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Is Beetlejuice the Musical coming to London's West End? Latest rumours and updates!

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Here’s all the latest on whether or not Beetlejuice the Musical is coming to London’s West End.

Adapted from the 1988 film of the same name, Beetlejuice the musical opened on Broadway in 2018 where it was nominated for eight Tony Awards.

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The show became a huge hit with audiences before being forced to prematurely close in March 2020 amid the pandemic.

Now fans want to know if Beetlejuice the Musical is on its to way the UK!

Is Beetlejuice the Musical coming to the West End?

Unfortunately there’s currently no word on whether or not Beetlejuice will open in London.

There’s certain plenty of fans begging for a transfer but amid the pandemic no announcements have been made yet.

Producers recently announced a new international production in South Korea, opening in June 2021 – here’s hoping the UK will be next!

We’ll update this post once we have news.

What’s the musical all about?

Beetlejuice the musical features a score by Eddie Perfect with a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King, direction by Alex Timbers and scenic design by David Korins.

It tells the story of ‘bio-exorcist’ Betelgeuse (pronounced Beetlejuice) who attempts to help a recently deceased couple to haunt their former home.

The show follows Beetlejuice as he forms an unlikely friendship with the new homeowner’s daughter Lydia, a young girl struggling to cope with her mother’s death.

As well as original songs, the musical adaptation features classics Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora) and Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) which both appeared in the original film.

The original Broadway cast featured Alex Brightman in the tile role with Sophia Anne Carus, Rob McClure, Kerry Butler, Leslie Kritzer and Adam Dannheisser

An original cast recording is available to stream, download or buy on CD and Vinyl here.

There’s also a recently released demos album featuring cut songs from the musical.

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