Who doesn’t love a trip to the theatre? The chance to enjoy a nice dinner before being shown to your plush velvet seat by an usher whose secret smile shows they understand just how happy the next few hours is going to make you? The only problem with the West End is that there is just too much to choose from! With this in mind, we have compiled a list of some of the shows that have been making waves in theatre land so that when you are on the lookout for London theatre you will know which one to choose.
Finally – the stage adaption of the hugely popular Warner Bros. film of the same name starring Kevin Costner and the late, great Whitney Houston. The show tells the romantic tale of former Secret Service Agent, Frank Farmer and global Superstar, Rachel Marron as they fall in love. The show features many of Whitney Houston’s best-loved hits including “Run to you”, “I have nothing” and of course, “I will always love you”. We challenge you not to want to sing along!
You must have been hiding under a rock somewhere if you haven’t heard the hype surrounding this new musical penned by Jennifer Saunders and Mamma Mia producer, Judy Craymer. The new hit stage show tells the story of one girl’s overnight fame and how being catapulted into the limelight affects her relationships with her nearest and dearest…all to the songs of the Spice Girls.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical
The latest show to hit the Drury Lane Theatre is the stage adaption of this much-loved Roald Dahl classic. The story follows a young boy, Charlie, who against all odds wins a golden ticket to visit the factory of the mysterious Willy Wonka.
Book of Mormon
When you hear that a musical has been written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez aka the creators of South Park, you know that you are in for some serious laughs. The show hits the West End after causing waves of uncontrollable laughter up and down Broadway. Take it all with a pinch of salt and sense of humour and we have no doubt this hit show will have you rolling in the aisles.
Hardly a new kid on the block – this show has been seen by more than 60 million people in 42 languages, in 21 languages around the globe! However, the show is on the brink of finding itself a new audience after the film adaption hits the big screen. For the screen adaption, they have called in the big guns – Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and Sacha Baron Cohen have all been recruited to sing their hearts out in this tale of poverty in 19th century France. The stage show may have been popular before, now it is set for new heights.