The Other Palace to stage Starlight Express workshops

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit Starlight Express will steam into his newest theatre, The Other Palace, next month for three concert-style workshop performances.

Members of the original creative team for the show, which opened in the West End in 1984, will work with a group of carefully chosen actors and musicians to explore the distinctive piece.

Focusing on the score and lyrics and working for a week before the public showings, Lloyd Webber and his team will continue to work on the show in the daytime ahead of each evening performance, responding to audience feedback.

The performances are on Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 September at 7.30pm.

One of the longest-running musicals in West End history, Starlight Express ran for more than 7,000 performances. The show continues to run in a venue purpose-built to accommodate the roller-skating cast in Bochum Germany where the production has been seen by over 15 million people. The Bochum production will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2018.

Formerly the St James Theatre, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group launched as The Other Palace in February this year with ambitious plans to discover, develop and reimagine new or existing musicals.

Angela Thomas


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