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Zachary James and the company in Hadestown

London Theatre Review: Hadestown

Down in Hadestown, Anais Mitchell’s take on two Greek myths is something you won’t want to miss.

Shrek The Musical, UK Tour

Joanne Clifton: from Strictly to Shrek and the show for groups

We hear from Strictly dancer Joanne Clifton about her transformation into Princess Fiona for the Shrek tour, her love of jigsaw puzzles and more. 

National Ballet of Canada performing Angels' Atlas

Group savings on Sadler’s Wells Theatre tickets

Groups of ten or more can save money on tickets to see a variety of shows until the end of the year with Sadler’s Wells.

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New @sohoplace West End theatre offers groups a special experience

We went along to @sohoplace, the first West End Theatre to open in 50 years, to see why it has already left a huge impression on audiences. 

Michael Ball as Javert and Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe to star in Les Misérables arena tour

Both Alfie Bow and Michael Ball will return to the Les Misérables in a tour that travels to some of the UK’s biggest arenas.

Louis McCartney as Henry Creel and Ella Karuna Williams as Patty Newby in Stranger Things: The First Shadow

London Theatre Review - Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Fans of the popular Netflix show are in for a treat as breathtaking special effects and exhilarating jump scares help tell the story of how Henry Creel becomes one of TV’s most terrifying villains.

Richard, My Richard rehearsals

Richard, My Richard coming to Shakespeare North Playhouse

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Fawlty Towers: group ticket rates for West End debut

The first ever stage adaptation of Fawlty Towers is coming to a West End theatre, almost 50 years since the show was first recorded. 

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Watch: trailer teases Dolly Parton’s Here You Come Again show

All of Dolly Parton’s biggest hits have been brought together for a new musical, which will tour the UK before enjoying a West End run.

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Dominic West sat in a chair during rehearsals for A View from the Bridge

The Crown star to appear in London run of A View From The Bridge

Dominic West, who is best known for his portrayal of Prince Charles in Netflix’s The Crown, will appear in the West End transfer of A View from the Bridge at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Hadestown - Original Broadway Company

150,000 more tickets for West End’s Hadestown debut

Groups now have until December 2024 to catch Hadestown which marks its West End debut at the Lyric Theatre from Saturday 10th February. 

Members of Theatre Trips Essex outside the London Palladium before a show

Nicola Haynes: Following in my dad’s footsteps for Theatre Trips Essex

We spoke to Nicola Haynes, organiser for Theatre Trips Essex, to find out how she got involved with the group and where her love of the theatre comes from. 

Characters from the Faulty Towers Dining Experience in London

Why Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is your Best Group Dining Experience…

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a highly interactive experience, where groups enjoy a 3-course meal and 5-star comedy. Not only that, but GTOs say it’s brilliant.

The 39 Steps being performed in London's West End

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps will travel across the UK

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning comedy, The 39 Steps, is to tour the UK for the first time in eight years, beginning its run at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.

Elphaba in the UK touring production of Wicked

Wicked tour images show new cast that will fly to a theatre near you

The UK touring production of Wicked has opened in Edinburgh, with new images teasing what audiences across the UK can expect from the spectacle.

Kanna Hashimoto as Chihiro in the sell-out Japanese hit show Spirited Away

European premiere of Spirited Away show coming to London

The original Japanese stage production of Spirited Away will open at the London Coliseum in April, making its European debut.

Starlight Express artwork

Starlight Express extends its booking window until February 2025

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

Isabella Pappas as Joyce Maldonado, Oscar Lloyd as James Hopper Jr and Christopher Buckley as Bob Newby in Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Stranger Things: The First Shadow offers groups spooks and thrills

This stage prequel to the popular Stranger Things Netflix series is welcoming groups to discover a whole new adventure that takes audiences further back to the start of the story - which may hold the key to the end. 

Theatre shows in 2024

West End: 9 new shows for groups to enjoy in 2024

London is set to host some amazing shows throughout 2024 and beyond. Here’s a look at some of the big ones that groups may want to add to their diaries.

Sophie Dart, Nimax Theatres

Sophie Dart: organising memorable group visits to the theatre

We caught up with Sophie Dart, finalist in the 2023 Excellence Award category, who spoke about the importance of group theatre visits and why she loves her role.

I Should Be So Lucky musical

I Should Be So Lucky trailer features Kylie Minogue and Stock Aitken Waterman hits

Official footage has been released for the UK and Ireland tour of the I Should Be So Lucky musical, showcasing bright costumes, timeless hits and vibrant routines. 

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