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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. Photo: Manuel Harlan

London Theatre News Today: Tuesday 12 January

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai Published 12 January 2021

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child extends suspension of performances

It was announced today that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, London will be extending their suspension of performances to Sunday 18 July 2021. If you have ticket for an affected performance, please rest assured that your point of purchase will be in touch directly.

BBC to broadcast a celebratory show about musical theatre later this month

BBC Radio 2 and BBC One are raising the curtain with a very special show direct from the West End, the US and beyond, featuring a glittering cast of UK and international stars performing songs from the musicals in Musicals: The Greatest Show.

It forms the centrepiece of Radio 2 Celebrates Musicals, three days of programmes featuring the music of stage and screen for people to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes, including playing just songs from musical theatre and film across a whole day, and further programming on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer.

Hosted on radio and television by multi-award winning performer Sheridan Smith, Musicals: The Greatest Show puts the songs, the shows, and the stars, back on stage at the world famous London Palladium. It will be broadcast from 7pm – 9pm on Sunday 31 January on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, and as a 75-minute show in February on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. It will be available on BBC iPlayer for a year after broadcast.

Click here for the full story including the highlights including performances from Six, The Prince Of Egypt, Wicked and more! We promise, you won’t want to miss this!

Related Article: BBC to broadcast a special show filmed at the Palladium to celebrate musical theatre
Musicals: The Greatest Show will be broadcast from 7pm - 9pm on Sunday 31 January on BBC Radio 2 & BBC Sounds and will feature all your fave musical stars!

Our 5 fave Hairspray moments

A collage of the cast of Hairspray including Michael Ball as Edna, Marisha Wallace as Motormouth Maybelle, Paul Merton as Wilbur Turnblad and Lizzie Bea as Tracy Turnblad

We’re not sure about you, but we love a feel-good musical to pick us up during lockdown and so, we’ve put together a fun roundup of our fave Hairspray moments. From performances and interviews to quizzes and more, we promise it’ll put a smile on your face today! Click here to read the full story and get ready for a good sing-along!


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