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- On December 4, 2023
ELF THE MUSICAL RETURNS TO THE WEST END
After it’s extremely popular run last Christmas ELF THE MUSICAL returns to the West End for a second year in a row! Playing for a strictly limited season from the 15th of November 2023 until the 6th of January 2024 at The Dominion Theatre. 7 years after its last West End run, the show’s 2022 run was a sold-out success and proved the production’s popularity so there’s no wonder it’s back again.
The musical is based on the 2023 New Line Cinema film that starred Will Ferrell and featured a book by Tony Award Winners Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin with songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Skylar and Chad Beguelin. The show follows the story of Buddy who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts when he’s a baby and is transported to the North Pole where he is raised as an elf. Unaware of the fact that he is actually a human, Buddy’s heigh and poor toy-making skills finally brings him to face the truth. Buddy then embarks on a journey to New York to find his birth father, learn about his true identity and discover the true meaning of Christmas.
The 2023 cast is yet to be announced but the production will be once again directed by Philip Wm. McKinley, original set and costume design by Tim Goodchild, choreography by Liam Steel, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen and video design by Ian William Galloway.
FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE WIZARD OF OZ
THE WIZARD OF OZ coming to London this summer! The producer of the smash-hit Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat presents a brand-new version of one of the world’s most beloved musicals.
Featuring the iconic musical score from the original Oscar-winning film such as ‘Over the Rainbow’, ‘We’re Off to See the Wizard’ and ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ with additional songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
Full casting for the show has been announced and Georgina Onuorah is set to play the lead role of Dorothy. Georgina is currently playing Ado Annie in the multi-award-winning production of Oklahoma! which is currently playing at The Wyndham’s Theatre. She has previously starred as Dorothy in the show at The Curve in Leicester and was also alternate Cinderella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella at The Gillian Lynne Theatre.
Previously announced cast includes Jason Manford as The Cowardly Lion, Ashley Banjo as The Tin Man, Dianne Pilkington as The Wicked Witch of the West, Louis Gaunt as The Scarecrow, Christina Bianco as Glinda the Good Witch, Ben Thompson as Toto and Gary Wilmot as The Wizard/ Professor Marvel.
The full cast is completed by Annie Southall, Charlotte St. Croix, Claire O’Leary, Eamonn Cox, Emily Ann Potter, Geoff Aymer, Harrison Wilde, Jacqui Dubois, Jessica Daley, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Lauren Stroud, Marley Fenton, Michael Lin and Sam Stones.
Come along with Dorothy and Toto to the magical land of Oz in this spectacular production that is set to be an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Playing at The London Palladium from the 23rd June – 3rd September 2023. Book tickets online or at our box office.
MRS DOUBTFIRE OPENING THIS MONTH
Heading to London direct from its sensational sold-out run up in Manchester, the new comedy musical MRS DOUBTFIRE is ready to dazzle and delight the West End from this month! Opening at The Shaftesbury Theatre on the 12th May 2023, this is a hilarious and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds.
After a long and messy divorce out of work actor Daniel creates the alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in his kids’ lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about being a father.
Based on the 1993 film and filled with all the heart, MRS DOUBTFIRE THE MUSICAL has been created by John O’Farrell, Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick, the award-winning team behind Broadway’s Something Rotten.
Book tickets now for MRS DOUBTFIRE THE MUSICAL online or at our box office in the heart of Leicester Square.