New Disney Musical, 'Hercules' To Premiere In West End

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A new Disney musical production, inspired by the hugely successful 1997 animated movie is on its way to the West End! The new show has been in the works since 2019 and Disney's Hercules will receive its London premiere in summer 2025 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The opening date will be revealed in due course.

'Hercules' is a musical based on the hit 1997 animated film, and is itself inspired by Greek mythology, and follows the legendary demigod who lives on Earth among mortals. Hercules must prove his strength and worthiness so he can take his rightful godly place on Mount Olympus. Things become complicated when his evil uncle Hades plots Hercules's downfall, and Hercules falls in love with the beautiful but mortal Meg.

In 2029, The Hercules musical premiered in the U.S.A., first in New York as an outdoor staging, followed by a later production in New Jersey in 2023. Both iterations were directed by Lear deBessonet.

Hercules also opened in Hamburg, Germany earlier this year, directed and co-choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, who will also work with the West End production alongside a wider creative team that includes Tony Award-winning songwriters Alan Menken and David Zippel, who wrote the score for the original Disney movie, earning an Academy Award nomination for the song "Go the Distance," which will also feature in the stage production.

The book is by Tony Award winners Robert Horn and Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, with co-choreography by Tanisha Scott.

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, which will showcase Hercules in the West End, is currently home to Disney's Frozen the Musical, which will close on September 8th.

Check back for info on Hercules tickets.

Address
Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF

Venue Facilities
Air conditioned

Nearest Tube
Covent Garden

Tube Lines
Piccadilly

Directions from nearest tube

(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres it will be on your left in Russell Street/Catherine Street.

Railway Station
Charing Cross

Bus Numbers
(Aldwych) 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, RV1, X68

Night Bus Numbers
(Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551

Car Park
Drury Lane, Parker Street (5mins)

Within Congestion Zone
Yes

Box Office Theatre Tickets 

On Sale STA

Day Tickets

On Sale STA

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a large West End theatre that has a capacity of 1993 seats. Several different price bands are available throughout the theatre with a wide range of excellent and unobstructed views while also allowing patrons to exploit the cut-off points of the price bands to secure maximum value for money.

Due to the vast size of the venue, some sections can feel a little distant from the stage, however, the stage itself is 22 metres deep, and the seats further back in the Stalls section let you take everything in. The centre seats in the Stalls offer a hugely immersive experience without any restrictions and are considered Premium seats which are reflected in the price. Sitting in the front of the Royal Circle gives the best overall view of the stage from an elevated position and seats 12-24 are dead-centre and avoid any restrictions that sometimes feature in seats towards the ends of rows.

The seats in the Balcony section at this theatre are always the cheapest and offer good value for money although due to the size of the venue, they are very high up and possibly not suitable for those suffering from vertigo. Sitting near the front centre does provide an excellent and unobstructed view of the stage allowing you to absorb the atmosphere of this amazing and iconic theatre. These seats can also often have an equally good view and be better priced than those in the Grand Circle for patrons on a budget looking to secure cheap Hercules tickets or looking for lastminute shows in London.

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