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Starlight Express - 1984 - West End

The storyline: It is evening and a mother reminds her small child to put his toy-trains away and to go to bed. In the child's dream, the locomotives come alive: It is the night of the world championships for locomotives.



The young steam locomotive Rusty, charming but definitely no longer technically up to date, appears to stand no chance against its more modern challengers, such as the macho Greaseball. This self-confident diesel locomotive rocks like Elvis and conquers the hearts of its many female fans. When Electra, an ultra-modern e-locomotive, suddenly makes its appearance, the situation seems hopeless for the young steam locomotive. Beautiful Pearl, a 1st-class coach, leaves Rusty for Electra.



Three, two, one- go! The flags come down, the lights flash and the helmets sparkle. Locomotives and their coaches are hurtling along the tracks at lightning speed. The conflict between the trains comes to a climax, since the methods used to win this international race are not always fair. Suddenly it appears, the legendary "Starlight Express", like a fiery comet's tail in the sky. The night is full of glittering stars as Rusty finds out what is most important in life: believing in yourself. He finds new courage to enter the finale - and Pearl begins to understand who her true love belongs to...

Schedule

Apollo Victoria Theatre

(London, )
(Victoria) 17 Wilton Road
London,
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021
London Theatre Runway has announced that they will be returning to Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre for another jam-packed programme! LTR is a non-competitive programme, where participants are encouraged to enhance their current talents, build on confidence and learn new skills, all whilst working with top industry professionals.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2021
Due to the flooding and damage sustained in New Hope, PA. by Hurricane Ida, the RRazz Room Presents at the Inn at Centre Bridge has regrettably postponed their Grand Opening until Friday, October 29, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Sep 20, 2021
Die Weichen in NRW stehen auf LIVE! Ihr einzigartiges Erlebnis bei STARLIGHT EXPRESS kann beginnen. Erleben Sie die großen Emotionen bald wieder live und hautnah im Theater. Gänsehautfeeling garantiert!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021
stream.theatre have put over one hundred performances on sale with 8 exclusive new titles and even more to be announced in the coming weeks. 
by Debbie Hall - Sep 19, 2021
Acclaimed vocalist and entertainer Michelle Johnson, known as “Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz” is happily returning to The Smith Center when she will perform perform her new show Michelle Johnson Presents Home! A Return to Broadway at Myron’s at The Smith Center on Sept. 26.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021
Actor, presenter and winner of Strictly Come Dancing Ore Oduba (Curtains / Grease) who has been delighting audiences and receiving rave reviews as Brad Majors, will continue to don his fishnets as he extends his role in Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show.
by Michael Major - Sep 1, 2021
Krakowski joins her “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” co-star Tituss Burgess, who will be playing Rooster Hannigan. This comedic duo will join the stage alongside Taraji P. Henson’s Miss Hannigan, Harry Connick Jr.’s Daddy Warbucks, Nicole Scherzinger’s Grace and the recently announced Celina Smith as Annie.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2021
It's all change at the palace as for the first time in 'SIX' her-story there is going to be a completely new cast of West End Queens, alternates and swings.
by Peter Danish - Oct 12, 2021
That said, any review of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, (for readers who have been on Mars for the last half century: 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Song and Dance', 'Aspects of Love', 'Evita,' 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Sunset Boulevard,' and 'School of Rock') must struggle with the dilemma of not what to include - but rather what to leave out.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2021
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show, is coming to a big screen near you later this month. This special Halloween performance will be broadcast live from the Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre in London’s West End on Thursday 28 October to over 500 hundred cinemas across the UK and Europe.
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2021
The Really Useful Group in London has authorized a special, limited engagement of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber to be produced almost entirely with Utah talent for Utah audiences in celebration of the return of live performance to  Utah stages. The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber will feature iconic songs from Lloyd Webber's most popular shows  including The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar,  Evita and others.  
