Based on the Dreamworks Animation film, The Prince of Egypt will open in the West End for a 32-week run in February 2020.
Stuck for ideas that will appeal to families with young children? Fear not as Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever will tour from the 18th October, opening at the Dartford Orchard Theatre.
With the Mary Poppins stage musical returning to London’s West End in October, we talk to Zizi Strallen about what it will be like stepping into familar shoes, and whether she can actually spell supercalifragilisticdocious.
The annual spectacle will return at the end of June for what is billed as the UK’s biggest outdoor theatre performance, with a 1000-strong cast adding The Year of the Viking to this year’s Kynren - an epic tale of England in County Durham.
Back to the Future the Musical will debut on a 12-week run at Manchester Opera House on Thursday 20th February 2020, before moving to the West End.
Who will be joining Jay McGuiness in the West End musical version of the hit 80s film?
Hairspray the Musical will begin a new UK tour in September next year, on its third run that will extend in 2021.
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will embark on a new tour of the UK and Ireland following a hugely succesful, sold-out run in 2017/2018.
The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Somerset, is hosting its annual Summer Outdoor Theatre event, bringing some classic productions to the stage between July and August.
Mischief Theatre has announced a new national tour of its hilarious Peter Pan Goes Wrong, a comical performance that will visit London’s Alexandra Palace on its run.
The award-winning Selladoor Worldwide production of Falsettos will open in London this summer.
Tickets are now on sale for the musical, Dear Evan Hansen, which is opening in the West End later this year.
A musical adaptation of the popular novel, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾, is heading to London this summer.
Thriller Live, the West End concert show, is extending its run to April 2020 with a new booking period announced.
We round up some of the top theatre cast announcements to have on your group travel radar.
The UK tour of the play, based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins, is now running until November 2019.
Mischief Theatre’s slapstick comedy play has announced it will now be taking bookings into 2020.
ABBA musical, Mamma Mia! has announced its extension into next year, to mark its 20th anniversary in the West End.
For a limited run from September, Big the Musical, based on the hit movie, will arrive at the Dominion Theatre in London.
A new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will open at London’s Dominion Theatre this November with group tickets now on sale.
A new star will be taking the lead role in the new West End production of Joseph at the London Palladium, which opens on 27th June. So who is Jac Yarrow?
Popular Irish dancing show, Riverdance, is set to tour the UK with a new 25th anniversary celebratory show in 2020.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, staged at London’s Palace Theatre, is now taking bookings until January 2020.
The musical, touring the UK from this September has now revealed more dates, taking it into 2020.
Based on the popular Disney animated film by the same name, Frozen the musical will make its UK debut at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2020.
Michael de Burća meets Kate Robbins to talk about her role in the new musical Club Tropicana the Musical.
Cameron Mackintosh and Disney have announced that Petula Clark and Joseph Millson will join the previously announced cast in the new production of Mary Poppins.
A bewitching experience that will leave you questioning alien existence and human imagination, says Laura Sexton after reviewing the show at The Ambassadors Theatre in London.
GLT speaks to the actor about performing his dream part in the hit musical which is currently playing at the Apollo Theatre in the West End.
Mischief Theatre, the Olivier award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, has announced its new comedy, Magic Goes Wrong.
The upcoming tour of Calendar Girls The Musical, by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, has revealed that Lesley Joseph will join the cast.
A new cast has been announced ahead of the 30th anniversary of the London production.
The Agatha Christie play, Witness for the Prosecution, has extended its run at London County Hall until 2020, with more tickets now released.
The popular production based on the songs of ABBA will tour the UK again starting this September.
GLT reviews Come From Away, the musical based on the remarkable true events of 9/11.
A new cast has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy, Calendar Girls The Musical.
The 2019/20 tour of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert will star actor and Strictly Come Dancing winner, Joe McFadden in the production.
The musical, telling the story of rock and roll artist Tina Turner, has revealed its new lead actor.
The musical announced its extension news ahead of its first West End preview.
With so many shows coming up this year, here is a selection of family-friendly productions to add to your diaries.
It will have you guessing right until the last minute, says Shannon Clark after going to the opening night of The Girl on the Train’s UK tour.
Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat has revealed its lead casting.
David Walliams’ The Boy in the Dress will open at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre this November.
Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong, has revealed a new cast for its performances at the Duchess Theatre in London.
Whilst The Queen’s Theatre closes for refurbishments, a concert version of Les Misérables will open next door at the Gielgud, with a new cast announced.
After more than 12 years and almost 10 million visitors at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, “this hit musical is still casting a spell over London” (Time Out).
Mischief Theatre, the company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, has announced it will take over the Vaudeville Theatre with a season of new works from September 2019.
Simon Button speaks with Samantha Womack and Oliver Farnworth on their intense roles in The Girl on the Train.
The Menier Chocolate Factory’s production of Fiddler on the Roof will transfer to the West End this year.
Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel will begin a Monday night residency at the Fortune Theatre from February 2019.
Tickets for the upcoming West End production of Mary Poppins have now gone on sale.
Over 200,000 new tickets will go on sale for the hit musical based on the iconic artist, Tina Turner.
The producers of SIX The Musical have announced that it is extending to 5th January 2020.
The cast that will join Craig Revel Horwood and Anita Dobson in the UK tour of Annie, has now been revealed.
Performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It are on the summer season line-up at Shakespeare’s Globe for 2019.
We look at some of the big shows opening this year, with big names.
Full casting has been revealed for the West End transfer of the Almeida’s sell out production of The Twilight Zone.
The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has announced that the musical The Lion King will embark on a second UK and Ireland tour, commencing this September.
Popular West End Show, Les Misérables, will be moving to a different London theatre for four months whilst refurbishments are being done to its current home, the Queen’s Theatre.
