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Top London Shows - February 2014

The Lion King With Christmas a dim memory and the New Year well underway, London’s theatreland is looking forward to spring. The area’s many fine theatres are packed to the rafters as usual, and the people who buy theatre tickets with us have been voting with their feet throughout January. Here are our customers’ top 12 shows for the past month, all rated highly for excellent entertainment value whether it’s laughter, tears or both.

1. The Lion King
The Lion King Last month’s number three, The Lion King returns yet again to the number one spot, and it’s becoming a regular occurrence. Plenty of people took full advantage of our ‘no booking fee’ offer throughout January and we predict we’ll see the show topping the chart again, with the offer continuing right through ‘til late March. If your little ones haven’t enjoyed this very special adventure yet, book now.
The Lion King Tickets
2. Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit A brand new production of Noel Coward’s classic Blithe Spirit opens its doors to an excited public on 1st March. Why all the fuss? As well as being an enduringly popular play it stars the theatre legend, Oscar winning actress and five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury. She’s on the London stage for the first time in four decades playing the role of Madame Arcati. Quite simply marvellous!
Blithe Spirit Tickets
3. Strangers On A Train
Strangers On A Train This tight, tense, scary tale of murder and mayhem closes on 22nd February. If you adore a top class psychological drama this one’s for you, so get your skates on. Last month’s number five in our chart, it’s all about a seemingly innocent conversation which turns into a nightmare for the hapless Guy Haines when he meets the unpleasant and downright dangerous Charles Bruno on a train journey.
Strangers On A Train Tickets
4. Henry V
Henry V Last month’s number one, Henry V is completely, totally and utterly sold out. If you missed this splendid production, you’re too late. The play finally closes its doors on 15th February, marking the end of the Michael Grandage season. It will be sadly missed, but there’s almost always a Shakespeare play of one sort or another on in theatreland. Watch this space for more of The Bard’s masterpieces.
Henry V Tickets
5. Thriller – Live
Thriller – Live With Thriller Live tickets on offer for as much as 40% off until the end of March, this one’s one to watch for February. Last month’s number ten, it has been up and down our chart like a yo-yo for a long time and promises to keep on surprising us. With a non-stop blast of massively funky Jackson classics and choreography to match, it just keeps on giving. Fantastic.
Thriller – Live Tickets
6. Jeeves and Wooster
Jeeves and Wooster Last month’s number four, Jeeves and Wooster continues to make audiences laugh out loud at the Duke of York’s Theatre, in splendidly silly style. Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen take the stage for a very special adventure involving ghastly girls, monstrous mistakes, newt-fancying friends and a brush with the spectre of marriage that’s far too close for comfort. Hilarious!
Jeeves and Wooster Tickets
7. Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical Kids are raising the rafters at the Cambridge Theatre at the funny, fun, heartwarming tale of naughty, clever Matilda who gets the better of the grow-ups. Last month’s number 11, it’s a fabulous show from start to finish. Slightly different from the movie but absolutely true to Roald Dahl’s remarkable story, it comes complete with seriously impressive child actors and brilliant choreography.
Matilda The Musical Tickets
8. We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You Are you a rock fiend? If so last month’s number 8 (and the same this month) will thrill you, especially when there’s as much as 38% off tickets. Our special offer runs until April so there’s still time to enjoy this ever-popular rock fest at a bargain price. Ben Elton’s quirky script plus the music of Queen make this a must for anyone who considers themselves a rebel, with or without a cause.
We Will Rock You Tickets
9. Phantom of the Opera
Phantom of the Opera Despite its popularity there are still a few millions of us who haven’t seen Andrew Lloyd Webber’s all-time classic musical yet! The Phantom sat at number nine in last month’s chart too, testament to its seemingly endless popularity. A great story, amazing stage sets, beautiful tunes, stunning singing and a story that’ll break your heart. Perfect, especially with ticket prices at as much as 15% off. Why not join the rest of the human race and experience The Phantom for yourself?
Phantom of the Opera Tickets
. Wicked
Wicked The perfect West End coming-of-age show for teens, when you book with us Wicked tickets come without a booking fee until April. With Easter on the horizon, how about treating your kids to a show that’ll blow their minds? With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, it’s a thrilling tale inspired by the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire called Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked Tickets
11. The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black Last month’s number twelve, The Woman in Black is still giving audiences the creeps at the Fortune Theatre. When the young lawyer Arthur Kipps, played by Daniel Radcliffe, arrives at a remote village he realises a vengeful ghost - a scorned woman – is haunting the locals. With as much as 32% off tickets until July, there’s no need to be scared by the price of great entertainment.
The Woman in Black Tickets
12. Twelve Angry Men
Twelve Angry Men Last month’s number 7, this seriously good drama is booking until 15 March, a hard-hitting courtroom drama with a twist. Martin Shaw, Jeff Fahey, Nick Moran and Robert Vaughn star as jurors who have to decide the fate of a young man accused of killing his father… but the case is far from open and shut. Why not give your brain a good work out with this critically acclaimed play?
Twelve Angry Men Tickets

According to the media, West End theatre ticket sales are at an all-time record high. The box office figures for 2013, which were released by the Society of London Theatre last week, showed audiences were up 4% on the previous year at a massive 14,587,276 with ticket sales up 11%, totalling almost six hundred million pounds. Wow. It just goes to show how difficult it is to resist some of the best theatre on the planet. What’ll happen this month? Come back in March and see.