Gems for Autumn Treats

Autumn’s here and sometimes there are grey days not even crisp colourful leaves or hot chocolates can save. For those days, we have here a perfect Mix&Match list to get some sparkle back into your life.

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on our list, of course WICKED. Not only our October giveaway prize, but also something magical and so spectacular that it’s always the perfect time to be WICKED, ahm see WICKED of course.

Based on the best-selling book by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is the extraordinary musical performed at the Apollo Victoria Theatre that focuses on the plight of one blond, popular girl and a green-faced brunette who are feted to become the most celebrated witches in history.
In this remarkable fantasy world of wizards and witches the audience will be spell-bound by this unique tale of friendship. Our two magical girls are about to attend Shiz University where they will make choices that we see them fulfil separate futures. Only then will you suddenly realise that you know only a part of the story of Oz.

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Has to be ANNIE. Not only are the kids fantastic, but the part of Miss Hannigan will soon be played by Actor and comedian Meera Syal who takes control of the orphanage from 27 November, just in time for Christmas!
Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family… With a much-loved score including the classics. It’s A Hard Knock Life, Tomorrow and Easy Street, Annie will charm and delight audiences of all ages.

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Just fresh out with previews starting this Thursday (26/10/2017)
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is not to be missed. Christian Slater leads a killer ensemble cast in the return of David Mamet’s cult classic play Glengarry Glen Ross, which sees a team of cut-throat real estate agents strive to close sales – by any means necessary. Pitched in a high-stakes competition against each other, four increasingly desperate employees will do anything, legal or otherwise, to shift the property. As time and luck start to run out, the mantra is simple: close the deal and you’ve won a Cadillac; blow the lead and… The trailblazing modern classic, directed by Sam Yates, runs at the Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited 14-week West End season.

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OSLO this beauty transferred from the National to the West End and is playing their season at the Harold Pinter theatre.
In 1993, with the eyes of the world watching and the global press gathered for a momentous occasion, the leaders of Israel and Palestine shook hands on the lawn of the White House. But few observers could have known that the negotiations leading up to this iconic moment started secretly in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo. This political thriller shows how one young Norwegian couple, arranged and orchestrated high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation, ultimately culminating in the historic signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords.

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VENUS IN FUR is about to set new standards in theatre and at home at the Royal Haymarket Theatre for its limited season. Natalie Dormer and David Oakes star in the West End premiere of David Ives’ critically acclaimed Broadway smash hit, VENUS IN FUR. Enigmatic actress Vanda Jordan appears unannounced for an audition with director Thomas Novachek. She’s determined to land the leading role in his new production – despite seeming wrong for the part. Over one evening in downtown Manhattan their charged meeting becomes a seductive dance to the end. Directed by Patrick Marber, VENUS IN FUR is an intoxicating dark comedy of desire, fantasy and the innate love of fur.

Big Fish

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BIG FISH is going to be a hit. The latest coup from The Other Palace theatre this musical will also be your winter favourite. What is it to really know your own father? Meet Edward Bloom, an ordinary man, and an extraordinary father. He has always told his son tall tales filled with beauty, love and imagination but when his son confronts him about what is truth and what is fiction, they go on a life-affirming journey that will change them forever. This gem is bursting with heart and humanity, Big Fish The Musical will leave you holding on to your family and friends just that little bit tighter.

School Of Rock

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School of Rock. Already a classic and the perfect half term treat. Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out? SCHOOL Of ROCK is a musical treat for all ages. So please, bring your air guitar and unleash your inner rock god!

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The sassiest of them all. KINKY BOOTS is now in its third year in the West End and still rocking it. Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

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For all those MOTOWN fans out there, this is for you. Can’t decide if The Supremes are better than The Marvelettes or if Smoky Robinson is your Marvin Gaye, than this musical is for you. The Musical brings its tale of Motown founder Berry Gordy and the acts he discovered to the Shaftesbury Theatre. The Broadway hit charts the story of how Gordy, with just $800 borrowed from his family, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of artists including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. Uncovering the true story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation, Motown The Musical features a score of 50 Motown tracks including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, I’ll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and For Once In My Life.

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This is our hidden gem, opening in November it’s the perfect thing for those grey days. This coming-of-age musical is a modern day fairy-tale based on the true story of a 16 year-old with a secret to tell – and dreams to realise. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tells the tale of Jamie New: sixteen, not quite fitting in on a council estate in Sheffield – but with a bit of help, supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies, and steps out of the darkness into the spotlight to become a sensation, in a fearless, funny, fabulous brand new musical sensation.

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Happy Halloween and we see you for the Christmas season.