The Best Theatre Shows in London
The Ritz is in a great location to visit London’s West End and to take in one of the award-winning shows, musicals or cutting-edge plays on offer. The theatre is a magical place to escape and enter a new world. Our concierge team will be more than happy to book you tickets in advance as we believe no trip to London is complete without experiencing the theatre! We have selected a few of the top shows being performed now to help you make a decision.
This Disney classic is being shown at the Prince Edward Theatre. The musical extravaganza has bright costumes with multi-coloured sequins and gems that sparkle, a lavish Middle Eastern set showcasing the magical flying carpet scene and classic songs such as “Arabian Nights” and the romantic favourite “A Whole New World” as well as new songs especially written for this production. Aladdin is great quality entertainment for all the family.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME
This intriguing tale based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning 2003 novel is being shown at the Gielgud Theatre. It is a story of a child with behavioural difficulties that tries to unravel the mystery of who killed his pet dog Wellington. The play has been praised for its special effects and thought-provoking production.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
This Roald Dahl children’s favourite has been brought to life for the live stage by Academy Award winning Director Sam Mendes. The stage is transformed into an edible dream with a chocolate garden and Willy Wonka is exactly as described in the book, an eccentric character in a bright purple tailored coat, bottle green trousers and black top hat. This fun and vibrant show is excellent entertainment for families.
THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY
The Comedy about a Bank Robbery is being shown at The Criterion and is a slapstick delight guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. The story of a Canadian gang who try to steal a diamond from a bank has been deemed as the ‘funniest in the West End’, by The Telegraph.
Jersey Boys is being shown at The Piccadilly Theatre and features classic hits from Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons including ‘Oh What A Night’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ and ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’. The story follows the four boys from New Jersey on their journey to stardom. This show is known to get the audience off their feet at their end.
Being shown at Queens Theatre, Les Miserables has been breaking box-office records around the world and is now the longest running show in London. It is the story of Frenchman Jean Valjean, who is trying to escape his criminal past and become a reformed man. Set in Paris in 1832 when the revolutionary uprising was occurring the special effects and costumes are sensational. Featuring the songs, ‘Dreamed a Dream’, Bring Him Home’ and ‘On My Own’. There is a standing ovation guaranteed every night.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
The Phantom of The Opera is shown at Her Majesty’s Theatre on Haymarket. This record-breaking show has been watched by over 100 million people worldwide. Created by Andrew Lloyd Webber it is a truly captivating with show stopping special effects, a live orchestra and opera music that connects with the audience. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is known as ‘London’s greatest love story’.
This show is set in the swinging sixties in Britain when the band The Kinks were discovered and rocked the nation with a new energetic sound. The highly recommended show features many of the band’s best hits including; ‘You really got me’, ‘Waterloo Sunset’, ‘Sunny Afternoon’ and many more to get you up on your feet.