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In Pictures: Forbidden Broadway

Published 2 July 2014

Here at Official London Theatre, we are a sucker for puzzles where you have to identify as many West End shows or musical numbers as you can from cryptic pictures. And while Forbidden Broadway’s production images aren’t quite as coded – we’d recognise those red jackets anywhere – we found the same satisfaction in guessing who the hugely talented cast are affectionately poking fun at in each of the photos from the hugely popular parody show above.

From Billy Elliot The Musical’s Anna-Jane Casey in a distinctive witch’s hat to Ben Lewis switching the Phantom’s mask for Willy Wonka’s jazzy get-up, you’ve never seen the musical theatre stars like this before or in quite so many brilliantly dodgy wigs.

See how many shows you can identify in Alastair Muir’s production shots above and then pay a visit to the Menier Chocolate Factory before 16 August to see how many you got right!


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