by Nicole Rosky - May 24, 2021
Today (May 24) in live streaming: Robyn Hurder is Live at the Lortel, Renée Fleming stars in Massenet's Thaïs, Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party is back, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
A brand new production of The Cher Show will open next year, with book by Tony and Olivier Award-winning Rick Elice, direction by Arlene Phillips, choreography by Oti Mabuse, and costume design by Gabriella Slade.
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2021
Lady Chatterley's Lover will be brought to life by a cast of experienced talent with new up-and-coming star Georgia Lennon (One Enchanted Evening, Glastonbury Abbey; Beauty and the Beast, Grand Opera House, Belfast) playing the role of Lady Chatterley. 
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2021
Andrea McArdle's concert as part of the Seth Concert Series premiered yesterday at 3pm and re-aired at 8pm.
by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 2021
Enjoy songs from musicals like: Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Into the Woods, Nine, Merrily We Roll Along, Aspects of Love, La Cage Aux Folles, Starlight Express, Big River, 42nd Street, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rink, Grand Hotel, and so many more!
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2021
Now at an intimate event in the West End she promises to share her biggest secrets and lift the lid on what it was really like working withthe biggest pop and movie stars in 'An Evening with Arlene Phillips' at the Duchess Theatre on Monday 7 June.
by Josh Stent - May 14, 2021
Absolutely Sensational... 5 out of 5...You will not be disappointed!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2021
The EU Bespoke 1&2 Year Courses were developed for citizens of the European Union as a result of Brexit. They allow you to split your yearly training at the ICMT between London and Rome.
by Debbie Hall - May 12, 2021
Sammy Davis Jr. epitomized cool, character, and talent with a legacy that will live throughout the generations. Honoring this iconic legend, Eric Jordan Young presents Once in a Lifetime celebrating Sammy Davis Jr. at the Italian American Club of Southern Nevada on May 27.
by Nicole Rosky - May 1, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, May 1-2, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2021
Actor, presenter and winner of Strictly Come Dancing Ore Oduba (Curtains / Grease) will star as Brad Majors in Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show. Back by huge popular demand, the legendary musical will tour the UK between July 2021 and June 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2021
The Really Useful Group in London has authorized a special, limited engagement of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber to be produced almost entirely with Utah talent for Utah audiences in celebration of the return of live performance to Utah stages.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2021
Galley Zahal, one of the biggest radio stations in Israel, will broadcast one hour dedicated only to the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
by Team BWW - Mar 19, 2021
The stars announced for April and May include Matt Doyle, Ali Stroker,  Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus,  Mandy Gonzalez, Andrea McArdle, Christine Pedi, Laura Benanti, Linda Benanti, and Leslie Uggams.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 13, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, March 13-14, 2021.
by Student Blogger: Cris Blak - Mar 10, 2021
In a world of ballads and dance breaks, beats and bars and breakdancing also has a place.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2021
Today's top stories: Nick Jonas sings 'Drink With Me' from Les Miserables on Saturday Night Live, Brian Stokes Mitchell sings 'Stars' in concert with Seth Rudetsky, Andre De Shields performs as Frederick Douglass, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 1, 2021
Today (March 1) in live streaming: Robyn Hurder is Live at the Lortel, Patrick Page takes on Shakespeare's villians, and more!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2021
Lady Chatterley’s Lover will be brought to life by a cast of experienced talent with new up-and  coming star Georgia Lennon (One Enchanted Evening, Glastonbury Abbey; Beauty and the   Beast, Grand Opera House, Belfast) playing the role of Lady Chatterley. Lennon’s voice is not to be missed and this is the chance to catch her in the West End for a strictly limited run before she  goes onto be a regular West End leading lady! 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2021
Following the shut-down of its venue due to the pandemic, the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre will once again be hosting LIVE music beginning July 10 at 8pm! 
by Ricky Pope - Jun 20, 2021
