Starlight Express

All aboard for the STARLIGHT EXPRESS! Experience the thrill of the fastest-moving musical in the universe and the captivating story of Rusty, the young steam engine, and his love for Pearl. For 28 years now, the STARLIGHT EXPRESS has been racing its way through the theatre built especially for it in Bochum. In that time, the STARLIGHT EXPRESS has played host 16 million spectators in the heart of the Ruhr district. Reason enough for an entry in the Guinness Book of Records!

One Night Only

28.03.2017, 18:30h

One Night Only: STARLIGHT EXPRESS in English for the first time 

After almost 29 years, the successful musical is trying out an experiment and, at the same time, fulfilling a dream of many international fans: in an unusual special show on 28 March 2017, the German STARLIGHT EXPRESS company will be presenting the Bochum version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s worldwide musical hit in the English language for the first time.

To create this unique experience, it was necessary not just to completely retranslate some scenes that don’t appear in the original English version, but also to make a new recording of an English child’s voice perfectly adapted to the Bochum show which will be played as the narrative “Control Voice”. This meant plenty of work for the creative team.


One Night Only

Let yourself be inspired and take a look at photos and videos from the show.

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