Aspects of Love Tickets

Lyric Theatre, London
Booking to 19 August 2023
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About Aspects of Love

Michael Ball stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much loved musical

★★★★ “Hits all the right notes” – The Sunday Times

★★★★ “This is a spectacular production” – The Observer

Aspects of Love has returned to London in a major new West End revival starring Michael Ball.

Directed by Jonathan Kent (Sweeney Todd), Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical has been completely re-imagined for the 21st Century in this stunning new production.

The show stars multi award-winner Michael Ball (Sweeney Todd, Hairspray, Les Miserables), Jamie Bogyo (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), internationally renowned soprano Danielle de Niese, Olivier nominated Laura Pitt-Pulford and Anna Unwin in her West End debut.

From the cobbled streets of Paris, through the French countryside to the splendours of Venice, Aspects of Love is a sweeping romantic story of passion, love, betrayal and heartbreak across three generations.

Aspects of Love is now playing at the Lyric Theatre in London until 19 August 2023.

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What's the story of Aspects of Love?

A story of passion, love and loss across three generations of a family and their companions set against the background of 1940’s France and Italy.  Alex Dillingham, a young student travelling through France, falls in love with the alluring actress Rose Vibert.  As the pair embark on a passionate affair, the unexpected arrival of Alex’s uncle George changes their lives forever.  A love story spanning twenty years binding six people and three generations as they come to appreciate that love changes everything.

Who is in the cast of Aspects of Love?

The cast stars Olivier Award winner Michael Ball *(Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd) as George, Jamie Bogyo (Moulin Rouge! The Musical) as Alex, Laura Pitt-Pulford (Sunset Boulevard, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Nell Gwynn) as Rose, Anna Unwin as Jenny and the internationally renowned soprano, Danielle de Niese (Man of La Mancha) will play Giulietta.

* Acclaimed West End musicals star Dave Willetts will take over from Michael Ball every Monday evening from 29 May

Other cast include Rosemary Ashe (Elizabeth), Anthony Cable (Ensemble) Vinny Coyle (Hugo), Chumisa Dornford-May (Ensemble), Sophia Foroughi (Ensemble), Dickon Gough (Barker/Ensemble), Ben Heathcote (Co-Barker/Ensemble), Eu Jin Hwang (On Stage Swing), Daniel Jagusz-Holley (On Stage Swing), Linda Jarvis (Ensemble), Natasha O’Brien (On Stage Swing), Joanna O’Hare (On Stage Swing), Michael Matus (Marcel), and sharing the role of Young Jenny are: Indiana Ashworth, Millie Gubby and Katie Mitton.

Who are the creative team of Aspects of Love?

Aspects of Love features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and a book and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart.

The show is directed by Jonathan Kent. Set and costume design is by John McFarlane, Lighting Design by Jon Clark, Sound Design by Paul Groothius, Video Design by Douglas O’Connell, Choreography by Denni Sayers, Musical Supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck and the Musical Director is Cat Beverbridge.


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Reviews of Aspects of Love

★★★★ "This is a spectacular production" - The Observer
★★★★ "It still beguiles" - The Telegraph
★★★★ "Hits all the right notes" - The Sunday Times
★★★★ "An elegant and elegiac work" - i News
"Exquisitely produced and superbly performed" - The New York Times
"Its elegant, string-driven, sung-through score is up there with Webber’s best" - TimeOut
"Michael Ball blows us away all over again" - Daily Mail
"Lushly romantic" - Evening Standard

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 19 August 2023
Age restrictions
12+
Running time
2hrs 20mins (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

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Important Notes

Michael Ball:

Please note Michael Ball will not perform on Monday performances. The role of George will be played by Dave Willetts.

