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Strictly Ballroom the Musical

Baz Luhrmann’s stunning musical Strictly Ballroom the Musical comes to the West End’s Piccadilly Theatre for a strictly limited run, directed and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie. Last seen at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2016, the show is based on Luhrmann’s 1992 film of the same name.

An uplifting tale that inspired the world to start dancing, Strictly Ballroom the Musical follows maverick championship ballroom dancer Scott, as he defies the rules of the competition to follow his heart. Teaming up with left-footed partner Fran, the pair set out to win the legendary Pan Pacifics his way.

Based on a short play written by Luhrmann in the 1980’s, Strictly Ballroom became his first ever film and is one of the highest-grossing Australian movies of all time. Making up the “Red Curtain Trilogy”, which also features Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge, the film went on to be adapted into a musical in 2016 by Luhrmann and Craig Pierce.

A kaleidoscopic musical packed full of colour, sensational dance and a heart-warming love story, Strictly Ballroom the Musical includes a stellar score, featuring some of the hits from the original film, including “Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps”, “Time After Time” and “Standing in the Rain”.

Led by Drew McOnie, who has Olivier Award-winning productions under his belt including In the Heights at the King’s Cross Theatre and Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Strictly Ballroom the Musical is a joyful celebration of dance and romance. The production plays at the West End’s Piccadilly Theatre from 16th March 2018.

Cast and Creative

Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie directs and choreographs the production, with previous credits including the award-winning In the Heights and Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as Jekyll & Hyde and On the Town. Created by Baz Luhrmann, the musical features a book by Luhrmann and Craig Pierce, with set design by Soutra Gilmour, costume design by Catherine Martin, lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Gareth Owen.

Casting is yet to be announced for Strictly Ballroom the Musical. Casting at the West Yorkshire Playhouse premiere included Sam Lips, Gemma Sutton, Tamsin Carroll, Stephen Matthews, Julius D’Silva, Richard Grieve, Eve Polycarpou, Charlotte Gooch, Lauren Stroud, Jade Albertsen, Liam Marcellino, Gary Watson, Michelle Bishop, Richard Dempsey and Zak Memorin.

Song List

  • “Love Is In The Air”
  • “Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps”
  • “La Cumparsita/Tango Please”
  • “Tequila/Sinful Samba”
  • “Rhumba de Burros”
  • “Doug’s Tearful Waltz/First Kiss”
  • “Time After Time”
  • “Standing in the Rain”
  • “Yesterday’s Hero”
  • “The Blue Danube”
  • “Scott & Fran’s Paso Doble”

Show Lengths and Times

Strictly Ballroom the Musical plays at the Piccadilly Theatre London from 16th March to 21st July 2018, with an official press night on 11th April 2018. Performances are at 7:30pm every day, excluding Sundays, with matinees at 2:30pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Show running time is 2 hours and 35 minutes, including an interval.

Suitable for Children?

Strictly Ballroom the Musical contains mild adult themes, but is suitable for all ages. Under 5’s will not be admitted into the theatre.

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Annie

‘a roar of warmth’

‘just what London needs right now’

‘both humane and inspiring’

Meera Syal takes on the role of Miss Hannigan from 27 November 2017!

Nikolai Foster’s smash-hit production of Annie continues to play at the West End’s Piccadilly Theatre for an extended London season.

Based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, the musical charts the journey of Annie as she goes from forgotten orphan to daughter of a billionaire. Set in 1930’s New York, during the Great Depression, Annie and her fellow orphans are forced to live a life of misery in the drunken Miss Hannigan’s demanding orphanage.

Annie’s luck soon changes when she is picked to spend Christmas with the known billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. As Warbucks and his employees begin to fall in love with the feisty young girl, Miss Hannigan and her cronies hatch a plan to snatch her away and get some fortune of their own.

Originally played by Carol Burnett in the 1982 film, Miss Hannigan is a role that has been played by some of the stage’s greatest stars. Miranda Hart opened in the role at the beginning of the run, joining the likes of Sheila Hancock, Paul O’Grady, Sue Pollard, Kim Criswell, Kathy Bates and Cameron Diaz (from the 2014 film).

Most recently seen on a UK tour starring Craig Revel Horwood, who returns for a limited 10-week season in September, Annie last appeared on the West End at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 1998. Now, a brand new production plays at the Piccadilly Theatre London.