It has been announced that the UK tour of Doctor Dolittle, starring Mark Williams, has been cancelled.
Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer, best known as Kenneth in 30 Rock, is set to make his West End debut in Waitress.
Counting down to the most read article, here are the most popular news stories and features that caught your attention on the Group Leisure & Travel website in 2018.
Keith Jack, who will star as Nick Piazza in the 30th anniversary tour of Fame The Musical, shares his insight into the show.
Following its season at the London Palladium, comes the announcement that The King & I will embark on a major UK tour from Spring 2019.
The West End show has revealed that EastEnders star Shane Richie will be joining the cast.
The popular festive musical will once again tour the country, opening in Wolverhampton in October 2019.
Bonnie Langford, who is currently starring as Dorothy Brock in London’s 42nd Street, will take on the role of Roz in the upcoming Dolly Parton show, 9 to 5 the Musical.
The musical featuring puppets will be visiting venues up and down the UK in 2019 opening at Portsmouth Kings Theatre on 25th January.
Katharine McPhee will make her West End debut starring as Jenna in the UK premiere of Waitress, having played the role on Broadway earlier this year.
The play will now be booking until November 2019, with a new cast set to join the show.
The smash hit Queen and Ben Elton musical will embark on a brand new tour in September 2019.
The Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre will arrive at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on 8th July.
The West End production of Wicked has released 500,000 new tickets and is now booking until 30th November 2019.
The musical is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary in the West End in 2019, with booking extended for groups.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar will be returning to London in 2019.
The national tour of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery play The Mousetrap will star Only Fools and Horses’ Gwyneth Strong.
A round up of some of the top theatre productions that will be hitting the road in 2019.
Sir Ian McKellen will be touring the country in 2019 on an 80-venue tour, visiting locations such as London, Northampton, Oxford and Norwich.
The West End show will now run for an additional six months at the Apollo Theatre, booking until September 2019.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that Elliot Harper will play Miss Trunchbull in 2019.
We look at shows entering the West End soon and those you won’t want to miss before they vacate their London home.
The cast joining Strictly Come Dancing star Alexandra Burke on the UK and Ireland tour of The Bodyguard have been revealed.
The legendary rock musical is back in 2019 with a cast starring Jake Quickenden, Daisy Wood-Davis and Marcus Collins.
A new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, will return to London in 2019.
The tour of Rain Man, which opened for a short-run in August has been extended until April 2019.
The new heritage experience will acknowledge the 252-year history of the Bristol Old Vic through a host of experiences and attractions.
The Broadway musical, Little Miss Sunshine, will make its European premiere in London in March 2019, before touring the UK.
After readers voted Aladdin as their Best Theatre Production at the 2018 Group Leisure & Travel Awards, Laura Sexton went along to the West End to see what all the fuss is about.
It has been announced that the West End production of Caroline, or Change is now booking until 6th April 2019.
The stage adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ novel, The Girl on the Train, will tour the UK from January 2019, starring EastEnders’ Samantha Womack in the title role.
The London theatre has revealed the spring season will feature three world premieres, more than 15 UK premieres and new partnerships.
The show, based on the popular children’s novel, will open in Northampton this Christmas before embarking on a nationwide tour.
The stage adaptation of the award-winning film, Amélie, will premiere in the UK in April before embarking on a UK tour.
The West End hit will be welcoming a new principal actor from January to take over the role of Jamie.
Casting announcements have revealed that Susie Blake and Simon Shepherd will star in the production.
The adaptation of the thriller novel will star Rita Simons, Joe McFadden, Charlie Clements and Persephone Swales-Dawson.
The Twilight Zone will be transferring to the West End and will run an open-ended season at the Ambassadors Theatre from March 2019.
The Agatha Christie play, Witness for The Prosecution has extended its booking period after a successful first year in London’s County Hall.
The Rocky Horror Show will be returning for a 12-month UK tour opening later this year in Brighton.
Details of the debut of Come From Away, arriving in London in January 2019, have been announced.
The iconic British television series Only Fools and Horses will be heading to the West End for a new musical adaptation.
The West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now taking bookings until July next year.
Group Leisure & Travel magazine now offers regular dedicated email newsletters for people interested in organising group trips to the theatre, and for those looking for cruise holiday ideas and offers.
Shearings Holidays has launched its 2019 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour packages which include tickets to the live shows, as well as transport and accommodation.
Further details have been announced about the cast for the UK tour of Doctor Dolittle.
The West End season of the Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will draw to a close in January, 2019.
Next year will see two Shakespeare plays, two restoration plays and a new play at Royal Shakespeare Company theatres.
The first major stage production of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin will open its UK tour in April at Leicester’s Curve Theatre.
As it’s almost Halloween, here are a selection of spine-tingling theatre productions to consider seeing with your group in the future.
Southville’s Tobacco Factory Theatres will re-open this October following a major development.
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical will now be taking bookings until next July, it has been announced, with reports of around 200,000 more tickets on sale.
The full casting for the tour of Shakespeare in Love has been announced with more dates to be revealed.
Singer Peter Andre is set to take to the stage as the character Teen Angel in the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of Grease.
Thomas Dennis, who stars as Albert in the record-breaking production, talks about being part of such an iconic show.
The new production of hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, will tour the UK in 2019.
The award-winning production of Mary Poppins will return to its original West End home for performances in 2019.
Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical will play London’s Savoy Theatre from January to August next year.
The concert style show, Thriller Live, will celebrate its tenth birthday in the West End in January and has announced the release of 190,000 more tickets.
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia returns in 2019 for a 23-venue schedule, running from 2nd January until 16th March.
The producers of Motown the Musical have revealed the cast for the UK and Ireland tour which opens in Birmingham.
