All the West End wonders
CHARIOTS OF FIRE
Celebrate one of this country’s greatest ever sporting achievements this summer as Chariots of Fire, a new play, lights up the West End at the Gielgud Theatre. Adapted from the Oscar-winning movie, and featuring the original Vangelis score, this is a moving tale of rivalry, and determination in the face of prejudice and immovable beliefs.
0844 482 5130
RSC – JULIUS CAESAR
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s five- star acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s fast moving thriller transfers to London’s West End this summer, running from 8 August at the Noël Coward Theatre.
Noël Coward Theatre
0844 482 5141
In October 2010, Les Miserable celebrated its 25th anniversary in London and is now the world’s longest running musical, having been seen by more than 60m people across 43 countries.
0844 482 5160
THE LION KING
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, The Lion King uses breathtaking theatrical magic to tell the story of Simba’s epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
0844 871 3000
ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA’S – THE MAGIC FLUTE
Final ten performances EVER of Nicholas Hytner’s classic production on Mozart’s masterpiece.
13 September – 18 October
Tickets from ONLY £19
020 7836 0111 / 020 7845 9300
Seen by over 50m people worldwide, Mamma Mia! is a feel-good story of love and identity, cleverly told through the timeless songs and greatest hits of ABBA. This sunny, funny tale is the perfect night out. Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at Mamma Mia!
The Prince of Wales Theatre
0844 482 5115
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. Lloyd Webber’s score along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, combine to bring this tragic love story to life.
Her Majesty’s Theatre
0844 412 2707
PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME!
Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Royal Court/Duke of York’s), Philadelphia, Here I Come! paints a timeless portrait of a young man on the verge of a new beginning, searching for the strength to say goodbye. Tickets from £10.
0844 871 7624
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and tinsel town glamour of one of the world’s best loved films, this spectacular new production features the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ’em Laugh, and the classic Singin’ in the Rain.
0844 482 5130
SOUTH DOWNS & THE BROWNING VERSION
Anna Chancellor and Nicholas Farrell lead the casts in a double bill of The Browning Version, Terence Rattigan’s one act masterpiece, and Sir David Hare’s companion piece, South Downs at the Harold Pinter Theatre until 21 July.
Harold Pinter Theatre
0844 871 7622
Seventy-seven years after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers lit up the silver screen with one of the greatest dance musicals of all time, Top Hat is now on at the Aldwych Theatre! Judging by the sensational reviews and sold out theatres around the country on its pre-London tour, it has been worth the wait.
0844 847 1712
WE WILL ROCK YOU
This spectacular musical phenomenon, winner of the Olivier Audience Award 2011, is now celebrating ten rocking years. Written by Ben Elton and with a score of killer Queen tunes such as Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free and of course We Will Rock You, it’s the champion of all musicals.
0844 847 1775
WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
What the Butler Saw is an insanely funny, full-throttle tour de farce directed by Sean Foley. Starring Omid Djalili, Tim McInnerny and Samantha Bond. Joe Orton’s legendary 1967 comedy, the last he would write, runs riot at the Vaudeville Theatre – you’d be mad to miss it.
0844 412 4663
Book now to experience London’s “Best Night Out” (2011 Evening Standard Theatre Awards) this summer and discover that you’ve not been told the whole story about the Land of Oz…
Apollo Victoria Theatre
0844 826 8000
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Must end 2 September, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit production at the Palladium is developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay and contains all the songs from the movie score.
London Palladium 0844 412 2957