Much of London's West End Shut Down Due to Feb. 2 Snowstorm

News   Much of London's West End Shut Down Due to Feb. 2 Snowstorm
With London in the grip of its heaviest snowfall in 18 years — a reported six inches of snow has fallen overnight (Sunday to Monday) and at least as much again expected over the next 24 hours — performances are being canceled at theatres throughout the West End.

Productions that have already announced the cancellation of Feb. 2 performances include Avenue Q, Be Near Me, Carousel, Complicit, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, Grease, Hairspray, Jersey Boys, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mamma Mia!, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Les Misérables, The Mousetrap, Oliver!, On the Waterfront, The Phantom of the Opera, Private Lives, The Sound of Music, Stomp, Sunset Boulevard, We Will Rock You, Wicked and Zorro. The National Theatre has announced on its website that tonight's performance of Gethsemane in the Cottesloe has been canceled, but the performance of The Pitmen Painters in the Lyttelton will go ahead as advertised. English National Opera have also announced that the opening night of a new production of La Bohème, scheduled for Feb. 2, has been postponed. In a press statement, ENO said, "Due to the severe weather conditions and heavily reduced public transport in London and surrounding areas, ENO has had to postpone the opening night of Jonathan Miller's new production of La Bohème to Wednesday 4 February."

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