Add a dose of culture to your life this year and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of London’s vibrant West End theatre scene. With so many heart-warming adaptations from the big screen plus award-winning classics, we have rounded up a must-see selection of new and returning favourites to put top of your list!
Everyone’s original favourite nanny arrives at the Banks household just in time to set things straight with wisdom, a bit of magic, and a song or two. Join Mary, Jane and Michael as they feed the birds and fly kites. You’ll hear many of your favourite songs from the 1964 film starring Julie Andrews, including ‘Chim Chim Cher-ee’, ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ and fan-favourite ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’. Learn a whole medley of new songs that will have you floating by umbrella out of the Prince Edward Theatre!
Location: Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton St, London W1D 4HS
Tickets available: https://www.marypoppinsonstage.co.uk/
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Experience J.K. Rowling’s magical universe like never before at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The story of Harry, Ron and Hermione continues on stage where the magic is real. They’re back on a most extraordinary new adventure – this time, joined by a brave new generation that has only just arrived at the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You can see why it’s the most awarded play in history!
Location: Palace Theatre, 113 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5AY
Tickets available: https://www.harrypottertheplay.com/
Back to the Future: The Musical
Back to the Future has landed in London’s west end! The iconic story has been adapted for a thrilling theatrical experience. When Marty McFly finds himself transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the present, escape the past and send himself… back to the future. The special effects alone are worth the ticket price.
Location: Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London WC2R 0NS
Tickets available: https://www.backtothefuturemusical.com/
Matilda The Musical
Inspired by one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved books, the multi award winning musical tells the extraordinary story of a little girl armed with intelligence and the power of imagination. Discover the inspiring story of Matilda on a conquest to change her destiny and her heart-warming relationship with her teacher Miss Honey. The musical is perfect for children who are yet to explore the wonderful world of Matilda, or adults looking for a slice of nostalgia to take them back to their childhoods.
Location: Cambridge Theatre Earlham St, London WC2H 9HU
Tickets available: http://uk.matildathemusical.com/tickets/tickets/
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Based on the classic 1990 film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, one of Hollywood’s most iconic romantic comedies has landed in the West End. Witness the whirlwind romance between Vivian and Edward, proving that opposites really do attract. From Sunset Boulevard to the world of high society, the vulnerability and charm portrayed by the characters is brought to life in musical form.
Location: Savoy Theatre
Tickets available: https://www.thesavoytheatre.com/prettywoman