As the evenings descend into darkness and a chill begins to grace the air, there’s no better time than to gather with loved ones and go on a theatre break in London. Check out our list of all the must-see shows this winter.
Wicked – Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
After something Wicked to watch this winter? Then this performance will be just for you. Join Elphaba and Glinda as we hear their spellbinding tales from the mysterious world of Oz in Winnie Holzman’s adaptation of the 1995 book by Gregory Maguire.>
The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre, London
Ever since its move across to the stage in 1997, The Lion King has been a roaring success. Following the story of Simba and friends like the animated Disney tale, audiences are sure to leap with joy and leave the theatre singing choruses of ‘Hakuna Matata!’
Mamma Mia – Novello Theatre, London
With catchy Abba-tastic tunes aplenty and a sunny setting perfect for escaping the gloomy winter days, catch Mamma Mia this season. Having now been seen by over 54 million people since it began touring, this year’s show is bound to have you saying thank you for the music.
Matilda – Cambridge Theatre, London
Experience an award-winning extravaganza as the Royal Shakespeare company bring to life Roald Dahl’s iconic novel, Matilda. With music produced by the multi-talented Tim Minchin, watch this magically gifted young girl overcome her woes within the Wormwood family.
Waitress – Adelphi Theatre, London
Based on a book by Jessie Nelson with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, this musical follows the story of Jenna and her journey of self discovery and courage to succeed. Starring Strictly’s Joe Sugg for a limited season, join in the musical fun at Phoenix Theatre for a smash hit show that’s already proved wonders over in the US where Youtube star Colleen Ballinger took to the stage to play Dawn.
The Play That Goes Wrong – Duchess Theatre, London
A family-friendly fiesta of slapstick laughs and hilarious mishaps, tickets to see this multi-award winning show are a must-have. Watch on as the accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society overcome objects of all kinds to make their murder mystery a success
Mary Poppins – Prince Edward Theatre, London
Swap the wintery weather for a show that’s ‘Practically Perfect in Every Way’. Mary Poppins has flown into the Prince Edward Theatre on her trusty umbrella and she will be staying and giving amazing performances right through until May 2020. Based on the timeless Disney classic, you can expect breathtaking sets and a spectacular combination of catchy musical numbers and a captivating story that will prove Christmas 2019 to be a jolly holiday with Mary.