There’s an old adage that warns that you should never meet your childhood heroes because they will inevitably be disappointing. I’m happy to report that the old adage is dead wrong. Not only was Andrea McArdle not a disappointment, she was exactly right. She was in fantastic voice, she looked like a million bucks, and she sang every single song you wanted her to sing, including THAT one. But that song is only the tip of the iceberg in a long Broadway career that has been full of surprises. Her show tonight reflected that and had a few surprises of its own.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2021
Learn more about the full cast, and how to get tickets. The production will be staged in the round at Charing Cross Theatre from 30 June - 14 August.  
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2021
Actor, presenter and winner of Strictly Come Dancing Ore Oduba (Curtains / Grease) will star as Brad Majors. Joining Ore and returning to the cast of The Rocky Horror Show as Frank is Stephen Webb (Jersey Boys / Legally Blonde), alongside Philip Franks (The Darling Buds of May) as The Narrator. They will be joined by fan favourite Haley Flaherty (Mamma Mia / Chicago) as Janet.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
Die Weichen stehen auf live! Es gibt ein Licht am Ende des Tunnels: STARLIGHT EXPRESS startet am 3. Oktober 2021 wieder in Bochum und ist damit die erste Produktion der Mehr-BB Entertainment in Deutschland, das seinen Spielbetrieb wieder aufnimmt!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
Madison Marie McIntosh will perform a concert at The Players, an historic social club in Manhattan, on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The program for the concert will include beloved works from opera and musical theatre, and world premieres of songs by Jeff Shankley. Ms. McIntosh will be joined by acclaimed pianist and conductor Keith Chambers.
by Peter Nason - Jul 11, 2021
It's one hell of a moving, thrilling, never-want-it-to-end evening of theatre!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Gershwin Theatre! Learn about the theatre's longest running show, Wicked; the extravagant production of Starlight Express; the Theater Hall of fame featuring theater's biggest names, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 22, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that legendary Broadway company and general manager Gary Gunas passed away today in his London home after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2021
Jane is most commonly known for her role as Jenna Maroney on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning '30 Rock'. Krakowski was honored with four Emmy nominations for her work on the show.
by Debbie Hall - Feb 18, 2021
Former Broadway star and Las Vegas performer, composer, and arranger Jimmy Lockett enjoyed his time performing and entertaining audiences. While his career thrived, Jimmy has always followed another one of his dreams. He has been a martial arts devotee (now a 7th-degree black belt) since he was a child and has provided free martial arts instruction to underprivileged families in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2021
In honor of Valentine's Day, Andrew Lloyd Webber shared a medley of love songs on his social media accounts. He kicked off the medley with I Know I Have a Heart, the newly-released song from his upcoming production of Cinderella. The medley also included songs from Aspects of Love, The Phantom of the Opera, and more.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 6, 2021
BroadwayWorld had the pleasure of speaking to Krakowski about her performance, which falls in line with her many other satirical roles that demand to be taken seriously.
by Debbie Hall - Aug 3, 2021
Award-winning Broadway and Las Vegas entertainer Travis Cloer returns to the stage singing classic jazz, reimagined pop favs, and smokin’ hot originals. Travis Cloer & The Top Shelf Players with Chris Lash will perform at The Space LV on Aug 6.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2021
Tickets for the upcoming engagement of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber sold out quickly. Today producers announced that more tickets were being made available beginning today at 12pm Friday, April 30th at www.arttix.org.
by Team BWW - Apr 27, 2021
Producer Mark Cortale has announced that eleven stars of the stage and screen will now join the full May through June line-up of The Seth Concert Series, the live weekly series based on Seth Rudetsky’s international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown ten years ago.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 24, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with a game night with Mandy Gonzalez and Andrea McArdle!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2021
Spears Entertainment presents THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT - The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber with special guest star – Debra Byrne, at Chapel off Chapel from 12th May 2021. And heading up the dynamic creative team are director Theresa Borg and music director Stephen Gray, it promises to be a night of ALW musical bliss that audiences won’t soon forget.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2021
Renell Shaw, composer, songwriter and Associate Artist of Hackney Empire, today releases a new video to accompany his Ivor Novello award-winning composition THE VISION THEY HAD (FROM THE WINDRUSH SUITE).