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 Easter theatre breaks with the family, there are a number of shows that can be happily enjoyed by all. 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 or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. For families with slightly older children consider the touching story of Billy Elliot, with Elton John’s powerful music, whhich charms audiences night after night.
Theatreland has long taken inspiration from the silver screen and in recent years the West End is no exception. The hit movie has become the hit stage show of The Commitments whilst Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is just as much fun as the award winning film, with a pulsating latino vibe in the original music adding to the feel of the show.
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. Also the nostalgic sound of the 60’s in The Kink’s Sunny Afternoon and who can pas up the opportunity of reliving the Michael Jackson years with Thriller – Live
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.