Danielle de Niese:

Danielle de Niese will not be performing in the following performances: Saturday 1 July; Thursday 6 July; Saturday 8 July; Tuesday 11 July; Tuesday 18 July; Tuesday 25 July; Friday 4 August; Tuesday 8 August; Tuesday 15 August

Assisted Performances:

Audio Described Performance: Saturday 9 September 2023, 2.30pm
Captioned Performance: Saturday 23 September 2023, 2.30pm


Venue Information

Lyric Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
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News about Aspects of Love

Aspects of Love to close in August; new trailer released
The West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love starring Michael Ball is to close early at the Lyric Theatre in London. Directed by Jonathan Kent, the show will now play to 19 August 2023. The musical was originally booking to 11 November 2023. Ticket holders with dates between 21 August and 11 November will be contacted. The show stars Michael Ball as George, Jamie Bogyo as Alex, Danielle de Niese as Giulietta, Laura Pitt Pulford as Alex, and Anna Unwin as Jenny. Other cast include Rosemary Ashe (Elizabeth), Anthony Cable (Ensemble) Vinny Coyle (Hugo), Chumisa Dornford-May (Ensemble), Sophia Foroughi (Ensemble), Dickon Gough (Barker/Ensemble), Ben Heathcote (Co-Barker/Ensemble), Eu Jin Hwang (On Stage Swing), Daniel Jagusz-Holley (On Stage Swing), Linda Jarvis (Ensemble), Natasha O’Brien (On Stage Swing), Joanna O’Hare (On Stage Swing), Michael Matus (Marcel), and sharing the role of Young Jenny are: Indiana Ashworth, Millie Gubby and Katie Mitton. Directed by Jonathan Kent, Aspects of Love has original music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart, based on the novel by David Garnett. The creative team also includes Set and costume design by John McFarlane, Lighting Design by Jon Clark, Sound Design by Paul Groothius, Video Design by Douglas O’Connell, Choreography by Denni Sayers, Musical Supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck and the Musical Director is Cat Beverbridge. A new trailer for the show has also been released. Book tickets to Aspects of Love at the Lyric Theatre in London New trailer: Aspects of Love Aspects of Love - New Trailer June 2023
Aspects of Love Reviews – Starring Michael Ball
A reviews round-up for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love at the Lyric Theatre in London, starring Michael Ball. Directed by Jonathan Kent, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical is revived in the West End in a brand new production that stars Michael Ball (Les Miserables) as George, plus Laura Pitt Pulford (Seven Brides For Seven Brothers) as Alex,  Jamie Bogyo (Moulin Rouge!) as Alex, Danielle de Niese as Giulietta, and Anna Unwin as Jenny. Alongside original music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the show boasts lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart, based on the novel by David Garnett. Set in post-World War II France, and then 20 years later, the story starts with the beautiful and penniless actress Rose Vibert. Invited to a country villa by love struck young American Alex, the weekend is unexpectedly interrupted by Alex’s distinguished uncle George. So begins a tumultuous 20-year love story, entwining the three of them and George’s mistress, the feisty artist Giulietta. Everything changes once again when Rose’s daughter Jenny turns 18. [ngg src="galleries" ids="1177" display="basic_slideshow"] Other cast in the show include Rosemary Ashe (Elizabeth), Anthony Cable (Ensemble) Vinny Coyle (Hugo), Chumisa Dornford-May (Ensemble), Sophia Foroughi (Ensemble), Dickon Gough (Barker/Ensemble), Ben Heathcote (Co-Barker/Ensemble), Eu Jin Hwang (On Stage Swing), Daniel Jagusz-Holley (On Stage Swing), Linda Jarvis (Ensemble), Natasha O’Brien (On Stage Swing), Joanna O’Hare (On Stage Swing), Michael Matus (Marcel), and sharing the role of Young Jenny are: Indiana Ashworth, Millie Gubby and Katie Mitton. The wider creative team includes Set and costume design by John McFarlane, Lighting Design by Jon Clark, Sound Design by Paul Groothius, Video Design by Douglas O’Connell, Choreography by Denni Sayers, Musical Supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck and the Musical Director is Cat Beverbridge. Read reviews from London critics including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian, and TimeOut, with more reviews to follow. Aspects of Love is running at the Lyric Theatre in London until 11 November 2023. Book tickets to Aspects of Love at the Lyric Theatre in London
First-look Photos: Aspects of Love starring Michael Ball – in pictures
