Andrew Lloyd Webber and members of the original creative team are set to update Starlight Express later this year.
Lloyd Webber and the team will work on the score and lyrics of the musical ahead of a concert-stye workshop production at Lloyd Webber’s newest venue The Other Palace Theatre in September.
Whilst in production the creative team will continue to work on the show incorporating audience reaction and feedback.
Starlight Express is a rock musical about a child’s train set that magically comes to life and the trains compete to become the fastest in the world. The actors famously wore roller-skates.
Starlight Express opened in the West End in 1984, running for 7,406 performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. The show currently holds the title of 7th longest running musical and 9th longest running production in the history of London’s West End.
The production continues to run in a purpose built venue in Bochum Germany, where it will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year.
Starlight Express will run from 14 September until 16 September 2017 at The Other Palace Theatre.