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Your Guide To West End Family Shows For October Half Term
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Dark, chilly evenings and romantic rambles by the riverside. Miniature ghosts and witches on your doorstep, marshmallows, bonfires, jack-o-lanterns and the last pit-stop before Christmas.

Billy Elliot Screened To Worldwide Cinema Audiences
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Billy Elliot The Musical was screened live from London's Victoria Palace Theatre last Sunday, in a very special one-off performance that went out to cinemas across eight countries, including 554 across the UK and Ireland.

Watch The New Trailer For Kinks Musical Sunny Afternoon
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Sunny Afternoon, the sparkling new musical that charts the rise to fame (and infamy) in the Sixties of legendary British band The Kinks, begins performances at the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October. 

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Nicole Scherzinger To Star In Cats At London Palladium
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After months  of rumours it’s been confirmed that X-Factor star and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is to star in the forthcoming West End return of Cats at the London Palladium, which has reunited the show’s original creative team of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn and Gillian Lynne.

Al Pacino Promises 'Decadent' West End Salomé For 2016
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Hollywood legend Al Pacino is set to make his long-awaited return to the West End with a production of Oscar Wilde's Salomé in spring 2016. The Godfather II and Scarface star is a long-time admirer / proponent of Wilde's biblically-inspired one-act tragedy.

Casting Announced For Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
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Casting has been announced for the London production of Broadway hit Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, which opens at the West End’s Aldwych Theatre on 24 February next year following previews from 10 February.

Countdown To Memphis: With Pictures
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Recently I posted about the narrowing crossover between retro-rock & pop and West End musicals. Jersey Boys, Sunny Afternoon, Mamma Mia!, The Bodyguard and Beautiful – The Car

Jennifer DiNoia Is Wicked's New Elphaba From 27 October
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The West End production of Wicked will welcome a new Elphaba on 27 October, when American actress Jennifer DiNoia takes over from Kerry Ellis in the role for a 14-week engagement at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. She'll stay with the show until 31 January.

The Lion King Is Most Successful Show Of All Time
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The Lion King has overtaken The Phantom of the Opera to become the highest grossing film or stage show of all time, according to a statement issued yesterday by the Walt Disney Company.

'Our Show Is Special': Gemma Arterton On Made In Dagenham
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Made In Dagenham is the West End musical event of the season, and it commences previews at the Adelphi Theatre in just a few weeks on 9 October.

Seats Available For Billy Elliot Live On 28 Sept With Spectacular Cast
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If you're a fan of our Show of the Month Billy Elliot and fancy the prospect of seeing a really special performance, you'll want to be at London's Victoria Palace Theatre for the matinee on Sunday 28 September. 

Full Casting Announced For Evita At The Dominion
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Full casting has been announced for the London return of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's clasic musical Evita, which commences its strictly limited run of 55 performances at the West End's Dominion Theatre on 22 September following a short series of previews from 16 September.