A night at the theatre is absolutely my number one way to enjoy myself. I love all kinds of show, from the ballet, to musicals, to more hard hitting shows like The Entertainer, a play I saw last year. Theatre can be sheer escapism, or can be a slice of social realism, or it can just be very funny, something for the whole family to enjoy.
It can also be expensive however, so it is worth bookmarking sites like best-tickets.co.uk in order to get the best deals for the best seats. You will find that there are bargains to be had, particularly if you can attend a show at short notice, or on a weekday when demand may not be so high. Best Tickets has availability for many of the top shows in London, including West End hits, so is well worth a look if you have a special occasion coming up, or are looking at taking a trip to the capital.
If you are looking for a special theatre experience in 2020, here are some shows that should be on your radar.
A Taste Of Honey
I saw this show last year and just adored it. (You can read my review here). This year, Shelagh Delaney’s classic drama is showing at the Trafalgar Studios and once again Jodie Prenger is taking the role of Helen, a role she was born to play. The drama retains all the bite and style that so shocked the 1960s, and the story still resonates in this National Theatre production.
Pretty Woman the Musical
One of the most beloved romantic movies is coming to the stage in 2020. Pretty Woman is a bonafide classic that made a star of Julia Roberts, and now the story has been turned into a musical starring Danny Mac and Aimee Atkinson as Edward and Vivian. This is a show that has already broke records on Broadway, and looks set to do the same here when it opens at the Piccadilly Theatre in April.
Tina The Tina Turner Musical
If you love a jukebox musical, and have seen all the usual suspects (Mamma Mia, Rock of Ages, We Will Rock You etc etc) then Tina the Tina Turner Musical should be top of your list. The story of Tina Turner, and featuring all her biggest hits, Tina the Musical has been critically acclaimed, and has a run that has now been extended to January 2021.
Are you a fan of the theatre? What shows are you planning to see in 2020.