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The Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London and its history

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The Theatre Royal of Drury Lane dates back to 1812 but was built where three other theaters previously stood, so this is a site that has had theatres for at least 350 years. Not only that, in the 17th and 18th centuries it was probably the largest theatre in London.

The first theatre was in fact built in 1663 but it caught fire after a few years. It was rebuilt with a facade by the great architect Christopher Wren and this theatre lasted  120 years. In 1791 they decided to demolish it to build a larger theatre which unfortunately burned down after only 15 years. It was rebuilt as it is now. 

Frozen will be the next show at this theatre

It is now a  Grade I listed building. It is mainly used for musical productions such as Miss Saigon, Shrek the Musical and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Coming up as soon as the pandemic allows it is the much anticipated theatrical version of Disney’s Frozen. You can buy tickets here as soon as they go on sale, hopefully they can start the shows this spring.

This theatre is also famous for its ghosts, in addition to the man dressed in grry in the eighteenth century style that appears every now and then, it is also said that the ghosts of some actors who played in the theater appear. This theatre is located on Charlotte Street near Covent Garden in London.

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London theatres reopen, here are the next shows

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After months of closure and waiting, it seems that soon we will be able to return to the theatre. Meanwhile, one after another, the major London theatres announce their program and reopenings. It seems that this is the right time, meanwhile many shows already have tickets on sale. Some shows will start in April, but the majority will start in May/June.

The pandemic left several hugely successful shows like Hamilton on hold and delayed the start of expected shows like Frozen and the Bob Marley musical. In any case, buy tickets from an authorized dealer with this logo, should there be other closures for the pandemic, you will get a refund via a voucher or another ticket.

It is hoped, however, that the pandemic is under control with vaccines, although there may actually be surprises. But life is short and you also have to live, so London is reopening and hopes to be back as before soon.

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London Theatre: Back to the Future the Musical

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From 21 June 2021 the musical Back to the Future will start in London, which as the title says is the theatrical and musical version of the famous film.

The musical is expected to remain in London until at least February 13, 2022. The show lasts two hours and 40 minutes and is located at the Adelphi Theater Strand, London, WC2R 0NS

The beloved 1985 film Back to the Future was a huge success and eventually produced two more films, a television series, a ride in a theme park and video games. In addition to being the highest-grossing film of the year, Back to the Future was honored with numerous Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations as well as a Hugo Award, a Saturn Award and an Academy Award. You may never have thought of wanting to see a musical from this famous film, but now that you know that it exists, you may want to.

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London Theatre: Wicked

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This long-beloved London musical returns on May 23 after the pandemic has stopped. A reinterpretation inspired by the book of the Wizard of Oz which was a huge success with the public. He will be in London at least until November 27th. The show lasts two hours and 45 minutes.

The show is held at the Apollo Victoria theatre which is close to the station of the same name, therefore not quite in the West End. Apollo Victoria Theatre 17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG 

 

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously reimagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in “The Marvelous Wizard of Oz,” Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but deep friendship between two young women who first meet as students of witchcraft. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will eventually see them fulfill their fates as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

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