Well it looks like Broadway wasn't the only one to experience a record breaking year in 2009. It was just announced that London's West End had one of it's best years to date. According to figures released by the Society of London Theatre both theatre attendance and box office revenue were at an all time high in 2009 with attendance at over fourteen million and box office revenue exceeding over a half a billion pounds. Among the shows that experienced the biggest increase were Billy Elliot who posted it's highest figures during Christmas and Sister Act The Musical who broke all previous box office records at London's Palladium Theatre.
Nica Burns, president of SOLT, commented, "Britain's artistic community continues to create exceptional work. The extraordinary quality and breadth of productions available nightly in London explains these record figures in such a difficult year economically. Whilst our musicals continue to flourish, 2009 was an outstanding year for plays – proving that audiences respond to challenge and stimulation as well as toe-tapping entertainment. Excellence is everything – look no further than London's theatre which adds a great deal more to London's revenue than just the ticket sales."
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