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Friday, 28th Aug 2015

Two High Profile musicals Add New Dates in the West End

Two high profile shows have added new dates this week, with the upcoming appearance of The Rocky Horror Show adding an extra week and The Book of Mormon extending to December.

Both shows are well known in the capital, the former being a brief revival of a cult classic and the latter being one of the most talked-about new musicals of recent years, winning prestigious awards on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Rocky Horror Show is set to return in September, with creator Richard O’Brien as the narrator, and it was originally announced that it would be running for one week before it embarks on its tour of the UK. Now it will enjoy two weeks in the capital as it has extended to a date later in the month.

O’Brien’s cult show, The Rocky Horror Show follows the characters of Brad and Janet as they happen upon the home of Dr Frank N Furter, just as he unleashes his new project on the world. It features iconic songs like the Time Warp and has fans worldwide.

It first appeared at the Royal Court in the 1970s before it transferred to the West End and spawned the film adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The production will now run at the Playhouse Theatre from Friday 11th September 2015 to Saturday 26th September 2015.

Meanwhile, The Book Of Mormon is the musical by South Park’s Trey Parker & Matt Stone and Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez. It follows Mormon missionaries as they head to Uganda to spread the word of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but soon realise that the locals have bigger problems than religion.

It opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre back in 2013 and has become one of the most talked-about shows in the capital, winning Laurence Olivier Awards to match its Tony Awards from the US run and winning over critics and audiences alike.

It continues at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre and is now booking to Saturday 12th December 2015. 

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