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The show is set to open in March 2021 at the Birmingham Alexandra Theatre and will visit locations across the UK throughout the year.
The producers have revealed who will play the role of the Effie White in the tour which is due to open this autumn.
Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon will play Elsa and Anna in the show opening in London later this year.
All’s not lost for theatregoers - with the recent closures due to Coronavirus, a number of companies are releasing theatre recordings online.
We interview renowned entertainer Brian Conley who’s currently starring in 9 to 5 the Musical in London.
The National Theatre production will embark on its third tour in the autumn, and return to London for a limited run.
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is now taking bookings into 2021, with Chanel Haynes joining the cast as the alternate Tina at select performances.
The first batch of tickets are now on sale for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock the Musical which takes to the road from February 2021.
The iconic Singin’ in the Rain will embark on a UK and Ireland tour starting in January 2021, following its season at Sadler’s Wells.
The comedy show has extended its West End run until May 2021.
GLT went along to see the much-anticipated musical which opened at London’s Dominion Theatre at the start of February.
Eric Potts - who audiences might recognise from pantomime and Coronation Street, where he played Diggory Compton - chats to us about the play’s tour, its roots in reality and what audiences can expect from the moving production.
Producers of the Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em tour have revealed further dates and new cast members to join the run which kicks off in Bromley.
Carrie Hope Fletcher will take to the stage as the main character in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London.
A beautifully Irish score matched with fine performers and a heartfelt love story means Once is something that you will want to see again and again - which is rather ironic considering its title.
The West End & Broadway hit Waitress will take to the road from 14th November for the first time.
The new season, which which opens in April, includes five world premieres, two musicals, and major revivals of great modern dramas.
Full casting has been announced for the London debut of Life of Pi, opening at Wyndham’s Theatre in the summer.
Producers Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg have announced that Olivier award-winning actor Clive Rowe and Birds of a Feather regular Lesley Joseph will join the Sister Act cast.
Daniel Healy and Emma Lucia are taking on the roles for a second time.
The Tony award-winning Million Dollar Quartet embarks on a UK and Ireland tour in March.
A musical comedy based on Charles Addams’ gothic characters will take to stages across the UK and Ireland from July.
The parody musical Friendsical, which is based on the 1990s show, will return for a second tour of the UK, featuring an updated script and design developments.
Terence Wilton and Max Hutchinson have now taken over as Arthur Kipps and The Actor respectively in the haunting thriller at The Fortune Theatre.
Sir Matthew Bourne’s production of Nutcracker! will return to the stage after nine years.
GLT heads to the opening night of the Strictly Come Dancing duo’s new tour for a step (or three) down movie-memory lane.
Five world premieres and ten UK premieres are expected at the London dance space, which will also host its own productions in 2020.
Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley will return to play Violet Newstead and Franklin Hart Jnr respectively in 9 to 5 the Musical at The Savoy Theatre from February.
The theatre and dining show, based at The Vaults in Waterloo, will open in September.
Mischief Theatre’s Magic Goes Wrong is now taking bookings until August at London’s Vaudeville Theatre, continuing to bring chaos to the stage for longer.
SIX the musical will run at the West End’s Arts Theatre until January next year, with more than 90,000 extra tickets now on sale.
From new productions on the West End Stage to major touring musicals, we’ve rounded up a simple guide giving inspiration for a fantastic trip to the theatre in 2020.
Groups can take advantage of an early booking window before tickets go on general sale in March.
The reinvented fairytale story will arrive on stage this October.
The Harold Pinter Theatre’s comedy, The Birthday Party, will take to the road across the UK starring Michelle Collins, Tristan Gemmill and Paul Hickey.
Entering its second year on the West End, the musical will be performed by the new cast from 10th February.
Sunny Afternoon is set to return for another UK run from August, taking classic hits by The Kinks to some of the country’s biggest cities.
The Group Leisure & Travel team have been here, there and everywhere in 2019. We’ve picked out a handful of our favourite visits to help inspire your next group trip.
The park will inhabit the grounds of Kynren, providing new experiences at the live theatre event next year.
Shakespeare’s Globe is hitting the road in 2020, bringing three of the bard’s plays to stages around the country.
X Factor winner Alexandra Burke will take to the stage as Julianne Potter in the world premiere of My Best Friend’s Wedding The Musical.
Tickets are now on sale for the Meatloaf-inspired show, which will tour the country from September 2020 to January 2021.
Groups can now book tickets for the musical at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, which is opening in February 2020.
Baz Luhrmann’s hit musical Strictly Ballroom is set to embark on a new tour with direction by dancer, choreographer and TV judge Craig Revel Horwood.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced full casting for the UK and Ireland tour of The Phantom of the Opera, opening at Leicester’s Curve Theatre in February 2020.
After touring the UK in 2019, Willy Russell’s Educating Rita will set off again to commemorate the landmark year.
