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The Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of The 39 Steps is now in its fifth riotous year in the West End! Based on John Buchan's classic novel and Alfred Hitchcock's memorable movie version, this hilarious comedy stars just four actors who play 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun. The show follows the incredible adventures of handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff upper lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents and devastatingly beautiful women. John Buchan’s gripping whodunnit, THE 39 STEPS, memorably filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935 – is now thrillingly adapted for the stage, and transfers to the Criterion Theatre after a sensational sell-out run at the Tricycle Theatre. With four actors playing a minimum of one hundred and thirty nine roles, THE 39 STEPS proves to be the most astonishing theatrical tour de force of the year. Book now to avoid incredible disappointment.
“THE FUNNIEST SHOW IN TOWN” - Sky News In a Downtown New York neighbourhood a bright eyed college graduate called Princeton is looking for a new place to live. With a tiny bank balance he is about to come face to face with the reality of life on AVENUE Q however a variety of weird and wonderful new friends help lead Princeton on a hilarious journey of self-discovery. This is the must-see hit show of the year and a guaranteed laugh-out-loud night out. Book your trip to AVENUE Q now! Watch a clip of Avenue Q's first night performance
Celebrating its 13th sensational year in London, Stomp is still the West End’s unstoppable smash-hit! Rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance come together in the multi-award winning stage sensation that continues to astonish audiences across the globe. Eight performers use everything from Zippo lighters, plastic bags, bin lids and even the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel good beat. With fresh new routines and mind-blowing new moves, expect to be amazed! ‘Pure Stage Magic’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Entrancing, Exhilarating...Terrific’ Independent
Billy Elliot is a musical based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot. The music is by Elton John, and the book and lyrics by Lee Hall. Mr Hall also who wrote the film's. The musical premiered in London in 2005. One of the most award-winning shows on stage to date, Billy Elliot the Musical has won the hearts of millions since it opened in London’s West End and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world. The show is set in a mining town in County Durham, Northern England, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike. Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dreams come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. Featuring a timeless score by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful story, Billy Elliot the Musical, winner of the 2013 Olivier Audience Award, is a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever. The current Billy Elliot cast includes Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall as dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. The production includes the now classic songs such as ”Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher”, “Born to Boogie”, and the dramatic final scene of Billy Elliott, dancing the lead in Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" as his overwhelmed father watches his son's triumphant debut. Outside of the London's West End, Billy Elliot the musical is now showing in many cities accross the world, including New York, Sydney, Chicago, Toronto and has toured acrross the America. For the fans, a scheme called Billy Youth Theatre was created as part of which schools and youth groups can have the opportunity to stage their own production of the show. Writer Lee Hall, together with Martin Koch, have adapted the original script and orchestrations to produce a shorter version of the show for groups staging local productions of Billy Youth Theatre.
Oscar Wilde’s much loved and brilliantly witty masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest features an all-star cast comprising Rosalind Ayres, Niall Buggy, Patrick Godfrey, Nigel Havers, Martin Jarvis, Christine Kavanagh, Cherie Lunghi and Siân Phillips performing as The Bunbury Company of Players, in a new production directed by Lucy Bailey, designed by William Dudley with added material written by Simon Brett, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, the composer and sound designer is Tom Mills. The Importance of Being Earnest is known to elegantly lampoon the hypocrisies of a Victorian society and opens as two bachelors, the dependable John Worthing, J.P. and upper class playboy Algernon Moncrieff, feel compelled to create different identities in order to pursue two eligible ladies Cecily Cardew and Gwendolyn Fairfax. The hilarious misadventures which result from their subterfuge; their brushes with the redoubtable Lady Bracknell and the uptight Miss Prism results in a plot that twists and fizzles with some of the finest dialogue to be found in theatre.
