Prince Edward Theatre London
The Prince Edward Theatre is a West End theatre on Old Compton Street, just north of Leicester Square, in London.
The Prince Edward Theatre is an iconic theatre designed by Edward A. Stone in 1928. He also designed the Piccadilly Theatre. The interior decoration of the theatre was done by Marc-Henri Levy and Gaston Laverdet. The building was a success with a spacious art deco foyer that led to the stall and dress circle. The interior was decorated in themes of fuchsia and gold, making it warm and welcoming. It opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical Rio Rita.
However, it had a checkered success with shows, forcing it to repeatedly change hands and venue uses. In 1935, it was converted into a dance and cabaret hall and renamed the “London Casino.” Later, it was renamed again as the “Queensberry All Services Club” in 1942. After the war, it became the London Casino again and in 1954, it was converted to a cinema and reopened as “Casino Cinerama Theatre.”
In 1978, it was converted back into a theatre and returned to its original name, reopening with the world premiere of the musical Evita. Prior to the opening of Mary Poppins in December 2004, The Prince Edward Theatre underwent some refurbishment to improve the bar areas, front-of-house facilities, and dressing rooms. The Prince Edward Theatre currently has a capacity of 1,716 seats. The venue has also played host to such highly successful top West End shows as Miss Saigon and Jersey Boys.
The following are the past and current productions of The Prince Edward Theatre:
– Evita (January 21, 1978 – February 8, 1986)
– Chess (May 14, 1986 – April 8, 1989)
– Anything Goes (July 4, 1989 – August 25, 1990)
– Crazy For You (March 3, 1993 – February 24, 1996)
– Martin Guerre (July 10, 1996 – February 28, 1998)
– Mamma Mia (April 6, 1999 – May 27, 2004)
– Mary Poppins (December 15, 2004 – January 12, 2008)
– Jersey Boys (18 March, 2008 – 9 March, 2014)
– Miss Saigon (21 March 2012) One Night Only Production
– Miss Saigon (3 May 2014 – 27 February 2016)
– Aladdin (15 June 2016 – 24 August 2019)
What’s On at Prince Edward Theatre
Dear England tickets are now available for the Prince Edward Theatre. Should we change the game? James Graham’s Dear England, which opened at the National Theatre in 2023, has been praised for its ability to shed light on the role of the national men’s football team and its impact on the national psyche.
The play follows the journey of football manager Gareth Southgate, exploring how he helped change the notion of masculinity in English football and on the England team. Dear England will have a limited 14-week season at the Cameron Mackintosh-owned Prince Edward Theatre starting from 9th October 2023. Book your tickets now and don’t miss out!
Dear England is an intriguing look into the complex psychology of the widely adored “beautiful game.” The country that gave the world football has had a painful pattern of loss, leaving one question – why can’t England’s men win at their own game? With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face the years of hurt to take his team and country back to the promised land. But can he succeed?
Cast and Creatives
Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Mother) plays Gareth Southgate in this new play by James Graham (Best of Enemies, Sherwood). Following their acclaimed productions, Tammy Faye and Ink, he reunites with director Rupert Goold (Spring Awakening, Judy) for this gripping examination of both nation and game.
We are excited to inform you that tickets for Dear England are now available! Dear England is a show that delves into the themes of resilience, identity, and transformation. Whether you are a sports enthusiast, interested in sports psychology, or simply fascinated by the history of sports in society, this show is sure to captivate you. So, why wait until half-time? Book your tickets now and be ready to cheer for the win!
Get ready to witness the life and legacy of the King of Pop himself with MJ The Musical. The electrifying Broadway biopic musical is coming to the West End in Spring 2024 and will be hosted at the Prince Edward Theatre. To experience Michael Jackson’s story curated for the stage, book your tickets now for the critically acclaimed production of MJ. Don’t miss out on the celebration of the life and work of this legendary artist!
From his beginnings in the highly successful Motown group The Jackson 5 to his reign as a pop superstar, Michael Jackson is known for operating his creative lane completely. He is often known to be one of the world’s most successful and prominent entertainers. His contributions to music have immortalised him as the King of Pop.
He is amongst the best-selling artists of all time and has won countless awards. Not only did he change the course of music indefinitely, but his album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time and has sold over 65 million copies worldwide. Jackson’s music has inspired various generations and his artistry has become a pioneering voice for black musicians.
About MJ The Musical
The stunning Tony Award-winning Broadway musical has been reimagined for the West End stage. Delve into the 1992 Dangerous World Tour, an epic production that goes behind the scenes of Michael’s mastermind creativity, and shows how through ingenious collaborative and creative spirits he cemented his place as the superstar that he is known to be today.
Cast and Creatives
MJ, the musical, features a book written by Lynn Nottage, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and a recipient of MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. She is the first and only woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice. Nottage was included in Time magazine’s 2019 list of the 100 Most Influential People. The musical is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, who is an associate artist of the Royal Ballet, a Tony Award winner for Best Choreography (An American in Paris), and the President of the Benesh Institute. He was also made an OBE in 2016.
Myles Frost, who won a Tony Award for his star-making performance on Broadway, will lead the London cast of MJ The Musical. Tickets for the show are available now. If you want to see the King of Pop’s story come to life on stage, featuring all your favourite Jackson hits, book your MJ tickets for May 31st and enjoy the show!