Cast and Creative

Artistic Director of Leicester Curve Nikolai Foster directs Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre, with previous West End credits including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Beautiful Thing and Flashdance. Annie features a book by Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and music by Charles Strouse, with lyrics by Martin Charnin. This production features design by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Richard Brooker.

Award-winning actress and comedian Miranda Hart (Call the Midwife) made her West End debut as the horrific Miss Hannigan, before Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood took over the role in September. Further casting includes Alex Bourne (Mamma Mia!) as Oliver Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer (Sweet Charity) as Grace and Jonny Fines and Djalenga Scott as Rooster and Lily respectively. Craig Revel Horwood takes over the role of Miss Hannigan from September.

Annie will be shared between three young actors; Madeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom and Ruby Stokes, with Sandy the dog played by 4 year old pup Amber. Ensemble members include Keisha Atwell, Sophie Ayers, Bobby Delaney, Nic Gibney, Patrick Harper, Ben Harrold, George Ioannides, Megan Louch, Benjamin Mundy, Ben Oliver, Heather Scott-Martin, Anne Smith, Kate Somerset How, Katie Warsop and Russell Wilcox.

Song List

Act I

  • “Overture” – Orchestra
  • “Maybe” – Annie and Orphans
  • “It’s the Hard Knock Life” – Annie and Orphans
  • “It’s the Hard Knock Life (Reprise)” – Orphans
  • “Tomorrow” – Annie
  • “We’d Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover” – Hooverville
  • “Little Girls” – Miss Hannigan
  • “Little Girls (Reprise)” – Miss Hannigan
  • “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here” – Annie, Grace and Staff
  • “N.Y.C.” – Warbucks, Grace, Annie, Star-to-Be and Chorus
  • “N.Y.C. (Reprise)” / “Lullaby” – Warbucks
  • “Easy Street” – Rooster, Miss Hannigan and Lily
  • “You Won’t Be an Orphan for Long” – Grace and Warbucks
  • “Why Should I Change a Thing?” – Warbucks
  • “Maybe (Reprise)” – Annie

Act II

  • “Maybe (Reprise II)” – Annie
  • “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” – Bert Healy and the Boylan Sisters
  • “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (Reprise)” – Orphans
  • “Easy Street (Reprise)” – Rooster, Miss Hannigan and Lily
  • “Tomorrow (Cabinet Reprise)” – Annie, Roosevelt, Warbucks and Cabinet
  • “Tomorrow (Cabinet Reprise II)” – Roosevelt and the Cabinet
  • “Something Was Missing” – Warbucks
  • “Annie” – Grace and Staff
  • “I Don’t Need Anything But You” – Warbucks and Annie
  • “Maybe (Reprise III)” – Annie
  • “A New Deal for Christmas” – Warbucks, Grace, Annie, Roosevelt and Staff
  • “Tomorrow (Finale)” – Full Company

Show Lengths and Times

Annie officially opened at the Piccadilly Theatre London on June 5th 2017 and is booking until February 18th 2018.

Show running time is 2 hours 20 minutes, including an interval.

Suitable for Children?

Annie is suitable for all ages, but please note that children under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons entering the theatre must have their own ticket.

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The Sovremennik Theatre Season

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Moscow’s award-winning, critically acclaimed company Sovremennik Theatre return to the West End for a triple bill of limited performances. Reviving some of their most celebrated productions, Artistic Director Galina Volchek presents Three Comrades, Two for the Seesaw and Three Sisters, all of which will be performed in Russian with English subtitles.

An internationally renowned company, the Sovremennik Theatre are known for staging intense psychological dramas and bold contemporary plays, as well as Russian classics. Bringing their acclaimed season to London, the productions will collectively feature a cast and crew of over 100 people. Previously seen at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2011, the company return to London for a limited run from May 3rd-13th 2017.

Three Comrades

Set in Germany 1928, Three Comrades is adapted for the stage from Erich Maria Remarque’s novel of the same name, taking place at the height of global depression. As three men struggle to earn a living as mechanics, friendship seems to be the only shelter from the chaos surrounding them. When the disillusioned Robert Lohkamp meets a mysterious young woman, his destructive view on life slowly begins to change.

From the author of the critically acclaimed All Quiet on the Western Front, this is a classic tale of endurance, as Three Comrades portrays the great kindness and potential of human spirit.

Two for the Seesaw

Taking place in New York, Two for the Seesaw is Sovremennik Theatre’s compelling Russian twist on William Gibson’s poignant American drama. When a brooding Nebraska lawyer relocates to New York to escape his marriage, he embarks on a torrid, passionate affair with an eccentric dancer he meets at a party.