"Devastating. A masterpiece. If you haven't seen it go. If you have go again!" - News of the World "***** Gripping gritty and superbly hummable it's a must"- Mail on Sunday Now commonly regarded as one of the all time great British musicals Blood Brothers has touched the hearts and minds of a generation of theatregoers in dealing with two of the most pressing social issues of our time - inequality and unemployment.A single mother in financial desperation gives away one of her new-born twin sons and attempts to keep them from discovering one another's true identity. However their lives become unavoidably linked and her secrecy leads them to a tragic ending. Get the Blood Brothers 1995 London Cast Recording
In 1946 the classic film Brief Encounter premiered at the cinema on the Haymarket. Now the Kneehigh Theatre production of Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter is back at a cinema on the Haymarket this time Live on Stage! Switching seamlessly between theatre and film using a combination of Coward’s original stage play Still Life and the screenplay of Brief Encounter Emma Rice Kneehigh’s Artistic Director takes you back to a bygone age of romance and the silver screen from the moment the commissionaire opens the doors. The lives and loves of three couples are played out in the famous station tearoom using the words and songs of Noël Coward to create a breathtaking delightfully funny and tear-inducing show. The cinema on the Haymarket built in 1926 originally as the Carlton Theatre will take you back to an age when cinemas had chandeliers champagne tea served on trays and a big organ. ps – They’re the comfiest theatre seats in London!
A foot tapping delight. It’s still a Buddy Brilliant show. - Bill Hagerty The Sun August 2007 An Utter Joy. You will leave with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Exhilarating. - Charles Spencer Daily Telegraph August 2007 It's Back - Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story Buddy the Musical has had audiences on their feet in every corner of the globe and now Buddy the Musical - hailed as "the world's most successful Rock'n'Roll musical" is back and ready to explode on to the stage of The Duchess Theatre in London in a toe-tapping hand-clapping extravaganza! "If you haven't seen the brilliant musical Buddy yet buy your tickets now!" The Sun Buddy the Musical follows the tragically short life of Buddy Holly from his first recording contract through to his move to New York and concludes with his fatal tour of Midwest America with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper when - on 3 February 1959 he was tragically killed aged just 22. The musical shows Buddy as he sings his way from the recording studio in Nashville Tennessee to Harlem's Apollo Theatre culminating in a live rock'n'roll extravaganza at the 'Winter Dance Party' finale and features some of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including That'll Be The Day Peggy Sue Oh Boy Rave On Heartbeat Raining In My Heart and many more. "A finale in which the audience go absolutely crazy" The Daily Mail The cast for Buddy the Musical in London is to be announced. "Buddy has 'em bopping in the aisles" The Sunday Express Buddy the Musical Cast Hipockets Duncan/Ensemble - Mike Lloyd Buddy Holly (at certain performances)/4th Cricket - Dean Elliott Buddy Holly (at certain performances)/4th Cricket - Matthew Wycliffe Joe B Mauldin/Ensemble - Greg Last Jerry Allison/Ensemble - Nick Sayce Norman Petty/Ensemble - Sean Needham Vi Petty/Ensemble - Kerry James DJ at Apollo Theatre/Ensemble - Tarl Caple Performer at Apollo Theatre/Ensemble - Hayley Berkley Maria Elena/Ensemble - Lucia Rovardi Murray Deutch/MC at Clear Lake/Ensemble - Gavin Barnes The Big Bopper/Ensemble - Lee Ormsby Ritchie Valens/Ensemble - Miguel Angel Mary Lou Sokoloff/Ensemble - Wendy Paver
