One of the London stage hits of the immediate post-pandemic period, 2.22 A Ghost Story opened with a big gala night in its new home. The big attraction on this occasion is the West End debut of Cheryl (her name now a simple mononym rather than the Tweedy she once was as one-fifth of pop band Girls Aloud).
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the premiere of Get Up, Stand Up!, the new musical based on the life and music of reggae legend Bob Marley. It’s running at the West End’s Lyric Theatre.
The full cast for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, joining Arinzé Kene in the title role, has been announced. The world premiere musical begins performances at London’s Lyric Theatre on 1 October 2021 with an opening night on 20 October.
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ West End musical phenomenon Six will reopen at London’s Lyric Theatre on 21 May 2021, booking until 22 August. With social distancing at indoor venues expected to remain in place until 21 June at the earliest, the theatre will initially operate at the same 50% capacity as December 2020 before the current national lockdown.
There was devastating news for West End theatres today when Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock told the House of Commons that London – plus parts of Essex and Hertfordshire – would move into Tier 3 from 16 December 2020.
Love London Love Culture offers a guide to some of the shows set to open in London next month.
Smash hit musical Six by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss will become the first West End musical to resume performances in a West End theatre when the show temporarily moves from its home at the Arts Theatre to the Lyric on Shaftesbury Avenue for a limited 11-week run, running from 14 November 2020 to 31 January 2021.
Following the closure of all West End theatres due to the Coronavirus outbreak, producers today announced that Thriller Live performed its last Moonwalk at the Lyric theatre on 15 March 2020 – the 4657th West End performance.
Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story, a new musical featuring Bob Marley’s iconic hits played live on stage, will begin previews at the newly refurbished Lyric Theatre on 6 February 2021 starring Arinzé Kene.
For the run up to Christmas, Peter Andre takes over the leading performance in Gary Lloyd’s Thriller Live.
Oi Frog & Friends! is an entertaining, musical romp through many of the well-known rhymes from the original books with a witty script and songs which are upbeat, catchy and full of clever lyrics.
in Thriller Live we are lucky enough to have, in the West End, a show that celebrates Michael Jackson’s work through amazing vocals, slick choreography, the best dance crew of the West End, and, of course, his eternal music.
Confession time. I went into this lively and entertaining show with very little knowledge of Neil Diamond’s music – but thanks to A Beautiful Noise I have certainly a new found appreciation for his music – not only as a charismatic singer but also his talent as a songwriter.
This summer will mark the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. Has it really been that long? On a more positive note, this month marks the 10th anniversary of the Thriller Live musical in the West End.
Celebrating 10 years at the Lyric Theatre, a memorable production of Thriller Live played to a full house. Adrian Grant’s vision, breathed into life by Gary Lloyd’s direction and choreography, together with John Maher’s intuitive understanding of Michael Jackson’s rock, pop and soul classics has created a fusion of excellence.
As a perfect alternative to pantomime, this inventive, colourful, entertaining and story-based production of Alice: The Musical will engage the entire family with its well-known and well-loved characters and dream-like adventures.
Sometimes you know that a particular show or indeed performance will not only be special, but also remain with you for a long time to come. The Thriller Live 4,000th Charity Gala Performance in the aid of The Prince’s Trust was one of those performances.
What makes the evening even better is the story behind the songs – the anecdotes and details about Simon and Garfunkel’s careers as a duo and as solo artists.
A chance to turn the clock back and hear Simon and Garfunkel at their very best pops up now an then at the Lyric Theatre. And for fans of the duo, which produced some of the most influential sounds of the 1960s, it’s a must-see show.
If I were you I’d check out The Simon & Garfunkel Story for future dates. All the hits are there along with some lesser known ones and Philip Murray Warson and Charles Blyth are sensational as Simon and Garfunkel.
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