The Top 25 Longest Running UK Productions: A By The Numbers Infographic.
Jolly ho there mateys!
Wait. That’s not British. That’s British meets some kind of weird Australian pirate or something.
Anyway, what I meant to say is . . . Our infographic series is back!
Over the past few bloggin’ years, we’ve published a bunch of “By The Numbers” infographics to demonstrate that while theatre is an art, it also has business trends and statistics that can’t be ignored, especially when you are building your next show. (And in some cases, we need to know about the dominating stats so that we can come up with initiatives to change them! Ahem! Diversity! Ahem! Sorry, something in my throat there.)
If you’ve missed some of our previous infographics, there’s a summary of them at the bottom of this post.
But today’s is all about our friends from across the pond — the UK!
In my continuing quest to determine what works over there (so far, all that I know is that they love jukebox musicals and shows that make fun of Americans – true, true – think about it), I decided to analyze the 25 longest running shows in the UK. And, well, I’m going to let these numbers speak for themselves.
One thing to remember before you take a peek . . . there is not as big of a dividing line between the size of shows and theaters in Londontown. Off-West End ain’t like our Off-Broadway. So, you may see some titles below that you might not think should be in the same list as, oh, a Phantom. But, in the West End, they don’t discriminate like we do.
Hmmmm, maybe that’s one takeaway right there . . . what if there was no “Off-Broadway” . . . Hmmmm.
Enjoy the numbers!
Interested in checking out our other Infographics? Take a look and give a click:What do the Top Grossing Broadway Musicals have in common? The Last 20 Years of Best Play Tony Award Winners Musical to Movie Adaptations How do you become one of the 50 Longest Running Broadway Shows? Who is the Broadway Investor? Sure, These Broadway Shows Recouped! But Why? The Last 20 Years of Best Musical Winners
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