“I open at the close”


This quote fills me with so much happiness, simply because I know where it has come from! Harry Potter has been my entire childhood, the books and the films have been around my entire life – the first book being published in 1997, two years before I was born. For others, however, this phrase could mean so much more. To me it implies that as one door closes, an even better one opens that will help us on our journey through life. Embracing opportunities is something that we all learn to do, even if those bigger and more valuable experiences require sacrifices. Sometimes these doors open to things we don’t expect or want to handle, but they’re all part and parcel of what makes us stronger!

J.K Rowling herself is just about to take a gamble with the idea of turning her newest addition to the Harry Potter book series into a play! It is due to open in the West End around summer 2016 and will play at the Palace Theatre. The Commitments is currently playing there but is due to close in November 2015 to be replaced by Derren Brown’s ‘Miracle’ and then by ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’ next year.

Another show that is due to close and be replaced by something totally different is the phenomenal ‘Miss Saigon’. Featuring the talent of the incredible Eva Noblezada and Hugh Maynard, the 2014 revival of the Cameron Mackintosh show is rumoured to be setting sail on a national tour or even possibly to visit Broadway! It is due to be replaced by a show landing straight from NYC – ‘Aladdin’! The show, based on the 1992 Disney film, is expected to open in 2016 at the Prince Edward Theatre in London.

And finally, another Broadway production definitely making its West End Debut is the outstanding ‘Kinky Boots’! With a brilliant soundtrack from Cyndi Lauper, this is a show that will most definitely have you dancing in your seats! Opening at the Adelphi Theatre in August 2015, this is one not to be missed.

Other musicals that may possibly be making West End appearances in the future include:

‘Something Rotten’

‘Finding Neverland’

‘Motown The Musical’

‘Me And My Girl’

For more theatrical information regarding shows arriving on the West End, visit: http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/londontheatre/news/rumours.html

For information about ‘Kinky Boots’, visit: http://adelphi.londontheatres.co.uk 


For information about ‘Miss Saigon’, visit: http://www.princeedwardtheatre.co.uk


For more information about ‘The Commitments’, visit: http://www.palacetheatrelondon.org 



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