As the affair becomes more heated, their relationship comes under peril as their previous partners linger in the background and their own temperaments become clear.

Three Sisters

The Sovremennik Theatre round off their season with a revival of their celebrated version of Anton Chekhov’s classic Three Sisters, which received a Drama Desk Award and has played to audiences across the world.

This mesmerising production follows the well-known story of sisters Irina, Masha and Olga as they yearn for a meaning to their provincial life. As various guests, family members and lovers visit their home, unchanging events occur that will shape each of their futures.

Cast and Creative

Erich Maria Remarque’s Three Comrades, William Gibson’s Two for the Seesaw and Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters are all directed by Galina Volchek, Artistic Director and founding member of the Sovremennik Theatre.

Two for the Seesaw is performed by acclaimed Russian actress and humanitarian Chulpan Kahmatova and Kirill Safanov.

Show Lengths and Times

The Sovremennik Theatre Season opens at the Piccadilly Theatre London on May 3rd for a strictly limited run until May 13th 2017. Performances are at 7:15pm every day, excluding Sundays, with matinees on Saturday at 2pm.

Three Comrades runs from 3rd–6th May 2017.

Two for the Seesaw runs from 8th–9th May 2017.

Three Sisters runs from 11th-13th May 2017.

Show running times are yet to be confirmed and will vary per production.

Suitable for Children?

The Sovremennik Theatre Season may not be suitable for young children.

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Jersey Boys

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‘a proper, electric hit’

International smash-hit musical Jersey Boys continues to dazzle audiences at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, opening on March 14th 2014. After first opening at the Prince Edward Theatre to wide acclaim from audiences and critics alike in 2008, the all-singing Jersey Boys spectacular transferred to the Piccadilly Theatre, where it continues to play to packed-out audiences.

Seen by over 4 million people globally, Jersey Boys has achieved international acclaim, earning over 55 major awards worldwide. Following a Tony Award-winning premiere on Broadway in 2005, the musical transferred to London and earned an Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Jersey Boys has reached Las Vegas, Chicago and Toronto, with its London residency proving to be hugely successful.

Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and their remarkable rise to stardom as they became one of the most successful bands in history. Told in four segments, the show charts the humble beginnings, rise and inevitable fall of the band, who went on to sell over 100 million records around the world, and who were eventually inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Jersey Boys is an honest portrayal of how four men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey managed to find a unique sound. The musical follows their triumphs, heartaches, headaches and relationships and is one of the most inspirational stories of any pop group. Of course, Jersey Boys features a songbook that spans the band’s entire career.

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With a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, Jersey Boys is the ultimate jukebox musical, featuring several hits from the 60’s. Jersey Boys is directed by the prolific Des McAnuff, who has also directed Guys and Dolls and Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo, scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy.

Jersey Boys’ original London cast included Ryan Molloy as Frankie Valli, Stephen Ashfield as Bob Gaudio and Glenn Carter as Tommy DeVito. A new 2016 cast has been announced, starring Matt Corner (We Will Rock You) as Frankie Valli, Simon Bailey (Phantom of the Opera, We Will Rock You) as Tommy DeVito and Nicola Brazil (Legally Blonde) as Mary Delgado. Declan Egan and Matt Hunt make their professional West End debuts as Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi.

Song List

Act I

  • “Ces soirees-la (Oh What a Night) – Paris, 2000” – French Rap Star Yannick and Backup Group
  • “Silhouettes” – Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, Nick DeVito and Frankie Valli
  • “You’re the Apple of My Eye” – Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Nick DeVito
  • “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” – Frankie Valli
  • “Earth Angel” – Tommy DeVito and Full Company
  • “A Sunday Kind of Love” – Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Nick’s Date
  • “My Mother’s Eyes” – Frankie Valli
  • “I Go Ape” – The Four Lovers
  • “(Who Wears) Short Shorts” – The Royal Teens
  • “I’m in the Mood for Love” / “Moody’s Mood for Love” – Frankie Valli
  • “Cry for Me” – Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi
  • “ An Angel Cried” – Hal Miller and The Rays
  • “I Still Care” – Miss Frankie Nolan and The Romans
  • “Trance” – Billy Dixon and The Topix
  • “Sherry” – The Four Seasons
  • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” – The Four Seasons
  • “Walk Like a Man” – The Four Seasons
  • “December. 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” – Bob Gaudio and Full Company
  • “My Boyfriend’s Back” – The Angels
  • “My Eyes Adored You” – Frankie Valli, Mary Delgado and The Four Seasons
  • “Dawn (Go Away)” – The Four Seasons
  • “Walk Like a Man (reprise)” – Full Company

