Starlight Express at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre in Wembley Park

Starlight Express

Get your skates on - the legend is back!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s STARLIGHT EXPRESS opens summer 2024 in the specially designed Starlight Auditorium at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Audiences will be immersed inside a world of speed, song and storytelling as an incredible cast of 40 whizz around and above, performing some of musical theatre’s most beloved songs, including AC/DC, Make Up My Heart, Light at the End of the Tunnel and the iconic Starlight Express.

As a child’s train set magically comes to life and the engines race to become the fastest in the world, Rusty the steam train has little hope of winning until he is inspired by the legend of the ‘Starlight Express’.

Seen around the world by over 20 million people, STARLIGHT EXPRESS is an electrifying experience for all ages.

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, the creative team is helmed by acclaimed director Luke Sheppard (&Juliet, The Little Big Things), set designer Tim Hatley (Back to the Future), video designer Andrzej Goulding (Life of Pi), costume designer Gabriella Slade (Six), lighting designer Howard Hudson (&Juliet) sound designer Gareth Owen (MJ the Musical) and new orchestrations and musical supervision by Matt Brind.

With thrilling new choreography by Ashley Nottingham (Pacific Overtures), STARLIGHT EXPRESS also sees the return of Arlene Phillips as creative dramaturg.

News! Casting Announced

27 March 2024: The full cast for the triumphant return of Andrew Lloyd Webber's STARLIGHT EXPRESS to London has now been announced. The iconic musical will open on 8 June 2024 at the specially designed Starlight Auditorium at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.Leading the cast are:

  • Jeevan Braich as Rusty
  • Kayna Montecillo as Pearl
  • Jade Marvin as Momma McCoy
  • Al Knott as Greaseball
  • Eve Humphrey as Dinah
  • Tom Pigram as Electra

The talented ensemble features Ollie Augustin, Charles Butcher, Renz Cardenas, Catherine Cornwall, Jamie Cruttenden, Kelly Downing, Asher Forth, Sam Gallacher, Lucy Glover, Pablo Gómez Jones, Scott Hayward, Lilianna Hendy, Lewis Kidd, Hannah Kiss, Oscar Kong, Emily Martinez, Deearna Mclean, Marianthe Panas, David Peter-Brown, RED, Bethany Rose-Lythgoe, Ashley Rowe, Gary Sheridan, Elly Shaw, Jessica Vaux, Jaydon Vijn, Lara Vina Uzcatia, Sharon Wattis and Ashlyn Weekes, with further casting to be announced.

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About Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

Situated in the old Fountain Studios, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is a fully flexible theatre space in Wembley Park. The 1,000 to 2,000 seated theatre transforms completely to the needs of each production, pushing the boundaries of what theatre can achieve and creating some truly mesmerizing and immersive shows. The theatre also brings a new and impressive modern restaurant, as well as a fun and sociable bar space.