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Rachel Tucker and cast members of Come From Away

Rachel Tucker and cast members of Come From Away

London Theatre News Today: Wednesday 22 January

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 22 January 2020, Last Updated 23 January 2020

It was announced today that Rachel Tucker, who is leaving the four-time Olivier Award-winning West End production of Come From Away, will be joining the Tony Award-winning Broadway production later this year. 

Following a hugely successful year in the West End – including receiving Best Supporting Actress nominations at the Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards – Rachek will perform for the last time in the West End show on Saturday 8 February. She will then go on to take over the roles of Beverley, Annette and others from Becky Gulsvig at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from Tuesday 3 March 2020.

Come From Away is a beautifully joyous and uplifting musical that tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed, and nerves ran high, but as uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. If you want to catch a last chance to see Rachel (and the brand new cast lineup!) in this multi-award winning musical at Phoenix Theatre, book your tickets now!

Rachel Tucker in Come From Away

The multi-award-winning Disney’s The Lion King today announced it’s February half-term performances playing at the Lyceum Theatre.

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids over the school break, Disney’s The Lion King is sure to be a hit.

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, the cast of Disney's The Lion King perform Circle of Life

After 22 landmark years on Broadway, the much-loved show continues to hold its place as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its premiere on 13 November 1997, 25 global productions have been seen by more than 100 million people! Performed in nine different languages and having played over 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, Disney’s The Lion King is showing no signs of stopping any time soon!

Check out the schedule below and then click the link below to find out all you need to know about this iconic West End musical.

February half-term performances will take place on:

Tuesday 18 February at 7.30pm
Wednesday 19 February at 2.30pm
Wednesday 19 February at 7.30pm
Thursday 20 February at 2.30pm
Thursday 20 February at 7.30pm
Friday 21 February at 7.30pm
Saturday 22 February at 2.30pm
Saturday 22 February at 7.30pm
Sunday 23 February at 2.30pm

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We are super excited to announce that Richard Gadd’s Baby Reindeer is coming to the West End with tickets are now on sale!

Following its award-winning sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Bush Theatre, Richard’s one-man show will play at the Ambassadors Theatre from 2 April – 2 May.

When award-winning comedian Richard Gadd offers a stranger a free cup of tea, he has no idea of the nightmare that is about to come. In this smash-hit play, audiences will follow the story of how one act of kindness plunged Richard into six years of relentless stalking and harassment.

Richard Gadd said: “Baby Reindeer has been one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences of my life. With an incredible team behind me, I have pushed myself to ridiculous limits in a show I find incredibly hard to say and do. The show is about the past six years of my life. An incredibly complicated, messy, confusing, and ultimately challenging period of time at the hands of a serial stalker hell-bent on ruining my life. It is a period of my life that I still look back on to this day with much unease. How did it get as bad as it did? How was it allowed to go on for so long? Why was there no help for me? I feel a moral duty to let people know the terrifying reality of going through something like this. I am absolutely delighted to be in the West End at such a prestigious venue like the Ambassadors. It is all a dream come true.”

Check out the gallery of images below, but don’t wait too long to book your tickets as this unmissable play is playing for a strictly limited season only!

 

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