Act II

  • “Big Man in Town” – The Four Seasons
  • “Beggin’” – The Four Seasons
  • “Stay” – Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli and Nick Massi
  • “Let’s Hang On! (To What We’ve Got)” – Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli
  • “Opus 17 (Don’t You Worry ‘bout Me)” – Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli and The New Seasons
  • “Bye Bye Baby” – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
  • “C’mon Marianne” – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
  • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” – Frankie Valli
  • “Working My Way Back to You” – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
  • “Fallen Angel” – Frankie Valli
  • “Rag Doll” – The Four Seasons
  • “Who Loves You” – The Four Seasons and Full Company

Show Lengths and Times

Jersey Boys opened at the West End’s Prince Edward Theatre in 2008, before transferring to the Piccadilly Theatre in 2014, where it continues to play to sell-out audiences. Jersey Boys is set to close at the venue on Sunday 26th March 2017. Performances are at 7:30pm every day, excluding Mondays, with a matinees on Tuesday and Saturday at 3pm. An additional performance is at 5pm on Sunday.

Show running time is 2hrs and 30mins including an interval.

Suitable for Children?

Jersey Boys contains genuine New Jersey language which may not be suitable for young audiences, therefore parental guidance is advised.

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Dirty Dancing

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Returning to the West End in a fabulous triumphant blaze of glory, Dirty Dancing is back! Adapted from the 1987 film of the same name starring the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage showcases the famous pulse raising relationship between Baby and Johnny.

Synopsis and Songs

The story line of the show is similar to that of the Oscar winning film; a teenage girl on the cusp of womanhood, Frances “Baby” Houseman, goes on holiday with her family to a mountain resort in upstate New York. Baby soon becomes inspired by the resorts dance entertainment and develops a crush on the hunky dance instructor, Johnny Castle. As Baby famously carried a watermelon, she is invited to an after hours party in the resort and comes across some real dirty dancing. Baby soon decides she wants to ditch her wholesome rich girl persona and learn some sassy dancing for herself, with muscular Johnny as her instructor of course. As events at the holiday resort unfold, Baby learns she has to grow up pretty fast.

The Dirty Dancing movie soundtrack was one of the most celebrated of all time, picking up both an Academy and Grammy award. Celebrated songs from the film such as “Hungry Eyes” “Hey Baby” and of course “I’ve Had The Time of My Life” are performed as part of the stage show along with some exciting new songs such as “There Will Be Another You” and “Someone Like You”

Cast and Creative

Eleanor Bergstein, the writer of the hugely successful Dirty Dancing film, has adapted the story for the stage. The show is directed by Sarah Tipple with Kate Champion as choreographer.

Show Length and Times

Hot off the back of one of the most successful UK tours ever, Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage comes kicking into the Piccadilly Theatre from the 13th July and is booking until February 2014. Shows will run on Tuesday – Friday at 7.30pm, Saturdays at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Sundays at 2.30pm and 7pm.

 

Full Cast Announced for Viva Forever

Lucy Phelps, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Hannah John-Kamen, Siobhan Athwal

The full cast of Viva Forever, the musical based on the songs of The Spice Girls, has now been revealed, joining previously-announced stars Sally Ann Triplett and Hannah John-Kamen.

In her West End debut, John-Kamen will play Viva, a teenaged girl who finds fame via a reality television singing competition. Triplett will play Viva’s mother Lauren. Currently performing as Donna in Mamma Mia!, her additional credits include Lend Me a Tenor, Anything Goes, Cats, and Guys and Dolls. She also represented the UK in two Eurovision contests, in 1980 and 1982. They both took part in workshops of the musical before winning the roles for the show’s world premiere.

Viva’s best friends who also enter the competition will be played by Siobhan Athwell, Lucy Phelps, and Dominique Provost-Chalkley. Lucy Montgomery will play Lauren’s best friend Suzi. Her television credits include The Might Boosh, The IT Crowd, and Torchwoood, and she previously worked with writer Jennifer Saunders on Absolutely Fabulous. Simon Slater will play another friend, Mitch. His theatre credits include Waiting for Godot, Mamma Mia!, and Forbidden Broadway.

