Top London Shows - April 2015
The capital is buzzing, the weather is warming, the city's streets are bright and vivid. London starts coming to lovely green life at this time of year and everyone's off to the theatre. Come join the bustle and sample our unique, world class theatreland vibe, with a juicy choice of top class shows to enjoy. Here are our top twelve best sellers for last month, our customers' favourites.
Last month's number one, Mark Haddon's eccentric exploration of a very special boy's odd world hangs onto the top spot this month. Charming and touching, funny and compelling, you'll love it whether or not you've read the book. The remarkable Christopher, star of the show, brings all his unusual powers to bear to solve the murder of a neighbour's dog. It's inventive and moving, a quirky show well worthy of our number one position.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Tickets
New in at number two, you're in for a fiery treat with this one. You know that feeling when you roll out of the theatre fizzing with excitement? Prepare yourself for an epic dance experience that leaves audiences breathless in admiration and absolutely dying to have a go! Following a sell-out West End run in 2014, Michael Flatley’s latest smash returns to the Dominion Theatre, a masterpiece of precision illustrating the dancers' remarkable skills to heart-stopping perfection. Go now!
Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games Tickets
Last month's show of the month with tickets from just fifteen quid, this cheerful, hit-packed jukebox musical continues to delight, keeping its number three position. The amazing story of The Kinks, one of Britain's biggest chart hitters of the 1960s, is attracting big audiences. Whether or not you remember them way back in their glory days, it's a compelling trip down memory lane to a time when the new music scene was nothing short of revolutionary. And we still have tickets at up to 44% off.
Sunny Afternoon Tickets
Back again from nowhere. This show really is a classic. And people from all over the world are still flocking to experience the heartwarming tale of a pride of African lions whose young cub prince is tricked into believing he caused his father's death. He flees, abandoning his destiny as the future king. The adventures that follow have inspired literally millions of kids and grown ups. If you find yourself humming one of the show tunes, you're far from alone. Pure fantasy. What a treat.
The Lion King Tickets
At number 7 last time, Michael Jackson's greatest hits continue to delight disco -hungry theatregoers and dedicated Jackson fans. It's also hugely popular with more or less everyone who was around to hear his songs storm the charts. Forget plots. Forget facts. This is a fantastic, inspirational, passionate, relentless stream of Michael Jackson brilliance. You will leave the theatre buzzing after a top night of feel-good musical indulgence.
Thriller – Live Tickets
She worked her way into the record business as a teen. Her first chart smash, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, hit the scene when she was just seventeen. By the time Carole King was in her twenties she was already on her way to becoming a song writing and performing legend. Everything was rosy until her personal life began to break open at the seams. Was writing hits for stars like Aretha Franklin, the Monkees and the Drifters her true voice? Apparently not...
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Tickets
No booking fees throughout March boosted this hilarious comedy into seventh place as comedy-seekers voted with their feet. When Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society try to put on a complicated 1920s murder mystery, having come into a useful sum of cash, their usual level of chaos ensues. Can the hapless amateurs actually get to the final curtain or will they fall at the final fence? Great fun, a laugh a minute, a proper traditional farce with lots of energy and verve.
The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets
Everything's coming up roses for Gypsy Rose Lee... or is it? This splendid show has just opened and it's winning hearts and minds already, fresh into our chart at number eight. Based on a true story, Gypsy was written in 1959, a deliciously lavish musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents. That's what we call a great pedigree. You'll love the colourful story of the famous striptease artist, her obsessions, successes and failures, life and times.
Gypsy the Musical Tickets
Les Miserables – It's back! No surprise really, when Les Mis has been in and out of our chart right from the start. It's difficult to pin down the appeal of this fantastically dramatic show but whatever it is, it crosses borders and cultures. People from all over the planet have seen it, millions adore it and none of us who have experienced it can forget it. A big, bold, energetic, warm musical with a thrilling plot at it's heart, legendary show tunes and plenty of thrilling tension.
Les Miserables Tickets
With tickets up to 31% off in March, Mamma Mia stays in our chart for the second month running, a real crowd pleaser of a musical. At number 8 last time, it's still effortlessly drawing big, enthusiastic crowds. More than 54 million people have seen it so far and it's appeal isn't slowing. Far from it. If you fancy a summer romp in a summer setting with a fun plot and plenty of laughs, go see it. It's stuffed full of Abba hits too, a disco party on the stage.
Mamma Mia! Tickets
It's ironic. The minute a show's closure is announced, we get a run on tickets. This is your last chance to see this fun musical based on the 2010 movie of the same name, itself inspired by the real life Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968. It's a cheery musical and the fact the story's true lends it an extra edge. What's the story? When Rita becomes a union leader amidst the strike, things get interesting. Bring on the revolution, sisters! See it while you can – it closes on 11th April.
Made in Dagenham Tickets
Fancy exercising your funny bone? No problem. Try this for size, a supremely silly story about a couple of naive Mormons and their doomed efforts to convert a bunch of stubborn African natives. If you're a South Park fan it'll strike a chord with its laugh out loud absurdities and quirky humour. A particularly fine piece of religious satire, it was won an impressive nine Tony awards. Why not giggle your way over here and get your laughing gear around a comedy classic in the making?
The Book of Mormon Tickets
What's on the horizon? Our hottest tip and show of the month is Jersey Boys, a gritty, true-to-life jukebox musical covering the rise and rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, seventies soul brothers of the highest order. Personal, insightful, fascinating and unforgettable, if you love sweet 1970s chart soul and like a true story, it'll put a smile on your face. Come back next time and see what's changed. In the meantime grab your best value theatre tickets here. Happy showtime!