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Feature: Theatre Tickets UK – My must-see wish list for this new site

Feature: Theatre Tickets UK – My must-see wish list for this new site

As we approach the last few months of 2016, we also see one of the busiest times in the theatre calendar. Not just great for me as a writer, but perfect timing for the launch a new ticketing website to help people get all those great deals that London has to offer. Welcome to Theatre Tickets UK!
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LBO News: Olivier Awards 2015 Round-Up

LBO News: Olivier Awards 2015 Round-Up

Originally published on London Box Office


This weekend was one of the pivotal awards weekends in the theatre calendar, with the stars of the West End hitting the red carpet to celebrate the best of theatre, dance and opera that London had to offer. The 39th Lawrence Olivier Awards took place on Sunday 12th April at the Royal Opera House and as ever there were some expected wins for the year’s most popular productions but also some surprises as well deserved dark horses crept up unawares.
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LBO Review: Wicked

LBO Review: Wicked

Originally published on London Box Office


In my mind, a show like Wicked needs no introduction; it’s hard to imagine walking through London Victoria without seeing the eye-catching green signs adorning the Apollo Victoria Theatre. After winning over 100 international awards and defining the careers of many musical theatre performers, I have to remind myself that Wicked has only been around for 9 years. But like any musical, it often goes through cast changes to keep the performances fresh. So I went along to watch this spectacle once again but now with a new leading lady playing the green witch Elphaba herself. The previous star Willemijn Verkaik, having played the role around the world for 7 years, left the show early for medical reasons and for a limited time has been replaced by Kerry Ellis. Ellis previously played Elphaba in 2006, taking over from the role’s creator (and arguably most famous star) Idina Menzel. So, with a famous musical theatre name back on stage, my expectations for the show were at their highest. I was not disappointed.
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