Fresh from her breath-taking performances on ITV’s Dancing on Ice winner Suzanne Shaw joins CHICAGO as Roxie Hart for a limited season until 9 August 2008. Having risen to fame on ITV's Popstars and subsequently in the band Hear’Say Suzanne is no stranger to the West End and has been seen as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show. Having just celebrated 10 glittering years in the West End smash hit musical CHICAGO continues to dazzle audiences night after night. This multi-award winning production is filled with stunning choreography inspired by Bob Fosse and a sizzling score that includes the classic All That Jazz. It is no wonder The Times calls it 'The sharpest slickest show on the block'
LondonTheatreDirect.com Recommended Imagine gliding by the Tower of London sipping a cool glass of Chablis. Imaging enjoying an excellent meal while you watch the sights of historic London. Imagine dancing as you drift under a moonlit Tower Bridge. Seeing London from The Symphony is a special experience. The Symphony is encased in glass, so that every moment offers a special view. It's air-conditioned for total comfort, but if you want to feel the breeze in your hair as you cruise by the Houses of Parliament or Shakespeare's Globe, there are three exterior viewing decks too. There is restaurant seating for 342 people, so the Symphony can easily be home to a large event. Full entertainment facilities are also available. For a special occasion, a romantic evening or to make your visit to London really special, take a seat on our Dinner Cruise. Our drinks inclusive dinner package includes beverages (Welcome Cocktail, half a bottle of Red Wine, half a bottle of White Wine and Mineral Water), an outstanding four course a la carte menu (for groups, a set menu must be selected in advance), cabaret entertainment, and after dinner dancing. You may also opt for a drinks-exclusive package. Classic Dinner Menu Welcome Drink ***** Confit Rabbit and Duck Leg Terrine fruit & nut bread, roasted fig, rocket cress King Prawns sautéed porcini mushrooms, garlic and basil dressing Beef Carpaccio caramelised rhubarb, parmesan shavings, toasted hazelnut, pomegranate dressing Roasted Squash (v) fig, grape & walnut salad, goats cheese mousse ***** Apple and Calvados Sorbet* ***** Pheasant Breast squash and horseradish cake, roasted chestnuts, cranberries Polenta, Spinach & Red Onion Tian with feta crust (v) roasted sweet potatoes, pesto dressing Sea Bream Fillet celeriac and clam fricassée, bisque sauce, crispy kale Corn Fed Chicken Breast potato, shallot & sun dried tomato cake, sautéed wild mushrooms ***** Almond Tart mulled wine sorbet*, blueberry compote Warm Apple Financier cinnamon ice cream Milk Chocolate Mousse orange sorbet, banana tuile White Chocolate Crème Brulee shortbread biscuit, cranberry & balsamic compote ***** Fairtrade Coffee or Tea and Chocolates * Contains Alcohol (v) denotes Vegetarian dish Premier Dinner Menu Welcome Drink ***** Confit Rabbit and Duck Leg Terrine fruit & nut bread, roasted fig, rocket cress King Prawns sautéed porcini mushrooms, garlic and basil dressing Beef Carpaccio caramelised rhubarb, parmesan shavings, toasted hazelnut, pomegranate dressing Roasted Squash (v) fig, grape & walnut salad, goats cheese mousse ***** Apple and Calvados Sorbet* ***** Pheasant Breast squash and horseradish cake, roasted chestnuts, cranberries Polenta, Spinach & Red Onion Tian with feta crust (v) roasted sweet potatoes, pesto dressing Sea Bream Fillet celeriac and clam fricassée, bisque sauce, crispy kale Corn Fed Chicken Breast potato, shallot & sun dried tomato cake, sautéed wild mushrooms ***** Almond Tart mulled wine sorbet*, blueberry compote Warm Apple Financier cinnamon ice cream Milk Chocolate Mousse orange sorbet, banana tuile White Chocolate Crème Brulee shortbread biscuit, cranberry & balsamic compote ***** Fairtrade Coffee or Tea and Chocolates House Red or White served with your dinner Mineral Water served with your dinner * Contains Alcohol (v) denotes Vegetarian dish Bateaux London reserves the right to change menus and beverage prices as required without prior notice. Bateaux London does not certify that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. Bateaux London reserves the right to change vessels if The Symphony is fully booked. Bateaux London operates three vessels that offer the same quality of service, menu, beverages and entertainment on board.
