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Published by DK

Foreword by Elaine Paige

RRP: £25.00

"This lively history celebrates more than 200 shows, from golden-age classics like Singin' In The Rain to more recent bog-budget film adaptations like Les Miserables"

Daily Mail

"A must-buy, or the perfect gift, for musical theatre fans [...] packed with profiles of musical icons plus a mesmerising medley of fascinating facts from hit shows ranging from Singing in the Rain to Book of Mormon"


"Lights, camera, action! The world's best-loved productions are brought to life in this lavish companion to musical theatre and movie musicals. With a foreword by Elaine Paige, this useful go-to guide has all the glitter and glamour of the West End"


About Musicals

From Les Misérables and The Wizard of Oz to Disney and Mary Poppins, discover the story of musical theatre and see the world's best-loved musicals brought to life.

With a foreword by Elaine Paige, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story covers the complete history of the genre from its earliest origins in dance halls and vaudeville, to the record-breaking West End musicals and spectacular Broadway shows of today. Discover the history, plots and stars of musical theatre and movie musicals, go backstage to find out behind-the-scenes gossip and delve into profiles of successful creators such as Andrew Lloyd Webber in this illustrated celebration. Plus fun infographics summarize plot, characters and songs making this a handy reference guide of all the best-loved musicals.

With a beautiful glittery cover capturing the excitement and glamour of a trip to the theatre, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story is a show-stopping celebration and a perfect gift for musical fans everywhere.