Opening in Bristol in September next year, Dreamgirls will tour the country into 2020.
Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical will travel to a host of different venues across the UK from May 2020 following this year’s sell-out run.
The hit West End musical will now run until November 2020 at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, taking the world of Oz well into 2020 for its 14th year in the capital.
“My heart was pounding at the end and I just couldn’t hold back the tears” - just one of the comments I hear on the way out of the Noël Coward theatre, affirming my initial thoughts that the story of Dear Evan Hansen resonates with people from all walks of ...
The producers of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie have revealed that Noah Thomas will play the title role of Jamie New from Monday 6th January 2020 at London’s Apollo Theatre.
Five years since its opening, Josie Rourke’s production makes its West End transfer for a 2020 limited season.
The Drifters Girl will open in London’s West End in autumn 2020.
Practically perfect in every way, the revival of the much-loved Mary Poppins story comes with an extra spoonful of sugar.
Heathers the Musical will take to the road throughout 2020 for the first time, following on from its London success.
Baywatch star David Hasselhoff will take to the stage in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical from 2nd December, playing the part of Franklin Hart Jnr.
Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that Dear Evan Hansen will now play at London’s Noël Coward Theatre until 27th June 2020.
Tickets are now on sale for Footloose The Musical’s 2020 tour around the UK, starring Pop Idol singer Gareth Gates.
Well-known comedian Paul Whitehouse will return to the cast of Only Fools and Horses The Musical for four months from 6th January next year, reprising his role of Grandad.
After hitting the road in January of this year, The Mousetrap will continue its run with a set of new dates for 2020.
Whoopi is back for the very first time as Deloris Van Cartier in the latest stage adaptation of Sister Act.
The former Strictly Come Dancing star is extending his big band tour into next year.
The hilarious political comedy, The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, will travel across the UK next year following a sold-out run at Park Theatre, London.
The hit musical has revealed that it is now taking bookings until 23rd May 2020 at London’s Phoenix Theatre, having recently celebrated its 300th performance and 300,000th visitor in the UK.
The actress speaks to GLT about her take on Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret the Musical which is touring the UK.
The hit production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution has celebrated its second birthday at London’s County Hall, extending its run until September 2020.
The iconic production will take to the road once more on a national tour following a successful run throughout this year.
The UK premiere of John Cleese’s Bang Bang! will open at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre on 6th February next year, starring Wendi Peters, Tessa Peake-Jones and Tony Gardner.
Former The Hunger Games and Harry Potter series star Toby Jones will play the title role in Uncle Vanya, alongside Richard Armitage in a new adaptation of Chekhov’s play.
The casting has been announced for the special festive performance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the new Bridge Theatre in London.
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced its cast for The Boy In A Dress, running from 8th November until 8th March, 2020, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
A series of productions will take to the stage at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre throughout 2020, ranging from a much-loved childrens’ favourite to one of Shakespeare’s classics.
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes takes to the road from November this year, unveiling its all-new cast to link up with the previously announced Sam Archer and Victoria Page.
The show is now booking until 28th March, 2020 at London’s Adelphi Theatre with new tickets released.
Producer Stacey Mindich has unveiled the full West End cast for the London premiere of Dear Evan Hansen, which begins performances with an all-British cast at the Noël Coward Theatre in October.
Cameron Mackintosh has announced a new cast for the London production of Les Misérables which will open at the newly renovated Sondheim Theatre on 18th December.
Strictly Come Dancing favourite Stacey Dooley will return to next year’s tour as the host for the first time, with tickets now available to a variety of different venues across the UK.
Tickets will go on sale for Sadler’s Wells’ spring 2020 season from 14th October.
Five more venues have been added to the spring 2020 UK tour of Helen Forrester’s By The Waters of Liverpool.
The full cast has been announced for the new musical which opens in February 2020 and special rates are available for groups.
Interview: Joe Thomas on his new role in What’s In A Name?, awkward dinner parties and his love of comedy
Joe Thomas is enjoying making a meal of What’s In A Name?, the international hit play centred around a Moroccan supper.
More than 200,000 new tickets are now on sale for Tina - The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre in the West End until 27th June 2020, with a new children’s cast also revealed.
The full cast has been announced and started rehearsals ahead of the West End transfer of Noises Off, following a successful run at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
Cameron Mackintosh has revealed an all-knew cast for the second year of the Les Misérables tour, with further venues also added in 2020 following its successful run so far.
Pretty Woman: The Musical will begin previews on Valentine’s Day next year, running for 46 weeks at the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End for the first time ever.
The hit West End musical SIX has announced the full cast that will take to the road on 24th October, visiting 33 venues until July next year.
On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan is set to embark on a UK tour following its conclusion at London Coliseum this month.
The full cast for What’s In A Name? has been announced, with four new faces joining The Inbetweeners actor Joe Thomas on the UK run which begins in September.