Being in London can be a tiring business. So why not put your feet up for an hour or so and experience London from the windows of our floating restaurant. There is an excellent set three-course menu to enjoy, as London glides by and you sit back and relax. Departure Monday to Sunday. Boarding at Embankment Pier from 12.15, departure at 12.30. Return at 13.30 or 14.45 on Sundays. Embankment Pier is just a short walk from Embankment and Charing Cross Underground Stations. Dress code for all daytime cruises is smart casual attire. Sunday Lunch Cruise Menu Escalope of smoked salmon with a honey & mustard crust served with lemon Oil Slow Roasted Tomato soup with snipped chives (v) * * * * Roast meat of the day served with traditional accompaniments, roast potatoes and a medley of fresh market vegetables Mediterranean vegetables lattice with tarragon mashed potatoes and a tomato & basil fumet (v) * * * * Plum Crumble Lattice with custard (May & September) Apple Tart with Double Cream (June, July & August) * * * * Coffee or Tea * * * * (V) Vegetarian Dish Classic Lunch Menu Smoked and Poached Salmon Roulade Pickled Cucumber * * * Chicken En Croute Duchess Potatoes, French Beans Thyme Jus * * * Vanilla Pannacotta Macaroon Biscuit, Dark Chocolate Sauce * * * Fairtrade Coffee or Tea Bateaux London reserves the right to change menus and beverage prices as required without prior notice Bateaux London does not certify that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts NB. Bateaux London reserves the right to change vessels if The Symphony is fully booked. Bateuaux London operates two vessels that offer the same quality of service, menu, beverages and entertainment on board.
Dirty Dancing, The Classic Story on Stage, Is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing, Dirty Dancing live on stage! Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Told by a tremendous cast of 37 and featuring 35 hit songs, including “Hungry Eyes”, “Hey Baby”, “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life.” Don’t miss your chance to see this truly spectacular musical theatre event, Dirty Dancing. You’ll have the time of your life.
Discover the all new, bigger and bolder London Dungeon. Previously based in Tooley Street for 37 years, we are now next to the EDF Energy London Eye. With a full cast of 20 brilliant actors in 18 new shows, rich sets, special effects and 2 exciting new rides, we’ll take you on a unique 90 minute thrill-filled journey through 1000 years of London’s murky past. Come with us and meet London’s most infamous villains, rogues and rascals. Head-off on the all new Boat Ride to Traitor’s Gate and encounter Henry VIII. Remember, remember the 5th November in a new show with Guy Fawkes – it’s sure to be explosive. Have a short, back and sides courtesy of Sweeney Todd and ‘meat’ Mrs Lovett. She’s got fingers in a few pies. Fancy an evening stroll? Jack the Ripper would love to take you out in Old Whitechapel. And with new scripts, costumes, make-up and a few surprises – we’re London’s must see attraction in 2013. Please note: If you are collecting your tickets from the venue you MUST print out your confirmation email and take it with you - quoting the order number or showing it on a phone will not be sufficient.
Special Offer! Book Madame Tussauds with Stardome and Scream!. Madame Tussauds At Madame Tussauds you will come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous faces. Start your day by sneaking past the paparazzi and attend a photo shoot with Kate Moss. Then mingle with Leonardo DiCaprio Brad Angelina and all the other stars in your very own premiere party before taking your challenge in the Big Brother Diary room. Also live out you ultimate Pop Rock fantasy and get up close and personable with British music superstar Amy Winehouse star alongside heart throb Justin Timberlake or sing a duet with gorgeous Kylie. A sizzling line up only available at Madame Tussauds! Move on to our 'Sport Zone' where winning is everything. Weigh in with Muhammed Ali before beating Rooney and Beckham at their own game. Then practice your putting skills with Tiger Woods before you enjoy the cheers of a roaring crowd as you step up to the podium as a world champion. Anything is possible at Madame Tussauds! Scream! Think you can handle The Chamber? Even if your nerves can survive the Chamber of Horrors we've got a deeper darker dungeon where the serial killers will drown out your screams with their manic laughter. There's no escape. Are you brave enough to come out the other side with a smile on your face? Tools of the trade There's more than live serial killers in our chamber. You'll also find horrors from the past and instruments of torture on display. All great gruesome fun!
The smash-hit musical GREASE has a brand new cast featuring special guest star RAY QUINN from ITV’s The X-Factor. Ray appeared on our screens in a head-to-head race with Leona Lewis to become X-Factor champion and now joins DANNY BAYNE (winner of ITV’s Grease Is The Word) as Danny and NICOLA BRAZIL (Wicked) as Sandy. GREASE features all the unforgettable hit songs from the movie including You're The One That I Want Grease Is The Word Summer Nights Hopelessly Devoted To You Sandy and Greased Lightnin’. Don't miss GREASE - IT'S ELECTRIFYIN'