While it’s not so long ago that theatres closed their doors for the pandemic, few things are as exciting as scheduling a date and booking your tickets for an upcoming theatre performance., Recently, several blockbuster shows announced that they are sticking around and extending their runs on the West End. Not only is it a sign that the theatre industry is back with a bang, but it also gives you the perfect opportunity to catch some classic shows that you might have missed. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest shows to announce extensions.
Long time favourites extend their runs to October 2022
Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera, and Moulin Rouge! The Musical have all enjoyed incredible success at the box office in recent times, and they have recently announced extensions until October 2022. So, if you missed out on these classics, you have the perfect opportunity to book your tickets for a summer or autumn performance this year. Zizi Strallen plays the titular role in Mary Poppins, and the world’s favourite nanny shows us all why we just adore her antics on Cherry Tree Lane. It’s undoubtedly one for the family and is a great opportunity to enjoy a cultural outing with your kids when school is out this summer.
Life of Pi is also here to stay
The producers behind Life of Pi announced that they would be extending their run at the Wyndham Theatre until October. The stage adaptation of the popular film has received an incredible nine Olivier Award nominations, five of which they took home the statuette for – including Best New Play, and is making history for all the right reasons. The survival story is beautifully portrayed on stage and promises to retain its immense popularity as the year progresses. Thanks to the new dates added at the Wyndham; you can reserve tickets for a performance this summer.
Harry Potter runs until at least 2023
Few stage shows have been as eagerly anticipated in recent times as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Eager to see what life is like after Hogwarts, fans have flocked in their millions to watch the stage performance, which follows Albus Potter’s trials and tribulations as he tries to emulate the achievements of his father. If you haven’t yet seen the popular stage performance, you can check in with Harry and the gang until February 2023, as it was recently announced that the show is booking until then.
The return of the Choir of Man
Last but not least, the smash-hit romp Choir of Man has announced that it will be returning to the West End in October. Before making its West End debut, the hit show had enjoyed incredible international success, and due to exceptional demand, it will be returning for a run between October 2022 and February 2023. It promises to be the best night in your ‘local’ that you’ve ever had, and it combines classic pub tunes with folk, pop, and classic rock for an evening of merriment and celebration. Don’t miss out when the Choir of Man returns to the West End later this year.
A night at the theatre is a wonderful treat for you and the family. Whether you’re desperate to see how Harry gets on after Hogwarts or want to check in with the wonderful world of Mary Poppins, now is the perfect time to reserve your tickets and plan an exciting and immersing night at the theatre with your loved ones.