Watching 40 people in costumes singing in perfect harmony is a rite of passage for anyone who has ever spent time in London. The West End is full of all-singing, all-dancing musical extravaganzas, many of which have been running for years. For the lowdown on which musicals to watch in London, read our handy guide. Les Miserables This musical epic of barricade-bound revolutionaries in 19th-century France has been running longer than any of other musical in the West End - a staggering 32 years. That’s a lot of fist-pumping with bayonets. This story of a man who goes to prison for stealing some bread (harsh) has been made into an Oscar-winning film starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, and Susan Boyle’s rendition of I Dreamed a Dream made her a global star - but there’s nothing quite like seeing it on stage. Read Les Miserables review. Where: Queen's Theatre Buy tickets for Les Miserables with GO London The Lion King The Disney classic that taught many children that … [Read more...] about A complete guide to musicals in London
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Fame - The Musical is set to tour the UK in a stunning new 30 Anniversary tour and will visit Grimsby. Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical - follows the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance. David Hutchinson, executive creative director of Selladoor said: "This new tour for 2018 celebrates the 30 years since the premiere of the production and will very much have its roots in the style and nostalgia of the original musical. "Selladoor are dedicated to bringing large scale theatre to as broad an audience as possible across the UK and internationally, and we’re delighted to add another classic musical to our … [Read more...] about Fame the musical is heading to Grimsby for its 30th anniversary tour
The museums of Madrid are throwing open their doors long into the night. Photo: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza To mark International Museums Day 2018, the cultural institutions of Madrid are throwing their doors open to give the public a special welcome this weekend. Much like during Art Night London or the Nuit Blanche in Paris, museums in the Spanish capital will be extending their opening hours into late Saturday night, allowing free access to exhibitions and displays that are normally paid for, as well as presenting talks, performances and other special events. Agnish Ray a museum lover who lives in Madrid highlights what to look out for during La Noche de los Museos this weekend. READ ALSO: Fashion and virtual reality, at The Thyssen A sumptuous exhibition is spread across the Museo Sorolla and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, presenting Spanish impressionist Joaquín Sorolla's portraits of decadently clad men and women from the various ranks of Spanish … [Read more...] about A night at the museums: The essential guide to Madrid’s Noche de Los Museos
PUBLISHED: 12:59 18 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:00 18 April 2018 Charlie Coe Left to right: Cameron and Paula Partridge. Picture: PAULA PARTRIDGE Archant A Suffolk 19-year-old is giving back to the Make-a-Wish Foundation that helped her severely disabled cousin by running the London Marathon this weekend to raise £2000 for the charity. Charlie Middleton, cousin of Cameron Partridge who is running the London Marathon in aid of Make-a-Wish Foundation.Picture: PAULA PARTRIDGE Cameron Partridge’s 10-year-old cousin Charlie Middleton has cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy requiring around-the-clock care, but the charity, which arranges experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions, organised tickets for the youngster to see the Lion King musical in London. Cameron is running the marathon on Sunday to give back to the foundation that gave her cousin that special day with her mother Paula, 45, who is raising for The Salvation Army with the aim of raising … [Read more...] about Suffolk teenager set to run London Marathon for charity that supported her cousin
AN EASTER Bank Holiday party at a London nightclub was thrown into chaos last year when acid was flung across the venue leaving at least 14 injured. Arthur Collins, the ex-boyfriend of Towie star Ferne McCann, was found guilty of carrying out the vicious attack and jailed for 20 years. Here's what you need to know. What happened in the East London nightclub acid attack? In April 2017 Revellers were celebrating the Easter bank holiday weekend at Mangle nightclub in East London when acid was thrown across the dancefloor. The venue had been hosting Love Juice, a nine-hour house music night. Clubbers screamed in horror and rushed to escape, forcing a mass evacuation of 600 partygoers flooding into the street. Roads were closed as emergency services, including a hazardous area response team, rushed to the scene. At least 14 people were injured. How was Arthur Collins involved? Arthur Collins, who was the boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, was found guilty on November 13 2017 of … [Read more...] about What happened in the East London nightclub acid attack, how was Arthur Collins involved and how many were injured?