So, the theatre’s too high-brow for you? There’s nothing that will appeal to you? You won’t have a good night if you go and spend a night on the West-End? Well, actually, sorry to tell you this and we hope you won’t be too offended but you couldn’t actually be more wrong! The theatre is for everyone and the West End has something to suit anyone. Over the next few pages this website will take you through a choice selection of some of the best shows which are currently on offer; it is by no means an exhaustive list as there are a plethora of different shows, ballets, operas and plays which can keep you entertained. So, what are you waiting for; grab some theatre tickets, get your best outfit on and head down to the theatre- oh and don’t forget some money so you have enough to get a tub of ice-cream at the interval!
For the more musical minded, and perhaps riding on the recent wave for singing television shows, the musicals of the West End are really the best in the world and can certainly match what rival Broadway has to offer; indeed many of the shows which are doing well right now are ones which have transferred over from across the pond. Wicked and Hairspray keep on pulling in the punters but, never fear, us British are doing ourselves proud as well. The incredible Les Miserables has now entered its 25th year whilst Andrew Lloyd Webber is still showing the rest how it’s done with sell-out performances of classics like Phantom of the Opera and the brand new sequel Love Never Dies.
For those who yearn for something a little more sombre and serious, there are a good many plays currently gracing the West End, from the wonderful All My Sons by Arthur Miller to the chilling and terrifying The Woman in Black, which is known to make audiences literally scream with terror as they watch.
If it’s high culture you crave then, you’re still in look with London. There are many world-class operas and ballets being performed every year, as well as classical concerts if you simply want to lose yourself in something beautiful. Whatever your taste you can guarantee to be suited by something. Take a look at our recommendations and then set out in search of your own; don’t come back until you have at least 4 souvenir programs and novelty mug!