Having been extended to the end of August the Menier Chocolate Factory’s sold-out run of Forbidden Broadway got its West End transfer in September of last year 2013.
Forbidden Broadway Theatre Breaks are no longer available
Something of an off-Broadway institution, the show takes a satirical look at the best of the current West End musicals such as Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Once, The Lion King and The Book of Mormon.
Adapting humorous lyrics to the now familiar show songs, Forbidden Broadway sets its sights on the very biggest productions and has been specially constructed to include shows familiar to a British audience.
Written and created by Gerard Alessandrini and directed by his long-time collaborator Phillip George, the show features a cast of versatile comic actors – full of laughs and perfect for theatre fans who are looking for light relief away from the hustle & bustle of the London streets.
Hotels close by
The Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand has two favourite Theatre Break hotels very close by: the 4 star Strand Palace Hotel and the lovely 4 star deluxe Guoman Charing Cross. Just round the corner there is also the ultra trendy 5 star ME London hotel with its uniquely named rooms and its cool bars and restaurants.
Of course my favourite has always been the Kingsway Hall on Great Queen Street but you don’t need to stay nearby. Covent Garden and Charing Cross tube stations are nearby to whisk you off to any part of London, or you can take a delightful stroll across the Thames and head for one of the hotels on the south side of the river: a bit cheaper AND you get the benifit of those beautiful views up and down the Thames as you head back after the show!
Theatre : Vaudeville, The Strand, London WC2R 0NH
Opens : 9th September 2014
Closed : 22nd November 2014
Performances times : This show has now closed
Nearest tube : Charing Cross on the Northern and Bakerloo lines
Current cast members include : Ben Lewis, Damien Humbley, Anna-Jane Casey and Sophie-Louise Dann.