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Starlight Express to make a return to London stage

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical will play three concert-style workshop performances at The Other Palace

Starlight Express
Starlight Express
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Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Starlight Express will return to London for three concert-style workshop performances at The Other Palace next month.

The production will reunite the original creative team along with a group of actors and musicians who are yet to be announced.

The aim of the workshop concerts is to explore the score and lyrics, responding to audience reaction and feedback.

Lloyd Webber's musical is about a child's train set that comes to life and competes to become the fastest engine in the world. It opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in 1984, and closed in 2002. It has been running in Bochum, Germany for almost 29 years, and has been seen by more than 16 million people.

The musical has music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. The actors famously perform on rollerskates, and the original choreography was by Arlene Phillips.

Starlight Express runs at The Other Palace from 14 to 16 September.