The full cast has been announced for the UK tour of Cabaret, starring ex-EastEnders and Celebrity MasterChef winner, John Partridge.
The hilarious Mischief Theatre has revealed its full casting line-up ahead of the Peter Pan Goes Wrong Tour, promising a night of slapstick comedy and organised chaos.
Olivier Award-winner Patricia Hodge has joined the cast of Peter Nichols’ production A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.
Producers of the critically acclaimed SIX musical have announced three new alternate Queens to join the cast at the Arts Theatre in the West End.
Find out who will be treading the boards as some much-loved pantomime characters across the UK this year, promising puns galore, glitzy costumes and plenty of festive fun.
Circus 1903 has unveiled new acts to join old favourites for the production’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour, opening in Birmingham on 25th October.
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia is returning for its 18th UK tour from January to March 2020, featuring performances of four of the world’s most popular ballets.
The producers of the hit musical have announced a new leading lady in the West End show, plus a range of new faces who will feature in the production’s UK tour.
GLT went to see the new cast in Waitress the musical, which has been extended until January, to discover the ingredients behind its success.
Production images of Friendsical, based on the iconic TV show Friends, have been released after the show recently opened at the Everyman Theatre.
GLT’s Harry Rogers talks nostalgia, elephant puppets and near-disasters with Circus 1903’s Ringmaster, David Williamson, ahead of the production’s new UK tour.
This summer has seen a raft of new names announced for a host of West End big-hitters and some of the best regional theatre productions. Here’s our round-up of who to look out for.
The final adult casting for the new production of Mary Poppins has been revealed ahead of the show’s opening at its original West End home on 23rd October.
The show, which has this year celebrated its 30th anniversary in the West End, will open in Blackpool this September before touring venues across the UK.
The producers of the new musical, The Prince Of Egypt, have revealed the initial cast ahead of its West End run which begins on 5th February 2020.
Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em will travel the UK again, with Joe Pasquale returning as the accident-prone Frank Spencer and Sarah Earnshaw as his wife, Betty.
Producers Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg have revealed that Brenda Edwards will star in a rewritten version of Sister Act, opening at the Curve in Leicester, on 21st April 2020.
Producers of confirmed that Waitress the musical has extended its booking period until 7th December.
An Inspector Calls has announced a new cast for its latest UK and Ireland tour, beginning its run at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, on Friday 6th September.
The producers of Touching The Void have announced that the play will transfer to London following successful runs across the UK and abroad.
Elizabeth Hill, former cast member of West End show Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, will join the cast of A Right Royale Tea in the lead role of Lady Right from 21st July.
The Girl from the North Country will play at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End for an eight week season, running from 10th December until 1st February.
We were invited backstage at London’s Lyceum Theatre to see first-hand how The Lion King has brought the African savannah to the capital so beautifully for two decades.
SIX the Musical has extended its run at the Arts Theatre in London until 5th July, 2020,with four new cast members also revealed.
Anton & Erin… Dance Those Magical Movies, will travel the UK from January next year, ‘performing cinema classics live on the dancefloor’.
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story will open at Harlow Playhouse on 28th August before travelling the UK following a successful six-month run of the USA and Canada.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that the original production of The Phantom of the Opera will tour venues across the UK and Ireland in 2020.
Falsettos the musical has revealed its all-new cast that will take to the West End stage for a limited season from 30th August to 23rd November.
There are so many fantastic shows touring the UK & Ireland this year and next, it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve selected 7 productions to look out for at a theatre near you.
A further 100,000 tickets have been released for Only Fools and Horses The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, following a “huge demand”.
Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others And You will transfer to the London stage from September this year.
A new immersive and participatory comedy performance, A Right Royale Tea, is coming to London this summer, promising an ‘unexpected 1920’s elegance and a stiff-upper lip’.
Following a sell-out booking period, the London premiere of Dear Evan Hansen has gone on sale again, with tickets now available until Saturday 4th April 2020.
Following its success at Bristol Old Vic, A Monster Calls will travel to 16 venues across the UK next year, beginning its run at Chichester Festival Theatre in February.
Casting for The Lion King tour, which opens in Bristol this September, has been announced.
Group bookings are available for peformances at the pop-up Shakespeare Theatre staged at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire from 8th July – 7th September.
The full cast for the West End production of The Worst Witch has been revealed, flying onto the stage at the Vaudeville Theatre in London from 24th July.
Blake Harrison, best known as Neil Sutherland in The Inbetweeners will take over the role of Ogie in the West End production of Waitress on 17th June.
Following a succesful UK tour, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin will take to the stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End from 4th July to 31st August.
The Wolf of Wall Street will make its world premiere as an immersive production in London this year, opening on 11th September.
The hit production, which tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers in the wake of 9/11, will now run in the West End until next year.
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 take to the road for a third time this summer, stretching well into 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.
A Hollywood star and Royal Shakespeare Company actor complete the principal cast of the play’s latest revival.
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.