“Valentines Day” – to the romantically challenged, these are probably two of the most scariest words you’ll hear this winter.
You are told – oh anything will do! But beware: apparently a kettle with a rose in it does not count (even if the old one is broken).
But of course a trip to the theatre in London might just be the perfect solution?
Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday this year so you can either push the boat out and have a couple of days off work for a romantic trip to London or have an early/late celebration on the weekend either side of it. Valentine’s Day also falls in the majority of school’s half term, so some of you may have to call in a favour or two from a grandparent!
What to see in London for Valentine’s Day?
Well a night out at the theatre is a lovely thing to do anyway, so it doesn’t really matter what you see. But if you you need some steering in the right direction, here are some special shows that we think will be the perfect fit for you Valentine Theatre breaks.
DreamgirlsNew kid on the block, this epic rags to riches story of a girl group in 1960s America has a heart-breaking love triangle at its centre.
Beautiful – The Carole King Story The story of the teenage songtress who becomes a multi-million selling artist. This show has back to back hits and is guarenteed to leave you with a big smile on your face!
Mamma Mia! Lots of fun. The old ABBA hit factory churns out the songs as Sophie looks for her real dad on the eve of her idyllic Greek island wedding.
Half A Sixpence The smash-hit British musical taking the West End by storm! A young shop assistant inherits a fortune and falls for upper class girl, but can he leave his working class roots behind?
Aladdin A magnificent stage production of the 1992 Disney film. Amazing special effects and a great score which will have you singing “A Whole New World” all the way back to the hotel!
Note: If you don’t want to go for a romantic show but just want to see one of the best shows in town, then my top three are School of Rock, Kinky Bootsand Wicked. Sometimes you can just hove too much lovin’
This year, for the second year running, you can book a theatre break to New York for Valentine’s day through our sister site. The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Wickedand Paramour – Cirque de Soliel are all on offer for the days itself and you can also book a romantic cruise round the harbour.