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Top West End Shows

Top West End Shows

There are some brilliant productions on in the West End at the moment – here’s our pick of the best!

Motown The Musical – Shaftesbury Theatre 

Berry Gordy founded Motown records with just $800 borrowed from his family and launched the careers of stars such as Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and many more.  Follow his story and enjoy fifty classic Motown hits at the same time at the Shaftesbury Theatre – bookings currently being taken to 24th February, 2018.

Aladdin – Prince Edward Theatre 

Disney’s hit musical is now delighting West End audiences and features all of the songs from the film, as well as fabulous performances and theatrical magic.  With over 350 costumes worn every night, sparkling with over 2 million Swarovski crystals, this is truly a dazzling show!  You’ve got until 3rd February, 2018 to see this!

Dreamgirls – Savoy Theatre 

Dreamgirls is set in 1960s America with the dawning of the R&B era and follows a trio of Chicago girls who sing in various competitions, following their success and then the downfalls of fame and it is said to be loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes.  Opening first on Broadway in 1981, it was adapted into a film starring none other than Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson in 2006 and is now wowing audiences in London.  You’ve got to get a move on to see this, though – it closes in October, 2017.

The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre 

Believe it or not but this show opened in September, 1999 and has been thrilling young and old alike ever since!  It is based on the Disney film, The Lion King, telling the story of Simba and his adventure growing from a wide-eyed cub into his destined role as King of the Pridelands.  It is set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and features music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice – a fabulous show for all the family.

The Mousetrap – St. Martin’s Theatre 

The Mousetrap is the longest running show of any kind in the world and is currently in its 64th year!  A classic whodunit written by Agatha Christie, it has now reached over 26,000 performances and is currently booking until January, 2019!  A brilliant show which keeps you guessing right to the very end!  (But we won’t let on ‘whodunit’!)

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