Musicals in London January 2014

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Merchants Of Bollywood at Peacock Theatre, London
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The Merchants Of Bollywood

to Peacock Theatre The glamour and glitter of Bollywood is back! "The Merchants of Bollywood" charts the history of the world's largest film industry. This heart-warming show is a riot of colour, high-energy music and sensational dance routines.
Seussical at Arts Theatre, London
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Suessical — The Musical

to Arts Theatre Let the Cat in the Hat take you on a journey into the fantastical world of Dr Seuss. Horton the Elephant has been left alone to guard an abandoned egg, but then he discovers a small world floating by on a speck of dust. This small world is home to the Whos, and he must find a way to save them from a world of naysayers and dangers.
 
Julie Madly Deeply at Trafalgar Studios, London
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“Julie Madly Deeply” — about Julie Andrews

to Trafalgar Studios "Julie Madly Deeply" is a charming and cheeky cabaret which celebrates the legend that is Dame Julie Andrews. Songs from her great musicals, including "Mary Poppins", "The Sound of Music" and "My Fair Lady", are intertwined with stories from Andrews' own life, from her early beginnings as a child star to the challenge of losing her voice late in life.
Candide at Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide”

to Menier Chocolate Factory The Menier Chocolate Factory will be putting on a production of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide". Candide's journey of discovery is anything but dull. This whirlwind adventure is a joyous musical romp trough anguish, happiness, loss and love, as she seeks to prove that "life is happiness indeed".
 
From Here To Eternity at Shaftesbury Theatre, London
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Tim Rice’s new musical — “From Here To Eternity”

to Shaftesbury Theatre Tim Rice's new musical "From Here To Eternity" is a tale of illicit love and army life in Pearl Harbour, 1941. When a troubled young Private falls for a kind-hearted escort girl, and his platoon sergeant embarks upon a dangerous affair with an officer's wife, the lives of both men are set on a course they cannot control.
Light Princess at Lyttelton Theatre, London
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“The Light Princess”, with music by Tori Amos

to Lyttelton Theatre "The Light Princess" is both a dark fairytale and a coming-of-age story about grief, rebellion and the power of love. A prince and a princess in different kingdoms have both lost their mothers. The prince becomes so heavy-hearted that he can never smile, and declares war on the opposing realm. The princess escapes, only to encounter him on a piece of contested land.
 
Dirty Dancing at Piccadilly Theatre, London
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“Dirty Dancing”, at the Piccadilly Theatre

to Piccadilly Theatre "Dirty Dancing" tells the tale of Baby and Johnny -- two fiery young spirits who come together in the most exciting summer of their lives. It includes all of your favourite tunes from the movie, including 'Hungry Eyes', 'I've Had the Time of My Life' and 'She's Like the Wind'.
Let It Be at Savoy Theatre, London
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The Fab Four are back! — with “Let It Be”

to Savoy Theatre "Let It Be" is hitting the West End in a spectacular theatrical concert featuring over twenty of The Beatles' greatest hits! Witness The Beatles' meteoric rise from the Cavern Club, through Beatlemania, and on to their later masterpieces like "Hey Jude" and "Let It Be". Live performances will take you back to the swinging sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
 
Spamalot at Playhouse Theatre, London
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Monty Python’s “Spamalot”

to Playhouse Theatre Monty Python fans should get their coconuts out and trot down to the Playhouse Theatre for "Spamalot" -- the stage version of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". It tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the (very) Round Table, who have searched the length and breadth of the land in their quest for the Holy Grail, with hilarious songs like "He's Not Dead Yet", "Find Your Grail" and "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life".
Jersey Boys at Prince Edward Theatre, London
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Jersey Boys — Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

to Prince Edward Theatre "Jersey Boys" tells the tale of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons -- the rags to riches tale of four boys escaping the rough streets of New Jersey and making it big as an international pop sensation -- selling 100 million records and earning a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
 
 
 

That’s all the West End musicals, but there are plenty more things to do during January including:

Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam”January 2014Cirque du Soleil returns to the Royal Albert Hall with “Quidam”, in which the world-famous circus troop mix death-defying acrobatics with aerial stunts and choreographed dance moves. “Quidam” is a tribute to the nameless passerby… the faceless stranger lost amongst the crowd. Quidam is a story of the one who cries out, sings, and dreams… evoking the joys and sorrows of everyday life.

Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes”January 2014The disturbing story of prejudice and persecution is set in a small fishing village on the coast. Fisherman Peter Grimes already has an uneasy relationship with the other locals, and when his apprentice dies the community assumes that he is guilty. Britten’s haunting score rolls around with the churning sea and the changing moods of the landscape, resulting in an opera full of menace and beauty.

“The Only Way Is Downton” — Trafalgar StudiosJanuary 2014Luke Kempner’s one-man comedy of impressions comes to London with some exclusive new material. When celebrities start to appear at the Abbey, cultures clash and eras collide in this hilarious parody of some of our most popular TV shows. Can they help the cast of Downton save the estate from financial ruin… again?

Strictly Come Dancing — The Live TourJanuary 2014If you’re a fan of “Strictly Come Dancing” then get down to Wembley Arena for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour. You’ll be able to watch all your favourite couples competing live for your votes (made via your mobile phone), with feedback from the TV judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.

“Giselle” — Royal Opera HouseJanuary 2014“Giselle” is one of the most influential of all romantic ballets. It tells the story of a broken-hearted peasant girl who falls in love with Count Albrecht, believing him to be a lowly villager. Her discovery of his true identity has devastating consequences. and transforms her into an avenging spirit.

Maroon 5 — at The O2January 2014Following the release of their successful fourth album “Overexposed”, Maroon 5 are returning to the UK for two nights at The O2.

Astronomy Photographer of the YearJanuary 2014The Royal Observatory is teaming up the BBC’s ‘Sky At Night’ magazine to launch the annual “Astronomy Photographer of the Year” competition. The small exhibition includes images of stars, swirling nebulae and deep space.

“Eric and Little Ern”… about Morecambe and WiseJanuary 2014The country’s favourite comedy act has been brought back to life with warm memories of a bygone era. “Eric and Little Ern” recreates some of the finest moments of their comedy career, merging cherished moments from the “Morecambe and Wise” archives with some brand new material by the performers.

 
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