Is there ever a bad time to catch a West End musical? From the classic favorites to the touring productions and quirky offerings, London’s answer to Broadway has something for everyone – when better to see what’s in store than autumn, when the kids are back at school and you have a bit of time before the festive season kicks in?
With plenty of affordable London hotels available, you shouldn’t have to worry about spending a fortune once you’re in the capital. Make sure you book your show tickets as soon as you have decided what you want to see – you will have better chance of the best seats at the best prices. Take a look at these five offerings, from the classic productions to the macabre specials…
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Perfect if you’re planning a trip to London as part of the October half term, the new Roald Dahl musical adaptation doesn’t disappoint, directed by the hugely successful Sam Mendes.
Rock of Ages
Perfect for any closet air guitarists out there, the Rock of Ages continues to be a huge hit with theatregoers in the capital. Take a trip back to the 1980s glam rock era and sing along to some well-known tracks from superstars such as Bon Jovi, Journey and Poison.
The Circus of Horrors
Presented by the Lyric Theatre between the 28th October and the 16th December, if you’re looking for something a little different with a touch of the macabre, this show is for you. The new, twisted show, ‘London after Midnight’ is brought to audiences by Dr Haze, the undead ringmaster, who will present an array of talented (is that the right word?) performers to the masses.
Whether these appeal or you’d prefer to be entertained by any of the other musicals in London, this autumn is a perfect time to go.