Attention all die-hard musical theatre fans! The iconic musical production Starlight Express is set to make a return to the London stage this month, delighting its diverse fan base. The musical is one of the classic productions, still held in high regard by both audiences, creatives and performers alike. It’s eclectic mix of singing, dancing and roller skating make it a thrilling production to witness.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Starlight Express will therefore return to the city for three concert-style workshop performances at The Other Palace mid-month. This particular round of production time will reunite the original creative team along with a group of actors and musicians who are yet to be announced. The musical is currently playing in Europe but not London’s West End, so these three limited performances are set to be hugely popular.
The aim of the workshop concerts is to explore the score and lyrics of the musical, and consequently respond to the audiences’ reaction and feedback. The musical is still hugely relevant today, with music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. The actors famously perform on roller skates, with the original choreography was by Arlene Phillips. These creatives are still very much in vogue for musical theatre audiences.
Lloyd Webber’s musical is about a child’s train set that comes to life and competes to become the fastest engine in the world. It opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in 1984, and closed in 2002. It has been running in Bochum, Germany for almost 29 years, and has been seen by more than 16 million people. Starlight Express will run at The Other Palace from 14 to 16 September.