With a rush of great new shows, it comes as no surprise that London theatres have just announced another record year, so with spring fast approaching now is the time to think about Easter breaks in London as the perfect choice for a relaxing and entertaining getaway.
Choose a matinee and you can spend your evening at one of London’s top restaurants, book an evening performance and enjoy the sights and sounds of London throughout the day. Or even better, consider an short theatre break that allows you to do both. Either way, you will be spoilt for choice as theatre in London truly provides something for everyone.
If you are considering the option of theatre breaks with the family, there are a number of shows that can be happily enjoyed by all. Based on the hit film and combining a touching story with Elton John’s powerful music, Billy Elliot charms audiences night after night. Youngsters in the family will be enthralled by the puppetry and majesty of The Lion King on stage. Similar skill and artistry is on show in the stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s beloved novel War Horse. And it is almost impossible to resist the wit, wonder and whimsy of Matilda the Musical.
Theatreland has long taken inspiration from the silver screen and in recent years the West End is no exception. The late Whitney Houston is honoured and celebrated in the stage production of The Bodyguard and Singin’ In The Rain pays faithful homage to the classic Hollywood movie. Those choosing theatre breaks this Easter can be amongst the first to see two huge theatrical events: A Chorus Line at London’s world-renowned Palladium and Dame Helen Mirren recreating her Oscar-winning role as the Queen in new play, The Audience.
Whether it’s celebrating the catchy music and fascinating story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in Jersey Boys or dancing in the aisles to your heart’s content at Mamma Mia! you can have a great time in the heart of London. The hit play One Man Two Guvnors integrates engaging live music with knockabout action to produce a farcical yet fantastic show. And the magical music of Queen lives on in We Will Rock You – a fast-paced yet heartfelt story of art and artifice in a dystopian future that has been enjoying standing ovations for over ten years.
Andrew Lloyd Webber is a name synonymous with the West End and theatrical entertainment and The Phantom of the Opera is considered his masterpiece. Dark, dangerous and full of passion, it is a show that lives long in the memory of those who see it. A polar opposite, but no less gripping, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is currently commemorating a theatrical milestone – a diamond jubilee and 60 years in the West End. Broadway import Wicked continues to leave audiences spellbound. The untold story of the witches of Oz, it is a show epic in grandeur and full of heart. Last but by no means least, there is no better time to see the world’s favourite musical, Les Miserables. The movie is impressive but the sheer power and emotional impact of witnessing the stage production is an unequalled and unparalleled experience.
With an unrivalled choice of shows, a vibrant city and a great choice of theatre and hotel packages available, there has never been a better time to enjoy a London short break this easter.
If you would like to come down to London this easter, but you are not sure what to see, or even that you would like to do anything in particular except mooch around, see the sites, do a bit of shopping, then why not book a stay at one of our mystery hotels. With prices for a one night stay at 4 star mystery hotels including bed and breakfast from £56 per person you can easily enjoy a short break to London this easter… you can even enjoy discounted rail travel too!