PREVIEW: Starlight Express comes to the Brighton Centre

ONE of the best-loved shows in West End history is coming to Brighton next year.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular Starlight Express is set to explode back onto the stage with a new production by Bill Kenwright.

Starlight Express will put on its skates and race to The Brighton Centre for Wednesday, January 2, 2012, and will run until Saturday, January 12.

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The show opened to packed houses at the Apollo Victoria in London’s West End in 1984 where it ran for more than 7,000 performances. It is one of the most successful musicals ever with the German production still running in Bochum after 25 years.

Light years ahead of the rest, this futuristic tale about love and hope in the face of adversity promises to take you on the ride of a lifetime – with two hours of speed, spectacle, energy, daredevil stunts and turbo charged excitement, combined with an electrifying sound track, dazzling sets and costumes, extraordinary roller-choreography and some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most memorable musical hits.

Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote Starlight Express originally for his own children.

Internationally renowned choreographer and popular television judge Arlene Phillips is back on board as director and choreographer. Arlene choreographed the original West End production and directed and choreographed several subsequent productions of the show.

To book tickets for the show, call the box office on 0844 847 1515 or visit