West End Theatre in February 2016

War of the Worlds

After several sell-out arena tours of the country, Jeff Wayne’s musical version of The War of the Worlds previews tonight at Dominion Theatre and has its official opening on the 18th of February.

The cast includes David Essex, Jimmy Nail, Daniel Beddingfield, Michael Praed, Madalena Alberto, Heidi Range and a holographic Liam Neeson.

War of the Worlds - at Dominion Theatre in London
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Best West End Musicals for Kids


If you’re thinking of taking a child to a West End show, how do you know which type of production is right for them and enjoyable for you? Most kids enjoy a singalong and so musicals are usually the best bet, but with so many fantastic productions currently running in London it can be hard deciding which one to see. Have a look at our five top picks for musicals that everybody will enjoy.


Matilda the Musical for kids

Roald Dahl’s celebrated story about a precocious young girl is loved all around the world, and thankfully, Matilda the Musical is just as compelling on stage as it is in print. In this musical by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin, the familiar story is given a new lease of life with astounding stagecraft and fun, lively songs that are guaranteed to get your toes tapping; the widespread critical acclaim and soaring box-office success of Matilda the Musical is no coincidence.

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Best West End Shows of 2013

They say there’s no business like show business, and that’s been proven by an 11% increase in box office sales in 2013. Attendance figures also climbed by 4% to reach a staggering 14.6 million, meaning that the West End earned £585 million from ticket sales.

We look at what shows are benefiting from this boost and see who the winners of the West End are.

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