All aboard the Starlight Express! Experience a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical and book Starlight Express tickets on TodayTix.
This high-energy musical takes you on a ride through the world of competitive trains, where Rusty, a humble steam engine, is chugging full steam ahead to win the championship race against the electrifying duo, Greaseball and Electra. As the race heats up, Rusty faces a high-stakes battle on the tracks, but he's about to discover that winning the race means more than just being the fastest.
With a pulsating '80s pop-rock soundtrack and impressive roller-skating choreography, Starlight Express is a high-speed thrill full of twists, turns, and surprises that'll keep you on the edge of your seat.
Experience Starlight Express like never before as Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre transforms into The Starlight Auditorium for a truly immersive experience.
June 8th, 2024
By: Richard Stilgoe
Songs by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Director: Luke Sheppard
Design: Tim Hatley
Costumes: Gabriella Slade
Lighting: Howard Hudson
Sound: Gareth Owen
Other info: Video design by Andrzej Goulding, orchestrations and musical supervision by Matthew Brind
Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Wembley Stadium
Bus numbers: (Fulton Road) 206
Starlight Express originally opened in London at the Apollo Victoria in 1984, running for over 7,400 performances. The longest-running production of the musical, however, is in Germany, which has been running since 1988 at the purpose-built Starlighthalle, where it still runs today.
Director Luke Sheppard (&Juliet, The Little Big Things) leads the creative team for this new production, which features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. The creative team also includes set designer Tim Hatley, video designer Andrzej Goulding, costume designer Gabriella Slade, lighting designer Howard Hudson, sound designer Gareth Owen, and musical supervisor Matthew Brind.
-Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the few individuals to achieve EGOT status, meaning he's won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. He's received these awards for outstanding musical theatre and film contributions.
Starlight Express takes place in the vivid dreams of a nine-year-old boy, where his toy trains spring to life. From the speedy Pacific Daylight and Bobo of France to Espresso from Italy and the aged steam train Rusty, a diverse collection of trains from around the globe competes to claim the title of the fastest train in the world.
Starlight Express is at London's Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.
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