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London’s fall theater calendar is in full-swing, and grabbing tickets to a show is a must at this time of the year. Whether you get tickets to the latest productions – or you’re thinking ahead to the Christmas shows – now’s the time to start organizing. If you plan wisely and are flexible on dates and times, there are some excellent deals to be had. Our apartments are located in the heart of the action: some are mere minutes from the West End. Book a table at The Ivy and go all-out for the ultimate dinner and show experience.
The New West End Company has injected millions into upgrading the West End and it has certainly paid off. The energy of the West End (or “theaterland” as it’s commonly known) will draw you in. The only dilemma is which show to choose. Here are our picks of three of the most iconic shows on the West End.
One for everyone: Annie
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The iconic show, Annie, opened on June 5th, and runs through January 6th 2018 at the Piccadilly Theater. Directed by Nikolai Foster and currently starring Craig Revel Horwood (BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing), the classic tale about the plucky orphan Annie is set in 1930s New York, during The Great Depression. Forced into a dire existence at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage, Annie’s luck changes when she stays with billionaire Oliver, aka “Daddy” Warbucks. Expect a prime performance and all the classic songs such as “Tomorrow.” Tickets from £30.
One for girls’ night out: Wicked
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The prequel to The Wizard of Oz, Wicked, with its talented cast and emotive soundtrack, including the hit ‘For Good’, is sure to entertain and dazzle in equal measure. The leading lady, Elphaba, is played by Rachel Tucker who goes on to be the Wicked Witch of The West; while “goody two shoes” Glinda is played by Gina Beck (or, Glinda the Good) and both have an envy-inducing vocal range. There’s no wonder it’s now the 17th longest running show in London theater history. The touring show also visits Leeds in June 2018. Tickets from £23.50.
One for the children: The Lion King
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The Lion King and visionary director Julie Taymor’s outstanding Noah’s Ark of animals grip the audience from the get-go, in the Lyceum Theater. Set in the Serengeti Plains, Simba (Nick Afoa, Samuelle John-Brown) goes on an adventure to realize his future as King of the Pridelands. It’s a vivid and magnificent performance including colorful animals, effervescent music and an electrifying ambiance. Tickets from £36.
A trip to see a West End show is a memorable part of any London vacation: start planning now to get the best deals in town.
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