Top 10 LW Theatres Moments of 2018
Posted 30th December 2018
From name changes to new shows and everything in between, 2018 has been a jam-packed year for LW Theatres. Read on to see our top 10 moments..
Happy Birthday ALW
The owner of LW Theatres, Andrew Lloyd Webber, marked his 70th birthday this year. With countless awards and groundbreaking original productions under his belt, there’s more to come in 2019.
Shut up, Heather!
Following an extremely popular workshop in 2017, Heathers returned for a sold out run at The Other Palace. Starring Carrie Hope Fletcher, the 80s cult classic played to packed audiences for eight weeks and would get a West End transfer later in the year.
A Fitting Tribute
Following Dame Gillian Lynne’s outstanding contribution to the business, the New London Theatre was renamed in May, in her honour. This made showbiz history as the first West End venue to be named after a woman.
Live at The London Palladium
This year became a highlight reel for concerts with the likes of Morrissey, Gary Barlow, Dita von Teese and more playing to sold out crowds. It doesn’t stop there as 2019 welcomes acts such as The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Newton Faulkner and Joan Baez.
The Other Gin Palace
Boasting a selection of 54 delicious gins, The Other Gin Palace was launched to cater to theatre goers, audiences and local residents alike.
Staging the Extraordinary
Really Useful Theatres took on its biggest challenge yet and in July, LW Theatres was born. Each of our theatres was given its own look and feel and since then, we’ve never felt so good.
Say Hello to the Wall of Fame
The London Palladium unveiled the Wall of Fame – an installation commemorating for all time the most celebrated artists to have trod the theatre’s boards. Thousands of stars were nominated, with only a select number of iconic performers including Cilla Black, Sir Ken Dodd and Sir Bruce Forsyth taking a place.
Waitress Jumps Across the Pond
In September, we announced that the smash hit musical, Waitress, was making its way from Broadway to the Adelphi Theatre. With music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee, Sara Bareilles and starring Katharine McPhee, the show opens in February 2019.
The news that iconic musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, is coming back ripped through social media last month. Featuring classics including Any Dream Will Do and Go, Go, Go Joseph, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s multi-award winning musical is set to come to The London Palladium for summer 2019.
The Fairest Pantomime of Them All
From the same team that brought you last year’s Olivier Award-winning pantomime, Snow White opened to packed out audiences and five star reviews. Starring Dawn French and returning pantomime royalty, Julian Clary, the show is wowing crowds until Sun 13 January.