Strictly judge, Craig Revel Horwood will be returning to the role of Miss Hannigan in the upcoming UK tour of Annie.
GLT speaks to Adrienne Warren about playing the role of a lifetime Tina Turner, in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.
Your votes have been counted and verified and for the first time ever, we are revealing the finalists for all of the categories in the Group Leisure & Travel Awards, ahead of the winners being announced at the ceremony in October.
New play, The Inheritance, surrounding the lives of a group of New Yorkers, will open in October at London’s Noel Coward Theatre.
A dining experience, combined with the theatricals of the show Mamma Mia!, will be opening at The O2, London next spring.
From this September, Duncan James of boyband Blue fame, will join the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Billy Flynn.
Waitress will be opening at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019, with music by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.
Former X-Factor contestant Jordan Luke Gage is raring to go after securing the lead role in the smash hit show Bat Out of Hell – The Musical next month.
Motown The Musical will be leaving the West End next April before embarking on a UK wide tour.
We round up some of the best pantomimes and festive performances that groups will love to see this winter season.
Former X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke, will return to the starring role of Rachel Marron in the forthcoming tour of the musical The Bodyguard this December.
Hayden Tee will take on the role of Miss Trunchbull for the first time this September in Matilda The Musical.
Danielle Hope and Sam Ferriday will join the cast of the musical Rock of Ages for its UK tour from September.
Saturday Night Fever will begin a tour of the UK this month at New Wimbledon Theatre, and will star former Matthew Bourne dancer.
Vicky Edwards meets the mostly female cast of smash-hit show The Band, co-produced by Take That – to talk about growing up obsessed with a boyband.
As The Phantom of the Opera heads into its 33rd year, Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Chris Mackintosh have announced a new cast for the show at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Haymarket, London.
Emily Ansell Elfer left the Apollo dreaming of glitter and killer red heels after seeing Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Due to popular demand, Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell the Musical, will be extending through to January next year.
Dancers, Anton and Erin, best known for performances on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show, are set to tour the UK next year with a ‘musical’ themed production.
A new tour of Dirty Dancing will open in Brighton this September before embarking on a UK wide tour running until July 2019.
Chicago, playing at London’s Phoenix Theatre is now booking until January 2019 and will star pop singer Alexandra Burke from this August.
Mischief Theatre’s West End show The Comedy About A Bank Robbery has revealed details of its first UK tour.
The Full Monty – one of the most popular plays of all time – will begin its last ever UK and Ireland tour on 3rd September.
The sound of silence following singer Paul Simon’s last ever performance in the UK won’t last for long.
The sun may still be shining, for now, but if your group’s in need of a pick-me-up here are some toe-tapping musicals that are sure to have you on your feet.
You’ll leave the courtroom in a state of shock, both from finding out ‘whodunnit’ and from how impeccable the production is, says Laura Sexton after reviewing the Agatha Christie play at London County Hall.
Plans have been announced to restore Blackpool’s historic Pavilion Theatre and turn it into a creative hub that will stage works accessible to northern audiences.
The star will join the cast of the musical 42nd Street for its final run.
Details of the summer and autumn season by the National Youth Theatre (NYT) have been released including shows such as Victoria’s Knickers and Consensual.
Iwan Rheon will star in a revival of Dawn King’s play Foxfinder which is set to premiere at London’s Ambassadors Theatre.
Following its premiere at The Other Palace, Heathers - The Musical will transfer to the West End this September.
A new cast has been announced for the autumn tour of The Case Of The Frightened Lady, led by John Partridge.
Tour dates have been announced for Pop Music, a world premiere which will open in Birmingham in September.
We round up some of the UK’s upcoming theatre tours, from plays to musicals, and explain why you’ll want to get tickets.
Having previously shown in the West End in 2014, Shakespeare in Love will open for a new venture this autumn at the Theatre Royal Bath before touring a number of UK venues.
The UK and Ireland premiere of Come From Away will open in Dublin later this year, prior to its West End debut in 2019.
It’s been confirmed that actor Jim Broadbent will play Hans Christian Andersen in the world premiere of Martin McDonagh’s A Very Very Very Dark Matter.
We take a look at some of England’s oldest theatres, which also happen to be great for groups.
Shakespeare’s Globe has revealed its 2018/19 winter season which opens on 7th November.
Kevin Kennedy, known as Curly Watts in Coronation Street, will star in a new tour of Rock of Ages.
An Inspector Calls will visit UK venues on a new tour opening at the York Theatre Royal in September.
Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake will head on a 32-week tour this winter.
As The Woman in Black celebrates its 30th year on the West End, GLT’s editor Keeley Rodgers braves the stalls to see why it continues to attract audiences looking for a fright.
Mark Williams will star as Doctor Dolittle at the first ten venues of the new touring production from this autumn.
Almost half a million new tickets have been released for the West End production of Motown the Musical.
Laura Sexton speaks to Chris Leask about making people laugh, playing multiple characters and why audiences will love The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.
Catchy songs, colourful set designs, and a cast you can’t help but fall in love with. Laura Sexton reports back after reviewing the UK touring production of Matilda The Musical at Milton Keynes Theatre.
The final performance of Dreamgirls at London’s Savoy Theatre will be on January 12th 2019, prior to a UK tour, with full dates to be announced in due course.
We round up a selection of great group-friendly regional theatres that offer more than just discounts.
Simply Sinatra, a concert of music and songs made famous by one of the world’s most loved singer, Frank Sinatra, will tour the UK this autumn.
A new touring production called Madagascar - The Musical is due to open at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 21st July.
The new Bridge Theatre in London, will present the world premiere of Nicholas Hytner’s production of Alan Bennett’s Allelujah!.
The Theatre Royal’s summer season will feature a selection of both UK premieres and renowned classics.
