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London Theatre News Today: Monday 17 February

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 17 February 2020, Last Updated 18 February 2020

Derek Bond’s Dragons and Mythical Beasts is coming to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre this summer.

Step into a magical world of myths and legends where you will come face-to-face with some of the most magnificent monsters and beasts ever to walk the planet. From the colossal Stone Troll and the not-so-sweet Tooth Fairy to an adorable Unicorn and a mysterious Japanese Baku, this engaging new show is not only entertaining but educational.

From the creators of the West End and international smash hit, Dinosaur World Live, this brand new interactive children’s show features incredible life-like puppetry and will arrive in London for its summer season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from 11 August to 6 September, following visits to over 40 venues nationwide.

While the cast are yet to be announced, we are sure this magical spellbinding adventure is sure to be a hit with the entire family. Be sure to book your tickets before they vanish out of sight!

A brand new musical based on the life and music of iconic artist Bob Marley is coming to the Lyric Theatre next year! 

Find out all the deets in our article below!

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We caught a sneak peek at production images from La Cage Aux Folles [The Play] playing at Park Theatre.

Directed by Jez Bond, Artistic Director and Founder of Park Theatre, the play follows the story of nightclub owner Georges and his drag artiste partner Albin who create the most spectacular shows in St. Tropez. When George’s son Laurent announces his engagement to the daughter of a right-wing politician who is on a mission to bring down the town’s vibrant nightlife, that’s when the real performance begins!

This new translation of Jean Poiret’s classic will star Michael Matus, Paul Hunter, Sarah Lam, Syrus Lowe, Peter Straker, Mark Cameron, Arthur Hughes, Simon Hepworth, Louise Bangay, Georgina Ambrey and William Nelson.

Catch this heartfelt farce at the Park Theatre until 21 March!

The multi-award winning Edinburgh Fringe hit, Collapsible, extends its run at Bush Theatre.

Due to popular demand, the funny and furious new monologue is extending its run by one week, now closing on 21 March.

Essie has lost her job and her girlfriend’s left… but she’s alright. Except lately, she feels more like a chair than a person. One of those folding chairs. Solid one minute and then…

Pop along to the Bush Theatre’s website to find out more details or to grab your tickets.

Breffni Holahan plays Essie in Collapsible. Photo by Helen Murray.

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