The Lion King
First things first, I’m going to start off with the show that my boyfriend has promised to take me to since December 2015. I feel like if I hold him accountable via the internet, I may actually be taken at some point in the not so distant future. So Joe, I know, you’re reading this. Get booking please and thank you x
The Lion King is the award-winning musical based on the 1994 animated film presented by Disney Theatrical Group at the Lyceum Theatre on the West End. The staging of it looks absolutely insane with all the elaborate costumes made up of various types of puppets, stilts and masks etc.
You can purchase tickets for The Lion King by clicking here.
Aladdin is the brand new musical presented by Disney Theatrical Group at the Prince Edward Theatre on the West End. Based on the classic animated film by Disney, Aladdin features all the classic songs including ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘You’ve Never Had A Friend Like Me’.
The costumes in this look amazing (apparently there are over 350) and I’m really excited to see the special effects with the genie and the magic carpet.
You can buy tickets for Aladdin by clicking here.
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
SIENNA MILLER. JACK O’CONNELL. NEED I SAY MORE?
Sienna Miller is one of the most gorgeous women on the planet. And then you’ve got the beautiful Jack O’Connell of Skins fame. Together. In a Tennessee Williams play.
This production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof begins at the Apollo Theatre on the West End from 24th July (previews from Thursday 13th July).
You can purchase tickets by clicking here.
I’ve actually already booked to see this on 2nd May alongside my sister (whose blog you can find by clicking here) and my mother, Sally ‘Kris Jenner’ Barnes.
Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre is the 2016 Olivier Award winner for Best New Musical. The songs for the show are written by pop icon Cyndi Lauper of ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ fame so already a winner in my eyes. Kinky Boots takes you from the factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the shoe factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
You can buy tickets for Kinky Boots by clicking here.
School of Rock
School of Rock is the brand new musical based on the hit movie by Andrew Lloyd Webber at the New London Theatre on the West End.
School of Rock follows the story of Dewey Finn (played by Jack Black in the 2003 film), a jobless musician who has just been kicked out of his band. He decides to pose as his teacher roommate and take on a substitute teacher job at a prep school where he makes a band of students and makes them compete in a local battle of the bands competition.
You can purchase tickets for School of Rock by clicking here.
Matilda is a musical by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Cambridge Theatre on the West End, with a book written by Dennis Kelly and the music written by comedian, Tim Minchin.
The musical is inspired by the original novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. The West End production of Matilda has won a whole host of awards including an Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2012.
You can buy tickets to Matilda by clicking here.
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is playing until 3rd June 2017 at the Gielgud Theatre on the West End and in its run has won seven Olivier Awards including Best New Play.
The stage show is based on the 2003 novel by Mark Haddon about a 15 year old boy names Christopher, who discovers Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.The staging and lighting of this show is supposed to be incredible and I absolutely have to see this before its run on the West End comes to a close.
You can purchase tickets for this show by clicking here.
The Philanthropist is a more recent play at Trafalgar Studios, directed by Simon Callow, starring Matt Berry (IT Crowd), Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners) and Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat).
Out in the ‘real world’ the Prime Minister and his cabinet have been assassinated and England’s most treasured writers are being murdered one by one! Back in the cosy bubble of university life, a bachelor don anguishes over sex, marriage, anagrams, and the meaning of life. Did someone suggest academics were ‘out of touch’?
You can purchase tickets for The Philanthropist by clicking here.