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The Glenn Miller Story

Witness a tribute to one of the most iconic artists of all time, Glenn Miller, as you are taken on a journey through his life by the indomitable Tommy Steele. Relive some of the greatest hits of Miller, with a 16-piece orchestra that captures the spectacular sounds of swing music era. Enjoy thrilling choreography and music, and the timeless charm and wit of Tommy Steele as he takes on the avatar of his idol.

Why Watch The Glenn Miller Story

Relive the story of the legendary Glenn Miller, and his rise to become one of the most famous icons of his time, until his untimely death. Choreographed by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer, the show has some glorious scenes that are guaranteed to make the audience feel like they are in the 40s swing era. The legendary Tommy Steele, who idolised Glenn Miller from his early teenage years, makes a return to London Coliseum, 60 years after he starred in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The musical celebration is the perfect salute to his childhood idol and hero and features some of Miller’s greatest hits.

The Story

The story of how Glenn Miller put together his band, and their rise to become one of the best-known faces in the 1930s and 1940s forms a significant part of the musical. His rise to become the best selling artist from 1939 to 1943 is inspiring, and has been wonderfully narrated by Steele. Also covered is Miller’s marriage to his college sweetheart, Helen Burger, also an incredible artist in her own right. Finally, the show also includes his untimely death in 1944, when he was travelling to France, and his plane disappeared due to extreme weather conditions over the English Channel. The show is less about the story of Glenn Miller than a compilation of Miller’s greatest hits, along with some eye-catching dances and routines. The highlight of the show is Tommy Steele in the avatar of Miller. The show ends with a truncated Glenn Miller concert that is sure to make you want to waltz along. A fitting homage to one of the greatest American artists of all time, The Glenn Miller Story delivers a stunning show .

Good for

Family audiences | Fans of Glenn Miller | Date night

Critics Reviews

“Tommy Steele is a living legend and it’s a real privilege to see him back on stage.”
- Stage Review

“It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing,' goes the song, and this jukebox tribute at least has that swing spot-on.”
- The Telegraph

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 PM
Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 3 PM

2 hours and 20 minutes including 1 interval

Leading Roles
Tommy Steele as Glenn Miller

Directed by
Bob Tomson

Choreographed by
Bill Deamer

Top Songs
“In the Mood”, “Moonlight Serenade”, “Little Brown Jug”, “Tuxedo Junction”, and “Chattanooga Choo Choo”

Additional Information

Suitable for ages 5 and up.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair accessible
In-house bar
Coat check

The London Coliseum has a seating capacity of 2263.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

All West End show tickets are non-refundable.

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