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Dear Evan Hansen announces return to London’s West End for 2021: this is how to get tickets

Jonny Yates May 17, 2021
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Sam Tutty plays the title role in Dear Evan Hansen on the West End. (Matthew Murphy)

Sam Tutty plays the title role in Dear Evan Hansen on the West End. (Matthew Murphy)

Dear Evan Hansen has announced its much-anticipated return to London’s West End.

The smash-hit musical will reopen at the Noël Coward Theatre on 26 October 2021.

Dear Evan Hansen will go back on sale from 18 May with tickets available from Ticketmaster.

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The story follows Evan Hansen (played by Sam Tutty) who struggles with social anxiety disorder and after a classmate commits suicide he finds himself at the centre of an increasingly complex web of lies.

Evan invents a friendship with the deceased boy in a misguided attempt to comfort the grieving family, fabricating email chains as proof.

When this spirals out of control, Evan becomes the face of a viral video about loneliness, and the importance of speaking out.

Now, caught in a huge mess of his own making, Evan must choose whether to live in the fantasy that he has accidentally created, or whether to come clean and face losing everything he’s always wanted.

This all takes place alongside a soundtrack that features songs “You Will Be Found”, “Sincerely Me” and “Waving Through a Window”.

Since its West End debut, the show has been nominated for seven Laurence Olivier Awards, winning three including Best New Musical.

It’s also been a huge success on Broadway, winning six Tony Awards as well as a Grammy and an Emmy Award.

The role of Evan Hansen was originated by Ben Platt in 2015, who went on to play the title character in the Broadway production.

He will return to the role for the upcoming film adaption which is due to be released in September 2021, with Julianne Moore, Amy Adams and Kaitlyn Dever also confirmed for the cast.

Platt who is 27-years-old, recently told NME that he “lost weight in order to look “authentic” as a gawky and fresh-faced 17-year-old.”

In the interview he also noted that he was nervous to translate the high-energy of a live performance to the big screen saying it’s “a medium that I’m not necessarily as instinctually comfortable in.”

But he goes on to add: “Having an opportunity to share this story with, like, millions more people is ultimately much more important than my being worried that my performance won’t be as good as it was on stage.”

To get tickets for Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre go to Ticketmaster here.

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