Starlight Express 2012 (UK Tour) Reviews
Newest Review: ... it while it was still showing in London's West End (especially as I was living in London) in its purpose built set. As my youngest child entered her teens she became obsessed with musicals and started performing in amateur productions. I felt I had to start taking her to see some musicals. I was pleased to see in 2004 that Starlight Express was on tour and would be at Southend-on-Sea in Essex, not too far away from us. We did go to see it and were most impressed, so much so that I wanted to see this show again. This year, after a wait of several years, I was very pleased to discover that it was again on tour in the UK. The tour cover... more
Customer Starlight Express 2012 (UK Tour) Reviews (1)
by - written on 01/10/12, updated on 02/10/12 (Very useful, 482 readings)
****THE FASTEST SHOW ON EARTH (Background)**** Starlight Express was created by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1975 as a children's story. Apparently Sir Andrew intended it to become an animated show but as this didn't happen, he went on to re-write it in 1983, as a story for his two children. The show opened in 1984 at London's Apollo Victoria theatre. Nine years later the music was devoted to another of his children, Alastair. In the words of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber: "Starlight was always meant to be fun, hopefully an entertaining piece of live theatre for a new audience... We are all proud that Starlight not only became the second ... Read the complete review
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