Whether you live in London or not, a trip to the West End to see a show is a pretty expensive night out. For those outside the capital, the price of a hotel, restaurant meal, transport and tickets to see a show can add up to a small fortune, but are the current crop of shows really worth the money?
West End theatre might not be everybody’s cup of tea but for many it makes a great night out. The problem is that it has been seen as a high brow pursuit in the past and many people who enjoy other forms of entertainment such as live music and the cinema have been put off. The fact is that nowadays the price of a West End ticket is normally not much more than yo would pay to go and see a major music star such as Adele, Ed Sheeran or Coldplay.
Although theatre shows come and go, there are a number of them that have stood the test of time and are well worth a visit, if you find yourself in the area. Here are just a few of our favourites.
The Book of Mormon
Fans of South Park are sure to love The Book of Mormon, but be warned, this is not one to take your elderly grandma to. The show is most definitely for adults and the comedy is as close to the bone as you would expect. The songs are unbelievably catchy and the show is hilarious all of the way through, so if you fancy checking out something that you do not normally find in the West End then, this is the one for you.
Whether you are familiar with the songs of Michael Jackson or not, if you got to see this show, you definitely will be. The singing and chorography is amazing throughout and it is clear to see why this show has become the success that it is. The show dose not not focus on the Thriller album, but the whole of Jackson’s career and if you want to see something that is fun for the whole family then this could be it.
One of the most famous shows that is on at the moment, Wicked, which is based on the Wizard of Oz, is another one which will provide top fun for people of all ages. Not just for the kids, Wicked has played to a huge number of people since it opened, and it shows no sign of closing soon.
If you are a fan of more traditional shows and are not too bothered about hearing song after song, then The Mousetrap could be for you. Written by Agetha Christie, the show tells the tale of a group of people who get stranded in a hotel because of the snow, and when a murder occurs, it is a race against time to try and figure out who did it. If you go to see this one, you had better be prepared to keep your lips sealed when you fund out the culprit, because the secret has been kept for decades.