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London Theatre News Today: Friday 30 April

First Published 30 April 2021, Last Updated 4 May 2021

Tickets on sale for Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt

Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning Best New Play Leopoldstadt, directed by Patrick Marber and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, will return to Wyndham’s Theatre for a 12-week run from 7 August – 30 October 2021 with tickets now on sale!

At the beginning of the 20th Century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna. But Hermann Merz, a manufacturer and baptised Jew married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world. Gathered in the Merz apartment in a fashionable part of the city, Hermann’s extended family are at the heart of Tom Stoppard’s epic yet intimate drama. By the time we have taken leave of them, Austria has passed through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and – for Austrian Jews – the Holocaust in which 65,000 of them were murdered. It is for the survivors to pass on a story which hasn’t ended yet.

Be sure to grab the tickets to see this limited run!

Enjoy exclusive theatre ticket and Theatre Tokens offers with O2


To celebrate the return of live theatre, we’ve partnered up with O2 who will be taking their customers centre stage with a brand-new offer on the Priority app. Each month, Priority will be bringing O2 customers the best West End shows at irresistible prices, with two band A tickets for just £40 or two band B or C tickets for £20 for Wednesday and Thursday evening performances.

Customers can benefit from the exclusive savings on up to four West End tickets every month courtesy of O2, with May’s selection of shows available to purchase from 3 – 9 May for Wednesday and Thursday evening performances from 2 June – 8 July 2021.

O2 has also teamed up with Theatre Tokens, with exclusive prices to use at over 260 theatres nationwide. Theatre Tokens are national theatre gift vouchers that have no expiry date, making them the perfect gift for anyone, at any time.

For only £20, customers can get £40 of vouchers to spend on a show of their choice or for £40, customers can treat themselves and loved ones to £80 worth.

Click here to read the full story with all the details!

Related Article: Monthly Show Stoppers: O2 customers to enjoy theatre tickets deals via Priority
To celebrate the return of live theatre, O2 customers can get exclusive savings on a selection of shows across the UK each month. Find out more here.

Jack Holden, John Elliott and Jodie Steele join Theatre Chat Live on Tuesday 4 May

Tune into Theatre Chat Live on Tuesday 4 May at 6pm on Official London Theatre’s Instagram channel where we will be talking to Jack Holden and John Elliot about new play, Cruise as well as Jodie Steele who will be sharing more information about her upcoming workshops at Jodie Steel Associates.

In the meantime, you can catch up on all our previous episodes here.


The Show Must Go On Live! announces 18 West End shows and all-star cast

After a record breaking on-sale in November, the producers of THE SHOW MUST GO ON LIVE! are delighted to announce 18 West End shows and an all-star musical theatre cast coming together for a unique one-off concert in the biggest West End celebration this summer. The show will run for seven performances only from 2 – 6 June 2021 at The Palace Theatre.

The concert will be hosted by musical theatre legends, Bonnie Langford (“9 to 5 the Musical”, “42nd Street”) and Trevor Dion Nicholas (“Hamilton”, “Aladdin”).

Bonnie said today, “I am delighted to be hosting this special night where all of these West End musicals will be performing together to raise money for some incredible charities. This is a once in a lifetime show, I am truly honoured to be a part of it and alongside the fabulous Trevor too! I m looking forward to getting dressed up and being in a theatre again, it’s going to be a magical night and a wonderful way to kick off the return of the West End. We can’t wait to see you all there”.

Trevor said today, “This is an opportunity for the entire theatrical community in the West End  to stand together and celebrate the return of our beloved industry. Despite the struggles of the last year, we remain united and doing what we do best – creating art that provides people with an escape. We’re still here, we’re still fighting and we are stronger than ever. I cannot wait to welcome everyone back to the stage, where they belong. It’s going to be a thrilling night”.

All shows which appear on the iconic The Show Must Go On! design will be performing alongside Pretty Woman and a West End debut performance from Back To The Future. This will be the first time in history these West End musicals will come together for one night of pure joyous entertainment which celebrates the wealth of talent in London and includes a multi award winning creative team, over 50 performers and an orchestra made up of some of the finest musicians in London.

The producers are thrilled to announce the full line-up and casting for the concert which includes:

Aisha Jawando in a performance from TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, Marcus Harman in a performance from Dear Evan Hansen, Sharan Phull in a performance from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Collette Guitart and Hana Stewart who will alternate in a performance from SIX, Trevor Dion Nicholas in a performance from Hamilton, Dom Simpson and Tom Xander  in a performance from The Book of Mormon, Laura Pick in a performance from WICKED, Tilly-Raye Bayer, Imogen Cole, Alyssa D’Souza, Alex Munden and Carly Thoms in a performance from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical, Jordan Luke Gage in a performance from & Juliet, John Owen Jones in a performance from Les Misérables, cast members in a performance from Disney’s The Lion King, Christine Allado and Alexia Khadime in a performance from The Prince of Egypt, Alice Fearn in a performance from Come From Away, Lucy St Louis and Rhys Whitfield in a performance from The Phantom Of The Opera, Zizi Strallen in a performance from Mary Poppins and Mazz Murray in a performance from MAMMA MIA!

In addition, Olly Dobson in a performance from Back to the Future The Musical and Aimie Atkinson in a performance from Pretty Woman The Musical. There will also be a choir of 16 which is made up of Musical Theatre 2020 graduates.

The concert will also include a brand-new opening number, written by West End musical writing duo Stiles & Drewe called ‘The Show Must Go On!’ which celebrates the theatre industry in these current times.

The multi-award winning creative team includes: Luke Sheppard (“& Juliet”, “In The Heights”) and Anna Fox (“Guess How Much I love You”), who will direct the concert, Stephen Brooker (“Mary Poppins’ and “Les Misérables”) as musical supervisor, set design by Soutra Gilmour (“Cyrano de Bergerac” and “&Juliet”), lighting design by  Howard Hudson (“&Juliet”, “9 to 5 The Musical”). Sound design by Adam Fisher. (“The Last Five Years” and associate sound designer on “Miss Saigon”), video design by Fray Studio (Disney’s “Frozen” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”) and Stuart Morley as musical director (We Will Rock You” and “Only Fools and Horses”).


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