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Black Friday Theatre Deals - Grab a Bargain 2016
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Having won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical at this year's awards ceremony, Kinky Boots the Musical is now one of the world's most successful modern musicals, having picked up the Tony Award, Grammy Award and countless other accolades in productions all around the world.
Featuring a lively and upbeat score by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, it features a hilarious book by Broadway comedy legend Harvey Fierstein. Inspired by true events and based on the hit 2005 British film of the same name, this feel-good musical whisks audiences from the factory floors of Northampton to the catwalks of Milan and features stunning costumes, a hilarious book and a powerful message of friendship and acceptance.
Described by critics as a "glorious high-kicking romp" with "infectious" energy (Standard) there has never been a better time to take in this wonderful musical. Brighten up your winter evenings, strap on a pair of heels and head to the Adelphi Theatre to experience London's biggest party for yourself.
This wonderful revival of Sir Ronald Harwood's Olivier and Tony Award-nominated play The Dresser is currently running at the Duke of York's Theatre starring Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith in a production directed by Sean Foley.
Both hilarious and poignant, The Dresser explores the relationship between two men who are reluctantly and inevitably co-dependent. Set against the Second World War in the old British rep system, 'Sir' is the last in a dying breed of English Shakespearean actors who relies on those around him, and his faithful dresser Norman to help him give another great performance.
Reviews for this theatrical classic were universally strong, with critics praising both the production and the performances, whilst the play itself was described as "an authentic-feeling pleasure" (Telegraph). Don't miss your chance to see this acclaimed revival in the West End for a limited season.
As 2016 has shown, politics can often provide its own unique brand of dramatic theatre. The National Theatre's acclaimed production of This House by James Graham finally transfers to the West End following two sold-out runs at the National Theatre and a stint at Chichester's Festival Theatre, and is set to welcome a new audience inspired to learn from the past.
Set in the engine rooms of Westminster in 1974, a time where the UK faces huge economic crisis along with a hung parliament, This House focuses on the practical realities of those behind the scenes, the whips. Responsible for shepherding and coercing a diverse chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments at a time when votes in the House of Commons were won or lost by just one vote, the pressure for MPs to register their approval or disapproval was strikingly high. James Graham's play looks behind the scenes are the machinery in place to ensure Parliament, and indeed the country, keeps running.
This House runs at the Garrick Theatre this winter with a cast that includes Phil Daniels, Kevin Doyle, David Hounslow, Ed Hughes, Lauren O'Neil and Nathaniel Parker. Certainly a play that speaks to audiences at this turbulent political time.
Comedy fans, rejoice! Terry Johnson's Dead Funny returns to its original West End home, the Vaudeville Theatre in a brand new production directed by the writer himself, starring Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton, Ralf Little, Emily Berrington and Rufus Jones. Paying tribute to the lost comedy greats such as Benny Hill, Frankie Howerd, Norman Wisdom, Morecambe and Wise and Tommy Cooper this "beautifully acted and staged revival gets the comic and tragic tone just right in an evening rich in laughter as well as pathos." (LondonTheatre.co.uk).
After opening to excellent reviews, this is a perfect comedy for those looking for some much needed light relief this winter season. With an incredible cast of recognisable TV comedy greats the hit play has been revisited to sit comfortably in the West End of 2016. Described by The Telegraph as "a perfectly crafted homage to the farcical gagsmiths of old", Dead Funny is a perfect gift for comedy lovers and families looking to come together and enjoy a hit play this season.
The Queen of British Soul returns to "The Queen of the Night" in this hit West End musical adaptation of the iconic Whitney Houston film of the same name as Beverly Knight blows the roof off the Dominion Theatre eight times a week. Featuring a slew of Houston's hit songs such as "I Wanna Dance With Somebody", "I Have Nothing" and of course "I Will Always Love You", The Bodyguard has become one of London's most successful modern musicals. As former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love. The stage musical follows the plot of the film, adding in fantastic live vocals, energetic choreography and a set of fantastic lead performances that make for a memorable and highly enjoyable evening of theatre.
Knight's five-star performance has been described as "nothing short of astounding to watch" (Telegraph) and continues to induce nightly standing ovations. Make sure you don't miss this knock-out turn from one of Britain's most talented singers.
In The Heights
Before there was Hamilton there was In The Heights. Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2008 Broadway musical In The Heights continues to set audiences alight at the purpose built King's Cross Theatre in central London. After originating off-West End at the Southwark Playhouse, this energetic new musical generated excellent reviews and audience feedback, leading to a transfer that saw the show pick up three Olivier Awards at the 2016 ceremony.
Described as "a thrilling evening of unforgettable songs and amazing choreography infused with the scorching rhythms and vibrant energy of a Manhattan heatwave", In The Heights is a journey into Washington Heights, one of Manhattan's most vibrant communities – a place where the coffee is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Mixing rap, hip-hop and traditional musical theatre this is a show unlike any other you may have seen in London. With incredible choreography and an energetic cast of young performers, make sure you take the train uptown to the heights before it plays its final performance in January 2017.
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