On Your Feet! will play a limited season at the London Coliseum from 14th June to 31st August 2019.
Keith Jack, Mica Paris and Jorgie Porter will star in the new UK tour of Fame opening at Manchester Palace.
Harold Pinter’s one-act play season will commence at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London this September, with a well-known cast.
Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d is to be adapted for the stage will premiere at Salisbury Playhouse next February before touring.
The historic Passion Play that takes place in Oberammergau, Germany every ten years will be releasing tickets later this year and expects to be more popular than ever among groups.
The play, The Woman in Black, is set to celebrate its 30th birthday in the West End this June and will introduce a new cast at the Fortune Theatre in London.
Due to high demand, Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter has now been extended and is running until September at Empire Cinema Haymarket.
It has been announced that Mel Brooks’ comedy musical, Young Frankenstein will have its last West End performance this August, before it embarks on a tour of the UK next year.
We round up five shows in London that are likely to make you and your group chuckle this summer.
GLT editor Keeley Rodgers describes herself as nothing less than all revved up after watching as Bat Out of Hell, which has just returned to the West End.
Thriller Live, a show that celebrates Michael Jackson’s musical legacy, has revealed a new booking period.
Comedian and actress Dawn French will join other stars in this year’s London Palladium pantomime of Snow White.
Further casting has been revealed for the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s King Lear.
Chicago will give you a much-needed dose of razzle dazzle, mixed with a welcome familiarity, says Laura Sexton after reviewing it at the Phoenix Theatre in London.
Three more venues have been added to the forthcoming Les Misérables UK tour which is opening this November in Leicester.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has announced the final headline artist to join the much-loved Kew the Music.
A tribute to a true star, by a true star: Adrienne Warren dazzles as pop legend Tina Turner, says Rachel Bailey.
Dusty, the new musical about the life of Dusty Springfield, will see actor, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound playing Dusty’s manager, Billings.
The Vaults, London’s home for immersive theatre and alternative arts, has created a new experience celebrating Disney Fantasia, opening this summer.
The Mischief Theatre comedy play will enter its third year in the West End next year, extending until April 2019.
The stage adaptation of Lisa Genova’s novel, Still Alice, will tour the UK from September 2018.
Residential organisation, Kingswood, has revealed its £1million investment in Grosvenor Hall adventure centre in Ashford, Kent.
The Oxford Shakespeare Festival will return to Oxford Castle & Prison this summer for the fourth consecutive year.
The producers of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical have already announced an extension for the show, which officially opens at the Dominion Theatre later this month.
A pop-up Shakespearean Theatre will make its debut in the historic city of York this summer.
This December, Matthew Warchus’ rendition of A Christmas Carol, a play adapted from the Charles Dickens story, will return to The Old Vic Theatre in London.
The Agatha Christie play which is currently being staged at London County Hall has released more tickets, taking its booking up to 31st March 2019.
Keeley Rodgers reviews Motown the Musical to find out if it’s still one of the hottest shows in town.
Comedy musical Avenue Q will hit the road again next year when it begins a new tour of UK venues.
The theme park in Northamptonshire will welcome three daytime shows to its 2018 programme with themed of wartime and the sixties.
It has been announced that the musical, The Band, will have a six-week run in London following the success of its UK tour.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced that the New London Theatre is to be renamed in honour of the trailblazing choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne.
The show which is set to open in April at the Phoenix Theatre in London has extended its booking period until October.
The Full Monty will tour the UK and Ireland for the final ever time opening at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.
The show, opening at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley on 20th September, has now extended its running time, with more venues added to the tour for 2019.
The show, a sell-out at the Young Vic theatre, will open this July at the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End with tickets on sale from Thursday (15th March).
A new tour for musical The Bodyguard will open at the Glasgow Theatre Royal on 3rd December.
Although the show may not be as memorable as some of the greats, you’ll still have an enjoyable evening.
The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has announced that last year was a record breaker for the capital’s theatre industry with attendances topping 15 million.
Almost a decade since its last tour, the musical Les Misérables will once again visit UK venues when it hits the road this autumn.
Singer and actress Lulu will take over the role of Dorothy Brock, previously held by Sheena Easton, in the West End production of 42nd Street, it has been announced.
The Lovely Bones, the best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, has been adapted for stage and will premiere in Northampton this year.
Jeff Wayne’s musical version of H.G Well’s The War of the Worlds will return for a tour of the UK this year to celebrate its 40th year and will feature some big names.
Next year will see the professional dancers of the popular television show Strictly Come Dancing tour the country in their own show.
Studio 144 is now open in Guildhall Square in Southampton and is home to a gallery and a theatre company.
Motown the Musical is celebrating two years in the West End this month and will be introducing new cast members in the title roles.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s King Lear will be transferring to the West End this July and will star Sir Ian McKellen in the title role.
The television presenter, actress and comedian, Mel Giedroyc will join the cast of Elliott & Harper’s new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Tony musical, Company.
A new West End run for The King & I will run at the London Palladium from June until September.
The first tour of Titanic the Musical will open in Southampton in April, before visiting cities across the nation until August.
Julius Caesar has opened at the Bridge Theatre in London and the first production images have been revealed.
A new booking period has been announced for the premiere of Tina, opening at the Aldwych Theatre on 17th April.
Justin Edwards, who is currently starring as Tom Kettle in The Ferryman at the Gielgud Theatre in London, tells GLT about his return to the stage and tackling political issues in the show.
Calendar Girls the Musical will head out on a UK tour from August, opening at the Leeds Grand Theatre in Yorkshire.
The first UK and Ireland tour of Motown The Musical will begin this October at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre.
The title casting for the first UK tour of Matilda The Musical has been revealed, ahead of the regional production opening in March in Leicester.
