15:30, Tue 12th March 2019 at The Old Vic
19:45, Wed 13th March 2019 at London Palladium
20:00, Thu 14th March 2019 at Chichester Festival Theatre
14:30, Fri 15th March 2019 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
19:15, Mon 18th March 2019 at Royal Opera House, London
20:00, Thu 21st March 2019 at Random Venue 7
12:00, Sat 23rd March 2019 at The Old Vic
13:15, Tue 26th March 2019 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
20:00, Wed 27th March 2019 at Royal Opera House, London
Lent Week 8 to Easter Vacation
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a 2011 rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spider-Man comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, published by Marvel Comics, as well as the 2002 film about the character, and the Greek myth of Arachne. It tells the story of the origin of the character, his romance with Mary Jane and his battles with the evil Green Goblin. The show includes highly technical stunts, such as actors swinging from "webs" and several aerial combat scenes.
In the year before it premiered, the show gained notoriety for its production troubles, related to both the difficulty of its stunts and frequent retooling of the book and score. Both rehearsals and previews went on longer than expected, and several actors were injured during the process. At the first preview performance, these technical challenges caused several lengthy interruptions. Previews were then suspended for a month in mid-2011 to overhaul the show after negative reviews from preview audiences and critics. Director Julie Taymor, whose vision had driven the musical, left the production at that time, and co-director Philip William McKinley was brought in to redirect portions of the show. The show ended up having the longest preview period in history.