For the lovers of theater in London, West End is the place to be. The mainstream professional theater hosts one of the largest English-speaking audiences in the world. And seeing a show here is considered to be a must for travelers and tourists. If you happen to be in London or are planning a trip in the near future, you would be delighted to know about the multiple amazing theater options you will have there. Just grab these West End tickets and get ready to watch some of your favorite shows in some of the most iconic theaters.
Upcoming West End Shows to Watch Out For!
The upcoming months will see the West End light up with some of the biggest stars in theater. Let’s take a look at what the West End offers this season:
Winner of more than 100 awards, Wicked has been a highly successful theater venture for more than a decade. It is currently running at the Apollo Victoria Theater and is the 17th longest running show in West End theater history.
Wicked is an ingenious reimagining of the lives of the characters initially created by L. Frank Baum in his famous “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. The musical tells the story of an unlikely but strong friendship between two young women, who initially meet as students of sorcery. Soon, they set off on amazing adventures that see them fulfill their destinies as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda The Good. The multiple-award winning production has been widely acknowledged as “the ultimate Broadway experience for theater audiences all over the UK”.
The untold story of the witches of Oz will also be playing at the Leeds Grand Theater starting from 16th June, 2017. You don’t want to miss this.
The hit musical, Miss Saigon is now all set to play on West End. Since its London premiere in 1989, it has become one of the most successful musicals in the history of theater. It tells the story of the last days of the Vietnam War. A 17-year old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar, owned and run by a character known as the Engineer. While working for the Engineer, Kim meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris. However, the two lovebirds are soon torn apart after the fall of Saigon. The next three years see Kim go on an extraordinary journey to find her way back to Chris, who is unaware of the fact that Kim is the mother of his child.
With more than 4,063 performances witnessed by over 5.9 million people already, Miss Saigon is a must watch. It will also be playing at the Palace Theater in Manchester on 31st March, 2018.
Winner of nearly every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for the Best New Musical, Kinky Boots is all set to tour the UK in 2018. The musical will feature songs from Tony and Grammy winning artist, Cyndi Lauper, with direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell of Legally Blonde and Hairspray. The Hollywood News has called the musical the “freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade”. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this opportunity as the Kinky Boots comes to the UK for the first time ever!
The high energy, dazzling show will also be playing at the Manchester Opera House on 17th November 2018. Grab your tickets well in advance if you don’t want to miss out!
Mamma Mia! has been a mainstream success for the entire 17 years it has been playing for. It has gained and maintained a reputation for being one of the most fun-filled and feel-good musicals of the era. With multiple international tours under its belt already, Mamma Mia! is certainly worth all the hype that surrounds it.
The story follows the life of Sophie, who is about to get married. She sets out on a journey to find out who her father is, but the problem is that she has three possible dads! Follow Sophie on her amazingly hilarious journey to find her father. With music and lyrics from Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson, the musical promises to be an unforgettable experience, happening at the Palace Theater in Manchester on 7th July 2018.
The award-winning musical, Hairspray, is all set for a West End tour. The lively production is based on the 1988 John Waters film by the same name.
The musical is set in 1962 Baltimore, where an overweight teen, Tracy Turnbald dreams of being a part of the hit local television show called The Corny Collins Show. To her misfortune, she fails to pass the auditions of the show mainly due to her weight and appearance. Soon, she is able to get a spot on the show by dancing for Corny at the high school dance. It isn’t long after this that Tracy gains super stardom and sets out on a path to change America and the prevalent views on racism.
Don’t miss out on this all-dancing comedy musical, which is also a social commentary. It will be playing at the Mayflower Theater from 22nd January till 27th January 2018.
Directed by the three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, The Sound of Music is all set to play at the Palace Theater on 17th March, 2018. The beautiful romantic story will follow young Maria and the von Trapp Family and will thrill the audiences with its award winning score. Songs such as “My Favorite Things”, “Do-Re-Mi” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” will most certainly wow the audiences!
West End Theater Tickets
If you want to enjoy the best of the theater world in London, you ought to get your hands on these West End Theater tickets at the earliest. With such amazing shows playing, you really wouldn’t want to miss out on any live performance!