Due to overwhelming demand, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express has extended bookings through to February 2025.

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Starlight Express has been seen around the world by more than 20 million people.

Seen by over 20 million people across the world, Starlight Express will make its triumphant return to London from 8th June 2024 at the specially designed Starlight Auditorium at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.

Described as a true theatrical event, the show will fully immerse audiences of all ages inside a world of speed, song and storytelling as an incredible cast of 40 whizz around and above, performing some of musical theatre’s most beloved songs, including AC/DC, Make Up My Heart, Light at the End of the Tunnel and the iconic Starlight Express.

Producer Michael Harrison: “Starlight Express is one of the most iconic musicals of the last 40 years, and I am thrilled that our new production has captured imaginations of all ages all over again.

“We are immediately extending our booking period through until 16th February 2025. It’s always been the fastest show on earth….now it’s the fastest extension in theatre history!”

The story of the Starlight Express

As a child’s train set magically comes to life and the engines race to become the fastest in the world, Rusty the steam train has little hope of winning until he is inspired by the legend of the ‘Starlight Express’.

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, the creative team for this new production is helmed by acclaimed director Luke Sheppard, set designer Tim Hatley, video designer Andrzej Goulding, costume designer Gabriella Slade, lighting designer Howard Hudson and sound designer Gareth Owen with new orchestrations and musical supervision by Matthew Brind.

With thrilling new choreography by Ashley Nottingham, Starlight Express also sees the return of Arlene Phillips as creative dramaturg.

The Starlight Auditorium at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is a state-of-the-art cultural destination in Wembley Park, London’s most exciting new neighbourhood, only 12 minutes from central London. The venue is a short five-minute walk from the tube, moments away from iconic Olympic Way. There are great parking options on site and the theatre is easily accessible via the M25 and M1.

Casting will be announced in due course. For tickets and more information go to www.starlightexpresslondon.com.