Top London Shows - June 2016
Last month we saw dramatic changes in our chart of top 12 West End theatre shows. This month things have settled down a little in time for a summer of theatrical fun and entertainment. And, as usual, we have some generous offers for our customers to take advantage of. Here's what's hottest in London for June 2016, a chart based on our ticket sales for May 2016. Here's what people like you most want to see.
Number one for the second month running, Shakespeare's most popular love story-come-tragedy is by far our most popular show this time around. It's part of the brilliant Kenneth Branagh Theatre Season and it's also helping theatreland celebrate the Bard's 400th anniversary, a potent combination that's filling the house night after night. This is a totally delightful production rich in legendary Shakespeare magic. Thank you, Mr Branagh.
Romeo and Juliet Tickets
BBC Radio 4 featured Berry Gordy on its famous Desert Island Discs programme in May, which probably boosted ticket sales for this exceptional jukebox musical that's already entertained thousands of soul music lovers. My Gordy was a true gentleman and delivered some fascinating insights into a glittering career in the music business. Long may he live and prosper. The show he inspired is certainly pulling out all the stops, and it's number two for the second month running.
Number three last time and holding onto its position for another month, a no booking fee offer on this splendid production delivers a hugely pleasurable bargain of a show. Grab tickets while you can, since the run finishes at the end of June. It's a classic, always loved by audiences, endlessly fascinating and one of the best-known plays to flow from the talented pen of Christopher Marlowe all those centuries ago. Don't miss it.
Doctor Faustus Tickets
New in at number four for June and the remarkable Jesse Eisenberg’s third play, this masterpiece cements his reputation as a hugely talented playwright whose tragic-hilarious plays explore the hidden questions behind privileged America. It also dives confidently into tricky questions about the nature of family and relationships, and right now we're selling tickets at as much as 63% off. A great way to enjoy a piece of pure theatrical class.
The Spoils Tickets
Last month’s number 9, this one has shot up our chart this time around. British comedy continues to deliver in spades thanks to the latest in an hilarious series of eccentric productions from the highly respected Mischief Theatre Company. They created the multi-award-winning The Play that Goes Wrong as well as Peter Pan Goes Wrong, and the formula just keeps on giving. Why is it always so funny when things go pear-shaped? Come and see for yourself.
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery Tickets
After a short spell away from our top 12, Carole King's life story is back again at number six, a gorgeous jukebox musical featuring oodles of the songstress's finest and best loved tunes. You'll leave the theatre with a song in your heart and a spring in your step, and you'll be singing for weeks afterwards. That's what a top class musical theatre show does, and this definitely one is one of those, hands down.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Tickets
This brilliantly funny and insightful comedy remains in our chart for the third month running, having consistently wowed audiences since 2011 with no signs of stopping. We have a no booking fee offer on the show, which is set to boost ticket sales even further. If you haven't seen this quirky comedy yet, now's your chance to experience the fun and games at a low, low price. Laugh? You'll split your sides if the critics have anything to do with it.
The Book of Mormon Tickets
Another classic stage musical that has clocked up three consecutive months in our chart, the Lion King is still one of the favourite shows for youngsters, a glorious story of friendship and the triumph of good over evil. You'll discover the adventures of the young lion Simba, his dad Mufasa, wicked uncle, Scar and more as the baddies plot to take over the throne. Do they manage it?
The Lion King Tickets
Roald Dahl's wonderful comedy appeals just as much to grown-ups as it does to children and teens, and the extraordinary costumes and sets this show reveals are already a legend in their own lifetime. It's fun, sparkly, amusing and highly creative, and audience simply drink in the remarkable atmosphere. What a story. What a show. It's perfect for the summer holidays and we predict it'll stick around in our chart for the rest of the summer.
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Tickets
Part of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Season, this is the second Brahagh masterpiece to grace our chart for June. And it's been here for three months in a row, the sign of an exceptional piece of stage entertainment. John Osborne is the play's creator, it stars Branagh himself as Archie Rice, and theatre luminaries Jonah Hauer-King, John Hurt, Crispin Letts, Sophie Mcshera and Greta Scacchi make for an unforgettable event. And it isn't even on stage yet... August is the month, but we think it's wise to buy tickets now.
The Entertainer Tickets
Our show of the month with tickets up to 50% off, Jersey Boys is still making waves as a classic jukebox musical. It tells the story of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, the sweet soul outfit that delighted a generation, whose songs are still played with great pleasure to this day. Stardom, however, isn't always easily won, and this gritty tale highlights the pitfalls faced by the band. Simply brilliant, well worth seeing.
Jersey Boys Tickets
If you haven't booked tickets yet, our no booking fee offer continues. Last month's number four, this crazy comedy is having an excellent run and seems to have an endless appeal, no wonder when everything that can go wrong, does. When a hopelessly inept theatre company decides to put on a play, everything they touch fails to hilarious effect. And it's all down to Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, members of the excellent Mischief Theatre Company and the show's creators.
The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets
The weather is warming up nicely and the city of London is preparing for a busy summer, with millions of visitors tipped to visit the capital. Take advantage of our no booking fee and other special offers and make your next trip to town the best ever. The nights are getting lighter, later. The atmosphere is thrilling. And we have another fabulous run of fun on the cards for lovers of musical theatre, comedy, drama and fantasy, something for every age and taste. See you soon!