Production images are in for Jonathan Kent's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love at the Lyric Theatre in London, starring Michael Ball. The stunning images by Johan Persson reveal the full cast of the show, including Michael Ball (Sweeney Todd, Hairspray, Les Miserables) as George, Jamie Bogyo (Moulin Rouge! The Musical) as Alex, internationally renowned soprano Danielle de Niese as Giulietta, Olivier nominated Laura Pitt Pulford as Alex, and Anna Unwin in her West End debut as Jenny. Other cast include Rosemary Ashe (Elizabeth), Anthony Cable (Ensemble) Vinny Coyle (Hugo), Chumisa Dornford-May (Ensemble), Sophia Foroughi (Ensemble), Dickon Gough (Barker/Ensemble), Ben Heathcote (Co-Barker/Ensemble), Eu Jin Hwang (On Stage Swing), Daniel Jagusz-Holley (On Stage Swing), Linda Jarvis (Ensemble), Natasha O’Brien (On Stage Swing), Joanna O’Hare (On Stage Swing), Michael Matus (Marcel), and sharing the role of Young Jenny are: Indiana Ashworth, Millie Gubby and Katie Mitton. Directed by Jonathan Kent, Aspects of Love boasts original music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart, based on the novel by David Garnett. The wider creative team includes Set and costume design by John McFarlane, Lighting Design by Jon Clark, Sound Design by Paul Groothius, Video Design by Douglas O’Connell, Choreography by Denni Sayers, Musical Supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck and the Musical Director is Cat Beverbridge. The story of Aspects of Love starts in ravaged, post war France, as beautiful actress Rose Vibert finds herself homeless and penniless after her hoped-for career break play closes early. Invited to a country villa by a love struck young American, Alex Dillingham, she impulsively accepts. When unexpectedly interrupted by Alex’s distinguished uncle George, everything changes. So begins a tumultuous 20-year love story, entwining the three of them and George’s mistress, the feisty artist Giulietta. Everything changes once again when Rose’s daughter Jenny turns 18. Aspects of Love is running at the Lyric Theatre in London until 11 November 2023. Book tickets to Aspects of Love at the Lyric Theatre in London Photos: Aspects of Love [ngg src="galleries" ids="1177" display="pro_tile"]
Michael Ball announces autobiography “Different Aspects: A Memoir”
West End superstar Michael Ball has announced that his autobiography, "Different Aspects: A Memoir", is hitting the shelves in October 2023. Michael's first book was a novel - The Empire, and a second, follow-up novel is promised, but instead Ball's next book will be his first autobiography. Michael Ball (Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd) is about to star in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Aspects of Love, at the Lyric Theatre in London, playing the part of George. He is joined in the company by Jamie Bogyo (Moulin Rouge! The Musical) as Alex, Laura Pitt-Pulford (Sunset Boulevard, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Nell Gwynn) as Rose, Anna Unwin as Jenny and the internationally renowned soprano, Danielle de Niese (Man of La Mancha) as Giulietta. It's great timing to be releasing his autobiography on the eve of this new revival of Aspects of Love (the show starts performances tomorrow, 12 May 2023). In 1989, a young Michael Ball landed the lead role of Alex in the musical Aspects of Love, a moment that changed his life forever. It was the first time he had worked with legends of the stage like Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn; and Michael performed smash-hit song Love Changes Everything from the show, with the song charting for 15 weeks, and turning him into a major star. It was also then that he first met his long-term partner Cathy McGowan, and battled back against the stage fright that had threatened his career. The book promises to offer up a lifetime's worth of stories, and take us backstage inside the making of a West End hit, and that moment in his twenties when the world was at his feet and his life changed beyond recognition. A press statement describes the book as "part exploration of the pitfalls and pratfalls of modern theatre and part exploration of his life, his career and his relationships", and describes the book as the story of a life lived on the stage. Aspects of Love is playing at the Lyric Theatre until 11 November 2023. "Different Aspects: A Memoir" is published by  Blink Publishing and is released on Thursday 12 October 2023. Book tickets to Aspects of Love at the Lyric Theatre in London Pre-order "Different Aspects: A Memoir" by Michael Ball on Amazon Michael announcing the book on social media https://twitter.com/mrmichaelball/status/1656328657449758727
Danielle De Niese, Laura Pitt-Pulford & Anna Unwin join Aspects of Love West End revival
