Monday, 25 April 2011

Theatre News - Phantom and Umbrellas

Welcome back to Access London, thank you for your continued support. This is just a quick update post in addition to this coming week's posts on the 'An American Experiment' Exhibition at The National Gallery.

Firstly, a very Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates it from Access London, I hope that everyone has been enjoying their long weekend and the beautiful London weather.

The first piece of information is the exciting news that Sofia Escobar has renewed her contract with The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre to play Christine for another year. Phantom will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year so it is an exciting time to be part of this much loved show.

Access London were lucky enough to interview Sofia last month and you can see what she had to say about singing, Phantom and her time in London in our previous 3-part post on Phantom of the Opera. Once again, thank you so much Sofia for taking the time to answer the questions and I wish you all the best over the next year in the show.

Sofia performs alongside John Owen Jones in Phantom who has also recently renewed his contract with the show and will now be staying to play The Phantom until March 2012 - please see last Theatre News post for updates on this.

Her Majesty's Theatre is very accessible to those in a wheelchair or mobility scooter and access rate tickets can be purchased from the dedicated access line on: 0844 412 4648. To book non-access tickets, please call: 0844 412 2707.

The second piece of theatre news for today's post is that Kneehigh's show, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, currently playing at The Gielgud Theatre is sadly closing early on May 21st. Access London were due to see this show in June and so unfortunately had to cancel the tickets. We have luckily been able to arrange some tickets for May 5 and will post directly after that about the show.

Many reviews written on the show have been extremely positive and it will be a shame to see it close early. You can buy top price tickets for £18.50 for 29th May and 1st June to celebrate the bank holiday weekend. There are also many other great offers around, so if you want to catch this show before it closes, it is well worth looking out for these.

The Gielgud Theatre is accessible to those who use a wheelchair or mobility scooter. The theatre has basement level stalls and stage therefore, the accessible entrance takes you onto the dress circle level where there are dedicated spaces for those with disabilities and/or needing to stay in their chair. For full details on The Gielgud Theatre, see our earlier post from January (which included a review of the previous show there, Yes Prime Minister).

For access rate tickets to Umbrellas, please call: 0844 482 5137. For non-access tickets, please call: 0844 482 5130.

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  2. I waited a year to see Phantom Of The Opera London but i finally did its actually better than the french version, I think its a Webber production, he is indeed talented, the acting was on point and the atmosphere is amazing, really a must see! I am actually thinking about going to see it again...