LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE
(and "The Lounge")
(formerly The Venue Theatre - also note the "The
Basement" is now "The Lounge")
Theatremonkey often highlights productions below. There are
often even more, so for a full schedule of events, see
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com, the official venue website.
"Main Auditorium" schedule:
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com for details.
Wednesday 5th February until Sunday 1st March 2020
Press Night: 11th February 2019 at 7pm
9.30pm: 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
7pm: 7, 8, 15, 21, 28, 29 February 2020.
4pm: 9, 22, 23, February 2020, 1 March 2020.
Tuesday to Thursday:
All seats £34.50 except "Premium Seats" rows C and D 9 to 18, E and F 7 to 21, G
8 to 19 and H 10 to 15: £42.50. Side stalls: £22.50
Friday and Saturday:
All seats £42.50 except "Premium Seats" rows C and D 9 to 18, E and F 7 to 21, G
8 to 19 and H 10 to 15: £49.50. Side stalls: £22.50
All seats £37.50 except "Premium Seats" rows C and D 9 to 18, E and F 7 to 21, G
8 to 19 and H 10 to 15: £45. Side stalls: £22.50
Prices include booking fees and theatre levy.
60-minute, one-woman show starring multi-award-winning
actress Frances Barber reprising her role as Billie Trix
from the 2001 musical, ‘Closer to Heaven’, ‘MUSIK’ by writer
Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris
Lowe is to transfer immediately to London following its
world premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.
Boys said: “When we wrote ‘Closer to Heaven’ almost 20 years
ago, we loved the compelling outrageousness of the character Bille Trix as written by Jonathan and performed by Frances
Barber. We have all discussed for many years the idea of
creating her own one-woman show which would give us the
chance to write more songs for her as she looks back on her
incredible career. We’re thrilled that this show is finally
Jonathan Harvey said: “It has been such a treat reconnecting
and working with Chris and Neil on this, 20 years after our
first foray into musical theatre writing. In ‘MUSIK’ Billie,
dried up, drug-addled icon and rock star, tells us about her
life and sings her biggest hits. I can’t wait to see Frances
Barber inhabit her again as she did so hilariously and so
touchingly all those years ago.”
Frances Barber (pictured, photo: TheOtherRichard) is an
award-winning star of stage, screen and TV. Her extensive
credits include the films ‘Prick Up Your Ears’, ‘We Think
the World of You’, ‘Dead Fish’ and ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in
Liverpool’. Her numerous TV credits include ‘The Street’,
multiple guest starring episodes of ‘Doctor Who’ as Madame
Kovaria and ‘Silk’. In the West End she recently played Mrs.
Cheveley in ‘An Ideal Husband’.
Pet Shop Boys have sold more than 50 million records
worldwide and are listed as the most successful duo in UK
music history by The Guinness Book of Records. Since 1985
they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles, 22 of them Top 10 hits
in the UK Singles Chart, including four UK number ones and
at the 2009 Brit Awards, they received an award for
Outstanding Contribution to Music. They have also written a
score for the classic silent film, ‘Battleship Potemkin’, a
ballet, ‘The Most Incredible Thing’, and performed at the
BBC Proms their musical work inspired by Alan Turing, ‘A Man
From The Future’.
Jonathan Harvey is an acclaimed playwright, novelist and TV
writer whose work has earned many awards. His plays include
‘Beautiful Thing’, for which he won the prestigious ‘John
Whiting Award’ and ‘Babies’ (National Theatre Studio/Royal
Court Theatre), winner George Devine Award and Evening
Standard’s Most Promising Playwright Award. On TV he wrote
the cult comedy series ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’, starring Kathy
Burke and James Dreyfus, ‘Murder Most Horrid’ and is a
regular script writer on ‘Coronation Street’.
‘MUSIK’ is produced by Cahoots Theatre Company.
"The Lounge" schedule:
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com for details.
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