Further casting has been announced for the West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love, produced by Nica Burns. Danielle De Niese, Laura Pitt-Pulford & Anna Unwin will star alongside previously announced Jamie Bogyo and Michael Ball. Internationally renowned soprano Danielle De Niese, takes the role of Giulietta. Hailed by the New York Times Magazine as ‘Opera’s Coolest Soprano’, Danielle de Niesehas been thrilling audiences worldwide from the Metropolitan Opera to Covent Garden and La Scala. But before all this, she won an Emmy Award as a TV host at 16 and made her Broadway debut at 18 in Les Miserables Danielle de Niese says:  “I fell in love with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beautiful score and melodies as a child and now even more so with these gorgeous new orchestrations which are so rich and romantic. I am so excited about playing and exploring my fantastic character, Giulietta and returning to the West End. Working with Laura Pitt-Pulford and Jamie Bogyo will be great fun and sharing the stage with the inimitable Michael Ball will be beyond amazing!” Olivier Award-nominated Laura Pitt-Pulford will play Rose. Laura was nominated for a 2016 Olivier Award for her performance as Millie in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Open Air Theatre, Regents Park. She also played Betty Shaefer in Sunset Boulevard at the Harold Pinter theatre in 2008. Her other credits include the title role in Nell Gwynn on tour and at the Globe theatre, Falsettos at the Other Palace and The Sound of Music at Leicester Curve. Anna Unwin recently graduated from The Arts Educational School and is making her West End debut in the role of Jenny. As previously announced, Jamie Bogyo will play the role of Alex - originated by Michael Ball in 1989 - with Michael playing the role of George. On today's casting announcement, Michael Ball says: “I feel privileged and very lucky to introduce our fabulous leading ladies joining me in Aspects of Love. The incredible Laura Pitt-Pulford who is no stranger to the West End as Rose and the divine Danielle de Niese, the renowned opera singer, as Giulietta. Making her West End debut as my daughter Jenny, a wonderful new talent, Anna Unwin. I couldn’t be happier. First day of school, Monday!” Producer Nica Burns says: “This is the first production to be mounted especially for the West End since the original 1989 production and the creative team and cast under Jonathan Kent’s direction are enjoying exploring the story from a 21st century perspective.  Michael Ball, so brilliant as the original Alex and whose idea this production was, is now playing George and of course singing Love Changes Everything. We are delighted to share a video of our orchestra call of Seeing is Believing, one of our beautiful melodies, sung by Laura Pitt-Pulford and Jamie Bogyo, which will give you a feel of our new orchestra configuration.” With original music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart, based on the novel by David Garnett and directed by Jonathan Kent, this heart-breaking story of passion, love, life and loss in post-war France and Italy, follows three generations of the Dillingham family spanning 17 years. Aspects of Love will begin performances at the Lyric Theatre London on 12 May 2023 for a limited 26-week season until 11 November 2023. Book tickets to Aspects of Love at the Lyric Theatre [ngg src="galleries" ids="1082" display="pro_tile"]
Jamie Bogyo joins Michael Ball in West End revival of Aspects of Love
Jamie Bogyo will star alongside Michael Ball in the West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love. Bogyo - who made his professional theatre debut in the lead role of Christian in the smash hit West End production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical - will play Alex, the role that Michael Ball himself originated in 1989. Thirty-four years after having starred in the original West End production, Michael Ball returns to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s celebrated musical Aspects of Love at the Lyric Theatre for a strictly limited season, this time playing the role of George. Michael Ball said: “I’m thrilled to announce that the role of Alex in Aspects of Love will be played by Jamie Bogyo. He’s tall, good looking, sings like a dream and is half my age…..I hate him! He will be amazing.” Jamie’s casting was announced in a very special performance on the Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2, with a Jamie and Michael teaming up to perform the iconic number, Love Changes Everything. With original music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart, based on the novel by David Garnett and directed by Jonathan Kent, this heart-breaking story of passion, love, life and loss in post-war France and Italy, follows three generations of the Dillingham family spanning 17 years. Aspects of Love will begin performances at the Lyric Theatre London on 12 May 2023 for a limited 26-week season until 11 November 2023.
Michael Ball to star in London revival of Aspects of Love in 2023
