Starlight Express runs at the Apollo Victoria Theatre
Andrew Lloyd Webber's epic train musical ran for 7,406 performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Originally directed by Trevor Nunn, with choreography by Arlene Phillips, 'Starlight Express' was unlike anything the West End had ever seen. The auditorium was built into to feature John Napier's iconic set designs, turning the venue into a large skating arena which surrounded the audience. The production starred Stephanie Lawrence, Frances Ruffelle and Ray Shell, and went on to become one of the most iconic productions of the 1980s. In 1992 the show was rebranded 'The New Starlight Express' and featured changes to the plot and score, following revisions made for Broadway.