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NEWS and ticket deals June 2023

Updated: Sep 8, 2023

The Buddy Holly Story UK tour musical theatre Glasgow King's
Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story (UK Tour)

Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story is at Glasgow King's Theatre from Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th July.

HALF PRICE TICKET DEAL: 🎟️ ATG Theatre card members can get HALF PRICE TICKETS on most* seats for opening night, Tuesday 11th July AND for both the matinee and evening show on Wednesday 12th July. Prices from £13!! Select 'opening night offer' at checkout.

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An Officer and a Gentleman UK tour musical theatre
NEW: An Officer and a Gentleman (UK Tour)

Based on the award-winning 80s movie, featuring the songs of Madonna, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Blondie  and more, An Officer and a Gentleman UK Tour is on sale for 13 venues across the UK now.

📅 The UK tour starts 23rd February 2024 in Birmingham, plays Glasgow King's Theatre 3rd to 9th March 2024 and His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen from 8th to 12th October 2024.

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I should be so lucky Stock Aitken and Waterman UK tour musical theatre
NEW: I Should Be So Lucky (UK Tour)

Featuring no less than 10 Number 1 singles and over 30 songs from the Hit Factory whose music defined an era - the new Stock, Aitken and Waterman musical I Should Be So Lucky hits theatres later this year.

With music from pop royalty including Kylie Minogue (I Should Be So Lucky), Rick Astley (Never Gonna Give You Up), Jason Donovan (Especially for You), Bananarama (Love In The First Degree) and so many more, all woven into an original story about family, friends, love and great times.

📅 The UK tour starts 2nd November 2023 in Manchester, plays Glasgow King's Theatre 12th to 17th February 2024 and His Majesty's Aberdeen 30th April to 4th May 2024.

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A Strange Loop musical theatre London west end Barbican
NEW: A Strange Loop (London West End)

The Broadway hit and Best Musical winner 'A Strange Loop' is playing at the Barbican Theatre for a limited season. Reprising his lead role from Broadway, Kyle Ramar Freeman makes his West End debut.

📅 Playing from 17th June to 9th September 2023.

🎟️ Tickets from £30.

From what I've seen, this looks brilliant and I may have to break my 'no more London this year' rule to see it!

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Lyonesse play Kristin Scott Thomas Lily James London West end Harold Pinter Theatre
NEW: Lyonesse, (London West End)

Elaine (Kristin Scott Thomas) a reclusive and talented actress, disappears in mysterious circumstances. 30 years later, she finally feels ready to tell her story – summoning Kate, a young film executive (Lily James), to her remote Cornish home to assist with her glorious comeback.

But who really controls the stories we tell, and how we get to tell them?

📅 Playing The Harold Pinter Theatre from 17th October to 23rd December 2023, this sounds right up my street.

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Dr Semmelweis play Mark Rylance London West end Harold Pinter theatre
NEW: Dr Semmelweis (London West End)

Mark Rylance returns to the West End as one of medicine’s greatest pioneers, maverick Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis – the man whose research could save many millions of mothers’ lives.

But what good is a discovery that is ignored?

In Vienna, a city of artistic and scientific revolution, thousands of women are still dying in childbirth each and every year. Only Dr Semmelweis can see the invisible killer at work, but to stop it, he must convince his colleagues to admit culpability and approve change.

📅 Playing The Harold Pinter Theatre from 28th June to 7th October 2023. I bet this is fascinating!

🎟️ Tickets from £15!

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Operation Mincemeat musical London west end Fortune theatre
EXTENDED: Operation Mincemeat (London West End)

The hilarious and sharp-witted musical that tells the story of a real-life - and extremely bizarre - WWII operation, has been extended to 4th November at the Fortune Theatre.

I have heard nothing but good things about this show and it's another temptation for breaking my London-ban.

🎟️ Book early in the week - Mondays and Tuesdays - for the best ticket prices. Starts from £39.50.

On Fridays and Saturdays you will not get a ticket for less than £80.

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Backstairs Billy comedy play London west end Luke Evans Penelope Wilton Duke of York's theatre
NEW: Backstairs Billy (London West End)

A new comedy which looks at a pivotal moment in the 50 year relationship between the Queen Mother and her loyal servant William “Billy” Tallon has been announced for the Duke of York's Theatre.

Michael Grandage directs Penelope Wilton as the Queen Mother and Luke Evans as Billy, with further casting to be announced shortly.

Set in 1979, when strikes are bringing the country to its knees and Britain is about to seismically change under Margaret Thatcher, it is business as usual for the Queen Mother and Billy inside Clarence House. Receptions are in full swing and the champagne is flowing as the two worlds start to collide with dizzying consequences.

Another that sounds really interesting! Also, Penelope Wilton and Luke Evans!!

📅 Playing The Duke of York's Theatre from 27th October 2023 to 27th January 2024.

🎟️ Tickets from £30.00

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The way old friends do comedy play musical abba Mark Gatiss Criterion theatre London west end Miriam Margolyes Paul O'Grady
NEW: The Way Old Friends Do (London West End)

A new comedy about devotion, desire and dancing queens, THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO is coming to London’s Criterion Theatre for a limited run.

Written by and starring Ian Hallard (The Boys In The Band), this world premiere is directed by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Dracula, Doctor Who, The League of Gentlemen). Featuring the voices of Miriam Margolyes and Paul O’Grady!

In 1988, two school friends tentatively come out to one another: one as gay, the other as an ABBA fan. When they meet again years later, they decide to form the world’s first ABBA tribute band – in drag! But can their friendship survive the tribulations of life on the road?

📅 Playing The Criterion Theatre from 17th August to 9th September 2023.

🎟️ Tickets from £22.62

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🌟 Some new show announcements and best theatre deals for Scottish, UK Tour and London West End Musical Theatre, plays and events as at end June 2023 🌟

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