The Lightning Thief London Premiere Announced

Written by on June 23, 2024

The Lightning Thief London Premiere Announced


Bill Kenwright Ltd and Paul Taylor-Mills have announced the London Premiere of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical adapted from Rick Riordan’s 2005 best-selling book series at The Other Palace from: 23 November 2024– 02 February 2025

Based on the much-loved best-selling book series (with over 180 million copies sold worldwide), that has also been adapted into both films and a major hit TV series for Disney+ which has just been renewed for a second season, the rock musical first premiered off-Broadway in 2014 to rave reviews and went on to have two US tours, an additional off-Broadway run in 2017 and a 16-week limited run on Broadway in 2019.



Crafted by an exceptional creative team, who transport the beloved adventures to the stage, immersing audiences in a world of magic and myth, inviting you to be transported into a world like no other. Now, London audiences will get to experience this magical musical for the first time.

When New York City teenager Percy Jackson discovers that he is the half-blood son of the Greek god, Poseidon, his life takes a dramatic turn as he is plunged into a world much bigger than he could possibly have imagined.

With newly discovered powers he is unable to control, an unwanted destiny and a whole textbook’s worth of mythical monsters on his trail, Percy must learn what it means to be a hero.

The future of the world hangs in the balance as Percy and his friends embark on an epic adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat.

David Gilbery (CEO of the Bill Kenwright Group) said: “We are thrilled to be bringing this epic and exciting mythical adventure musical to London for the very first time. With the book series capturing the minds of children and adults alike, we very much look forward to welcoming fans into the world of musical theatre. Bill Kenwright Ltd is proud to present The Lightning Thief as part of our 2024 diverse programme in London following Cruel Intentions – The Musical, Boys from the Blackstuff, Heathers the Musical and the Death of England Series of Plays. BKL continues to develop and grow a wide range of productions both in London and on tour across the UK, building on the late Bill Kenwright’s great legacy.”

Paul Taylor-Mills (Artistic Director of The Other Palace): “I’m delighted we are bringing The Lightning Thief to The Other Palace and continuing to support new writing and rising creative talent, showcasing Lizzi Gee’s Directorial debut! Lizzi was the obvious choice for me to direct this wonderful piece of theatre. I spotted early on she had a creative vision like no other and her energy is captivating. I cannot wait to see her bring this epic story to life on stage”.

This dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling The Lightning Thief has a book by Joe Tracz (Be More Chill), music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki (Monstersongs) and is directed and choreographed by Lizzi Gee (Groundhog Day).

Casting and full creative team to be announced. Get more details from the official site HERE.


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