Phantom of the Opera – Her Majesty’s Theatre
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece The Phantom of The Opera, continues its unprecendented West End run.
Based on a classic French thriller about a terrifying and legendary figure who emerges from the depths of The Paris Opera House and manifests the mythic opera ghost in terrifying reality. With some of the most lavish sets, costumes and special effects ever to have been created for the stage, The Phantom of the Opera is a musical phenomenon.
It received its world premiere at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London on 9th October 1986 and has since played over 9,500 performances in London. Worldwide it has been seen in 90 cities and has won more than 50 major theatre awards.
As with most shows in the West End the best time to go is Monday through until Thursday, as they are rarely discounted at the weekends. Check Phantom for Tickets
Mamma Mia! – Novello Theatre
Night after night, audiences are having the time of their lives at MAMMA MIA!. Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny story of love, laughter and friendship has been thrilling London audiences for over 10 years. More recently it became the biggest British hit movie of all time when the three women who created the worldwide stage smash hit adapted it for the silver screen.
Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs, from ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Take A Chance On Me’ to ‘Super Trouper’ and ‘Thank You For The Music’, MAMMA MIA!’s enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past to the island they last visited 20 years ago…
Over 40 million people worldwide have been dancing in the aisles to this sensational musical, and London is where it all began back in 1999. So who will you bring to experience the joy and exhilaration of MAMMA MIA! with you?
This show gets especially busy during the peak months so is well worth booking in advance of your trip. No matter what you hear there are NEVER discounts on these! Check Mamma Mia Availability Here
The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s multi-award winning musical ‘The Lion King’ will redefine your expectations of theatre.
A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney’s much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba – the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
For a large proportion of visitors to London the only words of English they need to know is “Tickets for Lion King”. As with We Will Rock You it suits all ages and all languages, but unlike We Will Rock You discounted tickets are extremely rare. Try out of peak season and Monday to Thursday, otherwise book before you leave. Book Lion King Tickets Here.
Les Miserables – Queens Theatre
Les Miserables has indisputably become the world’s most popular musical, having been seen by over 55 million people worldwide, in 40 countries and in 21 languages and is approaching it’s 25th year. From its celebrated opening in London in October 1985, this adaptation immediately captured the imagination and enthusiasm of the theatre-going public. Set in 19th century France, the dramatic score includes the songs ‘On My Own’, ‘One Day More’ and ‘Do You Hear The People Sing?’.
Known the world over and an overall outstanding production “Les Miz” continues to entertain London’s visitors year on year. Since moving to the smaller Queen’s Theatre decent discounted tickets have been harder to come by, but you should expect stall seats discount through most of the year Monday to Friday and some Saturdays.
Billy Elliot – Victoria Palace
A funny, heart-warming and feel-good celebration of one young boy’s dream in a gripping tale of triumph over adversity. This original story captured the hearts and minds of the world when the movie was released in October 2000. Nominated for 3 Oscars and 13 Bafta awards this poignant film broke box office records across the world.
This brilliant new staging is an adaptation of one of the most adored British films of the last decade. The extraordinary movie written by Lee Hall, directed by Stephen Daldry and choreographed by Peter Darling, has been developed for the stage by the same multi-award winning creative team. The score has been composed by music legend Elton John, the most celebratedUKsinger songwriter of the last 30 years.
With many of the shows that have been adapted from films, Billy proves to be very popular and can be hard to find discounted or even cheap tickets during peak periods. So if this is the show for you book in advance.
Wicked – Apollo Victoria
Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Experience this unforgettable, award-winning musical and discover that you’ve not been told the whole story about the land of Oz…
Winner of 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for ‘Most Popular Show’, the 2010 Whatsonstage.com Award for ‘Best West End Show’ and the 2010 Broadwayworld.com UK Award for ‘Best Long-Running West End Show’.
Wicked sells out the biggest theatre in London week in week out. However with all large theatres there will always be seats that are not what you may imagine. Many places will offer Wicked Tickets at knock down prices, but these are usually nose bleed seats or restrcited views. Expect to pay at least £40 for a good night.
‘Oh what a night of magical memories….This is an utterly wonderful show full of vitality, pace and power’ Daily Express.
‘Let’s hear it for the Boys…..I suspect, be some time before London says Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye) to the phenomenal Jersey Boys’ Dailt Telegraph.
Jersey Boys follows the rags-to-riches tale of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons as they work their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom, and features such hits as ‘Sherry,’ ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,’ ‘Oh, What a Night’ and many more.
This is one of the more overlooked greats of the West End. On the face of it the impression most people get is that it is aimed at an older audience and for those that can remember the group, however their songs have been covered through all the generations so audiences of all ages will be able to relate to the music. Even the Black Eyed Peas have done a cover!
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