The roles of the TV talent show judges will be played by Sally Dexter, who recently played the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Bill Ward of Coronation Street and The Lion King, as well as Tamara Wall, whose credits include Legally Blonde and Eastenders.

Ben Cura will make his West End debut as the TV show’s musical director, as will Hatty Preston as the production assistant, Minty. Taking on roles in the ensemble will be Simon Adkins, Curtis Angus, Myles Brown, Sophie Carmen-Jones, Darren Carnall, Charlotte Gorton, Luke Jackson, Tom Kanavan, Rebecca McKinnis, Carla Nella, Zak Nemorin, Roxanne Palmer, Oliver Roll, David Rudin, Kirstie Skivington, Lucy Thatcher, Helen Ternent, Anthony Topham, and Charlotte Walcott.

The production begins previews on 27 November before opening officially on 11 December.

Olympic Special Offers for Ghost the Musical

Despite giving its closing notice in both London and Broadway, Ghost the Musical still proves to be one of London’s most popular musicals. The show has received good critical feedback and has earned an army of loyal fans who are keen to keep the spirit of the show alive long after it has been exorcised from the West End. The influx of visitors to London due to the Olympics has made many shows offer fantastic discounts on shows such as Ghost to allow audiences to see them at a special Olympic themed price.

Ghost the Musical are currently offering some fantastic discounts towards the end of their West End run, which has lasted just over a year:

Olympic Special Offers for Ghost the Musical

 

  • Was £25.00 NOW £20.12 (Valid Monday to Friday performances until 14th September)
  • Was £45.00 NOW £28.50 (Valid Monday to Friday performances from 1st August to 8th September)
  • Was £65.00 NOW £38.50 (Valid Monday to Friday performances from 1st August to 8th September)
Ghost the Musical opened in the West End on 19 July 2011 and starred Richard Fleeshman and Cassie Levy as Sam and Molly, supported by Sharon D Clarke as Ode Mae Brown. As the show transferred to Broadway in April 2012, original cast members Fleeshman and Levy reprised their roles at the Lunt Fontaine Theatre but the show received mixed to bad reviews, picking up no awards and posting closing notice after only 136 performances.
Mark Evans and Siobhan Dillon will star in the show until it closes at the Piccadilly Theatre on 6th October 2012.
Other established musicals are also celebrating the 2012 Olympics with similar price policies, with many selling tickets for £20.12 or taking £20.12 off the price of top priced seats, meaning you can see a show this summer at a fantastic saving.

Secret Tips for Cheap Ghost the Musical Tickets

If you’re planning to see a show at the Piccadilly Theatre, buying a meal deal could be a great way to save money and get a free meal as well! Some people are surprised to know that buy choosing a meal deal, money can sometimes actually be taken off the price of their ticket, plus they will be able to enjoy a delicious meal at a top London restaurant.

This screengrab shows that when you search for ticket only and ticket plus meal deal on 1st October 2012, the meal deal is actually cheaper and you will save £24!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Book

Warning: if you use the standard ticket search box, you will not see the meal deals! Meal deal search and discounts are on a different search page.

In the example above, £24 was saved. On certain dates, you could knock up to £17 off per ticket by booking a meal deal, so check meal deals before buying ticket only. The current meal deal offers are available for evening performances from Monday to Friday straight through the the production’s closing date in October.

 

Restaurant Choices

There are currently a number of fantastic meal deals available for Ghost the Musical, catering to a variety of different tastes. Before heading over to see a beloved film turned into a musical, grab dinner at Planet Hollywood, with burgers, ribs, and grilled chicken all available from their pre-theatre menu. You’ll soak in the LA glamour amidst wall-to-wall movie memorabilia and a giant cinema screen.

If Italian is more your thing, Little Sicily on Rupert Street is a great choice. In addition to pasta, gnocchi, and other staples, you’ll find fantastically inventive seafood dishes as well. There are also great salads and entrees to choose from, all included on the two-course theatre menu.

For an even more upscale choice, choose Wheelers of St James, located just off Pall Mall. A collaboration between chef Marco Pierre White and Sir Rocco Forte, this is renowned as one of the best seafood restaurants in London. You’ll find their famous fish and chips on the pre-theatre menu, alongside chicken pie, ham, and three delicious seafood starters.

All of the menus above are available to be combined with your ticket with top-price seats at £65 and upper circle seats at £45.

