So, there are a number of long-running shows that are closing before the end of the year. We will look at those shows and also what is or might be following them.
Firstly, the musical Blood Brothers is closing it’s doors for the last time on Saturday 27th October. I am sure that this fantastic show will be missed by many – it is a fantastic musical and if you haven’t already seen it I would definitely advise you to try and find time to get tickets and go to the Phoenix Theatre before it closes.
The good news is, however, that after more than 10,000 performances in London, making it the third longest running musical ever to play the West End, it will continue to play across the UK in 2013 – check back to TheatreTickets.net regularly to find the details when we have them.
Chicago will close on 1st September, in just over 3 weeks. We have some brilliant discounts available, with tickets currently selling from £28.50 (please check which seats and the validity before booking). Alternatively you could enjoy theatre and dinner combining tickets for Chicago with pre-theatre dinner at Strand Carvery or Salieri. The dinner and show packages are valid Monday – Friday evenings only.
Ghost the Musical is another that is a great night out – this film-turned-stage-musical works really well at the Piccadilly Theatre. The final night will be Saturday 6th October. We currently have some fantastic offers on tickets for Ghost, with savings of up to 40%, plus the option of dinner & show packages with dinner at a choice of Planet Hollywood, Little Sicily or Wheeler’s of St James, with prices currently starting from £45 per person for ticket and dinner. All of our Ghost dinner packages are limited to being valid Monday – Friday evenings only. We have no information at this time as to what will replace Chicago at the Garrick theatre, but rest assured we will let you know as soon as we have some news!
The summer season for Miss Polly Rae and The Hurly Burly show will come to a sad end on 18th August, so if you want some razzle dazzle in the intimate surroundings of the Duchess Theatre get tickets for a night that will be Naughty, but oh so Nice! In a vast contrast Our Boys will open at the Duchess theatre on 26th September, based on the author’s own army experience. Different, but perhaps no less compelling or enjoyable, this play – which won a Best New Play Award in 1993 – will star Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films), Laurence Fox (leading part in DS Hathaway on TV).
Of course, the exciting thing about Ghost finishing (if there can be any excitement about a very good show finishing) is that it will be followed at the Piccadilly Theatre by Viva Forever! the musical based on music from the Spice Girls and which previews on 29th November this year. Tickets have already been big sellers, so if you want to see this show I would advise getting tickets booked soon.
And yet another very successful and entertaining musical, The Wizard of Oz will close on Sunday 2nd September, so you need to get tickets quick – and with the fantastic discounts we now have it will be a value night out. Tickets are priced as low as £13.99, with over 55% saving. However, there are conditions on the discounted tickets, so please check valid days and performances before booking. The Wizard of Oz will be followed at the London Palladium by Scrooge for the Christmas period. Tickets are now on sale from 24th October through to 5th January 2013.
I can’t quite believe that Sweeney Todd will come to an end already in September! The last show will be on 22nd September. This show was a sell out at the Chichester Festival before moving to the Adelphi in London. Still starrring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, get to see it quickly before it is replaced by The Bodyguard which is, of course, based on the smash hit film starring Kevin Costner and the late, great Whitney Houston. The stage musical will star Heather Headley and Lloyd Owen and if nothing else will be a brilliant tribute to those Whitney songs we all love. The Bodyguard will open at the Adelphi on 6th November 2012.