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.
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.