Madness in Valencia has just finished a sell-out run at the White Bear and now moves to the Trafalgar Studio Two theatre in London.
Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Rowan Atkinson and X-Factor star Diana Vickers scooped prestigious theatre awards this week, voted for by the public in record numbers. Theatregoers voted online for their favourites across 26 different categories between December 2009 and January 2010. There was a record 46,000 voters who took part which was 11,000 more than the previous record set last year for the 2008 awards.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s rival production of Hamlet, headed by former Doctor Who star David Tennant, was also a winner. Sir Patrick Stewart picked up two awards – best supporting actor in a play for playing scheming ruler Claudius in Hamlet and theatre event of the year award, shared with Sir Ian McKellen (X-Men) for Waiting for Godot.
Oliver! picked up three awards; the best Musical Revival category, Rowan Atkinson (Blackadder, Mr Bean) winning best actor in a musical for Fagin and Jodie Prenger (I’d Do Anything winner) receiving the best supporting acress in a musical award for her portrayal of Nancy.
Rowan Atkinson’s acceptance video told how he had tackled the role with some trepidation, having never sung in a musical before.
“This is absolutely great. I’m genuinely very pleased and very touched.
“When I embarked on this journey to play the part of Fagin in Oliver!, I did so with a degree of apprehension.
“I hadn’t been on the West End stage in 20 years and I had never sung in a musical – well, I’d never sung really.
“So it was quite a scary time, and what made it all possible was the warmth and accommodation and tolerance of the company of the production of Oliver!, all those actors, the adults and the children, and our directors and choreographers and designers, and, in particular, our director Rupert Goold for being so helpful to someone who was stepping with such trepidation into the project.
“Also, of course, the warmth and accommodation and tolerance of the audience who kindly came to see us.
“As this is more than anything an audience award – and the audience in the end, I think, is the most important element in any theatrical event – it really means something.
“So I’d like to thank you all sitting there very much indeed, but I’d also like to thank mostly all those who voted for me, and all those real people who spent real money to come and see the show. Thank you.”
Best West End show was taken by Wicked, which just won a very close vote with War Horse which was was the only play nominated in this category. Wicked is now in its 4th year at the Apollo Theatre in London and has been visited by over 2.5 million people, and taken over
Holding the Man is based on the award winning book by Tim Conigrave and is adapted for the stage by playwright Tommy Murphy.
We currently have price reductions on tickets for Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre, London.
New Stomp Tickets Micro Site Now Live
Our next micro site to go live is for Stomp Tickets.
Stomp is now celebrating its 7th sensational year at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.
This multi-award winning show has a universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance.
For more information or to book tickets see the new Stomp Tickets site.
New Microsite for War Horse Tickets Now Live
The next of our new microsites to go live is War Horse Tickets.
War Horse is set during the outbreak of World War One.
Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France.
He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land.
War Horse has received rave reviews from the critics. The Sunday Express says “An extraordinary piece of theatre which is both epic and intimate. Guaranteed to move the heart.”
For more details and quotes see the new site for War Horse Tickets.
Dreamboats and Petticoats Site Now Live
Another of our new range of microsites – Dreamboats and Petticoats – has now gone live.
Written by Marks and Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds Of A Feather, and Shine On Harvey Moon, Dreamboats and Petticoats will give you the greatest time of your life
We have great value special offers for the hit musical Sister Act at the London Palladium.
Tickets which were
We currently have great dinner and show packages available for The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, London.
Choose from pre and post-theatre dinner at Livebait and Palm Court, combining upper circle or top price tickets with a 2-course meal from the incredibly low price of