Las Vegas

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Nine years after the London original, Starlight landed in Las Vegas on 14 September 1993 as a shortened 90-minute production and it ran for five years. Taking residence at The Hilton, this was the first musical theatre production to have a permanent base on The Strip.

This production came immediately after the original US tour and […]


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Starlight Express steamed into Bochum, Germany on 12 June, 1988, opening at a purpose built venue aptly named the Starlighthalle. Since its grand opening it has been seen by more than 15 million spectators, gaining it an entry in the Guinness Book of Records!

The Starlighthalle was designed especially for the show with large tracks on […]

Original London Production

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Starlight Express started life in 1975 as a Cinderella story for an animated movie which never get off the ground. Then in 1983, Andrew Lloyd Webber, who’d written the piece for his children reworked it for the stage and a year later it opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre becoming an immediate hit. The production […]

UK Tour 2012

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The 2012 UK Tour, produced by Bill Kenwright Productions was the second Starlight Express production to tour the UK. The tour kicked off in Wimbledon, London on 10 May and travelled through Liverpool, Aberdeen, Bournemouth, Sunderland and Edinburgh.

The show included a few new changes including a new song called “I Do”, written by Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s […]

UK and Nordic Tour 2004 – 2008

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The first UK tour of Starlight Express was produced by David Ian Productions and began in November 2004. The tour started in Manchester and toured throughout the UK before heading to Scandinavia where the show played in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Oslo and Helsinki. This tour was adapted from the second U.S. tour and included some of […]