The 50-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra will be returning to the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 9 March for a spectacular evening of hits from stage and screen. With an all-star cast including Ramin Karimloo, Ruthie Henshall, Ben Forster, Mazz Murray, Layton Williams, Marisha Wallace, Lauren Samuels, Matthew Croke and Ben Haenow, the show will feature songs from all your favourite musicals, from Les Misérables to Mamma Mia!, The Greatest Showman, Everybody’s Talking about Jamie, Hairspray, Aladdin and many more.
Book now for this stellar night of musical magic!
The Best of the West End is produced by Alpha Club and will be recorded live for future broadcast on BBC Radio 2.
Musical theatre sensation Lucie Jones, star of hit musical Waitress, performs her first West End solo concert at the historic Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 16th February 2020 at 7pm.
Accompanied by the 22-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra, Lucie Jones Live at the Adelphi will be a celebration of all that Lucie has achieved to date across her multi-platform career.
Lucie first came to prominence when she melted audiences’ hearts singing to millions on The X Factor in 2009. She represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, where she placed 15th, the UK’s highest result since 2011.
She is now firmly at home on the stage, and over the last few years has played Elle in Legally Blonde, Holly in The Wedding Singer, Maureen in Rent, Molly in Ghost and Cosette in Les Misérables, before landing the much coveted lead role of Jenna in Waitress, which she currently plays 8 times a week at the Adelphi Theatre.
She has also starred in previous LMTO concerts, playing Emily in A Christmas Carol in both 2017 and 2018, and Lou in Girlfriends, which was recorded and released as a live album.
Lucie Jones Live at the Adelphi will be packed with old classics and modern hits, and Lucie will share stories from her remarkable career.
As Lucie’s time ‘at the diner’ draws to a close next summer, this is the perfect moment to celebrate all that she has done in a venue she now calls home.
Lucie Jones Live at the Adelphi is produced by Adam Blanshay Productions, and sponsored by Alpha Club.
Zorro’s legendary story of good versus evil has been a source of enduring fascination, and has been the subject of a best selling novel by producer Isabel Allende as well as several major motion pictures. ZORRO: THE MUSICAL retells the dramatic tale of this romantic hero set to the famous red-hot Gipsy King beat.
Initial star studded casting for the concert at Cadogan Hall at 6.30pm on 23 February 2020, will feature Ricardo Afonso (Jesus Christ Superstar, We Will Rock You) as the titular Zorro & Diego. Lesli Margherita (Matilda/Broadway, Dames At Sea/Broadway, Zorro/West End) will reprise her Olivier Award winning role of Inez. Four time Olivier nominated actress Emma Williams (Half A Sixpence, Mrs Henderson Presents, Zorro) will also reprise her original role of Luisa. Further casting to be announced.
The Gipsy Kings are that rare thing – an international household name famous solely for their music. The Gipsy Kings began with two bands of brothers, the Reyes (Nicolas, Canut, Paul, Patchaï, André) and the Baliardos (Tonino, Paco, Diego), and after 25 years is still fronted by the two songwriters and producers Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo. In 1987 the Gipsy Kings’ self titled debut album introduced the world to “rumba Gitano,” the sound of South America’s rumba rhythm married to flamenco guitars. With “Bamboleo” the Gipsy Kings scored a huge international hit, and since then the Kings have never stopped singing to the world. Their total album sales worldwide now exceed 18 million.
Staging by Fabian Aloise (Evita, The Rink, The View Upstairs), Musical direction by Freddie Tapner, along with a stunning band featuring the London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO). The evening will also feature Projection Design by George Reeve. Book and lyrics are by Stephen Clark, and feature additional compositions, orchestrations and arrangements by John Cameron.
Zorro is proudly produced by Darren Bell for Club 11 London and Brian Zeilinger & Jack Maple for Take Two Theatricals and presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International Europe.
★★★★★ – “Musical Theatre heaven” – The Stage
A spectacular evening of hit songs from Broadway and film, bigger and better than you’ve ever heard them before. Conducted by “the next John Wilson”, Freddie Tapner, A Night At The Musicals features four West End star soloists and the stunning 32-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra.
Featuring your favourite songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera and more, this show is guaranteed to blow the roof off and have you singing into the night.
