday 9th November 2013 but it has now added two weeks to its run and audiences can catch it until Saturday 23rd November 2013.
The Pride looks at the changing attitudes towards homosexuality over the ages, with scenes interspersed between 1958 and the modern day, as we follow a love triangle between Philip, Sylvia and Oliver.