Fame - The Musical is set to play at venues across the UK in a new 30th anniversary tour opening at Manchester Palace on 26th July 2018.
OVO, Cirque Du Soleil’s latest production which is themed around insects has announced a UK tour commencing in August.
“A simply stunning and moving production”, GLT reviews War Horse at the New Theatre in Oxford.
To kick start the new year, we round up some top picks for theatre this year.
It has been announced that Jim Steinman’s musical will be returning to London’s West End next year, with performances beginning at the Dominion Theatre on 2nd April.
It has been announced that Chicago, the world’s longest American musical, will return to London in March next year.
Counting down to first place, we look back at the most read articles on the Group Leisure & Travel website for 2017.
The Importance of Being Earnest will be heading on a tour of the nation, starring Wicked star Kerry Ellis.
The Mischief Theatre production is now taking bookings until November 2018 at the Criterion Theatre in London and has welcomed new cast members for its new extended period.
The show will begin its tour in November 2018 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the film.
Birdsong, a play adapted by Rachel Wagstaff from the Sebastian Faulks novel of the same name, will be touring the UK for the last time next year.
Benidorm Live is a new stage show based on the hit ITV comedy, and is due to premiere next year.
The Play That Goes Wrong, currently playing at the Duchess Theatre in London, has revealed a UK tour for 2018 which has had its cast confirmed.
The Bristol Old Vic has revealed that its upcoming year of entertainment will have a theme of the ‘Year of Change’.
Group Leisure & Travel spoke to Stephen Leask about his new role as Dewey Finn in School of Rock the Musical.
Summer Holiday, a 1960s film featuring the classic hits of singer Cliff Richard, has been adapted for stage and is set to tour the UK during 2018 and 2019.
“Spectacularly funny, insanely rhythmic, and horrifyingly good”; GLT reviews Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre in London.
Witness for the Prosecution will extend its run on London’s South Bank until 16th September 2018.
New names have been confirmed participate in the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK tour in 2018.
Jude Riley asks “What on earth did we watch on TV on a Saturday night before Strictly?” as she reviews Tango Moderno at Milton Keynes Theatre.
A truly entertaining night out that’s guaranteed to have you on your feet by the end.
Trioperas, a show described as ‘three operas in one evening’ will open in May 2018 for the first time, at the Peacock Theatre in London.
West End musical, Mamma Mia!, has announced another extended booking period, taking the run into its 19th year with performances now available until 20th October 2018.
The popular West End musical, Kinky Boots, has revealed that it will be embarking on its first ever UK tour from next September.
Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, Brendan Cole will embark on a UK tour from January with his show, All Night Long.
The Theatre Royal Bath has announced its programme for next spring, which will include three new in-house productions.
Dreamgirls has announced a new cast and an extended run through to 2nd June 2018.
Dusty, a new musical charting the life of Dusty Springfield, will tour four cities in June and July next year.
The Olivier Award-winning production of Stomp will end its 15 year run in London’s West End on 7th January 2018.
The role of Miss Hannigan in the West End’s production of Annie will be passed on to British comedian Meera Syal, as of 27th November.
After a critically-acclaimed run at The Old Vic theatre, Bob Dylan and Conor McPherson’s Girl from the North Country will be transferring to the West End for a limited run.
The Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol will be adding to its existing theatre space, which includes the Factory Theatre, with a studio theatre within its compounds.
Adrienne Warren has been announced as the actress set to play Tina Turner in the upcoming show, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.
The popular musical, Jersey Boys, is embarking on its second UK and Ireland tour, and has added new dates and announced its lead casting.
The recently completed Bridge Theatre, situated on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall in London, recently welcomed its first ever audience ahead of officially opening.
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, playing at St Martin’s Theatre in London, will see a cast change as of this month.
Witness for the Prosecution is running until March 2018 at London County Hall.
The popular 3D animated film, Madagascar, is being adapted into a stage production, which is set to tour the UK next year.
With Tango Moderno hitting the road this month, former Strictly stars Flavia and Vincent tell all why they love tango so much.
Olivier award-winning Matthew Kelly and West End actress Josefina Gabrielle are to star in The Box of Delights.
The casting for the 2018 UK tour of the Oscar Wilde play will include Gwen Taylor and Susan Penhaligon.
We round up some top pantomimes for you to take your group to this winter.
My Fair Lady will be staged at The Mill at Sonning, Berkshire, from 23rd November until 27th January 2018.
A review of the UK tour of Cilla the Musical, judging leading lady, Kara Lily Hayworth, to be the show highlight.
The stage adaptation of the film Quartet will be staged at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre next February before embarking on a tour of the UK.
The Nottingham Playhouse’s programme for 2018, which will be the first season under the new artistic director, Adam Penford, has been revealed.
A new production of Strangers on a Train will feature familiar faces from Mr Selfridge, Call The Midwife and Coronation Street.
Full casting for Kay Mellor’s new show, Fat Friends the Musical, has been revealed.
Jenny Seagrove, Peter Bowles, and Adam Garcia will star is Sean Mathia’s new stage production of The Exorcist.
Hamilton, a new musical due to re-open the new Victoria Palace Theatre in London, has announced a postponed opening date.
It’s been revealed that Pearl Mackie will join Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan and Zoë Wanamaker in a revival of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party.
The world premiere of Tina The Musical, a show that tells the story of musician, Tina Turner, will take place in spring 2018.
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia will return to the UK next year with its 16th tour of the nation.
Professional ballroom dancers and former stars of Strictly Come Dancing, Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone, have hit the road with a UK tour of their new show, Tango Moderno.
Around 500,000 more tickets have now been released for Wicked, which has announced it will now take bookings until December 2018, marking its 24th extension.
