London

PETER PAN

You guessed it, the story is about the young boy destined to never grow up taking his friends on an adventure in Neverland.  Best of all, this brand new production is going to be staged in a specially designed tent in Kensington Gardens.  The show runs from 26th May to 30th August.  

ARCADIA

This play is written by one of the UK?s foremost contemporary writers, Tom Stoppard, and it centres on a gifted pupil who proposes a theory beyond her comprehension.  Set in 1809 in a stately home in Derbyshire, everyone around her is preoccupied with secret desires, illicit passions and professional rivalries.  Two hundred years later, academic adversaries try to piece clues together and discover the truth surrounding the events in 1809.  Cast includes Neil Pearson, Samantha Bond and Dan Stevens.  Opening Night: 11th June with previews from 27th May at the Duke of York?s Theatre

KING OF POP: 

MICHAEL JACKSON

It?s the one we?ve all been waiting for… MJ is back playing at the O2 arena throughout the summer and early next year.  Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Thriller – you can expect all the favourites performed live by the man who invented the moon walk.  There are rumours that he may embark on a world tour following the London dates.  Tickets are still available online, we recommend 365tickets.com.

NEW YORK

THE LION KING

Still a strong favourite is the award winning story about the adventures of Simba, the young lion cub who has to learn his responsibilites as he grows up, and in particular,  his role as King.  A spectacle of singing and dancing animals to the rhythms of the African Pride Lands and the chance to sing along to ?Can You Feel The Love Tonight?.  Enjoy the Disney musical in MinsKoff theatre, New York any time now.

 

 

KEANE OR LADY GAGA

See the popular UK band Keane in New York who are playing at Radio City Music Hall  on 27th May. If this isn?t your taste in music and you would prefer the dance pop singer, songwriter, pianist and all-round performer that is Lady Gaga then  head to Terminal 5 on the 2nd May.  

 

 

GUYS AND DOLLS

The popular musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway opened in March this year and has a star cast including Oliver Platt and Lauren Graham.  Set in the 1940s, the basic story is that a gambler woos a Salvation Army girl and a showgirl tries to pull the founder of ?the oldest, established, permanent, floating crap game in New York?.  Watch and see how the relationships unfold whilst listening to some classics such as  such as ?Luck Be a Lady? .  The show  is on at the  Nederlander Theatre.

PARIS

FÉERIE – MOULIN ROUGE

Marvel at Féerie, the latest show at the Bal du Moulin Rouge in Paris which has been putting on shows and cabarets since 1889!   You can expect a troupe of 100 artists wearing glittering costumes in shimmering colours with feathers, rhinestones and sequins, and of course the French Cancan.  Some of the best outstanding international acts will perform to the original music and there is also talk of the return of the giant Aquarium! Four main scenes have been created to fulfill international audiences? dreams; ?the Moulin Rouge today and yesterday, the Moulin Rouge forever?, ?Sandokan?, ?The Circus? and ?The Moulin Rouge from 1900 to??.

 

 

THE DUMB WAITER

This one-act play with its strange title was written by 2005 Nobel Literature laureate Harold Pinter, and is told in English.  The comedy is about the relationship between two assassins, Ben (the senior hit-man) and Gus (the junior hit-man), who are both waiting in a basement for their victim.  There is also a dumb waiter in the back of the room who delivers occasional food orders and as the tension grows the assassins become more puzzled by the orders.  The play is showing up until 30th May at the Théâtre de Nesle.

 

 

LIDO DE PARIS ? BONHEUR

More feathers? Enjoy dinner and a show at the Lido de Paris where the likes of Laurel and Hardy and Elton John have performed.  The spectacular show is based upon a woman?s quest for happiness and promises lots of special effects and exceptional speciality acts including the Bluebell Girls and the Lido Boy Dancers!  Book your seats any time now until March 2010.