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Top London Shows - January 2013

Thriller Live What’s hot in the West End this month? Here are our tips for the top shows in theatreland from December 2012, based on the productions our theatregoing clients rated the highest. Hold onto your hats and enjoy the ride with the twelve shows that are causing the biggest stir in town, including well-loved classics and the most popular new kids on the block, fabulous shows that have opened recently to rave reviews.

1. Thriller Live
Thriller Live The supremely talented and tragic Michael Jackson’s memory lives on through this smash hit of a musical featuring a host of the great man’s funkiest and finest chart toppers.
2. The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black The show that has already chilled the hearts and souls of countless thousands of theatregoers continues to weave its spooky stage magic… not for the faint hearted!
3. We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You Queen’s greatest hits form a top quality musical backdrop for this fascinating and fun futuristic tale of rebellious rockers trapped in dull, predictable Ga Ga World.
4. The Audience
The Audience Queen Elizabeth’s private conversations with her Prime Ministers have been re-imagined this critically acclaimed play that’s as intimate as it is explosive, a real creative tour de force.
5. Stomp
Stomp It’s colourful. It’s loud. It’s brash. You’ll love this dance-fuelled musical theatre masterpiece packed solid with dramatic choreographed percussion, action and physical comedy.
6. Spamalot
Spamalot If you like your comedy as silly as it gets this is for you, award winning funny stuff from the pen of Monty Python’s Eric Idle and the equally silly musical genius John Du Prez.
7. Top Hat
Top Hat Revel in the glorious glamour of the magical Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with a show that’s widely acknowledged as one of the best dance musicals… ever!
8. The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps A spoof spy thriller that continues to draw huge crowds, this incredible production features just four actors in a frenzy of hilarious and seriously creative action.
9. The Lion King
The Lion King Great music, great lyrics, wonderful stage sets, stunning costumes and superb acting makes this one of the best loved shows in town, a huge hit with children.
10. Phantom of the Opera
Phantom of the Opera Lloyd Webber’s tragic tale of unrequited love continues to thrill audiences night after night with beautiful music, compelling characters and ethereal stage sets stealing the show.
11. Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire Adapted from the Oscar winning film, the stage version is a real emotional rollercoaster that re-tells the story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams' ambitions to become the fastest men on earth.
12. Les Miserables
Les Miserables Whisk yourself away to nineteenth century Paris and witness the dramatic tale of Jean Valjean, rebel and ex-convict, in his search for redemption. It’s stirring stuff and there’s rarely a dry eye in the house!

What’s your current favourite West End show? Come back next month and see what’s new in our top 12 shows for January 2013.