London’s passion for the theatre is prevalent in almost every borough you visit. From the inner city West End to the outer boroughs, you’ll never be far from a showstopping and world-class theatre that’ll no doubt be showing something to suit your tastes. Whatever the show you’re after, there will be countless to explore whilst visiting London.
This is especially true of London Suites Montcalm guests staying close to the city centre. With the West End within walking distance, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to theatre shows to see. With family-friendly extravaganzas, niche-taste spectacles and everything in between, you’ll never have to travel far to enjoy the lavish interiors of London’s best West End Theatres. Below are just some of the unique experiences available, and the theatres to go with them.
Hamilton at the Victoria Palace
One of the most popular musicals in the world, Hamilton is a multi-award-winning show that never fails to impress. This historic hip hop musical about the founding fathers is played by a cast of people of colour, as opposed to white men and is an accessible and provocative show which ensures an exciting night at the theatre that you won’t forget any time soon.
Wicked at the Apollo Victoria
The prequel to The Wizard of Oz, Wicked at the Apollo Theatre is a green-tinged journey into everyone’s favourite make-believe land. Learn the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the East in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza of magic and colour. With easy access to Victoria Station, this is an easy one for out of town visitors to enjoy and promises a new spin on the tale everyone thought they knew.
The Lion King at the Lyceum
One of the longest-running and successful musicals out there, this adaptation of the Disney animation tells the story of Simba the Lion’s journey from Prince to King of the Savannah Plains, using animatronics, costume and puppetry throughout the Elton John scored journey.
Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre
Written by household names Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical is a Roald Dahl adaptation that brings out both the darkness and the joy of the original book and film. Placed right in the heart of Covent Garden at the beautiful Cambridge Theatre, Matilda the Musical has been running for almost a decade now, and won’t be going anywhere any time soon.
Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre
This classic Russian play from theatre legend Anton Chekov is a beautiful and layered tale of life at the turn of the 20th century in Russia. The play is one of Chekov’s most famous and will see a cast including Toby Jones and Richard Armitage take on the lead roles from January into May 2020.
To Kill a Mockingbird at the Gielgud
Adapted by famous American scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin, this production of To Kill A mockingbird won’t be hitting London until June 2020 but is a much-anticipated adaptation. Starring Rhys Ifan’s in the legendary role of lawyer Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird’s source material is a modern classic and will be performed by a stellar cast at the historic Gielgud Theatre. This is a must-watch for summer London hotel package guests.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre
A completely new adventure for Harry Potter fans, this co-written 2-parter at the Palace Theatre is a Shaftesbury Avenue gem. Set 19 years after the book series, the 2 part play is an exciting deep dive into the adult lives of Harry and the gang, this time focussing on his own children. Written by household names Jack Thorne and JK Rowling, The Cursed Child is a much for London tourists and Potterheads everywhere.
Marry Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre
The stage musical of Mary Poppins has finally returned to London. Running until April at the Prince Edwards Theatre, this Julian Fellowes penned musical is one of the most recognisable Disney musicals in the world, and promises all the magic of the original film plus much more stagecraft.
Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker nabbed another hit with this outrageous musical about Mormon evangelism. Definitely not one for kids, this hilarious musical is a West End joy for adults who are not easily offended. Needless to say, if you liked Team America and South Park, this is the West End musical for you.
Pretty Woman the Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre
Whether you’re having a romantic meal at Barbican Restaurants London or you’re enjoying a Waterloo sunset on the South Bank, why not top your romantic date with a trip to Pretty Woman at the Piccadilly Theatre. Adapted from the hit 80s’ rom-com, this musical is bound to put a smile on your face.
Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre
This award-winning musical transferred from Broadway tot he West end in November last year and has since been a smash hit on this side of the Atlantic.
Mamma Mia at the Novello Theatre
Another feel-good family classic, this Abba soundtracked Musical has been playing in London for years now and has found its home in the Novello Theatre in Covent Garden. This musical is suitable for all the family and is itself about searching for family, making for a must-see for London tourists of all ages.
Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
This modern musical was adapted from a film and is being performed at the Adelphi Theatre till June this year. With tickets being as hot as the pies in the musical, the story of a waitress trying to improve her life through winning a baking contest is an uplifting and often thought-provoking musical.
Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre
This London classic has been playing in London since 1986 and has had almost 14,000 performances in its time. With countless awards under its belt alongside a beautiful soundtrack, Phantom Of The Opera is one of the must-see mainstays of the London West End.