Heading to "Merry Old England" in the near future? Well have I got news for you. There is no better time than right now. Now unlike my co-workers I have never been across the pond. To be honest I rarely leave New York unless it's to visit my parent's in Illinois. Don't get me wrong. Visiting London is definitely on my bucket list. Oh well. Some day. But enough about me. You came here to find out more about the London theatre scene. So let's get to it shall we? As we speak there are over a hundred plays and musicals playing in the West End. That's more than Broadway and Off-Broadway combined. Of course the only thing you have to ask yourself is what to see?
How about the brand new smash revival of Funny Girl starring award winning actress and singer Sheridan Smith? The show, which opened to rave reviews last year at the intimate one hundred and eighty seat Menier Chocolate Factory, began previews at the Savoy Theatre on April 6. Funny Girl tells the story of Brooklyn born and rising star Fanny Brice, and her stormy relationship with boyfriend and gambler Nicky Arnstein. Featuring such classics like "People", and "Don't Rain On My Parade", Funny Girl is one show you do not want to miss my friends.
Now maybe musical's aren't your thing? How about the long running The Woman In Black. The show, which has been thrilling audiences since 1989, tells the story of a grieving lawyer who believes a curse has been cast over him and his family
by the Woman In Black. In an attempt to exorcise the spirit, he
engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his story. His plan
begins innocently enough, but as the border between reality and fantasy
blur, the horror starts and the flesh begins to creep. Sounds exciting don't you think?
Oh and don't forget that London is home to some of the greatest plays of William Shakespeare. You've all heard of him right? Of course you have. At the present time there are seven different show's playing in London by the "Bard of England". I know. I know. You want to know which one's right? Well luckily for you I have compiled a list of those shows and when they are playing.
Henry V- Playing thru July 9, 2016
King Lear -Playing from October 25, 2016 thru December 3, 2016
Love's Labours Lost- Playing from December 12, 2016 thru March 18,2017
A Midnight's Summer Dream- Playing thru September 11, 2016
Much Ado About Nothing- Playing December 9, 2016 thru March 18, 2017
Romeo and Julie-Playing thru August 13, 2016
The Taming of the Shrew- Playing thru August 6, 2016
Now I know what you're thinking. Didn't I mention there are over a hundred show's playing in London? What?You thought I was lying? Of course not. Here is a list of just a few of the show's that you should check out during your visit to the West End.
Aladdin (Also playing on Broadway)
An American in Paris (Also playing on Broadway)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Opening on Broadway in Spring 2017)
Guys and Dolls
In The Heights
Jersey Boys (Also playing on Broadway)
Jesus Christ Superstar
Kinky Boots (Also playing on Broadway)
Matilda (Also playing on Broadway)
Motown (Opening on Broadway in July)
No Man's Land
School Of Rock (Opens in October 2016)
The Book of Mormon (Also playing on Broadway)
The Lion King
The Phantom of the Opera
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Threepenny Opera
Quite the list don't you think? So anyway, now that you know what's playing I'm guessing you want to know how to get tickets right? Well have I got good news for you. We sell them. In fact we sell every show and event in London. Who knew? Just give us a call and one of our friendly ticket experts will do the rest. Applause Tickets and London Theatre. A perfect combination. Until next time theatre fans.
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