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Extensions for Four High Profile Shows

Tuesday, 20th Oct 2015

Thriller Live, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kinky Boots and Mamma Mia Add New Dates

Four high profile West End musicals have added new dates, giving audiences more chances to see them. Thriller Live is extending to September 2016, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory to December 2016, Kinky Boots to May 2016 and Mamma Mia! to October 2016.

Thriller Live is the popular celebration of the life and career of Michael Jackson. It opened at the Lyric Theatre in January 2009 and was retooled in the wake of the King of Pop’s death later that year. It has since become one of the capital’s best known shows.

It remains at its home of the Lyric Theatre and thanks to the new booking extensions audiences can choose performances up to Sunday 4th September 2016.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is a more recent addition to the West End landscape, having opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in June 2013. The Sam Mendes-directed musical currently features Jonathan Slinger as Willy Winka and follows the story of Charlie, who discovers a golden ticket in his chocolate bar, inviting him and his grandfather on a tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

The production has now extended at its West End home and is now taking bookings for performances up to Saturday 3rd December 2016.

Kinky Boots, meanwhile, only opened at the Adelphi Theatre in the summer and has already announced its new booking extension, which will see performances continue until at least May. The show is the hit Broadway musical that focuses on a Northampton shoe factory and the means to which Charlie Price goes to save it alongside entertainer Lola.

The production continues performances at the Adelphi Theatre and is now booking to Saturday 28th May 2016.

Finally, classic musical Mamma Mia!, which has been a staple of the West End since April 1999, is also extending in the West End. The show originally opened at the Prince Edward Theatre and is now performing at the Novello Theatre, where Dianne Pilkington plays Donna Sheridan and Gabriella Williams plays Sophie. The celebration of the hit songs of ABBA was also adapted into a film in 2008.

It remains at the Novello Theatre and is now booking to Saturday 22nd October 2016.

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