Preorder the Starlight Express 40th Anniversary Zoetrope

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the first performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, which opened at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre in 1984. To celebrate, highlights from the original cast recording will be released on a special collector’s 1LP Zoetrope on 7th June, which will be available via Record Store & Sound of Vinyl and can be pre-ordered now.

Each side, masterfully designed by Zoetrope specialist Drew Tetz, animates with the rotation of the vinyl when exposed to the right light conditions or captured on your phone.

The limited edition vinyl will feature the original cast of Starlight Express including: Stephanie Lawrence, Frances Ruffelle, Jess Shankley, Jeffrey Daniel and Ray Shell, plus a special bonus track from the 1992 re-launch of the show in London.

In celebration of today’s anniversary, the official lyric video for ‘Starlight Express’ has been released on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s YouTube channel. Sing along to your favourite number below!