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Don't miss Mrs Henderson Presents opening next month

the hilarious, brand-new, five-star musical that's had critics in raptures, as it makes its West End debut in February 2016

Based on the much-loved film that starred Dame Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, the show's run at the Theatre Royal Bath was hailed by the Guardian as "a shot in the arm for the British musical" and led Quentin Letts of the Daily Mail to exclaim, "I have not emerged from the theatre feeling quite so cheerful in a long time".


It's London, 1937, and recently-widowed eccentric, Laura Henderson, is looking for a way of spending her time and money when her attention falls on a run-down former cinema in Great Windmill Street. Hiring feisty impresario Vivian Van Damm to look after the newly renovated Windmill Theatre, the improbable duo present a bill of non-stop variety acts. But as war looms something more is required to boost morale and box office. When Mrs Henderson comes up with the idea of The Windmill Girls – glamorous young women posing as nude statues – audiences flock. And as the Blitz hits London, The Windmill provides a refuge for all, boasting the spirit-raising slogan "We Never Close".


With book and direction by the Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson (La Cage Aux Folles), lyrics by the multi-award-winning Don Black (Sunset Boulevard) and music by George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain, this glorious and heartwarming new production stars Tracie Bennett (Les Misérables, End of the Rainbow, ITV’s Coronation Street), Olivier-nominated Ian Bartholomew (Into the Woods) and Emma Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).


‘It’s bright as a showgirl’s sequin and patriotic as a jam sandwich.’ The Independent

Show Information

  Tuesday, 9th February 2016
  Saturday, 18th June 2016

Venue Information

Noel Coward Theatre
85-88 St Martin's Lane
London
WC2N 4AU

 

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