 

Spice Girls Musical Seating Tips

As tickets for the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! are selling very quickly, many people are wondering which are the best seats remaining. Here are our seating tips.

Recommended Seats

For many performances in December, available seats in the stalls begin at row M, and are therefore further back from the stage than many would like. We’d recommend the Royal Circle for the best views, particularly rows F and above. The centre seats, between 5 and 24, are particularly good. If you do choose to opt for stalls seats, aim for the centre: seats 7-24. Seats in these areas are priced at £67 for previews and £86 following Viva Forever!’s official opening on 11 December 2012.

Stalls

Stalls at the Piccadilly Theatre run from row BB to row U. This section traditionally offers the best views of the stage, and the centre section, particularly between seats 7-24. Stall tickets are priced at £67 for previews and £86 following Viva Forever!’s official opening on 11 December 2012.

Royal Circle

The Royal Circle at the Piccadilly Theatre offers good views of the stage and very comfortable seating and runs from row A to L. The best seats are in the centre, between seats 5-24. Seats in the Royal Circle  are priced at £67 for previews and £86 following Viva Forever!’s official opening on 11 December 2012.

Grand Circle

Unlike in some theatres, the front rows Grand Circle at the Piccadilly Theatre actually offer fine views of the stage and cost considerably less than the other two floors. It runs from row A to M. We’d recommend rows A-D between seats 5-24 as the best option for those on a budget. Grand Circle seats are available for £45 during previews and £57 for all other performances.

Availability

Tickets for Viva Forever! are selling very quickly, and some dates have now completely sold out.

Viva Forever

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Viva Forever Musical posts early closing notice. Last performance will now be 29th June 2013. 

Viva Forever, the Spice Girls musical, received its world premiere on 11 December 2012 at the Piccadilly Theatre. The Spice Girls are the most successful girl group of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide with hits such including “Say You’ll Be There,” “Spice Up Your Life,” and “Who Do You Think You Are.” They catapulted into the charts with their debut single “Wannabe” in 1996, and their reunion tour in 2007 grossed more than $100 million. Judy Craymer, the producer behind the mega-hit Mamma Mia!, is the producer of Viva Forever. After successful using ABBA’s songs to tell an completely unique story, Viva Forever follows the same format with a script by Jennifer Saunders, most famous for her work on the hit sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. The plotline follows a young girl trying out for an X Factor-style reality show, and stays true to the Spice Girls theme of “girl power.”

Synopsis and Song List: 

The show opens the day after Viva and her friends have successfully entered a TV talent competition. The group progress to the final rounds, but Viva is selected on her own, leaving her with a tough decision to make – will she stay with her group of friends or will she chase her dreams? The show is set in contemporary London and Spain, and deals with the relationship between mother and daughter. This heart-warming show provides plenty of laughs, along with poignant moments. A whole variety of Spice Girls songs will come together to tell this tale, including the following:

Wannabe
Too Much of Something
Tell Me Why
Who Do You Think You Are? 
Time Goes By
Look at Me
Spice Up Your Life 
Denying 
Do it 
Let Love Lead the Way
Move Over 
I Turn To You 
Headlines 
Say You’ll Be There 
2 Become 1

Cast and Creative

Hannah John-Kamen makes her West End debut as Viva, starring alongside theatre veteran Sally Ann Triplett as Viva’s mother Lauren. Triplett’s many theatre credits include Mamma Mia!, Anything Goes, and Lend Me a Tenor. Sally Dexter, Bill Ward, and Tamara Wall appear as the three talent show judges, while Siobhan Athwell, Lucy Phelps, and Dominique Provost-Chalkley portray the other members of the girl group.Viva Forever is written by Jennifer Saunders, the award-winning writer behind the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. It is directed by Paul Garrington, and produced by Judy Craymer, who created Mamma Mia!.

Show Length and Times

Monday: 7:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30pm
Wednesday: 3pm and 7:30pm
Thursday: 7:30pm
Friday: 5pm and 8:30pm
Saturday: 3pm and 7:30pm
No performances on Sundays

The running time is 2 hours 30 minutes including one 15 minute interval. 7:30pm shows finish at 10pm, 8:30pm shows finish at 11pm, 3pm shows finish at 5:30pm, and 5pm shows finish at 7:30pm.

Have a look at our videos from the exclusive press launch, in which all 5 Spice Girls attended:

Official Tickets

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