Take Two Theatricals and Club 11 London will be presenting the UK premiere of the Broadway version of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, in concert at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 20th October at 6.30pm.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that has delighted American audiences with its contemporary take on the classic fairy tale. The semi-staged concert will be directed by Johnathan O’Boyle (The View Upstairs, Hair, Aspects of Love, Pippin) and the score will be played by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra conducted by Freddie Tapner. The show features some of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside a hilarious and romantic new book by Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane, as well as some new characters and surprising twists.
Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella was twice remade, first in 1965 for Lesley Ann Warren and then again in 1997 featuring Brandy and Whitney Houston. The original Broadway production opened in 2013.
Musical Theatre “Superstar” Ben Forster premieres his show in London’s West End. With the 16-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra conducted by Freddie Tapner, and joined by very special guests Ramin Karimloo, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Celinde Schoenmaker and Mazz Murray, Me Myself and Musicals will be a celebration of a glittering musical theatre career unlike any other.
Considered the “real life” Billy Elliot, the show captures Ben’s journey from Sunderland schoolboy to the West End’s Phantom of the Opera.
Catapulted to international fame after winning ITV’s and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Search for a Superstar, Ben won the role of Jesus and starred in the World Arena Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar which was also recorded and broadcast in cinemas worldwide.
His versatility has led him to a multitude of roles in shows such as The Rocky Horror Show, Elf and The Phantom of the Opera (where he played the title role in the 30th Anniversary Production).
Me, Myself and Musicals is a show filled with the best songs from classic shows, past and present, from the West End and Broadway. With memorable anecdotes from his diverse career, listen to the stories and hear the music from one of musical theatre’s biggest stars.
Presented by Fane Productions as part of the ‘Sunday Encounters at the Haymarket’ season.
The London Musical Theatre Orchestra will open the celebrations for Pride in London on the Trafalgar Square Stage with a set of musical theatre classics. Joining LMTO will be Lucie Jones (Waitress, Legally Blonde, A Christmas Carol), Emma Kingston (Evita, In The Heights) and Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls, Waitress), and the orchestra will be conducted by Freddie Tapner.
Make sure you arrive early – LMTO’s set starts at 11:45am.
Overtures Piano Bar – London’s only piano bar dedicated to musical theatre – is travelling across from its home in Marble Arch to Liverpool Street for a one-off celebration at Bishopsgate Institute, complete with live orchestra. This communal sing-along night will feature songs from the musicals, ranging from popular classics such as Les Misérables and Wicked to the much-loved musicals of Stephen Sondheim – and everything in between.
For one night only guests will be able to sing along to their favourite musical theatre songs with the backing of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra conducted by Freddie Tapner. A true celebration of musical theatre, the evening will be unplugged and spontaneous – it’s the crowd, the orchestra and the showtunes. The evening will be hosted by the presenters of London’s hottest musical theatre radio show, Paul Branch and Maureen Ward Rejali from the award-winning Sunday Showtunes.
It is guaranteed to be a riotous evening, welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds, and most importantly: all singing levels.
The award-winning comedian and musician Vikki Stone presents the London premiere of her debut orchestral work, Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra, in which the comedian takes the role of ‘soloist’ alongside the London Musical Theatre Orchestra conducted by Ben Glassberg.
‘It’s quite an achievement to bring an audience close to tears then leave them feeling uplifted’ The Guardian
‘Something of a masterpiece’ The Scotsman
‘Impressive musicianship’ The Observer
★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Broadway Baby
EXTRA PERFORMANCE ADDED DUE TO EXCEPTIONAL DEMAND
Following on the five-star sell-out successes in 2016 and 2017, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra returns to the Lyceum Theatre with their spectacular concert production of A Christmas Carol starring Griff Rhys Jones as Scrooge.
Charles Dickens’ classic tale gets the full Broadway treatment by the award-winning team of Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and Mike Ockrent (Crazy For You, Me and My Girl). This joyous tale of the redemptive power of Christmas ran for ten years at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where The New York Times called it “a tonic for adults, and for children a transfixing journey”.
With the 32-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra in full festive swing, this is the perfect start to the Christmas season.
“Never has my heart felt warmer upon leaving the theatre” – ★★★★★ – West End Wilma
“A marvel and a delight” – ★★★★★ – LondonTheatre1