An American in Paris has extended its booking for the second time, and will now run until April 2018.
Hairspray has started its UK tour, which will see it visit over 30 venues across the UK until June 2018.
The full casting has been revealed for the upcoming tour of Cilla the Musical which will star Kara Lily Hayworth in the title role.
Broadway musical Little Women will make its European debut at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, this autumn.
This December Windsor Castle will become the backdrop for an immersive performance of the Charles Dickens story, A Christmas Carol.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has revealed details and highlights of its 2018 season, including its benefits for groups.
Our top Christmas show picks in London for GTOS who haven’t booked tickets yet for the festive season.
Horror novel and subsequent film, The Exorcist, has had a stage adaptation confirmed, which will run in London from this autumn.
You’ll leave the auditorium with a spring in your step and a smile on your face, says Laura Sexton who went to review Grease at MK Theatre.
The new production of Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie has revealed Catherine Steadman and Jack McMullen in title roles.
The full casting of the production of Young Marx, which will open at Bridge Theatre in London this autumn, has been revealed.
Keeley Rodgers went to see the show at London’s Cambridge Theatre, before it goes on its first UK tour.
The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) has unveiled its 2017/18 groups booking brochure which contains details of special rates and benefits for groups.
Wicked has announced that EastEnders actor Aaron Sidwell will join the production’s UK & Ireland tour in 2018, playing Fiyero.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber production, School of Rock The Musical, has just announced it is extending its booking period.
The West End’s production of Annie has extended its booking period, and revealed that Craig Revel Horwood will take on the role of Miss Hannigan.
The Phantom of the Opera will see a lead cast change this Autumn, as Ben Lewis steps up for the title role.
The West End’s production of Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, is set for a cast change with two new lead actors.
Selladoor Productions has announced a UK tour of theatre adaptation Of Mice and Men, in association with The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury.
The rehearsals for the UK tour of War Horse have now started, ready for the first performance in September.
A crazed cacophony of bin-banging, stick-clanging, dustbin-lid smashing, plastic-bashing, metal-scraping glory: the West End run of Stomp shows no sign of quietening down.
Comedian Julian Clary, together with actor James Nelson-Joyce, will star in Le Grand Mort this autumn.
Singer Dane Bowers, Britain’s Got Talent contestant Lewis Pryor and Radio City’s Claire Simmo will on Peter Pan panto this Christmas.
The classic is bought to life with eight actors taking on an incredible feat with heaps of energy and ingenuity.
Motown the Musical has announced that it will be extending its booking period until January 2019.
We take a look at why you London’s West End has more to offer visitors beside the theatre.
The popular percussion ensemble show, Stomp, has revealed it will be extending its booking period in London until April 2018.
Ben Portsmouth, described as ‘the world’s number one’ Elvis tribute act, is going on an international tour starting this month.
Director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, The Woman in White.
Chris Ellison and Robert Duncan have been announced as the newest members of A Judgement in Stone’s cast.
A brand new production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution will run at London County Hall on South Bank.
Dance company, Yorke Dance Project, will be joining up with five ballet companies this autumn for Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration at The Royal Opera House.
Storyhouse in Chester has revealed its 2018 spring season, with headline names in comedy, opera and dance all making an appearance.
The critically acclaimed Things I know To Be True will return to audiences in the UK from September until January.
Cilla - The Musical, which will be embarking on a world premiere tour this autumn, has announced the lead casting.
The political drama, This House, which examines the 1974 hung parliament, will hit the road for the first time next February.
If you’re not a fan going in, you’ll soon forget a time when you weren’t, says Laura Sexton.
Evita will make a return to the West End later this year, playing a 12 week run from 2nd August until 14th October.
Fast-paced and fun, GLT's Keeley Rodgers reviews the new musical at London’s Palladium Theatre.
Joanne Clifton tells GLT’s Keeley Rodgers about quitting Strictly to pursue her childhood dream.
London’s Park Theatre will host the premiere of new comedy drama called The Retreat from 2nd November until 2nd December.
F Murray Abraham speaks to Rachel Bailey about London show The Mentor, the importance of comedy and his passion for Shakespeare.
The full casting for the national tour of Frederick Knott’s thriller, Wait Until Dark, has been revealed.
The Railway Children, adapted for the stage, has just begun a new UK tour that will run until November.
Casting has been unveiled for Elf: The Musical which will head to Theatre Royal Plymouth and The Lowry, Salford.
A UK tour has been announced for Fat Friends, starring cricket star Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff will join the cast.
Flashdance the Musical will begin an 11 month-long UK tour this summer, which will star Strictly contestant Joanne Clifton.
Matthew Croke has recently joined the London cast of Aladdin in the title role; here, he tells Rachel Bailey about how his West End debut is going.
The production company, New Adventures, has revealed that Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella will be going on a UK tour from December.
The National Theatre’s production of Follies will star Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee.
Diana Vickers, of X-Factor fame, will star in the 2017 national tour of the new musical Son of a Preacher Man.
The full cast for the UK Tour of Tim Firth’s new musical, The Band, has been confirmed.
Gary Trainor, who plays Dewey Finn in School of Rock the Musical, talks Robin Williams and playing in a one man band.
It has been announced that Manchester will see a city premiere of the musical show Pippin this summer.
The National Theatre’s production of Hedda Gabler will embark on a UK tour this October, starring Lizzy Watts.
Does Miranda Hart shine in new West End musical, Annie? We went to see how the show measures up and if the hype was worth it.
The new regional tour of hit musical Hairspray will open on 16th August, and casting has been confirmed.
Lisa Palfry, Hayley Squires and Brian Gleeson are announced to be joining the Cat On A Hot Tin Roof cast.