West End star Michael Ball will appear in a major London revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic musical Aspects of Love at the Lyric Theatre next year. The double Olivier Award winning musical theatre star returns to the show having appeared in the original production in 1989 as Alex. This time round Ball will play the part of George, an aristocratic uncle to his original character of Alex. Speaking with Deadline, Ball said "It’s going to be a completely reimagined show. You won’t recognize it. I’m playing George, and I’m going to sing Love Changes Everything". The song Love Changes Everything was originally sung by Ball in the role of Alex, and has become a favourite of Ball's at his concert performances. Ball added "Lloyd Webber might write a new song for the reimagined production." In what seems like an impossibly long and successful career Ball has moved from the hot young star of Les Misérables and Aspects of Love, to comic master in shows like Hairspray, to mass murderer in Sweeney Todd and coming full circle to the roles of Javert in Les Misérables and George in Aspects of Love. Jonathan Kent, who directed Ball and Imelda Staunton in Sweeney Todd will direct a re-imagined revival for the 21st century. with further creatives to be announced. The production is produced by Nica Burns who, according to Deadline, will arrange for Kent, Ball, Lloyd Webber and the show’s songwriters Don Black and Charles Hart to gather for a workshop in London before the end of the year to explore how to structure the piece so that Ball, as George, can perform Love Changes Everything. In a statement Michael Ball said" Aspects of Love holds a very special place in my heart.I am absolutely delighted to revisit Andrew Lloyd Webber's glorious score in a re-imagined chamber production in the West End from May next year. I am so happy to be collaborating again with he brilliant director Jonathan Kent who was so inspiring when we worked together on Sweeney Todd." Aspect of Love will play a limited 26-week season at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue from 12 May 2023 with an official opening night on 25 May 2023. Tickets to go on sale soon. Book tickets to Apects of Love at the Lyric Theatre in London
Michael Ball to write debut novel ‘The Empire’, the first of two books
Musicals superstar Michael Ball has written his first novel, the first in a two book deal. Titled The Empire, the debut book from Michael Ball comes out on 13 October 2022 in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Zaffre, the commercial fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, is to publish the novel. Set in the early 1920s, The Empire tells the story of a fictional theatre of the same name in the north of England. Known as ‘the jewel of the north’, it’s a palace of dreams which holds a very special place in the nation’s heart. But it’s not all bright lights and encores and the actors are not the only ones donning a disguise. With whispers of a cover-up, a scandal and sibling rivalry, tensions rise along with the curtain. For there is treachery at the heart of The Empire Theatre and a dark secret waiting in the wings . . . The Empire is the first in a series which will follow the lives and loves of the Lassiter and Treadwell families, from the aftermath of the Great War, through the Roaring Twenties to the dark days of the Second World War and the Blitz. The series will chart the story of the high notes and low notes of British musical theatre in all its glamour, greasepaint and glory. Michael Ball said in a statement to the press that: "In my opinion, nothing beats the magic of the theatre and, my goodness we’ve missed it! And so I wanted to try and capture that magic on the page, through the fictional lives of a cast of characters whose world revolves around this wonderful theatre, The Empire. Performing and bringing joy to people is what I love more than anything and to think that I might be able to bring that to a different audience is truly exhilarating. I am thrilled to be working with the team at Zaffre and we are having so much fun. These novels are going to be a love letter to all the theatres and performers I’ve worked in and with around the world." Sarah Bauer, editorial director of Zaffre and Kate Parkin, managing director of Adult Trade Publishing, acquired world all language rights in a two-book deal from Gordon Wise and Alastair Lindsey-Renton at Curtis Brown. She said: "Whether on the stage, radio or TV Michael always entertains, moves and delights his audience, and I know the same will be true of his books. To be swept away to another world by such a brilliant and instinctive storyteller as Michael is the escape I think we’re all craving." Kate Parkin, managing director said: "I can think of no one better placed to tell this story of magic and dreams than Michael. The millions of fans worldwide who treasure his trademark warmth and positivity will relish the chance to read a novel set in the world of musical theatre he owns. Michael Ball has been the soundtrack to my life, and it is a privilege and an honour to bring this story to the huge readership it deserves." The Empire will be available on Buy The Empire by Michael Ball More about Aspects of Love starring Michael Ball

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