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As if Sweeney Todd needs more star names to make it one of the most exciting shows in town, comedian Jason Manford is waiting in the wings to take over from Robert Burt as Signor Pirelli as he begins performances from 2nd July for a strictly limited season. Jonathan Kent’s new production opened at the Adelphi Theatre on March 20th this year to rave reviews from critics and audience members. Much of the praise was aimed at Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton in the lead roles of Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett. The role of Pirelli has since been played by opera singer More >
The Bodyguard Musical received its world premiere at the Adelphi Theatre where it opened officially on 5 December 2012. The show received many excellent critical reviews as well as praise from audience members who have been taken in by the fantastic story, impressive design and stand out performances.
The musical is based on the hit film of the same name, which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, and is a romantic tale of a music superstar Rachel Marron falling in love with her bodyguard Frank Farmer. The film’s soundtrack became as successful as the film, making ‘I Will Always Love More >
Stephen Sondheim’s gruesome musical Sweeney Todd opened at the Adelphi Theatre in March 2012. Having completed its highly successful run at the Chichester Festival in 2011, the classic tale of terror and revenge moved to the West End with its original cast that included the well-known names of Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball. Sweeney Todd opened at the Adelphi Theatre with previews from 10th March 2012, and closed on 22nd September 2012.
The musical score is written by Stephen Sondheim whose credits include seminal Broadway musicals More >
After playing for just over three months at the Adelphi Theatre in London, the highly-acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors closed on 25th February 2012. The show opened at the West End with previews from 8th November 2011 after a highly successful run at the National Theatre in the summer of 2011, with five-star reviews and the blogging site Everything Theatre commenting that the hit comedy play was ‘one of the most side-splittingly hilarious productions ever to be staged in London’. After its National Theatre run, One Man, Two Guvnors performed on tour More >
One Man Two Guvnors moved to Theatre Royal Haymarket on March 2nd, 2012 with Owain Arthur taking the lead role of Francis Henshall as James Corden transferred to the Broadway production. Arthur is joined by Jodie Prenger in the production, star of BBC1′s hit TV show ‘I’d Do Anything’. Prenger was selected as the ‘people’s Nancy’ and played the role in ‘Oliver!’ at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Don’t miss out on the hottest West End play of the year! Book tickets for the new production by visiting Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets.
One Man, Two Guvnors is a new play by Richard Bean that was More >
Love Never Dies has now ended its run at the Adelphi Theatre. There is currently an Australian production which has been filmed and will be released on DVD in May 2012.
Love Never Dies is a new musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Considered to be a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Lloyd Webber himself calls it a ‘stand alone piece’. He began working on the musical in 1990, but did not start to compose the music until 2007. Love Never Dies opened at the Adelphi Theatre in March 2010.
Using the principal characters from The Phantom of More >