It has been announced that pantomime will return to Croydon’s Waddon Theatre this Christmas with Jack and The Beanstalk.
It’s been announced that the lead London cast for Wicked, running at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, will undergo some changes as of 24th July.
The show Around the World in 80 Days will be embarking on a major UK tour this July.
Should Stewart Lee’s tour be on your group’s schedule this year? Paul Maguire, former judge at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards finds out.
The musical, The Girls has revealed that it will be closing in the West End on 15th July but will embark on a UK tour in August 2018.
Elena Dimama recommends a group trip to see West End musical The Girls – but you’ll have to be quick, as it closes in July.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will complete its West End run this August before embarking on a new UK tour.
Danny Mac of Strictly Come Dancing fame will star as Joe Gillis in the UK and Ireland tour of Sunset Boulevard.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has confirmed the lead roles for its festive pantomime of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
The National Theatre has announced its production of War Horse will set off on a new UK tour this September.
La Cage Aux Folles musical has begun its first UK tour, including at The Lowry at Salford and Milton Keynes Theatre.
Eye-wateringly bad language and sexual references in abundance, audiences, you have been warned.
Alex Bourne, who will play Daddy Warbucks in the upcoming West End production of Annie, talks rehearsals, Laurence Olivier Award nominations, and shaving his head.
Beauty and The Beast panto, which will run this winter at the Grand Opera House in York, reveals cast.
Colm Meaney, Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell will star in the West End production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.
Selladoor has announced that its Peter Pan panto will be shown at Blackpool Opera House from 16th December until 7th January.
Monty Python’s Spamalot! is set to tour the UK for nine months starting from this September.
Manchester Opera House has unveiled the casting for this year’s Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington.
A new stage comedy based on King Kong will run at The Vaults in London from 22nd June until 27th August.
Legally Blonde the Musical will go on an extensive new UK tour this September, opening at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley.
An extended booking period has been announced for musical, An American in Paris, which is currently playing at London’s Dominion Theatre.
A ten year anniversary production of The Terrible Infants will run at Wilton’s Music Hall in London this autumn.
The second West End run of The Kite Runner, opening in June, has revealed a month’s extension and a UK tour.
Leicester Square Theatre has revealed its 2017 adult pantomime as Trump - The Panto.
Our House, based on the music of the band Madness, will embark on a UK tour starting from the 10th August.
An outdated show that’s clinging on to life, or a timeless and ever popular classic that still has its place in 2017? Rachel Bailey shares her thoughts on the new UK tour of Dirty Dancing.
A new production of the musical Five Guys Named Moe will be at a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, London.
The Bridge Theatre has revealed the line-up for its opening this October, which will include Julius Caesar and Young Marx.
Sarah Holt reviews the National Theatre’s adaptation of Jane Eyre as is embarks on its UK tour.
Further dates for the UK and Ireland tour of the new Miss Saigon musical announced, along with the principal casting.
A UK stage tour of the thriller, Wait Until Dark, will open in Eastbourne on 24th August.
The brand new theatre, Storyhouse, in Chester, has announced its autumn season of shows, which will include Blood Brothers and Footloose.
The West End show Matilda The Musical will begin on its first UK and Ireland tour from March.
Birmingham and Wembley will both host Peter Pan – Christmas in Neverland as their Christmas pantomime offerings this winter.
Musical Mamma Mia!, which has just celebrated its 18th birthday, has announced a booking period extension for its London run.
Laura Sexton left the theatre with dancing feet after reviewing 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, in London’s West End.
The National Theatre in London has revealed its show line-up for the April to November season.
A new musical celebrating the life and music of singer Rod Stewart has just began a tour of UK venues.
The tour of new musical, The Band, featuring the music of Take That, will open in Manchester in September.
Milton Keynes Theatre has announced that Brian Conley will appear in this year’s family pantomime, Cinderella, in the role of Buttons.
The Kite Runner will return to the West End this summer, playing an eight-week season at the Playhouse Theatre.
Laura Sexton left the West End in a dancing daze after reviewing An American in Paris at the Dominion Theatre.
Should Richard Herring’s comedy tour be on your schedule this year? Paul Maguire, former judge at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, finds out.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has announced that actress Su Pollard will star in its Christmas pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
A new show called Jason and his Amazing Midlife Crisis is set for a 34 date UK tour.
“I anticipated an all-singing, all-dancing, showbiz-style production”, writes Laura Sexton, on Stepping Out. But did the new show meet her expectations?
Sarah Holt explains why you don’t have to be a Meatloaf fan to enjoy Bat Out of Hell, The Musical.
New musical Son of a Preacher Man, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, will begin a UK tour this September.
Who would have thought Northampton and the surrounding Northamptonshire area had so much on offer?
The producers of Jersey Boys have announced that the musical will embark on a second UK and Ireland tour.
The booking period for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical has been extended until November 2017.
Laura Sexton gives Funny Girl a standing ovation after going to review it at Milton Keynes Theatre.
A 12-week long autumn tour of the play Love Letters will open at the Theatre Royal in Bath on 11th September.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time has just opened in Leeds, and will tour UK theatres until September.
Political comedy isn’t always the first choice for a group trip. Paul Maguire former judge at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards – previously known as the Perrier Awards – explains why you might want to make an exception when it comes to Jonathan Pie.
A new UK tour of the play Shirley Valentine has been announced in celebration of its 30th anniversary.
Cilla the Musical – a show about singer Cilla Black – will premiere when it goes on a UK tour this year.
Shrek The Musical has announced a second UK tour, and will open for a Christmas run in Edinburgh this December.
A new theatre adaptation of Jane Eyre will tour the UK this year from April to September, opening in Salford.
Details have been announced for the Oxford Shakespeare Festival 2017; four popular Shakespeare plays including Macbeth will run over the summer.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Queen Anne will be transferring to the West End this June.
