A long weekend is a great time to head down to London to see a show and the May Day bank holiday is always popular.
London has welcomed 5 great shows into town in recent months and we have great availability for all of them: even The Book of Mormon – which is currently THEnumber one show in the West End.
Theatre Breaks are still available for May Bank Holiday breaks for The Book of Mormon
So along with excellent The Book of Mormon from the creators of South Park the musicals that have really set the town alight are the return of A Chorus Line and two new stage adaptations of hit films: The Bodyguard and Once.
A Chorus Line is at the London Palladium and if you want to start your bank holiday weekend with a bang then take advantage of our special offers for the Friday night where theatre and hotel packages with best seats and 3 star hotel accommodation start at just £82 with full breakfast, service and VAT included! Sometimes its hard to find breakfast in London at that price!
If you don’t know A Chorus Line, it is about a group of dancers auditioning for a Broadway show. But it is not just their dancing talent we see, as the audition process forces them to reveal their very souls in order to impress the director (played superbly well by ex-Eastender John Partridge).
The dancing singing and acting is superb and beside, any night out at the London Palladium is an unforgettable experience.
At the other end of town down on the Strand at the Adelphi Theatre, The Bodyguard features one of the stand out performances of the year as Heather Hedley sings and acts the role made famous by Whitney Houston. This is a massive performance as not only are all the songs from the film included but also some additional Whitney Houston songs, just to make the night more memorable. The bodyguard is played by Lloyd Owen (Monarch of the Glen and Apollo 18) and his surprising rendition of I will Always Love you is the comedy higlight of the night.
For those of you who know the film, it will be no surprise that Onceat the the Phoenix Theatre is one for the romantics amongst you. The story of an immigrant single mum who inspires a singer/songwriter to turn his life round is beautifully told with an award winning sound track of songs performed by a series of memorable characters from all walks of life.
If you are coming to London on Saturday night splash out and stay at the four star Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel. Theatre Breaks with best seats, accommodation, full breakfast, service and VAT is £179 pp for one memorable night.
The Dames are battling in the West End. Dame Judi Dench plays Alice in Peter and Alice and Dame Helen Mirren plays no less a person than HRH Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience.
I really wouldn’t like to bchose between them, but what may tip the scales for some is that Mirren stars along side Robert Hardy playing Winston Churchill in a play which looks at the weekly meetings that the Queen has had with her Prime Ministers ever since coming to the throne, whilst Dench stars with Ben Whishaw in a play about the real life meeting of the young man who was the muse for the character Peter Pan and the lady who once was the muse for Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
Of course there are many other great reasons for coming to London this Bank Holiday. Maybe you would like to see one of the following that, at the time of writing, were all available for one or all of the Bank Hoiliday dates: 3rd or 4th or 5th May 2013
A Chorus Line – a dramatic Broadway audition show –
Burn The Floor – dance show for Strictly Come Dancing lovers
Jersey Boys – the story of Franki Valli and the four seasons
Les Miserables – the stage version of the movie that everyone is going crazy for
Let It Be – Beatles celebration show
Mamma Mia! – ABBA songs set on a Greek Isle
Matilda The Musical – Roald Dahl’s clever little school girl (RECOMMENDED)
Merrily We Roll Along – Sondheim history musical – very clever
Mousetrap – Agatha Christies murder myster still going after 60 years
Once – The award winning film gets a stage adaptation
One Man, Two Guvnors – Rufus Hound stars in the iexcellent comedy
Passion Play – Zoe Wanamaker stars in Nichol’s black comedy of love and lust
Peter and Alice – Dame Judi Dench is Alice as she meets Peter Pan
Rock of Ages – If 80’s rock is your thing then so is this
Singin’ in the Rain – the classic silver screen song and dance show
Spamalot – Monty Python: you know you want to!
Stomp – saw it at the Olympic games – super high-power energetic rythm show
The 39 Steps – The whole of the film done by three actors – even the Flying Scotsman bit
The Audience – Helen Mirren stars as the Queen
The Bodyguard – Heather Hedley sings the role of her life in the part that Whitney played
The Book of Mormon – Hilarious new show about two lad who try to convert Africa
The Lion King – the Classic Disney show – great for the family
The Phantom of the Opera – The grand old daddy of musical theatre is still here. You must see it.
The Winslow Boy – A father is forced to defend the honour of his son when he is thown out of school
Thriller – Live – Micahel Jackson tribute show
Top Hat – More silver screen dance magic
Untold Stories – Two Alan Bennet shorts at the Duchess Theatre
Viva Forever! – Spice Girls mayhem comes to London and the Piccadilly Theatre
War Horse – Michael Morpogo’s children novel is stunningly bought to life on stage
Wicked – The Wizard of Oz from the whiches point of view
Woman in Black – A thriller that will have you trembling in your seat.