Tuesday 9th January 2001, will see the 7,000th performance of Starlight Express at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, and on 27th March 2001,   the musical will go into its 18th year.

8 million people have seen the London production. The show has taken over 446 million ukp worldwide and 140 million ukp at the Apollo Victoria.

It is second only to "Cats" as the longest running musical in British theatre history.

Produced by The Useful Theatre Company Ltd, it is currently taking bookings to 27th Oct 2001. It is directed by Trevor Nunn, has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, design by John Napier , costume design by Liz Da Costa, choreography by Arlene Phillips and lighting by David Hersey. 

The show will have  a new cast from 26th March 01:  MARK McGEE (Rusty), JO GIBB (Pearl), TREVOR MICHAEL GEORGES (Poppa), DUSTIN DUBREUIL (Greaseball), CHRIS COPELAND (Electra), AMY FIELD (Buffy), LUCIE FENTUM (Ashley), HELEN LATHAM (Dinah), SCOTT MURTAUGH (Rocky I), LEO BIDWELL (Rocky II),ALGERNON WILLIAMS (Rocky III),  RICHARD RAY -ALLEN (Krupp), MARTIN NEELY (The Prince of Wales),  TODD TALBOT (Purse),   ROSS DAWES (Flat Top), DALE BRANSTON (Dustin),  JAMIE CAPEWELL (Ruhrgold), MARK OXTOBY (Turnov), LOUISE JONES (Volta), PAUL RAMSEY (Nintendo), EMMA DODD (Joule) and  RICHARD WOODFORD (Bobo).

The following fans will be attending the 7,000th performance....

KARYNA THORNE-BOOTH and SALLY BLIAUT (aged 32) from Jersey. They have seen the show over 820 times.

JEAN-CLAUDE WILSON (aged 17). He has seen the show many times since he was 10. He is now at Drama  School. Learning to roller skate so he can audition!

ALISON HOWE, aged 17, has seen the show every 3 weeks since 1993.

CHRIS and GORDON CLARKE. They see the show every Wedding Anniversary: they have seen it over 40 times. They met on a visit to "Cats".

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