La Cage Aux Folles is currently touring the UK, visiting venues including the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton.
The musical Crazy for You is to open at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth this August as it embarks on a UK tour.
The musical of Annie will open in the West End this May, and will star comedian Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan.
Broadway musical The Last Five Years will return to The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool for a second time this summer.
Motown the Musical has released over 200,000 new tickets, extending the booking period until 24th February 2018.
A brand new musical comedy show based on Mel Brooks’ film Young Frankenstein is set to have its UK debut this September in the West End.
Greatdays Travel Group has added several new group-friendly lunch events to its collection of trips and tours, called Cruise the World Musical.
A brand new tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard will open in Leicester on 16th September.
Group Leisure gives Dreamgirls five big gold sparkly stars after reviewing the production at the Savoy Theatre on the Strand.
Group Leisure gives Half a Sixpence a big thumbs up after seeing it at the Noel Coward Theatre.
It has been announced that the booking period for the West End production of Kinky Boots is extending until 30th September.
It has been announced that the booking period for the West End show Half A Sixpence has been extended until 2nd September.
Wicked, the musical that tells the ‘untold story of the witches of Oz’, will go on a new UK tour in 2018.
Groups and coach parties are being welcomed to the New Theatre Royal Lincoln by the theatre’s new management, which took over last year.
Tickets to the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Harrogate are now available to purchase, and group rates are available.
A new war time musical called Yank! will debut in the UK this spring at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester.
An immersive theatre production called Dinosaurs in the Wild will visit venues in Birmingham and Manchester from June.
The new Bristol Improv Theatre – described as a first for the UK – will open on 3rd March.
The Charing Cross Theatre will host the world premiere of The Braille Legacy from 10th April until 24th June.
Qdos Entertainment has announced that it will return to the London Palladium with the pantomime of Dick Whittington.
The Pulitzer prize-winning play, Buried Child, is to extend its West End run until March 2017.
Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic will visit various arenas in 2017 to celebrate a century of Disney.
Sarah Holt went along to watch a tenth anniversary showing of Wicked and discovered a production that’s acutely contemporary in light of the US election.
West End newcomer Half a Sixpence has confirmed a run extension, taking the booking period into April 2017.
Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins will star in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel in the West End next year.
Bush Theatre is set to re-open in March, with the new season starting in April and finishing in November 2017.
A new tour of Flashdance will tour the UK in 2017, opening on 7th August at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow.
The world premiere of Nativity! The Musical will be staged in Birmingham next year and will be followed by a short tour and a season in London.
Casting for the UK tour of The Addams Family has been confirmed, and Samantha Womack of EastEnders fame will play Morticia.
Sarah Holt finds out if Andrew Lloyd Webber manages to turn it up to 11 with his new West End musical School of Rock.
The new musical, The Wind in the Willows, will open at the London Palladium in 2017.
The Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games will return in 2017 in a tour that will visit 23 UK cities.
Hairspray has announced a new UK tour for 2017/18, which will visit over 30 locations including Sheffield, Dartford, Southampton and Nottingham.
Beautiful- The Carole King Musical is set to tour the UK next year, beginning at Bradford Alhambra on 9th September.
Torben Betts’s Play, Invincible, will tour the UK for a second time, commencing in January 2017.
Pre-theatre dining inspiration for groups planning a trip to the West End.
Bat Out of Hell – The Musical will open in the West End next June for a limited season.
Comedy musical, Young Frankenstein, will open at the Newcastle Theatre Royal for its UK premiere next August before joining the West End in autumn 2017.
Musical comedy, Thoroughly Modern Millie, is set to tour the UK in 2017, beginning at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 17th January.
Storyhouse, a brand new £37-million complex in Chester, has announced details for the new venue's inaugural theatre season.
Tennessee Williams’s play, The Glass Menagerie, which has previously run on Broadway, will open in the West End in January.
Dreamgirls has already extended its booking period until 6th May 2017 following the first few weeks having sold out.
Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party will receive its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from 11th February.
Thriller Live, familiar as the ‘Michael Jackson musical’, will embark on a new UK tour in 2017, opening on 27th January.
Rehearsals have started for the forthcoming production of Dreamgirls, which is due to officially open in the West End in December.
Shane Richie will lead in the stage adaptation of Peter James’ crime novel Not Dead Enough.
Jersey Boys is to close at the Piccadilly Theatre next March following a nine year run in the West End.
Hallelujah and praise the lord, says Rachel Bailey, that the touring musical production of Sister Act is as funny and heartfelt as the original 1992 film.
Adapted from Dick King-Smith’s novel, Babe, the Sheep-Pig is being adapated for a new touring stage production in 2017.
Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End for a limited 13-week period from February 2017.
The comedy Stepping Out will embark on a UK tour from October before opening in the West End at London’s Vaudeville Theatre in March 2017.
The stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel Running Wild will embark on its first UK tour in February, opening at the Chichester Festival Theatre.
Sheridan Smith will reprise her performance of Fanny Brice for the UK tour of Funny Girl next year.
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s British musical, The Girls, will open at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End next year.
A major UK tour of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is set to commence at the Lyric Hammersmith in London in January 2017 following its world premiere at Nuffield Southampton Theatre at the end of this year.
The Addams Family will premiere in the UK and Ireland in April 2017 and will be directed by Matthew White.
This Christmas, Warwick Davis will star in the family pantomime Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs at the New Victoria Theatre, in Woking in Surrey.
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia will return to the UK next year for its 15th UK tour.
Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner has been adapted for stage; the new show will open in the West End in December.
Rachel Bailey went to see if the touring production of Sunny Afternoon is living up to its sterling West End reputation.