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Three Extensions and a Closure in the West End

Thursday, 29th Jan 2015

Bend It Like Beckham, The Mousetrap and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Extend Whilst Made in Dagenham Confirms Closure

Three west end shows have revealed booking extensions recently, with Bend It Like Beckham adding new dates to October, The Mousetrap revealing the latest in a long line of its extensions as it adds new dates to December and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory extending to June 2016.

Bend It Like Beckham is yet to open in the West End, with audiences currently waiting for its May 2015 start-date, but it has already revealed that it will be adding new dates as it extends beyond the summer to October 2015. Based on the hit film of the same name it sees an Indian girl living in Britain who must decide whether to become a champion footballer or take on a more traditional career.

It is set to run at the Phoenix Theatre from May and is now booking at the West End venue for performances up to Saturday 24th October 2015.

The Mousetrap, meanwhile, is the longest running show in the capital, having opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in 1952 and transferred to its current home of St Martin’s Theatre in 1974. It is an Agatha Christie mystery and focuses a group of People staying at a large hotel in the countryside. All is well until they discover that one of them is a murderer.
It continues at the St Martin’s Theatre and is currently booking for performances up to Saturday 19th December 2015.

The last in the current line of booking extensions is Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, which continues its run at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and announces a huge booking extension. It is set to continue at the venue until at least June 2016, giving audiences plenty of opportunities to pick up theatre tickets and witness the adaptation of the Roald Dahl book from director Sam Mendes.

It is now booking at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane to Saturday 4th June 2016.

Finally, the popular musical Made In Dagenham has announced its closure, albeit after two weeks of extra shows that take its booking period to Saturday 11th April 2015. The musical adaptation of the movie of the same name stars Gemma Arterton in the lead and direction from Rupert Goold.

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